Travel Safety Initiatives
We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.
Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.
The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.
Planning Commission Looking for New Members
Are you a Chapel Hill resident who’s interested in land use and long-range planning?
The Town of Chapel Hill is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the Planning Commission, an advisory board to the Town Council. There are currently openings for three members: two Town residents and one extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) or joint planning area (JPA) resident. The Planning Commission has a particular interest in applicants who bring design, construction, and/or development experience; prior board service; and/or understanding of the town's development review process.
Planning Commission members serve three-year terms. The commission meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of every month (except July) at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
How to Apply
- Apply by noon Monday, June 5 by completing an application form at www.townofchapelhill.org/boards, and
- Attend the Planning Commission’s meeting on Tuesday, June 6, if you haven’t already met the Commission. During this meeting you will be invited to make a brief statement about your interest and respond to any follow-up questions.
The Planning Commission will make its recommendations at the June 6 meeting, and the Council will schedule the appointments for June 26.
Planning Commission Membership
The Planning Commission is comprised of ten (10) members. Eight (8) members, appointed by the Council, shall reside within the corporate limits of Chapel Hill. One (1) member, appointed by the Orange County Board of Commissioners, shall reside within the Town's extraterritorial planning jurisdiction (ETJ). One (1) member, appointed by the Orange County Board of Commissioners, shall reside within the Town's ETJ or joint planning area (JPA). A map of the Town is available at http://bit.ly/2jHcvCw if you are uncertain whether you live within one of these areas.
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