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Hertford, NC 27944

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The Hertford Planning & Zoning Board of Adjustments will meet on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Municipal Building located at 114 W. Grubb Street, Hertford.

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THANKSGIVING Holiday

The Town of Hertford's offices will be close on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018 in observance of Thanksgiving. We wish you will have a joyous holiday and have a wonderful time with family and friends!

REMEMBER- SHOP LOCALLY IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA ON BLACK FRIDAY!!!

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Friday, November 30, 2018

5:00pm- 8:00pm --- Chili Supper

6:00pm - 7:00pm ---- Grand Illumination (Downtown Hertford)

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Town of Hertford Planning & Zoning Board of Adjustments- Board Vacancy

 The Town Council is requesting interested citizens to serve on the Hertford's Planning & Zoning Board of Adjustments. Information as follow:

Details:

The Planning and Zoning Board consisting of five (5) members and two (2) alternate members.  Five (5) of the members, and one (1) of the alternate members shall reside within the Town of Hertford and shall be appointed by the Town Commissioners of the Town of Hertford.  One (1) of the alternates shall reside within the town’s extraterritorial jurisdiction and shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Perquimans County.  The five (5) members of the Board shall have initial terms of office as follows:  one (1) member appointed for a term of one (1) year; two (2) members appointed for terms of two (2) years; and two (2) members appointed for terms of three (3) years.  Alternate members shall be named to a term of three (3) years and shall serve in the absence of a regular member and shall during such service have the same statutory powers of that absent member.  At completion of the initial terms of office for each member, all additional appointments to vacancies of the Board shall be for three (3) year terms. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term only.  The Town Commissioners upon written charges and after public hearing shall remove members and alternate members for cause. The members and alternate members of the Board may receive compensation for their services as designated by the Town Commissioners.

 Meetings

 The Board shall elect one of its members as Chairman and another as Vice Chairman who shall serve for one (1) year.  The Board shall designate one of its members as secretary.  The Board shall draw up and adopt the rules of procedures under which it will operate.  Meetings of the Board shall be held at the call of the Chairman and at such other times as the Board may determine. The Chairman, or in his absence, the acting Chairman, may administer oaths.  All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public.  The Board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon every question, or his absence of failure to vote, indicating such fact, and also keep records of its examination and any other official action.

The Board only meets on the third Monday at 7:00pm at the Municipal Building located at 114 W. Grubb Street. The Board meets if there is zoning business to discuss.

 Powers and Duties

The Zoning Board of Adjustment shall have the following powers and duties:

a) To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged by the appellant that there is error in any order, requirement, permit, decision, determination, or refusal made by the Zoning Administrator or other administrative officials in the carrying out or enforcement of any provisions of the ordinance.  A concurring vote of four (4) members of the Board shall be necessary to reverse, wholly, or partly any order, requirement, decision, permit, determination or refusal pertaining to property within the corporate limits.

 b) To authorize upon appeal in specific cases such variances from the terms of this ordinance as will not be contrary to the public interests where, owing to special conditions a literal enforcement of the provisions of this ordinance would result in unnecessary hardship.  In granting any variance, the Board may prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards in conformity with this ordinance.  The Board shall not grant a variance from the terms of this ordinance unless and until the following findings are made:

 c)That special conditions and circumstances exist which are peculiar to the land, structure, or building involved;

d)That literal interpretation of the provisions of the ordinance would deprive the applicant of rights commonly enjoyed by other properties in the same district under the terms of this ordinance.

e) That the special conditions and circumstances do not result from the actions of the applicant;

f) That granting the variance requested will not confer on the applicant such a material alteration that is denied by this ordinance to other land, structures, or buildings in the same district, viewing the special conditions of the land of the applicant as will equitably result in effecting a purpose of this section.

 g)To hear and decide such conditional uses as the Board is specifically authorized to pass on by the terms of the ordinance.

All interested citizens, please request an application at the Municipal Building located at 114 W. Grubb Street, Hertford.

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Have you Noticed......

The Town Council's Board room has been rearrange to better bring a friendlier and efficient setting for the business of the Town.

The meetings are:

Work Session- Every first Monday night at 7:30pm.

Regular Town Council- Every second Monday night at 7:30pm.

Planning & Zoning Board of Adjustments- Third Monday night at 7:00pm (Only if there's business to discuss)

All Town of Hertford meetings are located at 114 W. Grubb Street, Hertford. Please call (252) 426-5311 for additional information.

Seating capacity in the Board room is 50.

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Upcoming Town of Hertford Holiday Closing:

Thanksgiving -- Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018

Christmas -- Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25 and Wednesday, December 26, 2018

New Years -- Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

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Missing Mill Park - Municipal Park

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Reservations: To reserve the Pavilion or use the park grounds and to get park rules, please call the Municipal Building at (252) 426-7805 x7.

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