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TOWNweek - Recycling Schedule from Orange County - Tar Heel Express - Leaf Collection Schedule - Winter Holiday Service Schedule - New Year’s Day Holiday Service Schedule - Community Police Academy - Free Parking Downtown on Saturdays in December - Construction on West Franklin Street - West Rosemary Street Closure Jan. 5-6 - Road Closures on Mallette Street and Cameron Avenue - Town in News
Recycling Collection Schedule (Urban & Rural Curbside Programs)
From Orange County: If your curbside recycling day was Tuesday, Christmas Day, your recycling will be collected Saturday Dec. 29. Carts out by 7 a.m., boxes flat, empty and not crammed into the cart.
If your curbside recycling day is Tuesday, Jan. 1, your recycling will be collected on Saturday Jan. 5. Carts out by 7 a.m.
All Orange County Solid Waste Facilities are closed New Year’s Day and return to the regular schedule Jan. 2. All Waste and Recycling Centers are closed Wednesday as usual.
For more information, go to https://www.orangecountync.gov/795/Solid-Waste-Management
Tar Heel Express Service December 29
Chapel Hill Transit will provide Tar Heel Express shuttle service on Saturday, December 29, 2018, for the North Carolina basketball game against Davidson scheduled for 12 p.m. at Dean E. Smith Center.
Tar Heel Express shuttles will begin at 10:30 a.m. from the park and rides located at Friday Center, Southern Village, Airport Drive (103 Airport Drive, Chapel Hill) and Jones Ferry. Shuttles will also be available from the Carolina Coffee Shop located at 138 East Franklin Street (no parking provided).
The shuttles will provide continuous and fully accessible service, running every 10 to 15 minutes between the park and rides and the Dean E. Smith Center. The shuttles will operate for approximately forty-five (45) minutes following the game.
Shuttles drop off and pick up on Bowles Drive in front of the Dean E. Smith Center. Shuttle rides are $5 for a round-trip or $3 for a one-way trip.
Park and ride permits are not required during Tar Heel Express events.
For additional information on Tar Heel Express, please visit Chapel Hill Transit's website at http://bit.ly/2rSZBnw or call a customer service representative at 919-485-7433.
Leaf Collection Schedule
Place loose leaves/pine straw, free of limbs and debris, behind the curb or drainage ditch for collection. Keep leaves out of streets, gutters and ditches to prevent flooding and bike and car accidents. Do not block sidewalks, fire hydrants, mailboxes, storm drains or water meters or interfere with sight distances at intersections.
Call 919-969-5100 or visit www.townofchapelhill.org/leaves for updates on the collection schedule in your neighborhood.
Section III - Battle Lane, Elizabeth Street, Glendale Drive, Roosevelt Drive, Gimghoul Road, Greenwood Road area
Section IV - Laurel Hill Road, Purefoy Road, Whitehead Circle, Morgan Creek Road, Kings Mill Road, Highland Woods, Finley Forest, Little John Road, Meadowmont area
Section V - Glen Lennox, Burning Tree Drive, Ridgefield Road area
Winter Holiday Service Schedule
Most municipal offices will be closed Dec. 24-26.
RESIDENTIAL REFUSE COLLECTION: No trash collection Monday or Tuesday (Dec. 24-25). Monday routes will be collected Thursday, Dec. 27. Tuesday routes will be collected Friday, Dec. 28. No yard waste collection this week.
CURBSIDE RECYCLING will not be collected Tuesday, Dec. 25. Tuesday routes will be collected Saturday, Dec. 29.
COMMERCIAL REFUSE COLLECTION: No trash collection Monday and Tuesday (Dec. 24-25). These routes will be collected by the end of the week.
ORANGE COUNTY LANDFILL will be closed Dec. 24-25.
WASTE AND RECYCLING CENTERS will be closed Dec. 25-26. Eubanks Road and Walnut Grove Church Road locations will be open 7 a.m.-noon Monday, Dec. 24; other locations will be closed Dec. 24.
CHAPEL HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY will be closed Dec. 24-26.
CHAPEL HILL TRANSIT will not operate on Dec. 25. On Dec. 24 and Dec. 26, Transit will operate on Saturday schedules (Saturday CM, CW, D, FG, JN, T and V routes); U and NU routes will not operate, and EZ Rider will provide service from 8:15 a.m. to 6:52 p.m. The 420 route will not operate Dec. 24. On Dec. 26 and 27, NU, A-Limited and Safe Rides will not operate.
