Boards and Committees play an important role in the City. Residents and professionals are appointed to serve on these Boards by the Mayor and City Council members. The Boards advise and make recommendations to the Council and staff as to options that are in the best interests of the City and that are logical and fair. The board and committee system allows residents to take part in governmental processes affecting our every day lives. All meetings are open to the public.
- If you are interested in serving on a board or committee, please complete the application form and forward it to the City Clerk.
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- Board of Adjustment
- Educational Advisory Board
- Landscape Planning and Review Board
- Library Board
- Nuisance Abatement Board
- Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
- Plan Adjustment Committee
- Planning and Zoning Board
- Plantation Gateway Advisory Board
- Plantation Midtown Advisory Board
- Review Committee
- Unsafe Structures Board
Board of Adjustment
The Board of Adjustment consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Terms of office are for one year. A representative of the Department of Planning and Zoning attends the meetings to represent the City. The Board conducts administrative review of appeals and grants variances in relation to the City’s zoning code. The meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers.
Educational Advisory Board
The Educational Advisory Board is a seven-member board appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Terms of appointment are one year. The Board serves as a liaison between the City and the various schools. It also promotes programs and community involvement relating to public and private education. The Board generally meets quarterly on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers.
Landscape Planning and Review Board
The Landscape Planning and Review Board consists of seven members, appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The Mayor and Council members each appoint one member and there is one rotating seat. Terms of appointment are one year. The Board is responsible for the review of all proposed landscape plans for projects and developments within the City. The Board generally meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:00 PM in the City Council Chambers.
The Library Board consists of seven members who are appointed by the Mayor and City Council to one-year terms. The Mayor and Council each appoint one member and the seventh member is appointed on a rotating basis. The Library Director serves as ex officio chairperson of the Board. The Board is responsible for reviewing and recommending methods for improving the library program, facilities, and services. It also recommends programs resulting from bequests made to the Library in the form of contributions, donations, record and book collections and other gifts. The Board generally meets quarterly on the second Thursday of the month at 3:30 PM in the conference room of the Plantation Helen B. Hoffman Library. No meetings are held in July or August.
Nuisance Abatement Board
The Nuisance Abatement Board consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Terms of appointment are one year. Meetings are held on an as needed basis.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board consists of 14 members appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The Director of Parks and Recreation serves as an ex officio member. The Board makes recommendations concerning present and future parks and playgrounds as well as recreational and athletic programs. Meetings are generally held quarterly on the fourth Tuesday of the month of March, June, September and on the second Tuesday of the month of December at 6:30 PM at various locations. No meetings are held in July or August.
Plan Adjustment Committee
The Plan Adjustment Committee consists of three members: the Director of Planning & Zoning, the Chief Building Official and a Council member who serves on a rotating basis. Representatives from the Zoning and Landscape departments attend in an advisory capacity. The Committee approves minor adjustments to site plan design and landscape approvals previously approved by City Council, or site plans that were approved by other governmental entities prior to the subject property’s annexation into the City, and plans detailing the proposed installation of satellite dish antennas. The meetings are generally scheduled on the second Thursday at 8:30 AM in the City Council Chambers unless notified otherwise.
Planning and Zoning Board
The Planning and Zoning Board consists of seven members with six alternate members, appointed to one-year terms by the Mayor and City Council. Each elected official appoints one regular voting member and one alternate member. There is one rotating seat. The Director of Planning and Zoning or his designee attends the meetings. It is the Board’s responsibility to review land development regulations, codes and amendments, as defined in the Comprehensive Plan. The Board also considers conditional use approvals, rezoning applications, and commercial or multi family site plans, elevations and landscaping approvals. The meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers.
The seven member Plantation Gateway Advisory Board was created in 1990, to advise the Plantation Gateway Board of Directors, which is also City Council, on how to spend monies generated within the Plantation Gateway special taxing district. Made up of property/business owners within the Plantation Gateway Redevelopment District, the Board also provides input on the redevelopment of the District and represents local businesses and property owners in conveying information to City staff and the Board of Directors. The Advisory Board generally meets quarterly on the second Thursday of the month at 12:00 PM.
New Meeting Venue:
Jim Ward Community Center
Key Largo Room
301 NW 46th Ave
Plantation, FL 33317
The Plantation Midtown Advisory Board consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Terms of appointment are one year and appointees must be businesspersons or property owners within the District. The Director of Planning and Zoning or his designee also attends the meetings. The Board is empowered to apply for and receive grants, levy an ad valorem tax and may use special assessments to support planning and implementation of District improvements. The Advisory Board generally meets every other month on the second Wednesday at 12:00 noon in the Development Services Building in the 1st Floor Conference Room.
The Review Committee consists of members from City staff. The Director of Planning and Zoning, the City Engineer, Fire Chief, Chief of Police, Chief Building Official or their designee serve on this committee. The Planning and Zoning Director chairs the meeting. The Committee reviews all proposals to be submitted to the Planning and Zoning Board and other matters as required by City Council, i.e., plats, site data records, land use amendments, re-zonings, conditional use, etc..
Unsafe Structures Board
The Unsafe Structures Board consists of seven members who serve three-year terms appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Members are appointed from designated occupations. The Chief Building Official attends the meetings representing the City. The Assistant City Attorney attends the meetings to advise and represent the Board in legal matters. The Board hears and determines appeals from the Chief Building Official concerning a building that may be a fire hazard and/or unsafe. An appeal of the decision of the Board can be made to the Circuit Court. Meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis.