The Mayor and eight Town Council Members make policy decisions in accord with procedures and responsibilities set out in State law. The Town Manager carries out policies and directives of the Mayor and Council. View the Town Council Procedures Manual.
The Mayor is elected for two-year terms and Council Members usually are elected to four-year terms. Terms are staggered so that four seats are filled by elections every two years. Town elections for Mayor and Town Council are non-partisan and at large (no wards/districts are designated) and are held in November of odd-numbered years. Orange County Board of Elections 919-245-2350.
The Town Council appoints several boards and commissions as well as various advisory committees and task forces.
The primary mission of the Mayor and Council, as the governing body of the Town, is to adopt and provide for the execution of ordinances, rules and regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to protect health, life or property, or to promote the comfort, convenience, security, good order, better government, or the general welfare of the Town and its citizens.
The Mayor and eight Council Members constitute the governing body of the Town. In accordance with the Town’s Charter, the voters elect a Mayor every two years. Council Members are elected to four-year, staggered terms on an at-large basis. Town Council duties include:
Amendment of previously adopted policies through changes in the Town Code of Ordinances and the Development Ordinance, and by revision of policies and documents.
Appointment of advisory boards, commissions, task forces and committees.
Appointment of the Town Manager and Town Attorney.
Establishment of agreements with other governments.
The purpose of the meeting is to consider a proposal to amend the Advisory Board Membership Policy regarding board participation remotely and its recommendations on development proposals. Also at this meeting, the Council may receive an update and report regarding the continued use of remote meetings by the Council itself.
Town Council members will be attending and participating in this meeting remotely, through internet access, and will not be physically in attendance. Members of the public may live stream the meeting and view it over the Town’s cable television channel access and are encouraged to do so. View Council meetings live at https://chapelhill.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx – and on Chapel Hill Gov-TV (townofchapelhill.org/GovTV).
In addition, there will be an opportunity for the public to view the meeting by coming to the Council Chambers in Town Hall. However, because of the directives issued regarding crowds and social distancing, there will be limited seating available at Town Hall and it may be necessary to turn people away. The Public is urged to find other locations and ways to observe this meeting. This meeting is an opportunity for information to be shared with the Council and Town community, but there will not be an opportunity for public to comment or ask questions. The Council will NOT take any action to vote on adoption of any ordinances or development permits at this meeting.