Current Board Vacancies
DATE: May 1, 2023
TO: MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS
FROM: JULIE A. HENNESSY, CITY CLERK
RE: Announcement of Board Vacancies
BROWNFIELD ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(Beresford Reserve Project)
Each Brownfield Advisory Committee shall consist of five (5) members, each of whom shall be appointed by the City Commission to serve for the duration of the Committee, unless a different term shall be set by the City Commission. The City Commission may appoint or remove members of the Committee at any time. The members may or may not be City residents but should have a relation to the area in which the Committee has jurisdiction such as a resident, business owner, property owner, and the City Commission should strive to appoint one or more members with training or expertise in the fields of environmental science and economic development. The City Manager or his designee shall serve as an ex officio member of the Committee who shall not have a vote but may be elected to be a presiding officer and shall serve as a City Commission liaison to the Committee.
The Brownfield Advisory Committee shall:
(1). Be responsible for making recommendations to the City Commission regarding brownfields within the city.
(2). Receive public comment on the rehabilitation and redevelopment of brownfields areas, future land use, local employment opportunities, community safety and economic justice. The Committee will also review outreach efforts and materials.
(3). Review and recommend ways to encourage public interest and participation in the brownfield's initiatives of the city.
(4). Invite persons to its meetings in an effort to provide local knowledge concerning the location of potentially contaminated sites and the possibility of redevelopment.
(5). Provide periodic reports to the City Commission either when directed to do so by the City Commission or the City Manager or on its own accord.
(6). Otherwise perform the functions set forth in Section 376.80(4), Florida Statutes.
CITIZENS ADVISORY TASK FORCE
Seats 1, 2 and 4 are vacant on the CATF. Terms are for four (4) years.
Requirements: Five (5) members appointed by the City Commission. A majority of the members shall, at all times, be residents of the area served by CDBG funds and all members shall be residents of the City. Members shall demonstrate an affirmative interest and concern about their community.
To provide advisory recommendations to the City Commission on the governance and applications for funding under the CDBG program; establish procedures for its operation and recommend to the City Commission the creation of a permanent Community Relations Committee when appropriate; serve in an advisory capacity on issues brought forth by the City Commission for its deliberation and recommendation.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Terms have expired for Seats 1, 3 and 5 on the EDC. The Committee shall consist of five members who shall be appointed for staggered terms for a period of three (3) years. No fewer than five of the members shall be City residents. The membership may include designees of the Chamber of Commerce, and representatives from industry, academia, aviation, businesspeople whose businesses are located in the downtown redevelopment district and owners of property within the downtown redevelopment district whose property is the location of a current business.
To make recommendations to the City Commission for the purpose of aiding and assisting them on matters relating to community development and economic growth including, but not limited to, downtown redevelopment and the DeLand Municipal Airport and Industrial Park.
FIREFIGHTERS’ RETIREMENT COMMITTEE
The terms for Seats 2 – 5 have expired. Seat 1 is vacant. Committee shall consist of two (2) legal residents of the City of DeLand (Seats 1 & 2) to be appointed by the City Commission; two (2) fulltime firefighters to be elected by a majority of the firefighters participating in the Plan; and a fifth member to be nominated by the Committee and approved by the City Commission. Terms are for two (2) years. City residency not required for Seat 5.
**Requires filing of Annual Financial Form (Form 1).
PURPOSE: Responsible for the administration, interpretation and application of the Retirement Plan.
POLICE OFFICERS’ RETIREMENT COMMITTEE
The terms for Seats 2-5 have expired. Seat 1 is vacant. City residency not required for Seats 3 – 5.
Sec. 23-90 - Board shall consist of five (5) members, two (2) of whom shall be legal residents of the City of DeLand, and shall be appointed by the City Commission; two (2) shall be employees, and shall be elected by a majority of police officers; the fifth member shall be chosen by a majority of the other four (4) members, that name shall be given to the City Commission for appointment.
**Requires filing of Annual Financial Form (Form 1)
PURRPOSE: Responsible for the administration, interpretation and application of the Retirement Plan.
SPRING HILL COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
The term for the City’s resident has expired. The governing body of the Spring Hill CRA consists of seven (7) representatives, of which two (2) are members of the Volusia County Council, three (3) are members of the DeLand City Commission, one (1) is a citizen of the unincorporated area of Spring Hill appointed by the County Council, and one (1) is a citizen of the incorporated area of Spring Hill appointed by the City Commission. Terms are for four (4) years.
