Town Manager Jamie Justice

Manager’s Report: September 10, 2019

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Mayor Knox and members of the Alexandriana Chapter of the DAR
Mayor Knox and members of the Alexandriana Chapter of the DAR

Constitution Week – 2019 Mayor Knox read a proclamation for Constitution Week, September 17-23, 2019, and recognized members of the Alexandriana Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  

Jack Burney Community Service Award Committee Accepting Nominations
We are now accepting nominations for the Jack Burney Community Service Award. The award honors G. Jackson Burney and those who improve the Davidson community through unselfish service over a lifetime.  More information is available on our website at  http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/234/Jack-Burney-Community-Service-Award.  Nomination forms are available online and at Davidson Town Hall through Friday, October 4.

Applications Now Available for Town Advisory Boards Applications
Are you interested in getting involved in shaping Davidson’s future?  The Town of Davidson is now accepting applications for 2019 appointments to its advisory boards. Consider serving on the following: Design Review Board, Planning Board, Livability Board, and the Davidson Public Art Commission. New members will serve a three-year term from January 2020 to December 2022.  Additional information and the application is available at http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/72/Boards-Commissions. All applications are due by Monday, September 30.

14th Annual Run for Green
Saturday, September 14 will be the 14th Annual Run for Green.  The event begins at 7:30 a.m. on South Street. For more information on routes and event schedule, visit https://davidsonlands.org

Davidson College Symphony
Davidson College Symphony

Concerts on the Green

The last performance of the 2019 Concerts on the Green features the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra & Jazz Ensemble this Sunday, September 15 at 6:00 p.m.
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Davidson College Jazz Ensemble
Davidson College Jazz Ensemble

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

Targeted Conditional Zoning Growth Management Tool Update
The board of commissioners directed staff to further explore a targeted conditional zoning approach to better manage the pace of development. Planning Director Jason Burdette and the board discussed various strategies and the pros and cons to developing targeted conditional zoning mechanisms. 

Davidson Bay Phase II Master Plan Amendment Update
Planning Director Jason Burdette presented an update regarding Hopper Communities request to reduce the overall dwelling unit count and commercial square footage at Davidson Bay Phase II (Envelopes A, B, and C).  Next steps include review and comment by the Planning Board before it returns to the board of commissioners for final approval.  Additional information on the project is available on the town’s website at http://townofdavidson.org/550/Davidson-Bay-Phase-II.

Water/Sewer Extension Request for Hoke Townhomes
The developer of the former Hoke Lumber parcel on Jetton Street requests that water and sewer extensions be granted to allow for construction of +/-81 townhomes. The parcels currently include a former light industrial site and single-family homes.  The board of commissioners discussed the project with the developer and suspended the rules of procedure to allow for public comment from three residents in attendance at the meeting.  Citizens wishing to comment on the water and sewer extension request may do so at the public comment period at the September 24 meeting. The board provided additional feedback to the developer and will consider approval of the water/sewer extension request at the September 24 meeting. 

Affordable Housing Plan for the Village at South Main
Town Attorney/Affordable Housing Manager Cindy Reid and the Village at South Main developer discussed a proposed plan for three (3) affordable housing units and public input received via Speak Up (formerly Open Town Hall). The three homes would be deed restricted and available to households earning up to 80% of the AMI.  The board will consider approval of the plan at the September 24 meeting.

Dispatch/9-1-1 Service Update 
Questions have been raised by residents about 9-1-1 services for the Town of Davidson and the answering point at Charlotte/Mecklenburg Emergency Communications.  Police Chief Penny Dunn presented general information on the workings of 9-1-1 and potential technology issues from the call origination site. Over 75% of all 9-1-1 calls received in North Carolina are wireless calls.  Cell phone towers may route a 9-1-1 call to another emergency communications center (PSAP) depending on the physical location. Chief Dunn recommends that when you dial 9-1-1, be sure to report that you are calling from “The Town of Davidson”.  Additional information is available on the town’s website under the Police Department page.

Public Facilities Communications Plan Update
Communications Director Amanda Preston presented the proposed plan and timeline regarding the General Obligation (G.O.) Bond for Public Facilities referendum coming up on November 5, 2019.  The plan indicates the methods and timeline for information sharing, as well as recommendations for how the board of commissioners can be actively engaged with the process. For more information on the Public Facilities project, visit http://townofdavidson.org/1081/Public-Facilities

251 Street Parcel
251 Street Parcel

Updated 251 South Street Steering CommitteeOn August 27, 2019, the board of commissioners approved a resolution authorizing the 251 South Street Steering Committee to begin the conceptual plan process for Phase II of the site. Most members of the existing steering committee are interested and able in continuing with Phase II; however, there is a need for a few additional appointments.

Commissioners Campbell and Rierson Michael reviewed applications of individuals who previously applied and remain interested in serving. The board approved the appointment of six new members.  The initial meeting for Phase II of the 251 Steering Committee is scheduled for Thursday, September 19.

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