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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Town Council Update

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Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community.  Reach the Town Council with your ideas, views and questions at council@townofcarrboro.org

Coming Up
The Town Council will meet virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, to consider an agenda https://bit.ly/39viFPd  that will be posted at carrboro.legistar.com   

To view, livestream at carrboro.legistar.com OR YouTube.com/CarrboroNC OR Cable TV 18 (in Carrboro). To speak at the meeting email publiccomment@townofcarrboro.org

Past Meeting 
The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, Jan. 26, and took the following actions: 

  • Proclamation Honoring Retiring Police Chief Walter Horton: The Council offered thanks and appreciation to Chief Horton for his 27-year career with the Town of Carrboro; for the leadership, service, and protection the Town has received from him during this time; and best wishes for many years of joy in retirement. View at http://townofcarrboro.org/1154/Mayor-Lavelles-Town-Proclamations 
  • A Request to Amend the Unpaved Roads Upgrades Capital Improvement Project Ordinance: The Council authorized the use of additional funds for the Roberts Street Improvement Project.
  • CDBG-CV Grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce: The Council authorized the Town Manager to accept the award of a Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus from the North Carolina Department of Commerce. The grant of $900,000 will fund the Emergency Housing Assistance Program, allowing the Town to continue to respond effectively to meet critical needs of Carrboro families.. Learn more at http://townofcarrboro.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1552 
  • Affordable Housing Advisory Commission Funding Recommendations: The Council approved recommended funding for a nonprofit affordable housing application to the Affordable Housing Special Revenue Fund. The amount of $40,500 was approved for the Alliance for AIDS Services – Carolina. The funds will support the rehabilitation of the Orange Community Residence (OCR) house, which has been vacant since 2016 and is located at 1700 N Greensboro St. The grant will support seven single-resident units of permanent supportive housing, an intervention which provides housing with case management and supportive services for people with disabilities and who may experience chronic homelessness.
  • Affordable Housing Update: The Council received an update on the Town’s affordable housing activities.
  • East Main Street Restriping Project: The Council received an update on the pavement marking plans and approved an increase to the existing contract for signal changes.
  • Presentation of Orange County Food Council Report: The Council received a presentation on the activities of the Orange County Food Council’s activities. 
  • Information on Text Amendments: The Council received information on a series of amendments to the Land Use Ordinance to conform with new G.S. Chapter 160D regulations. 
  • Remote Legislative Delegation Meeting and Adoption of Legislative Priorities: The Town Council discussed their interest in scheduling a virtual legislative delegation meeting and adopted legislative priorities for the upcoming session of the NC General Assembly.
  • Public Hearings: The Council set public hearing dates for Feb. 23. 

About the Town Council 

The Town Council is the legislative and policy-making body for Carrboro, consisting of seven elected members: Mayor Lydia Lavelle, Mayor Pro Tempore Barbara Foushee, Council Member Jacquelyn Gist, Council Member Randee Haven-O’Donnell, Council Member Susan Romaine, Council Member Damon Seils, and Council Member Sammy Slade. More information is available at http://townofcarrboro.org/248/Town-Council

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