Winter Storm Inga Update
Chapel Hill is cleaning up after Winter Storm Inga dumped nearly a foot of snow on the town. High-traffic roads have been cleared, but icy spots remain.
Town facilities are open Friday. Chapel Hill Transit service is operating on a modified schedule.
Residential solid waste collection will resume normal schedules next week. Commercial solid waste collection will be made up Saturday. Yard waste collection, including leaf collection, is canceled this week. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday curbside recycling routes—collected by Orange County Solid Waste—will be collected Friday and Saturday.
Council Meeting Highlights
The Chapel Hill Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, 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/CHTCBus052217 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.
Consider Supporting Legislative Efforts to Raise Minimum Age of Adult Criminal Prosecutions
The Council will consider approving a resolution in support of the NC Legislature’s efforts to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 18 years.
Application for Zoning Atlas Amendment – Ransom and McCauley Streets
The Council will continue a public hearing, originally held April 17, 2017, for a Zoning Atlas Amendment from an applicant interested in rezoning about 13,000 sq. ft. of land at 302-304 Ransom St. and 301 McCauley St. The rezoning would allow the applicant to subdivide the property into two lots. Upon closing the public hearing, the Council will consider approving the zoning atlas amendment.
West Rosemary Street Development Guide
The Council will consider adopting the West Rosemary Street Development Guide as a component of the Town’s comprehensive plan. The guide is a vision for future development along the West Rosemary Street corridor that is consistent with the vision statements of the Northside Neighborhood Conservation District.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Maintenance Building
The Council will continue a public hearing, originally held April 17, 2017, for a Zoning Atlas Amendment from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) seeking to rezone a 5.42-acre site located near Chapel Hill High School. CHCCS intends to build a nearly 23,000 sq. ft. maintenance and storage facility and 68 parking spaces. Upon closing the public hearing, the Council will consider approving the zoning atlas amendment.
The Council will then continue a public hearing, originally held April 17, 2017, for a Special Use Permit (SUP) Modification for this project. Upon closing the public hearing, the Council will consider approving the SUP modification.
Council Direction on Potential Transportation Projects
Town staff will present the Council with conceptual designs for potential transportation projects from the NC Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Council will provide direction on downtown intersection improvements and visions for the US 15-501 and NC 54 corridors.
Appointments to Town Boards and Commissions
The Council will consider a recommendation to the Orange County Board of Commissioners for an appointment of a Chapel Hill resident to the Orange County Animal Services Advisory Board. The Council will also consider appointing applicants to vacancies on the Board of Adjustment, Human Services Advisory Board, Library Board of Trustees and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority.