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SECTION 3: Decision Making and Administrative Bodies

CONTENTS:
Section 3.100 - Town Staff
Section 3.200 - Planning Board
Section 3.300 - Town Board or Designated Administrative Agent
Section 3.400 - Staff to the Planning Board

3.100 TOWN STAFF

In addition to any authority granted to the Planning Director by other ordinances of the Town of Huntersville, the Planning Director and the employees under his or her direction, and such agent as may, from time to time, be designated by the Board of Commissioners to administer the Subdivision Ordinance (Designee), will have the following duties in accordance with these regulations. (#94-17; 12/06/94)


1. To review all petitions for subdivisions of land, within the authority and jurisdiction of these regulations, and comment on completeness of petitions and conformity to the requirements of these regulations.

2. To review and provide comments on variance petitions.

3. To maintain files and other public records related to the administration and enforcement of these regulations.

4. To comment on proposed amendments to these regulations.

5. To interpret the provisions of these regulations.

6. To coordinate all local, state, and other appropriate agency review and comment on all subdivisions proposed under these regulations.

7. To establish such procedures as necessary and proper for the administration of their responsibilities under these regulations.

8. To approve for recordation in the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds those divisions of land which, according to the definition of Subdivision found in Section 2.100, are not subject to the requirements of this ordinance.

9. To approve for recordation in the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds those divisions of land, defined as Limited Subdivisions and Minor Subdivisions in Section 2.100, which meet the standards of the Subdivision Ordinance and Zoning Ordinance, except as otherwise provided in Section 6.550.

10. To approve Major Subdivision Preliminary Plans and Final Plats which are identical to, or include only minor revision(s) to the approved sketch plan. Major revisions include, but are not limited to, the addition of lots, the addition of streets, change(s) to the pattern of street connections, changes to open space provisions, reduction in dedications to the public, or any other feature(s) of the subdivision which assumed significance at the time of sketch plan approval.

11. To approve minor revisions to sketch plans,preliminary plans and final plats; Minor revisions include, but are not limited to, minor shifts in street and open space location, minor changes to lot and/or unit count not inconsistent with the intent of the most detailed plan approved by the Board of Commissioners, and other changes which do not alter the overall layout of the plan.

3.200 PLANNING BOARD

In addition to any authority granted to the Planning Board by other ordinances of the Town of Huntersville, the Planning Board will have the following powers and duties to be carried out in accordance with these regulations.


1. To hear and make advisory recommendations on proposed amendments to the text of these regulations; to propose, as needed, amendments to change the text of these regulations.

2. To review and make recommendation on sketch plans for major subdivisions, major changes to approved sketch or preliminary plans for major subdivisions of the zoning ordinance in accordance with the authority and jurisdiction of these regulations.

3. To hear, recommend and comment on requests for variances from the standards of this ordinance in accordance with the provisions of Section 4.000.

4. To hear and make recommendation on appeals from the interpretation of any provisions of this ordinance by the Town Staff or Designated Administrative Agent. The Planning Board may recommend reversal or modification of any action under appeal upon finding an error in the application of these regulations.

In all of these matters, the Planning Board may recommend approval of the request, denial of the request, or approval of the request with conditions relating to the intent and standards of this ordinance.

3.300 TOWN BOARD OR DESIGNATED ADMINISTRATIVE AGENT

In addition to all other authority reserved to the Town Board by other ordinances, the Town Board will have the following powers and responsibilities in accordance with these regulations.


1. To hear and decide proposed amendments to the text of these regulations.

2. To review and decide all applications for approval of Major Subdivision Sketch Plans, major changes to approved sketch plans or preliminary plans for Major Subdivisions, and Farmhouse Clusters as provided in Article 3 of the zoning ordinance.

3. To hear and decide requests for variances from the standards of this ordinance in accordance with the provisions of Section 4.000.

4. To hear and decide appeals from the interpretation of any provisions of this ordinance by the Town Staff or Designated Administrative Agent. The Town Board may reverse or modify any action under appeal upon finding an error in the application of these regulations.

In all of these matters, the Town Board may approve the request, deny the request, or approve the request with conditions relating to the intent and standards of this ordinance.

3.400 STAFF TO THE PLANNING BOARD

The Planning Director and the employees under his or her direction will have the following additional powers and duties to be carried out in accordance with these regulations:


1. To maintain the text of these regulations.

2. To recommend and prepare amendments to the text of these regulations.

3. To accept and file petitions for variances.

4. To accept and file notices of appeals within ten (10) days of the day an administrative interpretation or decision is issued.

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