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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Local filmmaker Charlie Morris has been hiking and playing with his children around Bolin Creek for 14 years.
Police, cameras, action! On Jan. 10, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen met to discuss the updates on a new policy regarding the implementation of police body cameras.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss parking and transit plans.
Representatives from Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough and Orange County discussed the arts, economic development and the light rail project at a joint meeting in Hillsborough Thursday night.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss policing and issues concerning the area around the proposed Lloyd Farm development.
On Nov. 1 the town of Carrboro passed an ordinance that gives town officials the authority to ask landowners of vacant non-residential properties to inspect the premises if the town is concerned.
The Carrboro Board of Alderman unanimously passed a resolution at Tuesday's meeting to begin stage two traffic calming measures in the Blue Ridge Road neighborhood.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen discussed a proposed amendment to the Land Use Ordinance at their meeting Tuesday.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen discussed updating town advisory board procedures and the human services assessment at their work session Tuesday.
A request to change the name of Carrboro could be on the Board of Aldermen’s agenda early this summer.
"Yes, we need to be decent people, but we also need to change our cultural norms and shift the way that we are as a collective."
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen approved a permit for a new Hilton Garden Inn to begin construction during a meeting on March 8.
In order to allow the Inter-Faith Council to build a community kitchen for their FoodFirst initiative, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen voted to allow organizations that provide social services to provide food services to the community.
The speed limits in downtown Carrboro are an issue to some pedestrians.
Carrboro residents who commute to Chapel Hill or Durham for their job will soon be able to ride a more efficient and direct route as GoTriangle extends its bus route stops in August 2016.
A public parking forum Thursday at Carrboro Elementary School took into account the opinions of the public regarding the current parking situation in downtown Carrboro.