Posted on 23 January 2013.
By CHUCK McSHANE
Flashing pedestrian crossing lights will be installed at the Griffith Street roundabouts and lighting could be improved at crosswalks near the Davidson College campus in the coming months, officials announced at the Town Board work session Tuesday night. Commissioners also raised concerns over a General Assembly bill that could limit towns’ abilities to enforce residential design standards.
In other news, work has begun to transform the old pump station on South Street into offices for Parks & Recreation. And the town’s finance director says sales tax revenues are continuing to rebound to pre-2008 levels. Read the full story
Posted in Planning & Development, Public works, Town Hall
Posted on 08 January 2013.
The town will replace the Roosevelt Wilson Park bridge along Griffith Street. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net file photo)
The town of Davidson soon will begin replacing the aging pedestrian walkway along Griffith Street at Roosevelt Wilson Park in a $76,000 project paid for through a combination of town funds and a grant from the charitable foundation of Mooresville-based Lowe’s Corp.
The town announced Tuesday that Lowe’s Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has provide a grant of $25,000 to help pay for the bridge. The town also has $51,000 for the project in its 2012-2013 budget. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Exit 30 area, public spaces, Public works, Town Hall, West side
Posted on 03 January 2013.
Put out your trees with the trash this week. But it’s not a recycling week.
Judging from the number of red bins on the street, there’s some confusion about whether this holiday week is a recycling week. It’s not. But you can put your Christmas Tree out on the street with your trash bin for recycling. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Neighborhoods, Public works, Town Hall
Posted on 03 October 2012.
When Exit 28 in Cornelius is rebuilt next year to improve traffic flow, the interchange also will get a big aesthetic makeover, too. Architects for the town unveiled a nautical-themed design this week that calls for decorative bridge abutments, lighting and a signature mast-and-cable feature that looks like a sailboat. Town officials gave the go-ahead for the design. See a story and architect’s renderings of the plan on CorneliusNews.net»
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Planning & Development, public spaces, Public works, Transportation
Posted on 26 September 2012.
Trash cans await removal Tuesday at a temporary site in the Bailey Springs neighborhood. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Did you put your trash and recycling out Wednesday morning? This week is the last under the town’s current schedule. We’re all getting new trash and recycling bins and the pickup schedule will changebeginning Oct. 1.
Contractor Republic Waste Services has been collecting our old garbage carts, and hauling them to a temporary trash can graveyard on Bradford Park Drive, off Robert Walker Drive in the Bailey Springs neighborhood. Thousands of the old brown, blue and green trash bins are stacked high awaiting removal. Meanwhile, a supply of new red recycling carts and black trash carts is awaiting delivery. Read the full story
Posted in East Davidson, Environment, Neighborhoods, Photo of the Day, Public works, Town Hall
Posted on 25 September 2012.
Did you get caught in this Tuesday? The NC 115 repaving project is wrapping up with final details, such as replacing decorative crosswalks. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Contractors for the N.C. Department of Transportation are down to the last few punch list items on its summer repaving project on N.C. 115. This week, they’ve been re-building the popular decorative crosswalks on Main Street, beginning on North Main Street and working their way south. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Photos, Public safety, Public works
Posted on 10 September 2012.
Davidson’s Town Board has a pair of meetings this week – its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night and a quarterly retreat Thursday and Friday in Asheville. Tuesday’s meeting will include a discussion and possible vote on Piedmont Natural Gas’s request for a gas line easement through Fisher Farm, of Shearer’s Road in northeast Davidson.
Commissioners Tuesday also will continue discussion of a 5-year capital improvement plan for town. The meeting is Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main St., Davidson. See the agenda and related documents on the town website. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Public works, Town Hall
Posted on 29 August 2012.
Davidson’s Town Board on Tuesday began work on a new Capital Improvement Plan – a wish list of proposed town projects, ranging from a badly needed $3 million fire station in east Davidson to street and sidewalk improvements. At their monthly work session, commissioners also approved refinancing $1.6 million in debt, and they looked askance at their counterparts in Cornelius, who rejected joining a regional planning initiative called CONNECT earlier this month. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Downtown & old Davidson, East Davidson, Exit 30 area, Huntersville, Mooresville, Neighborhoods, Planning & Development, Politics, Public works, Town Hall, West side