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, June 26, 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/CHTCBus062217 or by contacting Communications and Public Affairs at 919-968-2743 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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Funding to Support Human Service Agencies
The Council will consider approving $411,500 in Fiscal Year 2017-2018 funding for performance agreements with human service agencies with the following priorities: (1) safety-net services for disadvantaged residents; (2) education, mentorship and after-school programs for youth facing a variety of challenges; and (3) programs aimed at improving health and nutrition to needy residents.
Funding for the Tanyard Branch Trail Phase 3 Project Construction
The Council will consider awarding a bid for $1.28 million in 2015 voter-approved bond funds to extend the existing paved Tanyard Branch Trail by 1,530 linear feet, including ADA standards, from Jay and McMasters streets (near Northside Elementary School) to the recently updated Bolin Creek Trail at Umstead Park.
Transfer Surplus Fire Apparatus to Local School Systems
The Council will consider adopting a proposal to transfer two fire apparatus to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools systems. The Chapel Hill Fire Department has been working with the school systems to initiate fire academies, which will begin this fall. The fire apparatus will be used as learning laboratories to develop technical skills, leadership abilities and job knowledge to assist students in developing career paths. Surplus items like this are usually sold on the used market or sold for their scrap metal value.
Update on Town Properties
The Council will receive an update from the Historic Town Hall, Town Properties, and American Legion Property task forces. The Council will consider accepting the final reports and recommendations of the Historic Town Hall and Town Properties task forces, authorizing the Town Manager to work with both task force chairs to review the reports, identify connections and discuss next steps. This action will conclude the work of both task forces. The Council will also consider accepting the report and recommendations of the American Legion Task Force and authorize the additional scope of work for the task force, which is scheduled to be completed in April 2018.
Petitions Regarding Reinstatement of the Resource Conservation District in the Ephesus-Fordham Form District
The Council will receive a presentation on the result of Town staff and advisory board reviews of three petitions concerning reinstatement of the resource conservation district (RCD) in the Ephesus-Fordham Form District.
Amity Station Development Review
The Council will receive a report on options for the development review process for the proposed Amity Station project located at 322 W. Rosemary St. The options include submitting the project as a special use permit, a development agreement or multiple site plans. Upon review of the options, the Council will consider authorizing Town staff to prepare one of the options for the continuation of the development review process.
Advisory Boards and Committees Appointments
The Council will consider appointments to vacant seats on the Cemeteries Advisory Board, the Grievance Hearing Board, the Justice in Action Committee, the Planning Commission, and the Stormwater Management Utility Advisory Board. The Council will also consider recommending a Chapel Hill representative for the Orange Council Human Relations Commission to the Orange County Board of Commissioners and consider appointing a Council Member to the Chatham/Orange Joint Planning Task Force.