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									Ta b le of Contents
• Mayor’s Musings
• Manager’s Notebook

• Police Department News          2
• Parks & Rec Programs          4-9
• Town News                       9
• DDI News                      10
• In the Planning Pipeline       11
• Calendar                       12

                                         News from the Town of Davidson, NC
                                                                                                    Fall 2006

                Mayor Randall Kincaid
Davidson has taken some major
steps to encourage walking. We
have improved pedestrian safety
with better crosswalks, several
"stop for pedestrians" signs and
recently installed crossing lights.                     The Town of Davidson is working to protect Lake Davidson’s ten miles of
We have built several miles of                          shoreline.
new sidewalks over the years. In Manager’s Notebook                                                                             By Leamon Brice
new subdivisions, we require        One Davidson asset often overlooked is Lake                motors over ten horsepower). This includes
sidewalks and we limit both the Davidson.                                                      Spinnaker Reach, Spinnaker Point, the Woods at
street width and block length to                                                               Lake Davidson, Lake Davidson Park, and
                                    In the late 70's and early 80's the Town shied away
slow traffic and encourage walk-                                                               Davidson Pointe. Docking a boat with a motor
                                    from providing public access to the lake. Elected
ing. We put a 25 mph speed                                                                     greater than ten horsepower in any of the slips is a
                                    officials felt there might be potential liability if the
limit on Concord Road. We are                                                                  violation of the Davidson planning ordnance and
                                    public was allowed access to the water.
building a network of greenways                                                                each day the violation continues is subject to an
inviting to walkers and cyclists In the 90's, this policy changed and since then,              additional fine.
for generations to come. We per- elected officials have worked to provide lake
                                                                                               The Town of Davidson has never had to enforce
mit clustering of housing in the access.
                                                                                               this planning ordinance regulation but reminder
town center allowing more peo- Davidson has always been committed to protecting
                                    the lake. Spinnaker Cove, the first subdivision            letters have been sent to residents on the lake.
ple to live close to downtown
                                    approved on Lake Davidson, had two specific pro-           Most residents respect the lake and their fellow
and therefore to walk for
                                                                                               lake users. Many of the safety issues are created
errands. Years ago, we adopted a tections included in its building approval. The first
                                                                                               by boat owners from other areas.
leash law, to protect pedestrians. was a required setback from the lakeshore. While
All great towns encourage walk- the setback is not nearly the size required by new             Lake Davidson is divided by the Mecklenburg and
ing. The benefits of walking are    watershed protection regulations, it was a start.          Iredell county line. The lower half of the lake is in
obvious: better health, better      The second restriction applied to boat slips. The          Davidson. The upper half is in unincorporated
community building and less         elected officials decided that individual private          Iredell County. Elected officials from both the
dependence on automobiles.          piers should not be allowed on Lake Davidson.              town of Mooresville and Davidson recognize the
Show me a town where it is dif- Not only was Spinnaker Cove required to build                  need to work together to protect the lake. The two
ficult to walk and I will show      boat slips rather than private piers, but restrictions     towns are working together on an interlocal agree-
you one that has its public poli- were applied to the slips. Residents could not dock          ment to provide continued protection of Lake
cies wrong.                         a boat with more than a ten horsepower motor.              Davidson. The aim is to ensure enhanced protec-
                                                                                               tion for the lake and increased recreational oppor-
When the Kincaid family             Every development on Lake Davidson since
                                                                                               tunities for the future.
arrived in Davidson in 1967,        Spinnaker Cove has been approved with the same
walking was important. There        restrictions (no private piers and no boats with
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                                          DAVIDSON POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS
were fewer cars, and drivers                                                                               by Chief Jeanne A. Miller
were more attuned to pedestri-
ans. I know; everything was         July 4th Fireworks and Glo Bracelets. Sergeant Brian Fink,
better back then, but I clearly     Corporal D. Ivan Brown and Officer Rodney Gentry donned
remember my mother's first          crisp, uniform dress jackets, polished leather boots and sharply-
visit to Davidson.                  creased pants to act as the Honor Guard for the 4th of July
She remarked that everybody         Parade. Corporal Brown and Corporal Jay Stokes spent the
seemed to take great pride in       evening on bike patrol, making sure a good time was had by all.
their homes, but their cars         Sergeants Scott Misenheimer and Barney Poole handed out our
appeared to be refugees from        DPD Glo Bracelets to our smallest citizens, so when they walked
junk yards. We had our priori-      home they would be visible and safe.
ties straight then. Cars did not
matter much, and we walked
                                    Child Car Seat Inspections. If you are concerned whether your
                                    car seat is properly installed, give us a call! An inspection can be
We have lived through a half        requested by calling the Davidson Police Department (704 892-
century of automobile domi-         5131) or by sending an email to
nance. Thank heavens that era
is finally waning due to the
price of gasoline. Public poli-     Let us be the next speaker for your club or service organization! We have several officers prepared to
cy in Davidson always includ-       make a presentation to your club or service organization regarding Home Security, Personal Safety,
ed the priority of pedestrians      Developing a Neighborhood Block Watch or Neighborhood Association. We also offer presentations
over automobiles. A prime           about Safe Driving for Seniors. If you would like to schedule a speaker, please call the Davidson Police
example has been our refusal        Department at 704 892-5131 or send an email to
to let the state widen any
major street to four lanes, in                      Need your fingerprints taken for a job or passport? The DPD will provide fingerprints
part because it is difficult for                    to residents or businesses who need employees’ fingerprints on file. Please make an
pedestrians to cross.                               appointment by calling the Davidson Police Department or by sending an email to
Today, we are building our                 This is a free service for residents and town businesses.
first roundabouts. They are
safer for pedestrians because                     Left Wheel to Curb: IT'S ILLEGAL! In the state of North Carolina and throughout the
the crossing distance in traffic    United States, ordinances prohibit parking "left wheel (driver's side) to curb”. The only exception is on a
lanes is much shorter, and          one way street allowing parking on both sides. According to the Davidson Code of Ordinances 70-86,
there are islands of safety         Parking with Left Side to Curb, states: Unless otherwise indicated, no vehicle shall be parked with its left
between crossings.                  side to the curb in the town (Code 1978, § 18-64). This is a public safety issue. Your voluntary compli-
Our policy of connecting            ance is requested. The penalty for parking left side to curb is $25.
streets makes the town more
pedestrian friendly. Cars repre-
                                    Meet Officer Ivan W. Deloatch. Officer Deloatch is a recent graduate of
sent the largest threat to pedes-
                                    Central Piedmont Community College/North Campus Basic Law
trians, and if we can make it
                                    Enforcement Training (BLET). He was born in Tarboro, North Carolina,
possible for drivers to go
                                    is married and has a child. He is a graduate of Elizabeth City State
where pedestrians are not,
                                    University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. He and his
everyone will benefit.
                                    family live in Charlotte. Officer Deloatch is committed to foot and bike
We must continue to encour-
                                    patrols and you will be seeing him soon as he begins twelve weeks of on-
age walking. We still have too
                                    the-job training.
many streets without side-
walks like Grey Road and
Avinger Lane. Pedestrians           NEW CRUISERS. We are considering two new designs for our police-
have problems at several inter-     cruisers. One is an updated version of the current grey cruiser. The other
sections, including Main at         is a traditional "black and white" with the Town of Davidson logo. What do you think? Which would you
Griffith, and Beaty at Griffith.    prefer? Email us at Photos of the current vehicle and proposed vehicle can
We must continue to connect         be viewed online at
streets so motorists can find
ways around town instead of
through town. We should con-        Mayor’s Musings continued
tinue to encourage students to      A town committee is working on a plan improving bicycle and pedestrian safety. It includes an education
walk to school and we need to       and an enforcement component; I hope it will also include a policy requiring homeowners to prune low-
make it safer for pedestrians to    hanging branches impeding pedestrians and cyclists. Regardless, it is a serious endeavor. We have our
use the bridge over I-77.           public policies right. We have always encouraged walking and we always will.

