Henderson County Water Quality Board
Powers and Duties Pursuant to This Chapter. Without limiting any authority granted to the Water Quality
Board by law or by regulations, the Water Quality 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:
Text Amendments. To initiate text amendments to this Chapter by adopted motion and submittal to
the Planning Director.
Map Amendments. To initiate map amendments to the Official Zoning Map by adopted motion.
Watershed Map Review. To interpret the official watershed maps and pass decisions upon
disputed questions of lot lines or district boundary lines.
Administrative Review. To hear and decide appeals from any decision or determination made by
the Water Quality Administrator in the enforcement of any sections of this Chapter which relate to
water supply watershed protection and stormwater management.
Stormwater Management Permits. To grant stormwater management permits as authorized by this
Water Supply Watershed Use Permits. To grant water supply watershed use permits as authorized
by this Chapter.
Watershed Protection Compliance Permits. To grant watershed protection compliance permits as
authorized by this Chapter.
Watershed High-Density Development Permits. To grant watershed high-density development
permits as authorized by this Chapter.
Variances. To grant, in specific cases, Watershed Local Variances from the terms of this Chapter
which relate to water supply watershed protection.
Additional Powers and Duties. Such additional powers and duties as may be set forth for the
Water Quality Board elsewhere in this Chapter and in other laws and regulations.
Membership. The Zoning Board of Adjustment shall serve as the Water Quality Board.
Rules. The Water Quality Board shall carry out all powers and duties stated in the rules of procedure
adopted by the Board of Commissioners for the Water Quality Board. Any changes (other than to the
meeting time and place) to such rules of procedure must be approved by the Board of Commissioners.
Meetings. All meetings or hearings of the Water Quality Board shall be open to the public.
Decisions. The concurring vote of four-fifths (4/5) of the members of the Water Quality Board shall be
necessary to reverse any order, requirement or decision of the Water Quality Administrator. The same four-
fifths (4/5) vote shall be necessary to decide in favor of the applicant on any matter upon which the Water
Quality Board is required to pass under any sections of this Chapter which relate to water supply watershed
protection or to affect any variation of those sections of this Chapter which relate to water supply
watershed protection. On all appeals, applications and other matters brought before the Water Quality
Board, said board shall inform in writing all parties involved of its decisions and the reasons therefore.
Records. The Water Quality 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. Final disposition of appeals shall be
by recorded order indicating the reasons of the Water Quality Board therefore, all of which shall be public