INFORMAL COMMENTS The Person County Board of Commissioners established a 10-minute segment which is open for informal comments and/or questions from
citizens of this county on issues, other than those issues for which a public hearing has been scheduled. The time will be divided equally among those wishing to comment. It is requested that any person who wishes to address the Board, register with the Clerk to the Board prior to the meeting.
Note: All Items on the Agenda are for Discussion and Action as deemed appropriate by the Board.
Meeting Date: March 9, 2020
Agenda Title: Board of Commissioners Vacancy Fulfillment Process
Summary of Information: NC General Statute 153A-27(a) states that if a vacancy occurs on the Board of County Commissioners, the remaining members of
the board shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy within 60 days of the vacancy occurring (February 3rd). GS153A-27(c) states that to be eligible for appointment to fill a vacancy, a person must be a member of the same political party as the member being replaced. The board of commissioners shall consult the county executive committee of the appropriate political party before filling a vacancy, but neither the board nor the clerk of superior court (in case of a tie) are bound by the committee s recommendation.
Once the Board votes a candidate into the vacant commissioner seat, the candidate will serve to the first meeting in December. NCGS163-115(d)
requires that the replacement to serve out the remainder of the unexpired term, be elected in the general election. A nomination shall be made by the county executive committee of each political party and the names of the nominees shall be printed on the general election ballots.
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 153A 340 and 153A 323, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Person County
Board of Commissioners on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium of the Person County Office Building at 304 South Morgan Street, Roxboro, North Carolina 27573. The subject of the public hearing will be consideration of the enactment of an ordinance to place a moratorium on the placement of any and all new solar energy systems for a period of six (6) months from the date of the moratorium enactment. The purpose of the moratorium is to allow the county to research all applicable considerations necessary for the proper enactment of a regulatory scheme for solar energy systems.
Summary of Information: At the Board s February 18th meeting, the Planning Director explained the current regulations for solar farms in Person
County, which are based on the zoning district in which they are located and their proximity to residential development. There are also additional requirements for solar farms include buffering requirements, a decommissioning plan and a performance bond to cover the cost of decommissioning.
Section 5- The County Manager shall insure that under the leadership of the Planning Department all county departments and agencies shall cooperate
and participate as necessary in all aspects of this examination and development of a proper, modern and updated development and regulatory system for solar energy systems. In particular, the Planning Department shall so schedule its activities, examinations and recommendations such that the Planning Board shall have sufficient time to consider any proposed new regulatory system and report its recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners before the termination of this moratorium.
2. Petition TA-02-20 - A request by the Person County Planning staff, on behalf of the Person County Planning Board, to amend Article VII Section 74
Procedure for Special Use Permits and Appendix C Table of Permitted Uses of the Person County Planning Ordinance to revise the current Camper/Recreational Vehicle Park internal street paving standards.
The public is invited to attend the meeting. Substantial changes may occur to the request based on comments from the public hearing. The Board of
Commissioners reserves the right to recess the public hearing to another place and time. For further information on the case(s) listed above, please contact the Person County Planning and Zoning Department at 336-597-1750.
All junkyards or automobile graveyards operated and/or maintained in Person County shall be fenced at all points where said fencing shall be
necessary to screen the view of the junkyard or automobile graveyard persons from public roads and public uses (schools, playgrounds, recreational properties, etc.) on adjacent properties, or housing units and where such screening is not already substantially provided by natural vegetation, or other natural barriers
This Ordinance applies to all residential zoned properties and uses and applies to junk as defined in this Ordinance from an adjacent property
containing a public use, and/or road. This Ordinance applies to all commercial and industrial uses on properties that abut residential and public uses and applies to junk and abandoned vehicles as defined in this Ordinance that are visible from an adjacent property, and/or a public road or public use (school, playground, recreational properties, etc.).
Proposed text - requires junkyards and automobile graveyards to be screened from public roads and from adjacent properties that contain public uses,
such as schools, playgrounds and recreational uses. Recreational uses was added to the text to further elaborate on examples of public uses. Under the new text, screening will not be required along the perimeter of a parcel that is adjacent to a dwelling if that area of parcel is not visible from the road. Existing vegetation will continue to be allowed to be utilized to meet screening requirements where applicable.
Agenda Title: Petition TA-01-20 - A request by the Person County Planning staff on behalf of the Person County Board of Commissioners to amend the
Ordinance Regulating Automobile Graveyards and Junkyards in Person County to require screening of junkyards and automobile graveyards from public roads and from adjacent properties that contain public uses.
The NC General Statutes requires that when reviewing a text amendment, the board also include with their motion a statement as to whether the
proposed text amendment is reasonable and consistent.
Summary of Information:
The proposed text amendment requested to Sections Five, Six and Seven of the Ordinance Regulating Automobile Graveyards and Junkyards in Person
County will require screening for junkyards and automobile graveyards from public roads and from adjacent properties that contain public uses, such as schools, playgrounds and recreational uses. Recreational uses was added to the text to further elaborate on examples of public uses. Under the new text, screening will not be required along the perimeter of a parcel that is adjacent to a dwelling if that area of parcel is not visible from a public road or public use. Existing vegetation will continue to be allowed to be utilized to meet screening requirements where applicable.