ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
Under North Carolina law each
municipality that enforces zoning regulations is required to
have a Zoning Board of Adjustment. The Zoning Board of
Adjustment consists of seven members, four from
Weaverville’s ETJ and three from inside Weaverville. Two of
the seven members will serve as alternates. The term of
office of each member and alternate member of the Zoning
Board of Adjustment shall be for three years.
While the powers and duties of the
Zoning Board of Adjustment are outlined in state statutes
the primary responsibilities of the Zoning Board of
Adjustment are: hearing and deciding appeals where an order,
requirement, or decision of the Zoning Administrator is
alleged to be in error; hear and decide upon requests
for variances from the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance;
and hear and decide upon requests for special exceptions.
Membership on this board takes a
special commitment because the Zoning Board of Adjustment
conducts their hearing in accordance with judicial rules of
procedure and decisions can be publicly unpopular as rulings
of the Board must be made based upon strict interpretation
of applicable laws and not upon public opinion or desire.
The members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment shall receive
no compensation for their services.
Members: Bob Embler(O), Chair, Susan
Ballard(I), Vice Chair, Karen Ruffing(I), Chris Crawford(O),
Carol Cumbee(O), Alternates, Warren Alcorn(I) and Ernest
Meetings: The Zoning Board
of Adjustment meets at the call of the Chairman in the Town
Hall at 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC.