Community Development Support Staff

Brad Burton, CFM/ CZ0
Interim Community Development Coordinator/Code Enforcement Coordinator                         
828.625.9983, Ext. 117

Brad Burton has extensive knowledge and experience serving as enforcement coordinator for the City of Asheville, assistant planning director for City of Brevard, and zoning administrator for Henderson County.

Brad maintains his certifications as a Certified Floodplain Manager, Certified Zoning Official and Stormwater BMP Inspector.

In addition, Brad has served as Magistrate for Judicial District 29 and has worked as a probation, parole and corrections officer for the NC Department of Correction.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Administering & enforcement of  zoning and nuisance regulations
  • Assisting in drafting ordinances, resolutions & amendments
  • Handling complaints concerning land use regulations
  • Processing and approving development permit applications
  • Issuing permits for zoning compliance, sign and lake structure and reviewing plans for development proposals.
  • Conducting site-plan reviews, construction drawings & recommending revisions for compliance
  •  Issuing notices of violations, penalties, warnings & stop-work orders
  • Conducting inspections to determine compliance with land use regulations
  • Conducting research for the director related to long-range planning & development
  • Attending public meetings & preparing information for presentations
  • Providing staff support to the Board of Adjustment
  • Providing citizen assistance in interpreting zoning and other regulations, and in presenting variance appeals.