Polk County is seeking interested individuals to serve as regular and alternate members on two volunteer citizen boards: the Planning Commission (PC) and the Board of Adjustment (BOA). Volunteers for citizen boards must reside in Polk County. All applicants will be considered as positions on each board become available.
The PC reviews applications for Planned Developments, Conditional Uses, Comprehensive Plan Amendments, District Changes and Land Development Code Text Amendments. The PC normally meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room at the Neil Combee Administration Building at 330 West Church Street in Bartow.
The BOA reviews applications for Variances to setback requirements, Special Exceptions for commercial truck parking, and Temporary Special Exceptions for mobile homes for medical hardship. The BOA normally meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 1:30 PM in the Board Room at the Neil Combee Administration Building at 330 West Church Street in Bartow.
Any interested person may be appointed to one of the citizen boards; however, whenever practical, each board should include members representing each of the following areas:
a. An AICP-certified planner;
b. A licensed professional engineer, surveyor and mapper, architect, or landscape architect;
c. A natural or environmental specialist;
d. A farmer, rancher, or extension agent, or an individual involved in other aspects of agriculture; and
e. A business person, which may include a licensed realtor, licensed general contractor, or subcontractor.
Any interested person should submit a resume by June 17, 2010 including daytime phone number and address of residence, to:
Todd Vargo, AICP
Land Development Division
330 W. Church Street
PO Box 9005
Bartow, FL 33831-9005
Please indicate if you prefer to serve on a particular board; otherwise, volunteers may be considered for either board.