Boards & Commissions

Boards & Commissions

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City Hall
333 Water Street
PO Box 120

Belton, TX  76513

Ph: 254-933-5812
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Boards & Commissions
Board and commission agendas posted 72 hours in advance on the bulletin board at Belton City Hall, 333 Water Street, and online at the city’s website. Contact the city clerk at 933-5817 for verification of meeting dates and times, or additional information regarding a board or commission. 
If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please fill out an APPLICATION.


Belton City Council
The Belton City Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Wright Room of the Harris Community Center, 401 North Alexander Street. 

Bell County Health District Board of Directors (3-year terms)

The Bell County Health District Board is an administrative body that governs the operation of the Health District. Each full member of the Health District appoints a voting representative to the board, except for Bell County, which appoints two (representatives must live in the Health District for at least three years prior to the date of appointment).
The Board of Health meets in the Administrative offices of the Health District quarterly on the second Monday of March, June, September and December.  Applicants must be 18 or older.
City Council appoints one member and one alternate.

Bell County Tax Appraisal District Board of Directors  (2-year terms)

The Bell County Tax Appraisal District Board of Directors hires the chief appraiser, and approves the District's budget. Directors do not have authority to set values or appraisal methods. Applicants must be 18 or older and live within the boundary of the Belton Independent School District.
City Council appoints one member in conjunction with Belton ISD.

BEDC Board of Directors (3-year terms)
The Board of Directors for the Belton Economic Development Board consists of five members, who are appointed by the City Council. The Corporation is the policy making body for the Belton Economic Development Corporation. It assists in promoting and enhancing economic development for the City of Belton. The daily operations of the Corporation are administered by the Executive Director and his or her staff. Applicants must be 18 or older and must meet at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Serve, or have served, as the Chief Executive Officer of a company; or
  • Serve, or have served, in a position of executive management of a company; or
  • Serve, or have served, in a professional capacity; or
  • Have experience equivalent to any of the above qualifications.

Liaison: Executive Director, Belton Economic Development Corporation

Buildings and Standards Commission (2-year terms)

The Buildings and Standards Commission considers appeals related to the repair, vacation or demolition of any building or portion thereof. This board meets as needed, and its five members (and four alternates) are appointed by the City Council. To be considered for appointment to the Building and Standards Commission, applicants must 18 or older. Appeals may be presented to District Court.
Staff Liaison: Building Official

Central Texas Housing Consortium Board (2-year terms)

The Belton Housing Authority and Temple Housing Authority comprise the Central Texas Housing Consortium.  The mayor of each city appoints Commissioners to serve on the Board, the policy-making body of the public housing authority.  Commissioners may not be an employee or officer of the City.
City Council appoints one member.

Civil Service Commission (3-year terms)

Belton, a Civil Service city for Police and Fire (see Chapter 143 of the Texas Local Government Code), has three-member Civil Service Commission, which adopts, maintains, and enforces rules that govern the hiring and promotional process of civil service employees. The Board meets in January of each year and additionally as needed. 
Duties of the Civil Service Commission:

  • Appointment of a Civil Service Director
  • Approve Local Civil Service rules and regulations
  • Provide for a classification system for both the Fire and Police Departments
  • Conduct investigations and/or hearings relating to the administration of Civil Service

To be considered for appointment as a member of the Civil Service Commission, applicants must be 18 or older and a resident of Belton.
Staff Liaison: Director of Human Resources

Electrical Board (2-year terms)
The Electrical Board meets on an as-needed basis to hear appeals of decisions made by the Electrical Inspector. The Electrical Board may confirm, reverse or modify an order of the Electrical Inspector. Reversals and modifications occur when enforcement would do manifest injustice and would be contrary to the spirit and purpose of the Electric Code and public interest.

Board members shall consist of (1) a Master Electrician with at least five years of experience, (2) a Journeyman Electrician with at least three years of experience, (3) an Electric Company representative, (4) a person with at least five years experience in building construction, and (5) the Fire Marshal or Fire Chief. The City Inspector serves on the Board in an ex-officio capacity.
Staff Liaison: Building Official

Ethics Commission (1-year terms)

The Ethics Commission is a seven-member advisory board to the City Council. It provides policy guidance on the Ethics Ordinance and considers complaints filed in accordance with the Ordinance.
Each City Council member nominates a person to serve on the Commission. Nominees are confirmed by majority vote of the Council. Terms are aligned with Council elections. The Commission meets
at least once each year to review the Ethics Ordinance and as needed to consider complaints related to the Ethics Ordinance. Applicants must be 18 or older and a resident of Belton.
Staff Liaisons: City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk

Hill Country Transit Board of Directors Representative (4-year terms)

Hill Country Transit District (HCTD), a political subdivision of Texas, is a regional transit system that provides rural, urban fixed route, and ADA complementary transit service in Central Texas area. HCTD is governed by a Board of Directors, which includes representation from each county and major city it serves. Applicants to serve as Belton’s representative must be 18 or older and live within the Belton city limits.
City Council appoints one member.

