The NC Legislature decided that the Town of Aberdeen wasn't moving quickly enough on a zoning request, so it went ahead and acted on that request for them. For a crowd that crows so often about 'small' government, and local control, this top down approach to zoning is appalling, and all municipalities in NC need to be aware of this. Rep. Jamie Boles was approached earlier this year by the owner of P.S properties, about his request to rezone an area of Aberdeen from single family homes to multifamily housing. The Town of Aberdeen claims that the issue was on deck for public hearing and the process of zoning change. But they never got a chance to do so.
Even though the issue was likely to be resolved at a meeting on August 12, Rep. Jamie Boles (R), who represents most of Moore County, attached a zoning change to a bill that had to do with filling a vacancy on the Wake County Board of Commissioners, establishing a Domestic Violence Fatalities Protection and Prevention Committee and other things. That bill failed to get out of committee. But that didn't satisfy Boles or his constituency of one, Gregg Allen, owner of P.S. Properties. He had the amendment attached to a Senate bill, and it passed, with no one in Aberdeen the wiser.