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Council Duties and Responsibilities

Cary Town Council Liaison Responsibilities
Updated June 2, 2014

Note: This document will be updated in January of each year beginning in 2013.

General duties of the Cary Town Council Members include:

  1. Establishing policies and programs for the effective delivery of Town services;
  2. Approving the annual financial plan and budget and setting the property tax rate and all user fees; and
  3. Providing all ordinances, rules and regulations for the welfare of the Town.

In addition to the above general duties, Cary Town Council Members perform numerous ceremonial duties and serve as liaisons to many organizations, including Town of Cary government groups and organizations outside Town government. Below is a list of these organizations. The mayor appoints the council member liaison of all the groups noted with an asterisk (*).

A
week-at-a-glance schedule depicts the official activities of Cary Town Council Members.

Town of Cary Organizations:

All these meetings are open to the public. More information about these public bodies, including agenda and minutes, are on the web pages shown in the table below. The Town of Cary web calendar lists all meeting dates, times, locations and other pertinent details.

Town of Cary Organization Name

Council Liaison(s)

Contact Person

Council Committees

Economic Development Committee

Weinbrecht, Smith and Robinson

Cary Town Manager Ben Shivar; ben.shivar@townofcary.org; (919) 469-4003

*Cary/Chatham County Joint Issues Committee

Robinson and Bush

Town of Cary Planning Director Jeff Ulma; jeff.ulma@townofcary.org; (919) 319-4580

*Cary/Morrisville Joint Issues Committee

Weinbrecht, Robinson and Adcock

Cary Town Manager Ben Shivar; ben.shivar@townofcary.org; (919) 469-4003

Boards/Commissions

*Environmental Advisory Board

Yerha

Town of Cary Sustainability Manager Emily Barrett; Emily.barrett@townofcary.org;
(919) 469-5125

*Information Services Advisory Board

Bush

Town of Cary Public Information Director Susan Moran; susan.moran@townofcary.org;
(919) 460-4951

*Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Advisory Board

Frantz

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Interim Director Doug McRainey; doug.mcrainey@townofcary.org
(919) 460-4973

*Planning and Zoning Board

Adcock

Town of Cary Planning Director Jeff Ulma; jeff.ulma@townofcary.org; (919) 319-4580

*Public Art Advisory Board

Smith

Town of Cary Public Art Coordinator Denise Dickens; denise.dickens@townofcary.org;
(919) 465-4791

*Zoning Board of Adjustment

Smith

Town of Cary Planner Debra Grannan; debra.grannan@townofcary.org;
(919) 460-4980

Other, Non-Town of Cary Organizations:

These organizations are not part of the Town of Cary government organization and may not operate under the NC Open Meetings Laws. The table below provides links, if available, to information about the organizations, including agenda and minutes. Persons interested in learning more about these non-Town of Cary groups should communicate with the appropriate contact person shown below.

Non Town of Cary Organization Name

Meeting Information

Council Liaison(s)

Contact Person

General Government

*Metropolitan Mayors Coalition

Meetings/events scheduled as needed

Weinbrecht, Adcock (alternate)

Julie White; jwhite@metromayors.com
(919) 787-8000

Metro Mayors Board of Directors

Call Summary

Conference calls scheduled as needed

Weinbrecht, Adcock (alternate)

Julie White; jwhite@metromayors.com
(919) 787-8000

NC League of Municipalities Board of Directors

Meets as needed

Robinson

Regan Brown Reynolds; rreynolds@nclm.org;
(919) 715-8835

*Triangle J Council of Governments Regional Mayors and County Chairs

Meeting Summary

Typically the 1st Thursday of odd numbered months, 11:30 a.m., Large Conf. Rm., Triangle J Offices, Yorkshire Bldg., 4307 Emperor Blvd., Durham unless noted otherwise

Weinbrect, Adcock (alternate)

Kirby Bowers; kbowers@tjcog.org; (919) 558-9395

Triangle J Council of Governments Governing Board of Delegates

Meeting Summary

Typically meets every other month, 6 p.m., Triangle J Offices, Yorkshire Bldg., 4307 Emperor Blvd., Durham

