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The Ayden Governing Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the District Courtroom, second floor of Town Hall (4144 West Ave.)  Special Called Meetings are held from time to time and will be announced on the front page of the website, as well as posted on the front door of the Ayden Town Hall. To contact the Town Manager’s office, please call (252) 481-5826.

Apply for Board Vacancy

The Town of Ayden Governing Board appoints members to the Planning Board/Board of Adjustment, Library Board, and Arts & Recreation Commission.

The Planning Board performs studies and surveys of the present conditions and probable future development of the town and its environs, formulates and recommends to the Board of Commissioners the adoption and amendment to the land use plan and other plans as necessary, initiates proposals for amendments to the Unified Development Ordinance based upon the findings and recommendations delivered in such studies and adopted plans, determines whether specific proposed developments conform to the principles and requirements of the adopted land use plan for growth and improvement of the town and perform any other related duties that the Board of Commissioners may direct per NCGS 160D-301.

The Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals of administrative decisions where it is alleged by the appellant that there is error in any order, requirement, permit, decision, determination, or refusal made by the Administrator in the carrying out or enforcement of any provision of this ordinance.

The Library Board serves to be an advocate for Ayden Library within the community and to serve as a representative of the community for the library board. They help establish and implement programs, policies, and regulations for the library.

The purpose of the Arts & Recreation Commission is to advise the Recreation Director on parks and recreation issues. The Commission investigates and determines the needs, interests, and goals of the community for recreation and facilities and programs and make recommendations to the Recreation Director.

If you would like to apply for a vacancy on one of our Town Boards (Planning Board/Board of Adjustment, Library Board or Arts & Recreation Commission), please fill out the application linked below and return to Sarah Radcliff, Town Clerk, at Town Hall. Or Mail to 4144 West Avenue, Ayden, NC 28513.

Board Application

Planning Board

The Town of Ayden Governing Board is seeking residents of the town’s ETJ that are interested in serving as a member/alternate member of the Ayden Planning Board. The Planning Board is an advisory board that provides recommendations on land use and development related issues and applications to the Board of Commissioners.

The Board is responsible for reviewing rezoning applications, conditional use permit applications, subdivision proposals, site development plans and amendments to the town’s Future Land Use Map. The Board’s efforts help to shape the town’s development related policy and provide the Board of Commissioners with recommendations after a thorough review process.

The ETJ position is recommended by the Ayden Board of Commissioners and is appointed by the Pitt County Board of Commissioners to fill a three-year term. The Planning Board typically meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., in the District Courtroom located on the second floor of the Ayden Town Hall.

Interested applicants must fill out an application. Applicants applying for an ETJ position must fill out a Pitt County Application as well as a Town of Ayden application. Applications are available at https://shorturl.at/mqDV4 and http://bit.ly/3EHywK6 and also at Ayden Town Hall. Town of Ayden applications should be delivered to: Sarah Radcliff, Town Clerk, 4144 West Avenue, or emailed to sradcliff@ayden.com.
Please contact Administrative Support Specialist Megan Carter at (252) 481-5828 for additional information regarding the Planning Board.

Pitt County Human Relations Commission

The Town of Ayden Governing Board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Pitt County Human Relations Commission. The Commission will identify concerns in the area of human relations, make recommendations regarding these issues and engage in activities which shall effectively; (a) promote equality in such areas as economic, educational, governmental and cultural life of the community for all citizens without regard to race, creed, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability, and work to eliminate discrimination on any of these bases; (b) encourage fair treatment and mutual understanding and respect among all citizens; (c) discover and seek to counter practices and customs which create animosity and unrest; and (d) make recommendations to the appointing authority for action it deems necessary for harmonious relationships among the citizens.

Applicants for this position must live within the corporate limits of the Town of Ayden.

To apply for this position, you must complete an application with Pitt County as well as the Town of Ayden. Pitt County applications are available at https://www.pittcountync.gov/FormCenter/Board-of-Commissioners-5/Statement-of-Interest-to-Serve-45. Town of Ayden applications are available at https://www.ayden.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Application-for-Town-of-Ayden-Boards-and-Commissions.pdf and also at Ayden Town Hall. Ayden applications should be delivered to: Sarah Radcliff, Town Clerk, 4144 West Avenue.

Town Hall Meetings

Ayden welcomes all residents’ input through our monthly public meetings. See below for more information about our meeting schedules, agenda, and minutes.

**This is the officially adopted calendar of the Board of Commissioners. Changes to this calendar will be posted on the website’s home page.

2024 Meeting Calendar

January 8, 2024
February 12, 2024

January 9, 2023
February 13, 2023
March 14, 2023
April 10, 2023
May 8, 2023
June 12, 2023
July 3, 2023
July 10, 2023
August 14, 2023
September 11, 2023
October 9, 2023
November 13, 2023
December 11, 2023

January 10, 2022
February 14, 2022
March 14, 2022
April 11, 2022
April 20, 2022
May 3, 2022
May 9, 2022
May 23, 2022
June 13, 2022
July 11, 2022
August 8, 2022
September 12, 2022
October 10, 2022
November  14, 2022
December 12, 2022

December 13, 2021
November 8, 2021
October 11, 2021
September 13, 2021
August 9, 2021
July 9, 2021
June 14, 2021
May 10, 2021
April 12, 2021
March 8, 2021
February 8, 2021
January 11, 2021

December 14, 2020
November 9, 2020
October 12, 2020
September 14, 2020
September 8, 2020
August 10, 2020
July 13, 2020
June 8, 2020
May 11, 2020
April Meeting Cancelled
March 25, 2020
March 9, 2020
February 24, 2020
February 10, 2020
February, 3, 2020
January 13, 2020

December 9, 2019
November 12, 2019
October 14, 2019
September 30, 2019
September 9, 2019
August 15, 2019
July 8, 2019
June 10, 2019
May 13, 2019
April 8, 2019
March 11th
February 11th
January 14th

December 10th
November 13th
October 8th
September 10th
August 13th
July 9th
June 11th
June 4th
May 7th
April 30th
April 23rd
April 9th
March 12th
February 12th
January 8th

2017 *Audio recordings of meetings are available upon request. Contact the Town Clerk at (252) 481-5826.

December 11th
November 13th
October 9th
September 11th
August 14th
July 10th
June 12th
June 5th
May 22nd
May 8th
May 1st
April 10th
March 13th
February 13th
January 18th
January 9th

December 19th
December 12th
November 16th
November 14th
October 24th
September 12th
August 29th
August 22nd
August 8th
July 11th
June 6th
May 30th
May 18th
May 9th – 7pm
May 9th – 4pm
April 11th
March 14th
February 1st
January 11th