The Burnsville Town Council invites applications from those interested in serving on the Burnsville Board of Adjustment (BOA) to conduct, hear and decided quasi-judicial matters arising from matters involving the Burnsville Zoning Ordinance.

Members for this Board must be full time residents of the Town of Burnsville.
The 5 member Board of Adjustment conducts quasi-judicial hearings for the following issues:

  1. Appeals from administrative decisions interpreting the Town’s Zoning Ordinance provisions;
  2. Variance applications


-The BOA meets quarterly, special meetings may be necessary from time to time to meet deadlines or
continue hearings.
-BOA members serve 3 year terms and are compensated for each meeting attended to conduct the business of the Board and
for attendance at trainings. The compensation rate is $150.00 for each meeting or training attended.
Members are not compensated for meetings that are canceled due to no agenda items.
-A person does not have to be an attorney or member of the judiciary to sit on this board; however,
knowledge and familiarity with court proceedings, procedures and etiquette are important aspects of
this service since the decisions being made are legal ruling subject to appeal to the Superior Court.

The Town Council or its designee may wish to conduct interviews of potential BOA members.
Please direct questions to Town Manager, Heather Hockaday, at 828-682-2420.

Burnsville seeks applicants for the Board of Adjustment