Town Manager Jamie Justice

Manager’s Report: May 28, 2019

All supporting documents for the May 28, 2019 board of commissioners meeting are available here:

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Community Members Invited to Quarterly Q&A on Thursday, June 6 

The Davidson Board of Commissioners invite all community members to attend a Quarterly Q&A Session on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Davidson Presbyterian Church, 116 Depot Street.  The group will meet in the Christian Education Building.
The informal meeting is an opportunity for attendees to hear updates on issues and projects and ask questions to the board of commissioners.    
We encourage all to attend.  For more information, please contact Town Clerk Betsy Shores at bshores@townofdavidson.org or 704-940-9614.

Special thanks to the volunteers that spent the afternoon of Sunday, May 19 placing flags on the graves of veterans in our three cemeteries.  Thank you to the veterans, Boy Scout Troop 58, Hough High School Junior ROTC, and community members that volunteered. We appreciate your help!

Memorial Day Flags 2019
Concerts on the Green

Concerts on the Green

We hope you will join us on Sunday, June 2 and Sunday, June 9 for Concerts on the Green next month.  The music starts at 6:00pm and more information is online at www.concertsonthegreen.com

Cone with a Cop
Mark your calendar for “Cone with a Cop” hosted by the Davidson Police Department on Saturday, June 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Whit’s Frozen Custard located at 428 S. Main Street to talk about safety. A complimentary frozen custard will be provided to elementary school aged children.

Hough High School 2018-2019 STEM Team
Photo Credit: W.A. Hough High School STEM Team

Hough High School STEM Team Recognition
Mayor Knox recognized the William A. Hough High School STEM Team for competing in the Ten80 Education’s National STEM League finals at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas in April. Iditarod Motorsports, the team's competition name, finished first place overall out of 30 total teams to become National Champions. The team also finished in the top 3 in most of the individual events including 1st place in marketing; 2nd place in race events, robotics, aerodynamics, and graphic design; and 3rd place in data driven design and community outreach.  Congratulations!

Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day Proclamation
Mayor Knox read a proclamation for Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day.  Jacob Ramsey a Youth Ambassador for the Tourette Association of America for 6 years and co-founder of Tic Talk Tour was at the meeting to accept the proclamation. 

National Public Works Week Proclamation

Mayor Knox read a proclamation for National Public Works Week 2019.  Mayor Knox recognized Public Works Director Doug Wright and his department for their substantial contributions to the health, safety, and quality of life for our town. 

National Public Works Week 2019

Five people spoke during the public comment period.

One person spoke during the public hearing.  Click here to review the FY2019-2020 Proposed Budget and Proposed Economic Development Expenditures. We encourage citizens to review the documents posted to www.townofdavidson.org/Budget and provide input by sending an email to budget@townofdavidson.org or by completing the Open Town Hall survey at www.townofdavidson.org/OpenTownHall.         

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 April 9 work session, April 11 Civics 101, April 23 regular meeting, and April 29 Quarterly Q&A
  • Amend Meeting Schedule to move the Quarterly Q&A Session from Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6 at 6:30pm. 
  • Resolution 2019-21 requesting the Town of Davidson to adopt the Sources of Strength Program in partnership with DavidsonLifeLine
  • Resolution 2019-22 Annexation: Lake Cornelius to Set the Public Hearing Date for the annexation request on June 25, 2019.
  • Budget Amendment 2019-31 for Solid Waste Expenditures
  • Approval of FY18-19 Audit Contract
  •  Resolution 2019-23 Requesting the North Carolina Department Transportation (NCDOT) to Relinquish Street Maintenance Responsibilities to the Town of Davidson for a Portion of Grey Road
  • Resolution 2019-24 Accepting Street Maintenance for streets in Bailey Springs
  • Resolution 2019-25 Exempt Lake Norman Fondo Cycling Event from Section 54-1 of the Municipal Code on August 18, 2019

Resolution 2019-26 to Exempt Davidson Lands Conservancy Run for Green from Section 54-1 of the Municipal Code on September 14, 2019
was approved by the board of commissioners.  This item was listed as a new business item in order to recuse Commissioner Rierson Michael from the vote.  Commissioner Rierson Michael is the Executive Director of Davidson Lands Conservancy.

The following water/sewer extension requests were pulled from the consent agenda for further discussion.  Under the town’s agreement with Charlotte Water, the town approves any water and sewer extension (extension of water and sewer lines to serve a property that is not a connection to existing lines adjacent to a property) to service a property.  Two requests for water/sewer extensions were discussed by the board of commissioners; the former Hoke Lumber site and Kistler Farms.

The developer of the former Hoke Lumber site requests that water and sewer extensions be granted to allow for construction of +/-81 townhomes. The parcels include a former light industrial site and single-family homes.

The developer for Kistler Farm requests that water and sewer extensions be granted to these parcels for the development of 15 single-family homes. The parcels included are predominately wooded.

The board denied the two requests citing lack of information.

Items for old business typically have been previously presented and are for discussion and possible action. 

Public Facilities Project Phase I and II Conceptual Design and Pricing
Special Projects Manager Dawn Blobaum, Michael Supino from Creech & Associates and Andy Aldridge from Edifice, Inc. presented conceptual design drawings and pricing information for the renovation of Public Facilities Phase I (251 South Street) and Phase II (existing Town Hall). The board of commissioners discussed the proposed pricing and requested staff to move forward with preparing the required documentation for the issuance of general obligation public facilities bonds for consideration at the June 11 board meeting.  
FY20 Proposed Budget

FY2019-2020 Proposed Budget
Finance Director Pieter Swart & I discussed the proposed FY2019-2020 budget with the board. The discussion included revenue neutral budget options, solid waste revenue, capital improvement projects, changes to the fee schedule, non-profit grant funds, and other town projects and staff changes.  The town board voted to instruct staff to prepare the draft ordinance with a $0.29 tax rate. On June 11, the board will consider approval of the Budget Ordinance.

We encourage citizens to review the documents posted to www.townofdavidson.org/Budget and provide input by sending an email to budget@townofdavidson.org or by completing the Open Town Hall survey at www.townofdavidson.org/OpenTownHall.

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