Baldwin County, Alabama
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File #: 20-1263    Version: 1
Agenda section: Action Items Status: Passed
File created: 6/25/2020 Meeting type: Baldwin County Commission Regular
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action: 7/7/2020
Agenda item title: Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Commission - Board Appointment(s)
Attachments: 1. Arthur Oken - Resignation Letter, 2. Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Commission - Active

Meeting Type:   BCC Regular Meeting

Meeting Date:  7/7/2020

Item Status:   New

From: Vince Jackson, Planning Director

Submitted by:  Vince Jackson, Planning Director

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ITEM TITLE

Title

Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Commission - Board Appointment(s)

Body

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

Related to the Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Commission, take the following actions:

1)  Accept the resignation of Mr. Arthur Oken dated February 28, 2020 and thank Mr. Oken for his prior civic service as a member of the board; and

2)  Appoint Mr. Jason Padgett as a regular member for a four (4) year pro-rata reduced term, to fill the place-seat and unexpired term formerly held by Mr. Arthur Oken, said term to commence on July 7, 2020, and expire on July 17, 2022.

 

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

 

Previous Commission action/date:  September 17, 2019

 

Background:  The Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Commission was created by Baldwin County Local Legislative Act, specifically Act No. 91-719 (1991), as amended by Act. No 93-668 (1993), as amended by Act No. 98-665 (1998), as amended by Act No. 2006-609 (2006), as amended by Act No. 2010-719 (2010). The aforementioned Alabama laws are codified at Section 45-2-261 through 45-2-261.18 of the Code of Alabama 1975.

Section 45-2-261.01 of the Code of Alabama 1975 provides that the Planning and Zoning Commission shall be composed as a board of nine (9) regular members and other temporary members appointed by the Baldwin County Commission. All regular members shall be qualified electors and actual residents of Baldwin County; one (1) and only one (1) regular member may be a qualified elector who resides in the corporate limits of a Baldwin County municipality. All regular members shall serve a term of four (4) years each except when filing a vacant place seat (which shall be for the balance of the unexpired term). All temporary members shall serve a one-time term of three (3) years each and represent, respectively and singularly, a new Planning (Zoning) district which elects to come within the planning and zoning authority of the Baldwin County Commission. A temporary member shall be a qualified elector from the new Planning (Zoning) District. In the event of any vacancy, such vacancy shall be filled by appointment of the Baldwin County Commission.

All members of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall serve without compensation and no member shall be a county officer or employee.

Furthermore, Section 45-2-261.40 of the Code of Alabama 1975 authorizes the Baldwin County Commission to appoint real estate agents or other persons in the field of real estate to the Planning and Zoning Commission; however, such number shall not exceed three (3) members.

Due to the recent resignation of Mr. Arthur Oken, the Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Commission currently has one (1) vacancy. The Planning staff respectfully requests the appointment of Mr. Jason Padgett as a member to fill the place-seat and unexpired term formerly held by Mr. Oken, said term to commence on July 7, 2020, and expire on July 17, 2022. Mr. Oken also resigned from the Board of Adjustment for County Commission District 1. The Board vacancy, however, will be addressed at a later date.

Planning staff has verified that this appointment meets the qualifications to be appointed to the Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

Total cost of recommendation:  N/A

 

Budget line item(s) to be used:  N/A

 

If this is not a budgeted expenditure, does the recommendation create a need for funding?  N/A

 

 

LEGAL IMPACT

 

Is legal review necessary for this staff recommendation and related documents? 

N/A

 

Reviewed/approved by:  N/A

 

Additional comments:  N/A

 

 

ADVERTISING REQUIREMENTS

 

Is advertising required for this recommendation?  N/A

 

If the proof of publication affidavit is not attached, list the reason: N/A

 

FOLLOW UP IMPLEMENTATION

 

For time-sensitive follow up, select deadline date for follow up:  N/A

 

Individual(s) responsible for follow up:  Commission Administration Office

 

Action required (list contact persons/addresses if documents are to be mailed or emailed): 

Send appointment letter to:

 

Mr. Jason M. Padgett

53689 Highway 59

Stockton, Alabama 36579

 

Send thank you letter to:

 

Mr. Arthur J. Oken

500 Spanish Fort Boulevard #8

Spanish Fort, Alabama 36527

 

Cc:

Vince Jackson

DJ Hart

Additional instructions/notes:  N/A