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Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals

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The Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals conducts public hearings and render decisions on special exceptions, variances and appeals; and conduct public hearings prior to making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on changes in zoning and amendments to the County’s land development regulations and comprehensive plan; considers and approves site plans and development orders  for major developments, and performs other duties as set forth by the County’s land development regulations. The Planning Board is also designated as the Local Planning Agency.  

The Board consists of 7 members and one alternate that serve staggered 3-year terms.  All members of the Board must be residents of Okeechobee County.  Members of this Board must also file a Statement of Financial Interests Form 1 with the Supervisor of Elections for any whole or partial calendar year during which the citizen served as a member of the Board.

The Board meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue.

The Board works with the Planning Division of the Okeechobee County Community Development Department.  For more information, contact the Community Development Department at (863) 763-5548. 

To be considered for appointment to this Board, you may download the application at: 
Citizen Application for Committee Advisory Board [rev 8-15-19] PDFA and ADA ckd

 

Planning Board/Board of Adjustments and Appeals

Board Member

Term

 Frank Cunningham

03/01/2020

 Weston Harvey

 03/01/2020

 Lawrence Fipps

03/01/2020

 Ted Kelchner, Chair

03/01/2021 

 Joey Hoover

03/01/2021 
 Matthew Buxton

 03/01/2022

 Paul Howell 

 03/01/2022

Brian Trimble - Alternate Member 

 03/01/2022