2017 Revaluation Partner program is a new system in which Orange County
residents can educate themselves on the revaluation process and
The program is a way for community members to become
certified as a “revaluation partner” and can answer questions and
help other residents understand the process, Brinson said.
must read the newly updated information on the tax office website,
watch and share a revaluation video series and take a 10 question
interactive quiz before they receive a certificate of achievement and
become a “revaluation partner.”
awareness about the process of revaluation, Brinson also said he wants
to partner with the community to gather the most accurate data possible
through mailings and property visits.
After the revaluation discussion, the board transitioned to talk about tourism in Carrboro.
Kelly, chairperson of the Carrboro tourism development authority, gave
an update to the board on the activities of the tourism development
authority in the past year.
Kelly said the town did more marketing
than in previous years, and also created a new marketing plan that
included designs for print and digital advertisements to help increase
“We really needed something more cohesive,” Kelly said.
She described a new, coherent marketing scheme with a new look to go with the town logo and color scheme.
Kelly also said the tourism development authority has purchased updated banners for the town that will be set out soon.
She said as the tourism development authority looks forward and plans
for the future, a couple goals are to update and re-print the
Carrboro town map and fund public murals to go on the sides of
Board of Aldermen member Randee
Haven-O’Donnell said she would like to see the murals done by local
graffiti artists, which might discourage others from painting over it.
“Have a couple murals done by kids who are putting graffiti around anyway,” Haven-O’Donnell said.
board members expressed an interest in doing more research into how
many people the tourism development authority’s efforts bring into the
board discussed posting easy-access summaries of all Carrboro zoning
projects online to increase transparency with the public.
They also discussed having additional community meetings on a case by case basis in addition to a public hearing.
are very serious about encouraging public comment,” Board of Aldermen
member Damon Seils said.