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Town Manager Jamie Justice

Manager's Report: October 11, 2016


All supporting documents for the October 11 board of commissioners’ meetings are available here: http://davidson.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/
 
If you are interested in watching a video of the meeting, please view it here:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/davidson-town-board-meetings
 
We live stream our board meetings and work sessions and encourage you to tune in to this link on meeting days if you are unable to attend in person. After each meeting, a video is saved to this link so you can watch when convenient to keep abreast of projects and issues.
 
A summary of the October 11 meeting (6:00 p.m.):

Mayor John Woods announced that as a part of National Community Planning Month (October), the American Planning Association (APA) named Main Street in Davidson as one of five Great Streets in America. The APA’s Great Places in America program recognizes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United States that demonstrate exceptional character, quality, and planning—attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country.
 
Places are selected annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for the future. For 200 years, Main Street has been both the physical and symbolic backbone of the Town of Davidson. The street’s distinct character and historic charm have proved resilient over the course of time through the efforts of an engaged community, and the street remains a destination for residents and visitors. Even though new buildings have been developed on Main Street over the past several years, it still retains its historic charm.
 
The Town of Davidson will celebrate this recognition on Friday, October 28 at 4:45 p.m. on the Davidson Town Hall front steps, just before the Halloween March, one of the town’s signature events along Main Street. Citizens are invited to attend.
 
Members of H.O.H.T. (Helping Others Help Themselves) announced a job networking event to take place on Friday, October 28 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 9820 Northcross Center Court in Huntersville. Please visit http://www.lknjobsearch.com/ for more information.
           
All items on the consent agenda, including:

  • Minutes from past meetings,
  • The meeting schedule for the Davidson Board of Commissioners,
  • A budget ordinance providing authority to purchase a new street sweeper from the Storm Water Fund, and
  • A budget ordinance providing authority in the Fire Station Special Project Fund to expend funds to construct a fire station

were all approved.
                                               
Planning Director Jason Burdette presented on the amendment of the 2003 Davidson Circulation Plan. The purpose is to amend the 2003 Davidson Circulation Plan by identifying specific intersections in town that need improvements for pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles. By including these known deficient intersections on an approved plan, the town may seek funding opportunities to improve these intersections. The Davidson Board of Commissioners approved the amendments recommended by the planning staff.
 

Fire station ceremony invite

The Davidson Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to finance Fire Station #2 on Davidson-Concord Road. They also approved the construction contract for this project. Construction will begin in early November. We are hosting a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 21 at 19436 Davidson-Concord Road. All citizens are invited to attend. We are so pleased to be able to improve fire service in the eastern part of our jurisdiction.    

Announcements:


The Davidson Board of Commissioners will host a Davidson Coffee Chat on October 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Egg at Davidson. Please join us.
 
We will host a Groundbreaking Ceremony for Fire Station #2 on Friday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. at 19436 Davidson-Concord Road.
 
Flood risks change over time. To ensure public safety, Mecklenburg County, the State of North Carolina and the Federal Emergency Management Agency update flood maps regularly. The maps for the Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville area are in the process of being updated. They are in preliminary status and available to be reviewed at meckmap.mecklenburgcountync.gov/fmr/ Charlotte/Mecklenburg Storm Water Staff will be holding a public meeting on October 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Davidson Town Hall.  Please drop by to discuss any questions or concerns regarding your property.

Ghost family

Our annual Halloween March down Main Street is on Friday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m. The line starts at town hall. Please join us.


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