The Planning Board

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The Transylvania County Planning Board is an advisory board consisting of seven members appointed by the County Commissioners who are responsible to:

  • manage land-use ordinances by drafting or updating and presenting to the County Commissioners for adoption
  • develop the county's 2025 Comprehensive Plan to present to the County Commissioners for adoption (after a public hearing on March 27, 2017, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioner formally adopted this long-range guide for making development and policy decisions)

Public Meetings

This board meets from 7-9 pm in the Transylvania County Community Services Building Conference Room at 106 East Morgan Street, every third Thursday of a month and the public is encouraged to attend and participate.  Agendas, meeting minutes and audio can be viewed further down this page

Ordinance Updates

The Transylvania County Planning Board is updating land use ordinances. Transylvania County residents are encouraged to attend and provide input during the public meetings.

  • Noise Control Ordinance - last updated November 12, 2013, and is upcoming for review.
  • Watershed Protection Draft Ordinance  - last updated December 13, 1993, and is currently under review
  • Voluntary Agricultural Districts - Planning Board recommended on October 18, 2018 for the ordinance (with minor formatting edits) to be sent to the Board of Commissioners for public hearing and adoption.  This ordinance was prepared by NC Cooperative Extension, approved by the Agricultural Advisory Board and the Planning Board.
  • Mountain Ridge Protection Ordinance - Updated by Planning Board and approved by Board of Commissioners September 11, 2018, after a public hearing. Map of protected mountain ridges.
  • Scenic Corridor Ordinance - updated by Planning Board and approved by Board of Commissioners February 13, 2018, after a public hearing.
  • Sign Control Ordinance - updated by Planning Board and approved by Board of Commissioners February 13, 2018, after public hearing.

2018 Planning Board Meeting Minutes and Audio

November 15, 2018   

Topics include: Watershed Protection Ordinance, Cedar Mountain Community Planning Effort

  • View Agenda
  • Meeting Minutes uploaded after approval at next meeting
  • Listen / Download Audio

October 18, 2018  

Topics include: Telecommunications Tower Application and review of Watershed Protection Ordinance


September 20, 2018  

No quorum


August 23, 2018  (Notice Schedule Change from August 16 to August 23)

Topics include: Review of Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance


          July 19, 2018

          Topics include: Sign Ordinance variance request, review of Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance


          June 21, 2018

          Topics include: Subdivision variance request, review of Watershed Protection Ordinance, introduction of Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance


          May 17, 2018

          Topics include: Planning Board and Advocates celebrating APA National Merit Award for the Transylvania County 2025 Comprehensive Plan.


          April 19, 2018

          Topics include: Finalizing the draft Mountain Ridge Protection Ordinance.


          March 15, 2018

          Topics include: Reviewing the draft Mountain Ridge Protection Ordinance.


          February 15, 2018

          Topics include: Reviewing the draft Mountain Ridge Protection Ordinance.


          January 18, 2018

          No Quorum

             


            2017 Planning Board Meeting Minutes and Audio

            2016 Planning Board Meeting Minutes and Audio