Most municipal offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Residential trash will not be collected (make-up day is Wednesday, Jan. 17). Residential recycling pickup will be unaffected. Chapel Hill Public Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Chapel Hill Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule (U, NU, 420 Hillsborough Express and Safe Rides will not operate).
Council Meeting Highlights
The Chapel Hill Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., to consider an agenda that includes the following highlights. The full agenda is available at http://bit.ly/2nGBbJW or by contacting Communications and Public Affairs at 919-968-2743 or email@example.com.
Public attendance is welcome. Parking is available at Town Hall lots and the lot at Stephens Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Additional parking is available in several public lots on Rosemary Street (parkonthehill.com). Town Hall is served by NS and T routes of Chapel Hill Transit (chtransit.org).
View the Council meetings live on the website at townofchapelhill.org/councilvideo – and on Chapel Hill Gov-TV (townofchapelhill.org/GovTV). Other ways to follow Council meetings are via live tweets (tagged #CHTC) from individuals who tweet during the meetings. Council meeting summaries are issued from the Communications and Public Affairs Department following most business meetings. To sign up to receive these by email, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renovation and Expansion of the Fordham Boulevard Sidepath
The Council will consider acceptance of $446,400 in funds from the NC Department of Transportation for the Fordham Boulevard Sidepath, an important element in the Town’s existing system of off-road, multi-purpose trails. This project would provide an important link in the pedestrian/bicycle transportation network along Fordham Boulevard. It would help connect the neighborhoods around Glen Lennox and Meadowmont with the Ephesus-Fordham District.
Task Force for the American Legion Post 6 Property
The Council will consider appointments to a new task force to consider future land uses at the American Legion Post 6 property. A community charrette is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hut, 1714 Legion Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. The charrette is the first step in a public engagement process initiated by the Town Council, following its December 2016 decision to purchase the 36-acre property. Learn more at www.townofchapelhill.org/AmericanLegion
Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance 2017 Annual Technical Advisory Committee Report
The Council will receive the annual report from Orange County and provide any comments to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners. The School Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (SAPFO) is a regulatory tool, which sets a limit on the number of additional residential units within the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District.
New Innovative, Light Industrial Conditional Zoning District (LI-CZD) and Land Use Plan Amendment to Include an Innovative, Light Industrial Opportunity Area Designation
The Council will consider a new zoning classification in order to encourage new creative jobs that are a good fit for the community consistent with the Town’s adopted Commercial Development Strategy. The proposed actions would not rezone any property; instead, they would give individual property owners within the designated Millhouse Road area the opportunity to submit a rezoning application for Council review and action.
Land Use Management Ordinance Re-Write
In response to a request from the Town Council, Town Manager Roger Stancil has initiated a process for conducting a major re-write of the Town’s Land Use Management Ordinance (LUMO). The Council will consider resources required to accomplish this task and recommend funding and authorization to proceed. The LUMO is more than 30 years old. The Town conducted the last major update more than a decade ago.