Davidson Mobility Plan
Senior Planner Travis Johnson presented an overview of the proposed Davidson Mobility Plan, a local comprehensive transportation plan that provides a town-wide vision and coordinated recommendations for multi-modal travel and access within and through town. The Mobility Plan is a culmination of 18 months of public engagement and feedback.
After a brief discussion, the board approved the Mobility Plan with some changes as noted and contingent upon discussing the plan after the board’s planned mini-retreat this fall. To learn more about the Davidson Mobility Plan, visit http://www.davidsonmobilityplan.com/.
Public Facilities Debt Payment Plan
Assistant Town Manager Karen Whichard presented information related to the staff funding recommendation for the $14.0 million in general obligation bonds required to renovate the current town hall for public safety purposes and the renovation of the property at 251 South Street as a town community center. The board discussed two different options to share with the community during the information sharing campaign planned for the lead-up to the bond referendum.
The board approved the Public Facilities Debt Payment plan to communicate to citizens that the projected property tax rate increase is 2 pennies however, if the Continuum sale proceeds as planned, the town could dedicate the $1 million annual contribution for Continuum to public facilities debt service resulting in no increase to the tax rate.
251 South Street Steering Committee Phase II Charge
This past spring, the board of commissions engaged a group of citizens to provide recommendations for the building at 251 South Street as part of the public facilities project. At that time, the board adopted a scope of work and charge for the citizen-led steering committee, which included a future Phase II site plan conceptual design.
The board approved Resolution 2019-39 with an updated charge for Phase II, which asks the citizen steering committee to investigate various public service elements that are aligned with the board adopted strategic plan with amenities appropriate for the site.