The Town of Ocean Ridge operates as a Town Commission/Manager form of government, and has a Town Commission which acts as the policy making board of the Town with all legislative powers. The Commission consists of five members who are elected at large by the electors of the Town. Any elector of the Town is eligible to hold the office of Town Commissioner.
The Mission of the Town of Ocean Ridge is to create and maintain a beautifully landscaped, diverse seaside community built around the family and civic pride, state of the art public services and infrastructure that enhance the natural beauty of our Town.
There is an annual election on the second Tuesday in March of each year to fill the vacancies occasioned by the expiration or early termination of the terms of office of Commissioners. The Commissioners receive compensation of $100.00 per month. Each year the Commissioners select from their members a Mayor and a Vice Mayor.
The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of five members and two alternate members who are appointed by the Town Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission is an advisory board of the Town that proposes and reviews applications for amendments to the comprehensive plan, hears applications for district boundary change amendments to the Land Development Code, major development site plans and special exceptions including planned residential developments, subdivision plats, and Development plan review applications. The Planning and Zoning Commission makes recommendations to the Town Commission.
The Board of Adjustment consists of five members and two alternate members who are appointed by the Town Commission. The Board of Adjustment acts on any requests for variances to zoning ordinances and hears appeals.
Correspondence to members of the Town Commission or any other board members should be made in care of Tracey Stevens at Ocean Ridge Town Hall, 6450 N Ocean Blvd., Ocean Ridge, FL 33435.
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