Main Street/Concord Road Intersection Improvements
Public Works Director Doug Wright led a discussion on proposed improvements to the Main Street/Concord Road intersection. The Main Street/Concord Road intersection has been identified by North Carolina Department of Transportation staff as the highest priority opportunity to improve traffic congestion in Davidson. The Davidson Department of Public Works has evaluated extending a left-turn queue for southbound traffic on Main Street at the intersection with Concord Road. Based on the direction of the board of commissioners, we will examine several options and report back at a future meeting.
Public Facilities Project
Assistant Town Manager Dawn Blobaum led a discussion on the cost estimates for renovation of the former IB School to house the board room, administration and other departments, and parks and recreation programming space, and the renovation and expansion of our existing town hall for the police and fire departments, including additional parking. The Davidson Board of Commissioners would like to continue discussions on the plan, work with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on lease terms (the school board needs to vote to allow this use for their building), and request that the architect/construction manager review the scope of work to bring down the total estimated cost from $16.3 million to a lower (undefined) number. The board of commissioners authorized our finance director to proceed with the bond order so that voters can vote on general obligation bonds to fund this project on November 7.
General Obligation (GO) Bond Process for Public Facilities Project
Finance Director Pieter Swart led a discussion of the general obligation (GO) bond process for the public facilities project. The board of commissioners approved three resolutions to authorize the Town of Davidson to take the next step in the process to issue general obligation bonds.
Pedestrian Safety Flashing Beacons Project
This item was moved to a future meeting.
The Davidson Board of Commissioners approved the FY2018-2019 budget ordinance and fee schedule. The fiscal year begins July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019.
Service Agencies Funding
The Davidson Board of Commissioners approved $50,000 in funding to service agencies in the FY2019 budget. The application process for nonprofits is now open. Information and the application are available here: www.townofdavidson.org/nonprofitfunding
The board of commissioners will discuss the process for awarding the funds.
Annexation of Kenmare Subdivision
As part of the annexation process, the Davidson Board of Commissioners voted to set the public hearing date for the Kenmare subdivision on July 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Davidson Town Hall board room.
The meeting adjourned and moved into a closed session.