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June Manager’s Report

A summary of the 4:00 p.m. pre-meeting:


All supporting documents for the June 9 meetings are available here: http://davidsonpublic.novusagenda.com/

Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming led a discussion on use of the fiscal impact analysis completed by fiscal, economic, and planning consultants Tischler Bice in October 2014.  She shared analysis of new businesses like Kindred, Woodie’s Auto Service, and Mestizo, showing a positive fiscal impact on the town (the revenue to the town through taxes outweighs the cost to service these businesses). We will also use this analysis prototype to analyze the residential market.

Each year we receive requests from nonprofits that provide a service to our citizens that the town does not provide. A committee analyzed the requests and ranked the groups. The mayor and commissioners discussed the allocations and approved them during the budget discussion at the regular meeting.

Planning Director Jason Burdette provided the mayor and commissioners with a summary of the workshop on the proposed Narrow Passage development. We held a workshop in mid-May with planning consultant Randall Arendt to focus on this development and a recommendation for the rural planning area. The staff analysis and recommendation for Narrow Passage will be presented at the June 29 planning board meeting and we will hold a public hearing at the July 14 board meeting regarding this proposed development.  The planning department recommends we create a rural area plan for the entire rural planning area. Please share your thoughts at the July 14 public hearing.

A summary of the 6:00 p.m. regular board meeting:


Doug, Cindy and Darin
Doug Wright, Cindy Jones, and Darin McIntosh

Public Comments

 
About 12 citizens spoke during this time on the I-77 managed lanes project and the Potts/Sloan/Beaty corridor project.  Representatives from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, including Chief Deputy Secretary Nick Tennyson, answered many questions from the board of commissioners on the I-77 managed lanes project. Major construction on I-77 will begin in spring 2016; they will maintain current through lanes during daytime hours and close lanes during nighttime, non-peak hours.
 
The Davidson Board of Commissioners approved this resolution:

Resolution 2015-20
 
I-77 Managed Lanes

 
 
            WHEREAS, the Davidson Board of Commissioners remains acutely aware of the need for additional lanes to be built as expeditiously as possible on I-77.  The status quo is likely to slow our burgeoning economic development, decimate our home values, and cause severe environmental harm. So, doing nothing is simply not an option.
 
            WHEREAS, accordingly, the Davidson Board of Commissioners supports Senator Tarte and Rep. Bradford as they explore legislative options to provide the necessary lanes within a reasonable timeframe and we urge state leaders to work with them to find solutions for the I-77 traffic problems that are fair to the citizens of the Town of Davidson and to our neighbors.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Davidson Board of Commissioners calls on all state and local leaders, and all our citizens as well, to work diligently to develop travel solutions that include mass transit to lessen the load on I-77 as traffic projections show dramatic increases in the years just ahead.

 
Public Information Officer Cristina Shaul presented the new Town of Davidson website. We encourage you to visit it at www.townofdavidson.org. Our core values state: Open communication is essential to an engaged citizenry, so town government will seek and provide accurate, timely information and promote public discussion of important issues. Our website is an important tool for communicating with, informing, and engaging with our citizens.  Our goal was to improve navigation and information on our website to make it easier for citizens to find answers to their questions.
 
Citizens can get information in a variety of ways:

  • Via our new navigation tabs: “Residents,” “Town Government,” “Doing Business,” “Things To Do,” and “How Do I?”
  • Using the green icons to sign up for our eCrier emails; register for CharMeck Alerts to get emergency alerts and notifications via phone, text, and email; check the garbage and recycling schedule; use the staff directory; and view the events calendar
  • Stay current on projects and important news in the project section under the green icons
  • Get up-to-date news in our “News Flash” and “Spotlight” boxes
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All consent agenda items (minutes, a contract, a budget amendment, the Mecklenburg County Community Development Block Grant Urban County Entitlement Program Renewal Agreement, MI-Connection Board of Director appointments), were approved. Also approved was the updated meeting schedule for the mayor and board of commissioners, with a change to the first Tuesday of the month meeting start time from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Click here for the new schedule: http://nc-davidson3.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/6449
  
The board of commissioners approved Resolution 2015-18: FY 2015-2016 regarding the updated fee schedule.  
 
The board of commissioners approved the Budget Ordinance for fiscal year 2015-2016.  A budget amendment will be presented at the July 14 meeting to allocate funds for nonprofits.
 
The meeting ended with a closed session.

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Announcements:


We will host public information sessions on our Downtown Catalyst Project on Wednesday, June 17 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at town hall.  Please join us to learn more about the project and provide feedback. 

There is no work session this month.

We will close on Friday, July 3 in celebration of Independence Day.

We will have a small parade on July 4 (5:15 p.m. at McEver Field, parade is at 5:30 p.m.) and a concert on the green featuring Pushh starting at 6:00 p.m.).  Please check our website for details.
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Jason Burdette, Planning Director, announced our two new senior planners, Trey Akers and Chad Hall.

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