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.
A Place for Everyone to Share
All are invited to come together for a conversation about community safety at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at DSI Comedy Theater, 462 W. Franklin St.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by recent acts of violence nationally and internationally,” said Chapel Hill Police Chief and Executive Director of Community Safety Chris Blue. “These acts remind us how we all need to remain diligent in these uncertain times in our efforts to keep our community safe.”
This event will allow a safe place for everyone to gather and share their thoughts about community safety and how we as a whole can work on #BuildingCommunityResilience. We will discuss ways that community members can respond safely to conflicted situations in ways that reduce tension. More details about the event will be announced soon.
Community safety relies on teamwork between Town staff and community members. By encouraging open communication and collaboration, we work together to ensure that our community is a place for everyone. Chapel Hill values being a community of acceptance and inclusion. When conflicts or harassment occurs, residents should feel empowered to act quickly and to inform authorities.
If you ever see something suspicious or feel uncomfortable about a situation, no matter how big or small the situation seems, do not hesitate to tell a police officer in the area or call 9-1-1.
For more information about this community event, contact Ran Northam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-969-4878.