Winter Springs consists of the following Boards and Committees. If you are interested in joining one of these boards & committees, please click here for an application.
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Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is a five member Advisory Committee appointed by the City Commission for a Term of four years.

"The purpose of the Committee is to promote trail, pedestrian and bicycle circulation systems and encourage increased use of non-motorized transportation in the City. The Committee shall perform the following duties:
(1) Serve as an advocate for the adoption of a Trail and Bicycle System Master Plan for the City.
(2) Promote pedestrian and bicycle travel as a viable transportation choice to connect neighborhoods with parks, schools, commercial areas, and other destinations in the City and surrounding area.
(3) Assist with identifying funding sources and implementation strategies which further the development of an interconnected network of trails, sidewalks and bikeways within the City.
(4) Recommend to the City Commission establishment, development, planning, funding and maintenance of specific trail, sidewalk and bicycle projects.
(5) Consider all matters submitted to it by the City Commission or Staff and shall offer suggestions or recommendations on its own initiative. It shall receive petitions and suggestions from the citizens of the City, and shall cooperate with civic groups, governmental agencies, and other organizations regarding trail, sidewalk and bicycle system planning and implementation."
Regular meetings are held Quarterly on the third Wednesday of March, June, September, and December at 5:30 p.m.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is a five member Advisory Board appointed by the City Commission and they serve as Trustee and Retirement Committee of the Defined Benefit Plan and Trust, and the Board of Trustees is authorized to execute the Defined Benefit Plan. The Board of Trustees shall administer the Defined Benefit Plan pursuant to the provisions contained therein.

Regular meetings are held Quarterly on the second Tuesday of February, May, August, and November at 5:30 p.m.

Code Enforcement Board

There shall be a Code Inspector who may be any authorized agent or employee of the City. It shall be his duty to ensure code compliance and to initiate enforcement proceedings. If it is determined that there has been a violation of the Codes of the City, the Code Inspector shall notify the Violator and give him a reasonable time to correct such Violation. Should the violation continue beyond the time specified for correction, the code inspector shall notify the enforcement board and request a hearing pursuant to the procedure hereinafter established.

At the conclusion of the hearing, the Code Enforcement Board shall issue findings of fact, based on evidence of record, and conclusions of law and shall issue an order affording the proper relief consistent with powers granted herein. The Code Enforcement Board shall have the following powers:

  • Adopt rules for the conduct of its Hearings
  • Subpoena alleged Violators and Witnesses to its Hearings which may be served by the County Sheriff or by the Police Department of the City of Winter Springs
  • Subpoena evidence
  • Take testimony under Oath
  • Issue orders having the force of law commanding whatever steps are necessary to bring a Violation into Compliance
  • Access fines

This is a seven (7) member Board appointed the City Commission and who are appointed for a Term of three years pursuant to Florida Statutes.

Regular meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Districting Commission

The Districting Commission is established by Charter and is a seven member Advisory Commission appointed by the City Commission and who are responsible for filing a report containing a recommended plan for establishment or adjustment of the district boundaries. By City Ordinance, this Advisory Commission meets every three (3) years.

The next Districting Commission will be selected in late 2012 or early 2013.

Regular meetings will be held as determined.

Oak Forest Wall and Beautification District Advisory Committee

The City Commission may establish, by Resolution, an Advisory Committee for any Assessment Area within which Assessments are imposed. Each Advisory Committee shall consist of at least five members appointed by the City Commission. Members of the Advisory Committee may be residents or persons with a vocational or investment interest in the assessed area.

Each Advisory Committee, for its respective assessed area, and in conjunction with City staff personnel, shall timely provide input and recommendations to City staff or City consulting professionals assigned the task of providing technical assistance in the following activities: (1) development of a budget for the desired local improvement or related services, (2) imposition of assessments to fund the local improvement or related services, (3) issuance of the Obligations when required, and (4) maintenance of the local improvement or the provision of related services. The Advisory Committee shall review and discuss issues related to the foregoing and other directly related matters of interest to the owners of property within the respective assessed areas and make such recommendations thereon as the advisory committee deems appropriate.

This Advisory Committee appointed by the City Commission are appointed for a Term of four years and who specifically will review and discuss issues related to the foregoing and other directly related matters of interest to the owners of property within the Oak Forest community.

To serve on this Advisory Committee, you need to reside within the Oak Forest Wall and Beautification Assessment District.

A Regular meeting is held annually, typically on the second Thursday of the month of May at 5:30 p.m.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee is a nine (9) member Advisory Committee appointed by the City Commission and who are appointed for a Term of four years.

"The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee is to promote park and recreation programs of the City and to recommend to the Parks and Recreation Director, as well as other City Staff and the City Commission as needed, policies and actions to promote, plan, design, construct and utilize city parks and related special events, fundraising and recreation programs.

