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Notification for Service for the Town of Huntersville Board of Adjustment
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To assist the Board of Commissioners in making appointments to the Board of Adjustment, please respond briefly to
the following questions. There is no right or wrong answer. Your responses will provide a framework for
discussion with the Mayor and Commissioners.
The Board of Adjustment consists of Regular and Alternate Members appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The Regular membership shall consist of six (6) members who reside within the corporate limits,
and one (1) extraterritorial member. The number of Regular members appointed who reside in the extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction (“ETJ”) shall at a minimum meet the requirement of NCGS §160A-362 for proportional representation, but shall in no instance be less than one (1). The Alternate membership shall consist of at least two
(2) members who reside within the corporate limits, with the remaining alternate member residing in either the corporate limits or the ETJ.
The Board’s primary function is to act upon variances, which are specific requests for deviation from the strict letter
of the law of the Huntersville Zoning Ordinance. As an example, picture a property with a stream running through it
thirty feet back from the road. If the Zoning Ordinance requires that every new house must be set back thirty feet
from the road, the property owner is faced with a hardship and may request a variance. The Board of Adjustment
acts quite literally as a court, with evidence presented, petitioners sworn in, and strict rules followed to determine if
indeed a hardship exists. The Board considers the facts relative to the petition and formulates a legally-binding
The Town of Huntersville Board of Commissioners sincerely appreciates the interest of all citizens in the Town’s advisory
committees and urges the public to nominate qualified persons for membership. Nominations may be sent to:
TOWN OF HUNTERSVILLE
ATTN: Michelle Haines
P.O. BOX 664
HUNTERSVILLE, NC 28070
For more information on the responsibilities of various advisory bodies, applicants may contact the Planning Department at 704-875-7000.
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