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Town of Davidson Winter Newsletter is released

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Davidson’s Winter 2018 newsletter is up on the town’s website.

This edition is the first under Davidson’s new mayor, Rusty Knox. Mayor Knox’s first Mayor’s Musings entry is heartfelt, as he announces plans for a new project, “Dinner on the Lawn,” which will be rotated among Davidson’s various communities.

Other highlights of the newsletter are:

  • Financial reportThe town’s FY2017 Financial Statements were given an “unmodified opinion” by auditors Rowell, Craven and Short, PA. This means the financial statements were deemed by the auditors to have been presented fairly. The statements’ highlights include:

    – Assets exceeded liabilities by more than $24 million, up around $1.5 million from the previous year

    – The town’s total debt went up 60.66% in the current fiscal year, due to key factors like the construction of Fire Station 2, purchase of a street sweeper, and increase in pension liabilities

    – The town remains in a good position to fund capital expenditures and qualify for grant-funded projects that require match funding

  • The launch of the Davidson Mobility PlanThis project aims to identify solutions and projects that will increase residents’ options in moving around town – whether on foot, bike, car or public transport. The community is encouraged to participate in the planning. Visit the project’s website to find out how.
  • Winter Storm ResponseSnow and ice removal work is currently in progress.
    See for information on work routes.
  • Potts/Sloan/Beaty Corridor ProjectThis major roadwork project is managed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, with inputs from the town of Davidson. It has a target completion of October 2018, and has several components, including:

    – A new road connecting Sloan Street and the northern end of Potts Street
    – A roundabout at the Beatty Street and Griffith Street intersection
    – New sidewalks along Beatty, Sloan and Potts Streets

  • Parks and recreation activitiesA number of community programs and events for kids are lined up, these include:

    Afterschool Introduction to Coding
    February 14 – 28 (Wed) or March 5 – 26 (Mon) or April 9 – 30 (Mon)

    Afterschool Ultimate Frisbee
    February 14 – March 14

    Afterschool Yoga
    March 1 – 29 or May 3 – 31

    Chillin’ with Mixed Media
    January 24 – February 28 (skip February 7)

    Adventurer Club
    Any weekday from February to May

    Basic Sewing Class
    February 6 – 27 April 10 – May 1

    Programs and events lined up for the entire family include:

    Outdoor Adventures
    A variety of hikes led by expert naturalists
    March 11, April 8, May 20

    Juggle for All
    Basic juggling class to stimulate the brain
    Every Sunday until June

    Lake Norman Bike Expo and Community Ride
    Features bikes from various bike shops and a greenway tour
    May 12

    Historic Brattonsville tour
    April 24

    Adult programs and classes include:

    Sustainable Yoga for Older Adults
    Monthly from February to April

    Watercolors with Judith Brown
    February 1 – 22, March 1 – 29, April 5 – 26, May 3 – 31

    Women’s Self-Defense
    March 10

    Citizen CPR Course
    April 23

    Introduction to Floral Design
    March 15

For more details and information about these and other events, check the Davidson community calendar.