As is customary at the fourth meeting of the month, the Davidson Board of Commissioners held a period for public comment. Several community members spoke.
Consent items are non-controversial and routine items. Prior to the board's adoption of the meeting agenda, the request of any member to have an item moved from the consent agenda to old business must be honored by the board. All items on the consent agenda must be voted on and adopted by a single motion. All items were approved including:
- Approval of meeting minutes from October 2, 9, and 23
- Approval of 2019 Citizen Advisory Board Nominations
- Approval of 2019 Design Review Board and Planning Board Chairs
- Approval of 251 South Street Operating Costs
- Approval of financing terms for 251 South Street
- Approval of the purchase of 335 Sloan Street
- Approval of Duke Energy Grant to build a fishing pier, kayak launch, and other improvements at the Lake Davidson Nature Preserve, located at 750 Jetton Street.
2019 Legislative Agenda
The North Carolina General Assembly convenes January 9, 2019 for its biennial (long) session. The Davidson Board of Commissioners approved the 2019 legislative agenda with the recommendation to put items into categories (i.e. those items requiring funding, those focused on historic preservation, etc.).
251 South Street Planning Process Options Update
The Davidson Board of Commissioners will host two public meetings (likely in December) to gather feedback from the community on the plan to move town administrative functions to the 251 South Street. The Davidson Board of Commissioners voted to form a task force charged with master planning the entire five-acre site, with a specific initial focus on the former IB school building to be used for public facilities and other ancillary uses (assuming that public input agrees). Under this approach, the existing town hall at 216 S. Main Street would also be renovated for the police and fire departments. The goal is to have further design work completed and a projected cost in May 2019, so a question can be added to the November 2019 election ballot for general obligation bonds to pay for this project. Town staff will publicize a task force application process in the coming weeks.