Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Administration 15.18 Annexation and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) Expansion


C. Delivery of Planning Board Recommendation: If the Planning Board is able to reach a recommendation without further deliberation, the Planning Board shall submit a recommendation on the matter and refer it to the Board of Commissioners for their consideration at their regularly scheduled legislative public hearing directly following the public comment session. If the Planning Board determines that further deliberation on the matter is required, the Planning Board shall render a decision on its recommendation to the Board of Commissioners within 30 days of its first consideration on the matter. If no recommendation is received from the Planning

Board within 30 days of it first consideration on the matter, the Board of Commissioners may proceed in its consideration of the matter without a recommendation from the Planning Board.

15.17.3. Citizen Comments A.

Written Statement of Citizen Concern: If any resident or property owner in the Town submits a written statement regarding a proposed amendment to the comprehensive plan to the Town Clerk at least two business days prior to the proposed vote on such change, the Town Clerk shall deliver such a written statement to the Board of Commissioners. B. Withdrawal of Written Statement: Any resident or property owner who submits a written statement of citizen concern may withdraw their written statement any time prior to the meeting at which the item will be considered. Public Hearing Notification: Levels 1 and 2, as defined in Section 15.3, are required for all amendments to the UDO. Levels 3 and 4 are only required for land use map amendments. B. 15.17.4. Consideration By Board of Commissioners A. Public Hearing Consideration by the Board of Commissioners: Following receipt of a recommendation from the Planning Board, or after 45 days from the Planning Board public comment session if no recommendation is received, the Board of Commissioners shall conduct a legislative public hearing on the matter. Upon reviewing all of the pertinent information, the Board of Commissioners may: 1. Adopt the proposed amendment. 2. Adopt the proposed amendment with modifications. 3. Reject the proposed amendment. 4. Refer the proposed amendment back to the Planning Board for further consideration. 15.17.5. Waiting Period for Subsequent Applications A. After an application for an amendment has been approved or denied by the Board of Commissioners, there shall be a 6 month waiting period before an application shall be considered on the same issue. B. This waiting period may be waived by the Board of Commissioners (three-fourths vote required) if it determines that there have been substantial changes in conditions or circumstances which may relate to the request.

15.18. Annexation and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) Expansion

15.18.1. Annexation Applicability

NCGS allows the Town to extend its corporate boundaries through annexation. annexation may be initiated by the Town or by the owners of the subject property. the

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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