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Posted on: May 7, 2021

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Coming Up
The Town Council will meet virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, to consider the agenda bit.ly/3f0HWSP  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, May 4, and took the following actions on the agenda posted at bit.ly/3gTujYi

  • American Rescue Plan Act Project Ordinance: The Council recognized and adopted an American Rescue Plan Act grant funding project ordinance. The American Rescue Plan Act provides funding to state and local governments to assist with pandemic rescue and recovery efforts. These funds may be used for a range of activities including: 1) revenue replacement for the provision of government services to the extent the reduction in revenue is due the COVID-19 public health emergency; 2) premium pay to essential employees; 3) assistance to small businesses, nonprofits, household and hard-hit industries, and economic recovery; and 4) investments in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.
  • Approval of the 2021-2022 HOME Investment Partnerships Program Annual Plan: The Town Council approved the HOME Investment Partnerships Program’s Annual Plan activities for FY 2021-2022.
  • Authorization for Mayor Lavelle to Submit a Letter: The Council authorized a letter to be drafted to the NC Department of Environmental Quality in regard to opposition to the Title V Permit Renewal Application for the UNC Chapel Hill Coal Plant. 
  • Orange County Recovery and Transformation Plan: The Council received an overview of the Orange County Recovery and Transformation Plan, and offered additional comments and input. 
  • Manufactured Home Communities in Carrboro: The Town Council discussed manufactured home communities in Carrboro and considered the possibility of creating a regionally unified manufactured home strategy. Carrboro has four manufactured home communities: Rocky Brook and Pine Grove - located within the Town’s Limits; Calvander and Homestead Acres - located in Carrboro’s Transition Area
  • Facilities Rehabilitation - Town Hall & Century Center Concept Plans: The Council received a concept plan presentation from the Public Works Department and consulting architect, Jim Spencer Architects (JSA), for Town Hall and Century Center. 
  • Update on Bike Share and Consideration of Town Code Amendments: This item was deferred to a future meeting.

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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