Six people submitted comments for the public comment period.
Consent items are typically 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 from June 9 virtual work session and June 23 virtual regular meeting
- Budget Amendment 2021-02 and Budget Amendment 2021-03 related to down payment assistance funding
Items for old business typically have been previously presented and are for discussion and possible action.
Affordable Housing Update
Affordable Housing Manager/Town Attorney Cindy Reid discussed with the board options for four homes owned by the Town of Davidson. The board directed staff to continue discussions with the Ada Jenkins Center Hope to Home Program, explore options for renting versus sale of the homes, and to complete renovations for the house at 145 Mock Road with payment in lieu funds. Staff will also proceed with transitioning the current affordable housing committee to a standing appointed citizen board beginning with the annual cycle that starts this fall and also consider broadening the scope of this board to include equity and inclusion.
335 Sloan Street Agreement with Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region
Project Manager Doug Wright reviewed an agreement between the Town of Davidson and Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region regarding a historic house located at 335 Sloan Street. Due to a planned roundabout at the intersection of Griffith Street/Beaty Street/Sloan Street, the historic home will be moved to a town owned parcel on Crane Street. The board approved the agreement that states the town is responsible for moving the house then town would convey it to Habitat for Humanity to renovate the house according to State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) guidelines, and find a buyer to occupy the house.