Winter Storm Inga Update
Chapel Hill is cleaning up after Winter Storm Inga dumped more than 6 inches of snow on the town. Public Works crews are focusing on clearing Town-maintained streets, bridges, overpasses and trouble spots. The NC Department of Transportation is focusing on the five major roads through Chapel Hill (Franklin Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Columbia Street, Fordham Boulevard, Manning Drive, and South Road/NC Highway 54).
Meeting cancelations: Wednesday's Chapel Hill Town Council regular business meeting is canceled. Wednesday's Chapel Hill Cultural Arts Commission meeting is canceled. The Meet the Author Tea scheduled for Thursday has been canceled and may be rescheduled for a later date.
Town facilities will be closed on Thursday. This includes Parks and Recreation facilities (including the Aquatics Center on Homestead Road), the Chapel Hill Public Library and other public-facing facilities.
Council Meeting Highlights
The Chapel Hill Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, 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/CHTCBus042417 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.
Southern Village: Traffic Calming Report and Recommendations
The Council will consider approving a report and recommendations based on the results of neighborhood-wide traffic studies in Southern Village conducted by Town staff. Recommendations include the installation of traffic-calming measures, with types and locations determined in conjunction with the residents and homeowners associations.
Town-owned Lot Donation for Affordable Housing
The Council will consider donating a lot on Brooks Street in the Northside neighborhood to Self-Help Ventures Fund to assist in creating an affordable housing opportunity.
Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness Update
The Council will receive an update from the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness on its 2016 activities and key accomplishments.
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 be given 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 Schools District.
Commission Applicant Interviews
The Council will interview applicants to the Community Design Commission and Planning Commission. Appointments to the commissions are scheduled for May 8, 2017.
Appointment to the Transportation and Connectivity Board
The Council will consider appointing applicants to fill three vacancies on the Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board.