BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

Boards and commissions are important in that they enable citizens to participate in Ozark's government processes. Their activities help shape and influence public policy.  While some boards and commissions are appointed entirely by City officials, the Mayor and/or City Council, others are jointly appointed by the City and other organizations.  If you are interested in volunteering your time to serve on a board or commission, please contact the Mayor’s office at 334-774-3300.

 

Below is a list and description of active Boards and Commissions for the City of Ozark and Ozark-Dale County:

Adjustments & Appeals Board

The board as established by the city council shall hear and decide requests for appeals or variance from the requirements of an ordinance.

 

Airport Advisory Board

The purpose of the board is to provide assistance and guidance to city officials concerning the development and operation of the airport including meeting with other airport officials, Federal Aviation Administration representatives and Alabama Department of Aeronautics representatives in an official capacity.

 

E-911 Commissioners

The district board of commissioners shall have the following authority:(1)Levy on all of the telephone subscribers within the district an emergency telephone service charge in an amount not to exceed five (5) percent of the tariff rate.(2)Obtain the necessary lines and equipment to provide enhanced universal emergency service or E-911 service, as defined in Act 96-47.(3)Collect from local telephone companies on a monthly basis the amount collected from these companies attributable to the emergency telephone service charge.(4)Disburse funds collected from the emergency telephone service charge, or any other sources in the discharge of its responsibilities under law;(5)Where the revenues set in (1) above prove to be in excess of the amounts needed to operate the service, the board of commissioners may reduce the subscribers' levy according to law;(6)Determine from the options defined in Act No. 96-47 the most feasible means of responding to the emergency calls from within the communications district. (7)Any other functions authorized by Act No. 96-47 including entering into additional cooperative agreements with other E-911 systems as is deemed necessary or advisable.

 

Hospital Authority Board
​Contact the Mayor's office at 334-774-3300.

 

Housing Authority Board

For information on this board, visit their website at ​http://www.officialhousingauthority.com/.

 

Industrial Development Board
Contact the Mayor's office at 334-774-3300.

Leisure Services Board

The purpose and goal of the board shall principally be, but not limited to, providing guidance and recommendations for programs and facilities, which provide for the recreational and leisure activity needs of the city. The board shall assist in the planning and development of new opportunities to provide recreation and leisure activities and to make recommendations concerning the most effective use of existing programs.

 

Medical Clinic Board
Contact the Mayor's office at 334-774-3300.

 

Planning Commission

The planning commission is authorized and empowered to make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the city, including any areas outside its boundaries which, in the commission's judgment, bear relation to the planning of such municipality.

 

Public Building Authority
Contact the Mayor's office at 334-774-3300.

 

Ozark–Dale Technology Center for Development Industry Advisory Board

The purpose and goal of this board shall primarily be to, but not limited to, advance knowledge and understanding of economics, matters of public concern, finance, education and training, science and technology, economic planning and development and other subjects related to improved efficiency, development and acceleration of both quality and quantity of economic growth and employment opportunities for the occupants of the technology center.

 

Ozark-Dale County Economic Development Corporation

For information on this board, visit their website at http://odedc.com/.

 

Ozark-Dale County Library Inc.
For information on this board, visit their website http://www.odcpl.com/.

 

Ozark City School Board

For information on this board, visit their website at https://www.ozarkcityschools.net.

 

SE Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission
For information on this board, visit their website at https://www.searpdc.org/.

 

Tree Board
It shall be the responsibility of the Tree Board to study, investigate, counsel and develop, and/or update annually, and administer a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets and in other public areas. Such a plan will be presented annually to the city council and upon its acceptance and approval shall constitute the official comprehensive city tree plan for the city. The board, when requested by the city council, shall consider, investigate, make finding, report and recommend upon any special matter of question coming within the scope of its work.

 

Utilities Board

The board of directors for the utility board of the municipality oversees the waterworks plant and distribution system and the sanitary sewer system.

 

Wiregrass Mental Health

Contact the Mayor's office at 334-774-3300.

 

Zoning, Adjustments, & Appeals Board

The board, in appropriate cases and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, shall have the following powers: Interpretation of boundaries, hear and decide appeals, authorize variances, hear and decide special exceptions.

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