LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY GUIDELINES
Courtesy of the City Auditor and Clerk
Establishment: Article III, Division 2, Zoning Code
Board Membership - Qualifications and Other Requirements:
a) The Board shall consist of five members appointed by the city commission, each for a term of three years; A sixth member of the planning board shall be appointed by the county school board.
b) Members of the planning board shall not hold any other public position or office in the government of the city. Members of the planning board shall be residents of the city, with the exception of the school board appointee.
c) Members of the planning board may be removed from office by the affirmative vote of three members of the city commission. The appointee of the school board may be removed from office by the city commission with the concurrence of the school board.
d) Vacancies in the planning board membership shall be filled by appointment by the city commission for the unexpired term of the member affected, with the exception of a vacancy of the appointee of the school board. A vacancy of the school board appointee shall be filled by appointment by the school board.
e) Financial Disclosure Forms are required.
f) The City Commission makes appointments from submitted applications.
g) Board members shall be appointed for a three year term. Terms of service shall be staggered. No person shall serve more than two full consecutive terms on any one Board. Members shall continue to serve until a replacement has been appointed. After a one year period of non-membership, a person shall become eligible for reappointment to a Board on which that person previously served.
h) A board member shall be automatically removed from board membership at such time as the member's absences exceed twenty-five (25) percent of all scheduled board meetings, including workshop meetings, in a given calendar year unless the board, by majority vote, plus one (1), waives an absence by finding that unusual circumstances exist which warrant a waiver. A board member shall be considered not to have attended any meeting for which the member was not present for at least seventy-five (75) percent of the time the meeting was in session. Departments responsible for boards shall monitor attendance of board members and shall notify the subject board member when that member's absences, less those waived, exceed fifteen (15) percent of the scheduled meetings held. At that time, the department director or designee shall give notice in writing to the subject board member that automatic removal will occur if absences exceed twenty-five (25) percent of all scheduled meetings in a given calendar year. At such time as a member's absences exceed twenty-five (25) percent of all scheduled meetings, the department director or designee shall notify the city auditor and clerk who shall advise the subject member in writing that the member has automatically been removed from board membership.
i) This board consists of five members.
j) The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month (with the exception of August) at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers.
Contact Person: Steven Cover, Director of Planning, Phone: 941-365-2200 ext. 4171
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