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File #: 19-61    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/6/2019 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 2/12/2019 Final action:
Title: Street Assessment Policy Review for Unpaved Roads PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to seek Board input regarding the current Street Assessment Policy (Revised as of June 2009), discuss existing gravel roads, public benefit of improvements on unpaved roadways, and seek direction from the Board of Alderman regarding needed improvements.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Town of Carrboro Street Assessment Policy - 2009, 2. Attachment B - The Charter of the Town of Carrboro - Article 5. Special Assessments, 3. Attachment C - North Carolina General Statutes, Section 160A-217, 4. Attachment D - Estimated Projected Costs to Improve Gravel Roads in Town of Carrboro
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Street Assessment Policy Review for Unpaved Roads
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to seek Board input regarding the current Street Assessment Policy (Revised as of June 2009), discuss existing gravel roads, public benefit of improvements on unpaved roadways, and seek direction from the Board of Alderman regarding needed improvements.
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DEPARTMENT: Public Works

CONTACT INFORMATION: Joe Guckavan, jguckavan@townofcarborro.org, 919-918-7427

INFORMATION:
Streets Assessment Policy (Revised as of June 2009):

The Town's current Street Assessment Policy (Revised as of June 2009), provides procedures for street and sidewalk special assessments with or without a petition from property owners. See Attachment A - Street Assessment Policy (Revised as of June 2009). Staff is seeking clarification and review on the following:
1. Does the Board want to continue to utilize the 50% assessment policy and what specific improvements does the assessment include (paving, curb and gutter, and/or sidewalk)?
2. Does the Town want to include language in the policy that would allow for improvements based on public benefit?
In 2006, Lisa Drive and Quail Roost Drive were paved following the Town's Streets Assessment Policy. In that case, the neighbors adjoining these streets submitted a petition to the Town, and the Board of Aldermen met and approved the petition. Once funds were determined to be available, a resolution was declared to move forward with the project. The project was partially funded by special assessment, where the residents paid for half of the project cost to pave. There was sidewalk, curb, and storm drain constructed on the project. The homeowners did not pay for this portion. The assessment to pave Lisa Drive was approximately $22 per frontage of property foot and the assessment to pave Quail Roost Drive was approximately $15 per frontage of property foot.

The Charter of the Town of Carrboro:

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