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Planning Board

Last Updated:  13 June 2014

The Henderson Planning Board (Board) is a key Board established pursuant to NC General Statutes 160A-361 and Section 26 of the Henderson City Code.  Its purpose is to help in the development of policy recommendations to the City Council on matters involving land use, zoning and subdivision regulations and other related land development controls and concerns that may occur within the city limits and its extraterritorial jurisdiction.  Public hearings are frequently used by the Board to receive citizen input.

Meeting Schedule and Location:  The Board meets regularly on the first Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue, in downtown Henderson.  The public is cordially invited to attend.

Annual Budget:  The Board does not receive an annual allocation; however, staff support is funded via the budget for the Department of Planning and Community Development.

Staff Contacts:  Anyone having a question about the Planning Board and business before it should feel free to contact the Department of Planning and Community Development at 252-5725.

Application to Serve on Board:  Please chick here to find the Application for Boards  form. Please copy and mail the completed form to Ms. Esther J. McCrackin, City Clerk, P. O. Box 1434, Henderson, NC 27536 or deliever it in person at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue, in downtown Henderson.

Membership and Terms of Appointment:  The Planning Board is comprised of ten (10) members.  Five (5) members are appointed by the City Council.  These appointees must be residents of the city.  The Vance County Board of Commissioners appoints five (5) members who must be residents of the City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.  Appointments are for a three-year staggered term.  A list of the Board’s membership appointed by the City Council is as follows: