Town Manager Jamie Justice

Manager’s Report: December 4, 2018

All supporting documents for the December 4, 2018 board of commissioners meeting are available here:

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Public Facilities
Community members are invited to learn about and provide input on our current public facilities proposal to master plan the property at 251 South Street for public facilities and other uses, and renovate our existing town hall for the police and fire departments, on the following date:

Monday, December 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at two locations:
  • Davidson Town Hall board room
  • Hopewell Baptist Church fellowship hall (18841 Davidson-Concord Road)

This session will be an open house drop-in format where we’ll share:
Renovation plans for the school building at 251 South Street,
Previous plans to construct a new town hall in front of the existing town hall, and
Renovation plans for our existing town hall to house our police and fire departments.
Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with town staff to share feedback or fill out a comment card. Please join us; we want to hear from you. If you are unable to attend the public input session on this date, please review details at www.townofdavidson.org/PublicFacilities and email your thoughts on the plans to renovate the former IB school for public facilities and other uses vs. building a new town hall in front of the existing town hall to PublicFacilities@townofdavidson.org.

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ReadDavidson has selected their 2019 book selection – Varina by Charles Frazier. The author will be in Davidson on Sunday, April 28. More details on all future programs to come.

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Have you completed our What’s Next survey to help guide the comprehensive plan? The survey deadline is December 14 and it only takes about 5-10 minutes to complete at www.whatsnextdavidson.com. Please join us for the community-wide kick-off workshop entitled “Conversation on What’s Next” on January 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery on Davidson College’s campus.

Civics 101
Are you interested in learning more about the operations of our town government? Please register for our 10-week Civics 101 course at www.townofdavidson.org/Civics101.

2019 Citizen Survey
About every two years, the Town of Davidson participates in the National Citizen Survey (NCS) to capture a data-based picture of our residents’ needs and perspectives. We plan to participate in January, 2019. Those randomly selected to participate in this survey will receive a postcard in early January letting them know they’ve been selected, and then will receive the entire survey in mid-January. This survey allows us to ask Davidson-specific custom questions which the Davidson Board of Commissioners finalized on December 4.

NC Grants for Police & Fire Departments
In the 2018 NC State legislative short session, legislation was passed that included the Town of Davidson receiving two grants - $100,000 for police equipment and $100,000 for fire equipment. The Davidson Board of Commissioners approved the proposed equipment requests developed by Police Chief Penny Dunn, Fire Chief Bo Fitzgerald, and Finance Director Pieter Swart.

Small Cell Wireless Communications
The General Assembly passed House Bill 310, “An Act to Reform Collocation of Small Wireless Communications Infrastructure to Aid Deployment of New Technologies” in June 2017, and it became effective in July 2017. The legislation significantly limits municipal authority regarding the siting of small cell installations and opens up the public right of way (ROW) for installation of these facilities. An overview of the both federal and state legislation as well as a very general description of how the town may regulate small cell wireless use of town ROW was presented by Town Attorney Cindy Reid at the December 4 meeting. The recommended municipal code amendments will be presented at the December 11 meeting, and the Davidson Board of Commissioners will be asked to approve the amendments at the January 8 meeting. Neither a planning board recommendation nor public hearing are required for amendments to the town’s municipal code.

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