It says a lot that the most contentious topic out of a $9 million dollar budget was the need for more crosswalk flags costing only $100 a piece. Not sure exactly what it says, but it says a lot - a lot more than 140 characters can do justice.
-- Commentary: HB150/SB139 are bills which limit municipal planning authority. They are bipartisan bills that expect to pass overwhelmingly. The Town of Davidson strongly opposes these changes.
--Commentary: The Town of Davidson has resources to produce a documentary on HIAs but does not record public meetings to increase citizen involvement and awareness.
--Commentary: The prevailing feeling is that the data must be wrong. It's not possible that people are not recycling more now that everyone has giant red bins in their homes and the town spent a fortune on recycling in the village. (See here for related story.)
--Commentary: Really??? People have been complaining about the looks of the flags? Davidson is a bit quirky (good quirky). These flags fit right in with the award winning artistic signs around town, and they didn't cost $50,000.
--Commentary: The largest single budget item (even after last year's fix) didn't get a single mention in the final budget discussion before the public hearing.