The Davidson Board of Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the restoration of the Lingle Hut located at 213 Watson Street, an historic building that is part of the Reeves Temple A.M.E. Zion Church. The church community is hosting a carnival on Saturday, October 13 to raise funds to make improvements to Lingle Hut.
The Davidson Board of Commissioners held a public hearing related to the funds Davidson Day School is seeking for a new upper school campus located at 1803 Mecklenburg Highway in Iredell County. In order to finance the construction, the school’s plan is to issue as much as $9 million in educational revenue bonds. Even though local government approval has nothing to do with the eventual transaction, the federal government requires local commissioners to approve the bonds because they are tax exempt. The bonds are private and the town has no part in transaction other than to approve the issuance in principle (there is no financial impact on the town); the Davidson Board of Commissioners voted to approve the issuance.
The Davidson Board of Commissioners held a public hearing for the North Harbor Club Conditional Planning Area related to their expansion request. This public hearing is part of the process required in the Davidson Planning Ordinance.
All items on the consent agenda were approved including:
- Meeting minutes from August 7 and 28
- The change in the November 6 meeting location to the Hurt Hub on Delburg Street because the Davidson Town Hall board room is a polling location and November 6 is an election day.
Salary Study Recommendation
Human Resources Consultant Susan Manning presented key recommendations of the salary study and a proposed implementation plan. To ensure the Town of Davidson is competitive with municipalities in the Charlotte region, a pay study was included in the FY 2018-19 budget. Staying competitive allows the Town of Davidson to recruit and retain high performing employees who provide services to our citizens. A collaborative effort was made between the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson to collect and analyze data from 20 local communities. The board of commissioners will discuss the recommendations and proposed implementation plan at a future meeting.
Capital Projects, G.O. Bonds, and Unassigned Fund Balance
The Davidson Board of Commissioners and I discussed the need to prioritize capital projects, the potential use of the 2017 general obligation bonds, and the related use of unassigned fund balance for upcoming projects. The Davidson Board of Commissioners voted to approve the funding for the Grey Road sidewalk, curb, and gutter project (between Concord Road and Wolfe Street). All other projects will be prioritized at a future date prior to creation of the FY 2019-2020 budget.
At the conclusion of the regular meeting, we entered into a closed session to discuss a real estate matter.