Planning Board


  • 6 p.m.
  • The 4th Monday of each month
  • Town Hall
    160 Midland Avenue
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Archived minutes are available dating back to 2012.

To request copies of agendas or meeting materials and minutes prior to 2012 please email Jennifer Tipton or contact by phone at 828-419-9300, ext. 371.


This advisory board consists of 7 members each serving a 3-year, staggered term:

  • Christopher Collins, Chair
    Term Expires: July 2025
  • Pam Norton, Vice Chair
    Term Expires: July 2024
  • Lauronda Teeple
    Term Expires: July 2025
  • Joe Laudenslayer
    Term Expires: July 2025
  • Rick Earley
    Term Expires: July 2023
  • Kathy Phillips
    Term Expires: July 2024
  • Chas Fitzgerald
    Term Expires: July 2024

The Planning Board is an advisory board established by the Black Mountain Town Council to provide insight on matters related to land use and community development. Members review and make recommendations to the Town Council to improve land use related ordinances. The Planning Board also provides additional planning recommendations to the Town Council and the Board of Adjustment as appropriate, and pursue other studies or planning initiatives as directed by the Town Council. The Planning Board can be reached at

Responsibilities & Purpose

The Planning Board shall be governed by the terms of North Carolina General Statutes 160D-301 and 160D-604 and by the Town of Black Mountain Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Ordinance was initially enacted in December 1982 and Subdivision Regulations enacted September 1985, and any subsequent amendments thereto. All Planning Board members shall thoroughly familiarize themselves with the provisions of these statutes and ordinances. Members must reside within the corporate limits of the Town of Black Mountain.

All advisory boards and commissions are required to adhere to the policies and procedures set forth in the Board and Commissions Handbook which also includes the Code of Ethics. These documents may be downloaded below.