Sediment Control Commission

Meeting Information

  • The Sediment Control Commission is convened as needed.


  • The purpose of the Sediment Control Commission is to carry out the appeals and general directives included in the county’s Sediment Control Ordinance, including:
    1. Providing direction and policy for the sediment control program
    2. Making decisions on matters concerning forfeiture of surety, civil and criminal penalties, or injunctions against individuals in violation of the Ordinance
    3. Hearing appeals based on the disapproval or modification of an application for a permit to conduct land-disturbing activities by the Inspector
    4. Hearing appeals as to the determination of forfeiture of applicable surety
    5. Appeals related notices of violation for failure to maintain existing sediment-control structures or ground covers after completion of the project; or for existing uncovered areas subject to continued erosion
    6. Appeals based on the Inspector's disapproval of a plan pursuant to GS Section 154.40(H)


  • The five-member board includes:
    • Two supervisors from the District Board, nominated by that board
    • The Chairman of the board of County Commissioners or their appointee
    • One appointee of the County Commissioners from each of the following groups or organizations:
      • Haywood County Home Builders Association, or a private organization with similar functions
      • A licensed general contractor
      • In the event that qualified individuals from the designated organizations or groups are unavailable, the County Commissioners shall appoint members-at-large.
  • Vacancies in the Commissioner-appointed positions are posted to the county website and sent to the publication sunshine list as they occur.  Applications are reviewed by the Sediment Control Board, which then makes appointment recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Members are appointed to four-year terms.