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The Haywood County Board of Commissioners makes appointments to a number of boards, committees, commissions and authorities. All citizens of Haywood County are encouraged to volunteer to serve on these boards/committees. Appointments to these boards and committees are made as positions become open. For more information, please contact Candace Way, Deputy Clerk to the Board, at 828-452-6625alt.

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Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee

Based on guidelines set forth in North Carolina General Statute 131D-31, this committee works to ensure quality care for elderly and disabled adults placed in long-term care facilities. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the third month of each quarter at 1 p.m. at the Haywood County Department of Social Services.

Agricultural and Activities Center Board (Fairgrounds)

This board functions to promote, develop, and encourage public and private support of the agricultural, cultural, domestic, manufacturing, educational, and vocational arts through the Haywood County Agriculture and Activities Center Association. Responsibilities include planning and coordinating the annual Haywood County Fair. Directors meet quarterly, including an Annual Meeting held after the County Fair and before January 1.

Agricultural Advisory Board (Farmland Preservation)

Pursuant to the Haywood County Farmland Preservation Ordinance [create link], this Advisory Board reviews and approves applications for qualified farmland and voluntary agricultural districts; hold public hearings pursuant to §§ 156.070 and 156.071 of the Farmland Preservation Ordinance; advises the Board of Commissioners on projects, programs, or issues affecting the agricultural economy or activities within the county that will affect agricultural districts; and performs other duties assigned by the Board of Commissioners. Meetings are held quarterly and are set by the chairman of the board.

 

Board of Equalization and Review

 

Based on G.S. 105-322, this board is advertised, interviewed and appointed by the board of commissioners to review tax lists, hear taxpayer appeals, carry out duties, submit reports, and has a duty to change abstracts and records after adjournment.This board term is for one year.

Canton Planning Board

The function and duty of this board is to make comprehensive surveys and studies of existing conditions and probable future developments and prepare such plans for physical, social and economic growth as will best promote the public health, safety, morals, convenience or the general welfare as well as efficiency and economy in the development of the town. In general, the Canton Planning Board has the power and duty to: Acquire and maintain in current form such basic information, and materials as are necessary to an understanding of past trends, present conditions, and forces at work to cause changes in these conditions; prepare and from time to time amend and revise a comprehensive and coordinated plan for the physical development of the area; Establish principles and policies for guiding action in the development of the area; Prepare and recommend to the Town Board of Aldermen ordinances promoting orderly development in accordance with the comprehensive plan; Determine whether specific proposed developments conform to the principles and requirements of the comprehensive plan for the growth and improvement of the area; and Keep the Town Board and the general public informed and advised as to these matters. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Canton Town Hall.

Canton Zoning Board of Adjustment

This board functions to vote on any reversal or decision of the building inspector or variation of any zoning ordinance. The board meets as necessary.

 

Child Fatality Prevention Team

 

Based on G.S. 7B-1407, this team is board of commissioners appointed upon recommendation. The team meets no less often than once per quarter and often enough to allow adequate review of cases selected for review.

Clyde Board of Zoning Adjustments

The function of this board is to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Inspector in the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance; to grant conditional use permits according to the ordinance requirements; and to authorize upon appeal in specific cases such variances based on the criteria established in the Zoning Ordinance.

 

Clyde Planning Board

The purpose of this board is to acquire and maintain in current form such basic information and materials as are necessary to understand past trends, present conditions, and forces at work to cause changes in these conditions; To establish principles and policies for guiding action in the development of the area; To prepare and recommend to the Town Board of Aldermen ordinances promoting orderly development along the lines indicated in the zoning plan; To determine whether specific proposed developments conform to the principles and requirements of the zoning plan for the growth and improvement of the area; To keep the Town Board of Aldermen and the general public informed and advised as to these matters; and to perform any other duties which may lawfully be assigned to it.

Engineering Review Board

The Engineering Review Board was established for the purpose of providing direction for the administration of Haywood County's Slope Ordinance. The Board meets in January, April, July and October on the second Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Haywood County Annex II Building. Special Meetings may be called on an as-needed basis.

Haywood Community College Board of Trustees

This board functions to see that the community college is well managed. General responsibilities include, but are not limited to establishing the mission and goals of the college; Appointing and evaluating the President; Approving the annual budget; Raising funds; Obtaining adequate physical facilities; Establishing educational programs; Approving long range plans; Serving as a Court of Appeal; and public relations. The regular meetings of the Trustees are held on the first Monday of each month usually on the campus of the college.

