Planning and Development Board
- 6 p.m.
- First Monday of Each Month Beginning July 2020
- Council Chambers
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Membership. The Board shall consist of five core members. All members shall be residents of the City and will be appointed by a majority vote of the City Council. The term of office for each member shall be three years, or until a successor is appointed. Terms of office shall commence on the first day of March of the year in which appointed.
Ex Officio Members. In addition to the five members, there may be two ex officio members. One may be selected by the Okaloosa County School Board and one may be selected by the Commander at Eglin Air Force Base. Each ex officio member may participate in all discussions of the Board in the same manner and to the same extent as the other members of the Board. The ex officio member may not vote. Each ex officio member may serve at the sole discretion of their represented agency.
Alternate Members. In addition to the five members, two alternate members may be appointed by a majority vote of the City Council to serve as alternates for the term of one year, or until a successor is appointed. Alternate members shall be residents of the City. Alternate members shall substitute for absent members on a rotating basis. When substituting for an absent member, an alternate member may vote and participate in all discussions of the Board in the same manner and to the same extent as the other members of the Board. When not substituting for an absent member(s), alternate members shall not vote on any matter, but may participate in all discussions in the same manner and to the same extent as the other members. Board members and alternate members shall be subject to any forfeiture of office provisions of the Crestview Code of Ordinances. Whenever a vacancy occurs on the Board, the City Council shall fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term as soon as practicable after the vacancy occurs.
Vacancies. If a vacancy occurs on the Board as the result of a resignation, death, or removal of a member, the senior alternate member shall temporarily fill such vacancy without action by the City Council, until the City Council appoints a successor regular member. In the event both alternates have served for the same continuous period of time then the alternate who is next scheduled to substitute for an absent regular member according to the rotation schedule shall temporarily fill the vacancy until the City Council appoints a successor. In the event that the alternate member dies, resigns, is removed, or becomes a member, the City Council shall promptly appoint a qualified person to the unexpired term of the alternate.
- In the event a vacancy occurs on the Board; an alternate member may apply to be a regular member in the same manner as other applicants. In the event an alternate member is appointed as a regular member, then such appointment shall simultaneously terminate such person’s position as an alternate member. In that event, the City Council may then appoint another person to fill the resulting alternate member vacancy.
Attendance. In the event any member should miss three meetings in a 12-month period without justification, they shall be considered as resigned from the board. In that event, the City Council may then appoint another person to fill the resulting vacancy.
- Alternate members may be allowed to miss up to five meetings in a 12-month period without justification.
- In the event of an absence of any member, the Chairman of the Board shall determine if Staff had any contact with the absent member providing the reason for the said absence. With that information the Chairman shall ask for a motion and to excuse or not excuse the absence.
About the Board
The Planning and Development Board/Local Planning Agency (hereinafter Board or PDB) shall have the authority and responsibility to review land use in the City and evaluate planning and regulatory methods and systems for resolving physical, economic, social, environmental and fiscal issues. The City Council directs the Board to carry out functions and powers identified in this Land Development Code.
Pursuant to and in accordance with F.S. § 163.3174 of the Local Government Comprehensive Planning and Land Development Regulation Act, the City Council finds that there is a public purpose in coordinating the planning of the City with the Okaloosa County School Board
- The Board shall use the power and authority conferred upon it by this Land Development Code (LDC) to further its stated public purposes.
The Board shall receive and hear appeals in cases involving the LDC.
The Board shall receive and hear applications for special exceptions/uses and variances to the terms of this LDC, and grant relief where authorized under this LDC. The Board shall also hear, determine and decide appeals, reviewable interpretations, applications or determinations made by an administrative official in the enforcement of this LDC, as provided herein.
The Board shall have any other powers or duties delegated by the City Council.
This board does not operate under a separate budget; however, the City does provide administrative support.
The Planning and Development Board was established by Ordinance 1766 in 2020, and us a replacement board for the Local Planning Agency and the Board of Adjustment,
Note: Term limits are automatically renewed for a like term unless an appointing official or the City Council as a whole states otherwise at the time of re-election, death, dismissal, or resignation by the appointee. Voting by the membership is promulgated by ordinance.