Agenda for Davidson Board of Commissioners’
March 12 Meeting Now Available

The Town of Davidson Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, March 12 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:
2nd Tuesday Work Session
Town Hall Board Room - 216 S. Main Street
March 12, 2019


(a) Proclamation - Arbor Day



(a) Mecklenburg & Iredell Counties Revaluation Update Finance Director Pieter Swart and Ken Joyner, Director, Mecklenburg County Assessor's Office

Summary: North Carolina law requires the revaluation of a real property at least every 8 years. Both Iredell and Mecklenburg County are revaluing all parcels in 2019 (effective for FY2020 tax bills). The preliminary results of the revaluation will be presented.


(a) Park at Beaty Task Force Final Recommendation Task Force Officers Denise Beall and Dave Cable
Summary: Since the November 6, 2018 update to the Board of Commissioners, the Park at Beaty Task Force has received a boundary and topological survey of the property and a technical, environmental, and financial analysis to determine the costs and benefits of improving versus removing the dam. Throughout the process, the task force has sought extensive public input in a variety of ways, including citizen forums, online surveys, and booths at local special events. The Task Force will present recommendations to the Board.

(b) Davidson Landing Parking Lot Conditional Planning Area Map Amendment Planning Director Jason Burdette
Summary: The applicant proposes to re-designate approximately 5.7 acres located in Davidson Landing from Special Use to Conditional Planning Area. These properties (Parcel IDs: 00118857, 00118856, & 00118855) are located west of Interstate 77 and south of Griffith Street. As part of the conditional request, the property owner would like to construct a parking lot on the above referenced parcels. This proposal differs from the plans and specifications submitted with the original Special Use Permit for this area.

(c) Davidson Bay Phase 2 Master Plan Amendment Update Planning Director Jason Burdette and Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming
Summary: Hopper Communities’ original proposal from January 2019 depicted 56 townhomes and +/-10,400sf or retail/office. This reduction of residential units and retail/commercial square footage falls outside the administrative approval thresholds based upon original approval numbers: 280 residential units; +/-51,200 sf mixed use. The Board of Commissioners and staff provided feedback. Staff was directed to work with the developer and bring something back to a future work session. Hopper Communities’ revised March submittal includes 56 townhomes, but it also increases the commercial square footage to +/-20,400 sf and includes two quadplex (8 units) buildings. There are also discussions underway between the developer, the affordable housing program manager, and Davidson Housing Coalition (DHC) about the quadplex potential contribution to affordable housing.

(d) Draft Resolutions for NCDOT Projects U-5907 & U-5873 Town Manager Jamie Justice
Summary: At the February 26, 2019 board meeting, the mayor and commissioners directed staff to create draft resolutions for Board consideration that provide comments on two mobility projects: U–5907 is the Potts-Sloan-Beaty corridor project and U–5873 is the Highway 115/Davidson Street/Potts Street intersection improvement project in Cornelius. Town staff has prepared two separate resolutions, one for each project. The
suggested changes and/or improvements have come from citizen input, commissioner comments, and staff comments. The town board is asked to review these draft resolutions and make any changes. Staff would request that the board approve the final resolutions at the March 26, 2019 board meeting.

(e) Tree Ordinance Update
Planning Director Jason Burdette and Senior Planner Trey Akers, Planning Board Ordinance Committee Members Dave Cable, Shawn Copeland, Ellen Donaldson
Summary: Staff and PBOC (Planning Board Ordinance Committee) members will provide an update on the progress on revisions to DPO Section 9: Trees. Discussion will include work completed, remaining work, and next steps.

(f) Local Historic District Expansion Special Projects Manager Dawn Blobaum
Summary: Phase I of the local historic district expansion is complete. We are asking for an appropriation of $23,750 for Hanbury Consulting to complete Phase II.

(g) Town of Davidson Strategic Retreat - March 14 & 15 Town Manager Jamie Justice
Summary: The Town of Davidson Board of Commissioners and management team will be holding a strategic retreat on March 14th and 15th, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The purpose of the strategic retreat is to focus on several priority items from the town board’s strategic plan. The areas of focus include public facilities, historic preservation/adaptive reuse, affordable housing/community land trust/community revitalization, and financial planning.

(h) Consider Approval of Resolutions of Support for Proposed Local Bills Town Manager Jamie Justice
Summary: The Town of Davidson Board of Commissioners approved a state legislative agenda that identified the town’s priorities including proposed local bills. State Senator Natasha Marcus plans to introduce three local bills as requested by the town board in the state legislative agenda. The three local bills deal with the preservation of heritage trees, the demolition of historic structures, and exempt subdivisions resulting in the loss of historic and affordable structures. Senator Marcus has requested resolutions of support adopted by the town board indicating the community’s backing of these local bills. The town board is asked to review these draft resolutions and consider approval on March 12th so that Senator Marcus can share these resolutions of support with other legislators.

(i) Miscellaneous/Open Discussion:
Summary: This is an opportunity for Commissioners to present or discuss any topics not previously listed on the agenda.


For more information on all agenda items above, please review the summaries and documents for the March 12 meeting here: https://davidson.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=791&MinutesMeetingID=-1&doctype=Agenda

LIVE STREAMING: We are unable to live stream the meeting.  The meeting recording will be posted online after the meeting.

All agendas are listed at this link: https://davidson.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/
Agendas for meetings held on the 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. Community members 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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