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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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.
Michelle Johnson’s membership on the Carrboro Board of Aldermen became official Tuesday night as she was sworn in in front of family and friends.
Stephen Dear has eaten his lunch on the corner of Jones Ferry and Davie roads every weekday since Oct. 27.
Michelle Johnson, unofficially the newest member of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen, promises to ensure a minority voice on the board and offer a perspective that is diverse in other ways. Johnson, a black woman, will serve on the seven-member, predominantly white board alongside incumbents Lydia Lavelle and Dan Coleman, who were both re-elected.
Opponents of Carrboro’s anti-lingering ordinance will break the rules today — in an effort to get them repealed.
Finding a site for Orange County Public Library’s southwest branch has been no easy task — an initial location was rejected after $60,000 had been spent investigating the spot.
First-time candidate for the Carrboro Board of Aldermen Michelle Johnson emerged this week as the leading fundraiser among a field of mostly incumbents.
Carrboro residents could see a change in landscape as developers move forward with plans for a new shopping center.
Local officials are torn between preserving public safety and protecting First Amendment rights.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen had dogs’ — but maybe not the public’s — best interests in mind when it voted last week to ban tethering. While the ban will surely prevent some cases of inhumane treatment of dogs, it could have easily been fortified with a public hearing that the board decided to skip. The outright ban now runs the risk of acting as a tax on dog owners who must expand fences to keep their dogs unattended outside.
For day laborers in Carrboro, the corner of Jones Ferry and Davie roads is the gateway to finding work every day. And though workers can only linger near the intersection between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. based on a 2007 ordinance, Carrboro’s Board of Aldermen discussed on Tuesday plans to change that.
Dog owners can no longer tie their dogs to a stationary object after the Carrboro Board of Aldermen unanimously passed an anti-tethering ordinance Tuesday.
Cray and Kathy Gunn eagerly supported plans for a free-standing library for Carrboro — until they learned the site rezoning would redirect traffic past their home. After they voiced complaints but failed to stop Carrboro’s Board of Aldermen from approving in April the lot’s rezoning, they hired a lawyer to represent their concerns.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen passed a resolution this week against the N.C. Defense of Marriage Act, a measure proposed in the N.C. General Assembly.
Fifty years ago, a scared 12-year-old black boy entered the doors of Chapel Hill Junior High School for the first time. His name was Stanley Vickers.
Carrboro government officials hope to have a new town manager by the end of the year. Former Carrboro Town Manager Steve Stewart retired Aug. 1 after holding the position for 8 years — prompting the search for a replacement.