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Meeting Date: 12/06/2017  

Receive, consider and act upon appointments to the Development Standards Committee;
There is no fiscal impact related to the appointments;
Seven appointments are made by the Township Board of Directors to the Development Standards Committee (DSC), three of which are designated by The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC). On January 19, 2017, the Board reappointed Township designee Walter Lisiewski and appointed Ron Harris to the committee for two year terms.  The Board also approved re-appointments selected by The Woodlands Land Development Company, Robert Heineman, Ken Anderson and John Anderson, all for two year terms or until successors are assigned. Therefore, two appointments as the Township's designees are necessary  as the terms of Deborah Sargent and Chris Florack will expire at the end of the year. 

The procedures for soliciting the  Township's appointed candidates to the DSC included advertising for candidates in the local newspaper and advising current Residential Design Review Committees (RDRC) and Development Standards Committee (DSC) members. These procedures have been followed by placing ads in The Villager newspaper and by advising the RDRC and DSC members of the appointments during each of the monthly individual meetings. The solicitation was also posted on the Township website. The deadline for submitting applications was November 10 by 5 p.m. The Woodlands Township received three (3) applications and these are provided to the Board for consideration (Attachment A). Applications were screened for qualifications and credentials by the Covenant Administration Department, which has been summarized in “Summary of DSC Candidates” (Attachment B). The candidates were invited to the November 29 Board meeting to answer any questions the Board may have of the candidates.

At the December 6 meeting the Township Board will select two of these persons by written ballot for appointment to the DSC for a two year term. Applicant names will be listed in alphabetical order. In order to be selected to serve on the DSC, the candidate must receive a majority of Board Member votes (four). In the event that two candidates do not receive the required number of votes on the initial ballot, those who received four votes will be appointed and the process will be repeated until two candidates are appointed. During this repeat vote, the names of those who received the required votes will be omitted and Directors will only vote for the position remaining (For example: If one candidate receives 4 votes on the initial ballot, that candidate will be appointed and Directors will be provided a new ballot on which to vote for the remaining candidate.)

The Covenants require at least five members of the committee of seven to have experience in architecture, engineering, contracting, building code enforcement or related fields (“Professional Credentials”).

Per the terms of the Comprehensive Community Services Agreement / Amended and Restated Agreement with Regard to Delegation of Covenant Responsibilities,  The Woodlands Land Development Company, L.P. (TWLDC) designated, and the Township appointed in 2016 for a two year term,  its three members . These three candidates have experience in architecture, engineering, contracting, building code enforcement or related fields. As the current Township's appointees (Walter Lisiewski and Ron Harris) have professional credentials, the two new appointees of the Township’s designated appointees are not required to  have the prescribed professional credentials.  
Appoint two members from the applications received to the Development Standards Committee for two year terms beginning January 1, 2018, or until successors are assigned.
Attachment A - DSC Candidate Applications
Attachment B - Summary of DSC Candidates


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