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Post Date:09/07/2017 3:27 PM
Chapel Hill eNews

 

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Up Front

 

Dog Swim Sunday

DOG AT POOL

Bring your favorite canines to the annual dog swim on Sunday, Sept. 10! Dogs can swim for $5 (no charge for people). Dogs must be current on vaccinations, not in heat and on a leash when entering the event. Read more.

From Town Hall

Town-Sponsored Events

Town Services

Transportation

Public Safety News

 

  

 

 

Up Front

 

 

HURRICANE IRMA

Town of Chapel Hill Prepares for Tropical Weather

The Town of Chapel continues to monitor the forecast and prepare for the tropical storm systems in the Atlantic Ocean, especially Hurricane Irma.

Public Works crews have been out surveying known problem areas as well as preparing and staging equipment. Now is the best time to clear stormwater drains near you. If you see a stormwater drain in an area that needs attention by Town crews, call 919-969-RAIN(7246).

Orange County Emergency Management is responsible for setting up and managing shelters. Should we need to establish shelters, the County will open them at pre-identified locations. Notifications will be sent through Town and County channels as well as local media outlets. If you're not signed up for OC Alerts--a fully-customizable emergency alert service--you can do so or check your preferences at https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611768#/login.

We also encourage you to tell family and friends now about the American Red Cross Safe and Well List website, so they will know how to get your "safe and well" message in an emergency. In the event of an emergency, you can register on the redcross.org/safeandwell website.

Stay Connected

The Town of Chapel Hill provides information about services during emergencies on its website, townofchapelhill.org. Follow the Town’s social media accounts for updates: Twitter - @ChapelHillGov@ChapelHillEM@ChapelHillFD, and @ChapelHillPDFacebook.com/ChapelHillGov; and Instagram – ChapelHillGov.

September is National Preparedness Month
Regardless of the impact, Hurricane Irma has on our community, it provides a great opportunity for all of us to prepare for a variety of incidents that could affect us.

Visit http://www.townofchapelhill.org/Home/Components/News/News/11454/22 for more information and resources to help you prepare.

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TOWNweek has been posted!

www.townofchapelhill.org/townweek

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ARTWALK 

Things to do in Chapel Hill

Feature from the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau

 

Second Friday ArtWalk
6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8
Downtown Chapel Hill & Carrboro / East & West Franklin & Main Street

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk takes place in Carrboro & Chapel Hill in NC from 6-9pm on the second Friday of every month. The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is a great opportunity to experience the creative arts scene in our community, explore venues, and socialize with other art lovers! Venues offer live music, food, activities, hands-on art demonstrations, discounts, and more. Download a map and plan your ArtWalk today!

www.2ndfridayartwalk.com  

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Launch Chapel Hill

Launch Chapel Hill Offers Workspaces for Entrepreneurs

Launch Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill’s hub of entrepreneurial activity, is now offering individual entrepreneurs and teams working on scalable startups the opportunity to join the Launch community!

Hot desks, assigned desks and offices that accommodate from 2-10  people are available on flexible 3 month terms at our 321 West Rosemary Street location.  Prices range from $125 a month for a hot desk to $1000 for a 6-8 person office.

Launch Chapel Hill offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to get immediately plugged into the entrepreneurship community in Chapel Hill, UNC and the Triangle through networking events and shared space with other entrepreneurs.  Additionally Launch provides WIFI, coffee, conference rooms, 2 x weekly cleaning and 24/7 access.

Please visit www.launchchapelhill.com to learn more or email Stefano Rivera: Stefano@launchchapelhill.com.

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FRANKLIN STREET

Town In News

Town in News – TIN Report – is a sampling of news media coverage about the Town of Chapel Hill compiled by the Communications and Public Affairs Department. This listing includes articles and columns that are available on the web, and may not necessarily contain all stories in the print edition of the papers or on televised broadcasts.

Links access online stories that are posted for a limited time. Some media organizations require registration or a subscription.

