“The Piet Show.”

– Davidson Town Manager Jamie Justice’s description for the last half of the town’s strategic retreat agenda, dedicated to financial discussions led by Finance Director Piet Swart.

Piet Swart

Piet Swart

“You are behind the curtain now.”

– Swart, beginning his presentation with a demonstration of a new program model used to display instant feedback on municipal finance decisions.

“If you put it in front of me, I can probably make a tune out of it.”

– Torrence Creek Elementary School music teacher Kevin Brawley on which instruments he can play.

“The gold standard.”

– Davidson Commissioner Matthew Fort sharing his evaluation of the work done by the town’s Park at Beaty Task Force.

“The damn dam.”

– Phrase used by a growing number of folks to describe a key piece of plans to keep the pond at the Beaty Street park.

“It’s a problem now, and it will become more of one.”

– Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox, about the Beaty Street, Ridge Ridge and N.C. 115 area identified as an intersection upgrade priority.

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