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Animal Services Advisory & Appeals BoardThe purpose and scope of the Animal Services Appeals Board is to hear an appeal from any citizen concerning the denial or revocation of their pet's registration for violation of the ordinances pertaining to Animal Services. This Board meets when called by the Chairperson, upon written request of one member of the Board, or when requested by City Council. For more information, please contact Charlene Lovato, Animal Services Manager/Staff Liaison at 972-304-3515.
The Board of Adjustment was created for the purpose of interpreting or modifying zoning regulations in particular cases as circumstances may require in accordance with state law and local ordinances. The board has the powers to subpoena witnesses to hear appeals based on error, grant special exceptions and give variances. The Board also acts as the Building and Standards Commission and has quasi-judicial authority related to substandard housing. The Building and Standards commission is charged with recommending Building Codes and amendments for adoption, and hearing appeals from code interpretations made by the Chief Building Official or Fire Marshal. Any persons jointly or severally aggrieved by any decision of the commission may present a petition to a district court. For more information, contact
Suzanne Arnold, Chief Building Official/Staff Liaison at 972-304-3506.
The board, which is comprised of citizens and elected officials, reviews investigation reports from the Special Counsel and makes final determinations with regard to whether or not a violation of the Code of Conduct has occurred and the penalties to be assessed if an individual is found in violation of the Code. For more information, please contact Mike Land, City Manager/Staff Liaison at 972-304-3618.
The Coppell Recreation Development Corporation is a non-profit corporation incorporated pursuant to and governed by Local Government Code Chapter 505. The CRDC is charged with the responsibility of expending the proceeds of the ½-cent sales tax in accordance with Section 4B for the construction and development of numerous projects as defined by the voter approved proposition and by the City Council. For more information on activities of the Committee, contact Brad Reid, Director of Parks and Recreation/Staff Liaison at 972-462-5100.
The Foundation is incorporated for the purposes set forth in its Certificate of Formation and to support economic and community development growth in the City of Coppell and its extraterritorial jurisdiction. The Foundation is required to hold an annual meeting. Additional meetings will be called by the liaison. For more information, please call Mindi Hurley, Director of Community Development/Staff Liaison, at 972-304-3677.
The Future Oriented Approach to Residential Development (FOARD) Board is a new Board that will evaluate the future needs of the community from a residential housing perspective. The community engagement feedback for the Vision 2040 Strategic Plan identified a need for diverse housing types that can accommodate residents of all ages, fulfilling the promise of Coppell as a Community for a Lifetime. The Board will advise the City Council and make recommendations on matters related to residential housing development/redevelopment. The Board will meet at least quarterly on a schedule determined by the Board members. For more information about the Board, please call Mindi Hurley, Director of Community Development/Staff Liaison, at 972-304-3677.
The Library Board serves as an Advisory Board to the City Council. The Board is responsible for making informed recommendations regarding library services and programs and for being a citizen interface to library staff. The Library Board is comprised of seven (7) regular members, two (2) non-voting alternate members, and two (2) non-voting youth advisors. Youth advisors are in the seventh through eleventh grade and provide a distinct and valuable youth perspective to the Board. The Board meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm. For more information, please contact Dennis Quinn, Library Director/Staff Liaison, 972-304-7030. View current board members.
The Parks and Recreation Board was created for the purpose of advising both the City Council and the Parks and Recreation Department regarding the planning and development of park and recreational facilities, regulations governing their use, and recommending an annual update to the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The Board meets on the first Monday of each month, at 6:30 pm. Special sessions are held as needed. The board is comprised of seven (7) regular voting members, two (2) alternate non-voting members and two (2) youth advisors. Youth advisors are in the seventh through eleventh grade and provide a distinct and valuable youth-focus to the Board. For further information please contact
Brad Reid, Director of Parks and Recreation/Staff Liaison, at 972-462-5100.
The Planning and Zoning Commission's responsibility is to make recommendations to the City Council regarding land use issues, including zoning requests, subdivision plats, changes to the Zoning Ordinance, amendments to and updates of the Comprehensive Master Plan and other items included in the physical development of Coppell. The Commission meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. For more information, please contact Planning staff at 972-304-3678. The
Planning and Zoning Commission Agenda is posted 72 hours prior to the meeting. View current Commission members.
The Smart City Board will evaluate the future needs of the community from a Smart City perspective. Smart City technologies will be key components to the Vision 2040 pillars. The Board will advise the City Council and make a recommendation on matters related to technology that supports the Vision 2040 pillars and goals. The Board will meet
at least quarterly on a schedule determined by the Board. For more
information about the Board, please call Jerod Anderson, Director of
Enterprise Solutions at 972-304-7005.
Special CounselThe Special Counsel is selected from a group of citizen attorneys who volunteer to assist in the initial investigation of any complaint(s) filed under the Code of Conduct Ordinance. For more information, please contact
Mike Land, City Manager/Staff Liaison, at 972-304-3618.
The City of Coppell acknowledges its responsibility to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Thus, in order to assist individuals with disabilities who require special services (i.e. sign interpretative services, alternative audio/visual devices, and amanuenses) for participation in or access to the City of Coppell sponsored public programs, services, and/or meetings, the City requests that individuals makes requests for these services seventy-two (72) hours ahead of the scheduled program, service, and/or meeting. To make arrangements, contact Kori Allen, ADA Coordinator, or other designated official at (972) 462-0022, or (TDD 1-800-RELAY, TX 1-800-735-2989).