Bainbridge Island Design Review Board Volunteer
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The City of Bainbridge Island is seeking volunteers for the Design Review Board. The Design Review Board members serve in an advisory capacity to the Planning Director, Hearing Examiner and Planning Commission, as applicable, regarding site plan and design reviews and conditional use permits. They review and make recommendations on all preliminary large lot subdivisions, preliminary long subdivisions, major site plan and design reviews, major conditional use permits, and major shoreline conditional use permits.
The Design Review Board is composed of seven members “who shall include at least one representative with expertise in the following disciplines and/or groups: landscape architecture; urban design; public art committee or local artist; developers; at-large community member; and at least two architects. The members shall not be officers or employees of the city or appointed to another city committee, board, or commission. The members serve terms for three years, commencing on July 1st and ending on June 30th three years later” (See BIMC 2.14.040). There are two scheduled meetings per month, on the first and third Mondays from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm.
“Recommendations of appointments of members to city advisory committees shall be provided by a member selection panel composed of two or three council members, including the council liaison(s), with the chair from the subject advisory committees, if applicable, serving in an advisory role in the member selection process. The recommendations from the selection panel shall be forwarded to the city council, and council confirmation shall require a majority plus one vote of the entire membership of the council.” (See BIMC 2.01.015)