August 11, 2015 Manager’s Report

A summary of the August 11 board meeting:

All supporting documents for the August 11 meeting are available here: http://davidson.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/

If you are interested in a video of the meeting, please view it here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/davidson-town-board-meetings

Kathleen Rose of Rose Associates, our economic development consultant, shared a video that she created to promote Davidson. You can view it at: http://youtu.be/Ri9xuK592JE

A citizen spoke about noise related to concerts at Summit Coffee during the public comments section of our meeting.

Commissioner Brian Jenest spoke about the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO). The CRTPO is scheduled to vote on August 18 on the state transportation projects listed below.  Please note this does NOT involve or affect the I-77 Managed Lanes project already approved by the CRTPO in the 2012 State Transportation Improvement Plan. Davidson has one vote on the CRTPO board.

Iredell County: $233.2M programmed for 14 projects, including widening N.C. 150 from Harvel Road in Catawba County to I-77, widening N.C. 115 from Old Wilkesboro Road to Hartness Road and widening U.S. 21

Mecklenburg County: $1.413B programmed for 42 projects, including adding roundabouts at Exit 30 of I-77, widening US 21 in Cornelius and Huntersville, widening West Catawba Avenue from N.C. 73 to Jetton Road, multiple projects to widen NC 73 and extending Northcross Drive.

Union County: $150.7M programmed for 12 projects, including widening of Idlewild Road from I-485 to Stevens Mill Road in Stallings, multiple projects to improve U.S. 74 and its interchanges, and the widening of Old Monroe Road

Non-highway projects: $25.5M programmed for 23 projects, including Little Sugar Creek Greenway Extension, Sam Newell Road Multi-Use Path, and Weddington Road sidewalk
Please note that these figures include bonus allocation projects and transition projects. All these projects and data come from CRTPO’s draft state transportation improvement plan, posted on its website: http://www.crtpo.org/plans-programs/transporation-improvement-program

We held a public hearing on the text amendment to Section 6 of the Davidson Planning Ordinance (Subdivision & Infrastructure Standards) regarding street maintenance and greenway acceptance requirements. This text amendment will provide a clear process and standards concerning the requirements of street and greenway conveyance. The board of commissioners voted to accept this text amendment.

All items on the consent agenda were approved including minutes from past meetings, tax collector settlements and Order of Collections for the 2015 tax year for Iredell and Mecklenburg Counties, tax levy adjustments, the county’s Abersham/Allison/Fisher Farm Master Plan, a resolution supporting Safe Routes to Schools Programming, a resolution accepting street maintenance in the Davidson Pointe neighborhood, and a resolution supporting redistricting reform.

Under New Business, the mayor and board of commissioners authorized the town manager to engage in a lease with Summit Coffee to create a stage in memory of Stephen Mills. 

Under Old Business, the board of commissioners voted to approve a change to Section 5 of the affordable housing portion of the Davidson Planning Ordinance to permit a payment in lieu of providing affordable housing units for all affordable housing types. Commissioner Graham was recused from the vote.

The board of commissioners voted to approve the conditional rezoning for the Narrow Passage development in the rural planning area.

The mayor and board of commissioners moved the discussion of the advisory board recruitment process to the August 25 work session. They set October 9, November 6, and January 13-15 for the mayor, commissioners and town staff to discuss goals, the comprehensive plan, and the capital improvement plan.

Rusty Knox


Please join us for the next Concert on the Green featuring Rusty Knox on Sunday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Gethsemane Baptist Church will host a free community event on Saturday, August 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. called “Back-to-School Breakout.” Students can register for free school supplies on the church’s website. 
Our next meetings are August 25 (pre-meeting at 4:00 p.m. and work session at 6:00 p.m.).

Town of Davidson offices will close on September 7 for Labor Day.

We have a public information session at Roosevelt Wilson Park on Saturday, September 12 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Citizens can learn about the improvements we’ve already made and plans for future improvements, and provide  input on a new play feature for the park.

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