For information, contact us at info@townofchapelhill.org

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Municipalities Team Up To Support Living Wage Businesses This September
A non-profit that certifies Orange County businesses that pay their employees a livable wage, Orange County Living Wage, has teamed up with Carrboro and other nearby municipalities to show support to these businesses.
http://chapelboro.com/news/business/municipalities-team-up-to-support-living-wage-businesses-this-september

 

Construction on Eubanks Road to Cause Lane Closure for September
Construction on the Waste and Recycling Center on Eubanks Road will cause lane closure on part of the road for approximately four weeks beginning on Monday.
http://chapelboro.com/news/traffic/construction-eubanks-road-cause-lane-closure-september

 

Panelists Host Silent Sam Discussion at Chapel Hill Library
You may not have been able to find parking if you were at the Chapel Hill Public Library last Wednesday night.
http://chapelboro.com/news/unc/panelists-host-silent-sam-discussion-at-chapel-hill-library

 

Fluoride opponents in Chapel Hill, Carrboro take fight to elected leaders
Anti-fluoride activists who felt brushed aside when OWASA canceled a public meeting last month took their fight to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, lobbying elected leaders to throw their weight behind an effort to keep fluoride out of Carrboro and Chapel Hill’s drinking water.
http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article171622187.html

 

Faith Hedgepeth murder anniversary prompts call for help from Chapel Hill police
Chapel Hill police are asking the public for information on the fifth anniversary of the murder of UNC-Chapel Hill student Faith Hedgepeth.
http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article171703497.html

 

Chapel Hill Town Council discusses preparing for tropical storms, living wage and construction
The Chapel Hill Town Council was busy tonight, beginning with tropical storm preparedness and a campaign to promote certified living wage employers through September.
http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/09/chapel-hill-town-council-discusses-potential-new-developments-living-and-other-policies

 

Chapel Hill Fire Department helps Hurricane Harvey in Houston
Four members of the Chapel Hill Fire Department were deployed to Houston to help relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/09/chapel-hill-fire-department-helps-hurricane-harvey-in-houston

 

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From Town Hall

 

 

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Remembering Patriot Day in Chapel Hill

The Town of Chapel Hill, Town of Carrboro, UNC-Chapel Hill and Orange County Government will host a public remembrance of the fateful events of Sept. 11, 2001, at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, in the Council Chamber of Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Emergency services agencies from our local governments and the University will pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. and the lives lost in Somerset County, Pa. The brave men and women who risked their lives to protect those in harm's way will also be recognized.

Members of the community are invited to join in this remembrance. The event is scheduled to last about 30 minutes. 

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Council Meeting Summary

The Chapel Hill Town Council met on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and considered an agenda that includes these highlights. Access the complete agenda at http://bit.ly/2ew1a7L or by contacting Communications and Public Affairs at 919-968-2743 or publicaffairs@townofchapelhill.org.

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 info@townofchapelhill.org. This brief summary is sent immediately following the public meeting. It should not be viewed as official minutes.

Would you like to view the Council video? (townofchapelhill.org/councilvideo - this should be ready for online viewing by Thursday afternoon). 

Donation of Property Adjacent to the Tanyard Branch Trail and Greenway Corridor
The Council voted to accept a donation of a .27-acre lot to the Town of Chapel Hill in fee simple. The property is located between Jay Street and Tanyard Branch in the Northside neighborhood. The offered property would expand the Town-owned Tanyard Branch Greenway corridor and allow additional environmental protection to the buffer and stream.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Semi-Annual Main Campus Development Report
The Council received a presentation from the UNC-Chapel Hill staff. This is the second of two semi-annual reports for 2017 reviewing the status of development under construction and previewing planned campus projects on the main campus.

2200 Homestead Road for Affordable Housing
The Council adopted a resolution to designate 2200 Homestead Road as an affordable housing site and authorize the Town Manager to continue to pursue development of a mixed-income affordable housing development on that site.

Consistent Approach for Development Agreements
The Council discussed approaches entering into a Development Agreement process. The Council will consider the needs of each project in planning the Development Agreement process and will strive to encourage more public involvement.

Amity Station Development Agreement Process
The Council authorized the Town Manager and Town Attorney to frame a process for a Development Agreement for Amity Station, to propose a list of topics for negotiation and to establish the Development Agreement fee. The proposed development is at 318-326 West Rosemary Street. The Council has reviewed three Concept Plans for the property. The latest was reviewed on May 15, 2017.

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Are You Prepared?

