Town of Pittsboro Downtown Advisory Board Membership Eligibility

MEMO TO: Mayor and Commissioners
FROM: Chris Kennedy, Town Manager
SUBJECT: Town of Pittsboro Downtown Advisory Board Membership Eligibility

Requirements and Term Parameters

DATE: February 14, 2022

Purpose: To approve to the Membership Eligibility Requirements and Term Parameters for the Town of Pittsboro Downtown Advisory Board who will serve to administer the Town of Pittsboro’s Main Street Program.

Proposal: Staff is proposing the following eligibility requirements and term parameters for the Town of Pittsboro Downtown

Advisory Board: Appointment of Members; Terms.

All appointments shall be made by the Town of Pittsboro Board of Commissioners. The Downtown Advisory Board shall consist of eighteen (18) members, including eleven (11) voting members and seven (7) ex officio non-voting members. The official staff liaison to the Downtown Advisory Board shall be the Planning Director, or his/her designee.

Membership shall be composed from the following membership categories:
Voting Members (11) – 3-year Terms, staggered
Main Street District Stakeholder Members: Seven (7) total members from this
category and the composition may include the following:

  • Main Street District Located Restaurant or Bar Owner / Manager
  • Main Street District Located Retail Business Owner / Manager
  • Main Street District Located Business Owner / Manager
  • Main Street District Located Resident (Residential Landowner)
  • Main Street District Located Property Owner (Non-Residential Landowner)

Business or Development Industry Stakeholder Members: Four (4) total members from this category and the composition may include the following:

  • Representative from Pittsboro Business Association
  • Representative from Circle City Merchants
  • Pittsboro Located Restaurant or Bar Owner / Manager
  • Pittsboro Located Retail Business Owner / Manager
  • Pittsboro Located Business Owner / Manager
  • Pittsboro Located Resident (Residential Landowner)
  • Pittsboro Located Property Owner (Non-Residential Landowner)
  • Land Developer
  • Building Contractor
  • Architect
  • Contract, Real Estate or Land Use Attorney
  • Landscape Professional.

Ex Officio Non-Voting Members (7) – No Term Limits:

  • One (1) Local High School Student
  • One (1) Representative from Chatham County Historical Association
  • One (1) Representative from Chatham Chamber of Commerce
  • One (1) Representative from Pittsboro-Siler City Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • One (1) Representative from Chatham Economic Development Corporation
  • One (1) Representative from the Chatham County Planning Department
  • One (1) Representative from the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center

Members of the Pittsboro Downtown Advisory Board shall be appointed for three-year, staggered terms with the term for each member to expire on June 30 of the calendar year. Members may be reappointed to two consecutive terms, before being required to sit off the board for at least one year. The Town Board of Commissioners shall have the authority to designate the terms for newly appointed members as one-, two- and three- year terms in order to maintain staggered terms, as the Town Board of Commissioners deems appropriate.

Vacancies.
Vacancies in the office of any member of the Pittsboro Downtown Advisory Board shall be filled by the Town Board of Commissioners for the unexpired term.

Compensation.
Members of the Pittsboro Downtown Advisory Board shall serve without compensation.
Recommendation:

  • Approve the Membership Requirements.
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