Board of Aldermen Meeting Summary
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. 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. Meeting Materials for this meeting, and previous meetings, are available on the Town of Carrboro website.
Jessee Kalisher Day
Mayor Lavelle proclaimed October 13th “Jesse Kalisher Day” in the Town of Carrboro to honor his life and his accomplishments. “One World”, a photography exhibition in memory of Jesse Kalisher, will be on display at both The ArtsCenter and Carrboro Town Hall. Black and white photographs from Jesse’s personal travel and location collection as well as selected photographs from the community will be exhibited at the Carrboro Town Hall. All proceeds from the show will go to the Triangle Land Conservancy. Exhibitions on display through now through December 31st.
Charge Issued to Affordable Housing Advisory Board Members
The Town Clerk issued charges to Amy Singleton, Quinton Harper, and Vijay Sivaraman.
Orange County Food Council Scope of Work 2017-18
The Board of Aldermen received an update from the Orange County Food Council about their scope of work for the following year.
Concept Plan for Affordable Commercial Development Potential of Old 86 – Town Owned Property
The Board of Aldermen received an update and provided feedback on a proposal to develop town-owned property for affordable commercial flex-space. Staff was directed to continue to work on the project and to research possible coop forms of ownership.
Approval of Parking Lease at 300 East Main Street Parking Deck
The Board of Aldermen approved the renewal of the lease agreement with 300 East Main to rent 90 spaces for public parking in the existing parking deck. Staff and the Town Attorney have been working with 300 East Main and negotiated the following terms. The option is for the Town to extend a lease agreement with Main Street Partners for a 3 year period on or before February 19, 2018 prior to August 2018, which is when the current lease agreement expires. The agreement has the town leasing the same number of spaces currently leased with the same payment of $90,000 annually, until the issuance of the CO for the second hotel at which time the annual payment goes up to $120,000.00. In addition, the town has the option to exercise up to eight (8) calendar days a year that the deck can be used during Town events without time constraints on the spaces.
National Register Historic Districts, Neighborhood Preservation Districts, Local Historic Districts
The Board of Aldermen received a report from staff about possible historic districts and regulatory mechanism to maintain the architectural histories of Carrboro. Staff was directed to invite the State Historic Preservation Office to Carrboro to develop boundaries for possible districts and to bring the item back to the Board at a future meeting.