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The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, June 23, to consider an agenda that includes the following highlights. View the complete agenda and video at https://bit.ly/2A6rgsR
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Honoring the Sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth AmendmentThe Council approved the special resolution that recognizes that the year 2020 is the 150th anniversary of the ratification and adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment and is also an election year. The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." The Council encourages all residents to vote and to support and engage in efforts to protect voting rights and ensure fair elections, such as the local and statewide work of Democracy NC, You Can Vote, and Activate! IFC.
Proclamations from Mayor Lydia Lavelle: Recreation and Parks Month and Pollinator Week
Historic Rogers Road Mixed-Use Zoning DistrictThe Council scheduled a public hearing for Sept 22 to consider an ordinance amending the Carrboro Land Use Ordinance to establish the Historic Rogers Road Mixed Use District and Associated Development Standards.
Federal CARES Act funding allocation and Amendment to the FY2019-20 Adopted BudgetThe Council amended the budget ordinance due to the receipt of federal funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These funds are appropriated for eligible COVID-19 related expenditures
East Main Street RestripingThe Council accepted a report from the NC Department of Transportation and expressed its interest in the project proceeding in conjunction with resurfacing scheduled in summer 2021.
Black Lives Matter Mural PaintingThe Council endorsed a resident’s concept to paint a Black Lives Matter mural on public property. Sekou Keita, an African American filmmaker and professional photographer, spoke to Council about his vision to create the mural as a community project. Staff were asked to return with a plan for Council consideration to move the project forward.
Continuation of Public Hearing on Land Use Ordinance and Town Code Amendments to Establish Regulations for Small and Micro-Wireless Facilities The Council adopted amendments to the Land Use Ordinance and Town Code to conform to state legislation relating to wireless infrastructure for 5G technology.
Update from Chief Schmidt on COVID-19 The Council received an update on the COVID-19 response in Orange County. Access the latest reports from the Orange County Health Department at https://www.orangecountync.gov/2332/Coronavirus-COVID-19
Update on the Reboot of the 203 South Greensboro Project The Council received an update on the design contract and anticipated scheduled for the 203 South Greensboro Project. Find project background at http://townofcarrboro.org/1151/The-203-Project
Coming Up: The Council has committed to meeting in the summer on July 14, possibly on July 28, and on Aug. 18 to discuss COVID-19 related community needs and issues. Meeting agendas are posted here https://carrboro.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx