Davidson Village Network Executive Director Mary Anne Hammond gave an update on the work of their nonprofit organization. Their mission states: We will enrich lives of older adults, empowering them to thrive in home and community by providing a network of trusted resources, caring support and social connectedness. For more information on the Davidson Village Network, please visit: https://davidsonvillagenetwork.wordpress.com/
We held two public hearings:
• Jason Burdette, Planning Director, presented the proposed Helmandollar map amendment, a request to amend the zoning map to change a 0.553 acre section of the Lakeside Apartments complex parcel from Special Use to Village Infill.
• Piet Swart, Finance Director, presented the proposed FY17-18 budget and economic development expenditures. The budget is scheduled for approval by the Davidson Board of Commissioners at their June 13 meeting.
All items on the consent agenda were approved including directing the planning board to make a recommendation within 30 days on the proposed Helmandollar map amendment and minutes from the April 11 meeting.
• Town Attorney Cindy Reid proposed a dispute resolution procedure related to construction projects of at least $15,000 in value. The Davidson Board of Commissioners approved it.
• Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming gave a presentation regarding the Citizen Survey results. We partnered with the National Citizen Survey to mail surveys to 1,500 households (out of 4,988 households in Davidson); we received 565 responses. Typical response rates to the National Citizen Survey range from 20-30%. Overall, ratings for 2017 remained stable from 2014 when the town last surveyed residents. The Davidson Board of Commissioners and town staff will further analyze the data and use these results as they make decisions and improvements for the future. Thank you, citizens, for providing your feedback,