Council Meeting Summary

Post Date:05/22/2017 10:15 PM

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Police Memorial Day – The Council proclaimed May 30 to be Police Memorial Day in Chapel Hill, and urged residents to honor local peace offers who, through their courageous deeds, have lost their lives or have become disabled in the performance of duty. The 2017 Orange County Peace Officers Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at the Chapel Hill Police Department.

Legislative Efforts to Raise Minimum Age of Adult Criminal Prosecutions
The Council approved a resolution in support of the NC Legislature’s efforts to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 18 years.

Application for Zoning Atlas Amendment – Ransom and McCauley Streets
The Council enacted a Zoning Atlas Amendment from an applicant interested in rezoning about a half acre at 302-304 Ransom St. and 301 McCauley St. The rezoning will allow the applicant to subdivide the property into two lots.

West Rosemary Street Development Guide
The Council adopted the West Rosemary Street Development Guide as a component of the Town’s comprehensive plan. The guide is a vision for future development along the West Rosemary Street corridor that is consistent with the vision statements of the Northside Neighborhood Conservation District.  

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Maintenance Building
The Council approved development applications for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) to rezone a 5.42-acre site located near Chapel Hill High School and build a nearly 23,000 sq. ft. maintenance and storage facility and 68 parking spaces.

Council Direction on Potential Transportation Projects
Town staff presented the Council with conceptual designs for potential transportation projects from the NC Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Council provided direction on downtown intersection improvements and visions for the US 15-501 and NC 54 corridors.

Appointments to Town Boards and Commissions
The Council approved 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 also appointed applicants to vacancies on the Board of Adjustment, Human Services Advisory Board, Library Board of Trustees and the Orange Water and Sewer Authority.


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