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Public Notice - March 1, 2021 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM Meetings

Public Hearing Notice - March Rezoning/Special Use Case

Public Notice - 2021 Regular Meeting Schedule

Public Notice - April Regular Board/Committee Appointments

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**Notice for the March 1, 2021 – Johnston County Board of Commissioners Meetings** 

In an effort to continue social distancing practices during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic please be advised that the March 1, 2021 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. meetings will be held in the Old Superior Courtroom (Courtroom No. 4) located in the Johnston County Courthouse at 207 E. Johnston Street, Smithfield, NC.  There will be limited seating available for the public and the meetings will also be livestreamed on Johnston County Government’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jocogovNC.  Recommended social distancing and CDC health and safety guidelines will be observed at the meeting.  Citizens that wish to address the Board during Public Comment but have concerns with physically attending the meeting may e-mail their Public Comments to Clerk to the Board Paula Woodard at paula.woodard@johnstonnc.com by Friday, February 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.  The Chairman will present those comments during the Public Comment portion of the meeting.   

Agendas for these meetings can be found at the following link:  AGENDAS

Johnston County sincerely appreciates everyone’s continued patience during the COVID-19 event. We encourage citizens to stay informed and up to date on announcements through the following social media sites: 

www.johnstonnc.com

www.facebook.com/jocogovNC

www.facebook.com/JoCoEmerServ/

https://twitter.com/jocoemerserv

https://twitter.com/jocogovNC


Also, citizens may sign up to receive e-mailed notices of new press releases and announcements at the following website:  https://www.johnstonnc.com/joconotifications/subscribe.cfm

Paula G. Woodard
Clerk to the Board
Johnston County
Board of Commissioners
(919) 989-5100

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
March Rezoning/Special Use Case

The Johnston County Board of Commissioners will conduct Rezoning Petition and Special Use Permit Application Public Hearings for the following cases on Monday, March 1, 2021 at their 6:00 p.m. Meeting.  After each rezoning case is heard, the rezoning public hearing, which is a legislative hearing, will be recessed and the Board will render a decision.  In the case of special use district rezonings, the special use hearing will be heard before reopening the hearing for the next case.  The special use hearing is a quasi-judicial hearing where the Board is sitting as judges and will hear factual evidence as testimony.  In an effort to continue social distancing practices during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, these hearings will be held in the Old Superior Courtroom (Courtroom No. 4) in the Johnston County Courthouse located at 207 E. Johnston Street in Smithfield, North Carolina.  Recommended social distancing and CDC health and safety guidelines will be observed.  The meeting will also be livestreamed on Johnston County Government’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jocogovNC

CASE 21-01: Rezoning Petition: Petition to rezone 4.05 acres of an 18.28 acre lot located in the 2000 block of Feed Mill Road in the O’neals Township from Agricultural Residential (AR) to Agricultural Residential-Special Use District (AR-SUD).  Tax ID: 11N05029B  Owner: Huel W. Massengill  Applicant: Chris Wright/Wake Electric Membership Corporation
Special Use Request: To allow for an electrical substation.

The public may obtain additional information on the above rezoning and special use cases through the Johnston County Planning and Zoning Department located at 309 E. Market Street, Smithfield, North Carolina between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or call 919-989-5150.  Due to modified access at this location as a result of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, citizens are encouraged to call (919) 989-5150 and schedule an appointment before visiting the Planning Department in person.                       

Chad M. Stewart, Chairman
Johnston County Board of Commissioners

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* Please note that due to continued restrictions on mass gatherings during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the location of these meetings is subject to change.  An updated meeting schedule announcing alternate locations will be posted as this information becomes available.  To stay up to date on the meeting schedule/locations, please send an e-mail to Paula Woodard, Clerk to the Board at paula.woodard@johnstonnc.com and request to be added to our Sunshine List.  An updated schedule will also be posted to our website if there are changes, at www.JohnstonNC.com.

 JOHNSTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
2021 REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS

*Meeting Place - Johnston County Courthouse - Commissioners' Meeting Room,
207 E. Johnston Street, Smithfield, North Carolina*

January                                       Monday, January 4, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
                                                     Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.
January Meeting Notes:  Meeting location changed for the January 4th 10:00 am and 6:00 pm and the January 20th 6:00 pm meetings to the Old Superior Courtroom (Courtroom #4) in the Johnston County Courthouse located at 207 E. Johnston Street, Smithfield, N.C.