A situation that can pose a threat to the safety of you and your family may not give you adequate time to prepare. Make your plan now, and constantly revisit it to keep it fresh.

September is National Preparedness Month.

Three quick things to remember:

  1. who to call
  2. where to go
  3. what to pack

Customize Your Emergency Alerts

In order to put your plan in motion as quickly as possible, you have to receive timely emergency warnings. Sign up to receive OC Alerts, Orange County's emergency alert system, which is customizable from the types of messages you receive to the devices on which you receive them. member.everbridge.net/index/453003085611768#/login

Resources

Ready.gov has resources available to help you prepare, from the mindset of preparedness to being ready to take action. North Carolina also has a portal with helpful preparedness tips at readync.org.

This year's National Preparedness Month theme is "Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

Week 1:  September 1-9  Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends
Week 2:  September 10-16 Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
Week 3:  September 17-23 Practice and Build Out Your Plans
Week 4:  September 24-30  Get Involved! Be a part of Something Larger

Ready was launched by the Department of Homeland Security in February 2003 and is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters.

Stay Connected

The Town of Chapel Hill provides information about services during emergencies on its website, townofchapelhill.org. Follow the Town’s social media accounts for updates: Twitter - @ChapelHillGov@ChapelHillEM@ChapelHillFD, and @ChapelHillPDFacebook.com/ChapelHillGov; and Instagram – ChapelHillGov.

We're Keeping an Eye on Hurricane Irma

The National Weather Service continues to monitor the tropical system in the Atlantic Ocean towards Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It is still too early to tell the specifics of the effect Hurricane Irma will have on the mainland United States.

The Town of Chapel Hill will continue to monitor the forecasts and will share details if the storm poses a threat.

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Eastwood Lake Subwatershed Residents: Take This Survey!

Do you live, visit or work in the pink areas of this Chapel Hill map?  If so, your valuable input on water quality, drainage or flooding issues in your neighborhoods is requested by Sept. 20.

As part of the Stormwater Management Master Plan, the Town of Chapel Hill Stormwater Management Division and project consultants W.K. Dickson request those who live, visit or work in the Eastwood Lake Subwatershed - including Shadowood Apartments, Timber Hollow Apartments; and Forest Creek, Coker Woods, Coker Woods West, Coker Hills and Eastwood Road subdivisions - to take a survey about flooding or drainage problems that may exist in their neighborhoods.  This input will be used in the final report and recommendations for watershed improvements in the Booker Creek Watershed.  For more information on the subwatershed studies within the Booker Creek watershed, visit www.bookercreekplan.org

Take the survey at http://bit.ly/2wIwUeo.

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CELLULAR NETWORK 

Wireless Telecommunications Public Information Meeting

The public is invited to provide input to help guide the Wireless Master Plan and Ordinance at a public information meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Meeting Room A of the Chapel Hill Public Library.

The plan is part of the Wireless Telecommunications Initiative (WTI), a Town of Chapel Hill project that will address anticipated changes in wireless technology and the need for regulatory improvements.

Likely outcomes will be fewer large-scale towers and more street level poles in the future. Wireless communications and the associated infrastructure is essential to our community as regards basic day-to-day services, educational, public safety, entertainment, and business needs.

The public process will provide Chapel Hill the necessary road map and guidelines to manage the Town’s wireless telecommunications.

For more information, see www.townofchapelhill.org/wireless

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Town-Sponsored Events

 

 

BIG BOOK SALE

Big Book Sale Sept. 8-10

Summer is almost over and there’s no better time and place to restock your personal book shelves and maybe even start your holiday shopping than the Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library BIG Book Sale. The sale begins on Friday, Sept. 8, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. (members only – new members may join at the door). The sale will continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 and will wrap up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 with a bag sale—bring your own bag and fill it for $5.

Whether you’re a fiction lover or prefer non-fiction or just like to treasure hunt for old favorites, you will want to be at the Big Book Sale. We have an abundance of science/math/medicine, US and world history, classics, performing arts and entertainment, and crafts and hobbies as well as children’s books and even more than the usual number of art books. We also have a selection of books from the William and Ida Friday collection.

Prices for children’s and mass market paperbacks start at 50 cents and most books are priced at $3 or less.

