City seeks applicants for boards, commissions

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 | 2:54 p.m. CDT; updated 9:25 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 15, 2008

COLUMBIA — The Columbia city clerk is accepting applications for seats on several boards and commissions. Applications are due by noon Sept. 7 at the clerk’s office in the Daniel Boone City Building, 701 E. Broadway. The clerk’s office is on the fourth floor. Applications are available there or on the City Council page on the city’s Web site,

Here’s a list of the openings:

The Building Construction Codes Commission has four vacancies for alternates, who will serve in the absence of regular members, for each of the following categories: professional engineer with experience in electrical/mechanical (term expires Aug. 1, 2010); residential property owner (term expires Aug. 1, 2010); master plumber (term expires Aug. 1, 2010); person experienced in fire prevention (term expires Aug. 1, 2008).

The commission periodically reviews and makes recommendations about local building codes. The commission meets at 4:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board has five vacancies, with terms expiring Sept. 30, 2009. Two members must be owners or operators of a motel or hotel within city limits. All should have shown an interest in the convention and tourism business. The board will advise the city on how to use proceeds from Columbia’s tax on hotel and motel rooms. Meetings are held at noon on the last Monday of each month.

The Board of Electrical Examiners has one vacancy with a term that expires Aug. 1, 2010. The member must be a registered professional engineer. The board has the power to examine electricians’ licenses and certificates. Meetings are held on call.

The Columbia/Boone County Board of Health has one vacancy, with the term expiring Aug. 31, 2010. The member is required to be a veterinarian and a registered voter. The board advises the city council and the Boone County Commission on matters involving public health and animal control. Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.

The Health Insurance Appeals Board has one vacancy with a term that expires Feb. 16, 2010. The member needs to have had substantial professional experience in benefits administration for a large organization. The board hears appeals of decisions from the city insurance administrator. Meetings are held on call.

The Internet Citizens Advisory Group has two vacancies, with terms expiring Oct. 15, 2010. Members look at the user-friendliness and effectiveness of the city’s Internet activities and make recommendations to city staff and the City Council. The group meets at 5 p.m. the third Wednesday of every other month.

The Board of Mechanical Examiners has one vacancy, with the term expiring June 17, 2009. The member must be a registered professional engineer and a city resident. The board examines mechanical heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration licenses and certificates. It meets at 5 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.

The New Century Fund Board of Trustees has three vacancies with terms that expire Sept. 30, 2010. Applicants must be city residents and qualified voters. The New Century Fund is a not-for-profit corporation that finances local projects. The board meets on call.

The Personnel Advisory Board has two vacancies, with terms expiring Sept. 30, 2010. Members must have substantial knowledge of social, legislative, political and administrative factors affecting personnel management and employee relations. They are required to be residents of the city and registered voters. Members must not hold a lucrative position in city government or other public offices during their terms. Meetings are held on call.

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