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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Town Council Update

Town Council Live Stream

Meeting agendas and updates are issued from the Town Clerk’s Office. To receive these by email or text, sign up for Carrboro Town News at townofcarrboro.org/signup 

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, June 15, to consider the agenda https://bit.ly/35da4xC 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, June 8, and took the following actions on the agenda posted at https://bit.ly/3wXwWgp

  • Recognition of Carrboro Civic Club: The Town Council recognized the Carrboro Civic Club for their contributions to the community and passed a resolution thanking them for the donation of the property at 108 Bim Street.
  • Consideration of Proposed Text Amendments to the Land Use Ordinance to Establish Requirements for EV Charging Stations: The Town Council approved amendments to the Land Use Ordinance covering new requirements for EV charging stations and EV capable infrastructure to the existing parking standards. 
  • Independent Audit Contract for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2021: The Council awarded contracts for the Town’s annual independent audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, and a Local Government Employees’ Retirement System (LGERS) Pension Attestation.
  • Public Hearing for Town Manager’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022: The Council received a presentation and received public input on the Town Manager’s Recommended Budget for FY 2021-22 which is posted at https://www.townofcarrboro.org/2548/Recommended-Annual-Operating-Budget-2021  
  • The budget is scheduled for adoption on June 22. 
  • The total budget recommended by the Town Manager is $71.6 million comprised of General Fund at $25 million, Special Revenue Fund at $3.3 million, Capital Fund at $41.9 million, Storm Water Utility Enterprise Fund recommended budget is $971,254; and Parking Enterprise Fund is $290,500. 
  • Two notable changes in the 2021-22 recommended budget include: a) increase of the property tax rate for Affordable Housing Fund from l cent to 1.5 cent; and, b) a change in the Town’s health insurance program from the traditional co-insurance Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) to a high deductible health plan (HDHP).  This will decrease the cost of health insurance costs for the Town by $546,612 with subsequent reductions in premiums paid by employees.     
  • Carrboro Tourism Development Authority (CTDA) FY2021-22 Report: The Council received a summary of the CTDA activities and the FY2021-22 Budget.
  • Friends of Bolin Creek: The Council received a presentation from the Friends of Bolin Creek on the Conservation Planning Guide.

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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