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Public Hearings

Please check the Projects & Development page to stay up on items that are coming before our Planning Board. 

Please check the Council agendas to stay up on items that are coming before your Town Council.

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Public hearings and evidentiary hearings may be scheduled during a public meeting; however each hearing functions differently:

  • Public (legislative) hearing – These hearings allow people to come before the Town Council to state their views. After receiving public comment, the item is turned over to the Council for discussion and a possible vote.
  • Evidentiary (quasi-judicial) hearing – These hearings are different from other public hearings in that they resemble a court hearing where testimony is presented and the Town Council acts like a court of law. During evidentiary hearings, the Town Council receives only sworn testimony and other credible evidence. In addition, the Town Council must make findings of fact based upon the evidence presented. Citizens may give testimony in an evidentiary hearing after they have taken an oath

Public Notices

You can view all posted Public Notices by clicking the drop-down menu below under Public Notices.

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The May 19, 2020 Public Art Advisory Board meeting has been cancelled.



Town of Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod declared a State of Emergency in response to COVID-19. Currently there are two presumptive positive cases in Johnston County and 14 cases in nearby Wake County. “This emergency declaration is really just an administrative action, but I signed it today because I want Clayton to be proactive and to make sure we have the flexibility to respond to this pandemic, which is changing almost every hour,” said Mayor McLeod. “I do NOT want this to increase fears or ignite panic in our community.” The State of Emergency declaration will enable the Town of Clayton to utilize liability coverage and swiftly activate any emergency plans or mutual aid agreements and waive internal purchasing policies, so the Town can react to any future issues quickly. Having this declaration already in place also helps us coordinate with our partners. The declaration does not enact any changes or supersede current recommendations already in place from the NC Governor or the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Please continue to check ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus for health updates and check ClaytonNC.org/virus for local cancellations and changes. The Johnston County Health Department and Emergency Services have set up a COVID-19 hotline and the public is encouraged to call if they have any health questions – 919-989-5400.

The March 23, 2020 Planning Board meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on April 27, 2020.

The March 24, 2020 Public Art Advisory Board meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on April 21, 2020.

The March 26, 2020 Fire AdvisoryBoard meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on May 28, 2020.


Library Advisory Board meeting on February 20, 2020 has been rescheduled for March 5, 2020.

Notice of Council Retreat


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Mayor of Clayton has called a special meeting of Town of Clayton Council at Johnston County Workforce Development Center, including a joint meeting with the Johnston County Board of Commissioners.



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