Town Council Update
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The Town Council will meet next for a Work Session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2023. The agenda is available at https://bit.ly/3NQq8wM and at https://carrboro.legistar.com/ The work session will focus on initiatives that will impact the FY24 Budget if approved for funding. The Council gathers for work sessions the second Tuesdays of most months. Public comment is generally not accepted during work sessions.
This meeting will be held at Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. Members of the public are welcome to attend in person or can view the livestream at https://carrboro.legistar.com/ OR https://YouTube.com/CarrboroNC OR Cable TV 18 (in Carrboro).
To download a copy of the full meeting calendar visit https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12313
The Carrboro Town Council met Tuesday, May 2, 2023, for a Council Meeting and took the following actions on the agenda posted at https://bit.ly/44JMG8s
- Recognized a Small Business Week Proclamation.
- Set a public hearing for June 6 to consider a Text Amendment to the Land Use Ordinance to establish a complete streets policy.
- Received an update on the development of the 2026-2035 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), the prioritization schedule and the proposed list of Town projects for consideration.
- Authorized Town staff to submit a request for an amendment to NCDOT’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to allocate local discretionary funds to Phase 1 of the Morgan Creek Greenway.
- Approved recommended funding for two nonprofit applications to the Affordable Housing Special Revenue Fund. The agreements were authorized for EmPOWERment in the amount of $64,020 and to Rebuilding Together of the Triangle for $9,200.
- Approved the HOME Investment Partnership Program’s Annual Plan activities for FY 2023-2024.
- Accepted a $5,000 contribution made to the Town by Carol Woods Retirement Community to support the Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Resources Department’s Active Life Programs.
- Appointed a representative Courtnei McWilliams from the Economic Sustainability Commission (ESC) to serve as a voting liaison member of the Racial Equity Commission.
- Received the 2022 Annual Report from Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness (OCPEH).
- Updated the 2023 Carrboro Brand Guidelines to include new Carrboro brands for seasonal observances that will be used in marketing, email signatures and Downtown banners.
- Made appointments to the Carrboro Tourism Development Authority Marlin Fludd and Bridget Pemberton-Smith and selected a chairperson Marlin Fludd.
The Town Council, which is the legislative and policy-making body for Carrboro, comprises Mayor Damon Seils, Mayor Pro Tempore Susan Romaine, Council Member Barbara Foushee, Council Member Randee Haven-O’Donnell, Council Member Danny Nowell, Council Member Eliazar Posada, and Council Member Sammy Slade. More information is available at https://www.carrboronc.gov/248/Town-Council