Boards and Committees

Citizen participation in the local government is essential if we are to maintain the quality of life we enjoy in Lake Alfred. Opportunities exist for citizen volunteers to work with the government by serving on advisory boards. 

 Vacancies

Board or Committee Vacancies Qualifications
General Employees’ Retirement Board 0 Three members must be employees; three must be residents of the City of Lake Alfred; one is chosen by the previous six members
Parks and Recreation Board 2 Alternates All members must be a resident of the City of Lake Alfred
Planning and Zoning Board All members must be a resident of the City of Lake Alfred.
Police and Fire Retirement Board 0 Two members must be residents of the City of Lake Alfred; one must be a Police Officer; one must be Firefighter; one is chosen by the previous four members.

STANDING COMMITTEES / BOARDS

Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z Board)

The board consists of seven (7) regular members, and two (2) alternate members who are appointed by the City Commission for a term of three years. Members of this board shall be a resident of the city. This board meets monthly at 6:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month. The Planning and Zoning Board is designated as the local planning agency in accordance with F.S. 163.3174 and reviews development applications and the Technical Review Committee recommendations at a public hearing.

The duties of the board are to advise and make recommendations to the City Commission regarding applications or designations on property within the City, review and make decisions on the applications submitted for variances, interpret and determine the intent of provisions set forth in the code that are unclear or in conflict with other regulations, and to consider the need for revision or addition to regulations in the Unified Land Development Code or the Comprehensive Plan to recommend changes to the City Commission. (Unified Land Development Code, Section 9.2.2.3 – Planning and Zoning Board.)

Parks and Recreation Board (P&R Board)

The board consists of five (5) regular members, and two (2) alternate members who are appointed by the City Commission for a term of three years. Members of this board shall be an elector of the city who has resided within the city limits for not less than one full calendar year. This board meets at 6:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of every other month. The Parks and Recreation Board is an advisory board to the City Commission on matters regarding recreational activities and use of lands designated as city parks.

The duties of the board are to advise and make recommendations to the City Commission regarding usage of city property for parks and recreational activities, may establish fees for the use of municipal recreational facilities, submit plans for use of recreational property, and review all new construction or major modifications to the city parks and recreational facilities which shall be handled by the City Manager. (Code of Ordinances, Article III- Boards, Committees, Commissions Division 3 – Parks and Recreation Board.)

General Employee Retirement Board

The Board consist of seven (7) board members. Three (3) of the board members shall be residents of the City and are appointed by the City Commission; three (3) members must be employees of the City and are elected by a majority of their peers; the seventh member is chosen by the collective six board members. Board terms are for three years. All nonemployee members must be a resident of the City of Lake Alfred.

The Board administers and is responsible for the proper operation of the General Employees’ retirement plan by engaging in actuarial accounting, legal and other services required to transact business of the system.

 Police and Fire Retirement Board

The Board is made up of five (5) board members. Two (2) of the board members must be legal residents of the City and are appointed by the City Commission; one (1) must a police officer who is participating the retirement plan; one (1) must be a firefighter who is participating in the retirement plan; the fifth member is chosen by a majority of the collective four members.

All members must be a resident of the City of Lake Alfred; must be a Police Officer who is in the plan; must be a Firefighter who is in the plan.

The Board administers and is responsible for the proper operation of the Police and Fire retirement plan by engaging in actuarial accounting, legal and other services required to transact business of the system.

All interested residents are encouraged to submit an application. Please download our Application for Board Appointment. Upon completion, submit your application to:

LBourgeois@mylakealfred.com

City of Lake Alfred
City Clerk’s Office
155 E. Pomelo Street
Lake Alfred, FL 33850