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The Town of Oakland would like to welcome new Planning & Zoning Board member Michael Knapik, 1st alternate Blaine Dooley and 2nd alternate Tim Watts. These members were officially appointed during the Town Commission meeting on Dec. 8 and sworn in by Town Clerk Elise Hui on Dec. 15.The alternate positions were recently created as part of the Zoning Code revisions approved earlier this year. Alternates may attend meetings and can participate in discussions, however will only be able to vote if a regular member is absent from the meeting.
The Town of Oakland Planning & Zoning Board meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month as needed at 6:30 p.m. and may also meet for work sessions. The Board implements the comprehensive plan adopted by the Town with reasonable consideration, among other things, to the prevailing land uses, growth characteristics and the character of the respective districts. The Board encourages the most appropriate use of the land throughout the town, from time to time revising and amending the plan.The Town of Oakland has a number of boards and committees which provide assistance to staff and the Town Commission. Most have monthly meetings and require only a few hours of a volunteer’s time. These meetings are all open to the public.The Town is looking for up to 10 interested local residents to form a Solid Waste Advisory Committee. This committee will make recommendations to the Town Commission concerning future procurement of solid waste services. Apply today at https://oaklandfl.gov/978/Solid-Waste-Advisory-Committee.