Oakland Boards And Commissions
Board of Aldermen: The Board of Aldermen consists of the Mayor and four Aldermen, two from each Ward, all of which are elected by the citizens of Oakland for 2-year terms. The Board of Aldermen passes ordinances and establishes general policies for the City. (Section 110.010)
The Board of Aldermen meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Webster Groves Christian Church, 1320 West Lockwood. All residents are invited and encouraged to attend.
The following are descriptions of current Boards, Commissions and Committees that are compiled of volunteer residents. Becoming a member is a great way to get involved within your community and get acquainted with your neighbors. Please call the City Administrator at 314-416-0026 if interested in joining one of the following:
Board of Adjustment: The Board of Adjustment consists of five members who are citizens of the community. They are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen for 5-year terms. This Board is responsible for considering variances to the Zoning Ordinance of the City. Variance requests include reducing yard setbacks, height restrictions, etc. (Section 405.670)
The Board of Adjustment meets on an as-needed basis, usually the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Plan Commission: The Plan Commission may consist of up to 15 members, 6 of whom must be residents of the City. The other three non-voting members of the Commission are the Plan Reviewer/Building Inspector, the Mayor and one Alderman. All members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen for 4-year staggered terms. The Plan Commission exercises and performs all the powers and duties provided for in the zoning regulations. (Section 400.010)
The Plan Commission meets on an as-needed basis, usually the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Historic Preservation Commission: The (HPC) consists of five members and 2 alternates who are citizens of the community. They are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen for staggered 3-year terms. The HPC is responsible for identifying homes and or buildings that show distinctive historic, archeological and architectural characteristics to and of the City and promoting the preservation of these properties. (Section 420.010)
The Historic Preservation Commission meets usually the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Aquatic Center Representative: By agreement among Oakland, Glendale and Kirkwood, one citizen from our City is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen to help oversee the operation of the jointly constructed aquatic center located in Kirkwood Park.
Scheduled meeting times are determined by the City of Kirkwood's Parks and Recreation Department.