II. ANNOUNCEMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS
a. Bike Month
b. Municipal Clerks Week May 2 – May 8
c. National Police Week May 9 – May 15
III. CHANGES TO THE AGENDA
IV. TOWN OF DAVIDSON COVID-19 RESPONSE
Summary: Town staff and the board of commissioners will continue to discuss the Town of Davidson COVID-19 response and how to protect the public health in Davidson.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS - The Board shall provide at least one period for public comment per month at a regular meeting.
Providing ample opportunity for the public to engage and participate in the decision-making process by the town board during the pandemic is a top priority. In order to ensure public participation, the following options prior to town board meetings will be available for public comment. These options were developed to allow different technologies to be used ensuring equitable and robust comment opportunities:
• Email: The public will be allowed to comment by sending written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org of no more than 400 words via email that will then be read aloud at the meeting. In keeping with the board’s current procedures, only one (1) three-minute of verbal reading will be allowed per email. The deadline to submit by email is 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 27.
• Phone: The public will be able to call (704)940-9614 and leave a voicemail message in order to provide public comment. These messages will be played during public comment periods, but will be limited to three minutes. The deadline to submit by phone is 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 27.
Note: If the same comment is made via multiple methods, only one will be used in the meeting with the voicemail taking first priority. Public comment must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. the day of the virtual meeting.
VI. CONSENT - Consent items are typically 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.
a. Consider Approval of Draft March Meeting Minutes
Summary: Draft Meeting Minutes from March 9 virtual work session and March 23 virtual regular meeting.
b. Consider Approval of Sustainability Framework
Summary: At the March 23 meeting, town staff and Sustainability Committee member, Matt Walt, presented a draft “Sustainability Framework” that provided priority areas and “defines the desired outcome of the town’s sustainability efforts” as specified in the Strategic Plan. The committee was formed in November 2020 and is comprised of members of the Livability Board and Planning Board. The committee had the opportunity to hear from the UNC Charlotte MPA Capstone Team who provided a report and list of recommendations. Committee members researched numerous resources and publicly vetted Town Plans to achieve the goals of their short-term assignment, November through March, which led to the creation of the draft Sustainability Framework.
c. Consider Approval of Amendment to Lake Norman Transportation Commission (LNTC) Interlocal Agreement
Summary: This amendment extends the term of the Interlocal Agreement for 2 years under the same terms and conditions between the Town of Mooresville, Town of Davidson, Town of Troutman, City of Statesville, and Iredell County creating the Lake Norman Regional Transportation Commission.
d. Consider Approval to Accept the Deed of Dedication of the .285 acre parcel of property from Davidson Village Investments, LLC to the Town of Davidson
Summary: In an agreement dated June 27, 2017, Davidson Village Investments, LLC, the owner and developer of the Villages at South Main, entered into an agreement with the Town of Davidson to construct a greenway and then dedicate the greenway to the town.
The portion to be dedicated to the town has been completed and is ready for acceptance by the town. The developer has prepared a Deed of Dedication to be recorded upon acceptance of the dedication by the town.
e. Consider Approval of Livability Board recommendation for the Non-Profit Grant Process
Summary: The board of commissioners asked the Livability Board to review the Non Profit Grant process, specifically the requirement or policy that Non-Profits requesting funding cannot request funds that would cover “operational expenses”. The Livability Board discussed allowing Non Profit Grant applicants to apply for operational funding up to 3 years after establishing a 501c(3) status. The Livability Board voted to recommend allowing Non-Profit organizations to apply for operational funding for up to one year after establishing a 501 c(3) status and presented this recommendation to the board of commissioners at the March 9 meeting.
VII. OLD BUSINESS
a. Consider Approval of Hoke Townhomes Affordable Housing Plan and Budget Amendment 2021-15
Eugene Bradley, Housing & Equity Director
Summary: The Alliance Group of NC, LLC proposes a townhomes project on the former Hoke property on Jetton Street. After receiving community feedback regarding the desire for affordable housing units built in the project, the Alliance Group, the Davidson Community Foundation, and Davidson Housing Coalition have developed an affordable housing plan for this project. The draft plan was presented to the board at the April 13 meeting. The plan includes eight (8) affordable townhomes to be built and $400,000 of town payment in lieu funds to be allocated for the project.
Action: The board is asked to approve the Hoke Townhomes Affordable Housing Plan, the town payment in lieu funding schedule as outlined in the April 21, 2021 memo from the Davidson Housing Coalition Treasurer, and requisite budget amendment 2021-15.
b. Growth Management – Planning Board Committee Update
Jason Burdette, Planning Director
Matt Dellinger, Planning Board Chair
Summary: The board of commissioners directed staff to explore creative strategies to better control the pace of development as part of their Strategic Plan. Over the last 18 months, the board has provided feedback at various meetings; the public provided input at two virtual public input sessions. Last Fall, the board directed a Planning Board Committee (PBC) to explore other viable growth management tools and to reevaluate the targeted conditional tool. The committee includes four members from the Planning Board, one of whom lives in the ETJ.
In December 2020, the PBC presented high-level recommendations to explore further.
The presentation includes various recommendations and options as to how these strategic approaches could be implemented.
Action: This item is for discussion only.
c. Discuss Fiscal Impact Example Scenarios
Kim Fleming, Economic Development Director
Summary: After reviewing the 2020 Cost of Land Use Fiscal Impact Analysis, the town board directed staff to develop different hypothetical examples to explain how the analysis would be used.
Action: This item is for discussion only.
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
a. Discuss the Legal Concept of Vested Rights
Mary Ann Swan, Town Attorney
Summary: Staff will provide an overview of the legal definition and application of vesting rights as it relates to planning and development in the Town of Davidson.
Action: This item is for discussion only. Informational only.
b. Consider Approval of Resolution 2021-07 Interest Rate Modification to Installment Financing Contract
Piet Swart, Finance Director
Summary: Town Staff will present information regarding a proposed loan modification to reduce the interest rate from 3.89% to 2.76% on the remaining principal of the loan with the lender, Sterling National Bank, financing the purchase of 251 South Street, effective May 1, 2021. The remaining principal on the loan is $2,415,000. The interest rate reduction will result in a savings to the Town of about $260,000 over the life of the loan.
Action: The board is asked to approve Resolution 2021-07 authorizing staff to execute the documents necessary to complete the loan modification.
c. Review Upcoming Agenda Items
Jamie Justice, Town Manager
Summary: The Town Manager will review upcoming agenda items.
Action: This item is for discussion only.
IX. SUMMARIZE MEETING ACTION ITEMS - Town Manager will summarize items where the board has requested action items for staff.