Boards and Commissions
The Weaverville Town Council appoints boards and commissions to help guide decision making in Weaverville. The groups, Planning & Zoning, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and Tree Board are always seeking applicants. Those interested in applying can click here.
Economic Development Commission
The Weaverville Economic Development Commission is responsible for advising the Town Council on matters related to the promotion of business and economic development in the Town. The Commission consists of nine members including the Mayor, one Town Council Member, one member representing the Weaverville Business Association, Small Business Owners, Industrial Business Leaders, and the Planning and Zoning Board. The other members are appointed at large by the Town Council. The Town Manager serves as a non-voting member of the Commission.
Planning & Zoning
The Planning and Zoning Board is responsible for advising the Town Council on matters pertaining to land use and planning issues. The Planning and Zoning Board consists of seven members, four from Weaverville’s ETJ and three from inside Weaverville. Two of the seven members will serve as alternates. The Planning and Zoning Board reviews subdivisions and improve land use related ordinances and provides recommendations to the Town Council as appropriate, and pursues other studies or planning initiatives as directed by the Town Council. The members of the Planning and Zoning Board shall receive no compensation for their services.
Meetings: The Planning and Zoning Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Town Hall at 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC. Minutes of the meetings are available by contacting Shelby Shields at 828-645-7116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Meetings: The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at the call of the Chairman in the Town Hall at 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC. Minutes of the Board of Adjustment are available by contacting Shelby Shields at 828-645-7116 or email@example.com.
The Tree Board’s mission statement is to plant trees, maintain trees, and promote a love of trees in the tradition of J. Sterling Morton.
The Tree Board consists of six members who are appointed by the mayor to serve three-year terms without compensation. The Tree Board is responsible for studying, investigating, counseling, and developing a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal, or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets, and in other public areas. The plan is presented annually to the Town council and upon its acceptance constitutes the official comprehensive town tree plan. When requested, the Tree Board may investigate, make findings, report upon, and recommend any special matter coming within the scope of its work. The Tree Board also serves as an advisory board to the Town Council facilitating the planting, growth, and protection of trees within the town, fostering communication among town citizens, conducting a street tree survey, investigating available grants, developing an official street tree species list, and establishing guidelines for the spacing of town trees.
Each year since its creation in 1990 the Tree Board has undertaken special projects to earn the Tree City USA Award and a Tree City USA Growth Award for the Town. The Tree Board plans the town’s annual Arbor Day Ceremony, provides educational workshops, creates educational information that is distributed to the public, obtains grant money, gives awards, and plans and implements tree planting projects with schools, scouts, and others.
Meetings: The Tree Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Weaverville Town Hall. Minutes from the Tree Board’s meetings are available by contact Shelby Shields at 828-645-7116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winner of the
Tree City USA
1991 - 2011
2009 NC Tree City
of the Year
Apply for a Board or Commission
If you are interested in serving on a Board or Commission, download an application or request one from the Town clerk’s office. Most appointments are for a two year terms. Most Board or Commission appointments receive no compensation for their services. Once an application is received, the Town will place your name on the resource list for the particular board. When vacancies occur, the Mayor will review the resource list and schedule interviews if necessary. Recommendations for appointment would then be given to the Weaverville Town Council for approval. Applications will be active and kept on file for 12 months and can reapply if desired.