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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.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Historic District Commission looking for new members

Post Date:02/01/2018 1:31 PM

The Town of Chapel Hill is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the Historic District Commission.

There are currently two vacancies. Applicants must live within the municipal limits of the Town of Chapel Hill or in the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). A map of the Town is available at if you are uncertain whether you live within one of these areas.

Ordinance requires that a majority of the members have demonstrated special interest, experience, or education in history or architecture.

The Council has also indicated an interest in assuring that there is at least one architect on the Commission and at least one member who is not a resident of one of the Local Historic Districts. 

Additional vacancies will open when several terms expire later this spring.

Historic District Commission members serve three-year terms. The Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

How to Apply

  • Apply by noon on Tuesday, Feb. 13, by completing an application form at, and
  • If possible, attend the Historic District Commission’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13. During this meeting you will be invited to make a brief statement about your interest and respond to any follow-up questions. If you are unable to attend the Feb. 13 meeting, your application will still be considered.

The Historic District Commission will make its recommendations at the Feb. 13 meeting, and the Council will schedule appointments for Feb. 28.

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