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, April 5, 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: 1 vacancy with term to expire May 1, 2024. Must be a resident 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 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.
CITY OF COLUMBIA NEW CENTURY FUND INC. BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire September 30, 2020. Must have an interest in the future of the City of Columbia and the funding needs required to achieve future success, and be a current resident and qualified elector of the City of Columbia. The New Century Fund, Inc. is a Missouri not-for-profit corporation. Meetings held on call.
COLUMBIA VISION COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 15, 2019. Member should, to the extent practicable, reflect a broad cross section of the community, and will be evaluated on demonstrated commitment to the visioning process; the ability to work with data and understand systematic relationships; the ability to work collaboratively; management skills; independence and existing memberships or positions; and contributions to the diversity of the Commission. The Commission serves as advisory to the City Council as it relates to engaging the community on the implementation of the current City strategic plan and on future strategic visions and goals. Meetings held on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA LEADERSHIP COUNCIL: 2 vacancies with terms to expire May 1, 2022. One member must be a representative of a recognized neighborhood association and must submit a letter from an officer of the neighborhood association certifying he/she has been designated by the association as its representative. There are no specific requirements for the other member. The Leadership Council reviews the boundaries of an expanded downtown development area and works with others in creating a comprehensive downtown strategic plan. The Leadership Council may also work on other projects as requested by the City Council. Monthly meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
LIQUOR LICENSE REVIEW BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire May 1, 2022. The board hears appeals from the decisions regarding the denial of liquor licenses. Meetings held on call.
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION: 3 vacancies with terms to expire May 31, 2023. Members must be qualified voters and residents of the City for at least one year immediately prior to appointment, and shall hold no other office or position in City government. The Commission makes recommendations pertaining to planning and zoning related issues. Meetings held on the Thursdays following Council Meeting Mondays, at 7:00 p.m
TAX INCREMENT FINANCING COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire September 1, 2020 and September 1, 2022. 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)
TOBACCO RETAILER LICENSE REVIEW BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire March 31, 2022. The board hears appeals from decisions regarding the denial, suspension or revocation of tobacco licenses. Meetings held on call.