Boards and Committees Application Form

ABC Board

Scope
"The mission of local ABC Boards and their employees shall be to serve their localities by controlling the sale of spiritous liquor and promoting customer-friendly, modern, and efficient stores.” GSNC 18B-700 (a) (1)
The Laurel Park ABC Board is appointed by the City Council and serves at their pleasure. The Board has authority over administration, real estate, personnel and retail sales of liquor inside Laurel Park’s corporate limits. It is an independent unit of government that assures the responsible operation of the system within the boundaries of the laws and rules of North Carolina.

Meetings
Meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Laurel Park ABC Store.
Store Manager John Nall staffs the ABC Board.

Terms of Service
The ABC Board consists of three members serving staggered three-year terms with an appointment date of January 1.

Agendas and Minutes

Available here.

Bee City Committee

Scope
The Bee City Committee is a subcommittee of the Parks and Greenways board that was formed on April 18, 2023 to bring awareness of pollinators.

Meeting Schedule
Meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room located at 441 White Pine Drive in Laurel Park.

Agendas and Minutes
Are available here

Learn more about Bee Pollinators here

Bicycle Advisory Committee

Scope
The Bicycle Advisory Committee is a subcommittee of the Parks and Greenways board that was formed on March 7, 2022 to help mitigating bicyclists in Laurel Park.

Meeting Schedule
Meetings are held every other month, beginning in February of each year. The meetings are at 3:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the Parks and Greenways Meeting in the Town Hall Meeting Room located at 441 White Pine Drive in Laurel Park.

Agendas and Minutes
Are available here

Board of Adjustment

Scope
The Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board. Some powers and duties include interpretation, administrative review, conditional uses, and variances. Click here to read more about how a quasi-judicial hearing is conducted.

Meetings
Meetings are held every other month, beginning in January of each year. The meetings are at 4:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the Town Council Meeting in the Town Hall Meeting Room located at 441 White Pine Drive in Laurel Park.

Terms of Service
Appointment terms are for three (3) years with an appointment date of January 1.
Six members are appointed by the Town (these members live inside the corporate limits), and one is appointed by Henderson County (this member lives outside the corporate limits but within the Town's land use area). There are also 2 alternates, one @ large and one ETJ member.

Agendas and Minutes
Are available here

Centennial Committee

Scope
This committee is tasked to provide support and recommendations to the Town Council in the planning and enactment of goals for the Laurel Park Centennial Celebration. This committee was formed on June 7, 2021.

Meeting Schedule
Meetings are on the Monday before the Council Work Session at 11:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room located at 441 White Pine Drive in Laurel Park.

Agendas and Minutes
Are available here

Learn more about the Centennial Committittee here

Henderson County Historic Resources Commission

Scope
The information below is from Henderson County. Please confirm meeting schedules and other information with County staff.
The heritage of Henderson County and its municipalities is a valuable and important asset. By endeavoring to preserve historic districts and landmarks, Henderson County seeks: (1) to safeguard the heritage of the County and its municipalities by preserving districts and landmarks therein which embody important elements of its culture, history, architectural history, or prehistory; and (2) to promote the use and conservation of such districts and landmarks for the education, pleasure, and enrichment of the residents of the County and beyond. The Henderson County Historical Resources Commission (HRC) is established to achieve these among many other goals related to historic resources.
Additional information on the HRC is available here.

Meeting Schedule
The HRC meets the third Monday of even numbered months at 3:00 PM (unless otherwise noted) in the King Street Meeting Room, in the County Administration Building, located at 100 North King Street, Hendersonville, NC.

Terms of Service
The HRC consists of eight (8) members, including four (4) representatives from participating municipalities (appointed by the municipalities). HRC members are appointed to serve three (3) year terms. The Planning Department Staff serves as the primary County staff to the Historic Resources Commission. Individuals interested in serving on the HRC may contact Deputy Clerk to the Board of Commissioners at (828) 697-4808) in order to obtain an application.

The Town of Laurel Park has one appointment on the HCHRC. 

Invasive Species Committee

Scope
The Invasive Species Committee is a subcommittee of the Parks and Greenways board that was formed on July 5, 2023 to bring awareness of the Laurel Parks struggle with invasive species.

Meeting Schedule
Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room located at 441 White Pine Drive in Laurel Park.

Agendas and Minutes
Agendas and Minutes are available here.

Parks & Greenways Advisory Board

Scope
The Members of the Parks & Greenways Board are appointed to provide guidance and advice to the Town Council regarding issues such as:

  • Enhance the beauty of current Town parks.
  • Development of new parks.
  • Creation and protection of open space within the Town.

Meetings
Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room located at 441 White Pine Drive in Laurel Park.

Terms of Service
The Board consists of seven members serving two-year terms with an appointment date of January 1.

Agendas and Minutes
Parks and Greenways Agendas and Minutes are available here.

Planning Board

Scope
The Planning Board makes studies of areas, prepares plans, develops policies, ordinances and administrative procedures, making recommendations to the Town Council regarding these issues. Following the adoption of the 2026 Comprehensive Plan by the Town Council, the Planning Board began a full review of the Town's Zoning Ordinance to implement the recommended zoning changes recommended by the Comprehensive Plan. The Board is also revising sections or language which may need clarification.

Meeting Schedule
Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room located at 441 White Pine Drive in Laurel Park.

Terms of Service
7 members are appointed by the Town Council. Terms of appointment are for two (2) years with an appointment date of January 1. 

Agendas and Minutes
Are available here