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Planning & Zoning Board

The purposes of the Planning & Zoning Board of Mars Hill are set forth in the General Statutes of North Carolina. The Board has the duty to:

*Acquire and maintain in current form such basic information and materials as are necessary to an understanding of the past trends, present conditions and forces at work to cause changes in those conditions;

*To prepare and from time to time amend and revise a comprehensive and coordinated plan for the physical development of the area;

*To establish principles and policies for guiding action in the development of the area within the town and within the extraterritorial jurisdiction;

*To prepare and recommend to the Board of Aldermen 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 the growth and improvements of the town.

The Planning and Zoning Board consists of five members that shall be citizens and residents of the town appointed by the Board of Aldermen.


Bruce Murray - Chairman
Bernard Briggs
Jeanne Hoffman
Tommy Justice
Augusta Gladding

(828) 689-2301