Town Of Boone Encourages ETJ Residents To Attend County Commissioners Meeting (2016-12-23 13:29:28)

The Town of Boone issued a press release Thursday in response to the December 21st decision by the North Carolina State Supreme Court that abolished the Town of Boone’s powers of extraterritorial jurisdiction.

The release said that the court’s ruling transfers Planning and Zoning Authority from the Town of Boone to Watauga County. All ETJ residents and property owners are encouraged to attend the Special Called Meeting of the Watauga County Board of Commissioners to obtain the most updated information possible.

The Town of Boone is coordinating the transition with Watauga County and providing all information in an attempt to make the transition as seamless as possible. This change will involve active planning applications and permits, fire inspections and code enforcement in the ETJ. The release goes on to say that all involved participate in the upcoming meetings to express their concerns and to provide input during the transition process.

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting is set for Wednesday the 28th, at 12:30 in the afternoon, in the Commissioners Board Room of the Watauga County Administration Building, 814 West King Street in Boone.