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, June 2, 2017. 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 HEALTH: 1 vacancy with term to expire August 31, 2017. Must be a dentist. 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 for a regular member with term to expire August 1, 2019. Must be a professional engineer with electrical/mechanical experience. 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.
COLUMBIA HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD: 2 vacancies with terms to expire May 31, 2020 and May 31, 2021. Both must be taxpayers who have resided in the City of Columbia for one year prior to appointment. Members shall not be an officer or employee of the City of Columbia. Duties include overseeing housing projects. Monthly meetings held on the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. (MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT)
COLUMBIA LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARD: 3 vacancies with terms to expire June 30, 2020. Must reside within the Columbia Library District and shall hold no other office or position in City government. Duties include appointing the Librarian and overseeing expenditures of Library fund monies. Monthly meetings generally held at 6:00 p.m. on the first Thursday after the second Tuesday of the month. (MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT)
COMMISSION ON CULTURAL AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ART: 1 vacancy with term to expire July 1, 2020. Must be a member of the business community. The Committee makes recommendations to the Council regarding the City’s Percent for Art Program. Meetings held on call.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire September 1, 2019. Must have a background and expertise as a real estate investor. 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.
RAILROAD ADVISORY BOARD: 2 vacancies with terms to expire July 15, 2021. Members must have knowledge and interest in either railroad, shipping, transportation or business, and be sympathetic with the principle of municipal ownership and operation of branch line rail operation. The Board advises the Council on the operations and needs of the Columbia Terminal Railroad. Meetings held on the second Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m. at least once quarterly.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE ADVISORY BOARD: 2 vacancies with terms to expire October 31, 2017 and October 31, 2019. One must be under the age of twenty-five, and one must be a prevention or treatment professional. The Commission promotes coordination of programs intended to prevent and eliminate alcohol and substance abuse. Monthly meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month at 12:00 p.m.
WATER AND LIGHT ADVISORY BOARD: 1 vacancy with term to expire June 30, 2021. Must be sympathetic with the principal of municipal operation of the water and light system, and be a qualified voter and a resident of the City for at least one year prior to appointment. The Board advises the Council on the operations and needs of the City’s water and light system. Monthly meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month at 8:00 a.m.