The Collier County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for positions on several advisory committees. They are:
The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee currently has three vacancies: one representing labor actively engaged in home building (term expires Oct. 1, 2015), one representing for-profit provider of affordable housing (term expires Oct. 1, 2015) and one representing advocate for low income persons (term expiresOct. 1, 2017). This committee was created 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 committee meets at 3 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. Terms are three years.
The Bayshore/Gateway Triangle CRA Board has a vacancy in the category Davis Boulevard business owner for a term expiring on May 22, 2018. This nine member board assists in the implementation of the redevelopment plan for the Bayshore/Gateway Triangle area. The committee meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. Terms are three years.
The Black Affairs Advisory Board has two vacancies. 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. The committee meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. Terms are four years.
The Collier County Planning Commission has a vacant seat expiring Oct. 1, 2016, representing Commission District 2. This 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. Applicants must reside in Commission District 2 and be nominated by Commissioner Georgia Hiller, who represents that district. Terms shall be for not less than two years or more than four years. This is a quasi-judicial board.
The Conservation Collier Land Acquisition Advisory Committee has one vacancy for a term expiring on Feb. 11, 2017, for a person with land management and/or environmental knowledge and experience. This committee’s primary responsibility is to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners 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 committee meets at 9 a.m. on the second Monday of the month. Terms are three years.
The Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) has two vacancies for terms expiring on Dec. 1, 2015, and Dec. 1, 2016. This 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. The Board meets as needed to hear appeals. Terms are four years. This is a quasi-judicial board.
The Contractors Licensing Board has a one vacancy for a seat expiring on June 30, 2016, for a consumer representative. Applicant should have no ties to the construction industry. This nine member board was created to determine the qualifications of applicants for the various categories of the contractors’ Certificates of Competency. They also hold hearings to determine if a Certificate of Competency of any contractor, master or journeyman should be revoked. The Board meets at 9 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. Terms are three years. This is a quasi-judicial board.
The Golden Gate Beautification Advisory Committee has two vacancies for terms expiring on Oct. 6, 2018. This five member committee advises and recommends as to the beautification and maintenance of landscape improvements within the road right of way as described by ordinance boundaries. The committee shall prepare an itemized budget of the amount of money required to carry out the business of the committee for the next fiscal year. Members must be residents of one of the following precincts: 323, 324, 325, 326, 327 or part of 322. The committee meets at 4 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Terms are four years.
The Health Facilities Authority has a vacancy for a term expiring on May 10, 2017. The purpose of this five member authority is to assist health facilities in the acquisition, construction, financing and refinancing of projects in any incorporated or unincorporated area within the geographical limits of Collier County. Members must be Collier County residents. Terms are four years.
The Housing Finance Authority has a seat expiring on July 24, 2015, in the finance category. This five member authority has the power to issue tax exempt bonds. Members shall be knowledgeable in the fields of labor, finance or commerce. Terms are four years.
The Immokalee Enterprise Zone Development Agency, also serving as the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency, has three current vacancies. Applicants should represent local law enforcement, businesses or residents within the nominated area. This 13 member committee was created to induce private investment into distressed areas to create economic opportunities and sustainable economic development for designated areas. Terms are four years.
The Isles of Capri Fire Control District Advisory Committee has one vacancy for a term expiring on Dec. 31, 2015. This five member committee advises the Board of County Commissioners on the budget and operation of the Isles of Capri Fire Control District. Members must reside within the boundaries of the Isle of Capri Municipal Fire Services Taxing District. The committee meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month between October and May, and as needed during the summer. Terms are two years.
The Lely Golf Estates Beautification Advisory Committee has one vacancy for a seat expiring on Oct. 1, 2017. This five member committee prepares and recommends an itemized budget for the Lely Golf Estates Beautification Municipal Service Taxing Unit and aids and assists the Board of County Commissioners in carrying out the services of the taxing unit. Members must reside within the boundaries of the municipal service taxing unit. The committee meets at 4 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Terms are four years.
The Pelican Bay Services Division Board has one vacancy representing the commercial/business category, expiring on March 31, 2017. This 11 member board was established by Ordinance 2002-27, as amended, to provide input to the Board of County Commissioners in carrying out the purposes of the Pelican Bay Municipal Taxing and Benefit Unit as set forth in the Ordinance; recommend an itemized budget, work programs and priorities to the BCC; and exercise control of the day to day operational affairs of the Unit to the maximum extent allowed by law. The board meets at 3 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.
The Public Safety Authority has one vacancy for a citizen representative. Members must have no affiliation with any hospital, fire district, EMS, municipality or the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. The purpose of the Authority is to assist the Board of County Commissioners, municipalities, fire departments, law enforcement agencies and hospitals, with issues affecting pre-hospital emergency medical services within all of Collier County. This committee meets bimonthly. Terms are four years.
The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) has two vacancies in the homestead citizen category, for a regular member and an alternate. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Clerk to the VAB, which is the process whereby property owners can appeal their tax assessments. The VAB consists of two County Commissioners, one Collier County School Board member, one Collier County homestead citizen member and one Collier County business citizen member. Collier County’s VAB is required to contract special magistrates, based on population size, to hear the various types of petition appeals including: exemption/classifications, tangible personal property, residential property tax appeals and commercial property tax appeals.
The Vanderbilt Beach Beautification MSTU Advisory Committee has one vacancy. Members must be permanent residents within the municipal service taxing unit boundaries. This committee assists the Board of County Commissioners in carrying out the purposes of the MSTU, prepares and recommends to the BCC an itemized budget for the MSTU, and recommends work programs and priorities to the County Manager. The committee meets at 2:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Terms are four years.
The Water and Wastewater Authority has one vacancy in the lay member category. This five member authority regulates utility rates and related matters regarding non-exempt water and wastewater utilities in unincorporated Collier County. Three members shall be technical in nature, with expertise in engineering, finance and/or business administration. The remaining two members shall be lay members, appointed on the basis of individual civic pride, integrity and experience in any area of regulation. Members are required to file a Form 1 Statement of Financial Interests each year with the Supervisor of Elections. The committee meets at 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month. Terms are four years.
Residents interested in applying for advisory committee positions may easily do so online at Advisory Committee Application. Residents may also receive a hard copy application by visiting colliergov.net or by calling Wanda Rodriguez at (239) 252-8400. Please forward your completed hard copy application to the attention of Wanda Rodriguez, County Attorney’s Office, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 800, Naples, Florida 34112-5746.