Two people spoke during the public comment period.
Justin Dionne, Executive Director for the Cain Center for the Arts
, provided an update on the plans for the four-county Lake Norman region public arts and community center. The Cain Center for the Arts will offer performances, education opportunities, gallery, and community spaces. For more information visit www.cainarts.orgPUBLIC HEARING
Davidson Planning Ordinance Section 9: Tree Ordinance Text Amendments
In December 2016 the Livability Board suggested revising the standards to institute best practices, make adjustments, and clarify administration procedures. Updating the tree ordinance is listed as a high priority on the planning department work plan and under the town board strategic plan, land use goal.
Since the fall of 2018, staff, Planning Board Ordinance Committee members and Livability Board Members have proposed substantive changes to Section 9: Tree Ordinance. Three people spoke during the public hearing. The Board of Commissioners will consider approval of the proposed text amendments on August 27. For additional information, go to http://townofdavidson.org/1044/Map-Text-AmendmentsProposed 2019 G.O. Bonds for Public Facilities
The proposed $14 million G.O. Bond issuance will fund the renovation of the historic 251 South Street building for a new town center and reconfigure the current town hall to better accommodate the needs of the Davidson Police and Fire Departments. Three people spoke during the public hearing. At the August 13 meeting, the board will consider approval authorizing a bond order and setting a special bond referendum on the November 2019 ballot. For more information about the Public Facilities project, go to http://townofdavidson.org/1081/Public-FacilitiesCONSENT
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:
- Meeting Minutes from June 6 Quarterly Q&A Session, June 11 work session, and June 25 regular meeting
- Naming of Beaty Park
- Budget Amendment 2020-01 for Arts Project Fund
- Budget Amendment 2020-02 for down payment assistance funding
- Budget Amendment 2020-03 for FY2020 Affordable Housing Fund
- Budget Amendment 2020-04 for Fiscal Impact Analysis Update
- Budget Amendment 2020-06 for Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) Agreement with NCDOT
- Noise Ordinance Variance - Fall Fling at Davidson College on Saturday, September 28