APPLICANTS NEEDED FOR CHAPEL HILL BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT JOINT PLANNING AREA (JPA) AND EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION (ETJ)

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (January 4, 2016) – One major way citizens can have a positive impact on the future of Orange County is to volunteer to serve on the various advisory boards and commissions.   

The Orange County Board of Commissioners appoints representatives to fill three positions on the CHAPEL HILL BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT.  These individuals represent and must reside in the Joint Planning Area (JPA) and/or the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) of Chapel Hill.

The Chapel Hill Board of Adjustment, through the process of appeal and review may determine that variances to the zoning regulations of the Town be permitted.  It may also reverse any order, requirement, decision, or determination of the administrative official charged with enforcement of the Land Use Management Ordinance.  It may serve as an appeals board for other matters assigned to it under the Town Code of Ordinances.  The Chapel Hill Board of Adjustment has been granted the power to act independently of the Town Council in most instances but on occasions serves in an advisory capacity to the Council.

If interested, apply online at www.orangecountync.gov/boards.

Orange County strives for diversity on volunteer advisory boards.  Minorities are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must reside in Orange County.  Volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners have an opportunity to influence the way of life in Orange County.

If you need to verify if your residence is located in the JPA or ETJ of Chapel Hill or for additional information call Thom Freeman 919-245-2125.

# # #