Agenda for Davidson Board of Commissioners’
May 8 Regular Meeting Now Available
Location: Davidson United Methodist Church


The Town of Davidson Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, May 8 in the fellowship hall at Davidson United Methodist Church (located at 233 S. Main Street) at 6:00 p.m. for their regularly scheduled meeting.
The most recent agenda and associated documents are now available via this link:

The agenda follows:
Davidson United Methodist Church - 233 S. Main St.
May 8, 2018

I.          CALL TO ORDER 

(a)        Oath of Office
Summary: Swearing In Ceremony for Town Clerk Betsy Shores
(b)       Recognition of Hough High School STEM TEAM
Summary: Students on the Hough High School STEM Team competed at the National Finals in Albany, NY against teams from across the country and three teams from China.  In the high school division, Iditarod Motorsports (the team's competition name) finished first place overall out of 26 teams to become National Champions.  They also took 1st place in Racing Events and 2nd place in both Rover and Graphic Design. 

(c)        Proclamation - National Police Week May 13-May 19, 2018       
(d)       Proclamation - Davidson College Class of 2018          

The Davidson Board of Commissioners shall provide at least one period for public comment per month at a regular meeting.   
(a)        Advisory Board Review - Davidson Public Art Commission, Public Art Commission Chair Sherry Nelson
Summary: The Davidson Public Art Commission (DPAC) is presenting its annual update on current and upcoming projects. DPAC was formed in 2007 to help fulfill the town’s mission to sustain its distinct character. DPAC is a ten-person commission appointed by the Davidson Town Board. Public Art Master Plan: http://www.townofdavidson.org/DocumentCenter/View/8029/Davidson-Plan-for-Public-Art-March-2016-V2-Final.
 (b)      Mecklenburg County Revaluation, County Assessor Ken Joyner
Summary: Mecklenburg County Assessor Ken Joyner will provide and update on the status of the FY 2019 revaluation of all real property.

VI.       PUBLIC HEARING -- Citizens are invited to share input.

(a)        Public Hearing - Proposed DPO Text Amendments to Watershed Ordinance, Senior Planner Trey Akers and Planning Technician Lindsay Laird
Summary: In March 2017, Mecklenburg County, the town's partner in administering the ordinance (with oversight from the NC Department of Environmental Quality, “NCDEQ”), requested that Davidson: update/clarify standards, address persistent issues and inconsistencies and, remove inapplicable sections. Over the past four months, staff has been working with the Planning Board Ordinance Committee (PBOC) to review the watershed ordinance and proposed changes, and to suggest/draft edits.
(b)       Public Hearing - FY2018-2019 Budget and Economic Development Expenditures
, Finance Director Pieter Swart
Summary:  Public Hearing on the Proposed FY 2019 Budget (Per NCGS 159-12(b)) and Public Hearing on Proposed Economic Development Expenditures (Per NCGS 158-7.1)       
VII.     CONSENT - 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.

