Posted on 19 May 2010.
By DAVID BORAKS
Davidson officials are proposing a three-point approach to raising the budget-busting $2 million needed in the coming fiscal year to subsidize the town-owned MI-Connection Communications System: cost-cutting from a previously announced Town Hall restructuring, spending from town reserves, and imposing a new fee for household trash collection.
The proposed 2010-11 budget leaves the tax rate unchanged, at 36.5 cents per $100 of assessed value. But it adds the new trash collection fee, of $206 per year for a single-family home and $104 per year for apartments and condos. Read the full story
Posted in Cable TV, The Economy, Town Hall
Posted on 18 May 2010.
Davidson Town Manager Leamon Brice and Finance Director Eric Hardy will present their proposed 2010-11 budget at the Town Board’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. The $8.4 million plan proposes new fees and cost cuts, as well as dipping into reserves, to provide a $2 million subsidy to the town-owned MI-Connection communications system. Read the full story
Posted in Cable TV, Calendar, The Economy, Town Hall, Uncategorized
Posted on 12 May 2010.
Mayor John Woods (third from right) and Town Board members at Tuesday meeting. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Davidson will need to raise taxes, cut expenses further, dip into its reserves or come up with some other way of raising the $2 million it needs to subsidize the MI-Connection communications system in the coming fiscal year. Town officials talked about their options at a meeting with citizens Tuesday night, but said they won’t divulge their plans until the town manager formally presents his budget on Tuesday, May 18.
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Posted in Business, Cable TV, Mooresville, Town Hall
Posted on 11 May 2010.
This article is reprinted with permission from the Spring 2010 Town Message, which was published on Feb. 26. Mayor John Woods talks about why Davidson residents should consider and care about the future of the MI-Connection cable system.
By JOHN WOODS
Mayor of Davidson
A few months ago, we discussed the importance of buying local and supporting our local businesses. Local products are often higher in quality, lower in price, and more convenient. Today, I would like to discuss a buy-local opportunity that is all of the above. This is also a buying decision that is very important to our community.
In the Town Manager’s comments in [the Spring 2010] edition of our Town Message (see DavidsonNews.net, May 10, 2010, “Why Davidson got involved in MI-Connection”) Leamon Brice reviewed the town leaders’ 2007 decision to partner with Mooresville and purchase the bankrupt Adelphia cable system. Our third-party operator has turned a poorly operating, low technology cable television company into a state-of-the-art communications system. MI-Connection is locally-owned, focused on this community, and offers all the services a large company can provide, with superior service and price competitiveness! Read the full story
Posted in Business, Mooresville, Opinion, Politics, The Economy, Town Hall
Posted on 30 March 2010.
Updated March 30, 2010, 9:50 pm, with revised dates
Davidson Mayor John Woods and the five town commissioners are hosting a series of informal chats with citizens over the next two weeks to talk about town issues. It’s the first time Davidson officials have scheduled neighborhood meetings like these, which come as the town prepares to write a 2010-11 budget that could include significant cuts. The meetings also come as the towns of Davidson and Mooresville ponder how to deal with shortfalls at their jointly-owned MI-Connection communications system. Read the full story
Posted in Beaty-Watson-Armour area, Davidson Pointe, Downtown & old Davidson, East Davidson, Exit 30 area, Lake Davidson, Lake Norman, McConnell, Pine Road area, River Run, South Main Street, St. Alban's neighborhood, Summer's Walk, The Economy, Town Hall
Posted on 01 March 2010.
New markings reflect changes in the Town Hall lot. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net photo)
Also: In town newsletter, town officials talk about cable system
In an effort to create more short-term parking downtown, the town this month is converting the horseshoe-shaped lot in front of Town Hall from all-day parking to a 2-hour limit. It’s the latest change in parking rules downtown aimed at making it easier to find a spot near downtown businesses and restaurants. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Town Hall, Traffic alerts
Posted on 18 February 2010.
Davidson Parks & Rec is losing a longtime employee – Sharon Williams. The recreation program supervisor, who has been with the Town of Davidson for eight years, is leaving to take a job in her hometown of Kernersville. Her last day is Feb. 26.
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Posted in Planning & Development, Town Hall
Posted on 11 February 2010.
The town on Tuesday laid off a part-time events coordinator who has helped manage Christmas in Davidson, April Is for Arts and the summer Concerts on the Green. Margaret Martens, who has become a familiar face downtown in recent years, lost her job amid a series of budget cuts needed to help make up for lower than expected town revenues and a budget shortfall at the town-owned MI-Connection cable system. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, The Economy, Town Hall