Council Meeting Summary

Post Date:04/24/2017 10:54 PM

The Chapel Hill Town Council met on Monday, April 24, and considered an agenda, that includes these highlights.

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PROCLAMATIONS by the Mayor and Council – Chapel Hill celebrates National Volunteer Week April 23 - 27 Thank you all for your time, energy and abilities!  Coming this Saturday, April 29, is Community Dinner Night! Thank you to Mama Dips Kitchen and Nerys Levy for helping us celebrate our rich cultural diversity! May is Bike Month. Everyone is encouraged to use bicycles this month and every month!

Statement on DO-LRT and County Transit Plan  
The Council finalized a letter to the Orange County Board of Commissioners in which it expressed support for the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit project and highlighted interest in the future of transit.  

Southern Village: Traffic Calming Report and Recommendations
The Council approved 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 approved the donation of 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 received an update from the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness on its 2016 activities and key accomplishments. The report is available at

Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance 2017 Annual Technical Advisory Committee Report
The Council received 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. Access the report at

Commission Applicant Interviews
The Council interviewed 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 appointed applicants to fill three vacancies on the Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board.

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