Agenda for Davidson Board of Commissioners’
July 23 Meeting Now Available

The Town of Davidson Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, July 23  at 6:00 p.m. for their regularly scheduled meeting in the Davidson Town Hall board room.

Please note, the meeting will be called to order at 5:00 p.m. for the board to meet in closed session and then the regular meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room.
The most recent agenda and associated documents are now available via this link:

The agenda follows:
4th Tuesday Regular Meeting
Town Hall Board Room - 216 S. Main Street
July 23, 2019 6:00 PM 


(a) NCGS §143-318.11(a)(6) - Personnel



V. PUBLIC COMMENTS - The Board shall provide at least one period for public comment
per month at a regular meeting.

(a) Cain Center for the Arts, Executive Director Justin Dionne

(a) Public Hearing - Davidson Planning Ordinance Section 9: Tree Ordinance Text Amendments
Senior Planner Trey Akers
In December 2016 the Livability Board suggested revising the standards to institute best practices, make adjustments, and clarify administration procedures. Updating the tree ordinance is listed as a high priority on the planning
department work plan and under the town board strategic plan, land use goal.

Since the fall of 2018, staff, Planning Board Ordinance Committee members and Livability Board Members have proposed substantive changes to Section 9: Tree Ordinance.
The July 23, 2019 meeting is an opportunity for the board of commissioners to further understand the proposed revisions as well as to hear input from the public on the proposed changes.

(b) Public Hearing - Proposed 2019 G.O. Bonds for Public Facilities
Assistant Town Manager Karen Whichard and Finance Director Pieter Swart
The proposed $14 million G.O. Bond issuance will fund the renovation of the historic 251 South Street building for a new town center and reconfigure the current town hall to better accommodate the needs of the Davidson Police and Fire Departments. This public hearing was posted in the Mecklenburg Times on Friday, July 12, 2019.

VIII. 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 June Meeting Minutes
Draft Meeting Minutes from June 6 Quarterly Q&A Session, June 11 work session and June 25 regular meeting.

(b) Consider Approval of naming of Park at Beaty
At the July 9 work session, the Park at Beaty Task Force Leadership Committee and the Livability Board recommend the park officially be named Beaty Park and be dedicated to the Clontz Family. The board of commissioners will consider approval of the recommended name for the park.

(c) Consider Approval of Budget Amendment 2020-01 for Arts
Project Fund
: Budget Amendment 2020-01 recognizes the FY2020 contribution of $40,200 from the general fund in the Arts Project Fund.

(d) Consider Approval of Budget Amendment 2020-02 for down
payment assistance funding
Budget Amendment 2020-02 allows for revenue and expenditure of HOMES down payment assistance funding in the Affordable Housing fund.

(e) Consider Approval of Budget Amendment 2020-03 for FY2020
Affordable Housing Fund
Budget Amendment 2020-03 moves forward to FY2020 in the Affordable Housing fund of $50,000 of down payment assistance which is remaining from the board's FY2019 allocation.

(f) Consider Approval for Budget Amendment 2020-04 for Fiscal Impact Analysis Update
The Town of Davidson contracted with the TischlerBise in 2014 to develop the Cost of Land Use Fiscal Impact Analysis. A fiscal impact evaluation analyzes revenue
generation and operating and capital costs to a jurisdiction associated with the provision of public services and facilities to serve development. We would like to update the fiscal impact analysis for the Town of Davidson as there have been significant changes in our cost to serve development, such as the addition of Fire Station No. 2. Revenue
estimates have also changed due to the recent countywide revaluation. It is also best practice to update this study every 5 years. Budget Amendment 2020-04 allocates $25,000 from Fund Balance, in addition to the allocated $20,000, to update the fiscal
impact analysis report.

(g) Consider Approval of Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) Agreement with NCDOTand Budget Amendment 2020-06
With this agreement, the town will be reimbursed $100,000 for the installation of Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) at four NCDOT intersections: Main St &
Walnut St, Main St & Catawba Ave, Concord Rd & Faculty Dr, and Concord Rd & Thompson St. These devices have been shown to improve motorist yielding behavior at all locations in town where they have been installed. The devices greatly increase the awareness of pedestrians in the crosswalks at night. If the agreement is approved, and the budget amended, the town can combine this project of 4 intersections with a town-funded project of 4 intersections, for a total of 8 intersection improvements.

(h) Consider Approval for a Noise Ordinance Variance - Fall Fling at Davidson College
Davidson College is requesting a noise ordinance variance for the Fall Fling during Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. on Old Tennis Court Lane. The Police Chief has reviewed this request and
recommends approval.


(a)  Mobility Plan Update
Senior Planner Travis Johnson
Summary: The Davidson Mobility Plan is a local comprehensive transportation plan that provides a town-wide vision and coordinated recommendations for multi-modal travel and access within and through town. It is a continuation of Davidson’s long history of multi-modal transportation planning that has allowed the town to develop as a place where people can drive, walk, access transit, and bicycle easily and comfortably — and where quality of life is one of the highest in the Charlotte metro area. This item is for discussion purposes only.  The board will consider adoption of the Mobility Plan at the August 13 meeting.  

(b)  Consider Approval of Downtown Community Gathering Space Project Budget Amendment 2020-05 and Resolution 2019-32 for reimbursement to use 2017 G.O. Bonds. 
Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming and Finance Director Pieter Swart
Summary:  At the February 12, 2019 meeting, the board reviewed the revised plan for the downtown community gathering space. Feedback from the board of commissioners at this meeting was generally positive with the exception of the discussion about artificial turf used on the fall zone for the playground.  There are two issues that need to be addressed before moving forward with the project; design and funding.

Staff recommends the board move forward with the project including synthetic turf or some other unitary synthetic material such as rubber or foam surface at the tot lot and appropriate the $275,000 from unassigned fund balance along with a reimbursement resolution (the resolution preserves the ability for the town board to decide later to use 2017 general obligation bonds but we would need to front the project with unassigned fund balance) at the July 23 meeting in order for us to move forward with implementing the project starting in the fall coinciding with the slowdown in the farmers market season.

(c) Consider Approval of Water/Sewer Extension Request for Kistler Farm
Town Manager Jamie Justice
Summary: The developer requests that water and sewer extensions be granted to these parcels for the development of 15 single-family homes. The parcels included are predominately wooded.  This request was previously before the board at the May 28, 2019 meeting and the board did not approve the extension and requested additional information from the developer.  


LIVE STREAMING: We will live stream the meetings using NovusAgenda and encourage you to watch via this link, if you are unable to attend: https://davidson.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/
You will be able to watch the live video of the meetings and view the PowerPoints simultaneously via NovusAgenda. Click the camera icon to the left of the “06/25/19” meeting title to watch and click the “online agenda” icon to the right of the “06/25/19” meeting title to follow along with the presentations. After meetings are live streamed, they are saved on the agenda for future viewing.
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Agendas for meetings held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month are posted the Friday prior.

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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