Council Meeting Summary

Council supports DACA renewal fees for Chapel Hill residents, receives update on Light Industrial Zoning District.

Post Date:04/11/2018 9:30 PM

The Chapel Hill Town Council met Wednesday, April 11, and considered an agenda that included the following highlights. The full agenda is available at or by contacting Communications and Public Affairs at 919-968-2743 or

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OWASA Update: Project Agua Vista
Agua Vista is OWASA's new Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) initiative. The Council received a presentation to provide information regarding this initiative, which will serve to enhance OWASA’s services in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area by improving the efficiency and accuracy of water metering and billing. More:

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Renewal Fees for Chapel Hill Residents
In keeping with the Council goal of making Chapel Hill a Place for Everyone, Council authorized the Town Manager to enter into a performance agreement with El Centro Hispano to reimburse the agency for DACA renewal fees for Chapel Hill residents in an amount not to exceed a total of $5,000. The Council previously adopted a resolution in September of 2017 in support of community members who have received deferred action under the DACA program. It is estimated that about 3,000 Orange County residents are DACA eligible. More:

Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance 2018 Annual Report

Each year, community partners -- Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Board of Education, and Board of County Commissioners -- are offered an opportunity to comment on the annual Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance Technical Advisory Committee report. The Council received the report, which addresses future school capacity needs. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools projected average annual growth rates for elementary, middle, and high school levels are expected to decrease over the next 10 years. Enrollment is not projected to exceed the established Levels of Service at any of the school levels.

Millhouse Enterprise Zone and Light Industrial Conditional Zoning District
The Council received a report on the Light Industrial Conditional Zoning District (LI-CZD) and the Millhouse Enterprise Zone. The Council requested that the first year of the new zoning district be a pilot project with an opportunity for Council discussions on what has gone well and if the Council wanted to add the zone to other areas in Town. In the first year since creating the zone, the Town received one development application, Carolina Flex Park, located at 7000 and 7001 Millhouse Road.

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