The Committee shall perform the following duties:
(1) Advise and assist the Parks and Recreation Director, as well as other City Staff and the City Commission as needed, in matters involving or affecting City parks and recreation:
(2) Keep the Parks and Recreation Director, as well as other City Staff and the City Commission as needed, informed of the status and progress of recreational and parks services, plans, special events, fundraisers and activities;
(3) Advise and make recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Director, as well as other City Staff and the City Commission as needed, regarding the promotion of citizen participation in recreation and park programs and distribution of information about leisure activities offered by the City; and
(4) Assist the Parks and Recreation Director, as well as other City Staff and the City Commission as needed, in the implementation of the goals, objectives and policies of the Recreation and Open Space Element of the City's Comprehensive Plan."

Regular meetings are held Quarterly on the first Tuesday of February, May, August, and November at 5:30 p.m.

Planning and Zoning Board

The Planning and Zoning Board shall consist of five members appointed by the City Commission for a Term of four years.

"It shall be the duty of the Planning and Zoning Board to:
(1) Recommend to the City Commission the boundaries of the various original Zoning districts and appropriate regulations to be enforced therein and any proposed amendments thereto and to collect data and keep itself informed as to the best practices generally in effect in the matter of City Planning and Zoning to the end that it may be qualified to act on measures affecting the present and future movement of traffic, the segregation of residential and business districts and the convenience and safety of persons and property in any way dependent on City Planning and Zoning. The Board shall recommend the boundaries of districts and appropriate regulations.
(2) To hear and make recommendations on appeals only where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an Administrative Official in the enforcement of any Zoning Ordinance or regulations adopted, as provided in this chapter.
(3) To review and make recommendations to the City Commission on any application for Variance, as provided in this chapter.
(4) To review and make recommendations to the City Commission on any application for Conditional Use, as provided in this chapter.
(5) To review and make recommendations to the City Commission on any application for Waiver, as provided in this chapter.
(6) To hear and make recommendations on such other matters and issues and give such guidance as may be required by Law or requested of it by the City Commission.

The Planning and Zoning Board may recommend such rules of procedure as are necessary and not in conflict with the provisions of the Code of Ordinances of the City, or those Statutes of the State which are specifically applicable to municipalities.

In addition to the duties set forth above, the Planning and Zoning Board shall serve as the local Land Planning Agency pursuant to the County Comprehensive Planning Act and the Local Government Comprehensive Planning Act of the State and the Board shall commence such duties on the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan by the City Commission."

Regular meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Tuscawilla Lighting and Beautification District Advisory Committee

The City Commission may establish, by Resolution, an Advisory Committee for any Assessment Area within which Assessments are imposed. Each Advisory Committee shall consist of at least five members appointed by the City Commission. Members of the Advisory Committee may be residents or persons with a vocational or investment interest in the assessed area. All members of any Advisory Committee shall serve at the pleasure of the City Commission.

Each Advisory Committee, for its respective assessed area, and in conjunction with City staff personnel, shall timely provide input and recommendations to City staff or City consulting professionals assigned the task of providing technical assistance in the following activities: (1) development of a budget for the desired local improvement or related services, (2) imposition of assessments to fund the local improvement or related services, (3) issuance of the Obligations when required, and (4) maintenance of the local improvement or the provision of related services. The advisory committee shall review and discuss issues related to the foregoing and other directly related matters of interest to the owners of property within the respective assessed areas and make such recommendations thereon as the advisory committee deems appropriate.

This Advisory Committee appointed by the City Commission are appointed for a Term of four years and are tasked with reviewing and discussing issues related to the foregoing and other directly related matters of interest to the owners of property within the Tuscawilla community.

To serve on this Advisory Committee, you need to reside within the Tuscawilla Lighting and Beautification Assessment District.

Regular meetings are held Quarterly on the third Wednesday of January, April, July, and October at 5:15 p.m.


Other Ad Hoc Committees as may be established from time to time.

Note: Please be advised that the above information is subject to change. Feel free to check with the Office of the City Clerk for further information or updates about the City's current Advisory Boards and Committees and the Code Enforcement Board.

We would like to encourage you to submit a Board/Committee Application for any and all Boards and Committees that you may be interested in serving on, as opening may arise at any time.

Most of the City's Boards and Committees meet Quarterly, but a few meet on a monthly basis. Being a part of one of our Boards and Committees only requires a few hours of one's time monthly or quarterly, but for this small effort, the rewards are incredible! - serving the Mayor and City Commission; meeting and working alongside fellow citizens; learning more about the City; and working with the City's professional and technical Staff.

Again, should you be interested in joining one of these Boards/Committees, please click here for an application.

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