The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications beginning Tuesday, February 23, 2016 through Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 12 noon for appointment(s) and reappointment(s) to the Boards, Commissions and Authorities listed below.
Applications can be found on the City’s website: www.savannahga.gov/boards. Applications will be accepted beginning Tuesday, February 23, 2016. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 12:00 noon, Thursday, March 24, 2016. Upon completion of the appointment process by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah, all applicants and appointees will be notified.
For further information, contact the Office of the Clerk of Council. Telephone 651-6442, Fax 651-4260 or Email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHATHAM ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM: A thirty-member board with two (2) appointed to overlapping three-year (3) terms by City Council. Forum seeks consensus to community environmental issues. One (1) term available for appointment.
COASTAL REGION METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE. Thirty (30) members, with three (3) appointed by City Council to two-year (2) terms. Responsible for advising the CUTS Policy Committee on matters of public opinion concerning study findings and recommendations. Two (2) terms available for appointment.
COASTAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD. The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 created Workforce Investment Boards, charter is to improve workforce quality development, enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the workforce and to reduce welfare dependency. The composition of the WIB is made up of individuals serving in both private and public sectors, who have a genuine interest in improving the quality of the region’s workforce. Appointments to the WIB are made by the Consortium of Chief Local Elected Officials within Region 20 which includes Bryan, Glynn, Chatham, Long, Bulloch, Camden, Effingham, Liberty and McIntosh counties. The term of membership is three (3) years. Appointed can live in the City/County. One (1) term available for appointment for a Business/Private representative.
CODE ENFORCEMENT APPEALS BOARD: Nine (9) members appointed to fill overlapping three-year terms by City Council. Three appointees must be qualified in the fields of architecture and/or structural engineering. Hear appeals when errors are alleged and other matters affecting property subject to procedures set forth in the Nuisance Abatement Ordinance. 5 (five) - Three (3) appointees must be qualified in the fields of architecture and/or structural engineering.
ELECTRICAL APPEALS AND ADVISORY BOARD: On recommendation from the Mayor, seven (7) members are appointed to four-year (4) terms by City Council: four licensed electrical contractors; two registered consulting electrical engineers (one from power company, one from private firm), and one administrative person from the power company. All members shall have no less than 6 years’ experience in professional field. No term limits. Determines appeals to decisions of electrical inspectors of the City. Five (5) terms available for appointment for: 3 - Licensed Electrical Contractors; 1 - Registered Consulting Electrical Engineer from a Private Consulting Firm and 1 - Administrative person for Power Company.
GREATER SAVANNAH INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE. The Greater Savannah International Alliance shall consist of 19 members all of whom shall be approved by vote of the Mayor and Aldermen. The term of office for each member of the Greater Savannah International Alliance shall be three (3) years, and no member shall serve for more than two consecutive, three (3) year terms. The members of the Greater Savannah International Alliance shall be a demographically broad representation of the community and economy in the Savannah Metropolitan Area with an interest in international issues. Four (4) terms available for appointment.
HISTORIC DISTRICT BOARD OF REVIEW. Eleven (11) members appointed to three (3) year terms by Savannah City Council including one small business owner with an architectural background. Makes decisions on new construction and any changes to historic structures in the City’s Historic District. Three (3) terms available for appointment.
KEEP SAVANNAH BEAUTIFUL: Twenty-five (25) members appointed to three (3) year terms by City Council. Shall include representatives from the news media, businesses, City government, civic associations, and neighborhood groups. No term limits. An advisory board that works with the City in developing a program to control litter and assist beautification efforts on streets, sidewalks, parks, and private property. Five (5) terms available for appointment.
METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMISSION (MPC). Twelve (12) members appointed to overlapping three (3) year terms with six (6) appointments made by City Council and the City Manager serving. No term limits. Aided by professional staff, this commission makes studies of present and future development; assists local government in translating study results into plans, policies and programs; recommends zoning ordinances and subdivision regulations. Two (2) terms available for appointment.
PENSION BOARD: Eight (8) members, including one member of City Council and two residents appointed to ¬overlapping four-year (4) terms by City Council; also serving are the City Manager, the City’s Chief Financial Officer and three employee-elected representatives. Administers the City of Savannah Employee Retirements Plan. One (1) term available for appointment.
