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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.
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
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.