Come early and often and browse to your heart’s content. The Friends Book Store on the lower level of the Library will also be open during Big Book Sale hours with many of those books at special sale prices.

For additional information, please contact Martha Brunstein - marthabee4@yahoo.com (919-402-8964)

 

DETAILS AT-A-GLANCE

Who:      Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library

What:    Big Book Sale

Where:  Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Rooms A, B, C and D

When:  September 8, 9 & 10

             Friday          3-5:30 p.m.         members only – join at the door – registration starts at 1:30 p.m.
             Saturday     10 a.m.-5 p.m.     free and open to the public
             Sunday       11 a.m.-3 p.m.     bag sale – bring your own bag - fill it for $5

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DOG AT POOL 

Orange County’s 13th Annual Dog Swim

Orange County’s Animal Services Department will hold its annual dog swim from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the A.D. Clark Pool at Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St. in Chapel Hill. Dogs can swim for $5 and people swim for free.

The annual Dog Swim gives dog owners the chance to recreate with their dogs and socialize with other residents. “Along with the fun and excitement of being able to splash in the water with your dog, it is a great opportunity for residents to become familiar with the animal service resources available here in Orange County," said Anne Nicholson, Aquatics Supervisor for the Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department.

This is the thirteenth year of the dog swim, which is sponsored by Orange County Animal Services and Chapel Hill’s Parks and Recreation Department. Orange County dogs can swim for $5, dogs from other counties will pay $10. People swim for free.

Please make sure that any dogs you plan on bringing are current on their vaccinations, not in season and on leash when entering the event. We look forward to seeing everyone there so please spread the word and bring friends!

The event will draw people from beyond the Triangle area to spend the afternoon recreating with their dogs. It’s a wonderful event and brings people together to celebrate the undeniable bond between dogs and people.

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CROWD AT FESTIFALL

Chapel Hill’s Festifall Arts Festival in Downtown Chapel Hill Oct. 1

Explore the Triangle music and dance scene at Chapel Hill’s Festifall Arts Festival, featuring performance art, music and dance that will appeal to all ages and tastes. Nestled among artists and community organization booths, you will find three performance areas with many different acts from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  (see performance schedule at chapelhillfestifall.com). 

On the INDY Week Main Stage, expect a wide range of musical genres. Counterclockwise String Band starts the day with a style of bluegrass that is both compellingly new and refreshingly familiar. Next up, Chaquis Maliq will deliver the sound of Eccentric Tasteful Grooves and Honey Soul to her listeners. The Pinkerton Raid makes ebullient, dynamic indie pop, followed by the Loreleis, an all-female a cappella group. Next up is Lonnie Walker with his entertaining blend of rootsy Americana and dance-party punk-rock, Ellis Dyson & the Shambles, the six-piece, swingin’ jazz band from Chapel Hill known for their whiskey-soaked, foot-stompin’ sound  and Tea Cup Gin, known for their original indie-jazz music influenced by an eclectic blend of early 20th century musical genres

The 97.9 The Hill Stage provides hands-on and up-close participation for all ages. Enjoy a line-up of comedy, magic, dance ensembles, and more! Keep your eyes open for The Cane Creek Cloggers with some very entertaining Appalachian-style clog dancing. Then the inspirational UNC Moonlight Hip Hop dance group will perform, followed by The Chapel Hill School of Musical Performing Arts. It is our pleasure to welcome the Spin Man to the Local Motion Stage--his basketball spinning skills rival that of the Harlem Globetrotters. Our very own Chapel Hill Fire Department will perform their fun, musical puppet show and Huepa Culture & Arts will represent Latina American traditions through dance and theater. The day will end with the Dancers of Unity bringing us together in song and dance.

The Local 506 Stage brings more of a local flavor with a mix of folk, indie rock and hip-hop. Kicking off the day will be the veteran band Sound System 7, then check out (J) Rowdy, a live hip hop group fronted by J Rowdy, who has been featured on NPR, DJ Booth, Indy Week, and various national publications. You can also look forward to the stylish music of David Wimbish and Stephanie Morgan as well as the danceable folk music of the Tan & Sober Gentlemen and Hudson & Haw.

Event hours: Sunday 12-6 p.m. 

Admission: Free

Parking: Free Sunday parking is available throughout downtown in municipal lots and street side spots. For more information and locations visit www.parkonthehill.comBiking to Festifall is encouraged!

