Thursday, January 21, 2021

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

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee currently has one vacancy for a full member and one vacancy for an alternate. It is required that one of the applicants resides in 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 Animal Services Advisory Board has a vacancy for a Veterinarian or Veterinarian Technician. This seven-member board was created on January 27, 2004, by Ordinance No. 2004-06 and 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.  The Board also analyzes and reviews construction and improvements to Domestic Animal Services facilities and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding such.  After initial appointments, terms will be four years.  Membership shall represent the following categories:

 

1 – Humane Society of Collier County

1 – Law Enforcement

1 – Veterinarian or Veterinarian Technician

1 – Animal Activist Group

1 – Citizen in the Pet Retail, Boarding or Grooming Industry

2 – At Large

 

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 Board of Building Adjustments and Appeals has two terms expiring on August 9, 2012, in the categories licensed engineer and 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 Development Services Advisory Committee has one vacancy for a term expiring on December 14, 2015, representing a general contractor or trades contractor.  This committee is composed of 15 members and represents the various aspects of the development industry such as architect, general contractor, residential or builder contractor, environmentalist, land planner, land developer, landscape architect, professional engineer, utility contractor, plumbing contractor, electrical contractor, structural engineer, and attorney.  The purpose of this committee is to provide reports and recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners to assist in the enhancement of operational efficiency and budgetary accountability within the Growth Management Division and to serve as a primary communication link between the Growth Management Division, the development industry, and the citizens of Collier County.

 

The Golden Gate Estates Land Trust Committee has one vacancy for a candidate to serve until 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 Hispanic Affairs Advisory Committee has two vacancies for terms to expire 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 Immokalee Beautification MSTU Advisory Committee has one term expiring on September 23, 2012.  This five-member committee advises the Board of County Commissioners on the budget and related matters pertaining to the beautification taxing district.  Members must be residents of the Immokalee Beautification Taxing District.

 

The Ochopee Fire Control District Advisory Committee has one vacancy to fill a term that will expire on December 31, 2013, representing the Port of the Islands area. 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 Floodplain Management Planning Committee has two vacancies. This 15-member committee (eight member 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.

 

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, at the bottom, click on “E-mail Ian Mitchell”

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 from www.colliergov.net. Please forward to the attention of Ian Mitchell, Executive Manager, Board of County Commissioners, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 303, Naples, Florida 34112-5746, or fax to 239-252-6406. The deadline for acceptance of applications is August 14, 2012.

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