Board of Aldermen

The Town operates under the Council-Manager form of government as provided in G.S. Chapter 160A, Article 7, Part 2. Under this form of government, the Council (a.k.a. “governing body”, “Board of Aldermen”, “Town Board”, “Board”) has the primary responsibility for establishing the general framework under which the government can meet the needs of the community and has a professional Manager to carry out Town policy and manage the Town government’s operations, departments, and personnel.  The Board makes broad policy decisions, enacts town ordinances, and establishes the annual municipal levy of taxes, in all cases acting as a collective body to represent the best interest of the Town of Granite Quarry and its citizens.

Granite Quarry’s Board of Aldermen has five members, consisting of a Mayor and four voting Aldermen (Mayor only votes to break a tie).  The qualified voters of the entire Town elect the members of the Board.  Aldermen are elected to four-year staggered terms, and the Mayor is elected separately every two years.  At the organizational meeting of the Board following each election, the Board appoints one of its members to serve as “Mayor Pro-Tem”, who fulfills the duties of Mayor in the Mayor’s absence.

The Mayor is the official head of the Town for the purpose of service of civil process, and for ceremonial purposes.  He or she presides over board meetings, is often the liaison among the Board to other political officials for advocating Board direction and goals, and may have other powers and duties as may be lawfully conferred upon him or her by the Board.

Mayor Brittany Barnhardt

Brittany Barnhardt

Term Expires 2023


Mayor Pro Tem John Linker

John Linker
Mayor Pro-Tem

Term Expires 2025


Alderman Jim Costantino

Jim Costantino

Term Expires 2023


Alderman Jeff Cannon

Jeff Cannon

Term Expires 2023


Alderman Doug Shelton

Doug Shelton

Term Expires 2023


Scheduled Meetings: The Town Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.*  These meetings are open to the public. Each regular meeting has an opportunity for public comments.

Regular Meeting Dates 2023
January 9 Monday
February 13 Monday
March 13 Monday
April 10 Monday
May 8 Monday
June 12 Monday
July 10 Monday
August 14 Monday
September 11 Monday
October 9 Monday
November 13 Monday
December 11 Monday


*The Board amended the regular meeting schedule on 12/13/2021 to change the meeting time of regular meetings from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The change is effective immediately. All 2022 regular meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. 


Board Meeting Agendas

Board Meeting Minutes