City of Brooksville Seeks Board Volunteers

City Council for the City of Brooksville is now accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering their time to serve as a member on the following advisory boards or commissions:

Beautification Board

One (1) position to fill an unexpired four-year term ending December 31, 2016.

The Beautification Board was established November 18, 1985 by Resolution No. 85-17. Members are appointed by City Council and consist of seven (7) voting members. In addition to the appointed members of the Board, the Articles of the Beautification Board state “A City Council member (reappointed each December), the City Manager* or his designee, and an appointed representative for the *County shall serve as ex-officio members of the Board.” A non-voting Student Representative was added in 1992.

This board is responsible for the beautification of the City of Brooksville through education of the citizens, utilizing contests, information, award programs, etc. The Board Members serve four-year staggered terms of office, all expiring in December of their respective term, as amended by Policy No. 4-2008 adopted by City Council 10/6/2008, and are governed by Articles adopted by the Board and approved by City Council.

Brooksville Housing Authority

One (1) alternate position to fill an unexpired four-year term of office through May 31, 2017.

The Brooksville Housing Authority Board is appointed by the Mayor of the City of Brooksville with approval of City Council, as set forth in F.S. 421.05. The Authority consists of five voting members plus one Alternate. All reasonable efforts will be made to seek applications from residents within the housing complex to serve on this board, striving to appoint two resident members* if possible. This commission is a decision-making public body, responsible for setting policy, guidelines and budgets for total management, operation and maintenance of the Housing Authority properties pursuant to Chapter 421, Florida Statutes, and any state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to the operation of a housing project via public funding sources. The terms of office are for four-year terms, appointed by the Mayor with concurrence of the governing body (Council).

Board Members must file a Financial Disclosure Statement with the Supervisor of Elections annually.

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

One (1) position to fill an unexpired four-year ending December 31, 2017.
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board consists of seven (7) members, one (1) of which is a City Council Member appointed each December, and two (2) alternate members. In 1982 funds were donated to the City by members of the McKethan Family. The McKethan Park Recreation Committee was formed to oversee expenditures of these funds, mainly for Capital Outlay items. On January 25, 1988, City Council appointed the McKethan Park Recreation Committee as an advisory board for both McKethan and Tom Varn Park. As a result, the name of the committee was changed to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board.

On August 19, 1991, Council adopted Ordinance No. 500 officially establishing the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board and assigning staggered terms of office to the Board Members. Thereafter, appointed members shall serve fouryear terms, all expiring in December of their respective term, as amended by Policy No. 4-2008 adopted by City Council 10/6/2008. (Ordinance No. 764 was adopted 09/15/08 rescinding Ordinance No. 500 that established the P&R Board and removing it from the City’s Code of Ordinances. The board remained as it was established at that time.)

Planning & Zoning Commission

One (1) alternate position to fill an unexpired four-year ending December 31, 2016.
The Planning & Zoning Commission consists of five (5) voting members and two (2) alternate members who must be City residents. The alternate members would vote in the absence of a full time member. This commission serves as a quasi-judicial decision-making public body to approve final decisions on certain petitions for special exceptions or interpretations and serve in an advisory capacity to make recommendations to City Council on zoning/re-zoning petitions, comprehensive plan amendments, preliminary/final plats, and vacation of right-of-way petitions and other land use and zoning issues and decisions within the City of Brooksville as prescribed by City Code or Florida Statutes. The terms of office are for four (4) years and members must be City residents. The terms shall all expire in December of their respective term, as amended by Policy No. 4-2008 adopted by City Council 10/6/2008.

Board Members must file a Financial Disclosure Statement with the Supervisor of Elections annually.

In order to apply for these board positions, an appropriate application form must be completed with an authorization for a background check. Resumes alone will not be accepted. An application form may be obtained from the office of the City Clerk or on the City of Brooksville website at  www.cityofbrooksville.us/forms and must be completed and returned to:
City of Brooksville City Clerk’s Office
201 Howell Avenue
Brooksville, Florida 34601

All applicants for these volunteer positions must be registered voters in the State of Florida. Any other specific requirements are noted above. Positions are open until filled. Contact the City Clerk’s Office with any questions.

Contact: Melodie Miler, Deputy City Clerk 352-540-3853 [email protected]