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Posted on: November 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Update

Town Council

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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 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, for an Organizational Meeting. 

Past Meeting

The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, Nov. 16, and took the following actions on the agenda posted at bit.ly/3Hix9AP  

  • Design Services Relating to the East Main Street Restriping Project -- The Council authorized the Town Manager to extend the contract for Stantec, the transportation engineering firm preparing the pavement marking and signal plans for the East Main Street restriping project.
  • Public Hearing on Carrboro Connects Comprehensive Plan -- The Council received public comment on a draft comprehensive plan, Carrboro Connects 2022-2042. Access this plan at https://www.carrboroconnects.org/prelim-draft-plan  Carrboro Connects 2022-2042 includes the following chapters: Introduction, Engagement, Affordable Housing, Economic Sustainability, Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Resources, Environment and Climate Action, Land Use, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Water, and Energy, Transportation and Mobility. The draft also includes a new Implementation chapter with recommendations and more detailed timelines for projects identified as priorities for actions in the first five years.  These priorities were selected for the potential to have the greatest impact on advancing racial equity, climate action implementation, and overall community benefit.
  • South Greensboro Street Sidewalk Project -- The Council authorized staff to request transportation funds to cover additional estimated expenses relating to the replacement of an OWASA water line, work that is necessary to allow the South Greensboro Street sidewalk project to move forward.
  • Greene Tract Resolution – The Council approved the Greene Tract Resolution for the 60-acre Portion of the Greene Tract in County Ownership and the 104-acre Portion of the Greene Tract in Joint Ownership between Orange County, the Town of Chapel Hill, and the Town of Carrboro.
  • Community Safety Task Force -- The Council appointed the following members to the Community Safety Task Force: George Barrett, Barbara Fedders, Benjamin Gear, Madison Hayes, Frances Henderson and Mariela Hernandez. The task force is expected to begin its work in early 2022 following appointments of Council liaisons and establishing a meeting schedule. 

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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