The Town of Boonville is a Mayor/Council non-partisan form of government. The Board contains 5 Commissioners and the Mayor. Each member represents the community at-large and are each elected directly by the people. Members are elected with a four-year staggered term. The Town Council meetings are held at the Harvey E. Smith Municipal Building the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM.
The Town Council is the governing body of the Town of Boonville and has all legislative and policy-making powers. The Town Council acts only by ordinance, resolution, or motion. They adopt an annual budget and confirm appointments made by the Mayor. Other responsibilities include appropriating and issuing bonds, awarding contracts, levying assessments against property, and leasing or disposing of Town real estate.
Meet our Board
Mayor Vaughn Benton took office on December 4, 2018 at a Regular Town Board Meeting. Vaughn grew up on a tobacco farm outside the town limits, but with a Boonville address. He moved into town when he married in 1969. His wife, Kathy Benton, was also a former town clerk and finance officer for the town of Boonville. Vaughn had two children, Jonathan and Margaret, as well as three grandchildren, Alex, Madison, and Luke McLellan.
Vaughn has a Bachelor’s of Technology in Business from Appalachian State University and over 40 years in training in engineering. He has worked in several different disciplines as a facilities engineer, environmental coordinator, manufacturing engineer and project engineer. Office hours for the Mayor will be Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.
Vacant - Streets and Sidewalk Commissioner Commissioner
Town meetings are held at the Harvey E. Smith Municipal Building the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. The meeting room is located at 108 N. Carolina Ave., Boonville, NC 27011. Town meetings are open to the public and allow a time for the public to express comments or concerns to the Town Board.
Periodically, the Town Board will advertise to have a Public Hearing. These hearings are a set date and time for the public to come and express their opinion to the Town Board regarding a specific topic the Town Board is going to vote on at a later date.
The North Carolina General Statues requires the Town to provide notice of meetings and public hearings to anyone who requests the information. The list of individuals and organizations who have requested this service is commonly called “The Sunshine List”. To be put on this list, contact the Boonville Town Clerk.