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Troy (2)Troy D. Powell was appointed as the Director of the Land Management Department in April of   2016. He is a 2006 M.P.A. (Local Government Administration) Graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Having served in local government for over 20 years, he brings expertise to the position in the areas of local government planning, zoning, administration, law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical services, and the U.S. Leadership Academy. Troy is a servant leader dedicated to serving the citizens and growing the community to make it a better place to live, work, and play. After completing 20 years in Law Enforcement, Troy began a career in City Management to effect positive change in communities where revitalization and growth is desired.

As the Director of the Land Management Department, he supervises and manages Planning, Zoning, Code Enforcement, Historic & Transportation Planning, Community & Economic Development, Land Use, Ordinance Development, Development Services, Web Site Administrator, Zoning Administrator, Subdivision Administrator, Commercial Maintenance Code Administator, Public Information Liaison, and Social Media Administrator. In addition, he serves as the Staff Liaison to the Planning & Zoning Board of Adjustment, Spencer Historic Preservation Commission, Community Appearance Commission and is responsible for reports to the Spencer Board of Aldermen. The Director because of his qualifications and certifications also serves as a Spencer Firefighter/EMT to assist in Town Emergencies as needed at the request of the Town.

Zoning Map Web Application - Live Map

Zoning Map

Economic Development - Vacant Property for Development

Spencer Historic District - Walking Tour Web Mapping

Fred and Alice Stanback Educational Forrest - Web Mapping Tour

Land Management Staff
Troy D. Powell, Director
Vacant, Public Nuisance Officer
Mike Jacobs, Minimum Housing Officer

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Maps5 documents

  • Spencer Zoning Map Web Application
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  • Spencer Zoning Map Large
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  • Spencer Vacant Properties for Development
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  • Historic Landmarks and Homes in Spencer Historic District
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  • Historic Landmarks and Homes Outside Spencer Historic District
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Permit Applications17 documents

  • Alley & Street Closure App
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  • Special Event Permit & Library Park & Shelter Rental
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  • Appeal of Decision App
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  • Certificate of Appropriateness
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  • Conditional Use Permit App
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  • Driveway & Curb Cut App
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  • Home Occupation
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  • Parade Procession Meeting Picketing Permit
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  • Rezoning App
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  • Sign Permit - Permanent
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  • Sign Permit - Temporary
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  • Temporary Use Permit App
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  • Vacant House Inventory Registration
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  • Variance App
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  • Yard Sale Information Sheet
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  • Yard Sale Permit.docx
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  • Zoning Permit
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Town Master Plans2 documents

  • Plan - Bike & Pedestrian Master Plan.pdf
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  • Plan - Spencer 2025 Land Use Plan.pdf
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