The Butner Town Council met on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Council approved a budget ordinance amendment in the amount of $10,000.00 for small studies within the Butner Gateway. The types of studies to be funded are environmental, soil, water, wetlands, etc. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Town Hall. Contact the Town Clerk for more information.
The Planning Board did not meet this month. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Town Hall. Contact the Planning Department for more information.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
The Parks & Rec Advisory Committee met on Monday, September 12, 2016. During this meeting, committee members discussed both the Easter Egg Hunt and Community Campfire events. This year’s Easter Egg Hunt was successful and the committee decided next year’s event will be held on a Saturday instead of during the week. The hope is to one day move the event from Gazebo Park to the Butner Athletic Park (BAP). A possible collaboration with BCA was discussed to help bring in more volunteers. A date was also chosen for the annual Community Campfire. Updates were given for greenway projects and updates at Lake Holt. The committee reviewed a draft parks & rec survey, with comments given to staff. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Town Hall. Contact Jessica Gladwin, Planner for more information.
The committee invites everyone to attend the Community Campfire on Saturday, October 22, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Lake Holt.
Board of Adjustment
The Board of Adjustment met on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The Board considered a Special Use Permit (SUP) application for a campsite by the NC Bowhunters Association. The subject properties are located in our extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) off Old NC 75 and are zoned Rural Preservation (RP). This zoning district allows outdoor recreation, including campsites, by SUP. The Board approved the SUP with the condition of the applicant planting a tree barrier along the road with a vote of 6-1. The Board also elected officers. James Russell was re-elected to serve as Chair and John Glenn was elected to serve as Vice Chair. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Town Hall. Contact the Planning Department for more information.