July 2015 Manager’s Report
All details and documents can be found on Novus Agenda:
A summary of the July 14 regular board meeting:
Mayor John Woods and Former Commissioner Margo Williams recognized Eddie Muller for his service as CEO of The Pines at Davidson. He retired on July 18.
Affordable Housing Manager Cindy Reid presented a change to Section 5 of the Davidson Planning Ordinance. This change is to the affordable housing program to allow developers to make a payment in lieu for each required affordable housing unit. This would be consistent with the comprehensive plan. About five citizens commented on the change.
Planning Director Jason Burdette presented changes to Section 18 of the Davidson Planning Ordinance regarding the floodplain overlay district to update and correct certain dates according to FEMA and Mecklenburg County regulations. Dates and map panels are changing, but the actual floodplain within the town is not changing. There were no public comments on the changes.
Planning Director Jason Burdette presented the conditional rezoning proposal to allow the Narrow Passage project to be constructed as a rural residential development. Susan Irvin, representative of the applicant, also made a presentation. Over 25 people spoke during the public hearing.
The board of commissioners approved the consent agenda including:
• minutes for meetings on June 9, 30, July 7 and 9,
• designating the town manager as the authority to award contracts or re-advertise to receive bids on behalf of the town,
• acceptance of street maintenance for Silent Falls Drive, Old Arbor Court, Brook Street, Green Knoll Trace, Golden Meadow Court, and Dembridge Drive,
• the Inter-Local Agreement for Fire Protection in the unincorporated portion of the fire district,
• budget amendments to use appropriate insurance proceeds to replace a police car, recognize revenue and expenditures from a Governor’s Highway Safety Grant used to purchase police equipment, appropriate funds from the Affordable Housing Fund to the Davidson Housing Coalition, and appropriate funds for the Concord Road Sidewalk Project, the West Roundabout Project, and the Jackson Street Sidewalk Project,
• the appointment of Davidson College student Neesha Baynyat to the Livability Board.
The board of commissioners decided to discuss and potentially vote on the change to Section 5 of the Davidson Planning Ordinance and the proposed Narrow Passage development at the August 11 meeting. The board of commissioners voted to approve the resolution to modify the floodplain ordinance to keep us in compliance with FEMA and Mecklenburg County and also approved the consistency statement related to the floodplain ordinance.
Affordable Housing Manager Cindy Reid presented the plan for affordable housing in the Bradford neighborhood and the board approved the plan.
A summary of the July 28 (4:00 p.m. only) meeting:
Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Director Jim Garges discussed the county’s parks and recreation master plan. There are 23,000 acres of parkland in our county, and he praised the parkland in Davidson, especially Fisher Farm Park, and the Abersham and Allison properties, as being “jewels in the crown.”