City of Melbourne Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Advisory Boards That Provide Input to City Council

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The City of Melbourne is currently recruiting interested citizens to serve on the following advisory boards

Volunteer board members provide vital input to the Melbourne City Council on important local issues and have the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to their community.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Volunteer board members provide vital input to the Melbourne City Council on important local issues and have the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to their community.

The City of Melbourne is currently recruiting interested citizens to serve on the following advisory boards:

• The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee reviews established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations and the Comprehensive Plan of the City and recommends specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing. Melbourne residency is not required. The committee meets quarterly.

• The Citizens’ Advisory Board serves as the formal means through which active citizen participation is provided to aid in the planning, oversight and evaluation of federal- and state-funded housing and community development programs that benefit and improve low- and moderate-income people and neighborhoods in the City of Melbourne. Members must be residents of Melbourne. The board meets on an as-needed basis.

• The Code Enforcement Board promotes, protects and improves the health, safety and welfare of Melbourne’s citizens and enhances property values by enforcing City of Melbourne codes, applying appropriate remedies, and promoting compliance. Melbourne residency is required. The board meets every six weeks.

• The Historic and Architectural Review Board recommends local historic designations and regulates and administers historical, cultural, archaeological and architectural resources in the City of Melbourne. It also considers material changes in the exterior appearance of existing buildings located on non-residential property in the city’s three redevelopment districts.

• Members should have a background in architecture, history, architectural history, planning, prehistoric and historic archaeology, landscape architecture, real estate, or general/building contracting. Melbourne residency is preferred but not required. The board meets monthly.

• The Melbourne Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council for the Melbourne Downtown Community Redevelopment Area.

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• The duties include preparation of recommended plans and modifications for the redevelopment area. Members must be residents of Melbourne or engaged in business within the redevelopment area. The board meets every other month.

• The Olde Eau Gallie Riverfront Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council for the Olde Eau Gallie Riverfront Community Redevelopment Area.

• Duties include preparation of recommended plans and modifications for redevelopment in the area. Members are Melbourne residents or are engaged in business within the redevelopment area. The board meets every other month.

• The Planning and Zoning Board acts primarily in an advisory capacity to the City Council on questions relating to zoning, comprehensive planning, and land use; conducts investigations on matters or proposals to change zoning and land development regulations; and in some cases makes the final decision on site plan approval requests under one acre. Melbourne residency is required. The board meets twice a month.

For more information and to apply, contact the City Clerk’s office at city.clerk@mlbfl.org or 321-608-7220.

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