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 7, 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, 2021. An alternate member to serve in the absence of a regular member is needed. 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.
BROADBAND BUSINESS PLANNING TASK FORCE: 7 vacancies. Members shall be comprised of a cross-section of the community which endeavors to represent the following interests: residential, commercial, industrial, incumbent service provider (fully deployed), incumbent service provider (growing), and the University of Missouri. The Task Force reviews existing fiber optic system and service offerings and any opportunities for public and private partnerships. It also evaluates the feasibility of additional fiber optic deployment by the City, and if feasible, formulates and recommends a broadband business plan for the community. Meetings held on call.
COLUMBIA AND BOONE COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARD: 2 vacancies with terms to expire June 30, 2022. The Board sets the District’s tax rate and discusses services, facilities, or other issues involving the Library. Meetings held on the second Thursday after the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. (MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT)
COMMUNITY LAND TRUST ORGANIZATION BOARD: 3 vacancies with terms to expire December 1, 2019, December 1, 2021 and December 1, 2022. 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.
COMMISSION ON CULTURAL AFFAIRS STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ART: 1 vacancy with term to expire July 1, 2022. Must be an artist. The Committee makes recommendations to the Council regarding the City’s Percent for Art Program. Meetings held on call.
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.
DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA LEADERSHIP COUNCIL: 1 vacancy with term to expire May 1, 2022. 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 Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.
ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire June 1, 2021. Must be a qualified voter of the City and have knowledge in matters pertaining to the environment, and must not be a paid officer or employee of the City. The Commission serves in an advisory capacity for all matters pertaining to environmental protection and conservation. Monthly meetings held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
WATER AND LIGHT ADVISORY BOARD: 2 vacancies with terms to expire June 30, 2023. Members must be sympathetic with the principal of municipal operation of the water and light system, and be qualified voters and residents 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.