Planning Board



Staff Liaison

Stephen Boyett,
Development Services Administrator


The Planning Board holds meetings on an as-needed basis.  Meetings are announced via public notices issued by the Village Clerk. 


David Wray, Chairdwray@bhisland.comTerm ends: June 2024
William “Zan” Pope, Vice Chairzanpope@gmail.comTerm ends: June 2024
Betsi Stephenbetsistephen@gmail.comTerm ends: June 2026
James Clarkjaclark@mindspring.comTerm ends: June 2026
Rodney Jacksonrodney.d.jackson@gmail.comTerm ends: June 2024


Marianna Fitz Hughmariannaf@aol.comTerm Ends: June 2024
Chris Webbwebb8638@bellsouth.netTerm Ends: June 2025


The Planning Board is the public agency empowered to prepare, review, and maintain a comprehensive plan and to evaluate proposed changes in land use, either by public or private developers, for conformance with the plan.; to facilitate and coordinate citizen engagement in the planning process; to develop and recommend policies and ordinances related to development; to make recommendations to the Council with respect to all zoning text and map amendments, and to perform any other related duties that the Village Council may direct. In addition to these powers, the Planning Board shall convene when necessary as a quasi-judicial decision-making board to hear and decide special use permits, variances, and appeals of administrative decisions by a zoning official charged with the enforcement of any ordinance adopted as part of the Village’s Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 32 of the Village ordinances).

Members of the Planning Board are appointed by the Village Council. The Planning Board consists of five members and two alternates. The term of each regular member and alternate is three years commencing on July 1 of the year of appointment, except that in appointing the initial Planning Board under the updated Zoning Chapter of the Village Code of Ordinances adopted in June 2021, the Council shall appoint two regular members and one alternate to an initial two-year term that expires June 30, 2023, in order to create staggered terms.

There are no term limits for service on the Planning Board. Council may fill vacancies for the unexpired term only. The two alternates shall substitute in the absence or temporary disqualification of any regular member or to fill a vacancy pending appointment of a member. When substituting, such alternates shall have the same voting privileges as a regular member.