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Posted on: February 4, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Feb. 2 Council update

Feb. 2 Council update

A discussion on the roles and responsibilities of the Town’s Design Review Board and two water conservation resolutions were topics on Town Council’s Feb. 2 meeting agenda. 

Here is a closer look:

  • Design Review Board discussion – Town Council discussed the roles and responsibilities of the Design Review Board. The board was formed in 2010 following Council’s adoption of the Downtown Overlay District, which established architectural, landscaping, building design and site development guidelines to ensure high-quality development Downtown. Both were created in response to the community’s desire to revitalize and improve the Downtown area. The board is made up of members from the Planning Commission, Downtown Development Authority, the Historic Preservation Board and two Downtown property owners. The board’s primary responsibility is to review and make determinations regarding plans submitted for development projects within Downtown boundaries.

    Town Council discussed the history of the Downtown Plan of Development, Downtown Development Authority and the Downtown Overlay District. Council also discussed the board’s role in approving Downtown development projects. Council voted 4-3 to make no changes to the Design Review Board’s current authority to approve Downtown developments. Councilmembers Cavey, Dietz and Johnson were opposed.

    Past projects the Design Review Board has approved include The Move office building, Riverwalk, the Acme Water Tower on Perry Street and Encore.

    Watch the Council discussion

  • Water conservation resolutions approved – Town Council approved two resolutions regarding water conservation. One resolution adopts the 2021 Water Use Management Plan. The plan is a demand management tool that identifies regulations, watering schedules, surcharges and enforcement.

    Town Council also approved the 2021 Conservation Rebate Incentive Program. The program offers rebates to residents and commercial property owners who take steps to improve their water efficiency and water conservation. Rebates include a SmartScape Renovation Rebate; Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate; Rotary Nozzle Retrofit Rebate; Toilet Retrofit Rebate; and Whole-Home Water Monitoring System Rebate.

    Rebates are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The $145,000 program is funded primarily by surcharges collected for watering schedule violations and water bill rates paid for excessive use.

    Watch the presentation and Council discussion

Coming up

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. Visit between Feb. 11 and 16 to provide written feedback, or to sign up to speak via videoconference during the meeting. The meeting will be available live at In-person attendance is also expected to be available.

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