        A Look at Davidson s Past

 Chairman Blake House circa 1902.                                      Pott’s Home on North Main Street circa 1920’s.

Davidson is unique among the small            The growing college population also              Davidson is a town deeply rooted in its
towns of Mecklenburg County. People           necessitated housing for the faculty. Much       history, but it also looks toward the
point to its colorful residents, its small-   of the initial residential development along     future.
town charm, and the eye-catching mix of       North Main Street and Concord Road was           The middle of the twentieth century saw
architectural styles Davidson has main-       faculty housing, as was the Lorimer-             the advent of modern styles of architec-
tained. Another explanation for the par-      Woodland-Thompson Street sector during           ture in Davidson. These houses, were the
ticular character of the town is rooted in    the early twentieth century.                     products of a progressive theory of
its pattern of growth, unlike that of any     In the 1850’s students at the college ate        design and embodied new ideals of resi-
other town in Mecklenburg County.             their meals off campus, leading to a prolif-     dential architecture.
While Matthews, Pineville, Huntersville       eration of boarding houses in the Town.          There are prominent reminders of the
and Cornelius began as railroad turnouts      Local women were able to earn a living by        history of Davidson scattered throughout
or mill towns, the Town of Davidson           providing students at the college with hot       town. There are also other less well-
owes its existence to Davidson College.       meals.                                           known but equally important pieces of
Davidson College was established in           The reactivation of the railroad in 1874         history we risk losing to the forces of
1835 by Presbyterians wanting to provide      heralded changes leading to the diversifi-       time and nature.
higher education to Presbyterian residents    cation of the town's economy and                 The next time you walk through the
of the western piedmont. The College          Davidson began to develop into an indus-         streets of Davidson, take a moment to
opened in 1837 on land sold to its            trial center for the surrounding rural areas.    appreciate the history and beauty of the
founders by the descendants of William        Linden Mill was established in 1890, fol-        homes and buildings around you.
Lee Davidson. Some of the original            lowed by the Delburg Mill in 1908. With
buildings from the early campus are still     the opening of these and other enterprises
standing, including the President's House,    came the growth of parts of Davidson that
Oak Row and Elm Row.                          were not connected to Davidson College.
It was not long before local merchants        A thriving village was built for employees
began offering services to the faculty and    at the Delburg Cotton Mill along Delburg
student population at the college and a       Street and Watson Street. An African-
retail core began to develop along Main       American community developed in the
Street, including the Helper Hotel.           vicinity of Mock Road and Eden Street in
Today's downtown district looks very          the early twentieth century and continues
                                                                                               Photos courtesy of Davidson College Archives.
similar to the commercial core of the         to thrive today.
1920’s.                                                                                        Thanks to Jan Blodgett for her assistance with this

                                 GET MOVING ON THE GREENWAY
                                                                         By: Steve Fraher, Parks & Recreation Director
    Construction of the 2.8 mile SE Greenway
    began in June and is scheduled to open in
    The greenway will lead from the southern end
    of South Street to the new Robert Walker
    Drive/Bailey Road extension and on to
    Davidson Concord Road. New parks will be
    built along this route over the next few years,
    including one at the old waste water treatment
    plant on South Street, one at a site at the end
    of Hudson Place, and on Patrick Johnston
    lane. Neighborhood meetings will be sched-
    uled to receive design input for these facili-
    As the pathways open, they will provide
    opportunities to enjoy a variety of nature and
    wildlife. More importantly, these paths and
    routes weave our neighborhoods together. The       Campers enjoying some outdoor orienteering instruction.
    greenways, bikepaths, sidewalks and bikelanes
    provide a safe and healthy alternative for our
    residents to get around town.
    Here are a few greenway safety tips:
    1. Trails are for use by walkers, joggers, bicy-
    clists, roller bladers and people using wheel-
    chairs. Please be respectful and aware of other
    users regardless of their method of travel,
    speed or level of skill.
    2. Helmets are recommended for people of all
    ages and required by County Ordinance for
    those under the age of 16.
    3. Always use the trail with a friend.
    4. Please secure your valuables in a locked
    vehicle or leave them at home.
    5. Use caution along streams, creeks and wet-
    land areas.
                                                        Archery campers prepare to take aim.
    6. Motorized vehicles, motor bikes, golf carts,
    and skateboards are not permitted on the trail.
    7. Trails are open for use dawn to dusk each
    8. Pets must be on a leash no longer than six
    feet in length. Please pick up after your pet.
    9. Do not remove any items from the natural
    areas along the trail.

