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Release ID: 12-114
Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240.777.2528

For Immediate Release: 11/26/2012            Application Deadline: 12/17/2012

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Department of Permitting Services Advisory Committee

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies on the Department of Permitting Services Advisory Committee for one active member of a civic organization in the County, one active member of an environmental organization in the County, and one member active in land development or a related profession. The three incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment.


The Committee is composed of 17 members, including non-voting representatives of the Departments of Environmental Protection, Housing and Community Affairs, Transportation, and representatives of the Fire Chief, the Planning Board, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, and each of the County’s five regional service center advisory boards.


The Department of Permitting Services is responsible for ensuring public safety through the enforcement of construction and zoning codes and standards. This is accomplished through engineering plan review and construction inspections related to the administration and enforcement of building, structural, electrical, mechanical, fire-safety, energy conservation, and accessibility codes and standards. In addition, the Department is responsible for enforcement of site plans and of the County’s Zoning Ordinance. The Department of Permitting Services is responsible for the protection of the County’s water resources and the safety of residents through its engineering and inspection functions related to storm water management, sediment control, floodplain management, well-and-septic systems approval, storm drain design, and work in the public right-of-way.  The Department also conducts public outreach on these matters. The Committee must advise the Department on performance of its functions and recommend to the Director, the Executive, and the Council any steps necessary to improve performance.


Members serve three-year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings 5-6 times per year from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM in Rockville.


Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. An application, consisting of a brief cover letter and resume, should be sent by mail to County Executive Isiah Leggett, 101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD  20850, or by email to countyexecutive.boards@montgomerycountymd.gov. Home and employment addresses, as well as contact phone numbers and email addresses should be included. If appropriate, applicants should indicate the position for which they are applying. The deadline for application is December 17, 2012.


Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Leggett’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications of those selected for appointment are made public as part of the confirmation process.


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