Boards & Commissions Descriptions
To make recommendations on the expenditure of revenue generated from the accommodations tax.
The advisory committee consists of 7 members.
The majority of the advisory committee shall consist of members selected from the hospitality industry of the municipality or county receiving the revenue. At least two of the hospitality industry members must be from the lodging industry where applicable. One member shall represent the cultural organizations of the municipality or county receiving the revenue.
2-3 times during the summer months
The Commission is empowered to acquire such sites, by purchase or lease, and erect such sheds and buildings and such other facilities as in its judgment are suitable for the display and sale of agricultural products, including dairy and poultry products, prepared foods, meats and livestock.
This commission is composed of 6 members, with one appointed by City Council.
This Board is intended to be the first step a citizen can take if they are aggrieved by either a particular zoning requirement or an interpretation of the zoning administrator.
The powers of the Board are as follows and are limited to three specific subject matter areas:
1) Determining appeals from administrative decisions of the zoning administrator;
2) Granting or denying of applications for variances;
3) Granting or denying of applications for special exceptions.
This Board is composed of 7 members.
The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on the fourth Thursday of each month
The Commission shall perform the functions of planning, establishing, developing, constructing, enlarging, improving, maintaining, equipping and operating the civic center.
This Commission shall consist of 11 voting members with 4 members being residents of the City of Florence, appointed by City Council. The Florence City Mayor, or their Council designee, with the approval of Council, shall also serve as a voting member.
Members may serve no more than 2, 4-year terms. The term of office for the Mayor shall be perpetual to the person holding that position.
Supervise, control, operate, and maintain the Memorial Stadium and athletic field and any and all recreational activities upon said premises.
2 members are appointed by the Florence County Council upon the recommendation of the members by City Council.
This Board will hear appeals arising under the building code, the residential code, the electrical code, the fuel gas code, the plumbing code, the mechanical code, the fire code, the energy conservation code and the property maintenance code.
This Board will consist of 9 members appointed by the Mayor.
At all times, at least 4 members will be residents of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) area of the City of Florence
Membership on this board will consist of:
1 – Architect
1 – Engineer
1 – Electrical contractor
1 – General contractor
1 – Mechanical contractor
1 – Plumbing contractor
3 – Laypersons who are residents of the city
With the exception of the laypersons, all of the members of the board shall be licensed by the state in their respective professions and shall have done a significant amount of business with the city in their respective professions so as to be familiar with the city’s code practices.
The Design Review Board primarily reviews requests for the development and renovation of buildings located within the Historic Overlay Districts.
This Board shall consist of 10 members appointed by City Council.
At least 6 members on the Board shall be residents of the City of Florence.
Membership on this Board shall be composed of the following:
1 – Professional Architect
1 – Historian, knowledgeable in local history
1 – Person either specifically qualified by reason of education, training, or experience in the financing of commercial and residential real property or in the areas of real estate
1 – Person actively engaged in business, commerce, or industry
1 – Commercial general contractor licensed by the State of South Carolina
1 – Professional structural engineer
1 – Person specifically qualified by reason of education, training, or experience in landscape design
1 – At-large resident of the City of Florence
2 – Persons actively engaged in business, commerce, or industry within the Downtown Central District
No more than 3, 4-year terms.
Meets on the second Wednesday of each month.
Members of this Authority adopt policies, act on financial matters of the Housing Authority and provide direction and guidance to the Executive Director of the Housing Authority.
The Housing Authority is composed of 7 members.
At least one of the commissioners appointed shall be a person who is directly assisted by the public housing authority, appointed by the Mayor.
Serves in an advisory capacity to city council and appropriate city staff which have the goal of providing comprehensive cultural, social, educational, historical, physical activity, and leisure programs for city residents and for the establishment, maintenance, and beautification of all city owned parks and public rights-of-way.
The Commission is composed of 18 members with 6 of its members serving on a committee of the commission that shall be responsible for recommending all policies and procedures for activities at the Veterans Park to the commission.
Commission Members, Date of Term Expiration
Walter W. Sallenger, 2023
Michael Henderson, 2027
Cecil Edward Floyd, Jr., 2024
George Quinn Scipio, III, 2026
Simon Lee, 2023
Thomasina Elaine Foster, 2025
Darryl Mitchell, 2027
Phillip Scott Murphy, Jr., 2025
Sanovia Arceneaux, 2023
MaSabra S. Player, 2024
Anna Belk Wentzell, 2024
Roger A. Malfatti, 2024