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Updated: Monday, Dec. 16

Upcoming Gov’t Meetings in Avery, Watauga Counties

Compiled by Jesse Wood

Below is a listing of governmental meetings that are scheduled in Avery and Watauga counties. Some are reoccurring – others called irregularly. Meeting cancellations are listed at the very bottom of the listing. In some cases, the agenda for a specific meeting hasn’t been prepared yet. Agenda items or links to the agenda will be included once that information has been released.

If you see a meeting not listed, feel free to email: jesse@highcountrypress.com.


Watauga County:

Tuesday, Dec. 16: Watauga County Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. See agenda here.

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to listen to comments from the public regarding a 90-day moratorium of high-impact land use development in most of the Town of Boone’s ETJ. See article about hearing, issue here.

The Watauga County Board of commissioners regularly meet twice a month: on the first Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and the third Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

For dates and times of other Watauga County meetings that are held regularly, click here for a listing of boards appointed by the Watauga County Board of Commissioners and here for boards that are not appointed by commissioners.


Watauga County Board of Education:

Monday, Dec. 8: Watauga County Board of Education will meet for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Gragg Education Center off of N.C. 194. An article about the upcoming meeting can be seen here.

For a calendar of upcoming Watauga County Board of Education meetings and other school-related meetings, click here.


Town of Boone:

Tuesday, Dec. 9: The Boone Town Council and Cultural Resources staff and advisory board will hold a special meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Jones House to discuss departmental responsibilities, priorities, goals and other advisory board matters. See agenda here.

Tuesday, Dec. 9: The Town of Boone Community Appearance Commission will hold a meeting at the conference room in the Planning & Inspections office to discuss downtown design standards and other board matters. See agenda here.

Monday, Dec. 15: The Boone Town Council will hold an agenda-setting meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers on Blowing Rock Road. An announcement has yet to be posted.

Thursday, Dec. 18: The Boone Town Council will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers on Blowing Rock Road regarding proposed changes to the towing ordinance. See description of changes and agenda here.

Thursday, Dec. 18: The Boone Town Council will hold a special meeting for a public hearing to hear a case regarding allowing Mountaineer Crossing to modify current Conditional District Map Amendment to subdivide Highland Crossing Development near the old high school. See agenda here.

Thursday, Dec. 18: The Boone Town Council will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. The meeting coincides with other announcements mentioned above. An agenda for the entire meeting has yet to be released.

For a listing of regular town meetings and dates and times, click here and here.

Cancelled

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014: The Boone Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 1500 Blowing Rock Road to hear a modification request from Mountaineer Crossing regarding the conditional zoning district.

Members will also discuss the “Wellness District.” See agenda here.


Town of Blowing Rock:

Tuesday, Jan. 13. Blowing Rock Town Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. at town hall for its September meeting. See agenda here.

Thursday, Dec. 18: Blowing Rock Planning Board meets at 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall. An agenda has yet to be published.

For more information about other meetings in Blowing Rock, click here.


Avery County:

Monday, Dec. 8. The Avery County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Monday at 8 a.m. in the commissioners board room in the Avery County Admin Building at 175 Linville Street in Newland. The purpose of the closed-session meeting is to discuss personnel.

Monday, Jan. 5: Avery County Board of Commissioners meets at 3:30 p.m. in the Avery County Administration Building for its regular monthly meeting. An agenda has yet to published. 

Monday, Feb. 2Avery County Board of Commissioners meets at 3:30 p.m. in the Avery County Administration Building for its regular monthly meeting. An agenda has yet to published.

Monday, March 2:Avery County Board of Commissioners meets at 3:30 p.m. in the Avery County Administration Building for its regular monthly meeting. An agenda has yet to published.

For information about other departments in Avery County, click here.


Avery County Board of Education:

Tuesday Dec. 9: The Avery County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 9 in the Avery County Admin Building on Linville Street, inside the commissioners board room. The meeting starts at 6 p.m.

An agenda can be seen here: December 9, 2014 Agenda


Town of Beech Mountain:

Tuesday, Dec. 9: Beech Mountain Town Council will meet for its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. in the Council Chamber Room at 403 Beech Mountain Parkway. A public hearing on architectural standards will be held. An agenda has yet to be published.

For other meetings regarding Beech Mountain boards, click here and then click on the tab on the left side of the page titled “Council and Board Information.” Here is a spreadsheet listing all of the dates and times for meetings for the remainder of 2014. 2014 Board Meeting Dates – Times FINAL


Town of Banner Elk:

Monday, Dec. 8: Banner Elk Town Council meets for its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in Town Hall.

Monday, Jan. 12: Banner Elk Town Council meets for its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. Agenda has yet to be published.

For a listing of other Banner Elk government meetings, click here.


 

 

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