Article II- Agricultural Advisory Board
§ 45-3. Establishment.
A County Agricultural Advisory Board, to consist of 5 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners, is
§ 45-4. Residency Requirements; Qualifications; Terms; Vacancies; Removal.
Each Board member shall be a resident of Henderson County.
of the 5 members should be actively engaged in farming, and they may be
selected for appointment by the Board of Commissioners from a list of possible
candidates submitted to the Board of Commissioners by the Henderson County Soil and
Water Conservation District, the Cooperative Extension Advisory Council and the
Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service Committee. Appointments should be
made with an effort to have the broadest geographical representation possible.
All members are to serve for terms of 4 years, except that the initial Board is to consist
of 1 appointee for a term of 2 years; 2 appointees for terms of 3 years and 2 appointees
for terms of 4 years. Thereafter, all appointments are to be for terms of 4 years, with
Any vacancy on the Agricultural Advisory Board is to be filled by the Board of
Commissioners for the remainder of the unexpired term.
Any member of the Agricultural Advisory Board may be removed with or without cause
by the Board of Commissioners.
§ 45-5. Officers; Bylaws; Fiscal Year; Meetings; Records; Support Services.
The Board is to elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman each year at its first meeting of the
fiscal year. The Chairman shall preside over all regular or special meetings of the Board.
The Board shall adopt its own bylaws, and such bylaws or amendments thereto must be
approved by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners.
The Board will use the County fiscal year as its meeting year. Meetings of the Board
shall be publicized and conducted in accordance with provisions of the North Carolina
Open Meetings Law. Such meetings shall be held at the call of the Chairman and at
such other times as the Board in its rules of procedure may specify.
The Board shall keep minutes of the proceedings showing the vote of each member upon
each question or, if absent or failing to vote, indicating such fact. The Board shall keep
records of its examinations and other official actions, all of which shall be immediately
filed in the office of the Board and shall be a public record.
The Henderson County Agricultural Advisory Board shall contract with the Soil and
Water Conservation District office to serve the Board for recordkeeping, correspondence
and application procedures under this Chapter and whatever other services the Board
needs to complete its duties.
§ 45-6. Powers and Duties.
The Agricultural Advisory Board shall:
Review and approve applications for qualified farmland and voluntary
agricultural districts and make recommendations concerning the establishment
and modification of agricultural districts.
Hold public hearings pursuant to Article VI of this Chapter.
Advise the Board of Commissioners on projects, programs or issues affecting
the agricultural economy or activities within the County that will affect
Perform other related tasks or duties assigned by the Board of Commissioners.
Each district shall be assigned to a member of the Board who shall monitor and represent
that district in all business conducted by the Board. Individual members will represent
those districts closest to them geographically. No member will represent more than 30%
of the total number of districts in the County or 30% of the total land area.