Carrboro Board of Aldermen

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.

See who’s on the board, read upcoming agendas or view meeting minutes.

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Aldermen approve free-standing Carrboro library

Hopes of a free-standing library in Carrboro will become a reality in a matter of years after the project was approved by the Carrboro Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night. Aldermen voted 6-1 to rezone property located at 210 Hillsborough Road to create the southwest branch of the Orange County Public Library system. The site will be rezoned from a residential to a business classification.


Fundraising underway for community garden in Carrboro's Baldwin Park

Though Carrboro maintenance projects have delayed construction on a new community garden, fundraising for the project is already well on its way. Carrboro Alderman Lydia Lavelle said that the board will not directly back the Baldwin Park garden financially and that funding will be left to the Carrboro Parks Project.


Board of Aldermen approve land development on Old N.C. 86

Carrboro Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday evening changes to a proposed development that will increase population density. The Raleigh developer, M/I Homes, requested the zoning classification of the proposed 25.79-acre site at 8110 Old N.C. 86 be changed so that more homes could be placed on the property.


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.