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

The Town of Davidson Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, December 11 at 5:00 p.m. for a closed session and then at 6:00 p.m. for their regularly scheduled meeting in the Davidson Town Hall board room.
The most recent agenda and associated documents are now available via this link:
The agenda follows:
Town Hall Board Room - 216 S. Main Street
December 11, 2018

I.          5:00 p.m. - CALL TO ORDER   

II.         CLOSED SESSION     

(a)        Consult with Attorney NCGS 143-318.11. (a) (3)
Davidson Acquisition Company, et. al. v. Town of Davidson, et. al.

III.       6:00 p.m. - ANNOUNCEMENTS

(a)        Davidson Main Street Business Grant, Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming

Summary: The Davidson Board of Commissioners allocated $15,000 in this year’s budget to fund the Davidson Main Street Business Grant to further their strategic goal of historic preservation. The goals of the program are to provide direct financial benefit to small businesses; retain and create jobs in association with small businesses; and spur private investment in association with small businesses located in our local historic district.


(a)        FY2018 Audited Financial Statements, Finance Director Pieter Swart and Lead Auditor Ann Craven of Rowell, Craven and Short, PA
Summary: Finance Director Pieter Swart and Lead Auditor Ann Craven will present the FY2018 Audited Financial Statements for the Town of Davidson.

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 November Meeting Minutes

Summary: Draft Meeting Minutes from November 6, November 13, and November 27

(b)        Consider Approval of 2019 Meeting Schedule

Summary: At the November 6 work session, the Davidson Board of Commissioners reviewed the draft 2019 meeting schedule.  The board of commissioners agreed to have meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month with a potential for a quarterly meeting on the 1st Tuesday of March, June, and September. 

(c)        Consider Approval of Budget Amendment 2019-16 Affordable Housing

Contribution to 335 Sloan Street and Budget Amendment 2019-17 Purchase of 335 Sloan Street
Summary:  On November 27, 2018, the Davidson Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of the property at 335 Sloan Street.  Budget Amendment 2019-16 and 2019-17 allocate funds to proceed with the purchase.

(d)        Consider Approval of NC Grant Requests for Police & Fire and Budget Amendment 2019-18

Summary: In the 2018 State legislative short session, legislation was passed that included two grants for the  Town of Davidson - $100,000 for police equipment and $100,000 for fire equipment. Police Chief Penny Dunn, Fire Chief Bo Fitzgerald, and Finance Director Pieter Swart developed proposed equipment requests that meet the grant funding criteria.

(a)        Consider Approval of Affordable Housing Action Plan Items, Town Attorney Cindy Reid
Summary: At the November 13, 2018 Davidson Board of Commissioners meeting, the board of commissioners asked for follow-up on several steering committee recommendations:  the teaching house proposed by the Ada Jenkins Center, repairs and renovations to four homes owned and occupied by lower income households, and the continuation of down payment assistance.

(b)        What's Next Davidson Comprehensive Plan Update, Planning Director Jason Burdette and Communications Director Cristina Shaul
Summary: A comprehensive plan is the leading policy document and tool to help communities create a vision and guiding principles for decision-making for their town. The comprehensive plan’s purpose is to directly inform decisions that we make as a community.
We have established two key groups to help with the What’s Next? process:
The Plan Advisory Group (a sounding board to guide the development of the plan); and,
The Publicity & Outreach Committee (a group to help encourage participation in the process).
They have been very effective in developing the questions that need to be answered by the community at the “Conversation on What’s Next” community-wide workshop on January 17 and outreach to encourage people to take the exploration survey and attend the workshop.

IX.       NEW BUSINESS      
(a)        Small Cell Wireless Facilities Ordinance, Town Attorney Cindy Reid and Public Works Director Doug Wright

Summary: The General Assembly passed House Bill 310, “An Act to Reform Collocation of Small Wireless Communications Infrastructure to Aid Deployment of New Technologies” in June 2017, and it became effective in July 2017.  The legislation significantly limits municipal authority regarding the siting of small cell installations and opens up the public right of way (ROW) for installation of these facilities.

An overview of the both federal and state legislation as well as a very general description of how the town may regulate small cell wireless use of town ROW was presented at the December 4 meeting. The Municipal Code amendments will be presented at the December 11 meeting and the Board of Commissioners will be asked to approve the amendments at the January 8 meeting.  Neither a planning board recommendation or public hearing are required for amendments to the Municipal Code.

(b)        2018 Strategic Plan Accomplishments, Town Manager Jamie Justice
Summary: The Mayor and Board of Commissioners asked that staff provide a report on the 2018 accomplishments that coincides with the first year of the two-year term of office.  We framed the accomplishments report from the town board’s 2018-2019 strategic plan focus areas. The accomplishments cover the first several months of “low hanging items” the board asked staff to accomplish, as well as the strategic plan initiatives identified in the 2018-19 strategic plan adopted in March 2018.



For more information on all agenda items above, please review the summaries and documents for the December 11 meeting here: https://davidson.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=650&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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