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Posted on: February 11, 2021

City of Chipley Applications Now Being Accepted for Code Enforcement Board Members

City of Chipley

Applications Now Being Accepted

Code Enforcement Board Members

 The City of Chipley is now accepting applications for two vacancies on the City Code Enforcement Board. The City Code Enforcement Board 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. 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). 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, timely, 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 and water, nuisances, fire, building, sign codes, landscaping, storm water, and land use which jurisdiction shall vest in the Code Enforcement Board. 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 State of Florida Commission on Ethics. Applications can be picked up at City Hall Drive Thru, 1414 Main Street, Suite 9, Chipley, FL 32428.

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