The City Clerk is accepting applications for the following boards and commissions. Applications must be in the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 701 E. Broadway, by 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 2, 2019. Applicants can either complete and submit the online application to the City Clerk directly from the internet or can complete the PDF format online and then print, sign, and submit it by mail to the City Clerk’s office for processing.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: 2 vacancies with terms to expire November 1, 2021 and May 1, 2024. A regular member and alternate member to serve in the absence of a regular member are needed. Must be residents of the City of Columbia. The Board is responsible for hearing and deciding appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the zoning, planning and subdividing ordinances. Monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
BOARD OF HEALTH: 2 vacancies with terms to expire August 31, 2022. One must be a nurse, and the other must have an interest in public health. The Board acts in an advisory capacity to the Council on matters pertaining to public health and animal control. Monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CODES COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire August 1, 2022. A regular member is needed from the following category: residential rental property owner. The Commission periodically reviews and makes recommendations relating to building construction codes. Monthly meetings held on the fourth Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m.
COMMISSION ON CULTURAL AFFAIRS: 1 vacancy with term to expire October 31, 2020. Must be from the business and professional community with an office within the special business district, and shall not serve on the board of directors or be employed by any agency which applies for funding through the Commission or which receives funding upon recommendation of the Commission. The Commission advises the Council in all matters pertaining to the arts and cultural environment of the City. Monthly meetings held on the second Monday of the month at 4:15 p.m.
COMMUNITY LAND TRUST ORGANIZATION BOARD: 2 vacancies with terms to expire December 1, 2019 and December 1, 2021. Must be an occupant of a Community Land Trust home. The Board is organized to preserve the long-term affordability of housing units created through public subsidies. Monthly meetings held on second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
DISABILITIES COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire June 15, 2021. Must have a significant disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and be a resident of the City. The Commission considers concerns relating to residents with disabilities. Monthly meetings held on second Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION: 3 vacancies with terms to expire September 1, 2022. One must have a background and expertise in historic preservation, one must have a background and expertise as a real estate investor, and the other must have an interest in historic preservation and represent disciplines such as architecture, design, law, real estate appraisal, construction/general contracting or be a layperson active in historic preservation. The Commission makes recommendations to the Council regarding historically significant structures. Monthly meetings held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 31, 2020. Must be a qualified voter and resident of the City of Columbia, and shall not be a paid officer or employee of the City. Member shall not serve on the board of directors or be employed by any organization which applies for funding through the Commission or which receives funding upon recommendation of the Commission. (Each academic and administrative unit of the University of Missouri shall be considered a separate organization and each school of the Columbia Public School District shall be considered a separate organization.) Consideration will be given to encourage representation of individuals with an interest and understanding of human services. The Commission advises the City in all matters regarding the planning and contracting for human service programs to adequately meet the needs of the citizens. Monthly meetings generally held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
INTEGRATED ELECTRIC RESOURCE AND MASTER PLAN TASK FORCE: 1 vacancy. Consideration will be given to different customer classes and the range of socio-economic classes represented by electric utility customers. The Task Force assists City staff in the planning and rate-setting process associated with the preparation of an updated Integrated Electric Resource and Master Plan, and reports its findings and recommendations to the City Council. Meetings held on call.
ST. CHARLES TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT BOARD: 1 vacancy. The Transportation Development District (TDD) is a political subdivision. The person appointed will serve on the TDD Board, which makes decisions on the operations of that TDD. Meetings held on call.
TAX INCREMENT FINANCING COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire September 1, 2023. The Commission serves as an advisory body to the Council as it relates to the consideration of tax increment financing proposals submitted by interested parties or initiated by any public agency in accordance with the Real Property Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act. Meetings held on call. (Mayor’s Appointment with the consent of City Council)