Application for Service
Listed below are City Boards and a Commission, which are appointed by the City Council, usually for three-year terms. These Boards are designed to facilitate citizen involvement in the policy-setting process for the City. Appointments are made as needed. Being a member of a City Board requires time, outside study, and dedication to the functions prescribed for each of them. Most times, the only reward is the self knowledge that you are assisting in the very vital and important duties necessary to our City. Those Boards preceded by an asterisk require Financial Disclosure.
If you desire to serve on one of the City's Boards, please fill out the on-line application below. Applications will be on file in the City Clerk's Office for a period of 14 months. In addition, as part of the application process, you are encouraged to contact your City Council members directly to advise them of your desire to serve your community. The contact information for City Council members is available on the City's contact list. For additional information, please contact the City Clerk at 407-539-6219
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS
This Board is established in accordance with the Florida Building Code. Their duties relate to interpretation and enforcement of Building Code standards, and to hear appeals of decisions and interpretations of the Building Official or Fire Official, as applicable. This is a 5-member Board (plus 1 alternate member) that meets only on call. Board members should be composed of individuals with knowledge and experience in technical codes such as: design professionals, contractors, or building industry representatives.
*BOARD OF ZONING ADJUSTMENT
This Board is a quasi-judicial Board established for the purpose of reviewing requests for certain specifically-defined variances from the regulations of each Zoning District as they relate to area, size of structures, yards and open spaces, heights, etc. (They cannot rule on any variance involving the specified use of land.) They are governed by strict adherence to certain criteria as defined within the Zoning Code relating to land hardship. This Board also rules on any appeal of a decision made by the Zoning Official wherein it is alleged the interpretation of the Zoning Code is in error. This is a 5-member Board (plus 1 alternate member) that meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, as needed. The only appeal to their rulings is the Circuit Court.
FISCAL ADVISORY BOARD
This is a 5-member Board consisting of City residents that meets on the first Tuesday of each month. The Board's mission is to serve as an informed voice to the City Council on the financial management and policies of the City. The Board provides recommendations to the Council regarding the City's long-term financial plan and financial practices. The Board monitors events and issues that may affect the financial status of the City, and communicates these events and issues to the City Council.
LAKES ADVISORY BOARD
This Board reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council concerning lakes management (weed control, water quality, aquatic recreational sports, and regulations). This is a 7-member Board that meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
This Board advises and assists the City Council in the planning of City parks and recreational facilities and related programs. This is a 7-member Board which meets the first Wednesday of each month.
This Board reviews personnel matters and advises the City Manager and the City Council on recommendations and/or findings as needed. This is a 5-member Board that meets on call.
*PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
This Commission is the official Local Planning Agency for the City. They are charged with preparation, recommendations, and updates relative to the City's Comprehensive Development Plan. They also review and make recommendations to the City Council concerning requests for land use changes, zoning changes, permitted conditional uses, planned developments, and proposed subdivisions. This is a 5-member Commission that meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Members of the commission must be committed to outside time and study concerning the Zoning Code and the Subdivision Code.
*POLICE OFFICERS & FIREFIGHTERS PENSION TRUST FUND BOARD
This Board consists of the Fire Chief and Police Chief; 2 representatives each from the Fire Department and Police Department elected by members of each department; the Mayor or an elected official; and, 2 City residents appointed by the City Council (preferably a banker and a CPA). The Board recommends City Code revisions concerning pension policy matters to the City Council and meets at least once each quarter. The Board retains professional firms for legal, actuarial, custodial, investment management and consultative services.
TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD
This is a 6-member Board (plus 1 member of the Planning & Zoning Commission). This Board provides recommendations regarding traffic as a component of the Comprehensive Development Plan; reviews and monitors proposed projects of all applicable, regional, County and local committees and boards impacting the City of Maitland; and provides recommendations for use of the Traffic Impact Fee Fund and transportation improvements for the City. This Board meets on the second Thursday of each month.