FY22 Budget and Capital Improvement Plan Presentation
Finance Director Piet Swart, Assistant Town Manager Karen Whichard and I presented the Manager’s Recommended FY2022 budget for review by the board of commissioners. The total proposed general fund budget is $13.51 million, a 5.6% increase from last year. Other recommended items include a stable tax rate of $.29 per $100 valuation, no stormwater or solid waste fee increases, steps to recover from COVID-19, prioritization of 2020-21 Strategic Plan goal areas, maintaining community services, and careful utilization of American Rescue Plan Dollars forthcoming to the town.
A virtual public hearing is scheduled for May 25, 2021, and final approval is scheduled for June 8, 2021. All budget documents are available on our website at http://www.townofdavidson.org/budget.
Linden Mills Property, LLC donation of land to the Town of Davidson
Linden Mills, LLC wishes to donate land to assist the town in the establishment and maintenance of roads and to correct lot lines as allowed by law. Click here to view the survey map. The board directed staff to research the indemnification concept for this donation and will consider approval of the donation at the May 25 meeting.
Downtown Gathering Space Phase II Update
Project Manager Doug Wright and Stantec Senior Principal Craig Lewis presented the proposed Phase II update to the Downtown Gathering Space. This project includes improvements to the downtown area behind Summit Coffee and The Pickled Peach. Phase I of the project was completed in April and Phase II proposes the addition of a pergola and landscaping. Click here to view the presentation.
The board provided feedback on the conceptual design and will consider approval of funding Phase II at the May 25 meeting. The board also directed staff to proceed with design for Phase III of the project for discussion at a future meeting.