The City of Minneapolis currently has one vacancy on the Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (MTN) and two vacancies on the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee to the Mayor and City Council. Applications for the MTN vacancy are due by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2005. And, applications for the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee are due by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2005. Please see below for more information and contact information for the vacancies. And please check this link frequently for current vacancy notices for Minneapolis Open Appointment Boards and Commissions. www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/boards-and-commissions/open/
MINNEAPOLIS TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK (MTN)
C John Harrison, (612) 673-2906
Application forms are available from the City's web site at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/boards-and-commissions/open/
and from the office of the City Clerk, Room 304 City Hall, 350 Fifth Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382, (673-3358). Hearing impaired persons may call TDD 673-2626 between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, or the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529 to reach any of the numbers listed here. Completed applications are returned to the City Clerk. Recommendations are forwarded to the Ways and Means/Budget Committee and then to the full Council for final confirmation.
Minneapolis Television Network (MTN) is a Public Non-Profit Corporation (PNC). The Articles of Incorporation authorize the corporation: (1) to promote the use of cable communication systems for community and public access in the City of Minneapolis; (2) to address the information and cultural needs of residents, businesses, non-profit organizations, and governmental bodies; (3) to regulate, control and manage dedicated public channels; and (4) to make recommendations on other franchise issues.
The MTN is comprised of nine members (+ 3 - ex-officio), five appointed by the City Council, 3 Mayoral Appointments, and one joint Council President and Mayor, each serving four year terms. Directors shall be individuals who live, work or are engaged in business within the City of Minneapolis. The Articles of Incorporation contain a conflict of interest statement which prohibits directors from having a financial interest in any entity engaged in, or doing business with, cable television in Minnesota.
Regular meetings are held the second Thursday of the month. Members also participate in monthly committee activities. For more information about the activities of the Minneapolis Television Network, call C John Harrison at 673-2906.
One position is vacant and the term will expire February 13, 2008. Persons may apply on their own behalf or nominate another person. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2005.
This information is available on ASCII disk, cassette tape, Braille, or Large Print upon request.
SENIOR CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
Ward 3, 4
Stacy Schmidt, Senior Ombudsman Program Aide, 612-673-3757
Mayor and Council President jointly
Application forms are available on the City Web site at: www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/boards-and-commissions/open/
and from the office of the City Clerk, Room 304 City Hall, 350 Fifth Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382, (673-3358). Hearing impaired persons may call TTY 673-2626 between 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, or Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529 to reach any of the numbers listed here. Completed applications are returned to the City Clerk and then forwarded to Ruth Kildow, Senior Citizen ombudsman. The Mayor and City Council President jointly nominate members to the Council. Recommendations are forwarded to the Health and Human Services Committee for consideration and then to the full Council for final confirmation. Member term length is two years. Incumbent members are invited to apply for reappointment.
To inform itself about community issues that affect senior citizens; act in the interests of senior citizens generally and avoid acting in the interests of particular groups or individuals; identify
and explore common issues with suburban service providers and elected officials; network with and educate elected officials on the importance of selected policy issues relating to senior citizens using national, state and local research to build a vision of the future for seniors; recommend policy issues and serve as a resource to the Mayor and City Council.
The committee has 23 members appointed jointly by the City Council President and Mayor. Thirteen are qualified seniors, one from each City ward; and ten are representatives from qualified community organizations. Minneapolis residents 55 years of age or older are eligible to apply.
Time and location of meetings are the second Thursday of each month, 1:00 to 2:30, in Room 132 City Hall. For more information about the activities of the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee to the Mayor and City Council, call Ruth Kildow, (612) 673-3004. Information on application procedures is available by calling the Office of the City Clerk at (612) 673-3358.
Representation is required from each ward. Due to under-representation, senior residents from wards 3 and 4 are encouraged to apply. Persons may apply on their own behalf or nominate another person. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, July 1, 2005.
This information is available in ASCII disk, cassette tape, Braille or large print upon request.