Advisory Boards and Committees

 CITIZEN ADVISORY BOARDS

Citizen Advisory Boards are an integral part of local government administration. These Boards are an effective manner for the elected officials to engage citizens in the democratic process. Their primary purpose is to provide judicious advice to the Town Council from the citizens' perspective. Advisory Boards are able to devote significant time to specific areas of local government where the Town Council is typically unable. These Boards thoroughly discuss, analyze, and evaluate specific issues facing Knightdale. Afterwards, they formulate and forward, well-developed recommendations to the Town Council for consideration of adoption. In short, citizen participation on Advisory Boards is crucial to ensuring that needs of our community are being fully met.

Two Council Members are assigned to serve on each Advisory Board in an ex-officio (non-voting) capacity. The role of these elected officials is to participate in discussions and provide insight into the Town Council's view on topics.

 

Land Use Review Board (LURB)
LURB serves as the Town's Planning Board per North Carolina General Statute 160A-361. Additional roles and responsibilities for this Board are as follows:

  • Serve as the Community Appearance Commission.
  • Serve as the Tree Board.
  • A portion of the LURB membership serves as the Board of Adjustment for variance requests and appeals/interpretations determinations.

Be Informed:

  • All newly appointed members must attend and complete the Town’s Citizen Planning Academy or its training equivalent.
  • Members serve two-year, staggered terms and no more than three consecutive full terms.
  • The Board consists of six, In-Town Members and three Extra-Territorial Planning Jurisdiction (ETJ) members. Moving out of the area constitutes a resignation from the Board.
  • Additional information can be found in Chapter 14 of the Town’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).
  • Board members must attend no less than 75 percent of the meetings held in a 12-month period and may not miss more than three consecutive meetings. 
  • LURB meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

 

Public Safety Advisory Board (PSAB)
PSAB serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Council on issues relating to the welfare and protection of the general public and property in Knightdale. This Board is established to augment the Town’s prevention and protection efforts of the public from dangers affecting safety, such as crimes or disasters. The roles and responsibilities for this Board are as follows:

  • Recommend public safety policies for Knightdale in the areas of Police, Fire, and Emergency Management Services.
  • Provide recommendations on the development, planning, maintenance, and operation of existing and future public safety facilities that are owned, operated or planned by the Town of Knightdale.
  • Promote educational, outreach activities to increase public safety awareness.
  • Encourage intergovernmental relations in Wake County in an effort to increase public safety effectiveness.
  • Provide insight on policies and practices that aim to promote the Knightdale Police and Fire Departments’ missions.
  • Offer recommendations to the Police Chief, Fire Chief, and Town Manager with regard to services and practices.
  • Serve as liaisons to enhance community and police relations.
  • Assist with the review of the Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy curriculum.
  • Review and provide feedback on quarterly and annual professional standards reports.

Be Informed:

  • The Board consists of five voting members.
  • Members serve two-year, staggered terms.
  • Board members may not miss more than three meetings within a twelve-month
  • PSAB meets the second Thursday of every OTHER month at 6:30 p.m. beginning in January.

 

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB)
PRAB serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Council on issues relating to the planning and coordination of recreational and cultural programs, parks, special events, and other leisure activities for the citizens of Knightdale. The roles and responsibilities for this Board are as follows:

  • Provide recommendations on the development, planning, maintenance, and operation of existing and future public parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, recreation centers, greenways, and other recreation facilities that are owned, operated or planned by the Town of Knightdale;
  • Recommend priorities for the programs and facilities in order to assist the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Programs Director in preparing and submitting an annual operating and capital budget to the Town Manager;
  • Investigate and determine the needs and interests of the community for recreational and cultural programs and facilities and make recommendations to meet those needs;Promote a policy of recreational and cultural programs consistent with community needs and the Town of Knightdale's budget;
  • Promote a policy of providing recreational and cultural programs for all stakeholders regardless of age, gender, or physical ability to the extent it is practical;
  • Serve as volunteers for all Knightdale special events.
  • Recommend programming policies to the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Programs, Director, Town Manager, and Town Council.

Be Informed:

  • The Board consists of five voting members.
  • Members serve two-year, staggered terms.
  • Board members may not miss more than three meetings within a twelve-month period.
  • PRAB meets the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
 
Please follow these simple steps to apply for a Citizen Advisory Board.

1. Review the Citizen Advisory Board Code of Ethics.

2. Apply!   PRINT FORM     ONLINE

 

COMMITTEES

The Town of Knightdale has three standing committees.  These committees are comprised of various, internal stakeholders to assist the Town Council through significant discussion and evaluation of various complex issues facing Knightdale.

 

Finance Committee
This committee was established to assist the Town Council and Town Manager in meeting the various fiscal responsibilities of a municipal government in North Carolina.  Their specific roles and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Reviews the Town’s monthly financial reports
  • Monitors the Town’s budgetary performance.
  • Review the Town’s capital needs and program funding solutions.
  • Review the Town’s annual, departmental budgetary requests.
  • Prepare the Town’s annual fee schedule for Town Council consideration.
  • Assist the Town Manager in ensuring the Town’s fiscal health. 

 

Planning & Engineering Committee
This committee was established to proactively address the various planning and engineering needs facing the Town.  Their specific roles and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Monitor the impacts of growth on Knightdale infrastructure and facilities.
  • Recommend infrastructure and facility improvement for Knightdale.
  • Track and review legislative changes that impact Knightdale.
  • Make applicable amendments to Knightdale regulations.

 

 

Veterans Memorial Recognition Committee

This committee was established to make recommendations to Town Council for Veterans to be honored and recognized at the Veterans Memorial Plaza.  Their specific roles and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Coordinate application distribution for the Veterans Memorial.
  • Promote the Veterans Memorial in the community.
  • Carefully review incoming applications and verify information.
  • Make recommendations to Council for Veterans to be recognized.
  • Assist with the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony.

 


CONTACT INFORMATION

Heather Smith
Town Clerk
919-217-2225
heather.smith@knightdalenc.gov