The New Bern Planning and Zoning Board consists of ten members. Seven members, appointed by the Board of Aldermen, shall reside within the city. Three members, appointed by the Craven County Board of Commissioners, shall reside within the city’s extraterritorial planning area. If the Craven County board fails to make these appointments within 90 days after receiving a resolution from the Board of Aldermen requesting that they be made, the city board may make the appointments. Members may be removed by the appointing authority at any time for failure to attend three consecutive meetings without excuse or for failure to attend 30 percent or more of the meetings within any 12-month period or, after a hearing, for other good cause related to performance of duties. All members shall have demonstrated special interest, experience, or education in banking, economics, environmental and land use policy, housing, or industry.
Board members shall be appointed for three-year staggered terms, but members may continue to serve until their successors have been appointed. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms only. Membership appointments shall be limited to two successive terms.
All members may participate in and vote on all issues before the board, regardless of whether the issue affects property within the city or within the extraterritorial planning area.
The board’s major responsibilities are to make recommendations concerning conditional use and special use permit requests, subdivision general plans, zoning amendment proposals, and make studies and recommend to the Board of Aldermen plans, goals and objectives relating to the growth, development and redevelopment of the City.
The boards regular meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the second floor courtroom at City Hall, located at 300 Pollock Street.
|Name||Term Expires||Appointing Official|
|Willie Newkirk, Sr.||6/30/2019||Mayor|
|Raymond Layton (Chair)||6/30/2017||Ward 1 Alderman|
|Carol Williams||6/30/2018||Ward 2 Alderman|
|Gasper Sonny Aluzzo||6/30/2018||Ward 3 Alderman|
|Jerry Walker||6/30/2017||Ward 4 Alderman|
|Jeffrey Midgett||6/30/2019||Ward 5 Alderman|
|Steve Jones||6/30/2020||Ward 6 Alderman|
|Haron Beatty||6/30/2017||Craven County (appointed by the City)|
|Don Black||6/30/2019||Craven County|
|Jimmy Dillahunt||6/30/2017||Craven County (appointed by the City)|