October 2013 Town Message

Posted on 23. Oct, 2013 by .

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The Town Message is now available.  Click here to download a pdf of the Town Message, or visit the Town of Davidson’s website at townofdavidson.org. There is a lot of good and interesting news in this newsletter, and I encourage you to read it in order to keep up with what is happening in Davidson.  […]

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HOT Lanes

Posted on 09. Oct, 2013 by .

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The widening of I-77 has definitely generated a lot of interest the past couple of years.  Swirling around this discussion are a lot of facts, plenty of conjecture, and some flat out misstatements.  Hopefully this article will bring some clarity to this important topic. First, a few definitions and clarifications:  HOT stands for high-occupancy toll.  […]

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Why Are Our Taxes So High??

Posted on 30. Sep, 2013 by .

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Recently, the sponsor of one of the upcoming candidate forums sent out an e-mail with some questions we might want to prepare for.  One of those questions was ‘Why are our taxes so high?”  I have 3 short, simple answers, which I’ll then explain in detail:  1. We’re smaller than them; 2.  They aren’t; and […]

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MI-Connection

Posted on 28. Jun, 2013 by .

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Davidson’s decision to purchase the remnants of Adelphia Cable in 2007 was a significant decision which continues to have ramifications for our town.  While we are by no means out of the woods, over the past two years the financial situation at MI-Connection has improved significantly, and the outlook is much more positive than it […]

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Development

Posted on 28. Jun, 2013 by .

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I build homes for a living, and I’ve done one development and am working on another, so I guess that makes me a developer.  In Davidson, I’ve come to learn that developers have about the same approval level as Congress, if that.  But, I’m proud to be a home builder and developer, and I strongly […]

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Affordable Housing

Posted on 26. Jun, 2013 by .

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Davidson is one of three towns in North Carolina to have an inclusionary housing ordinance.  This ordinance, also known as the affordable housing ordinance, requires developers to sell 12.5% of homes in a new development as part of Davidson’s affordable housing program. The intent of the affordable housing ordinance is, simply put, to have more […]

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