County Commission re-ups Developer Committee
November 6, 2018
The Indian River Board of County Commissioners (BCC) voted today to give a new lease on life to the expiring Development Review and Permit Process Advisory Committee.
The request to extend the committee came from several developers on the committee who have sought, among other things, to reduce if not eliminate requirements in future developments for littoral zones that help filter nutrients and sediments from runoff.
Members of the Committee were appointed by each of the County Commissioners. All but one board member, Carter Taylor, were appointed from the ranks of developers, architects, engineers, and builders. Taylor was joined by Christopher Murphy, P. E. in opposing the proposed changes to littoral zone requirements, but they were outvoted by seven to two.
Board member Joseph Paladin was absent for that vote, and has asked the littoral zone matter be revisited for further discussion in the extended term.
The Committee was originally chartered with a one-year term to review ways to reduce regulation and streamline county approval process for new development and construction permitting.