Agenda for Davidson Board of Commissioners’
September 11 Meeting Now Available

The Town of Davidson Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, September 11 in the Davidson Town Hall board room at 6:00 p.m. for their regularly scheduled meeting. The will enter into a closed session at 5:00 p.m. to discuss a personnel matter and then conduct their work session at 6:00 p.m. for the public.
The most recent agenda and associated documents are now available via this link:

The agenda follows:
216 South Main Street
September 11, 2018

5:00 p.m.


II. CLOSED SESSION - Personnel NCGS 143-318.11 (a) (6)


(a) Proclamation - National Constitution Week


V. COMMISSIONER REPORTS - Each board member provides an update of the outside Board to which they have been appointed.

(a) Centralina Council of Governments - Commissioner Autumn Rierson Michael
Lake Norman Chamber - Commissioner Matthew Fort
Visit Lake Norman - Commissioner Jim Fuller
Lake Norman Regional Economic Development Organization - Commissioner David Sitton
North Mecklenburg Alliance - Commissioner David Sitton
Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization - Commissioner Jane Campbell
Lake Norman Transportation Commission - Commissioner Jane Campbell
Metropolitan Transit Commission - Mayor Rusty Knox

(a) Lingle Hut Restoration Project, Kurt Naas

VII. DISCUSSION - Items for discussion are typically when the board of commissioners will engage on a topic and no vote is planned.

(a) Sidewalk Project and Funding, Public Works & Projects Director Doug Wright and Finance Director Pieter Swart
Summary:  At the August 28, 2018 meeting, the board of commissioners considered several options for a sidewalk project for this fiscal year.  The board of commissioners preferred option 1 which was to install sidewalk along Grey Road (from Concord Road to Wolfe Street) and a portion of Spring Street.  The recommended action is to proceed with the Grey Road and Spring Street projects, allocating $357,276 of fund balance to complete the projects. 

(b) Joint Compensation Study Findings and Recommendations, Town Manager Jamie Justice and Consultant Susan Manning
Summary: To ensure the Town of Davidson is competitive with municipalities in the Charlotte region, a pay study was included in the FY 2018-19 budget.  The last pay study was conducted in 2015 and the town’s strategy, and a human resources best practice, is to complete a pay study every three years. Staying competitive allows the Town of Davidson to recruit and retain high performing employees that provide services to the citizens. A collaborative effort was made between the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson to collect and analyze data from 20 local communities.  The findings of the study will be presented; the implementation recommendation will be presented at a future meeting.

(c) 251 South Street Property Acquisition, Assistant Town Manager Dawn Blobaum
Summary: The town has 60 days from September 5 to complete its due diligence process prior to purchasing the property at 251 South Street. The board of commissioners will be asked approve Resolution 2018-24 to affirm the purchase of 251 South Street and appropriate $45,000 funding for deposit, legal fees, and due diligence from Public Facilities Capital Projects fund.

(d) Downtown Park/Davidson Farmer's Market Site Improvement Options, Economic Development Director Kim Fleming
Summary:  At the September 4, 2018 work session, the board of commissioners reviewed the proposed improvements to the Downtown Park/Davidson Farmer's Market site. The board of commissioners will consider accepting the $100,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture, amend the FY2019 budget to reflect the grant, and authorize the Town Manager to move forward with up to $45,000 for construction documents phase

(e) Historic Preservation Initiatives Update, Assistant Town Manager Dawn Blobaum
Summary: Historic Preservation is one of the board of commissioners’ strategic plan goals.  This is an update on our work on various initiatives to date and next steps. The board of commissioners may take action to determine the process for choosing a committee to vet the request for proposals and consultant for the local historic district expansion/creation. 

(f) Rules of Procedure - Remote Participation, Town Attorney Cindy Reid
Summary: The board of commissioners have requested a brief analysis of whether it should allow commissioners to vote via phone. Currently, members are allowed to participate in board meetings by phoning in but are not permitted to vote. 



For more information on all agenda items above, please review the summaries and documents for the September 11 meeting here: https://davidson.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=647&MinutesMeetingID=-1&doctype=Agenda

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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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