She first presented the proposal to the board in January. On Tuesday, she offered substantial changes to the proposed amendment — but several members of the board were unsatisfied with the proposed changes.
Board of Aldermen Member Damon Seils said he was concerned about the expansion of the ordinance to include buildings adjacent to those in the historic district.
“I think that’s a much bigger change than what was contemplated by the board in January,” Seils said.
Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle said she was unsure which buildings the ordinance would affect.
“I’d like to know exactly what we’re talking about,” she said.
Lavelle said it would be helpful to see a street-view map of the commercial historic district and to clarify the language used in the amendment.
Board of Aldermen member Jacquelyn Gist said she wasn’t concerned about the range of the ordinance and didn’t think that residents would be either.
“I like this," Gist said. "I would like to see the integrity of downtown preserved and I think many members of the community would like to see that preserved.”
The board decided to wait to send the proposed amendment to a public hearing until some of the concerns they voiced are addressed.
Notable: The board also heard from Orange Water and Sewer Authority representatives, who discussed their diversity and inclusion plan.
Quotable: “This weekend coming up is one of the busiest of the year and one of the best, too,” Lavelle said about the Carrboro Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday.