Carrboro looks for new town manager

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.

Carrboro Town Council

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.

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.