Robinson, Bush (alternate)

Rennee Boyette; rboyette@tjcog.org; (919) 558-9403

Triangle J Council of Governments Executive Committee

Meeting Summary


 

Typically meets every other month, 6 p.m., Triangle J Offices, Yorkshire Bldg., 4307 Emperor Blvd., Durham

Robinson

Rennee Boyette; rboyette@tjcog.org; (919) 558-9403

Wake County Mayors’ Association

Meeting Summary

Typically the 3rd Mon. of each month; locations may vary

Weinbrecht

Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht; Harold.weinbrecht@townofcary.org; (919) 469-4011

Economic Development

Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors

Meeting Summary

Typically the 3rd Tues. of each month at 13th Floor, 421 Fayetteville St., Raleigh

Smith

Linda Bonine; lbonine@visitRaleigh.com;
(919) 645.2662

Transit/Transportation

CAMPO Executive Board

Meeting Summary

Typically the 3rd Wed. of each month, 4 p.m., Capital Area Transit Operations Facility located at 4101 Poole Rd., Raleigh

Weinbrecht, Adcock (alternate)

Chris Lukasina;

Chris.lukasina@camp-nc.us;
(919) 996-4390

*Triangle Mobility Action Partnership(Tri-Map)

Meeting Summary

Meets every three months; RDU Airport Authority Building, Room 100A, 1000 Trade Ct., Morrisville

Robinson, Adcock (alternate)

Natalie Griffith; natalie@letsgetmoving.org;
(919) 664-7062

*Triangle Transit Authority Board of Trustees

Typically the 4th Wed. of each month, 1 p.m., Board Room of the Triangle Transit Offices, 4600 Emperor Blvd., Durham

Robinson

Michelle Dawson; mdawson@TriangleTransit.org; (919) 485-7438

Triangle Transit Personnel Committee

Typically the 1st Tuesday in February, May and September, Board Room of the Triangle Transit Offices, 4600 Emperor Blvd., Suite 100, Durham

Robinson

Michelle Dawson; mdawson@TriangleTransit.org; (919) 485-7438

Triangle Transit Planning & Legislative Committee

Typically the 1st Tuesday of every month, 1p.m., Board Room of the Triangle Transit Offices, 4600 Emperor Blvd., Durham

Robinson

Michelle Dawson; mdawson@TriangleTransit.org; (919) 485-7438

Growth and Development, Infrastructure and Natural Resources

*Triangle J Council of Governments Water Resources

Typically meets quarterly. However, meeting schedule not yet been established.

Weinbrecht, Smith (alternate)

Michael B. Schlegel;

mschlegel@tjcog.org;

(919) 558-9342

*Triangle J Council of Governments Center of the Region Enterprise

Meeting Summary

Typically the 2nd Fri. of each month, Noon, Triangle J Offices, Large Conf. Rm., 4307 Emperor Boulevard, Durham

Smith, Adcock (alternate)

John Hodges-Copple; johnhc@tjcog.org; (919) 558-9320

*Triangle J Council of Governments Development and Infrastructure Partnership

Meeting schedule not yet established

Robinson, Smith (alternate)

John Hodges-Copple; johnhc@tjcog.org; (919) 558-9320

*Triangle J Council of Governments Smart Growth Committee

Meeting Summary

Meets as needed and an email communicating meeting date is sent out when applicable.
Triangle J Offices, Yorkshire Bldg., 4307 Emperor Blvd., Durham

Frantz, Bush (alternate)

John Hodges-Copple; johnhc@tjcog.org;

(919) 558-9320

Community Organizations

Friends of Page Walker Board of Directors

Typically the 1st Wed. of each month, 7 p.m., Page Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop

Frantz

Ed Yerha; yerha@lenovo.com
(919) 257-5188

Sister Cities Association

Typically meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.; Page Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop

Smith

Ian Hinshaw; president@sistercitiesofcary.org; (919) 633-0055