Board of Adjustment / Planning & Zoning Commission

Board of Adjustment / Planning & Zoning Commission

Purpose:

As per Section 12.03.205 of the Highlands County Code of Ordinances, the Board of Adjustment shall have the power and duties to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirements, decision or determination made by the enforcing official. The Board of Adjustment also has the power to hear and make determinations on zoning variances and special exception applications.

As per Section 12.03.301 of the Highlands County Code of Ordinances, the Planning & Zoning Commission shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners, and shall provide recommendations on zoning and land use changes, as well as amendments to the Land Development Regulations.

AUTHORITY:
Sections 12.03.200 and 12.03.300 of the Highlands County Code of Ordinances

MEMBERSHIP:

The P&Z shall consist of seven voting members and two nonvoting members, with three alternates to serve in the absence of voting members and two nonvoting alternates to serve in the absence of the nonvoting members. The seven voting members and three alternates shall be qualified electors of the county appointed by the BCC. One of the nonvoting members shall be a representative of the school district appointed by the School Board of Highlands County, Florida, which may also appoint one of the nonvoting alternates to serve in the absence of the regular nonvoting member. The other nonvoting member shall be a representative of a military installation wholly or partially located in the county appointed by the commanding officer of that installation, who may also appoint a nonvoting alternate to serve in the absence of that regular nonvoting member.

The members of the Planning & Zoning shall serve, ex officio, as the Board of Adjustment, and the alternates to the Planning & Zoning shall serve, ex officio, as the alternates to the Board of Adjustment to serve in the absence of the regular members.

TERMS:
Members serve four-year terms.

MEETINGS:
Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 3:00 pm.

CONTACT / STAFF Liaison:
Rachel Barry / Staff Liaison
(863) 402-6638

Members:
R.R. "Bob" Howard, Jr.
Term Expires: 01/15/2021

Suzanne Hunnicutt
Term Expires: 02/21/2021

RIck Ingler
Term Expires: 04/20/2022

Joan Mack
Term Expires:  04/20/2022

Thomas Roberts
Term Expires: 04/20/2022

Chip Boring
Term Expires:  01/18/2023

Rob Reed
Term Expires: 01/18/2023