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ENFORCEMENT BOARD OF APPEALS. The board of appeals shall consist of a minimum of three (3) members, serving 4-year terms, who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to property maintenance and who are not employees of the jurisdiction. The code official shall be an ex-officio member but shall have no vote on any matter before the board. The board shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority and shall serve staggered four (4) year terms. Three (3) terms & Two (2) alternate positions
SAVANNAH AIRPORT COMMISSION. Five (5) members appointed to overlapping five-year (5) terms by City Council. Members are eligible for reappointment. Chatham County resident. Responsible for the operation, development and maintenance of municipal airport; and independent authority with its own staff and revenue sources. 1 (One) Full term & 1 (One) Unexpired Term
SAVANNAH/CHATHAM BOARD OF HEALTH. To determine the health needs and resources by collecting, analyzing and evaluating health data pertaining to the health of community and assuring compliance to local and state requirements. Two (2) members appointed to four (4) year terms. One (1) term available for appointment.
SAVANNAH/CHATHAM COUNCIL OF DISABILITY ISSUES: The Savannah/Chatham Council on Disability Issues shall facilitate and coordinate community efforts to improve the quality of life for citizens with disabilities of the City of Savannah and Chatham County through advising and advocating local leaders. The Council shall be composed of ten (10) members with representation balanced among the business community, human service providers and consumers (i.e., citizens with disabilities). At least one-half of members shall be persons with physical or mental disabilities. Members shall serve a two (2) year term, with eligibility for reappointment to a second consecutive two (2) year term. Three (3) terms available for appointment.
SAVANNAH/CHATHAM COUNTY HISTORIC SITES AND MONUMENTS COMMISSIONS (HS&M): Five (5) members appointed to overlapping five (5) year terms by City Council. No term limits. Citizen of Chatham County. Recommends plan and cost estimates for the erection of any monuments or substantial restoration of same in the City or County and may hold title and pay for same. One (1) Unexpired term available for appointment.
SAVANNAH DEVELOPMENT AND RENEWAL AUTHORITY (SDRA): Twenty –five (25) members appointed to four-year (4) terms. City residents; no term limits. Develops recommendations to City Council for revitalization of Savannah’s downtown including comprehensive planning, beautification, marketing, etc. One (1) term available for appointment.
SAVANNAH HOSPITAL AUTHORITY. Seven (7) members appointed to overlapping four-year (4) terms by City Council. Arranges the contractual agreements between Candler General Hospital and purchases of hospital authority bonds used to finance the building of their complex off DeRenne. Four (4) terms available for appointment.
SAVANNAH ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS. Five (5) members appointed to overlapping three-year (3) terms by City Council. No term limits; City resident. Members cannot hold public office, except for one appointee who must be a current member of the Metropolitan Planning Commission. Board hears and rules on appeals from decisions of the zoning administrator and hears and rules on requests for permits which require the board’s approval. One (1) term available for appointment.
TOURISM ADVISORY COMMITTEE. Creation and composition. There is hereby created a tourism advisory committee, which shall consist of 13 members appointed by the mayor and aldermen. One shall be a representative of the lodging industry; one shall be a representative of a tour company; one shall be a member of the Savannah Visitors Bureau; one shall be a representative from a Historic District museum or attraction; two shall be members of the Downtown Neighborhood Association; two shall be members of Historic Savannah Foundation; one shall be a representative of the food, beverage and/or retail industries; one shall be at large with demonstrated knowledge of the history and/or architecture of the Historic District; two shall be residents at-large and one shall be a member at-large. One (1) term available for appointment for a Member at Large with demonstrated knowledge of the history and/or architecture of the Historic District.
TRAFFIC CALMING COMMITTEE: The Traffic Calming Committee shall consist of nine (9) members all of whom shall be approved by vote of the Mayor and Aldermen. The term of office for each member of the Traffic Calming Committee shall be three (3) years. A member of the Traffic Calming Committee shall not serve for more than two consecutive, three year terms. The members of the Traffic Calming Committee shall be a demographically broad representation of the community in the Savannah Metropolitan Area with an interest in Traffic Calming. Committee members must live in the City limits of Savannah. Appointments can come from any district. 2 (Two) terms available for appointment for: 1 (One) DISTRICT 2 representative and 1 (One) DISTRICT 6 representative.