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The Town Council will meet virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, to consider the agenda https://bit.ly/3wXwWgp that will be posted at carrboro.legistar.com
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The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, June 1, and took the following actions on the agenda posted at https://bit.ly/3fe9pBO
- Town Manager’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022: The Council received a presentation of the Town Manager’s Recommended Budget for FY 2021-22 which is posted at https://www.townofcarrboro.org/2548/Recommended-Annual-Operating-Budget-2021 A public hearing is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 8.
- 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 with dependent or family coverage.
- American Rescue Plan Act - Eligible Programs and Expenditures: The Council received a presentation of eligible programs and expenditures under the American Rescue Plan Act.
- Parking Lease Agreement with 300 E. Main: The Council approved a lease agreement with 300 E. Main St. on the Butler Lot (behind the ArtsCenter) that will add at least 62 new parking spaces to the Downtown Parking count.
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