      Volunteers are needed to assist
      with monitoring greenway use
        and reporting issues, repair
        items and citizen comments
       to Town staff. Please contact
     Steve Fraher, sfraher@ci.david-, or Lauren Blackburn,,
           for more information.                        Campers enjoy some board games and indoor play.

           Parks and Recreation Programs - Fall 2006
All classes meet at the Davidson Parks &     Sogetsu Study Group        Bar Code 1266      Day:     Wednesday
Recreation offices at 452 South Main         No experience is necessary. Meet the sec-     Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Street unless otherwise indicated. Classes   ond Thursday of every month. For infor-       Date: October 4 - November 8
are open to people of all abilities. For     mation, call Carol Cook at 704-896-1301.      Location:Calvary Church
information, please call 704-892-3349 or     Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m.                  Evening Class Bar Code 1245
visit Bar code numbers       Fee:     $10.00/session                       Day:     Thursday
are included for online registration.        Instructor:Carol Cook, Mari Yuan              Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
                                                                                           Date: October 5 - November 9
 Programs with low registration will be      Basic Photography - Digital/Film              Fee:     $160.00 Resident
   cancelled. Please register early to       Bar Code 1291                                          $180.00 Non resident
     prevent course cancellation!            Learn various camera operations and tech-     Location:Ice House Center
                                             niques. Bring your own digital or film        Instructor:Jane Ellithorpe
          Adult Activities                   Day:     Monday                               OWLS (Older Wiser Living Stronger)
                                             Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                 Fitness Bar Code 1324
Preserving Your Past      Bar Code 1284      Date: September 18 - October 23               This free community class is sponsored by
This four week session will take you         Fee:     $95.00 Resident                      the Lake Norman YMCA, Ada Jenkins
through photo organization and album                  $115.00 Non resident                 Center and Davidson Parks & Recreation.
making. Photo box included.                  Instructor:Dana Pianowski                     This is an ongoing chair-based fitness
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                                              class incorporating cardiovascular work,
Date: October 5 - October 26 or              Portrait Photography        Bar Code 1290     strength training, and flexibility.
         November 7 - November 28            Use lighting controls to create different     Day:     Monday and Friday
Fee:     $50.00 Resident                     moods of portraits. Digital or film camera    Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
         $60.00 Non resident                 required. Co-sponsored by The Light           Date: Begins September 11
Instructor:Kathy Grunert                     Factory.                                      Location:Ada Jenkins Center
                                             Day:     Monday
Decoupage Workshops                          Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Participants will create a hurricane lamp.   Date: October 30 -
                                                                                                          Adult Trips
Please bring scissors, exacto knife and a    December 18                                   All trips leave from the police parking lot
self cutting mat. All other materials pro-   Fee:     $150.00 Resident                     at Davidson Town Hall, unless otherwise
vided.                                                $170.00 Non resident                 indicated.
Morning Class Bar Code 1316                  Instructor: Dana Pianowski
Day:      Monday and Wednesday               Location: Calvary Church                      Cheap Joe's, Boone, N.C.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                                              Bar Code 1320
Date: October 2 - October 11                                                               All are welcome on this annual trip to
                                                        Adult Art Classes                  Cheap Joe's art store in Boone, N.C.
Evening Class Bar Code 1317                                                                Date: Wednesday, September 20
Day:     Tuesday and Thursday                Basic Drawing                                 Departure:8:00 a.m.
Time:     6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.              Students will work in various mediums.        Return: 4:00 p.m.
Date: October 17 - October 26                                                              Fee:     $15.00 Resident
Fee:     $130.00 Resident                    Morning Class Bar Code 1244                            $18.00 Non resident
         $145.00 Non resident                Day:   Tuesday
Instructor: Leticia Barrentine               Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                  J.H Stepp Apple Orchard,
Location: Calvary Church                     Date: October 3 - November 7                  Hendersonville, N.C.       Bar Code 1353
                                                                                           Spend a day on the farm. We will stop for
Ikebana Flower Arranging                     Evening Class Bar Code 1243                   lunch and visit the orchard for a wagon
Bar Code 1287                                Day:     Wednesday                            ride tour, apple and pumpkin picking.
Learn the art of Ikebana (Japanese Flower    Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.                   Date: Thursday, October 5
Arranging).                                  Date: October 4 - November 8                  Departure:9:00 a.m.
Day:     Monday                              Fee:     $160.00 Resident                     Return: 5:30 p.m.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                         $180.00 Non resident                 Fee:      $20.00 Resident
Date: September 11 - October 2               Location:Ice House Center                               $25.00 Non resident
         October 9 - October 30              Instructor:Jane Ellithorpe
         November 6 - November 27                                                          Blumenthal Theatre       Bar Code 1354
Fee:     $45.00 Resident (4 week session)    Watercolor                                    Come see "The 25th Annual Putnam
         $50.00 Non resident                 Learn techniques of watercolor, still life,   County Spelling Bee", a Tony Award win-
         (4 week session)                    landscape and seascape.                       ning musical comedy.
Instructor:Carol Cook, Mari Yuan                                                           Date: Tuesday, October 10
                                             Morning Class Bar Code 1246                   Departure:6:45 p.m.
    Return: 11:30 p.m.                             and through "Christmastown USA".
    Fee:    $50.00 Resident                        Date: Thursday December 14                    Writing a Pathway to Healing for
            $60.00 Non resident                    Departure:4:00 p.m.                           Women              Bar Code: 1352
                                                   Return: 9:00 p.m.                             Help process your experiences and set new
    Oktoberfest - Hickory, N.C.                    Fee:     $15.00 Resident                      goals for the future.
    Bar Code 1355                                           $18.00 Non resident                  Day:     Tuesday
    Celebrate with crafts, music and food at                                                     Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    the 20th annual Oktoberfest in Hickory.        Festival of Lights                            Date: November 14
    Date: Friday, October 13                       Bar Code 1359                                 Fee:     $12.00 Resident
    Departure:11:30 a.m.                           Visit Tanglewood Park for the annual                   $15.00 Non resident
    Return: 5:00 p.m.                              Festival of Lights.                           Instructor:Caroline Adams
    Fee:     $10.00 Resident                       Date: Tuesday, December 19
             $12.00 Non resident                   Depature:4:00 p.m.                                Lectures and Book Reviews
                                                   Return: 9:00 p.m.
    Art Institute of Charlotte                     Fee:     $10.00 Resident                      Book Review By Belle Banks
    Bar Code 1356                                           $12.00 Non resident                  Belle Banks provides a review of selected
    Tour the Institute and gallery in Charlotte                                                  novels. Meet in the Town Hall Boardroom.
    before lunch in the teaching restaurant.             Adult Writing Workshops                 Day:     Tuesday
    Date: Tuesday, October 24                                                                    Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Departure:10:30 a.m.                           Writing Through Life - Journaling             Date: October 17
    Return: 2:00 p.m.                              Bar Code 1319
    Fee:     $10.00 Resident                       All participants will leave with a resource   Lunch and Learn Lecture Program
             $12.00 Non resident                   workbook.                                     Co-sponsored with the Lake Norman
                                                   Day:     Monday                               YMCA. Meet at Calvary Presbyterian
    Southern Christmas Show                        Time: 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.                   Church on South Street, unless otherwise
    Bar Code 1321                                  Date: October 2                               indicated. This program is free and open to
