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 currently being reviewed. The draft with proposed changes is available here.
  • Watershed Protection Draft Ordinance  - The Planning Board recommended changes and following a public hearing the Board of Commissioners amended the ordinance on May 28, 2019. The Transylvania County Watershed Protection Map is available here. 
  • 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.

2019 Planning Board Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and Audio

 

September 19, 2019

Topics Include:  

August 15, 2019

Topics Include:  

July 18, 2019

Topics Include:  Noise Ordinance, and Small Area Plan update.

June 20, 2019

Topics Include:  Noise Ordinance, and Small Area Plan update.

May 16, 2019

Topics Include:  Noise Ordinance, and Small Area Plan update.

Special Meeting April 11, 2019

Topics Include: Transylvania County DRAFT Bicycle Plan, Noise Ordinance, and Small Area Plan update.

March 21, 2019

Topics Include: Noise Ordinance, Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan Process Update and Watershed Protection Ordinance Update.

February 21, 2019

Topics Include: Noise Ordinance, Cedar Mountain Small Area Plan Process and Planning Board Officer elections.

January 17, 2019

Topics Include: Mountain Ridge Protection Ordinance permit application review, Transylvania County Bicycle Plan, Watershed Ordinance Map and Noise Ordinance.

2018 Planning Board Meeting Minutes and Audio

December 13, 2018 (Notice Schedule Change from Dec 20 to Dec 13)   

Topics include: Process for Small Area Plans, Noise Ordinance Update


November 15, 2018   

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


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