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Legislative Zoning Decisions The Focus of School of Government Course PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 16 May 2016 05:29

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Planning professionals in local government are being invited for a half-day seminar about legislative zoning decisions.

The course, offered by the UNC School of Government, will cover:

-- local government planning
-- types of land use decisions
-- rezoning procedures
-- limits on zoning

The workshops are approved for the following continuing education credits: AIPC: 2.75 law credits; CZO: 1 hour credit.

More information is available at www.sog.unc.edu

Currituck County Commissioners Approve Tax District To Address Flooding PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Thursday, 05 May 2016 05:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Ask and you shall receive. Property owners in a neighborhood plagued by flooding have requested and received approval for a special tax hike.

In a presentation before the Currituck County Commissioners, resident Barbara Marzetti represented property owners and asked for a 5 cent tax hike per $100 in valuation.

According to outerbanksvoice.com, the homeowners have not been able to get the developer to address the problem.

A unanimous vote approved the special district.

UNC School of Government Offers Webinar On Ethics For Local Government Officials PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 05:57

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - City and county governing board members who have been elected to office have an opportunity to satisfy ethics training requirements through a new webinar from the UNC School of Government.

On Wednesday, May 18, the school's Norma Houston will lead the two-hour webinar. The cost is $125.

"These webinars satisfy the 2 clock hours of local ethics training required by state law for elected and appointed members of city councils and county boards of commissioners. This training is required to be completed within 12 months of election day and is required every time they are elected, re-elected or appointed to a local office," according to details posted at sog.unc.edu.

More details, including registration information, is available at sog.unc.edu.

Association of County Commissioners Lists Short Session Goals PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 02 May 2016 06:04

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners has listed three key legislative goals for the short session that began last week.

The group's website -- ncacc.org -- lists the following three items. Find the entire list and descriptions on the website.


PE-4: Seek legislation to repeal the statutory authority under
NCGS 115C-431(c) that allows local school boards to file
suit  against  a  county  board  of  commissioners  over  county  
appropriations for education.

TF-4:  Seek  legislation  to  authorize  local  option  revenue  
sources already given to any other jurisdiction.

GG-2: Support legislation, regulations and funding that would
preserve local option and authority where needed to deploy
community   broadband   systems   and   ensure   community   
access to critical broadband services.


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