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Boards & Commissions
Harrisonville Municipal Government is assisted by a variety of boards and commissions which play key roles in conducting city business. Some work relatively independently, while others work closely with City departments.

Boards & Commission Members as of May 21, 2019.


Serve on a Board or Commission
If you are interested in serving on one of our volunteer boards and commissions, please complete an application and turn it in to the City Clerk.

Board of Building & Engineering Appeals

Meetings
The Board of Building and Engineering Appeals meets at the request of the chair.

Responsibilities
The Board of Building and Engineering Appeals hears appeals to adopted building code interpretation decisions made by the Building Official and holds hearings of determination and order for dangerous structure repair or demolition as per Harrisonville Municipal Code Chapter 510.

Board Members
Members
Term Expiration
Mike Cox, Chair
March 2024
Tony Meister, Vice Chair
March 2020
John Foster March 2022
Vince Farr (Alternate) March 2021
Bryan Wooten March 2021
Jeff Cryderman March 2023
Kevin Stucker (Alternate) March 2020
Staff: Chris Arthur, Building Official  
Secretary: Jamie Martin, Community Development  



Board of Zoning Adjustments

Meetings
The Board of Zoning Adjustments meets on the second Tuesday of each month as needed at City Hall.

Duties & Responsibilities
The Board of Zoning Adjustments' duties are to hold hearings and make decisions concerning requests for variances from the zoning ordinance. Such variances are not granted for specific uses, but from requests concerning specific performance criteria such as setbacks or height requirements.

Board Members
The Board of Zoning Adjustments is a five-member body appointed by the mayor with approval of the Board of Aldermen.
Members
Term Expiration
Jerry Saling (Alternate)
October 2023
Shannon Sipple October 2020
Jennifer Peters October 2020
Chris O'Connell, Chairman October 2020
Viola Wieberg October 2021
Norma Keltner October 2021
Staff: Roger Kroh, Community Development Planner  
Secretary: Jaime Martin, Community Development  



Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board

Board Members
Members
Term Expiration
Vanessa Hargrave
August 2018
VACANT
August 2018
VACANT
August 2018
VACANT August 2019
Larry Snider August 2019
Dan Erholz, School Board Representative August 2020
Chris Lang - One Taxing Entity Representative
August 2020
 Staff - Roger Kroh, Community Development Planner  
 Secretary - Randall Jones, City Clerk  



Historic Preservation Commission

Meetings
The Historic Preservation Commission meets at least quarterly. Regular meeting dates are the first Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at city hall.

Duties & Responsibilities
The duties of the Historic Preservation Commission are to keep an inventory of all historic properties within the community and to make recommendations concerning historic preservation planning issues.

This commission also recommends to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Aldermen concerning amendments to the historic preservation ordinance, including the rezoning of new historic (H-1) districts.

The Historic Preservation Commission also reviews proposed alterations to the exteriors of properties within the H-1 zoning districts, granting approval for these with a permit called a Certificate of Appropriateness. Get the application here.

Construction/Remodel Regulated Work
District Regulation Overview
Type of Work
Design Guidelines

Board Members
The Historic Preservation Commission is a seven-member body appointed by the mayor with approval from the Board of Aldermen.
Members
Term Expiration
Claudia Kauzlarich May 2021
April McLaughlin May 2021
Bill Woods May 2022
Julie Cooper May 2022
Michael Weaver May 2020
Robert Wiseman May 2020
David Atkinson May 2020
Gary Davidson - Alternate (Alderman Liaison) April 2023
Staff: Roger Kroh, Community Development Planner
Secretary: Jamie Martin, Community Development



Park Board

Meetings
The Park Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at the Community Center.

Responsibilities

The Park Board is a 10-member body appointed by the mayor with approval of the Board of Aldermen. The Park Board is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Harrisonville Parks and Recreation Department, including park maintenance and recreation programs.

Board Members
Members
Term Expiration  
Sandy Franklin                  June 2022

Frank DeMoro II           

                   June 2021
 
David Atkinson                                            June 2021
Cathy Faris, Chairman                                June 2021
Brent Caruthers                                           June 2019
Ed Roberts                                                  June 2019
Clint Miller, Vice Chair                                 June 2019
Laura Frees                                                June 2020
Don Allen                                                    June 2020
Martin Parks                                        
                 June 2020
Matt Turner, Alderman Liaison  
Staff -- Chris Deal, Parks and Recreation Director  
Secretary -- Amy Fuller  


Planning & Zoning Commission

Meetings
The Planning and Zoning Commission meets the third Thursday of each month at City Hall.

Duties & Responsibilities
The Planning and Zoning Commission's duties are to oversee the development and update of the city's General Development Plan, and to make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen concerning the adoption of zoning and subdivision regulations.

The commission also makes recommendations to the Board of Aldermen on individual rezoning and platting cases under the auspices of these regulations.

From time to time, the commission will review and make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen on capital improvements and annexation issues.

Board Members
The Planning and Zoning Commission is a nine-member body, six of which are appointed by the mayor with the approval of the Board of Aldermen. The remaining three members include the mayor, a member of the Board of Aldermen selected by the board, and the city administrator.
Members
Term Expiration
Virgil Butler November 2021
Barrett Welton
November 2021
Jim Proctor November 2021
Chuck Jones November 2022
Chris Chiodini, Chairman November 2022
Dorothy Young November 2022
Scott Milner November 2019
Cheryl Bush November 2021
Judy Bowman, Mayor  
Matt Turner, Alderman Liaison  
Staff: Roger Kroh, Community Development Planner
 
Secretary: Jamie Martin, Community Development  



TIF Commission

Meetings
The TIF Commission meets as needed.

Duties & Responsibilities
The TIF Commission considers requests from developers for tax increment financing of new industrial and commercial developments in the city. They gather, analyze and review data and take public testimony before making a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen regarding the request.

Board Members
The TIF Commission is an 11-member board. Six members are appointed by the Harrisonville Board of Aldermen, two by the Harrisonville School District, two by Cass County, and one from another taxing jurisdiction. Members serve staggered terms of four years each.
Members
Term Expiration
Chris O'Connell September 2019            
VACANT September 2019
Virgil Butler September 2020
Lester Unruh September 2020
Dorothy Young - Chairman
September 2021
Morris Coburn September 2021
Two School District Appointments - Paul Mensching & Jason Eggers  
Two County Appointments - Monty Kisner and Obie Carl  
Rob Greenwood -  Appointment From Other Taxing Jurisdictions  

Industrial Development Authority

Board Members
Members
Term Expiration
Chris Wolff
November 2020
Vanessa Hargrave November 2020
VACANT November 2022
VACANT November 2022
Larry Snider - President November 2019
Staff: Roger Kroh, Community Development Planner
Secretary: Randall K. Jones, City Clerk