Environmental Control Hearing Board (ECHB)
The Environmental Control Hearing Board assists the Board of County Commissioners in protecting the health and environment residents, and enforce the laws and rules designed to protect the public health and environment in the Indian River County. More details about the duties and responsibilities of ECHB members.
Relevant Resolutions, Ordinances, and Statutes
- Resolution 2019-023 approved March 12, 2019, delegated authority to the Environmental Control Officer to satisfy and release Environmental Control Hearing Board liens.
- Ordinance 1991-22 approved May 14, 1991, adopted State Statute, Chapter 85-427, Section 10(8), Special Acts, Laws of Florida, June 19, 1986 and provided the Purpose, Definition and Provided Adoption for State Statute, Chapter 85-427, Section 10(8), Special Acts, Laws of Florida.
- Amendment to Section 6 of its Amended Rules for Conduct of Proceedings pursuant to Section 10 (8) of Chapter 85-427, Special Acts, Laws of Florida
- State Statute, Chapter 85-427, Section 10(8), Special Acts, Laws of Florida, of June 19, 1986, established the Environmental Control Hearing Board.
Terms, Meetings, and Membership
The term of office for each member shall be four (4) years. Pursuant to Chapter 85-427, Section 10(8), Special Acts, Laws of Florida, June 19, 1986, the Environmental Control Hearing Board shall be comprised of five (5) Members. Indian River County residency is required. Meetings are governed by IRC Code, Section 103.02. Meetings are held approximately every 45 days (compiled by Cheryl Dunn Environmental Control Officer for presentation to the ECHB for approval) on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the County Administration Building A, 1801 27th Street, Vero Beach, Florida in the Commission Chambers. The Recording Secretary is Maura Stokes, Commissioner Assistant.
Note: While actively serving on the ECHB, members shall not become candidates for the election to any public office; nor hold any other appointive office or position under federal, state, county or municipal government, except for an office or position on a governmental board having advisory powers only. Per chapter 2000-243, Laws of Florida, new board members are required to complete a full financial disclosure (Form 6) or a limited financial disclosure (Form 1), and upon leaving, must file a final disclosure statement within 60 days. Failure to do so will be subject to automatic fines of $25 for each late day, up to a cap of $1,500.
The following are the categories of the ECHB member positions:
- 1. One (1) Attorney, recommended to the Board by the County Bar Association
- 2. One (1) Medical Doctor, recommended to the Board by the County Medical Society
- 3. One (1) Engineer
- 4-5. Two (2) Citizens not holding elective office
- 1. Kevin Rollin – Attorney
- 2. Dr. Norman Meyer – Medical Doctor
- 3. Patrick Walther – Engineer
- 4. Anna Kirkland – Citizen not holding elective office
- 5. Richard Baker - Citizen not holding elective office