The purpose of the CRA is to work jointly with the County Council in the completion of a redevelopment plan for the Spring Hill area in an effort to eliminate the blighted area of the Spring Hill community for the benefit of the residents therein and to offer the residents an improved quality of life.
Appointments are tentatively scheduled for the June 5, 2023. Regular Meeting of the City Commission. Applications are available in the City Clerk’s office in City Hall Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM., or on the City’s website.
DELAND PLANNING BOARD
Shall consist of seven members who shall be residents of the City, who shall be appointed by the City Commission. The terms of the members shall be four years. Each year a chairman is elected from among the members.
(a) To acquire and maintain in current form such basic information and materials as are necessary to an understanding of past trends, present conditions, and forces at work to cause changes in these conditions.
(b) To prepare, amend and revise a comprehensive and coordinated general plan for meeting present requirements and such future requirements as may be foreseen.
(c) To establish principles and policies for guiding action in the development of the area.
(d) To prepare and recommend for adoption to the governing authority a zoning ordinance and map for its political jurisdiction.
(e) To amend or supplement the zoning regulations and districts adopted.
(f) To prepare and recommend to the governing body, other ordinances and resolutions promoting orderly development along the lines indicated in the comprehensive plan for the growth an improvement of the area.
(g) To determine whether specific proposed developments conform to the principles and requirements of the comprehensive plan.
(h) To conduct public hearings as may be required to gather information necessary for the drafting, establishment and maintenance of the comprehensive plan.
(i) To make, cause to be made or obtain special duties on the location, condition and adequacy of specific facilities of the area.
(j) To keep the governing body and the general public informed and advised as to these matters.
(k) To perform any other duties which may be lawfully assigned to it by the City Commission.
**Requires filing of Annual Financial Form (Form 1)
[Charter Section 78; Ordinance Number: 67-6, 88-07, 2005-34, 2007-46.]
HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD
Shall have seven members appointed by the City Commission to serve for a period of three (3) years. At least four (4) of the seven members shall be residents of the City of DeLand. Three (3) members may be non-residents who own land in the Historic District. One member of the Board shall be a registered architect, if available. The remaining six appointments shall be made on the basis of civic pride, integrity, experience, and interest in the field of historic preservation. Should, whenever possible, appoint a representative from each of the following areas of expertise:
(b) Real estate or real property appraisal
(c) Urban planning and engineering
(d) Building construction
POWERS AND DUTIES:
(1) Update the official inventory of cultural resources and submit to the City Commission recommendations and documentation concerning the updating.
(2) Develop programs to stimulate public interest in urban neighborhood conservation, to participate in the adaptation of existing codes, ordinances, procedures, and programs to reflect urban neighborhood conservation policies and goals.
(3) Explore funding and grant sources and advise property owners concerning which might be available for identification, protection, enhancement, perpetuation, and use of historic, architectural, archeological, and cultural resources.
(4) Cooperate with agencies of city, county, regional, state and federal governments in planning proposed and future projects to reflect historic preservation concerns and policies and assist in the development of proposed and future land use plans.
(5) Advise property owners and local governmental agencies concerning the proper protection, maintenance, enhancement, and preservation of cultural resources.
(6) Advise the City Commission concerning the effects of local governmental actions on cultural resources.
(7) Review and recommend the designation of sites, buildings, structures, objects, and districts, both public and private, as historically or architecturally significant.
(8) Approve or deny petitions for certificates of appropriateness required under the historic preservation regulations.
(9) Notify the Planning Director who shall take appropriate action when it appears that there has not been compliance with the historic preservation regulations.
(10) Assist in developing a historic preservation element to be incorporated into the City of DeLand’s Comprehensive Plan and, if necessary, make recommendations for amendments to historic preservation goals, objectives and policies in the plan.
[Sec. 33-123 of Code of Ordinances; Amended by Ord. 2001-07]
Appointments are tentatively scheduled for the first Regular Meeting of the City Commission in January 2024. Applications are available in the City Clerk’s office in City Hall Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM., or on the City’s website.
cc: Rick Werbiskis, Community Dev. Director
Carol Kuhn, Planning Director
Emily Ragusa, Board Coordinator
Vivian Ford, Board Coordinator
Chris Graham, Community Information Specialist