    The world of Christmas awaits you at the       Fee:     $17.00 Resident                      the public. Participants must bring their
    annual holiday show at the Charlotte                    $20.00 Non resident                  own lunch.
    Merchandise Mart.                              Instructor: Rosie Molinary
    Date: Thursday, November 16                                                                  The New Biology
    Departure:9:30 a.m.                            99 Things To do in Your Life                  Lecture by Jim Murphy. Discuss the over
    Return: 3:30 p.m.                              Bar Code 1322                                 acidification of the body.
    Fee:    $15.00 Resident                        Write your life goals and practice writing    Day:      Friday
            $18.00 Non resident                    exercises.                                    Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
                                                   Day:     Monday                               Date: September 22
    Darshana Hall Plantation                       Time: 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
    Bar Code 1357                                  Date: October 16                              Hear Direct
    See one of Iredell County's original planta-   Fee:     $17.00 Resident                      Ask questions about hearing loss and hear-
    tions beautifully decorated for Christmas.              $20.00 Non resident                  ing recovery. Food provided by Mia
    Date: Wednesday, November 29                   Instructor:Rosie Molinary                     Familia.
    Departure:10:00 a.m.                                                                         Day:     Friday
    Return: 1:30 p.m.                              Introduction to Personal Essay Writing        Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Fee:     $15.00 Resident                       Bar Code 1323                                 Date: October 27
             $18.00 Non resident                   Explore the principles of personal essay
                                                   writing.                                      The Magic of Stories
    Christmas in New York Bar Code 1360            Day:     Wednesday                            Learn about stories and storytelling with
    This five day trip includes deluxe motor       Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.                   Sauni Woods.
    coach transportation, five night's double      Date: October 18 - November 22                Day:    Friday
    occupancy hotel accommodation, includ-         Fee:     $65.00 Resident                      Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    ing three nights in the New York City area.             $75.00 Non resident                  Date: November 17
    Two guided tours of NYC. Visit Central         Instructor: Rosie Molinary
    Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square,                                                      Christmas Luncheon         Bar Code 1293
    and Wall Street. $75.00 due at registra-       Writing an Effective Resume                   Join us as we eat together and enjoy local
    tion, remaining balance due October 1.         Bar Code 1351                                 entertainment.
    Date: December 7 - December 12                 Learn to emphasize your marketable quali-     Day:     Friday
    Departure:8:00 a.m.                            fications.                                    Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Return: 8:00 p.m.                              Day:      Thursday                            Date: December 1
    Fee:     $550.00                               Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                   Location:The Pines, Davidson Room
                                                   Date: October 12                              Fee:     $15.00
    Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens -               Fee:      $12.00 Resident
    McAdenville      Bar Code 1358                           $15.00 Non resident
    Tour the Christmas lights in the garden        Instructor: Caroline Adams
                                              Enjoy collecting leaves on a nature walk      sing-a-long. Refreshments & coloring sta-
            Teen Activities
                                              and incorporating them into a fall project.   tion provided.
Basic Photography For Teens                   Bring a bag lunch.                            Day:     Friday
Bar Code 1363                                 Day:     Monday                               Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Learn several camera techniques. Digital      Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.                   Date: September 29
or film camera required. Co-sponsored by      Date: October 2                               Location:Calvary Presbyterian Church
The Light Factory.                            Fee:     $30.00 Resident                      Age:     18 months - 3 years
Day:     Tuesday                                       $35.00 Non resident                  Fee:     $5.00 Resident
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.                   Age:     6 - 12                                        $8.00 Non resident
Date: October 3 - November 14 (no             Location:Calvary Presbyterian Church
         class October 24)                    Instructor:Jane Ellithorpe                    A Mouse in the House Puppet Show
Fee:     $100.00 Resident                                                                   Bar Code 1310
         $120.00 Non resident                 School Day Out: Mad Science                   Join us for some mice tales. Refreshments
Instructor:Dana Pianowski                     Robotics (mini camp)       Bar Code 1295      & coloring station provided.
Age:     10 and older                         Explore and learn about machines and          Day:     Friday
                                              electronics. Bring a bag lunch on both        Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Mixed Medium - Teens Bar Code 1283            days.                                         Date: December 8
Participants will work on an ongoing pro-     Day:     Monday and Tuesday                   Location:Calvary Presbyterian Church
ject determined during class.                 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.                   Age:     18 months - 3 years
Day:      Thursday                            Date: October 23, October 24                  Fee:     $5.00 Resident
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.                   Fee:     $100.00 Resident                              $ 8.00 Non resident
Date: October 5 - November 9                           $120.00 Non resident
Fee:      $110.00 Resident                    Age:     2nd - 5th Grade                      The Gingerbread Man Puppet Show
          $130.00 Non resident                Location:Calvary Presbyterian Church          Bar Code 1308
Instructor:Jane Ellithorpe                                                                  A lively and interactive puppet show with
Age:      12 - 18                             Holiday Decoupage Workshop                    music and a puppet-making workshop.
Location:Ice House Center                     Bar Code 1318                                 Day:     Saturday
                                              Parents and their children will create a      Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      Teen Outreach Programs                  decoupage egg shell frame. Participants       Date: December 9
                                              will need to bring eight clean egg shells.    Age:     2 years - 5 years
This is an ongoing service club for 6th -     All other materials provided.                 Fee:     $15.00 (one child) $25.00
10th graders. Spend a Saturday having fun     Day:     Saturday                                      (two children) Resident
while volunteering in your community.         Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                           $ 20.00 (one child) $30.00
Deadline for registration is one week prior   Date: December 9                                       (two children) Non resident
to each event.                                Fee:     $35.00 Resident
                                                       $40.00 Non resident                  Animal Crackers Workshop
All American Dog Show Bar Code 1364           Age:     10 and older                         Bar Code 1297
Volunteers help set up and run the show.      Location:Calvary Presbyterian Church          This program introduces toddlers to the
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                                                world of animals.
Date: September 23                                                                          Day:     Friday
Location:Torrence Chapel Park                        Special Needs Activities
                                                                                            Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.
                                              Music and Movement for                        Date: October 13
Spooktacular Bar Code 1365                    Children with Special Needs                   Location:Calvary Presbyterian Church
Help set up the event, run the ticket booth   All classes are taught by music therapist,    Age:     2 years - 6 years
and staff the carnival games.                 Anna-Catherine Fowler. This program is        Fee:     $20.00 Resident
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                   sponsored by the Parks & Recreation                    $25.00 Non resident
Date: October 28                              Departments of Davidson, Cornelius, &
Location:North Mecklenburg Park               Huntersville.                                 Noah's Ark Animal Workshop
                                              Day:     Saturday                             Bar Code: 1296
Joshua's Farm Bar Code 1366                   Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.                 Come hand stuff your own cuddly friend.
