Boards and Commissions Appointments
The Board of County Commissioners at its April 17, 2012 hearing approved several appointments to its boards and commissions.
Board of Adjustment
William Mathews and Lois Tate were reappointed as members and Louis Matis and Curtis Westphall II were reappointed as alternate members to the Jefferson County Board of Adjustment (BOA). The BOA hears and considers variances in cases where property owners cannot meet the standards in their zone districts, special exceptions for temporary activities and appeals of the Zoning Administrator's written decisions, determinations and interpretations.
Board of Health
Maureen Sullivan was reappointed to the Jefferson County Board of Health, which governs the Jefferson County Public Health Department and is responsible for making policies and decisions that will help promote health and prevent disease in the county.
Board of Review
Edward Fronapfel was reappointed as a member and Karen Roman was reappointed as an alternate to The Board of Review, which hears appeals and makes special exceptions to the Building Code in quasi-judicial hearings and may suggest amendments to the Building Code.
Citizen Review Panel
Marleen Fish, Jennifer Hope and Sam Wright were all reappointed to the Citizen Review Panel. This commission conducts hearings to ascertain the legitimacy of complaints against Human Services programs and submits recommendations to the Director of Human Services.
Community Services Advisory Board
Joseph Lubinski was appointed to serve as a member of the Jefferson County Community Services Advisory Board, which makes recommendations to the BCC regarding matters related to human services for low and moderate income residents and recommends recipients for federal funds made available to Jefferson County from the Community Services Block Grant and similar grants. This board also serves as a liaison for the BCC and the Human Services Division to the Jefferson County community on issues related to human services.
Developmental Disabilities Resource Center Board
David Pemberton was reappointed to the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center Board to represent Jefferson County. This board oversees the operations of the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center, which educates and trains the developmentally disabled of Jefferson County.
Engineering Advisory Board
Ali Marvi, Ronald McOmber and Michael West were all reappointed to the Jefferson County Engineering Advisory Board, which provides the county, developers, builders and engineers with an evaluation of the engineering aspects of a building permit or developmental proposal on an as-needed basis.
Fair Advisory Board
Michael Harmsen and Bill Keller were reappointed to the Jefferson County Fair Advisory Board. This board advises the BCC on capital construction and fees at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. It also determines allowable uses, procedures and regulations of the fairgrounds.
Open Space Advisory Committee
Wayne Forman, Ken Morfit, Bob West and John Wolforth were reappointed as regular members to the Open Space Advisory Committee. Also Tookie Scherder was reappointed as an alternate. This committee makes recommendations to the BCC regarding acquisitions, development, maintenance, preservation, use and operation of Open Space lands in conformance with Open Space policies and procedures.
Lawrence Anna was reappointed as a member and Vincent Harris and David Warren were appointed as associate members to the Planning Commission. Also James Price and Martha Whitmore, who were both associate members, were appointed as members. This commission makes recommendations to the BCC on a wide variety of land use applications that include rezonings, special uses, vacations, special district service plans and subdivision plats. The commission also updates and adopts the county's Comprehensive Master Plan.
Tri-County Workforce Board
Brian Willms was appointed as a member to represent the West Chamber on the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board. Colleen Jorgensen and Stacy Meiser were reappointed. This board provides quality assurance and recommended policy guidance for the Workforce Investment Act programs operated by the county. The board is responsible for identifying the region's workforce development needs and for the creation of a comprehensive strategy and policy framework to meet the workforce development needs of employers.
E-911 Communications Authority Board
Mark Krapf was reappointed as a fire representative on the E-911 Communications Authority Board and Lynn Johnson was reappointed as a city representative. This board is empowered with the authority to contract for the installation and operation of an emergency telephone service and may pay such costs by collecting an emergency telephone charge in its service area
Hazardous Substance Response Authority Board
Wayne Belohlavy was appointed to represent fire departments/districts on the Jefferson County Hazardous Substance Response Authority Board. James McCarthy was reappointed to represent cities/towns and Mark Gutke was reappointed to represent the county. Jefferson County Hazardous Substance Response Authority is designated under state law, and is responsible for the administration and operation of the county hazardous substance response program.