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.
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
As Chapel Hill officials grapple with their stance on controversial bus ads, the town of Carrboro has decided to weigh in.Read More »
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen’s vote on Oct. 16 to alter the town’s job application by banning the check box for prior convictions will allow individuals to show their potential employers more than what is behind the box.Read More »
Carrboro resident and UNC professor Greg Gangi wanted to refinance his condominium, but banks would not approve his loan because of a Fannie Mae lending rule.Read More »
A petition filed last week with the Carrboro Planning Department could jeopardize a proposed CVS that would sit at 201 N. Greensboro St.Read More »
A freestanding library in Carrboro — a project 25 years in the making — is moving closer to realization as local officials work to decide on criteria for the library’s location. On Tuesday night, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen discussed revisions to the county’s proposed criteria for the site of the future Southwest Orange County Regional Branch Library.Read More »
After almost 40 years of living with a neighbor that has riddled their streets with trash, residents of the Rogers Road neighborhood are one step closer to being able to send their garbage somewhere besides their own backyard.Read More »
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.Read More »