Three 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 July 1 virtual special meeting, July 14 virtual work session, and July 28 virtual regular meeting
- FY2020 Tax Collector's Settlement Statement for Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties
- FY2021 "Order of Collection" for Mecklenburg and Iredell Tax Collectors
Items for old business typically have been previously presented and are for discussion and possible action.
Annual Sidewalk Project
The FY2021 Budget allocates $130,000 for new sidewalk projects. Project Manager Doug Wright presented three options for the board to consider based on recommendations from the mobility plan and the mobility subcommittee. The board of commissioners unanimously approved moving forward with the engineering for sidewalk on the northside of Beaty Street, from the entrance of Oakhill Apartments to Shearer Street and possibly to north Main Street. Staff will begin preliminary engineering, refine the budget and timeline, and provide an update to the board on or before January 12, 2021.
Amendments to Town of Davidson Surface Water Control Ordinance
Project Manager Doug Wright reviewed with the board the proposed amendments to the Surface Water Control Ordinance. The board of commissioners unanimously approved Ordinance 2020-03 amending Chapter 30 of the Town of Davidson Municipal Code by adding language to Sections 30-173 and 30-174, banning the use of pavement sealants containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Additional communication from the town will be shared with residents and businesses including details on the new restrictions and how to help protect the environment.
2020-2021 Strategic Plan
The board of commissioners unanimously adopted the 2020-2021 Strategic Plan. Click here to read more about the strategic goals and objectives supporting the long-term vision of the town.
NC Historical Marker Program Update
At the August 11 virtual work session, the board heard from representatives of the NC Historical Marker Program with a history of the program, criteria for historical markers, and requests for changes or corrections to historical markers. One of the three markers in town notes the gravesite of D.H. Hill. On Tuesday, I shared with the board that staff recently learned that there is a marker in Charlotte that also includes information about D.H. Hill. The board of commissioners approved directing the mayor to send a letter to the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Advisory Committee requesting reconciliation of the double marking of D.H. Hill.