Haywood County Planning Board

The purpose of the Planning Board is to prepare and from time to time amend and revise a comprehensive and coordinated plan for the physical development of the county; To acquire and maintain in current form such basic information and materials as are necessary for an understanding of past trends, present conditions, and forces at work to cause changes in these conditions; To establish principles and policies for guiding action in the development of the area; To prepare and recommend to the Board of Commissioners ordinances promoting orderly development along the lines indicated in the comprehensive plan; To determine whether specific proposed developments conform to the principles and requirements of the comprehensive plan for growth and improvement of the area. The Planning Board is expected to keep the Board of Commissioners and the general public informed of these matters and to perform other that may lawfully be assigned to it. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at Annex II.

Haywood Greenway Advisory Council

To guide, plan, coordinate, cooperate, and promote effective greenway opportunities for Haywood County. The Council consists of 13 members and includes the Haywood County Recreation and Parks Director; a representative from the Haywood County Health Department; one representative from each of the incorporated towns in Haywood County; one representative from Lake Junaluska Assembly; one representative from each of the following organizations: Richland Creek Action Committee, Haywood Waterways Association, Blue Ridge Bicycle Club, and Southwestern NC RC&D Council; and two at-large representatives appointed by the Board of Commissioners. Meetings are held bi-monthly, typically on the third Thursday of the month at 3 p.m.

 

Health & Human Services Agency Board

 

Based on G.S. 153A-77, this board is appointed by the board of county commissioners and serves as the policy-making,
rule-making and administrative board of the consolidated humans services agency.

Home and Community Care Block Grant and Aging Planning Committee

Serves as the Block Grant Advisory Committee to the lead agency for the planning and coordination of services for the aging that are funded by the Home and Community Care Block Grant. The HCCBG, created by the N.C. General Assembly in 1992, provides funding for services such as Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Care, Home Repair, Information and Assistance, medical and general transportation. The advisory committee meets quarterly, normally on the first Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m.

Hospital Authority Board of Commissioners

Serves as the governing body of Haywood Regional Medical Center. Regular meetings are held monthly with an Annual Meeting in April during which officers are elected.

Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

The purpose of this Council is to serve as the community level organization which, through partnership with the state of North Carolina, and the Haywood County Board of Commissioners, shall develop community-based alternatives to detention and youth development centers, and provide community-based delinquency and substance abuse prevention strategies and programs. The Council meets monthly.

Library Board of Directors

The responsibilities of this board include adopting written policies governing the operation and program of the Haywood County Public Library; determining the purposes of the library and securing adequate funds to carry out library programs; assisting in the development of the annual budget; knowing local and state laws, and actively support legislation in the state and nation; and establishing policies dealing with book and material selection. The regular monthly meeting is held the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. at the library.

Maggie Valley Planning Board

The purpose of this board is to acquire and maintain in current form such basic information and materials as are necessary to understand past trends, present conditions, and forces at work to cause changes in these conditions; To establish principles and policies for guiding action in the development of the area; To prepare and recommend to the Town Board of Aldermen ordinances promoting orderly development along the lines indicated in the zoning plan; To determine whether specific proposed developments conform to the principles and requirements of the zoning plan for the growth and improvement of the area; To keep the Town Board of Aldermen and the general public informed and advised as to these matters; and to perform any other duties which may lawfully be assigned to it.

Maggie Valley Zoning Board

The function of this board is to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Inspector in the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance; to grant conditional use permits according to the ordinance requirements; and to authorize upon appeal in specific cases such variances based on the criteria established in the Zoning Ordinance.

Nursing Home Community Advisory Committee

This advisory committee serves to ensure the quality of care for the elderly and disabled adults placed in long-term care facilities by monitoring the facilities and by taking and resolving complaints. The committee meets on the first Thursday of the second month of the quarter at 9 a.m. at the Haywood County Health Department.

Recreation Advisory Board

The purpose of this board is to provide a forum for citizens’ suggestions or concerns, to advise the staff on community recreation needs, and to make staff of the Recreation and Parks Dept. aware of and sensitive to public needs. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October, and December) at 5:30 p.m.

Region A Aging Advisory Council

This council carries out advisory functions related to developing and coordinating community-based systems of services for all older persons in the planning and service area, including developing and administering the area plan, conducting public hearings, representing the interest of older persons and reviewing and commenting on all community policies, programs and actions which affect older persons with the intent of assuring maximum coordination and responsiveness to older persons. The council usually meets on the second Thursday of the month on a quarterly basis.

