AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CASWELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS TO CONDUCT AN ADVISORY REFERENDUM ON THE ADOPTION OF A COUNTYWIDE ZONING ORDINANCE. SL 2020-22. Enacted June 19, 2020. Effective June 19, 2020.
Summary date: Jun 19 2020 - More information
Summary date: Jun 10 2020 - More information
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Authorizes the Caswell County Board of Commissioners to call a special election pursuant to state law, rather than directing the county board of elections, to hold an advisory referendum on the question of whether to adopt a countywide zoning ordinance to implement zoning regulations for all unincorporated areas of Caswell County. Conditions placing the question language on the ballot upon calling the advisory referendum in accordance with the act. Now requires the referendum to be conducted prior to December 1, 2020, rather than on or before December 31, 2020.
Summary date: May 19 2020 - More information
Authorizes the Caswell County Board of Commissioners to direct the County Board of Elections to hold an advisory referendum on whether to adopt a countywide zoning ordinance to implement zoning regulations for all unincorporated areas of Caswell County. Requires the Board of Commissioners to use the results of the referendum to determine residents' desires on zoning but specifies that the results are not legally binding on the Board of Commissioners as to its authority to adopt zoning and development regulation ordinances. Sets out the ballot language. Requires the referendum to be conducted on or before December 31, 2020.
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