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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After tabling a proposal that would allow the town of Carrboro to take over a contentious housing complex, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen is looking for new ways to preserve low-income housing.
The cost of living in Carrboro has long been considered a barrier to many low-wage workers — and even to some of the town’s own employees.
Set to the tune of “Frere Jacques”, the Raging Grannies performed a rousing anti-war medley that fit in well with an afternoon devoted to a discussion of defense spending.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday night a development that will bring residential housing and commercial space to the heart of downtown.
A mixed-use development that has raised significant concerns among town leaders met wide support from residents during a public hearing at Thursday’s Carrboro Board of Aldermen meeting.
Damon Seils is the newest member of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen after Tuesday’s special election drew 261 voters — a 1.7 percent turnout.
A controversial proposal to build a CVS Pharmacy in Carrboro will undergo drastic changes after the pharmacy opted to withdraw its rezoning request and pursue a smaller facility.
Almost a year after the Carrboro Board of Aldermen indefinitely postponed a public hearing for a controversial proposal to build a CVS Pharmacy in Carrboro, residents could have to wait another month for their voices to be heard.
With more than 50 percent of Carrboro residents burdened by their rent or mortgage, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen is taking action to make housing more affordable.
Carrboro’s insistence on filling the vacancy on its Board of Aldermen through a special election has long been confusing.
For the day laborers who frequent the corner of Jones Ferry and Davie roads in Carrboro, a steady job is anything but guaranteed.
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.