DISCUSSION (Items for discussion are typically when the board will engage on a topic and no vote is planned.)
Targeted Conditional Zoning Growth Management Tool Update
The board of commissioners directed staff to further explore a targeted conditional zoning approach to better manage the pace of development. Planning Director Jason Burdette and the board discussed various strategies and the pros and cons to developing targeted conditional zoning mechanisms.
Davidson Bay Phase II Master Plan Amendment Update
Planning Director Jason Burdette presented an update regarding Hopper Communities request to reduce the overall dwelling unit count and commercial square footage at Davidson Bay Phase II (Envelopes A, B, and C). Next steps include review and comment by the Planning Board before it returns to the board of commissioners for final approval. Additional information on the project is available on the town’s website at http://townofdavidson.org/550/Davidson-Bay-Phase-II.
Water/Sewer Extension Request for Hoke Townhomes
The developer of the former Hoke Lumber parcel on Jetton Street requests that water and sewer extensions be granted to allow for construction of +/-81 townhomes. The parcels currently include a former light industrial site and single-family homes. The board of commissioners discussed the project with the developer and suspended the rules of procedure to allow for public comment from three residents in attendance at the meeting. Citizens wishing to comment on the water and sewer extension request may do so at the public comment period at the September 24 meeting. The board provided additional feedback to the developer and will consider approval of the water/sewer extension request at the September 24 meeting.
Affordable Housing Plan for the Village at South Main
Town Attorney/Affordable Housing Manager Cindy Reid and the Village at South Main developer discussed a proposed plan for three (3) affordable housing units and public input received via Speak Up (formerly Open Town Hall). The three homes would be deed restricted and available to households earning up to 80% of the AMI. The board will consider approval of the plan at the September 24 meeting.
Dispatch/9-1-1 Service Update
Questions have been raised by residents about 9-1-1 services for the Town of Davidson and the answering point at Charlotte/Mecklenburg Emergency Communications. Police Chief Penny Dunn presented general information on the workings of 9-1-1 and potential technology issues from the call origination site. Over 75% of all 9-1-1 calls received in North Carolina are wireless calls. Cell phone towers may route a 9-1-1 call to another emergency communications center (PSAP) depending on the physical location. Chief Dunn recommends that when you dial 9-1-1, be sure to report that you are calling from “The Town of Davidson”. Additional information is available on the town’s website under the Police Department page.
Public Facilities Communications Plan Update
Communications Director Amanda Preston presented the proposed plan and timeline regarding the General Obligation (G.O.) Bond for Public Facilities referendum coming up on November 5, 2019. The plan indicates the methods and timeline for information sharing, as well as recommendations for how the board of commissioners can be actively engaged with the process. For more information on the Public Facilities project, visit http://townofdavidson.org/1081/Public-Facilities