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File #: 19-172    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/8/2019 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 5/14/2019 Final action:
Title: Budget Worksession - Capital Project Delivery, Climate Action Plans Implementation and Staff Capacity PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board of Aldermen to discuss the current scope and scheduling of active capital projects and the implementation of town and community climate action plans and associated staff capacity and to advise regarding expectations that could affect prioritization and delivery.
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Budget Worksession - Capital Project Delivery, Climate Action Plans Implementation and Staff Capacity
PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board of Aldermen to discuss the current scope and scheduling of active capital projects and the implementation of town and community climate action plans and associated staff capacity and to advise regarding expectations that could affect prioritization and delivery.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning and Public Works

CONTACT INFORMATION: Patricia McGuire, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org - 919-918-7327; Joe Guckavan, jguckavan@townofcarrboro.org - 919-918-7427

INFORMATION: In response to community interests, Board of Aldermen prioritization, and Town Manager direction, Town staff work to complete a variety of types of capital projects, such as sidewalks, multi-use paths, enhancements to parks and other town properties, ongoing maintenance of town streets, and, with the recent start-up of a Town stormwater utility, stormwater enhancements. Efforts to advance the Town's Strategic Energy and Community Climate Action plans are also actively underway. The bulk of these activities are typically carried out by staff in Public Works and Planning; Recreation and Parks Facility Management staff have also been involved, most recently with the management of projects to upgrade the Town Commons and to develop the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Implementation of the climate action plans is different from a specific project that has an identifiable beginning and end point as it is ongoing and involves a much wider group of staff and departments. This interdepartmental, town-wide effort, is anticipated to be a permanent addition to staff workload. The Environmental Planner is coordinating these activities and is the lead staff person on all sustainability initiatives and implementation of the climate action plans.

With this agenda item and the worksession presentation Tuesday evening, staff are seeking to provide a...

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