Park & Ride FREE to Festifall:  for more information, visit http://www.chapelhillfestifall.com/getting-there/

For more information about the event: www.townofchapelhill.org/festifall, call 919-968-2878 or email festifallart@townofchapelhill.org.  

Only persons requiring the use of an assistance animal shall be allowed to bring any animal onto public sidewalks and streets which have been closed for the purpose of holding street fairs, races, or other community events. All animals are subject to the town animal control ordinance.

Thank you to our Official Sponsors: 97.9 The Hill, Local 506, Chapel Hill Magazine, our Festival Sponsors INDY Week, WUNC, News & Observer, Berkshire Chapel Hill, and finally our Event Sponsors Champion Windows, Passanantes Home Foods, LulaRoeAlley, All American Gutter, Mr. Roof, Grace Church, Fitch Lumber.

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Town Services

 

 

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Nationwide Walk in the Park Initiative to Increase Physical Activity Across America

Do you have arthritis and need an incentive to walk more? Thanks to a newly formed partnership between the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and Walk with a Doc (WWAD), Chapel Hill residents now have a new opportunity to get active and fit.

A new session begins next week. Please join us!

Where We Walk

Chapel Hill Community Center and the Bolin Creek Trail  120 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC.

All Ages, FREE, Three days a week

Sept. 11-Oct. 20

Mondays
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Fridays

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A Walk In the Park Flyer 

Walk with Ease Mobile App: iPhone and iPadAndroid devices


The Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department introduces a new initiative to promote healthy living,
called A Walk in the Park!. Chapel Hill is one of ten cities participating in the launch of this new initiative, which aims to increase physical activity in communities through participation is local parks and recreation. 

Any patient with arthritis or at risk of developing arthritis is encouraged to participate in The Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department's Walk in the Park Program, where they will be introduced to Walk With Ease (WWE). Led by trained and certified instructors, WWE is scientifically proven to help reduce the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. This program is also great for individuals of all ages looking to engage in a simple and low-impact walking program.

Here in Chapel Hill, healthcare providers from Walk with a Doc-Chapel Hill, a proven arthritis intervention program developed by the Arthritis Foundation, will host events, inviting patients and other community members to go on a group 

You can also join the UNC Wellness Center for Walk with a Doc-Chapel Hill every 3rd Saturday at 10 a.m. at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont.

While walking, healthcare providers will present a short presentation on a popular health topic, and offer the opportunity for the group to address health-related questions of any providers, researchers, and staff from UNC’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center, Department of Orthopedics, and the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance.

Twenty-eight percent of Americans, or 80.2 million people, ages six and older are physically inactive. Individuals looking to improve their overall health are encouraged to walk at least 30 minutes a day at their local park. Walking reduces blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, reduces strokes (up to 50 percent), reduces pain and disability, and increases the sense of well-being. To learn more about the benefits of walking, visit www.walkwithadoc.org/why-walk.  

About Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department

The Town of Chapel Hill is nationally regarded for its quality of life. Public parks and recreation are the gateways to a healthier, more livable community. In addition to our parks, trails, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation offers a myriad of recreation programs and cultural activities for all ages and social backgrounds. Our mission to enliven our community by providing exceptional service, creating inclusive and cultural experiences, while nurturing beautiful, sustainable spaces. For more info log onto www.chapelhillparks.org.

About The National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of nearly 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.

About Walk with a Doc

Walk with a Doc is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle to improve the health and well-being of the country. Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by David Sabgir, MD, a board-certified cardiologist in Columbus, Ohio, who practices with the Mount Carmel Health System. Walk with a Doc has grown as a grassroots effort, with a model based on sustainability and simplicity, currently serving 307 communities nationwide. The Chapel Hill Chapter of WWAD is co-hosted by UNC’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance. Monthly walks start from the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont. To learn more, visit www.walkwithadoc.org.

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Chapel Hill Community Center 

Chapel Hill Community Center Closed for Maintenance

The Community Center Pool will be CLOSED for annual maintenance Sept. 9-17, 2017. During this time the pool will be drained and refilled to improve the water quality.

