Town Manager Jamie Justice

Manager’s Report: November 27, 2018

All supporting documents for the November 27, 2018 board of commissioners meetings are available here:

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After each meeting (typically by the close of business on Wednesday), the video is saved to the Novus Agenda meeting link so you can watch when convenient to keep abreast of projects and issues. Click the icon in the “Online Agenda” column with the red video arrow to open up the agenda. To watch the entire meeting, click the top “VIDEO” link on the left. To watch a video of a particular agenda item, please click the “VIDEO” link to the left of that item.

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The Small Business Saturday drawing winner is Davidson resident Eileen Keeley! We appreciate all of Davidson’s businesses and those who shopped on November 24.

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Please take our What’s Next Davidson survey on our website at www.whatsnextdavidson.com or via hard copy (available on the table in the Davidson Town Hall lobby). The deadline is December 14. Please note that there is a section under each question for an open-ended response. This is your chance to provide any type of visioning commentary.

The Davidson Police Department has some safety tips this holiday season. Please watch this video: https://vimeo.com/302922786  

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Christmas in Davidson is this week! It takes place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. all over our downtown area. We will have trolley service to the event, so please check our website for route information. The trolleys start running at 5:30 p.m. each day.

The North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m.

Mayor Rusty Knox read a proclamation in memory of Nannie Potts and declared Tuesday, November 27 as Nannie Potts Day.

As is customary at the fourth meeting of the month, the Davidson Board of Commissioners held a period for public comment. Several community members spoke.         
Consent items are non-controversial and routine items. Prior to the board's adoption of the meeting agenda, the request of any member to have an item moved from the consent agenda to old business must be honored by the board. All items on the consent agenda must be voted on and adopted by a single motion. All items were approved including:

  • Approval of meeting minutes from October 2, 9, and 23
  • Approval of 2019 Citizen Advisory Board Nominations
  • Approval of 2019 Design Review Board and Planning Board Chairs
  • Approval of 251 South Street Operating Costs
  • Approval of financing terms for 251 South Street
  • Approval of the purchase of 335 Sloan Street
  • Approval of Duke Energy Grant to build a fishing pier, kayak launch, and other improvements at the Lake Davidson Nature Preserve, located at 750 Jetton Street.

2019 Legislative Agenda
The North Carolina General Assembly convenes January 9, 2019 for its biennial (long) session.  The Davidson Board of Commissioners approved the 2019 legislative agenda with the recommendation to put items into categories (i.e. those items requiring funding, those focused on historic preservation, etc.).
251 South Street Planning Process Options Update
The Davidson Board of Commissioners will host two public meetings (likely in December) to gather feedback from the community on the plan to move town administrative functions to the 251 South Street. The Davidson Board of Commissioners voted to form a task force charged with master planning the entire five-acre site, with a specific initial focus on the former IB school building to be used for public facilities and other ancillary uses (assuming that public input agrees). Under this approach, the existing town hall at 216 S. Main Street would also be renovated for the police and fire departments. The goal is to have further design work completed and a projected cost in May 2019, so a question can be added to the November 2019 election ballot for general obligation bonds to pay for this project. Town staff will publicize a task force application process in the coming weeks.


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