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Planning Commission

Seat Category

Seat Requirements

Community Design Commission Champion

Must live within the municipal limits of the Town of Chapel Hill and have demonstrated education, special training, experience, or interest in community design. Preference given to applicants who are currently serving or have previously served on the Town of Chapel Hill’s Community Design Commission.

 The Champion is expected to:

1. Have frequent conversations with the chair of the Town of Chapel Hill’s Community Design Commission so as to ensure an accurate understanding of the board’s position on each development application/question that comes before the Planning Commission.

 2. Represent the views of the Town of Chapel Hill’s Community Design Commission during Planning Commission deliberations.

 3. Negotiate necessary tradeoffs with other Planning Commission members so that a recommendation can be made to Council which represents the Chapel Hill Community’s values and interests.

 If the Champion fails to meet these expectations, the Community Design Commission may, at any time, recommend to the Chapel Hill Town Council that the Champion be replaced.

Environmental Stewardship Advisory Board Champion

Must live within the municipal limits of the Town of Chapel Hill and have demonstrated education, special training, experience, or interest in environmental stewardship. Preference given to applicants who are currently serving or have previously served on the Town of Chapel Hill’s Environmental Stewardship Advisory Board.

 The Champion is expected to:

1. Have frequent conversations with the chair of the Town of Chapel Hill’s Environmental Stewardship Advisory Board so as to ensure an accurate understanding of the board’s position on each development application/question that comes before the Planning Commission.

 2. Represent the views of the Town of Chapel Hill’s Environmental Stewardship Advisory Board during Planning Commission deliberations.

 3. Negotiate necessary tradeoffs with other Planning Commission members so that a recommendation can be made to Council which represents the Chapel Hill Community’s values and interests.

 If the Champion fails to meet these expectations, the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Board may, at any time, recommend to the Chapel Hill Town Council that the Champion be replaced.

Housing Advisory Board Champion

Must live within the municipal limits of the Town of Chapel Hill and have demonstrated education, special training, experience, or interest in housing. Preference given to applicants who are currently serving or have previously served on the Town of Chapel Hill’s Housing Advisory Board.

 The Champion is expected to:

1. Have frequent conversations with the chair of the Town of Chapel Hill’s Housing Advisory Board so as to ensure an accurate understanding of the board’s position on each development application/question that comes before the Planning Commission.

 2. Represent the views of the Town of Chapel Hill’s Housing Advisory Board during Planning Commission deliberations.

 3. Negotiate necessary tradeoffs with other Planning Commission members so that a recommendation can be made to Council which represents the Chapel Hill Community’s values and interests.

 If the Champion fails to meet these expectations, the Housing Advisory Board may, at any time, recommend to the Chapel Hill Town Council that the Champion be replaced.

Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board Champion

Must live within the municipal limits of the Town of Chapel Hill and have demonstrated education, special training, experience, or interest in transportation and connectivity. Preference given to applicants who are currently serving or have previously served on the Town of Chapel Hill’s Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board.

 The Champion is expected to:

1. Have frequent conversations with the chair of the Town of Chapel Hill’s Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board so as to ensure an accurate understanding of the board’s position on each development application/question that comes before the Planning Commission.

 2. Represent the views of the Town of Chapel Hill’s Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board during Planning Commission deliberations.

 3. Negotiate necessary tradeoffs with other Planning Commission members so that a recommendation can be made to Council which represents the Chapel Hill Community’s values and interests.

 If the Champion fails to meet these expectations, the Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board may, at any time, recommend to the Chapel Hill Town Council that the Champion be replaced.

Extra Territorial Jurisdiction Resident (ETJ)

Must live within the Town of Chapel Hill’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction.

 

Joint Planning Area Resident (JPA) or Extra Territorial Jurisdiction Resident (ETJ)

Must live within the Town of Chapel Hill’s Joint Planning Area or the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction as outlined in the Joint Planning Agreement

 

Chapel Hill Resident

Must live within the municipal limits of the Town of Chapel Hill and have demonstrated education, special training, experience, or interest in urban planning, a design field (such as architecture or landscape design) or construction.

Chapel Hill Resident

Must live within the municipal limits of the Town of Chapel Hill and have demonstrated education, special training, experience, or interest in urban planning, a design field (such as architecture or landscape design) or construction.

Chapel Hill Resident

Must live within the municipal limits of the Town of Chapel Hill and have demonstrated education, special training, experience, or interest in urban planning, a design field (such as architecture or landscape design) or construction.

 Chapel Hill Resident

 Must live within the municipal limits of the Town of Chapel Hill and have demonstrated education, special training, experience, or interest in urban planning, a design field (such as architecture or landscape design) or construction.

 

Preference given to applicants who represent at least two of the Planning Commission interest areas in addition to the seat requirements:


  1. Pedestrians
  2. People with disabilities
  3. Public transit dependent
  4. Bicyclists
  5. Seniors
  6. Student (High School, College)
  7. Civil engineering
  8. Parents
  9. Commuter
  10. Business Community
  11. Carrboro Resident

Non-Voting Liaisons:


Chapel Hill Town Council Liaison

Town of Chapel Hill Youth Council Liaison


Appointing Body

All members are appointed by the Chapel Hill Town Council except for the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Resident (ETJ) and Joint Planning Area Resident (JPA) seats which shall be appointed by the Orange County Board of Commissioners.

All non-voting liaisons are appointed by the group or organization that they represent.

 

Enabling Legislation that Impacts Membership

North Carolina General Statute 160A-361b

 A board or commission created or designated pursuant to this section may include, but shall not be limited to, one or more of the following:

(1)        A planning board or commission of any size (with not fewer than three members) or composition deemed appropriate, organized in any manner deemed appropriate;

(2)        A joint planning board created by two or more local governments pursuant to Article 20, Part 1, of this Chapter. (1919, c. 23, s. 1; C.S., s. 2643; 1945, c. 1040, s. 2; 1955, cc. 489, 1252; 1959, c. 327, s. 2; c. 390; 1971, c. 698, s. 1; 1973, c. 426, s. 57; 1979, 2nd Sess., c. 1247, s. 35; 1997-309, s. 7; 1997-456, s. 27; 2004-199, s. 41(a).)

 

Town of Chapel Hill Land Use Management Ordinance Appendix A Article 8 

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