BOA MEETING SUMMARY FOR 2/20/18
The Carrboro Board and Aldermen met on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. 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. Visit our website www.TownofCarrboro.org to view all meeting materials.
Abigail Browning, who is a part of the Carrboro Poet’s Council, read a poem by Jane Hirshfield titled “Articulation and Assay”.
CHARGES ISSUED TO ADVISORY BOARD VOULNTEERS:
Storm water Advisory Committee Members -- Robert Dickson, Thomas Hoban, and Michael Paul.
Youth Advisory Committee Members -- Zara Waheed and Lena Cohen
Thank you to all of our members who serve Carrboro.
APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES from 1/16 and 1/23 as amended.
PASSED – ALL IN FAVOR
REQUEST OF A PUBLIC HEARING on Merritt Mill (CASA) for 3/27. Aldermen Foushee wants to make sure this item reaches affordable housing commission for review motion.
PASSED: ALL IN FAVOR
PURPOSE: CASA NC has submitted an application for an R-2 (CU) conditional use rezoning and conditional use permit (CUP) to allow for the construction of a three story connected multifamily residential complex on two adjacent properties on Merritt Mill Road. Prior to reaching a decision on these requests, the Board of Aldermen must receive public input.
AMENDMENT TO CAPTIAL PROJECT ORDINANCE for the homestead-Chapel Hill High School Multi-use Path and Authorization for Contract Amendment.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide the Board of Aldermen with an opportunity to consider appropriating $73,980 from the Bond Fund to the greenway project for additional costs associated with installation of the bridge and to authorize an amendment for this addition.
PASSED: 5 TO 2 with ALDERMAN GIST AND ALDERMAN HAVEN-O’DONNELL AGAINST
COMMENTS ON THE 2045 DCHC MPO METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to provide the Board of Aldermen with an opportunity to receive a presentation on the draft 2045 MTP, and to prepare comments that will be forwarded to the MPO board during the public comment period. Planning Administrator Christina Moon the staff report on the MPO item.
MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLTUION AS IT READS
VOTE 5 TO 2 ALDERMAN GIST AND ALDERMAN HAVEN-O’DONNELL AGAINST
LLOYD-BROAD NEIGHBORHOOD PRESENTATION ON COMMUNITY CONCERNS
SPEAKERS: Leo Gaev is co-president of the Lloyd Broad Association. Mathew Fearrington asked the neighbors to stand. Mr. Gaev explained the neighborhood location. Hudson Vaughan gave slide presentation.
Other speakers who live or own property in this area:
Ms. Clem Self
ISSUES THEY WANT ADDRESSED:
OCCUPANCY -- INCLUDING SIZE AND SCALE
REGISTRY OF RENETAL PROPERTIES OR RECLASSIFICATION AS BOARDING HOUSES
PARKING/SAFETY/ENFOREMENT ON PARKING VILOLATIONS “We need to look at parking holistically” – Police Chief Horton
ENFORCEMENT ON CONTRACTERS THAT USE LOOP HOLES
QUOTES FORM RESIDENTS:
“This is one of the only neighborhoods left that has affordable housing.”
“Large new student rentals have brought large student parties.”
“Families who have lived in this area are being priced out.”
“Parking on Cobb, Lloyd and Broad has really become a problem.”
MOTION TO HAVE STAFF COME BACK WITH A POLICY THAT READS MORE AS A BLANKET POLICY
PASSED – ALL IN FAVOR
MOTION TO CLOSE SESSION
MOTION TO OPEN SESSION
MOTION TO ADJOURN