Volunteers will help out around the farm.              (age 9 - 12)      Bar Code 1312      Day:    Friday
Wear closed toed shoes, clothes that can               11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.              Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.
get dirty and bring work gloves.                       (age 5 - 8)       Bar Code 1311      Date: November 10
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                   Date: October 7 - November 11                 Location:Calvary Presbyterian Church
Date: November 18                             Fee:     $35.00                               Age:    2 years - 6 years
Location: Drop off and pick up at Lake        Location:Bailey Middle School                 Fee:    $15.00 Resident
Norman YMCA.                                                                                        $20.00 Non resident
                                                   Preschool/Toddler Activities
            Youth Activities
                                              A Very Windy Day Puppet Show
School Day Out: Falling into Fall             Bar Code 1309
Bar Code 1294                                 Join us for a puppet show, storytelling and
                                                   Christmas In Davidson                        Day:     Wednesday
                 Special Events                                                                 Time:    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ages 8 - 12)
                                                   Welcome the holiday season with three
    BBQ, Blanket, and Bluegrass                    evenings of festivities, music and shop-              5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ages 13 +)
    Get away from the stresses of everyday         ping. For more information visit             Date: August 23 - September 27
    life and bring the family and a blanket for                           October 4 - November 8
    an evening of relaxation. Enjoy the best       Day:     Thursday, November 30 -             Fee:     $90.00 Resident
    BBQ around while listening to some fabu-                Saturday, December 2                         $108.00 Non resident
    lous bluegrass. Inflatables will be provided   Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                  Instructor:Jeff Kallio
    for the children.                              Location:Downtown Davidson                   Location:Ada Jenkins Gym
    Day:      Friday, September 15
    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.                    24th Annual North                            Punt, Pass and Kick Competition
    Fee:      Dinner Plate $8.00, Sandwich         Mecklenburg Christmas Parade                 Bar Code 1237
              Plate $6.00, Sandwich $4.00          Sponsored by the Davidson Fire               Winners in each age group will compete at
    Location:Beaver Dam Historic House             Department, Cornelius-Lemley Volunteer       the sectional competition in October for a
                                                   Fire Department, and the Davidson Lion's     chance to advance to the team champi-
    Spooktacular                                   Club, the parade will be on Saturday,        onships at Bank of American Stadium dur-
    A Halloween 'Spooktacular' featuring a         December 2 at 1:00 p.m. Please visit         ing a Charlotte Panthers home game.
    free costume contest. This event provides a           Day:      Saturday
    low cost, fun way to enjoy Halloween in a                                                   Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    safe environment for families and kids of                                                   Date: September 9
    all ages. Activities include carnival games,                  Athletics                     Fee:      Free
    prizes, hay ride, storytellers, outdoor                                                     Age:      8 - 15
    movie, face painting and much more.                                                         Location:Smithville Park, Cornelius
    Day:      Saturday, October 28                                Martial Arts
    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                    All martial arts classes are taught by Joe                Youth Athletics
    Location: North Mecklenburg Park               Martin of the Center for Holistic
                                                   Instruction.                                 Start Smart Sports Development - Golf
    Downtown Halloween March                                                                    This teaches basic motor skills develop-
    Costumed characters of all ages are invited    Adult Kung Fu Bar Code 1199                  ment and sport specific skills. There is a
    to march down Main Street and receive          Day:    Tuesday and Thursday                 high level of parental involvement expect-
    treats from Davidson merchants. All            Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.                  ed in this program.
    ghosts and goblins should line up in front     Date: September 5 - October 12
    of Town Hall. Those walking from North                 October 24 - November 30             Ages 3 - 4       Bar Code 1209
    Main Street, please use the sidewalk           Age:    18 and older                         Day:     Monday
    (Knox Court) behind the merchants to           Fee:    $68.00 Resident                      Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
    reach the start of the march.                          $78.00 Non resident                  Date: September 11 - October 16
    Day:      Tuesday, October 31                  Location:Ada Jenkins Gym                     Fee:     $45.00 Resident
    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.                                                                          $54.00 Non Resident
                                                   Tai Chi Bar Code 1200                        Location:Village Green
    Fright Night!                                  Day:    Tuesday and Thursday
    Henry Lebedinsky, Organist and Choir           Time:   8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                Ages 5 - 6       Bar Code 1210
    Director of St. Alban's Episcopal Church       Date:   September 5 - October 12             Day:     Monday
    will perform with F.W. Murnau's classic                October 24 - November 30             Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
    silent horror masterpiece: Nosferatu: a        Age:    18 and older                         Date: September 11 - October 16
    Symphony of Horror! This event is co-          Fee:    $80.00                               Fee:     $65.00 Resident
    sponsored by Davidson College                  Location:Ada Jenkins Gym                              $78.00 Non resident
    Presbyterian Church.                                                                        Location:Village Green
    Day:     Tuesday, October 31                   Family Kung Fu Bar Code 1198
    Time: Early Show 7:30 p.m.                     Day:    Tuesday and Thursday                 Archery           Bar Code 1361
             Late Show 11:00 p.m.                  Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.                  Provides basic instruction and hands on
    Fee:     Suggested donation $5.00              Date: September 5 - October 12               skills.
    Location: St. Alban’s Church                           October 24 - November 30             Day:    Sunday
                                                   Age:    8 and older                          Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Veteran's Day Observance                       Fee:    $68.00 Resident                      Date: September 10 - October 22
    Please join us as we honor the brave men               $78.00 Non resident                          No class September 17
    and women who have defended our liberty        Location:Ada Jenkins Gym                     Fee:    $90.00 Resident
    and freedom.                                                                                        $120.00 Non resident
    Day:     Saturday, November 11                 Sabre Fencing Bar Code 1239                  Age:    Eight and older
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                  Each class covers footwork and blade         Location:Fisher Farm Park
    Location:Davidson Town Green                   work with an emphasis on sabre fencing.
                                                   For information visit www.charlottefenc-
Youth Wrestling
Individuals will develop stamina, strength,
self-confidence and self control. Designed         TOWN INVITES NOMINATIONS FOR BURNEY AWARD
for children, ages 5-14. Practices are            The Town of Davidson is now accepting nominations for the third
Monday and Thursday, from 6:30 p.m. -
8:30 p.m. at Hopewell High School. For
                                                       annual G. Jackson Burney Community Service Award.
information, or to register, call Ed Stokes    This award, previously given to Bernice Houston and William Mayhew,
at 704-895-2424.                                    recognizes extraordinary service to the Davidson community.
Youth Basketball Registration                   In addition to the personal recognition, a cash contribution is awarded
Co-sponsored with Cornelius Parks &                to a charity named by the recipient. A community breakfast and
Recreation Department, This league is for            ceremony is held the day before Thanksgiving at Town Hall.
boys and girls ages 5-16. Registration for
this program is October 10 - November 4.        The selection committee, consisting of twenty-six citizens, will meet
Participants may register in person at the      September 12, 2006, to choose this year's recipient. Nominations may
Davidson or Cornelius Parks & Recreation        be made in writing, or in person to Charlotte Redmond at Town Hall.
offices, or online at the Cornelius Parks &   It is helpful to the selection committee to have a list of contributions the
Recreation at
                                                                  nominee has made to the community.

