Manager’s Report: December 2, 2015
I appreciate the opportunity to serve the Town of Davidson as your new town manager. I participated in my first pre-meeting and work session with the mayor, commissioners, and staff and have summarized these meetings below. My goal is to give you a snapshot of what was discussed and decided and how it will impact you as a citizen. I’ll link to documents to help illustrate an issue or project. Thanks for subscribing to this list and for your interest in the town.
All supporting documents for the December 2 board of commissioners’ pre-meeting and work session are available here: http://davidson.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/
If you are interested in watching a video of our meetings, please visit: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/davidson-town-board-meetings. We now live stream our board meetings and work sessions and encourage you to tune in to this link on meeting days if you are unable to attend in person. After each meeting, a video is saved to this link so you can watch when convenient to keep abreast of projects and issues.
A brief summary of the December 2 pre-meeting:
Finance Director Pieter Swart presented the staffing and market study implementation plan. Our recommendation is to make changes to the pay ranges for the appropriate positions outlined in the study and bring employees up to mid-point. We will hire one new police officer as soon as possible and budget for another officer in FY 2017 to meet the needs of our growing population. In the spring, we will consider hiring an administrative assistant and a human resources professional.
Pieter also discussed the preliminary Capital Improvement Plan for FY2017-2021. We will continue that discussion at future meetings.
A brief summary of the December 2 work session:
Commissioner Brian Jenest: The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRPTO) met two weeks ago to discuss the 2040 long-range transportation plan. The widening of I-77 has begun.
Lake Norman Transportation Commission: They are working on a comprehensive transportation plan -- a north-south parkway is a priority. They are also focusing on widening Hwy 73 and 150.
Commissioner Anderson: Arts and Science Council: Their board will include one elected official from North Mecklenburg region (Stacey Anderson) and they would like two citizen representatives on their advisory council to create a more vibrant cultural life for our entire community. If you have an interest in participating, please fill out an application here: http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/DocumentCenter/View/6770
Commissioner Fuller: Ada Jenkins Center was a beneficiary of “Giving Tuesday,” and they encourage citizens to give to local nonprofits. The Citizens Police Officer Relief Fund Committee will have a booth at Christmas in Davidson; Commissioner Fuller encourages citizen support.
Commissioner Graham: From a financial perspective, Visit Lake Norman is meeting its revenue numbers.
Commissioner Cashion: Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business “after hours” event at McIntosh Law Firm on December 10 at 5:30 p.m.