Town Manager Jamie Justice

Manager’s Report: June 11, 2019

All supporting documents for the June 11, 2019 board of commissioners meeting are available here:

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Concerts on the Green

Due to the weather this past weekend, Band of Oz was rescheduled from Sunday, June 9 to this Sunday, June 16.  The music starts at 6:00pm and more information is online at www.concertsonthegreen.com 

Cone with a Cop
Officer Better speaking to children at Cone with a Cop

Cone with a Cop
Join the Davidson Police Department for “Cone with a Cop” 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. 

Dog Walker Watch
The Police Department is also starting a new program for residents called Dog Walker Watch. Dog Walker Watch (https://natw.org/dog-walker-watch/) encourages neighbors to assist local law enforcement by acting as extra eyes and ears while out walking their dogs. The program enhances the partnership between police and the community while providing resources for neighbors to be more aware of their surroundings and how to effectively observe and report suspicious activity.

The first training session of the Dog Walker Watch will be held on Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Board Room. It is open to the first twenty-five (25) Davidson residents who register.  Please email Officer Kanita Boone at kboone@townofdavidson.org with your name, contact number, neighborhood, and address. 

4th of July
On July 4th, the Town of Davidson will celebrate Independence Day! Please join us at 251 South Street at 5:15 p.m. to walk down to the town green to for the concert, featuring the Da Throwback Band. The concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. Show your patriotic spirit by decorating your bike, scooter, and wagon in red, white and blue! We hope you’ll join us!

Mayor Knox read a proclamation for Pride Month 2019.

Dawn Blobaum

Dawn Blobaum retires from the Town of Davidson
During the June 11th board meeting, I recognized Special Projects Manager Dawn Blobaum. After 20 years of service with the Town of Davidson, Dawn is retiring this month.  As the former Assistant Town Manager, we commend Dawn for all she has done for the Davidson community and thank her for years of service.  

DISCUSSION (Items for discussion are typically when the board will engage on a topic and no vote is planned.)

Lake Forest Church Pre-Development Consultation
Lake Forest Church proposes a Conditional Planning Area Map Amendment for +/- 3.9 acres currently zoned Village Edge and Village Infill Planning Areas (Parcel IDs: 00324111, 00324107, & 00324170). The Davidson Planning Ordinance (DPO) allows the Conditional Planning Area as an option for developers/property owners to ask for exceptions from the ordinance in a manner that is mutually agreeable to the developer and the Town of Davidson. The applicant received feedback from the board and will continue through the application process. 

Davidson Planning Ordinance Section 9 Updates: Tree Ordinance Draft Text Amendments
Planning Director Jason Burdette, Senior Planner Trey Akers, and Planning Board Ordinance Committee Members Dave Cable and Ellen Donaldson presented the draft text amendments to Davidson Planning Ordinance Section 9: Trees. The discussion included completed sections, a comparison of the current ordinance and proposed ordinance, remaining work, and next steps.  The board will be presented with another update during the July 9 work session.

Affordable Housing Recommendation for Summers Walk
Affordable Housing Manager/Town Attorney Cindy Reid and Matt Gallagher with Blue Heel Development presented a proposed affordable housing recommendation for Summers Walk Phase 6. Currently builders and developers have the option to pay a fee in lieu of building the Affordable Housing units. The Davidson Board of Commissioners, Planning Board, Affordable Housing Steering Committee, and numerous citizens have indicated a strong preference for homes being built rather than a payment in lieu. Blue Heel Development’s proposal is to build 3 homes, exactly like the market rate version, to sell at a discounted rate to income qualified households. The homes will be added to Davidson Housing Coalition’s land trust in partnership with the Town of Davidson.  The board approved the plan as presented.

Public Facilities Project Concept and GO Bond Referendum
Special Projects Manager Dawn Blobaum, Brent Green of Creech and Associates, Andy Aldridge of Edifice, Inc and Steve Blashfield of Glavé & Holmes Architecture presented an updated conceptual design and preliminary pricing of Phase I and II of the public facilities project.  After discussing the proposed options, the board voted to approve the concept of Option C for public facilities as discussed and to initiate the GO Bond referendum process at $14 million.
I-77 Peak-Period Shoulder Lanes (PPSL)
The board discussed the proposed I-77 Peak-Period Shoulder Lanes plan, funding, and schedule for Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) coordination. The proposed plan includes usage of the outside shoulder lanes during peak travel periods.  This project has also been recommended by the I-77 Local Advisory Group that has been convened of municipal representatives along the corridor by NCDOT to recommend improvements to the I-77 Express Lanes project.  At the June 25 meeting, the board will consider directing Commissioner Campbell to vote in support of the I-77 Peak Period Shoulder Lanes at the July CRTPO meeting.  

FY2019-2020 Budget Ordinance and Fee Schedule
Finance Director Piet Swart and I discussed the proposed FY2020 budget with the board.  The FY2020 Budget was approved for $12.7 million in revenues and expenditures. The tax rate is set at $0.29 per $100 of assessed value which is almost 1 penny above revenue neutral and approximately 6 pennies below current rate.  The board also approved the FY20 Fee Schedule. 

Curious how your tax dollars are allocated?  Check out the Finance & Budget page on the town’s website for more information - http://townofdavidson.org/430/Finance-Budget

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