Board of Aldermen Meeting Summary
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Following is a brief summary of noteworthy actions. It does not include all actions taken at the meeting and should not be viewed as official minutes. Meeting Materials for this meeting, and previous meetings, are available on the Town of Carrboro website.
Charge Issued to Affordable Housing Advisory Commission Member
The Town Clerk issued a charge to Terri Bucker.
Resolution in Support of State and National Goal of 100% Clean Energy by 2050
The Board of Aldermen approved a resolution encouraging that the state of North Carolina and the United States shall establish a transition from fossil fuels to 100% clean, renewable energy for all energy sectors by 2050 or sooner to avoid climate catastrophe, promote job creation and economic growth and to protect the Earth for current and future generations.
Fire Prevention Awareness Week
Mayor Lavelle proclaimed the week of October 8th-14th as “Fire Prevention Week.” Fire Chief Susanna Williams stated that every home should have working smoke alarms on every level, inside of each bedroom, and outside of each sleeping area.
Make sure to check your smoke detectors monthly by pushing the test button (use a broom handle if you can’t reach) and replace batteries twice per year (perhaps when you change your clocks for Daylight Savings Time). Smoke alarms wear out over time and should be replaced every ten years. For more information, please contact the Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department at 919-918-7347 or visit their fire prevention and public education webpage.
Appointment to the Board of Adjustment
The Board of Aldermen appointed Brian Hageman to the Board of Adjustment for a term to expire 2/2021.
Update on Transportation Projects
The Board of Aldermen received an update on various transportation projects throughout town. Check out the status of the projects with this comprehensive summary!
Continued Public Hearing on 203 S. Greensboro (Library Project)
The Board of Aldermen received a report from architect Jim Spencer regarding the design options. The concepts continue to seek to provide for possible co-location of principle uses, including Town offices, contemplated Orange County Southern Branch Library and additional supplemental and related potential uses (e.g. the ArtsCenter, Virtual Justice Center, an initiative of North Carolina Central University School of Law, a seed library, WCOM radio, and a teen center).
Town staff continue to explore temporary (i.e. during construction) parking areas and possible alternative locations for permanent parking demand generated by the 203 S. Greensboro project and will update as information is available.
The Board of Aldermen is expected to review the library development agreement with Orange County on October 17th. That meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the public is encouraged to attend.