Council Meeting Highlights

Post Date:05/04/2017 3:40 PM

The Chapel Hill Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 8, 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 or by contacting Communications and Public Affairs at 919-968-2743 or

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 ( Town Hall is served by NS and T routes of Chapel Hill Transit (

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Support for UNC Center for Civil Rights
The Council will consider adopting a resolution of support for the UNC Center for Civil Rights. The Town’s Justice in Action Committee petitioned the Council to pass such a resolution at the April 24, 2017, business meeting. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors is considering a policy that would prevent the Center from undertaking any litigation. The UNC Center for Civil Rights, founded in 2001, has worked on matters of justice, prosperity and opportunity for all members of the community. Its mission is to use community based impact advocacy and legal education and scholarship to advance strategies that secure social, economic and environmental justice for low wealth, minority families and neighborhoods.

Funding for Botanical Garden Foundation Property Purchase
The Council will consider providing $50,000 in matching funds toward the purchase of the Cochrane Property, which is adjacent to the protected open space network along Morgan Creek, and authorize the Town Manager to execute an agreement with the Botanical Garden Foundation, Inc.

Town Manager Presents Recommended Budget
The Town Manager will present to the Council his recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

Appointments to Town Boards and Commissions
The Council will consider a recommendation to the Orange County Board of Commissioners for an appointment of a Chapel Hill resident to the Orange County Animal Services Advisory Board. The Council will also consider appointing applicants to vacancies on the Community Design Commission, the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Board, the Housing Advisory Board, the Planning Commission, and the Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board.


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