The Planning Board is an eight-member citizen advisory board appointed by the Town Council. Seven members live inside the Town limits. One member resides within the Town's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).
The Planning Board reviews and makes recommendations to the Town Council on all proposals for rezoning, various development-related requests, and amendments and additions to the Town’s zoning regulations and comprehensive plan. The Planning Board has no judicial or final decision authority but provides guidance to the Town Council on those requests.
The Planning Board meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Town Hall Council Chambers at 128 S. Main St. Meetings are open to the public. However, the Planning Board does not hold any public hearings during their regular meetings and is not required to hear comments from the general public. Planning Board members are also requested to attend various Town Council meetings on a rotating schedule at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month as needed.
The Town Council appoints in-town members of the Planning Board on a rotating schedule to three-year terms. The Wake County Board of Commissioners appoints ETJ members upon recommendation by the Town Council. If a seat is vacated, a new member is appointed mid-year to fill the remainder of the term.
Click here for more information on the Planning Board and a list of current members.