Carrboro’s Board of Aldermen is responsible for guiding the town of Carrboro and making policy decisions. Carrboro has a council/manager form of government, which means the aldermen are responsible for the town’s legislative responsibilities. There are six members of the board, along with the mayor who leads it. The current mayor is Lydia Lavelle.
The board is advised by the town manager, along with a number of other advisory boards and committees. These are often run by aldermen. They deal with issues such as economic development, climate change and human services.
Board meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, work sessions on 2nd Tuesdays, and public hearings on 4th Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall at 301 W. Main Street.
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The filing period for the vacant seat on the Carrboro Board of Aldermen is now closed, and Damon Seils will be the lone contender in an election costing the town more than $10,000.
Currently Carrboro requires a special election if a seat on the Board of Aldermen is vacated with more than a year remaining in its term.
After a Carrboro alderman resigned earlier this month to move to Australia, the town could be out as much as $18,000 to replace him.
The debate concerning which bus ads, if any, will be allowed on Chapel Hill Transit buses has been largely confined to the chambers of the Chapel Hill Town Council. But the voices of UNC and Carrboro, which represent 70 percent of contributions to the Chapel Hill Transit system, will be added to the discussion tonight.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen will soon welcome a new face to the board — and Damon Seils is putting his name in the hat for the position.
As Chapel Hill officials grapple with their stance on controversial bus ads, the town of Carrboro has decided to weigh in.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen’s vote on Oct. 16 to alter the town’s job application by banning the check box for prior convictions will allow individuals to show their potential employers more than what is behind the box.
Standing among a pile of Styrofoam Cook-Out cups, empty laundry detergent bottles and cereal boxes, members of the Chapel Hill Town Council looked toward the future of trash collection Wednesday.
Carrboro resident and UNC professor Greg Gangi wanted to refinance his condominium, but banks would not approve his loan because of a Fannie Mae lending rule.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen and the Chapel Hill Town Council will reconvene in the coming weeks, but residents will see changes in leadership before the end of the year.
More than 20 Carrboro residents came out to Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting to voice concerns about one of the town’s most dangerous intersections.
David Andrews, newly appointed Carrboro town manager, has been walking a lot during the past week, visiting local businesses and taking in the small-town feel of Carrboro.
A petition filed last week with the Carrboro Planning Department could jeopardize a proposed CVS that would sit at 201 N. Greensboro St.
A freestanding library in Carrboro — a project 25 years in the making — is moving closer to realization as local officials work to decide on criteria for the library’s location. On Tuesday night, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen discussed revisions to the county’s proposed criteria for the site of the future Southwest Orange County Regional Branch Library.
After almost 40 years of living with a neighbor that has riddled their streets with trash, residents of the Rogers Road neighborhood are one step closer to being able to send their garbage somewhere besides their own backyard.
With historic amounts of cash pouring into this year’s elections as a result of a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Orange County officials are joining in a national effort to oppose the change in campaign finance laws.