Next week is big for Davidson.
Here's what is on the docket for the Davidson area...
Davidson Budget Vote 6/26...the Board pushed the budget vote until this specially scheduled "work session" because of information discovered late on the solid waste fee revenues. These are coming in lower than expected and Staff originally thought this was due to a billing error on the part of the County. This appears to be the case and communications to those who were not billed will be going out soon. How this impacts the budget decision is unclear at this point, but don't be surprised to see an adjustment to the schedule of fees as part of the agenda to be posted on Friday.
Red Line Task Force Meeting 6/27...as reported here earlier, a meeting has been held with Norfolk Southern on their concerns with the Red Line plan. The outcome of that meeting will directly impact the timeline of the project.
CHS Mental Health Facility Meeting at River Run 6/28...This meeting will be interesting. River Run is hosting the meeting with their POA President (and newly minted Livability Board member) Mickey Pettus supporting the Town position on the project while other RR residents are leading the opposition to it. If the meeting channels the same vibe as the recent Commissioner Chat at Hopewell Baptist near RR, there will be fireworks. Longtime watchers of local board meetings remember that "chat" as one of the most contentious Town meetings in recent memory.
Bonus Opportunity for Regional Drama...
Charlotte Budget Vote on 6/25...The Streetcar project has become a major sticking point and Mayor Foxx has threatened a veto the budget if it is not included. How will the compromise NC State Budget which restored LYNX Blue Line Extension funding impact the Democrats who bravely voted down the City budget last week? Will they hold firm on dumping the Streetcar or will they get weak knees now that the Republican-led Legislature has decided to give $250m for a train of their own.
Legislators restore light rail funding in NC budget -Charlotte Observer
Update: The CHS meeting has been postponed per DavidsonNews.net.