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, May 9, 2014. 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 MECHANICAL EXAMINERS: 1 vacancy with term to expire June 17, 2016. Must be a layperson and a resident of the City of Columbia. The Board is empowered to give examinations for mechanical heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration licenses and certificates. Monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m.
BOARD OF PLUMBING EXAMINERS: 2 vacancies with terms to expire May 31, 2016. One must be a journeyman plumber with six years experience in the plumbing business, and one must be a person not engaged in, working at, employed by, or connected with plumbing, a plumbing firm, contractor, or the plumbing industry. Both must be residents of the City of Columbia. The Board establishes standards and procedures for the qualification, examination, and licensing of master, journeyman, residential and apprentice plumbers, and issues certificates of competency as appropriate. Monthly meetings are generally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m.
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CODES COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire August 1, 2016. One alternate to serve in the absence of the regular member is needed from each of the following categories: professional engineer (experience in electrical/mechanical) and master plumber. 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: 1 vacancy with term to expire May 31, 2018. Must be a taxpayer who has resided in the City of Columbia for one year prior to appointment, and must 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 VISION COMMISSION: 3 vacancies with terms to expire December 15, 2015 and December 15, 2016 for coordinating committee members. Two must be residents of Boone County, not residing within the city limits of Columbia. The other can be a qualified voter residing within the City of Columbia or a resident of Boone County, not residing within the City of Columbia. Members must have demonstrated a commitment to the visioning process. Candidates will be evaluated on the ability to work with data and understand systematic relationships, the ability to work collaboratively, management skills, independence, existing memberships or positions, and contributions to the diversity of the Commission. The Commission tracks, monitors and assists with the implementation of the visioning process. Meetings held on the fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire June 1, 2017. Both must be qualified voters of the City and have knowledge in matters pertaining to the environment. 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.
FINANCE ADVISORY AND AUDIT COMMITTEE: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 31, 2016. Must be a commercial banker with knowledge of public finance and investment banking, and a qualified voter and resident of the City for at least one year prior to appointment. The Committee makes recommendations on financial matters to the Council as needed. Meetings held on call.
HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire December 31, 2016. Must be a qualified voter and resident of the City of Columbia. Members shall not serve on the board of directors or be employed by any organization which applies for funding through the Commission or which receives funding upon recommendation of the Commission. (Each academic and administrative unit of the University of Missouri shall be considered a separate organization and each school of the Columbia Public School District shall be considered a separate organization.) The Commission advises the City in all matters regarding the planning and contracting for human service programs to adequately meet the needs of the citizens. Monthly meetings held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION: 2 vacancies with terms to expire May 31, 2017. One member is needed from Ward 4 and the other member may be from any Ward. Both must be registered qualified voters of the City. The Commission acts in an advisory capacity in all matters pertaining to public recreation. Monthly meetings held on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
PERSONNEL ADVISORY BOARD:2 vacancies with terms to expire November 30, 2015. Two alternates are needed to serve in the absence of, or disqualification of, the regular members. Must be residents and registered qualified voters of the City, and shall have significant, substantive knowledge of social, legislative, political, and administrative factors affecting personnel management and employee relations. In addition, members must not hold a lucrative position in City government nor any other lucrative public office during their terms. The Board advises the Council on its findings, opinions, various conclusions and recommendations on the status of the personnel system. Meetings held on call.
PUBLIC TRANSIT ADVISORY COMMISSION: 1 vacancy with term to expire March 1, 2015. Consideration will be given to the appointment of an eligible Columbia Transit paratransit rider, an owner or representative of a business, a member of the Disabilities Commission, a member of the Bicycle/Pedestrian Commission, a representative of the Columbia Public School District, and/or a representative of Columbians for Modern Efficient Transit (CoMET), an advocacy group of PedNet. The Commission advises staff with regard to transit policy and safety matters concerning transit issues affecting the City, studies issues arising under the Columbia Transit Master Plan as they relate to transportation and makes recommendations to the City Council. Meetings held the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
ROCK QUARRY ROAD SCENIC ROADWAY STAKEHOLDER ADVISORY GROUP: Up to 10 potential vacancies. Up to five members shall be residents who live along the affected scenic road corridor, which is the portion of Rock Quarry Road from the south property line of the property located at the southwest corner of Fellows Place to the south city limits of Columbia, and one of those members must be a resident property owner. Up to five members shall be representatives of the general public, who may be from various interested citizen groups.This group would work with the Planning and Zoning Commission, who is tasked to develop a corridor plan, in determining the values and preferences regarding the scenic preservation and roadway design within and along the Rock Quarry Road Scenic Roadway corridor. This group would also provide input regarding roadway design in terms of the level of service needs of all intended roadway users against the scenic roadway district preservation goals in proposing specific design options. Meetings held on call.