The city of Asheville is asking for applications to fill a vacant seat formerly occupied by Mark Wilson on the board of public-access channel URTV.
In a brief announcement, the city asked for volunteers to fill the vacancy, setting a deadline of 5 p.m., April 9. City Council would choose one of the applicants to fill the seat.
The board is responsible for “policy and operational oversight of a public access cable channel pursuant to the terms of a management agreement with URTV Inc. and the City of Asheville,” according to its description on the city’s Web site. The city and Buncombe County each appoint two members to the 11-member board.
The board may be facing more vacancies soon, as its executive committee recently voted, controversially, to recommend the dismissal of two board members who have been critical of the station’s management.
The next URTV board meeting will be held on Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. at 31 College Place, Building A.
— David Forbes, staff writer