Sediment Control Commission

The purpose of the Sediment Control Commission is to carry out the appeals and general directives included in the county’s Sediment Control Ordinance, including providing direction and policy for the sediment control program; making decisions on matters concerning forfeiture of surety, civil and criminal penalties, or injunctions against individuals in violation of the Ordinance; Hearing appeals based on the disapproval or modification of an application for a permit to conduct land-disturbing activities by the Inspector; Hearing appeals as to the determination of forfeiture of applicable surety; Appeals related notices of violation for failure to maintain existing sediment-control structures or ground covers after completion of the project; or for existing uncovered areas subject to continued erosion; and Appeals based on the Inspector's disapproval of a plan pursuant to GS § 154.40(H).

Smoky Mountain Center Board of Directors

This board engages in collaborative, comprehensive planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of community-based mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services; provides for services to clients in the SMC service area; Determines the needs of the area authority’s clients and coordinates with the Secretary of the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services for the provision of services to clients through area and state facilities; develop plans and budgets for the area authority subject to the approval of the Secretary; Assure that the services provided by the SMC area authority meet the rules of the Commission and Secretary of the NC Division of MH/DD/SAS; Comply with federal requirements as a condition of receipt of federal grants; Appoint by resolution an area director; and Contract to provide services to governmental or private entities, including employee assistance programs. The Board typically meets the fourth Friday of each month. Meetings are traditionally combined in July and August and November and December.

Southwestern North Carolina Resource Conservation and Development Council

This council serves as the governing body for the Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Program in developing and carrying on a proactive plan for social, economic and environmental betterment of communities. The purpose of the organization is to plan and promote the orderly conservation and development of certain resources in the area. These resources include, but are not necessarily limited to human, land, water, wildlife, forestry, recreation and cultural. Regular meetings are held on a quarterly basis. Special meetings may be called by the Chairman.

Tourism Development Authority

The function of this board is to oversee the operations of the Tourism Development Authority in the collection and disbursement of occupancy tax from Haywood County accommodations and in the promotion of tourism in Haywood County.

Watershed Review Board

The purpose of this Review Board is established in the county’s Watershed Protection Ordinance as follows:
• To hear and decide appeals from any decision or determination made by the Watershed Administrator in the enforcement ordinance.
• To authorize, in specific cases, minor variances from the terms of the Ordinance as will not be contrary to the public interest, where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement of the Ordinance will result in practical difficulties or unnecessary hardship, so that the spirit of the Ordinance is observed, public safety and welfare secured, and substantial justice done.
• To institute any appropriate action or proceeding to restrain, correct or abate conditions and/or violations that may pose a threat to water quality.
The Annual Meeting of the Board is held on the third Thursday in March at 7 p.m. The Chairman may call other meetings as necessary.

 

Waynesville Board of Adjustment

 

This board functions to interpret zoning maps and pass upon disputed questions of lot lines or district boundary lines and any other questions of interpretation that may arise in the administration of this chapter; to hear and decide appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Building Official/Zoning Administrator in the enforcement of this chapter as provided in GS §154.165; to grant in particular cases and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, permit conditional uses as authorized by state statutes; upon application, the board may authorize in specific cases such variance from the terms of state statutes as will not be contrary to the public interest.

 

Waynesville House Authority

 

Based on G.S. 157-5, this authority is appointed by the Mayor of Waynesville, and approved by the board of commissioners.

 

Waynesville Planning Board

The function and duty of this board is to make comprehensive surveys and studies of existing conditions and probable future developments and prepare such plans for physical, social and economic growth as will best promote the public health, safety, morals, convenience or the general welfare as well as efficiency and economy in the development of the town. In general, the Waynesville Planning Board has the power and duty to: Acquire and maintain in current form such basic information, and materials as are necessary to an understanding of past trends, present conditions, and forces at work to cause changes in these conditions; prepare and from time to time amend and revise a comprehensive and coordinated plan for the physical development of the area; Establish principles and policies for guiding action in the development of the area; Prepare and recommend to the Town Board of Aldermen ordinances promoting orderly development in accordance with the comprehensive plan; Determine whether specific proposed developments conform to the principles and requirements of the comprehensive plan for the growth and improvement of the area; and Keep the Town Board and the general public informed and advised as to these matters. The Planning Board meets the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Waynesville Town Hall.

 

Zip Code Subcommittee

 

This subcommittee of the TDA was established in 2008. It contains a representation of each County zip code and have 2 year
terms.