            Home School PE                            HISTORIC PRESERVATION INFORMATION
Home School Golf          Bar Code 1264
                                              The Town of Davidson is working with a historic preservation consultant to list a
Sponsored by the Davidson Parks &
                                              portion of the old village as a historic district on the National Register for Historic
Recreation and the River Run Country
                                              Places. The Town hopes to submit an application next spring to the State Historic
                                              Preservation Office.
Day:     Tuesday
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                 At that time, a map will be made available to residents showing proposed boundaries
Date: September 19 - October 24               for the historic district.
Fee:     $35.00 Resident                      National Register for Historic Places - The U.S. Department of the Interior oversees
         $40.00 Non resident                  the National Register for Historic Places. The "National Register" is a listing of recog-
Instructor:Jim Lohbauer                       nized historic buildings, landmarks, districts and landscapes from across the country.
                                              There are no regulations to prohibit the private property owner from altering or demol-
Home School Recreation Games/Open             ishing the structure(s) or site, however, per section 106 of the 1966 Historic
Gym Bar Code 1304                             Preservation Act, federal agencies must take into account the potential effects of their
This class offers 30 minutes of structured    activities and programs on historic properties and provide preservation groups an oppor-
activities followed by open gym time.         tunity to comment on these activities.
Day:      Friday                              National Register Historic District - A National Register Historic District is a set of
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.                   multiple structures or properties that have been nominated and listed at the same time,
Date: November 3, November 17,                exhibiting an important historic or architectural theme. The Town of Davidson is cur-
          December 8, December 15             rently working on an application to nominate a district.
Location:Ada Jenkins Gym
                                              Local Historic Districts - North Carolina state law 160A-400.4 permits counties and
Fee:      $2.00/session
                                              municipalities to establish local historic districts. Any modification or demolition is usu-
                                              ally regulated by a local preservation commission for buildings or sites within this local
                 NEW                          district. The Town's local district includes the downtown commercial area on Main
                                              Street. The Design Review Board acts as the Town’s historic preservation commission
      SPECIAL EVENTS                          and approves applications for modification to structures in the local district. The Town
          POLICY                              has no immediate plans for expanding the district to include a larger area.
     The Town of Davidson has                 Local Historic Landmark - Local historic landmarks are listed apart from any national
   developed an Outdoor Special               or state registry and usually have higher significance than most historic properties. The
                                              Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission recommends the designation
     Events Policy to facilitate
                                              of properties in Mecklenburg County as a local historic landmark, reviews proposed
   advance planning, coordinate               design for designated properties, and purchases endangered landmarks for renovation.
    scheduling and arrange for                The owner of a local historic landmark may apply for an automatic deferral of 50% of
   Town services and operations.              the Ad Valorem taxes." Demolition may be delayed for local landmarks for a period of
 Before planning your event at a              up to 365 days.
    town park or facility, please
     contact Angie Blashaw to                    DID YOU KNOW? AT THE AUGUST TOWN BOARD MEETING,
 receive a copy of the new policy.                SPRING STREET EXTENSION WAS RENAMED EUGENIA AVENUE FOR
  Information is also available at               EUGENIA DEATON, THE POPULAR BANKER AT FIRST UNION FOR OVER                                            THIRTY YEARS.

                                   News from Downtown Davidson Inc.

     This month we express our appreciation to
     the Arts and Science Council for awarding
     Downtown Davidson Inc. with the
     Community Cultural Connections Grant in
     the amount of $6750. The purpose of the
     grant is to expand the reach, quality, and
     participation in next summer’s Concert on
     the Green series. We will also randomly
     survey audiences to evaluate the concerts.
     The second grant received was $7500 from
     the ASC North Town Initiative to support
     next year’s Art on the Green festival. Both
     of these grants require matching sponsor
     The third grant was $4,000 from the North
     Carolina Arts Council for "Creating
     Place." This grant supports communities in
                                                     Not even the summer heat could keep people off Main Street.
     the planning and development of public art
     and design projects enhancing the commu-        Claus, a carriage, trolley or hay wagon,          Should we be accepted, the town would
     nity for its residents and visitors. DDI will   call the DDI office. Vendor applications          support the cost of an assessment team and
     be seeking to match this grant.                 are welcome.                                      we would receive three years of technical
     All three grants will help Downtown             YEAR END                                          assistance to identify preservation and
     Davidson reinforce its strength and com-        If you would like a copy of Downtown              redevelopment opportunities.
     mitment as an arts community.                   Davidson's annual report for the fiscal year      As always, we welcome your ideas.
     CHRISTMAS IN DAVIDSON 2006                      ending June 30, please call Kate
     This year, Christmas in Davidson will be        MacIntyre.                                        Kate MacIntyre, Executive Director
     from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on November         OTHER PROJECTS                                    Downtown Davidson, Inc.
     30, December 1 and 2. Look for some             Downtown Davidson has applied to be     
     annual favorites: horse and carriage rides,     part of the North Carolina Main Street            704-892-2118
     the doggie fashion show, strolling holiday      Center program.
     singers, the Connie Company, 10,000
                                                     In hundreds of cities and towns throughout            FOR THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS IN
     Villages at Davidson College Presbyterian
                                                     the United States, civic leaders are work-          DAVIDSON, WE’VE ADDED A SPONSOR
     Church selling Fair Trade items, Santa
                                                     ing to bring life back to Main Street.
     Claus in the Community Room in the                                                                    LEVEL JUST FOR RESIDENTS. THE
                                                     Whether it's the major downtown corridor
     Library, Gingerbread Lady, children's                                                               “WE LOVE DAVIDSON” SPONSORSHIP
                                                     in a small town or the commercial center
     music groups, and the Live Nativity at                                                             IS $100 AND INCLUDES A FREE T-SHIRT
                                                     of a larger city, Main Street is being redis-
     Davidson United Methodist Church with                                                                 AND SPECIAL THANK-YOU ON OUR
                                                     covered. As they work to reinforce and
     petting zoo. There are many opportunities                                                                        WEBSITE.
                                                     rekindle the economic vitality and values
     for sponsors and volunteers.
                                                     that Main Street stands for, communities             VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO STAFF
     What makes this event distinctly Davidson       are utilizing the Main Street approach to            THE INFORMATION BOOTH, SANTA’S
     is the participation and support which keep     community revitalization, and in North                HOUSE AND SOME OF THE OTHER
     events free and accessible to families. For     Carolina, communities are turning to the             FESTIVE EVENTS. PLEASE CALL FOR
     complete information, visit www.christ-         North Carolina Main Street Center                  MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER. To sponsor Santa             (NCMSC) for assistance.

                                                                                                     LEAF COLLECTION
 In the Planning Pipeline...                                                                                SCHEDULE