Historic Preservation Commission (2-year terms)

The Historic Preservation Commission considers items related to the reconstruction, alteration, demolition, and occupancy of structures located within historical districts, and provides input concerning the City’s historic preservation program. Its five-member board, appointed by the City Council, meets at 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.
To be considered for appointment on the Historic Preservation Commission, applicants must 18 or older and a resident of Belton for a minimum of 12 months. Persons with a demonstrated interest or knowledge of preservation-related fields such as architecture, history, archaeology, planning or urban or community design are preferred. At least one member shall be an owner-occupant of a property with historic overlay zoning.

Staff Liaison: Historic Preservation Officer/Planner

Lena Armstrong Public Library Board of Directors

The Library Board is a seven-members advisory board to the Belton City Council. It develops Library policy, which is manifest through Library services and programs. Board members are community advocates for the Library and help to promote Library services and special events. The Board meets quarterly, or more often as needed. Applicants must be 18 or older and live within the Belton Independent School District boundary.
Staff Liaison: Director of Library Services

Parks Board (2-year terms)
The Parks Board is an advisory board to the Belton City Council. It provides policy guidance for the Parks Master Plan, which addresses the development, improvement and maintenance of parks, trails, playgrounds, and athletic complexes. The Board has an administrative role with local youth sport associations and with community projects in parks. It may also recommend additions and amendments to City ordinances.
The Parks Board is comprised of five members. Meetings are on the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Applicants must be 18 or older to be appointed to the Parks Board.

Staff Liaison: Director of Parks and Recreation

Planning & Zoning Commission (2-year terms)

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Wright Room at the Harris Community Center, 401 N. Alexander Street.
The Commission is an advisory board to the City Council. It
provides policy guidance for the Comprehensive Plan, a long range plan that directs the future growth in the community, and recommends action to the Council on zoning, plats and the subdividing of land within the City limits and the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City. Appeals of decisions may be presented to the City Council.

This commission consists of nine members, each appointed by the City Council. To be considered for an appointment on the Commission, applicants must be 18 or older and a registered voter in the City of Belton.
Staff Liaison: Director of Planning

Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board of Directors (2-year terms)

The Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Board of Directors consists of five members and two ex officio members. Three members are appointed by the City Council, and two members are appointed by the Bell County Commissioners Court. The Belton mayor and city manager are ex officio members of the Board. The TIRZ Board makes recommendations to the City Council concerning the administration of the Zone. It considers a plan for projects and financing for the Zone. The plan and any amendments are considered by the City Council for final approval. Applicants must:

  • be a qualified voter of the City of Belton;
  • be at least 18; and
  • own real property in the zone, or be an employee or agent of a person who owns real property in the zone.

Staff Liaisons: City Manager, Director of Finance

Youth Advisory Commission (1-year terms)
The Youth Advisory Commission (YAC) is comprised of high school students residing in the Belton Independent School District. It advises the City Council on issues important to youth. YAC develops youth leaders who are committed to learning about local government and fulfilling a role in it. YAC members coordinate the City’s annual One Community One Day event, a service day where volunteers assist residents with yard work or other projects. Applicants must be enrolled in grades 9-12 and either attend school in the Belton Independent School District, or be a Belton resident that attends home school or a private school. YAC meetings are on the third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. (September through May).

Staff Liaison: Events Coordinator – Parks and Recreation

Zoning Board of Adjustment (2-year terms)
The Zoning Board of Adjustment considers appeals related to building permits and the Zoning Ordinance. This committee of five people (and two alternates) meets on an as-needed basis. Applicants must be 18 or older, and may not hold any other City office. A former member of the City Council may serve as a member of the board one year after the completion of his or her Council term. Appeals of decisions may be presented to District Court.

Staff Liaison: Director of Planning