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Wednesday October 5th

Board of Aldermen discuss Weaver Street construction

Carrboro officials discussed Weaver Street road improvements that could hurt businesses or force them to temporarily shut down at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting.

Aldermen accepted a construction report but were concerned street closures would limit accessibility to businesses.

“We will do our best to come up with something to accommodate them,” said Public Works Director George Seiz at the meeting. “We haven’t solved it, but we’re working towards it.”

Construction would begin during the holiday season — retail’s peak shopping months — but major construction would not start until next year, Seiz said.

Aldermen also discussed deer overpopulation and the dangerous effects it is having on vehicle safety.

“Driving on the road, you have to dodge deer,” Alderman Lydia Lavelle said.

While population control methods like bow hunting are not viable for Carrboro, officials suggested an ordinance outlawing feeding deer.

Residents would file complaints if they saw their neighbors or other people feeding deer.

Organic materials fueled a solid waste discussion as Aldermen transitioned to a report on the three-year update for the county’s unfinished solid waste plan, which was due more than a year ago.

Organic materials are solid waste made up of yard trimmings, food scraps, wood waste and paper products.

These materials make up a quarter of what goes into the county landfill, Alderman Dan Coleman said.

“Organics is a very important part of the waste that we’re not addressing,” he said. “It’s something we should prioritize.”

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