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Collier County Advisory Committee openings

The Collier County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for positions on several advisory committees.

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee currently has three vacancies representing the following:

Employers in Local Jurisdiction (Term expires on October 1, 2014);

Labor Actively Engaged in Home Building (Term expires October 1, 2015); and Alternate Member.

One of the above must be a resident of Immokalee.

This is an 11-member committee created by Ordinance No.91?65, as amended, to monitor the implementation of the Affordable Housing Task Force’s recommendations, and the goals, objectives, and policies of the Housing Elements of the County’s Growth Management Plan and the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The committee also determines the effect of proposed ordinances of affordable housing, and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and the Naples City Council; and investigates any other relevant areas so directed by the Board of County Commissioners. The Board of County Commissioners will appoint nine members, including the alternate member. The City of Naples will appoint two members. Terms are three years.

The Airport Authority Advisory Board has one vacancy for an Immokalee resident with aviation experience for a term that will expire on August 10, 2013. The Advisory Board was created to assist the Airport Authority with all issues affecting the Marco Island Executive Airport, Immokalee Regional Airport, and Everglades Airpark, including planning, development, and implementation of the policies, goals and objectives of the Airports. Members of the Advisory Board shall be residents of Collier County with business ability and experience in one or more fields which, by way of example, may include, but are not limited to, general business, economic development, aviation, public affairs, law, finance, accounting, engineering, natural resource conservation or other related fields. There shall be at least 1 member of the Advisory Board appointed from each of the communities of Immokalee, Marco Island, and Everglades City if a qualified candidate who resides within the respective area is available for appointment to the Advisory Board. No person holding elected office at the State, County, or Municipal level shall be appointed to, or be a member of, the Advisory Board. Terms are four years

The Animal Services Advisory Board has one vacancy for a Veterinarian or Vet Technician to join this seven- member board that was created on January 27, 2004 by Ordinance No. 2004-06. It is tasked to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on programs, services, classes and special events that will further assist Collier County Domestic Animal Services in providing the best possible service to the community. They will also analyze and review construction and improvements to Domestic Animal Services facilities and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding such facilities. After initial appointments, terms will be four years.

The Bayshore/Gateway Triangle Local Redevelopment Advisory Board has one vacancy for a new term that will expire on May 22, 2015, in the category Davis Boulevard Business Owner. The Advisory Board was created by Resolution 2001-98 on March 27, 2001, to review the Redevelopment Plan, to make recommendations to the Community Redevelopment Agency, to receive input from members of the public interested in their respective component areas and to report such information to the Community Redevelopment Agency. Resumes will be accepted from all interested parties, including Bayshore residents, Gateway Triangle residents, Bayshore business owners, Tamiami Trail (U.S.41) business owners, Davis Boulevard (S.R.84) business owners, Bayshore MSTU representatives, and at-large representatives who reside or engage in business or both in the Bayshore/Gateway Triangle Component Redevelopment Area. A person who “engages in business” means an individual owning real property or a business, practicing a profession or performing a service for compensation, or serving as an officer or director of a corporation or other business entity so engaged. Consideration will be given to appointing members that have experience in the following professions: finance, banking, architecture, engineering, education, law enforcement, social work, real estate sales and development, planning or design and building construction. Terms are three years.

The Black Affairs Advisory Board has one vacancy for a term expiring on June 25, 2014 This nine- member committee identifies and evaluates problems unique to the Black Community, reviews and recommends ways to ensure open communication between minorities and Collier County Government and provides periodic reports to the Board of County Commissioners. Terms will be four years.

The Board of Building Adjustments and Appeals has one vacancy in the category of licensed plumber. This five-member board was established by Ordinance 83?16 (amended by Ordinance 91?57, repealed and amended by Land Development Code Div. 1.22.1 Ordinance 91?102, as amended) to hear appeals on rejections or refusals by the Building Code Compliance Director to approve mode of construction or materials to be used in construction or alteration of a structure. Membership consists of five members representing the following professions: One state licensed architect or structural engineer; one Class “A” general contractor, one state certified fire protective equipment contractor or State Certified Fire Fighter with the rank of Lieutenant or higher or State Certified Fire Safety Inspector with the rank of Lieutenant or higher; one licensed electrical contractor; and, one licensed plumbing or mechanical contractor. Members must be knowledgeable in the following Collier County Codes: Florida Building Codes, Electrical Code, Fire Prevention Code, Gas Code, Mechanical Code, and Swimming Pool Code. The membership term is four years. The meetings are held quarterly, or on an as needed basis. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board.

The Collier County Coastal Advisory Committee has one vacancy representing the City of Marco Island for a term expiring on May 22, 2016. This nine-member committee was created by Ordinance 2001-03 to assist the Board of County Commissioners with its establishment of unified beach erosion control and inlet management programs within the unincorporated and incorporated areas of Collier County, and to advise the Board of County Commissioners and the Tourist Development Council (TDC) of project priorities with respect to funding sources that are available to Collier County for restoration and protection of its shoreline. The committee is composed of three members from the unincorporated area of Collier County, three members from the City of Naples and three members from the City of Marco Island. Selection for membership on this committee will be based upon the applicant’s familiarity with coastal processes, inlet dynamics, coastal management programs, or demonstrated interest in such programs; relevant education and experience; leadership and involvement in community affairs; and willingness to attend meetings and to undertake and complete assignments. Terms are for four years.

The Collier County Code Enforcement Board has two vacancies for terms expiring on February 14, 2016 representing the regular and alternate categories. This 7 member board, plus 2 alternate members, is composed of, but not limited to, individuals representing the occupations of architect, businessman, engineer, general contractor, subcontractor and Realtor and are considered, in part, on the basis of experience or interest in the areas of the codes and ordinances to be enforced. Members are required to file a Form 1 Statement of Financial Interest each year with the Supervisor of Elections. Terms are three years.

The Collier County Planning Commission has one vacancy representing District 2. This nine member committee assists in the formulation and review of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Land Development Code, and amendments to both, and then submits their recommendations to the Board for final decision. Members are required to file a Form 1, Statement of Financial Interest each year with the Supervisor of Elections. Terms are four years. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board.

The Conservation Collier Land Acquisition Advisory Committee has two vacancies. This 9-member committee was created by Ordinance No. 2002-63 and their primary responsibility is to recommend to the BCC an Active Properties Acquisition List with qualified purchase recommendations of environmentally sensitive lands consistent with the goals of the Conservation Collier Land Acquisition Program. Membership of the committee shall comprise broad and balanced representation including environmental and conservation interests, agricultural and business interests, educational interests, and general civic and citizen interests within the County. Members shall have expertise, knowledge or interest in ecology, conservation of natural resources, real estate or land acquisition, land appraisal, land management, eco-tourism or environmental education.

The Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) has two vacancies for new terms to expire December 1, 2016. This board was created on May 26, 2009, by Ordinance No. 2009-27. This five-member board was created for the purpose of hearing any appeals from adverse administrative decisions regarding a public vehicle license permit. They will also hear all public consumer issues. No member of the CAB shall be a current motor vehicle for hire owner or operator, nor shall they be a family member of the same household of a current motor vehicle for hire owner or operator. Adverse decisions of the CAB may be appealed, within thirty (30) days, to the Board of County Commissioners. The CAB will be a quasi-judicial board. After initial appointments, terms will be four years. This is a Quasi-Judicial Board.

The Floodplain Management Planning Committee has three vacancies. This 15-member committee (eight members of the public) was created on July 25, 2006, by Resolution No. 2006-200 to promote awareness of floodplain and flooding issues, identify known flood hazards, discuss past flooding events, assess the current floodplain and flooding issues, and to set goals along with a strategy to make the community more resistant to flooding. The committee reviews and provides recommendations for floodplain management regulations, and for surface water and watershed management issues brought before it including, but not limited to, matters dealing with water quality and quantity. The committee will also develop and, at least annually, evaluate and update the Collier County Floodplain Management Plan.

The Golden Gate Estates Land Trust Committee has one vacancy for a term expiring October 13, 2014. This five-member committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners for the purpose of carrying out the requirements, conditions, and various provisions of an Agreement relating to the use of land, or funds derived from the sale of land, conveyed to the county by Avatar Properties, Inc., (f/k/a GAC Properties Inc.). Applicants must reside within the subdivision known as “Golden Gate Estates.” Member selection may depend upon location of residence within specific areas (phases) of the Estates.

The Haldeman Creek Maintenance Dredging Advisory Committee has one vacancy for a term expiring on March 13, 2017. This five-member committee was created on December 12, 2006, by Ordinance 2006-60 to aid and assist the Board of County Commissioners in carrying out the MSTU, to prepare and recommend an itemized budget and to recommend work programs and priorities to the County Manager or his designee. Members will be appointed from different parcels, subdivisions and/or the communities within the MSTU. Terms will be four years.

The Hispanic Affairs Advisory Committee has one vacancy for a term expiring on June 23, 2013, one vacancy for a term expiring June 25, 2014, and three terms expiring June 25, 2015. This nine- member committee identifies and evaluates problems unique to the Hispanic Community, reviews and recommends ways to ensure open communication between the minorities and Collier County Government, and provides periodic reports to the Board of County Commissioners. Terms are four years.

The Isles of Capri Fire Control District Advisory Committee has two vacancies. This five-member committee advises the Board on the budget and operation of the Isles of Capri Fire Control District. Terms are two years and members must reside within the boundaries of the Isles of Capri Municipal Fire Services Taxing District.

The Library Advisory Board has one vacancy representing Commission District 5. This five member board acts on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners to establish policies of the Library Department including, but not limited to, policies relating to materials acquisition and circulation, collection development, and eligibility of individuals for library services. They also act in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners for all Library Department issues regarding the establishment of fees, the budget, capital planning, staffing levels, and other library related programs.

The Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Committee has one vacancy expiring on December 31, 2014, representing Chokoloskee. This five-member committee advises the Board of County Commissioners on the budget and operation of the Ochopee Fire Control District. Members must reside within the taxing district. Terms are two years.

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has one vacancy for a term expiring on December 31, 2015 representing the ‘Urban” category. Representation on this board consists of one member from the Immokalee Community Park District, and six members from the Naples and Urban Area Community Park District. This seven-member board advises the Board of County Commissioners on matters pertaining to the acquisition, development, and programs involving the County’s park facilities. Terms are four years.

The Vanderbilt Beach MSTU Advisory Committee has one vacancy for a term expiring on November 13, 2013. This five-member committee was established on July 31, 2001 by Ordinance No. 2001-43 to aid and assist the BCC in carrying out the purposes of the MSTU, to prepare and recommend to the BCC an itemized budget for the MSTU and recommend work programs and priorities to the County Manager. Members must be permanent residents within the MSTU. Terms will be four years.

How to apply for an advisory committee on-line:

Go to www.colliergov.net

Click on “I want to”

Click on “Apply For”

Click on “Advisory Boards & Committees”

After you complete the application, click on “Submit Form.”

You will receive a confirmation that your application was sent. Note: You must put your e-mail address in the application to receive a copy of your application.

Residents interested in applying for advisory committee positions may also obtain an application by calling 239-252-8097, or fromwww.colliergov.net. Please forward to the attention of Kristi J. Bartlett, Executive Aide, Board of County Commissioners, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 303, Naples, Florida 34112-5746. The deadline for acceptance of applications is January 25, 2013.

 

 

 


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