City Boards & Commissions

City Boards & Commissions

The City of Marengo has a number of voluntary boards and commissions that help advise City Council and city staff during the decision and rule-making process. 

Board   Meeting Time   Meeting Day   Meeting Location   Length of Term   Restrictions on Membership
Board of Adjustment                                  As Needed                                As Needed                                                         City Council Chambers                                                 Not Established In City Code                                  Five (5) City Residents, 2 Rural Residents in Marengo Zoning Code Jurisdiction appointed by the County Board of Supervisors
Library Board of Trustees   7:00 p.m.   Wednesday preceding the 2nd Monday of every month   Marengo Public Library  

Six (6) Years; Commencing July 1

  Over Twenty-one (21) Years Old
Marengo Recreation Commission (MRC)   6:00 p.m.   Wednesday on the 3rd week of the month   Marengo Public Library   Three (3) Years   Resident of Iowa Valley School District
Planning & Zoning Commission   As Needed   As Needed   City Council Chambers   Five (5) Years   Seven (7) City Residents, 1 Member of the County Board of Supervisors or their Designee, 1 Rural Resident in Marengo Zoning Code Jurisdiction

The various boards and commissions do occassionally have a vacant position come open. When that happens, the Mayor decides on an individual they would like to appoint to fill the vacancy. City staff places the requested appointment on the agenda at the next City Council meeting and the City Council votes to either approve or deny the appointment.

To improve the process of finding applicants, city staff now collects applications to keep on file. At the time of a vacancy, staff will pull out the list of applicants and provide that list to the Mayor. Staff or the Mayor will contact the applicant to verify they are still interested in sitting on the board before being placed in front of the City Council for approval. To remain clear, submitting an application is not an automatic acceptance of the position.

If you are interested in submitting your name to the list for membership on a board or commission, click here to get the Board Application form. You can then print the form, fill it out, and deliver it to City Hall at 153 E. Main St.