Town Manager Jamie Justice

Manager’s Report: April 23, 2019

All supporting documents for the April 23, 2019 board of commissioners meeting are available here:

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April is for Arts

April is for Arts

This coming weekend, April 26-28, the Town of Davidson will kick off April is for Arts on Friday night with the Gallery Crawl from 6:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.  The Art on the Green Festival will take place Saturday from 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Community Dinner
The Mayor and Board will host a Community Dinner at Roosevelt Wilson Park on Saturday, April 27.  The picnic event begins at 6:00 p.m. and the town will provide the main dish, paper products, water and tea.  If you plan to attend, please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  During the event, attendees can give input on the proposed sculptural sensory garden at Roosevelt Wilson Park which is the next public art project in Davidson.
Concerts on the Green
Sunday April 28 at 6:00 p.m. is the start of the 2019 Concert on the Green series featuring the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble! The 2019 schedule is available at www.concertsonthegreen.com 
Additional details on all the weekend activities can be found on the town’s website.

Quarterly Q&A
As a reminder, the Mayor and Board of Commissioners will host a Quarterly Q&A Session on Monday, April 29th at 9:00 am in the Board Room of Town Hall.

Town Day
Join us for Town Day from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 on the town green. We encourage all citizens to walk or ride a bike to the green for the start of Bike Month!  Town Day Activities include a cake walk, yard games, face painting, a pinewood derby, music, entertainment, food, and many booths featuring Davidson organizations.  We hope to see you there!
Bike Month
May is Bike Month! Activities include Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 8, the Lake Norman Bike Expo and Community Ride on Saturday, May 11, Bike to Work Week May 13 – 17, and the Tour de Trees Event on Saturday, May 18th.  All details are on our website at http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/860/National-Bike-Month.

Potts Development Project Update
Crescent Acquisitions, LLC, the developer of the proposed Potts Development project, filed a lawsuit against the Town of Davidson regarding the permit for the project.  As the town argued to the court, it does not believe that the circumstances warrant the continuation of the permitting process.  However, the court has ordered planning staff to complete the review and issue a decision on the permit. 

Therefore, as required by the court, there will be a public input session set for May 2, 2019 from 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. at town hall.  This is an opportunity for citizens to express their opinions directly to the developer regarding this project.  This project will also be on the planning board’s agenda for the April 29 meeting for review and comment and citizens are welcome to attend. 

The town will update the citizens, to the extent possible, as the permitting process and the lawsuit move forward.  

For more information on the project, visit http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/1112/Potts-Development.

Hurt Hub at Davidson Preservation NC Award

Hurt Hub at Davidson College Recognition
Mayor Knox and Commissioner Rierson Michael recognized the Hurt Hub at Davidson College for receiving the 2018 Gertrude A. Carraway Award of Merit from Preservation North Carolina. Named in honor of the late Dr. Gertrude S. Carraway, a noted New Bern historian and preservationist, the award has been presented since 1974 and a maximum of twelve awards are given each year. Hurt Hub General Manager Julie Goff and David Holthouser from Davidson College were present at the April 23 board meeting to receiving the award.

The Awards of Merit give deserved recognition to individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a genuine commitment to historic preservation through extraordinary leadership, research, philanthropy, promotion, and/or significant participation in preservation. 

Small Business Week 2019

Small Business Week 2019

During the April 23 board of commissioners meeting, Mayor Knox read a proclamation for Small Business Week 2019. Jim Vogel and Tricia Sisson from Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce were present to receive the proclamation.

We encourage everyone to shop local, buy local and support small businesses the week of May 5-11, 2019!

Civics 101 Graduates Recognized

The citizens that completed this year’s Civics 101 were recognized by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners for participating in the town’s annual civic education and citizen engagement program.  

Civics 101 is a ten-week citizens' academy designed to educate, inform, and entertain residents interested in learning more about our municipal government.  The class runs annually February through April.This program is free for citizens and is offered each year by the town. 

For citizens that have not taken the program, be on the lookout for registration information for next year’s program in early 2020.  To learn more about Civics 101, go to http://www.townofdavidson.org/235/Civics-101.

Civics 101 Class - Spring 2019

Three people spoke during the public comment period.

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:  

  • Meeting Minutes from March 12 work session, March 14-15 strategic retreat, March 18 special meeting, and March 26 regular meeting
  • Interlocal Agreement for Lake Norman Transportation Commission
  • Direct the Clerk to Investigate a Voluntary Contiguous Annexation Petition of Mayes Hall - Resolution 2019-17
  • Direct the Clerk to Investigate a Voluntary Contiguous Annexation Petition of Lake Cornelius Residential - Resolution 2019-18
  • Amend the meeting schedule by adding a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Board Room
Items for old business typically have been previously presented and are for discussion and possible action. 

Resolution for NC DOT Project U-5873 (Hwy 115/Davidson St/Potts St Roundabout in Cornelius)
The board reviewed the draft resolution to provide feedback to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) regarding Project U-5873, the proposed roundabout on Highway 115 (Main Street) at the intersection of Davidson Street and Potts Street in the Town of Cornelius.  The proposed intersection improvements would also partially re-align highway 115 at the south entrance to the Town of Davidson and add a sidewalk under the railroad trestle into Davidson. The board provided additional edits and approved Resolution 2019-19.  

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