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Posted on: June 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Update

Carrboro Town Council

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 https://www.carrboronc.gov/list.aspx 

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

Coming Up

The Carrboro Town Council will be on summer break until it resumes in September for a Work Session scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12. The agenda will be available at https://carrboro.legistar.com/  

These meetings 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 YouTube.com/CarrboroNC OR at https://carrboro.legistar.com/ OR Cable TV 18 (in Carrboro). 

Find the Council Meeting Calendar at https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12313/2023-Town-Council-Meeting-Calendar?bidId= 

Past Meetings 

The Carrboro Town Council met Tuesday, June 27, 2023, for a Council Meeting and took the following actions related to the agenda posted at https://carrboro.legistar.com/    Watch the video at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aThYNv1MEkI 

  • Recognized the Parks and Recreation Month proclamation. Find this proclamation at https://www.carrboronc.gov/2630/Proclamations-and-Resolutions 
  • Extended a contract with Wetherill Engineering for Preliminary Engineering Services for the Jones Creek Greenway..
  • Authorized the Town Manager to execute a municipal agreement with NCDOT for three signalized pedestrian crossings along NC 54 at Westbrook Drive, Abbey Lane and Kingswood Apartments. 
  • Authorized the Town Manager to execute a contract for the Fleet Alternative Fuels Feasibility Analysis. This study aims to further goals to reduce municipal emissions by transitioning the fleet to alternative fuels.
  • Authorize a a Revised Memorandum of Understanding for the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness.
  • Authorized the Town Manager to accept a Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure Grant from the NC Department of Transportation.
  • Set a public hearing for October 24, 2023 on Land Use Ordinance Amendments modifying residential parking requirements. 
  • Approved an increase in the contract for Ramey Kemp Associates for design services associated with the South Greensboro Street Sidewalk Project. 
  • Approved the FY24 municipal solid waste disposal contract with GFL Environmental, Inc.
  • Awarded a contract for the Town’s annual independent audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023
  • Authorized the Mayor to execute a revised MOU for the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness.
  • Authorized the Town Manager to accept the award of a 2023 Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure Grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
  • Approved an application consistent with the guidelines set forth in the Policy for Monuments Located on Town Property for a monument in honor of Martha “Marty” Mandell. 
  • Approved a contract with Greenscape, Inc. mowing services along Highway NC-54 and Town Properties.
  • Approved a Minor Modification request for the Special Use Permit-A at 515 S Greensboro Street. The modification will allow the property owner to construct a Level 1 rooftop solar array facility.
  • Received public comment on a request for voluntary annexation of three properties, 820 and 904 Homestead Road and 310 Lucas Lane. 
  • Amended (per a recommendation from the Racial Equity Commission) the commission charge.
  • Adopted g a decision document related to the Special Use Permit-A request for property at 8522 Old NC 86.
  • Received a presentation of staff findings on potential code amendments for banning gas-powered landscape equipment in Carrboro to reduce environmental and noise pollution. 
  • Received the Police Department Quarterly Equity Report.

Town Council 

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

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