City Boards & Commissions

Board of Adjustment


The Board of Adjustments is an autonomous board of five members and five alternates that decides appeals from any order made by the land use administrator. The board grants special use permits and variances pursuant to the land use ordinance and interprets the location of zoning district boundary lines.

Meeting Date - 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., City Hall

 

Lumberton Airport Commission

A joint public airport board (commission) of nine members established to control and operate a public airport in the city and in the county.

Meeting Date - 3rd Tuesday of each month, 12 noon, Lumberton Airport

 

Alcohol Beverage Control Board


The purpose of the Alcohol Beverage Control Board is to operate an ABC System in the City of Lumberton in conformance with North Carolina's uniform system of control over the sale, purchases, transportation, manufacture, consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages.

Five members are appointed to three year staggered terms by the City Council, on an at-large basis. The ABC Board is an autonomous board operating under the specific statutory authorities cited in the North Carolina General Statutes.

Meeting Date - 4th Thursday of each month, 5:30 p.m., ABC Board Office

 

Community Appearance Commission


The community appearance commission consists of eighteen members, citizens and residents of the city. The responsibility of the community appearance commission is to study, investigate, counsel and develop and update annually, and administer a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, in the city's cemeteries, along streets and in other public areas.

The community appearance commission is responsible for developing an official street tree species list comprised of three groups of trees: Small trees, medium trees and large trees. No trees other than those included in the list may be planted as street trees. The community appearance commission is responsible for establishing guidelines for the spacing of city trees in accordance with the three species size classes in the official street tree species list.

Meeting Date - 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., City Hall Community Meeting Room

 

Community Relations Committee


A committee of eighteen members established to study problems in the city pertaining to relationships among individuals and groups of all kinds, and to make recommendations to the city council and mayor for the betterment of such relationships within the city.

In performing its functions, the community relations commission will invite and enlist the cooperation of all racial and economic groups, as well as persons representing various economic, educational and social groups in all areas of the city and will act as a coordinating agency among those other groups in the community in the establishment and maintenance of educational programs in the community designed to bring about better human relations.

Meeting Date - 1st Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., City Hall Community Meeting Room

 

Lumberton Firefighters' Relief and Supplemental Retirement Fund


The Lumberton Firefighters' Relief and Supplemental Retirement Fund Board provides for the supervision and management of the Lumberton Firefighters' Relief and Supplemental Retirement Fund. Members are appointed to two-year staggered terms, except for Insurance Commissioner's appointment. Two members are appointed by City Council, two by Fire Department employees and one appointment by the Insurance Commissioner.

Meeting Date - 4th Tuesday of February, April, July, and October, 8:30 a.m., City Hall

 

Housing Authority


The Housing Authority's purpose is to provide safe, sanitary and affordable housing to the low-income population of the city of Lumberton through rental of dwellings owned by the Authority and through Section 8 Housing.

The Board is an autonomous board and members are appointed by the Mayor at large to five-year staggered terms.

Meeting Date - 3rd Wednesday of each month (excluding the month of July), 7:30 p.m., Lumberton Housing Authority

 

Board of Library Trustees


A board of trustees established to govern the library. The board of trustees is composed of twelve members; the board of commissioners of the county appoints seven members of the board and five members are appointed by the city council of the city.

Meeting Date - 3rd Wednesday bi-monthly, 4:00 p.m., Robeson County Public Library

 

Mayor's Committee for the Disabled


The objective of the Mayor Committee for Disabled is to enhance the quality of life of disabled residents of the Lumberton and Robeson County area by offering aid and assistance in overcoming and resolving personal, social and vocational problems and conflicts and to create citizen awareness and understanding relative to the plight of disabled individuals.

This committee makes recommendations to Council and initiates and operates various programs utilizing funds from United Way, the City and the County. Public donations are also accepted.

Meeting Date - 4th Monday of each month, 12 noon, City Hall

 

Personnel Board


Personnel Board reviews and makes recommendations concerning personnel issues to the City Manager

Meeting Date - Scheduled on an as needed basis

 

Planning Board


The planning board consists of ten members, eight of who are appointed by the city council, one from each precinct, and two of whom are appointed by the county board of commissioners from the extraterritorial area. The planning board serves as the zoning commission of the city.

Meeting Date - 1st Tuesday of each month, 7:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers

 

Public Safety Commission


The public safety commission consist of eight members appointed by the city council, one from each electoral precinct and one member appointed by the mayor as an at-large member. The public safety commission reviews methods and proposals concerning making the city a crime-free and drug-free community, hears and makes recommendations concerning petitions for review, and performs any other duties assigned by council.

Meeting Date - 3rd Thursday of each month, 5:45 p.m., Police Headquarters on Godwin Ave.

 

Recreation Commission


The recreation commission is composed of nine members, all of whom are residents of the city during the term of office for which they are appointed. Eight members are appointed by the city council, one from each electoral precinct; and one member is appointed by the mayor at-large.

The recreation commission provides, maintains, operates and supervises the public parks and playgrounds, athletic fields and recreation centers and other recreation facilities owned or controlled by the city or leased or loaned to the recreation commission. The recreation commission has complete supervision of the facilities and activities provided and conducted on or in connection with the parks, playgrounds, athletic fields and recreation centers provided and has the power to conduct any form of recreational or cultural activity.
 

Meeting Date - 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:45 p.m., City Hall Community Meeting Room