§42-304.
Henderson County Planning Board (See Also §3-11 Of the Henderson County Code)
A.
Powers and Duties Pursuant to This Chapter. Without limiting any authority granted to the Henderson
County Planning Board by law or by regulations, the Planning Board shall have the following powers and
duties with respect to this Chapter, to be carried out in accordance with the terms of this Chapter:
(1)
Studies and Surveys. To perform studies and surveys of the present conditions and probable future
development of the County and its environs.
(2)
Administrative Amendments. To initiate administrative amendments to the Comprehensive Plan
by adopted motion and submittal to the Planning Director.
(3)
Substantive Amendments. To initiate and review substantive amendments to the Comprehensive
Plan and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for final action thereon.
(4)
Text Amendments. To initiate text amendments to this Chapter by adopted motion and submittal to
the Planning Director; and to review any proposed text amendment and make recommendations to
the Board of Commissioners for final action thereon.
(5)
Map Amendments. To initiate map amendments to the Official Zoning Map by adopted motion;
and to review any proposed map amendment and make recommendations to the Board of
Commissioners for final action thereon.
(6)
Plan Review. To approve, approve conditionally or deny any plan for a subdivision for which it is
the reviewing agency and any plan referred to it by another reviewing agency. 
(7)
Special Fill Permits. To review special fill permit applications and make recommendations to the
Flood Damage Prevention Board for final action thereon.
(8)
Additional Powers and Duties. Such additional powers and duties as may be set forth for the
Planning Board elsewhere in this Chapter and in other laws and regulations.
B.
Membership. Nine (9) members appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
C.
Terms. Overlapping terms of three (3) years. 
D.
Vacancies. Any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as the initial
appointment.
E.
Officers. The Planning Board shall elect a Chair and Vice-Chair from its members, who shall serve for one
(1) year or until reelected or until their successors are elected. The Planning Board shall appoint a secretary
who may be a County officer, an employee of the County or a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment. 
F.
Rules. The Planning Board shall adopt rules and bylaws in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter,
NCGS §153A-345 and the Henderson County Planning Board Rules of Procedure.
G.
Meetings. Meetings of the Planning Board shall be held at the call of the Chair (or in his/her absence, the
Vice-Chair), or the Planning Director and at such other times as the Planning Board may determine. The
Chair (or in his/her absence, the Vice-Chair) may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses
by subpoena. All meetings or hearings of the Planning Board shall be open to the public.
H.
Records. The Planning Board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon
each question, or if absent or failing to vote, indicating that fact.