During this closure, the Homestead Aquatic Center will be open for swim patrons. Northside Gym, Rashkis Elementary and Lincoln Center will be open for open gym and basketball.

Visit www.chapelhillparks.org for alternate facility, pool and gym schedules.

Many thanks to our Public Works building maintenance staff for their work to maintain our facilities!

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Transportation 

 

 

TRANSIT BUS GO HEELS 

Tar Heel Express Service to the North Carolina versus Louisville Football Game Sept. 9

Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express shuttle service on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, for the North Carolina football game against Louisville, scheduled for 12 p.m. at Kenan Stadium. Shuttles will begin at 9 a.m. from the Friday Center and Airport Drive (103 Airport Drive, Chapel Hill) park and rides, and 10:30 a.m. from the Southern Village and Jones Ferry Road park and rides.

Shuttles drop off and pick up on South Road at Carmichael Auditorium and Woolen gym. The shuttles will provide continuous and fully accessible service, running every 10 to 15 minutes between the park and rides and Kenan Stadium. The shuttles will operate for forty-five (45) minutes following the game. Shuttle rides are $5 for a round-trip or $3 for a one-way trip. Park and ride permits are not required during Tar Heel Express events.

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Chapel Hill Transit Detours F Route on Carol Street

Chapel Hill Transit will detour the F route beginning Wednesday, Sept. 6, due to a street closure on Carol Street between James and Lorraine Streets.   

The F route will be detoured along James Street to Lorraine Street.

The detoured route will not serve the bus stop on Carol Street at Lorraine Street (#3524). Customers should use the alternate bus stop on Carol Street at James Street (#3522).

For complete information about Chapel Hill Transit services, schedules, route changes or directions to the nearest stop, visit www.chtransit.org, email chtransit@townofchapelhill.org, or call a customer service representative at 919-485-7433.

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Public Safety News

 

 

CHAPEL HILL POLICE 

 

Remembering Faith Hedgepeth Five Years Later

The investigation into the brutal murder of UNC sophomore Faith Hedgepeth in an off-campus apartment remains active, and the Chapel Hill Police Department continues to seek information from the public to help in the apprehension of Faith's killer.

"We don't think of this case as if it will be solved; it's when," says Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue. "There hasn't been a day in which our investigators haven't worked on this case, and we won't stop until it is solved."

Today marks five years without Faith. The thoughts and prayers of everyone from the Chapel Hill Police Department and the Town of Chapel Hill continue to go out to the family and friends of Faith.

We utilize this anniversary each year to again bring attention to the incident in the hopes that someone will step forward with information that will lead to an arrest. Investigators work daily on leads given to them by the public. If you have any details, no matter how big or small, please share them with us through one of the following methods below.

Here are some key points concerning this case and our current appeal for information:

  • Investigators have excellent evidence in this case and we are making a public appeal for any information that will help us tie that evidence to Faith’s killer.
  • This is not a cold case. It has been and remains an active investigation.
  • Reward money has been pledged from a number of sources and there is nearly $40,000 in reward money available in this case.
  • If anyone has information that they wish to provide, please contact investigators at 919-614-6363. If you call this number, you will speak directly to one of the investigators assigned to this case and who are familiar with it.
  • Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous is asked to contact Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crimestoppers at 919-942-7515 or at http://www.crimestoppers-chcunc.org.

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CHAPEL HILL POLICE 

Apply Now: Community Police Academy

The Chapel Hill Police Department will host its Community Police Academy beginning Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. We will accept applications through Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

The Community Police Academy is an action-packed, two-day event providing community members with an “inside look” at how their police department functions. The Academy is designed to increase understanding and awareness of the role of the Chapel Hill Police Department and the day-to-day life of a police officer through computer simulated “hands-on” activities and engaging discussions.

Participants will experience:

  • Exercises simulating real police scenarios (computer simulations)
  • Officer Equipment demonstrations
  • Arrest procedures
  • Use of Force discussions
  • Social/Mental Health Issues
  • Citizen Complaints/Internal Affairs
  • Police Canine (K9) Program demonstrations
  • Investigations
  • Special Emergency Response Capabilities
  • ...and more

The Community Police Academy is open to anyone 16 years of age or older.

Anyone wishing to attend the Community Police Academy must complete an application at surveymonkey.com/r/2017FallCPA by Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

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