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Posted on: November 28, 2017

The City of Chipley is now accepting applications for the City Code Enforcement Board.

The City Code Enforcement Board (CEB) is a five-member citizen board created by Ordinance 783 and appointed by the City Council to enforce the provisions of Chapter 162, Florida Statutes. Members must be residents of the City and ideally have experience or an interest in the fields of business management, real estate, construction, architecture, land use planning and engineering. By State law, Board appointments must be “staggered” to enhance perpetual experience among the members.  Therefore, initial terms will vary from one to three years.  Members serve without remuneration but may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred subject to Council direction and approval.  Financial disclosure is required annually to the Commission on Ethics, State of Florida.

The Board will meet quarterly, or on an as needed basis.  The presence of three members shall constitute a quorum of any five-member enforcement board.  All meetings are subject to Section 286.011, Florida Statutes, et. Seq. (Public Meeting Law).

 Each year the members of the Board elect a Chairman and Vice-Chairman, who serve for one year or until they are re-elected or their successors are elected.

The City Attorney or his designee shall serve as legal counsel to represent the Board and attend scheduled board meetings.  Also, the Board shall adopt rules and procedures necessary to manage the Board.

The Board shall have the authority to impose administrative fines and other non-criminal penalties to provide an equitable, expeditious, effective and inexpensive method of enforcing the codes and ordinances, where a pending or repeated violation continues to exist.  Such violations include, but are not limited to occupational licenses, business regulation, garbage collection and disposal, health and sanitation, sewer, water, fire, building, sign codes, landscaping, storm water, and land use determinations which jurisdiction shall be vested in the Code Enforcement Board.

The Board does not operate under a separate budget; however, a staff member appointed by the City will serve as “Secretary” to the Board and provide administrative support.

Appointment Term:  3 Years

Financial Disclosure:  Required

Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the first month each quarter or on an as needed basis.

Applications can be picked up at City Hall, 1442 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428.

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