Dauphin Island Sunset Capital of Alabama

Boards & Commissions

Planning Commission

The objectives of the Planning Commission are to assist the Mayor and Town Council in the preparation, maintenance and implementation of plans, regulations and ordinances for the orderly development of the Town. The Planning Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Town Council Chambers of the Town Hall, 1011 Bienville Boulevard. Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528. The meetings are scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM unless a public hearing is scheduled or a special meeting is called by the Chairman.

The Planning Commission consists of nine members, including the Mayor, one other member of the Town Council and an Administrative Official of the Town. These three members serve four-year terms corresponding to the term of the Mayor. The other six positions are filled by citizens who are appointed by the Mayor. Their term of office is six years. All members of the Planning Commission shall be full-time residents of Dauphin Island. All terms of office coincide with the fiscal year for the Town of Dauphin Island beginning the first of October and ending on the last day of September each year.

Any vacancy in the commission membership caused by death, resignation or removal for cause shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment of the Mayor except for a Council Member, whose unexpired term shall be filled by selection of the Council from among its remaining members. Any Commission Member absent for three consecutive meetings (excluding excused absences) shall be replaced.

Commission Members

Mayor: Jeff Collier
Council Rep: Mary Thompson
Secretary: Wanda Sandagger

Position 1

2013-2019
Neil Sass

Position 4

2010-2016
Pat Edwards

Position 2

2014-2020
Imelda McLemore

Position 5

2011-2017
Carolyn Wood

Position 3

2009-2015
Charles Broach​

Position 6

2012-2018
Earle Connell

Commission Forms and Documents

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Board of Adjustments

The function of the Board of Adjustments is to provide an administrative appeal for any challenge of an action or decision of an official relating to the zoning ordinance. The administrative powers of the Board include deciding appeals where there is an alleged error, to grant special exceptions to the zoning ordinance and to authorize specific variances from the terms of the ordinance when an unnecessary hardship is proven.

When a request for an appeal is received, the Secretary will schedule a public hearing for the fourth Tuesday of the month to hear the appeal. The meetings are scheduled to begin at 5:00 PM in the Town Council Chambers of the Town Hall, 1011 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528 unless a special meeting is called by the Chairman and set for a different time.

The Board of Adjustments consists of five regular members and two supernumerary members. The positions are filled by citizens who are appointed by the Mayor. Their term of office is three years. All members of the Board of Adjustments shall be full-time residents of Dauphin Island. All terms of office coincide with the fiscal year for the Town of Dauphin Island beginning the first of October and ending on the last day of September each year. Any vacancy in the Board’s membership caused by death, resignation or removal for cause shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment of the Mayor.

Board of Adjustments Members

Chairperson Jack Gaines Sr.

Supernumerary Mary Porter

Co-Chairperson Lynn Johnson

Council Member Shirley Robinson

Member Paul Mason

Supernumerary Dena McKee

Member Fred Stewart

Secretary Mary Strickland

Board of Adjustments Forms and Documents