February                                     Monday, February 1, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
                                                    Monday, February 15, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.
February Meeting Notes:  Meeting location changed for the February 1st 10:00 am and 6:00 pm and the February 15th 6:00 pm meetings to the Old Superior Courtroom (Courtroom #4) in the Johnston County Courthouse located at 207 E. Johnston Street, Smithfield, N.C.

March                                          Monday, March 1, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
                                                    Monday, March 15, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.
March Meeting Notes:  Meeting location changed for the March 1st 10:00 am and 6:00 pm and the March 15th 6:00 pm meetings to the Old Superior Courtroom (Courtroom #4) in the Johnston County Courthouse located at 207 E. Johnston Street, Smithfield, N.C.

April                                            Monday, April 5, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
                                                    Monday, April 19, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.

May                                             Monday, May 3, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
                                                   Monday, May 17, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.

June                                            Monday, June 7, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
                                                   Monday, June 21, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.

July                                            Monday, July 19, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

August                                       Monday, August 2, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
                                                   Monday, August 16, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.

September                                 Tuesday, September 7, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
                                                   Monday, September 20, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.

October                                      Monday, October 4, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
                                                   Monday, October 18, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.

November                                  Monday, November 1, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
                                                   Monday, November 15, 2021 – 6:00 p.m.

December                                  Monday, December 6, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Contact Person:
Paula G. Woodard, Clerk to the Board
Johnston County - (919) 989-5100

To receive e-mailed notices and agendas for County Commissioner Meetings, send an e-mail to paula.woodard@johnstonnc.com and request to be added to our Sunshine List.

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PUBLIC NOTICE
APRIL APPOINTMENTS

The Johnston County Board of Commissioners will be considering the following upcoming appointments.  Please note the deadline to apply is March 22, 2021.  Applicants must be residents of Johnston County.

Fire Protection District Commissions – 2 year terms - 3 positions available for each of the following Fire Districts: Bentonville, Brogden, Claytex, 50-210, PI-LE, Shoeheel, Smithfield, Thanksgiving, and West Johnston; 2 positions available for each of the following Fire Districts: Selma; and 1 position available for each of the following Fire Districts: Beulah, Meadow, Nahunta, Newton Grove, Strickland’s Crossroads, and Wilson’s Mills.

Firefighters Relief Fund Board of Trustees – 2 year terms (except where noted) - 1 position available for each of the following Fire Districts: Bentonville, Meadow, and Shoeheel.  2 positions available for the West Johnston Fire District (1 position for a two year term, and 1 position for a one year term).

Johnston County Board of Equalization & Review – 4 positions; 4 year terms (One position representing each of the following County Commissioner Districts - District 1, District 3, District 4, and District 7.)  

Johnston County Board of Health – 2 positions; 3 year terms (One position representing each of the following categories:  Professional Engineer and Veterinarian.) 

Johnston County Planning Board – 1 position to fill an unexpired term ending February 28, 2022.

Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action Board – 1 position to fill an unexpired term ending February 28, 2022.

Local Emergency Planning Commission – 15 positions; 2 year terms (Applicants must represent one of the following areas of interest:  State or Local Elected Official; Law Enforcement; Emergency Management; Fire - Captain or above; Environmental - Professional, Local or State; Transportation - Trucking, School, Railroad, Evacuation or DOT; Media - Television, Print, or Radio; Facilities; Agriculture; Labor/OSHA; and General Public.) 

Nursing Home/Adult Care Home Community Advisory Board – 6 positions; 1 year term for new appointees or 3 year term for reappointed members.  “No person or immediate family member of a person with a financial interest in a home served by a committee, or an employee or governing board member of a home served by a committee, or immediate family member of a patient in a home served by a committee may be a member of a committee.”

Veterans Services Advisory Board – 3 positions; 3 year terms (Eligible applicants must be a veteran.  One position represents County Commissioner District 3 and the remaining two positions are at-large.)

Johnston County Citizens wishing to be considered may submit a short application form to the Clerk to the Board, P.O. Box 1049, Smithfield, North Carolina 27577 by March 22, 2021.  Short application forms are available in the Clerk to the Board’s Office, Johnston County Courthouse, 207 E. Johnston Street, Smithfield, 919-989-5100 or may be downloaded from the links below: 

Application for Nursing Home/Adult Care Home Community Advisory Board

Application for all other Boards/Committees

Paula G. Woodard, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners