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Please note that the Council will not meet on Tuesday, May 17, which is Election Day with polls open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is the Statewide Party Primary for Federal, State and County races; Orange County Board of Education; and Town of Carrboro Special Election. Learn more at https://orangecountync.gov/1720/Elections The Town Council will meet next at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, to consider an agenda that will be posted at carrboro.legistar.com
This in-person meeting will be held at Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. Members of the public are welcome to attend in person or can view the livestream at carrboro.legistar.com OR YouTube.com/CarrboroNC OR Cable TV 18 (in Carrboro).
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The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, May 10, and took the following actions on the agenda posted at https://bit.ly/3LTMGZT
- Increased the honorarium for the Carrboro Poet Laureate and adopted an honorarium for musicians performing at the Carrboro Music Festival. The Carrboro Music Festival Planning Committee recommended that performers be compensated at a rate of $250 per act.
- Approved the installation of a historical marker at Carrboro Town Hall to recognize Manley McCauley who was a lynching victim in Orange County. This request was made on behalf of the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition (OCCRC). On October 30, 1898, a mob of white men lynched a young Black man named Manly McCauley, only 18 years old, a few miles west of Chapel Hill.
- Received a presentation on the Orange County Transit Plan (OCTP), including an update on the planning framework, process and draft recommendations for new bus operations and capital projects for preliminary feedback and comments that may inform a draft plan. Caroline Dwyer with Renaissance Planning made the presentation.
- Continued its consideration for possible adoption of the draft comprehensive plan, Carrboro Connects 2022-2042. This document is now the third full draft. It has been fully formatted and revised to enhance document accessibility and create a product that is visually appealing and logically presented. View the draft plan at https://www.carrboroconnects.org/
- Made appointments to the Carrboro Tourism Development Authority.
About the Town Council
The Town Council is the legislative and policy-making body for Carrboro, consisting of the following: Mayor Damon Seils, Mayor Pro Tempore Susan Romaine, Council Member Barbara Foushee, Council Member Randee Haven-O’Donnell, Council Member Danny Nowell and Council Member Sammy Slade. More information is available at http://carrboronc.gov/248/Town-Council