(a)        Consider Approval of Draft April Meeting Minutes
Summary: Draft meeting minutes from April 3, April 10, April 16, and April 24
(b)       Approve Tax Levy Adjustments
, Finance Director Pieter Swart
Summary: The Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners has approved refunds to Davidson property owners at the recommendation of the Mecklenburg County Board of Equalization and Review (BER).  Detail of the refunds are available in the finance office.  The total of the refunds is $876.84 on 23 parcels.  The refunds will be issued by the finance office.
(c)        Consider Approval of Amended Vision & Core Value, Public Information Officer Cristina Shaul
Summary: The Davidson Mayor and Board of Commissioners have discussed changes to the Town of Davidson’s vision statement and the core value related to growth and small town character over the past few months. The current vision and core values can be found atwww.townofdavidson.org/MissionStatement. Attached is a memo and a document showing the proposed changes. The board of commissioners will consider a vote on May 8.
(d)       Consider Approval to Direct Planning Board to Make a Recommendation within 30 Days on the Proposed DPO Text Amendments, Planning Director Jason Burdette
Summary: The Davidson Planning Ordinance requires that the Planning Board provide a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners within 30 days of the public hearing.
(e)        Consider Approval for Davidson East Amendment to Settlement Agreement,
Town Attorney Cindy Reid
Summary: The developer of Davidson East requested an amendment to a 2012 Settlement Agreement.  The  Settlement Agreement resulted from a lawsuit between the Town, Community One Bank and Communities of Davidson East, Inc. Since the 2012 Agreement, the property has had several different owners. After many months of negotiations, the developer agreed to 0% increase in residential units and to only build that which was approved in the master plan.In exchange, the developer has agreed to provide a very important connection between the Washam property and Davidson East.  This connection will improve the disbursement of traffic and provide more mobility in the area.
(f)        Consider Approval of Budget Amendment for Mary Beaty Tot Lot Renovation and Engineering Phase of Park at Bradford Neighborhood and Reimbursement Resolution for Mary Beaty Tot Lot, Finance Director Pieter Swart and Parks and Recreation Director Kathryn Spatz
Summary: This budget amendment will allocate a total of $40,000 from fund balance.  $35,000 will fund the renovation of the Mary Beaty Tot Lot.  $5,000 will fund the engineering of renovation of a park in the Bradford neighborhood.  This will be a joint project with the Bradford Neighborhood Association.  Reimbursement resolution will allow the Board to reimburse fund balance from the proceeds of the 2017 parks general obligation bonds for the Mary Beaty Tot Lot.
(g)        Consider Approval of Paving Contract, Public Works Director Doug Wright
Summary: Recommend approving a contact with Barton Contracting for the 2018 streets resurfacing project for $579,824.05.  The project includes streets in the McConnell neighborhood, as well as Woody Lane, Carson St, and Griffith St from Jackson St to Beaty St.  No cape seal treatment was recommended as part of this project.  The project will start, and finish, over the school summer break to minimized impact.
(h)       Consider Approval for Changes to the 2018 Meeting Schedule, Town Manager Jamie Justice
Summary: During the April 24th work session, the Board of Commissioners proposed changes to the 2018 Meeting Schedule. 
(i)         Consider Approval to Direct the Clerk to Investigate a Voluntary Contiguous Annexation Petition of Kenmare Subdivision
Summary: The property owners are requesting a voluntary contiguous annexation of the Kenmare Subdivision, Parcel # 00743103A and Parcel # 00743103B.
(j)        Approve Noise Variance Ordinance for Davidson College Senior Class Party, May 19, 2018, Town Manager Jamie Justice
Summary: Davidson College is requesting a noise variance ordinance for the Senior Class Party  on May 19, 2018 from 10pm - 2am in the Senior Satellite Parking Lot off Ridge Road. 

VIII.    OLD BUSINESS - Items for old business have been previously presented and are for discussion and possible action.     
IX.       SUMMARIZE MEETING ACTION ITEMS - MEETING ACTION ITEMS - Town Manager will summarize items where the board has requested action items for staff.    
X.        ADJOURN

For more information on all agenda items above, please review the summaries and documents for the May 8 meeting here: https://davidson.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=643&MinutesMeetingID=-1&doctype=Agenda

LIVE STREAMING: Because we’ll be at Davidson United Methodist Church, we’ll live stream the meeting via Ustream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/davidson-town-board-meetings


All agendas are listed at this link: https://davidson.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/
Agendas for meetings held on the first, second and fourth Tuesday of the month are posted the Friday prior.

For more information, please contact Town Clerk Betsy Shores at bshores@townofdavidson.org or 704-940-9614. Citizens requiring reasonable accommodation (such as an interpreter or other auxiliary aids) to access public meetings should contact Town Clerk Betsy Shores prior to the meeting at 704-940-9614 or bshores@townofdavidson.org

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