The Belhaven Planning Board meets regularly each month on the 3rd Thursday at 3PM. The meetings will be held at the Belhaven Civic Center, 257 W. Pungo Street.
Duties of the Planning Board
It shall be the duty of the Planning Board to prepare plans and to coordinate the plans of the Town and its extraterritorial area and those of others so as to bring about a coordinated and harmonious development of the area. The Planning Board is hereby designated as the planning agency for the preparation of a zoning plan for the Town under the authority of G.S. 160A-387. In addition, the Planning Board is empowered:
(1)To acquire and maintain in current form such basic information and materials as are necessary to an understanding of past trends, present conditions and forces at work to cause changes in these conditions;
(2)To prepare and, from time to time, amend and revise a comprehensive and coordinated plan for the physical development of the area;
(3)To establish principles and policies for guiding action in the development of the area;
(4)To prepare and recommend ordinances promoting orderly development of the area along the lines indicated in the comprehensive plan;
(5)To determine whether specific proposed developments referred to it by governmental or private agencies in the area conform to the principles and requirements of the comprehensive plan for the area and to make recommendations concerning them;
(6)To keep the Board and the general public informed and advised as to these matters;
(7)To make any other recommendations which it sees fit for improving the development of the area;
(8)May perform any of the actions authorized for municipal planning boards by G.S. 160A-19, as amended.