Carrboro’s Town Council is responsible for guiding the town of Carrboro and making policy decisions. Carrboro has a council/manager form of government, which means the council members 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 council members. They deal with issues such as economic development, climate change and human services.
The council was formerly known as the Carrboro Board of Aldermen, however in November of 2019, they unanimously changed their name to Town Council.
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.
In July, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded 66 Our Town grants for cultivating arts-based community development in U.S. towns. And for the second consecutive year, the proposed Carrboro Arts & Creativity District was not on that list.Read More »
The town of Carrboro will soon have to find a new person to help plan bike paths and roadways.Read More »
In preparation for the beginning of the next fiscal year, the Orange County Board of Commissioners, the Chapel Hill Town Council and the Carrboro Board of Aldermen have been working on their 2014-15 budgets.Read More »
In goverment meetings this week, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen discussed police camera technology and the Orange County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing regarding a solar farm.Read More »
Charles Blackwood will face David Caldwell in an upcoming runoff election for Orange County Sheriff.Read More »
Carrboro’s employers might be stuck paying for their employees to park on far-off residential streets to free up parking for downtown customers.Read More »
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen sat down Tuesday night to specify their goals for affordable housing.Read More »
David Caldwell has been lobbying for improvements to the Rogers’ Road neighborhood all his life, and now some of those improvements are closer to becoming a reality.Read More »
A long-neglected property at 501 S. Greensboro St. is getting some much-needed attention.Read More »
Calling all Carrboro fourth-graders: the Board of Aldermen wants to hear from you.Read More »
Despite the apparent late-night success of the Carrboro Wendy’s drive-thru, the Board of Aldermen have asked town staff to explore a ban that would prohibit the future construction of drive-thrus in town.Read More »
Zack Kaplan is tired of the Rogers Road neighborhood being swept under the rug.Read More »
For outgoing Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton, being mayor often felt like being the host of a weekly television show. Chilton passed the baton to Mayor-elect Lydia Lavelle by means of bestowing on her a baseball cap reading “mayor” in huge letters.Read More »
After 40 years, the Rogers Road community will finally get its promised sewer line — but some residents say local governments have more work to do for the neighborhood.Read More »