Chapter 3 
Boards and Committees
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of Henderson County. Amended 11-18-1998, 3-17-
1999,  4-19-1999, 9-10-1999; 10-20-1999; 5-7-2001, 1-7-2002;  5-21-2003 , 7-20-2011]
§ 3-1. Zoning Board of Adjustment. 
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S.153A-345, there shall exist in Henderson County a Zoning Board of
Adjustment in accordance with Henderson County Code Chapter 42-65. 
 
§ 3-2. Agricultural Advisory Board. 
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S. 106-739, there shall exist in Henderson County an Agricultural
Advisory Board in accordance with Henderson County Code Chapter 45, Article II.  
§ 3-3. (Reserved) 
§ 3-4. Board of Equalization and Review. 
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S. 105-322 and Chapter 186 of the 1997 Session Laws, there shall exist
in Henderson County a Board of Equalization and Review.
  
§ 3-5.  Board of Health.
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S. 130A-35, there shall exist in Henderson County a Board of Health. 
 
§ 3-6.  Emergency Medical Services Quality Management Committee 
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S. 153A-76, there shall exist in Henderson County an Emergency
Medical Services (EMS) Quality Management Committee. 
 
§ 3-7.  Henderson County Hospital Corporation. 
Pursuant to the terms of the Articles of Incorporation filed on April 24, 1998, there shall exist the
Henderson County Hospital Corporation, a public nonprofit corporation, governed by a Board of Directors,
who shall be known as "Trustees."  
§ 3-8.  Industrial Facilities and Pollution Control Financing Authority. 
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S. 159C-4, there shall exist in Henderson County an Industrial Facilities
and Pollution Control Financing Authority.  
§ 3-9.  Library Board of Trustees. 
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S. 153A-265, there shall exist in Henderson County a Library Board of
Trustees, to serve as an advisory board to the Henderson County Board of Commissioners.  
§ 3-10.  Nursing Home/Domiciliary Home Advisory Committee. 
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S. 131E-128, there shall exist in Henderson County a Nursing
Home/Domiciliary Home Advisory Committee.  
§ 3-11.  (Reserved)
 
§ 3-12.  Recreation Advisory Board. 
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S. 153A-76, there shall exist in Henderson County a Recreation
Advisory Board to serve as an advisory board to the Henderson County Board of Commissioners.  
§ 3-13.  Environmental Advisory Committee. 
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S. 153A-76, there shall exist in Henderson County an Environmental
Advisory Committee, to serve as an advisory committee to the Henderson County Board of Commissioners
in accordance with a charter and/or bylaws approved by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners. 
 
  
§ 3-14.  Cane Creek Water and Sewer District Advisory Committee. 
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S. 153A-76, there shall exist in Henderson County a Cane Creek Water
and Sewer District Advisory Committee, to serve as an advisory committee to the Henderson County Board
of Commissioners in accordance with a charter and/or bylaws approved by the Henderson County Board of
Commissioners. Such Committee shall exist until June 30, 2003, unless extended by action of the
Henderson County Board of Commissioners.  
§ 3-14.1.  Transportation Advisory Committee. 
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S. 153A-76, there shall exist in Henderson County a Transportation
Advisory Committee, to serve as an advisory committee to the Henderson County Board of Commissioners
in accordance with a charter and/or bylaws approved by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners.  
§ 3-14.2.  Fire and Rescue Advisory Committee. 
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S. 153A-76, there shall exist in Henderson County a Fire and Rescue
Advisory Committee, to serve as an advisory committee to the Henderson County Board of Commissioners
in accordance with a charter and/or bylaws approved by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners.  
§ 3-15.  Watershed Review Board. 
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S.143-214.5N.C.G.S. 153A-76 and N.C.G.S. 153A-345, there shall
exist in Henderson County a Watershed Review Board in accordance with Henderson County Code
Chapter 93-28. 
§ 3-16.  Youth Advisory Board. 
Pursuant to the authority of N.C.G.S. 153A-76, there shall exist in Henderson County a Youth Advisory
Board to serve as an advisory board to the Henderson County Board of Commissioners. The Board shall
consist of not more than seven members who shall be residents of Henderson County. The purpose of the
Board shall be to provide advice and recommendations to the Board of Commissioners concerning the
Youth Development Program of Henderson County.  
§ 3-17.  Governmental Financing Corporation.
Pursuant to the terms of the Articles of Incorporation filed on September 10, 1999, there shall exist the
Henderson County Governmental Financing Corporation, a public nonprofit corporation.  
§ 3-18 Through 3-28. (Reserved)
§ 3-29.  Additional boards and committees. 
Nothing herein shall preclude the establishment of additional boards and committees under 
N.C.G.S. 153A-76 or other applicable laws. 
§ 3-30.  Officers to Hold Office until Successor Qualified. 
Pursuant to N.C.G.S.128-7, officers of Henderson County or any board or committee shall continue in their
respective offices until their successors are elected or appointed and duly qualified, unless otherwise
provided by law.  
§ 3-31.  Bylaws of Boards or Committees.
Bylaws drafted by any board of committee must be presented for approval by the Henderson County Board
of Commissioners prior to adoption, unless otherwise provided by law.  
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-32 Through 3- 34. (Reserved)
§ 3-35. Record of Proceedings
A.
Electronic recordings. Henderson County will keep minutes of all meetings, and in cases 
in which a record on appeal could be required by a Court of record, a transcript, or an 
electronic recording in such a way that will be adequate to record fully the proceedings of
each meeting, hearing or other proceeding.
  
(1)
Public record. Any electronic recordings are available to the public in any and 
all manners in which the County is capable of providing them, at a cost set by 
the County’s fee schedule, as amended from time to time.
(2)
Electronic record retention. Records shall be kept in accordance with North 
Carolina Public Records law and the records retention schedule established by 
the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.
(3)
Meeting Summary. In instances where electronic recordings are utilized as the 
official minutes, boards and committees may elect to create meeting summaries 
including the attendance, matters discussed with any actions taken, identification
of documents presented, and any votes taken. When votes are not unanimous, 
the meeting summary should indicate the votes of each member of the board or 
committee.
B.
Record on Appeal. Henderson County shall make the electronic recordings available to 
any appellant in order to prepare a verbatim transcript of the proceeding being appealed.
(1)
The appellant must make provision for the creation of a verbatim transcript 
from the electronic recording.
(2)
The appellant’s transcriptionist may have 45 days to prepare the transcript 
from the electronic recording and provide copies to the Clerk of Court and 
the respective parties. In certain circumstances, the time for preparation may 
be extended upon agreement of the parties and with the permission of the Court.
(3)
The appellant shall bear the initial cost of transcription, subject to being taxed 
by the Court as a cost of any appeal.
(4)
No part of this Ordinance is intended to conflict with North Carolina General 
Statutes or North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure. In any instance of 
conflict, the General Statutes and Rules of Appellate Procedure shall be 
followed.
§ 3-36. Through 3-50. (Reserved)