Historic Preservation Board Openings

Tampa Historic Postcard imageCity Council Seek Applications For Citizens Boards and Commissions

The members of the City Council of the City of Tampa are seeking citizens to serve on several City of Tampa Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/ Commissions, including the ARC and Historic Preservation Board.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION:

Purpose: Authority to hear/grant variances in historic districts or landmark sites designated by the Commission (except those areas under the jurisdiction of the Barrio Latino Commission) from the terms and regulations of the zoning chapter relative to yard (setback), fence and buffer regulations, height structures in certain residential districts, signs, etc. The ordinance that created this Commission was designed to protect historically significant buildings and landmarks within the City limits. Term of Office: Three Years

Special Requirements: Commission (except those areas under the jurisdiction of the Barrio Latino Commission) from the terms and regulations of the zoning chapter relative to yard (setback), fence and buffer regulations, height structures in certain residential districts, signs, etc. The ordinance that created this Commission was designed to protect historically significant buildings and landmarks within the City limits.

Council appoints 3 members and 1 alternate. – (Special Requirements: Members and alternate members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, professional experience or knowledge in architecture, historic preservation, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, development, real estate appraisals, real estate marketing, law or other related disciplines.

Oath of Office Requirement: Yes

Residency Requirement: Yes – (All appointees shall be residents of the City of Tampa.)

One (1) Position – Due to Resignation – Member – Term expires December 6, 2015

Meeting dates and time: For information, contact Dennis Fernandez, Historic Preservation and Urban Design Manager at (813) 274-7706

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION:

Purpose: To recommend designations, conservation districts and historic districts. The Historic Preservation Commission is eager to access Tampa’s historic resources and has incorporated into its work plan the goal to systematically survey and hopefully, protect previously un-surveyed areas of the city.

(Powers and duties of the Commission and Commission staff are contained in Section 27-231.1 of the City of Tampa Code.)

Term of Office: Three Years

Special Requirements: Council appoints 3 members and 1 alternate. – (Special Requirements: (Special Note: Members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence, experience or knowledge in historic preservation, architecture, history, architectural history, planning, archaeology, development, real estate appraisals, real estate marketing, law or other related disciplines. 4 of the members shall be architects, architectural historians, historic preservationists, urban planners, historians or archaeologists with at least 1 architect and 1 architectural historian or historic preservationist. Members of the HPC shall not sit as officers or board members of local preservation related organizations.)

Term(s) Expiring:

o One (1) Position – Architect – Term Expires on May 31, 2014

o One (1) Position – Urban Planner – Term Expires on May 31, 2014

Meeting dates and time: For information, contact Dennis Fernandez, Historic Preservation and Urban

Design Manager at (813) ) 274-7706


Citizens interested in seeking appointment must be residents and registered voters in the City of Tampa. However, there are several Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commission that do not require citizens to be residents and registered voters of the City of Tampa. These positions are voluntary. Individuals being appointed to serve on these Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Councils/Commissions serve without compensation. Individuals being appointed may be required to file financial disclosure.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday-April 2, 2014 in the Office of the City Clerk, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida.

The City Council of the City of Tampa has scheduled three-minute presentations of the applicants on April 17, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. under Staff Reports and Unfinished Business during the regular sessions of Council. The meetings are held in the Tampa City Council Chambers, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Boulevard, Third Floor, Tampa, Florida.

Applications are available in the Office of the City Clerk, Old City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Third Floor, Tampa, Florida and are also available on the City of Tampa’s website at: http://www.tampagov.net/dept_City_Clerk/Information_resources/BOARDS_AND_COMMISSIONS.ASP

The application can be filled out on-line and can be submitted via U.S. Mail, fax, or e-mail. Directions for submission are listed on the application.

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