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File #: [21-0588]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 6/8/2021 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/23/2021 Final action: 6/23/2021
Title: Call a Public Hearing to Consider a Land Use Management Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 8.5 Revising Rules of the Community Design Commission for September 1, 2021.
Attachments: 1. Adopted Resolution to Initiate Process (March 24, 2021), 2. A RESOLUTION CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING FOR A LAND USE MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 8.5 REVISING RULES OF THE COMMUNITY DESIGN COMMISSION FOR SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 (2021-06-23/R-7)
Related files: [21-0223], [21-0666], [21-0768]


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Call a Public Hearing to Consider a Land Use Management Ordinance Text Amendment to Section 8.5 Revising Rules of the Community Design Commission for September 1, 2021.
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Staff:
Department:
Colleen Willger, Planning Director
Planning
Corey Liles, Principal Planner


Overview: On March 24, 2021, the Council initiated a process to consider a text amendment to revise the membership, quorum, and/or voting rules of the Community Design Commission (CDC). This came in response to a recommendation from the Council Committee on Boards and Commissions and a petition from the CDC.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council adopt the resolution calling a public hearing on September 1, 2021 to amend the rules of the Community Design Commission in the Land Use Management Ordinance.

Key Issues:
* The CDC has nine (9) member seats, and three (3) are currently vacant. A limited number of candidates with design background has contributed to ongoing vacancies.
* At least seven (7) member seats are necessary to maintain compliance with North Carolina General Statutes.
* The vacancies can make it difficult to achieve quorum at meetings and to take official actions. A quorum of the CDC is defined as consisting of five (5) members. A concurring vote of five (5) members is necessary for the Commission to take any official action, such as an application approval.

Where is this item in its process?



Attachments:

* Resolution to Call a Public Hearing

* Adopted Resolution to Initiate Text Amendment Process (2021-03-24/R-4)








A RESOLUTION CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING FOR A LAND USE MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT TO SECTION 8.5 REVISING RULES OF THE COMMUNITY DESIGN COMMISSION FOR SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 (2021-06-23/R-7)

WHEREAS, the Community Design Commission petitioned the Town Council to consider reducing the membership of the Commission to seven seats; and

WHEREAS, the Council Committee on Boards and Commissions, after discussing the petition, determined that the r...

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