The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners will meet April 12 to discuss rezoning amendments affecting the development plan approval procedures.
Currently, Mint Hill holds joint public hearings, requiring the Board of Commissioners and the Planning Board to meet together. The proposed changes would eliminate the Planning Board’s required attendance. State statues do not require the Planning Board to attend the meeting.
Deputy Town Manager Lee Bailey explained the proposition stems from scheduling problems. Before the economic downturn, development meetings occurred regularly in Mint Hill.
“Development has slowed down,” said Bailey, “so public hearings are less frequent.”
The irregularity of meetings creates scheduling challenges for the Planning Board. The amendment would make their attendance optional.