Approval of Budget Amendment 2020-20 for Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons (RRFB) Pedestrian Safety Project
Project Manager Doug Wright gave an update on the installation of pedestrian safety signals (RRFBs) for six (6) intersections, three (3) town-maintained and three (3) state maintained. The intersections include Main St. & Walnut St., Concord & Faculty Dr., Concord Rd. & Thompson St., Griffith St. & Jackson St., Griffith St. & Watson St., and Beaty St. & Delburg St. The town received a $100,000 grant from the NCDOT to install RRFBs on NCDOT-maintained roads and the board approved a budget amendment of $160,000 to proceed with additional engineering and bid the work out in June. Anticipated completion of the project would be in September.
Approval of Budget Amendment 2020-21 for Kincaid Trail Extension Engineering Funds Project Manager Doug Wright gave an update on the Kincaid Trail Extension, a planned greenway section designed to link South Main Street to the existing greenway entrance on South Street. The town received an NCDOT grant requiring a 20% local match. The town has allocated $24,386 to the project and the board approved a budget amendment of $97,545 to recognize the NCDOT grant. The town has selected Dewberry as the design engineering firm for the project.
335 Sloan Street Agreement with Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region
Project Manager Doug Wright and Town Attorney/Affordable Housing Manager Cindy Reid discussed with the board a proposed agreement between the town and Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region. A planned roundabout at the intersection of Griffith Street, Beaty Street, and Sloan Street will have an adverse impact on a historic house located at 335 Sloan Street, which is currently owned by the town. The roundabout project receives state funding, subject to approval by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). SHPO has approved a plan to move the house from 335 Sloan Street to a town-owned parcel at 215 Crane Street, and renovate the house as an affordable property. The renovations are more extensive than typical town residential projects, and the town has engaged staff from Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region to manage the renovations. The board will consider approval of the agreement between the town and Habitat for Humanity at the May 26 board meeting.
Upcoming Board Agenda Items
The board reviewed items for the May 26 virtual meeting, which will include the public hearing for the FY21 Budget. Click here to learn how to participate in the virtual public hearing.
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