124 Town Center Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
Phone (828) 890-2901
Fax (828) 890-2903
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Meeting Procedures: The Town Council has mandated that all committee meetings abide by
NC Open Meetings' Law. This includes proper media notification, an agenda when possible
and informal public comments.
The Agricultural Advisory Committee consists of eight (8) seats and is served by members
of the local agricultural community. The committee is charged with reviewing policies
and procedures, making recommendations, advising Council on matters that
affect agriculture, and preserving the agricultural heritage in Mills River.
The committee meets once a month on the third Friday at 9:00 AM.
The Board of Adjustments consists of five (5) voting members and two (2) alternates.
The Board is state-regulated, meets in quasi-judicial hearings and applies the Town
Zoning Ordinance in appeals from decisions of the Zoning Administrator or when a property
owner requests a variance or conditional use permit.
The Board meets the second Tuesday of every second month at 7:00 PM,
or more often when caseload deems necessary.
The Finance Committee consists of five (5) seats. Members are charged with advising Council
on financial decisions affecting the Town. In addition, the committee reviews revenue and
expenditures on a quarterly basis, and previews the upcoming fiscal year budget
making recommendations to Council. The committee assures Council that expenditures
remain within the current fiscal year budget and advise Council on large expenditures.
The committee meets every quarter on the third Thursday of the first month of the new quarter
(January, April, July, and October) at 7:00 PM.
The Planning Board consists of 9 members. It is a state-regulated board that makes recommendations
and advises Council on matters relating to the Town’s land use regulations. The Planning Board
also hears rezoning requests, requests for text amendments to the zoning ordinance, and, in some circumstances, special use permits. Various other matters regarding land use development must
also be reviewed by the Planning Board before being heard by the Town Council.
The Board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee developed and recommended a master plan for
development of Mills River Park. Its six (6) members also develop and recommend changes
to the master plan, recommend policy decisions for the park, and recommend park rules.
The committee meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM.