The Haywood County Board of Commissioners is reviewing its Emergency Management Ordinance to consider public input, and to ensure that it conforms to contemporary local, state and federal laws.
In advance of a future public hearing, citizens are encouraged to make written comments on the ordinance, either by mail, email to the Haywood County Manager’s Office, 215 N. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786; or email Comment@haywoodnc.net. Written comments may also be delivered in person to the County Manager’s Office, which is located on the third floor of the Haywood County Courthouse, directly behind the Historic Courtroom.
In calling for a review of the Emergency Management Ordinance, Chairman Mark Swanger stated during the Jan. 20 board meeting that he believed all provisions of the ordinance are carried out under existing local, state and federal law, but that some sections may benefit from simpler language or sentence structure.
“In order to have more meaningful public input, I would recommend comments not be limited to the public hearing, but that written comments be accepted as part of the process,” Swanger said.
The deadline to submit written comments is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27. Copies of the Emergency Management ordinance are available online under Ordinances in the Main Menu of the Haywood County website, www.haywoodnc.net, or from the County Manager’s Office.
For questions or more information, call the Haywood County Manager’s Office at 452-6620.