COMMISSIONER REPORTS - Each board member provided an update on the outside board to which they have been appointed.
Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG): Commissioner Autumn Rierson Michael shared that the CCOG is celebrating their 50th anniversary. They will host a regional conference on March 8, 2019.
Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce: Commissioner Matthew Fort shared that the Lake Norman Chamber will host a Business Expo on October 11 at the Huntersville Recreation Center, a public safety luncheon on October 18 at NorthStone Country Club, Focus Friday on October 19 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. with an update by the three northern towns, and a NC Senate candidate forum on October 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at CPCC, 11930 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville. All details are available here: https://www.lakenormanchamber.org/
Visit Lake Norman (VLN): Commissioner Jim Fuller explained how the events brought in by VLN benefit Davidson from an economic development standpoint.
Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization: Commissioner Jane Campbell shared that about $52,000 in additional I-77 managed lanes project bonus allocation (BA) funds were allocated to finish the Griffith Street interchange, directly benefitting Davidson. She also shared that geofencing technology can trigger a response when a device enters or leaves a particular area and can be used to send targeted messages to travelers.
Lake Norman Transportation Commission: Commissioner Jane Campbell shared that they received an update on the Davidson Mobility Plan focusing on pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle, and transit transportation from Davidson’s Senior Planner Travis Johnson, an update on the North South Parkway study providing an alternate route for vehicles, and that NCDOT gave an overview on upcoming division projects (Hwy 150 and NC 3).
Metropolitan Transit Commission: Mayor Rusty Knox shared that Gaston County discussed their keen interest in light rail going between their county and Charlotte. The Charlotte Area Transit System is reviewing their bus pricing structure. Right now, every ride costs about $1.