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.
DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CRA)
The term for Seat 6 on the Downtown CRA has expired. The CRA shall consist of seven members, to include the five City Commissioners plus two additional persons who shall be appointed by the City Commission. The two additional members shall either be City residents or shall be engaged in business within the Downtown Redevelopment District, i.e., own a business, practice of profession, perform a service for compensation, or serve as an officer or director of a corporation or other business entity engaged in business within the Downtown Redevelopment District. Terms are for four (4) years.
INTENT: To direct the rehabilitation, conservation, and/or redevelopment of the Downtown Redevelopment Area as necessary for the public health, safety, morals or welfare of the residents of the City of DeLand.
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, business people 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.
PUBLIC MURAL ART COMMITTEE
The terms for Seats 2 and 4 will expire June 7, 2023. This Committee was established to review the installation of murals as public art in the City of DeLand in keeping with the vitality, historic ambiance and ethnic diversity of the City of DeLand. The Committee shall consist of five (5) members, all of whom shall have a background or other involvement in artwork. Terms are for four (4) years. Residency shall be appropriately considered and evaluated.
Terms are for four (4) years.
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.