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Manager’s Report: 
September 22, 2015

All supporting documents for the September 22 board of commissioners’ work session 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 are now live streaming 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 September 22 work session:

Commissioner Reports:

Commissioner Anderson: The Arts and Science Council approved their budget for the year.  
Commissioner Cashion gave an update on the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. They will host a candidate forum in Huntersville on Tuesday, October 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Huntersville Town Hall, another at Cornelius Town Hall on October 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and a “meet and greet” on Monday, October 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Davidson Village Inn on Depot Street. The Public Safety Luncheon is Thursday, October 15 at River Run. They seek candidates for their leadership program.  
Commissioner Jenest: Lake Norman Transportation Commission: There are a number of projects in current program; Hwy 73 is the most significant for us. The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization is working on the State Transportation Improvement Plan for 2018-2027. Commissioner Fuller shared that the Ada Jenkins Center is hosting their annual BBQ fundraiser on October 24. 
Commissioner Graham gave an update on Visit Lake Norman (VLN). They had a clean audit. VLN is doing a regional hotel study for the three northern towns.
Mayor John Woods: The Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) will now include John Lewis, the new CEO of the Charlotte Area Transit Commission (CATS). The MTC will conduct a technical study for the north corridor to determine the preferred method of developing the corridor for rail transit. We had over 55 people attend the first Davidson Coffee Chat at The Egg on Monday, September 21 and we appreciated the comments of Senator Jeff Tarte and NC House Representative John Bradford.

Joe Carbon presented on H.O.H.T. (Helping Others Help Themselves), a Lake Norman job bank. They have a job networking event at 9820 Northcross Center Court Drive in Huntersville on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Information can be found at https://www.lakenormanchamber.org/resources/helping-others-help-themselves.html

The board of commissioners approved an amendment to the the deed restrictions on new affordable homes in the Bradford neighborhood to allow a realtor to receive a 6% rather than a 5% commission. 
The board of commissioners approved an amendment to the Affordable Housing Restrictions applicable to a home in the Harbour Place neighborhood at the Circles@30. 

Senior Planner Chad Hall led a discussion on the possibility of expanding our local historic district (LHD). He reviewed the LHD nomination process (steps and timing) and pros/cons for one large district vs. several smaller districts. 

The mayor and board of commissioners discussed the Armin’s Catering rental agreement at Beaver Dam.

Finance Director Pieter Swart presented a draft of the town’s finance policy, including guidelines, a fund balance policy, and budget development, capital improvement plan, cash management and investment, and debt policies. 


Announcements:

Nominations for the Jack Burney Award are now being accepted until September 30. Applications are available at the front desk and online at www.townofdavidson.org/burneynomination.

This Saturday, September 26 is “Be the Match Day” and they are hosting a walk/run to raise awareness and encourage citizens to register for the Be the Match registry for potential bone marrow donors.

I invite you to a special concert on the green the town staff members have planned in my honor. I’d love to see you there! Come hear The Fretnecks perform on Sunday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m.


Kids walking to DES

Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 7 – please check with your school to see what they have planned.


catalyst study site

We will host another Downtown Catalyst Study Public Information Session on October 20 at 7:00 p.m. at town hall. Please join us to hear the latest on the study and share your feedback.

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