Town Board members will hear from new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison during the board meeting Tuesday night, as part of his tour of Mecklenburg County. Last week he visited the Cornelius and Huntersville town board meetings with District 1 School Board Rep. Rhonda Lennon to introduce himself and field questions from commissioners. He plans to visit all of the Mecklenburg towns in an effort to reach out and work with town leaders and citizens, to learn about all of the CMS schools, and to make himself available for questions and comments, he said last week.
Also Tuesday, board members will:
- Watch a video made for potential MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. employees welcoming them to the Davidson area. Rising ninth grader and Boy Scout Jeremy Collier will present the video, which he helped create. View it here. MSC employees have been visiting Davidson since July, with the help of the relocation agency ReLo Direct and local real estate companies. The town board wanted to ensure they get a true picture of North Mecklenburg and Davidson, and the video is shown as part of each visit.
- Vote whether to approve a revised interlocal agreement with the county for fire protection services in the extra territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) around Davidson. The board approved an agreement with the county in July in which the town will receive money from the county in exchange for that service. The fire marshal’s office has presented an amended agreement, with language specifically stating that the county funds must be used for ETJ fire protection.
- Vote whether to approve new Planning Board rules of procedure. The rules mirror the Board of Commissioners’ rules of procedure, and include an attendance policy as follows: “If any member of the board attends fewer than 75 percent of the regular and special meetings held by the board during any 12-month period, they will forfeit their membership on the board.”
- Discuss the left turning lane on N. Main Street.
- Vote whether to approve tax levy adjustments.
The board also may consider its MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. grant agreement, but may vote to postpone discussion to a later meeting. The board approved an incentive grant for MSC, for 90 percent of the new property taxes paid by MSC for five years, in exchange for the construction of a new office building (estimated to be valued at 31 million) and the employment of 400 new employees. Currently, the agreement is being reviewed by MSC.
The board meets Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. at Davidson Town Hall.