The Planning Director is responsible for the development and implementation of the CAMA Land Use Plan; Hazard Mitigation Plan; administration and updating of the Unified Development Ordinance; Official Zoning Map; the review and processing of rezoning, special use, and subdivision applications; and support of the Planning Board.
The Board of Aldermen held a public hearing on Thursday, March 4, 2021, and adopted the following plans.
Updates to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to align the Town’s
development regulations with North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 160D are necessary for the
Town's development regulations to continue operating in compliance with State law.
On June 17, 2021, Mr. Dorazio made a motion to recommend that the Board of Aldermen adopt the proposed amendments to the UDO based on NCGS 160-D, as indicated on
“G.S. Chapter 160-D Checklist of Changes to Local Ordinances, Policies, and Practices.” Mr. Fontana
seconded the motion, motion passed unanimously, 4-0.
On July 1, 2021, the Board of Aldermen will conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the UDO based on NCGS 160-D, as indicated on“G.S. Chapter 160-D Checklist of Changes to Local Ordinances, Policies, and Practices.”
The Zoning Administrator is responsible for the review of all zoning permit applications and inspections to ensure compliance with the Unified Development Ordinance; enforcing Town ordinances where violations of structures and properties and other public nuisances occur; and the review and processing of variance applications and appeals; and support of the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
The Floodplain Manager is responsible for documenting the community's floodplain management program to ensure compliance with the National Flood Insurance Program and any state laws related to floodplain management at the local level. Visit Flood Protection for more info.
The Town has adopted regulations, which exceed the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), as indicated in 44 CFR Parts 59–General Provisions and 60–Criteria for Land Management and Use. If any provisions of the North Carolina Building Code or Town Code are inconsistent with any of the AEC standards, the more restrictive provision shall control.
Since 2000, the Town participates in Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS) Program. The Town's current ISO rating "5" provides an annual discount of 25% for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies. To determine if your eligible for this discount, contact your insurance agent.