The Black Mountain Board of Aldermen consists of a Mayor and five Aldermen who are elected at large in non-partisan elections held every two years. The Mayor and Board of Aldermen serve four year staggered terms. The Vice-Mayor is appointed by vote of the majority of the membership of the Board. The Mayor has the responsibility of presiding at the meetings and acting as the chief elected official of the Town but does not vote on matters that are placed before the Board except in situations that result in a tie vote. It is the responsibility of the Board of Aldermen to deliberate and adopt policies designed to govern the delivery of municipal services throughout the Town. Board members are responsible and accountable to the electorate of the community for insuring that the Town responds to public needs/desires and addresses those needs in the most efficient manner possible. Please click here to view the resolution and code of ethics adopted by Board of Aldermen.
The Town of Black Mountain operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The Board of Aldermen are responsible for selecting and appointing a Town Manager whose powers and duties are governed by North Carolina General Statute 160A-148. The Manager is responsible for supervision of all city operations in accordance with whatever laws, regulations, policies, direction, and guidance are decided upon by the Board of Aldermen. The Board's control is meant to be general in nature, leaving the manager to exercise professional judgment as to how to carry out the board's intent. The Board of Aldermen is also responsible for selecting and appointing he Town Attorney who advises both the Board and the staff on legal matters involving the interests of the Town.
The current Board Members are
Mayor Don Collins
Vice Mayor Maggie Tuttle
Alderman Larry B. Harris
Alderman Ryan Stone
Alderman Carlos Showers
Alderman Tim Raines
Board of Aldermen Meetings
The Board of Aldermen Regular Session meeting is held on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. with the Agenda meeting held on the Thursday prior to the regular session meeting beginning at 5:00 p.m. Both meetings are held in the Town Hall Building at 160 Midland Avenue. Regular and Agenda Meeting dates/times are subject to change by majority vote of the Board. Please click here for the current schedule.
- For meeting rules and additional information please check out our meeting brochure.
- If you have any questions or to request minutes prior to the year 2010 please contact the Town Clerk, Angela Reece who will be happy to assist you at (828)419-9310 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Minutes from the year 2012 to present can also be accessed and cross referenced with the Code of Ordinances by clicking here.