Polk appearance commission looks to expand 

Published 11:06 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Commission wants to increase to nine members 


COLUMBUS—The Polk County Appearance Commission is looking to expand from seven members to nine, as well as make other changes to its bylaws.  

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The Polk County Board of Commissioners met Monday and heard from county attorney Jana Berg about the appearance commission’s request.  

Berg said the commission is looking to bump its members from seven to nine in an attempt to make sure all the county’s six townships are represented. She also said they would like to have a treasurer and want to add duties to the vice chair person as well as appointing a grant administrator.  

The Polk County Appearance Commission now has 501(c)(3) status, which means the commission has new requirements, according to Berg.  

Commissioners did not vote to change the bylaws this week, but will review the changes and vote at a later meeting.  

Polk County’s Appearance Commission was established to enhance the appearance of Polk County by advising and implementing programs of general community beautification.  

Members are appointed by the county board of commissioners and must be willing to spend time promoting the commission’s programs. The appearance commission meets on the second Tuesdays of the month at the First Peak Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m.  

Members of the appearance commission serve two-year terms.