Hurry and get your application in quickly, the City of Coral Springs is expecting to be overwhelmed with the amount of citizens hoping to be appointed to the various committees below. These unpaid, mostly thankless positions are in great demand by people with too much time on their hands. Does this sound like you? Then read more below:
- Affordable Housing Advisory Committee – This committee makes recommendations to the City Commission on matters related to affordable housing and the administration of state housing assistance programs such as the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) program. There are 11 members of the committee that must meet specific requirements. We are seeking two members: a residential home builder and not-for profit provider of affordable housing.
- Board of Adjustment – This Board is comprised of 5 members and 2 alternates, who must be City residents. Meetings are held on an as needed basis. The Board grants variances from the Land Development Code relating to setbacks, distance requirements between buildings or other substantially similar dimensional regulations found to be in accordance with the appropriate criteria.
- Construction Review Committee – The mission of the committee is to assist the City in designing and building City construction projects that meet the City’s needs and are completed on schedule and within budget. The committee provides advice on the entire construction design and procurement process, reviews designs, and participates in interviews of design professionals and bidders. We are seeking members who live in the City of Coral Springs and are licensed in any of the following fields: Architect, Engineers,Structural Engineers, Contractors, and Layperson.
- Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee – The purpose of this committee is to recognize and develop responses to the growing diversity of the City’s population and to promote appreciation, acceptance and respect for cultural differences and similarities. The objectives are to identify the cultural mix of Coral Springs; increase awareness in the community of the common elements of all cultures; plan and organize programs and community events that celebrate the richness of our cultures, thereby demonstrating that cultural diversity is welcomed, encouraged and supported in Coral Springs.
- Neighborhood and Environmental Committee – The members of this committee meet once a month to evaluate and discuss environmental issues that are relevant to Coral Springs. The committee functions as an advisory committee to the City Commission. The stated mission of this committee is: “To address issues and promote projects that will favorably impact development, preservation and environmental enhancement in the City of Coral Springs.” Anyone interested in our environment and environmental issues is welcome to apply.
- Planning & Zoning Board – The board is composed of 5 members and is designated as the Local Planning Agency and acts in an advisory capacity to the City Commission. The P&Z Board holds public hearings upon all proposals to change land use and land development regulations, as well as variances and exceptions to the Land Development Code relating to signage and other matters. The board makes recommendations to the Commission regarding the adoption and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The board also carries on a continual study of zoning, zoning techniques, and any pertinent parts of any City plan for the orderly growth of the City. The board meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
- Public Art Committee – Appointed by the City Commission, the Public Art Committee (PAC) is an official civic body with 7 members, two alternates and one advisory high school student. Each member has a term of three years. We are currently seeking members in the following fields: art educator/arts curator and high school student. The responsibilities of the committee include: prepare and implement the public art five-year master plan and annual plans; selection of all public artworks for the City of Coral Springs; and review and approve all public artworks on private properties. The committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m.
All City of Coral Springs boards, advisory boards, committees or miscellaneous other members serve without benefit of compensation (no pay). Anyone interested may obtain an application form at www.CoralSprings.org or by calling the Office of the City Clerk at 954-344-1065.
Signed, original application forms should be forwarded to Josephine Chavez, City Clerk, City of Coral Springs, 9551 West Sample Road, Coral Springs, Florida 33065.
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.