A summary of the May 24 work session (6:00 p.m.):
The mayor read a proclamation naming June 4 “Tourette Syndrome Awareness Day.”
Commissioner Stacey Anderson
gave an update on the Arts & Science Council (ASC)
.Commissioner Beth Cashion: Visit Lake Norman (VLN)
manages many events that bring people to the area, which benefits us in the form of room occupancy, restaurant visits, etc. Please visit www.visitlakenorman.org
for the extensive list of events in our area. They are holding a photography contest; please consider entering: http://www.visitlakenorman.org/media/capture-lake-norman/. The new beach
at Ramsey Creek Park will be open Memorial Day weekend.Commissioner Jim Fuller:
The Ada Jenkins Center
is still in the process of fund raising for their capital campaign. He encourages everyone to visit their website at http://www.adajenkins.org/
. Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce:
Please consider attending the programs they offer, including Focus Friday. They are hosting their Business Expo on June 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Davidson College’s Belk Arena.Commissioner Rodney Graham
gave an update on the Lake Norman Regional Economic Development Corporation
.Commissioner Brian Jenest: Lake Norman Transportation Commission (LNTC):
They had a meeting May 18 with John Lewis, the CEO of the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). There will be a study done to examine alternatives to the Red Line, including increasing bus service. Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO):
Discussed the 2045 Metropolitan Transit Organization plan that will be adopted in April 2018.Mayor John Woods:
He and Commissioner Jenest went with the Charlotte Center City Partners to Denver, CO to review Denver’s Union Station as a model for the new gateway station in Charlotte. It is a very appealing example of what we could build in Charlotte.
Davidson Police Lt. Steve Ingram and Public Information Officer Cristina Shaul gave a presentation on the police department’s efforts to enhance pedestrian safety
in town and their plans to educate citizens.
Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming discussed the latest scenarios for the catalyst study
. All documents are at www.townofdavidson.org/catalyst. We will be hosting another round of roundtable discussions to request public input on the current scenarios at Davidson Town Hall on the following dates:
• Thursday, June 2 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
• Friday, June 3 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
• Thursday, June 9 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
We encourage you to register at www.townofdavidson.org/catalyst to participate.