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  • Planning and Zoning Board

Become a Member
You can help your community by serving as a volunteer member of a Town Advisory Board. Details on each advisory board can be obtained from the Town Clerk. If you are interested in serving on one of the boards, complete and return the Board Membership Application to the Town Clerk's Office.

Board of Adjustments

Authority and Responsibilities

The Board of Adjustments was established by the Town Council to serve as an advisory body to the Town of China Grove Council on all matters related to zoning within the Town of China Grove.

  • To hear and decide appeals from any ruling, decision, determination or interpretation made by the Zoning Administrator pursuant to or regarding these regulations;
  • To hear and decide petitions for variances from the requirements of the regulations of the Unified Development Ordinance;
  • To make an interpretation of any portion of the Unified Development Ordinance;
  • To change the use of or expand certain non-conformities in accordance with Section 12.3 of the Unified Development Ordinance;
  • To serve as the Watershed Review Board and rule on all petitions in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 3.16 of the Unified Development Ordinance.

Membership
The Planning Board shall consists of seven (7) voting members. Five (5) members of the Board shall be appointed by the Town Council and shall be residents of the Town of China Grove and shall serve staggered, three (3) year terms. Two (2) members shall be appointed by the Rowan County Board of Commissioners and shall be residents of the extraterritorial jurisdiction within Rowan County. One of these members shall serve a three (3) year term and one shall serve a one (1) year term. Two alternate members may be appointed.

Meetings
The Board of Adjustment shall hold a public hearing on an application no later than 45 days after a complete application has been filed with the Zoning Administrator. The Board of Adjustment shall decide on the matter which was presented at the public hearing within 45 days of the close of the public hearing. 

For more detailed information concerning meetings and procedures of the Board of Adjustment, please review the Unified Development Ordinance Chapter 16.

Roster
 Board of Adjustment Volunteer Roster
 Joel Maynor
 Chairman 
 Butch Bivens  Vice-Chairman
 Barbara Doby
 Member
 Brie Bivens
 Member
 Arthur Heggins
 Member
 Linda Williams 
 Member
 VACANT
 ETJ Member
 VACANT
 In-Town Alternate
 VACANT  ETJ Alternate

Park & Recreation Advisory Board

Authority and Responsibilities

The Park & Recreation Advisory Board was established by the Town Council in 2005. The role of the Park Advisory Board is to serve as an advisory body to the Town of China Grove Council on all matters related to parks provided by the Town of China Grove.

  • Review of policies and procedures that encompass parks and make recommendations as determined to be pertinent and appropriate;
  • Review the utilization of facilities and make recommendations regarding lease, acquisition, sale, design, improvement, maintenance, operations and scheduling of parks and equipment provided by the Town;
  • Review policies and make recommendations regarding fees, service charges, scholarships, and fines related to facilities, equipment, and programs provided by the Town;
  • Keep the Council and the general public informed and advised to these matters; and
  • Perform any other related duties that the Council may direct.

Membership
The Park Advisory Board shall consist of nine (9) voting members. All members shall be appointed by the Town Council for three (3) year terms. Member’s terms would be staggered.

Meetings
Regular meetings of the Parks Advisory Board shall be held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Building and are open to the Public.  The Community Building is located at 412 S Myrtle Street, China Grove, NC 28023. 

Roster
 Park & Recreation Volunteer Roster
 Emily Mabrito 
 Chairwoman
 Jason Harrington
 Vice-Chairman
 Shaylene Carey
 Member
 Alan Corriher
 Member
 April Everett
 Member
 Jason Higgins
 Member
 Kevin Keiger
 Member
 Joel Maynor
 Member
 Hope Oliphant
 Member
 Barbara Doby 
 Alternative
 Jim Soloman  Alternative 
 Charles Seaford  Council Liaison

Planning Board

Authority and Responsibilities

The Planning Board was established by the Town Council to serve as an advisory body to the Town of China Grove Council on all matters related to planning within the Town of China Grove.

  • To review and approve or deny requests for Major Subdivision Plans and Major Site Plans
  • To review, hold "courtesy hearings", and make recommendations for Conditional Use Permits, Vested Rights Plans, Text Amendments, Map Amendments (Standard and Conditional Use Rezonings)
  • To render opinions and make recommendations on all issues related to the Unified Development Ordinance, Zoning Map, Comprehensive Plan and other land use plans which may be adopted from time to time and which require approval by the Town Council.

Membership
The Planning Board shall consists of nine (9) voting members. Representation shall be provided by appointing at least two (2) residents of the extraterritorial jurisdiction. All members shall be appointed by the Town Council for three (3) year terms. Member’s terms would be staggered.

Meetings
Regular meetings of the Planning Board shall be held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building and are open to the Public. 

Roster
 Planning Board Volunteer Roster
 David Morton
 Chairman
 Butch Bivens
 Vice-Chairman
 Jason Hinson
 Member
 Rodney Phillips
 Member
 Clyde Richards
 Member
 Jason Higgins
 Member
 Brie Bivens-Hager
 Member
 VACANT
 ETJ Member
 Brandon Linn
 Council Liaison
 VACANT
 ETJ Member


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