Applicants Sought for Bluffton Town Council Appointed Committees

Staff Report From Low Country CEO

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Bluffton Town Council is seeking qualified applicants for its boards, commissions and committees.
The most immediate need for new appointees exists on the Municipal Election Commission and the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals. The Municipal Election Commission has one vacancy and the Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals has three vacancies.

Descriptions and requirements for each committee are below.

Municipal Election Commission The three (3) member Municipal Election Commission supervises and manages municipal elections, certifies election results and conducts protest hearing as needed and prescribed by the South Carolina Code of Laws.. Meetings of the Municipal Election Commission are scheduled as necessary. The three (3) member Commission is made up of appointees who serve for six (6) year terms. South Carolina registered voters who are electors in the Town of Bluffton are qualified for appointment.

Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals

The nine (9) member Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals hears and decides appeals of orders, decision, or determinations of the Building Official per the South Carolina Code of Laws. The Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise notified. The Board is seeking an engineer, a mechanical contractor and an electrical contractor to fill three (3) specific vacancies.

Applicants are encouraged to apply to the board, commission and committee which is best suited for the applicant’s interests and skills. Applications are kept on file for two years and applicants will be considered for any vacancies for which they may qualify that occur during the time their application is on file.

Detailed descriptions of each Town Council-appointed Board, Committee and Commission are located on the Town of Bluffton’s website. Under the “Government” Tab, click on the Boards, Commissions and Committees page.

Applications should be submitted to the Town Clerk, Kim Chapman, via email to townclerk@townofbluffton.com. Alternatively, applications may also be submitted by mailing to the following address: Town Clerk, Town of Bluffton, P.O. Box 386, Bluffton, SC 29910. For further information, please contact Kim Chapman via email or (office): 843.706.4505.