Regular updates about all development and planning projects are posted on the Davidson        During the fall months, the Town of
website at                                                    Davidson Public Works Department will
                                                                                              be collecting leaves to clear roads and
West Davidson Community Development                                                           streets.
A committee of stakeholders representing neighborhoods west of Main Street in                 Here are some tips to assist with
Davidson met on July 24 at the Ada Jenkins Center. The committee discussed issues fac-        collection efforts:
ing their community and brainstormed a planning process to address these issues over          BAGGED LEAVES
the next several months. The committee will discuss transit station plans, a possible Potts   BFI will collect bagged leaves when
to Sloan road connection, and other important issues like affordable housing and redevel-     picking up yard debris. By using brown
opment.                                                                                       biodegradable trash bags, you help crews
                                                                                              work more efficiently and easily identify
Village Infill Planning Area Ordinance                                                        your bags as leaves.
Planning Board members approved a set of draft revisions to the Village Infill Planning
Area site design standards. The Town Board discussed the proposed ordinance changes at        UNBAGGED LEAVES
their July 11 work session. An additional work session discussion will be held on August      The Public Works Department collects
22 and a public hearing is scheduled for September 12.                                        leaves every day in the fall. The intend-
                                                                                              ed collection route is as follows:
Historic District
The Planning Department staff met with a representative of the State Historic                 Monday - West Side
Preservation Office (SHPO) and professional historic preservation consultants in July to
                                                                                              Tuesday & Wednesday - South of
discuss the process to nominate a historic district to the National Register for Historic
                                                                                              Concord Road, east of Main Street to
Places. An application will be submitted to the SHPO by spring 2007. See article on page
                                                                                              Crescent Drive
nine for more information.
                                                                                              Thursday - McConnell, St. Alban’s
Greenways, Trails and Bikeways Advisory Board                                                 neighborhood Cabin Creek and out to
The Greenways Board began working on a Bicycle Master Plan for Davidson in August.            River Run.
The public will be invited to provide their input this fall. Members of the Board and         Friday - River Run
Town staff have been marking walking trails in the wooded areas of Fisher Farm to be
cleared beginning this fall.                                                                  •This schedule may change due to the
                                                                                              amount of leaves in each area or due to
Cell Tower                                                                                    inclement weather.
Cingular Wireless will be constructing an approved cell tower on the Davidson College         •Wet, heavy leaves will slow down col-
campus this fall. The tower will be approximately 180 feet tall and located off of Ridge      lection; however, the department aims to
Road on the undeveloped portion of the campus.                                                collect leaves in each neighborhood at
                                                                                              least once a week.
Pedestrian Crosswalks on Concord and Main
The Town of Davidson and Davidson College hired Carolina Asphalt to repave five               •Piles of unbagged leaves must be
crosswalks on Main Street and Concord Road. Construction work was complete by mid             placed at the curb line and be free of
August.                                                                                       limbs, gravel or branches. These items
                                                                                              damage the machine and delay pick up
Traffic Calming                                                                               times.
A traffic island, a speed table, and additional sidewalks were constructed on South Street    •If a week passes and your leaves have
in front of Davidson Elementary in July.                                                      not been collected, please contact Town
                                                                                              Hall. This may be due to bad weather,
                                                                                              heavy concentration of leaves in a par-
                                                                                              ticular area or damaged equipment.
                                                                                              •If you would like leaves delivered to
                                                                                              your home for composting, call Town
                                                                                              Hall to see if delivery can be arranged.
                                                                                              •Call 704-892-7591 for information.
                                                                                              •Information will also be provided on
                                                                                              the collections info list serve. Please reg-
                                                                                              ister for more information at

                Roundabout construction at Gateway Circle (pictured)
                and Jetton Circle should be completed by mid-fall.
                                                                                                                                          Davidson Elected Officials
            C      A      L      E      N        D A       R          O      F            E     V     E     N      T     S                Mayor
              SEPTEMBER                                       O C TO B E R                               N OV E M B E R                     Randall Kincaid
                 September 4                                    October 3                                 November 7                      Commissioners
         Town Hall closed for Labor Day            Recreaction Advisory Board Meeting          Recreation Advisory Board Meeting            Cary Johnston
                                                           Parks & Rec Office                          Parks & Rec Office                   Bruce McMillen
                  September 5                                   7:00 p.m.                                   7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                            Evan Webster
       Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
                                                                                                                                            Margo Williams
               Parks & Rec Office                             October 10                                  November 8
                                                                                                                                            John Woods
                    7:00 p.m.                             Town Board Meeting                      Design Review Board Meeting
                                                              7:00 p.m.                                    7:00 p.m.                      Davidson Town Staff
                  September 12                                                                                                            Town Manager
               Town Board Meeting                              October 11                                November 14                         Leamon Brice
                    7:00 p.m.                         Design Review Board Meeting                     Town Board Meeting                  Assistant Town Manager
                                                               7:00 p.m.                                  7:00 p.m.                          Dawn Blobaum
                  September 13                                                                                                            Public Works Director
          Design Review Board Meeting                          October 16                                November 20                         Tommy Treadaway
                    7:00 p.m.                     Greenway, Trails & Bikeways Advisory        Greenway, Trails & Bikeways Advisory        Finance Officer/Town Clerk
                                                             Board Meeting                                    Board                          Peggy Smith
                 September 15                                   7:00 p.m.                                   7:00 p.m.
            BBQ, Blanket & Bluegrass
                                                                                                                                             Charlotte Redmond
                  Beaver Dam                                 October 24                               November 23, 24
                   5:00 p.m.                           Town Board Work Session                 Town Hall Closed for Thanksgiving          Parks and Recreation Director
                                                              6:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                             Steve Fraher
                 September 18                                                                            November 27                      Planning Director
          Greenway, Trails & Bikeways                         October 30                            Planning Board Meeting                   Kris Krider
            Advisory Board Meeting                      Planning Board Meeting                             7:00 p.m.                      Information Systems Director
                   7:00 p.m.                                   7:00 p.m.                                                                     Jeremy P. Campbell
                                                                                                        November 28                       Public Information Officer
                 September 26                                  October 31                             Town Work Session                      Sara-Lynne Levine
            Town Board Work Session                         Halloween March                               6:00 p.m.                       Police Chief
                   6:00 p.m.                                  Main Street                                                                    Jeanne A. Miller
                                                                5:00 p.m.                         November 30, December 1, 2              Fire Chief
                   September 25                                                                     Christmas in Davidson
                                                                                                                                             Bo Fitzgerald
             Planning Board Meeting                                                                       6:00 p.m.
                     7:00 p.m.                        DDI monthly meetings are the                                                        704-892-7591 phone
                                                    second Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the         All meetings are held at Town Hall        704-892-3971 fax
      All meetings, advisory board meetings
                                                         Davidson Public Library.                   unless otherwise specified. 
      and charettes are listed on our website.

                                                             DAVIDSON, NC 28036
                                                             RESIDENT / BOXHOLDER

                                                                                                                                              Davidson, NC 28036
                                                                                                                                              P.O. Box 579
                                                                                                                                              Town of Davidson

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