HOUSING: Office and Maintenance Division will be closed. For emergency maintenance services, call 919-968-2855.
PARKS AND RECREATION: The Plant Road office will be closed. View facility holiday schedules or call ahead for details: Chapel Hill Community Center (919-968-2790); Hargraves Recreation Center (919-968-2794); Homestead Aquatics Center (919-968-2799); The Corner Teen Center (919-968-2841).
New Year’s Day Holiday Service Schedule
Most municipal offices will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
RESIDENTIAL REFUSE COLLECTION: No trash collection Tuesday, Jan. 1. Tuesday routes will be collected Wednesday, Jan. 2. No change to yard waste collection.
CURBSIDE RECYCLING: No recycling collection Tuesday, Jan. 1. Make-up day Saturday, Jan. 5.
COMMERCIAL REFUSE COLLECTION: No trash collection Tuesday, Jan. 1. Tuesday’s trash will be collected later in the week.
ORANGE COUNTY LANDFILL and WASTE AND RECYCLING CENTERS will be closed.
CHAPEL HILL PUBLIC LIBRARY will be closed.
CHAPEL HILL TRANSIT will not operate on Sunday, Dec. 30 and Tuesday, Jan. 1. On Saturday, Dec. 29, Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule; Tar Heel Express shuttles will begin at 10:30 a.m. On Monday, Dec. 31, Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule (CM, CW, D, FG, JN, T and V routes); U and NU routes will not operate and GoTriangle 420 will operate. EZ Rider will provide service from 8:15 a.m. to 6:52 p.m. On Wednesday, Jan. 2, NU and A-Limited routes will not operate. Tar Heel Express shuttles will begin at 5:30 p.m.
HOUSING: Office and Maintenance Division will be closed. For emergency maintenance services, call 919-968-2855.
PARKS AND RECREATION: The Plant Road office will be closed. Call facilities for schedules: Chapel Hill Community Center (919-968-2790); Hargraves Recreation Center (919-968-2794); Homestead Aquatics Center (919-968-2799); The Corner Teen Center (919-968-2841).
Community Police Academy
The Chapel Hill Police Department will host its Community Police Academy Thursday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 26. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 11.
The Community Police Academy is an action-packed, two-day event providing community members with an inside look at how their police department functions. The Academy is designed to increase understanding and awareness of the role of the Chapel Hill Police Department and the day-to-day life of a police officer through computer simulated “hands-on” activities and engaging discussions. The Community Police Academy is open to anyone 16 years of age or older.
Participants will experience:
- Exercises simulating real police scenarios (computer simulations)
- Officer equipment demonstrations
- Arrest procedures
- Use of Force discussions
- Social/Mental Health issues
- Citizen complaints/Internal Affairs
- Police Canine (K9) program demonstrations
- Special Emergency Response capabilities
- …and more
Anyone wishing to attend the Community Police Academy must complete an application by visiting http://bit.ly/2UVY1yB.
For more information, go to http://bit.ly/2CpAOO3.
Free Parking Downtown on Saturdays in December
Shop, eat, and enjoy the Chapel Hill-idays downtown this season with free parking! All Town-owned parking lots, decks, and on-street meters will be free on Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, as well as the following holidays:
- Thursday, Nov. 22-Friday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving
- Monday, Dec. 24-Wednesday, Dec. 26 for Winter Holiday
- Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 for New Year's Day
And remember... public parking is always free on Sundays year-round! Visit www.parkonthehill.com for all parking information.
Construction on W. Franklin Street
Spirit Communications will perform work on W. Franklin Street in the coming week to install fiber optic equipment. Residents and businesses are being notified, and door hangers with the following text will be distributed prior to construction.
From Spirit Communications: “Over the next few weeks you may notice construction crews in your area working on utility poles or digging underground to place new fiber optic equipment. Work will occur in easements or public rights-of-way only where proper authorization has been received from local authorities. You should not experience any interruption in services as we strive to minimize any disruptions due to the infrastructure enhancements. Once completed, repair and restoration of affected areas will begin. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Should you have any concerns regarding the construction please call 800-686-7671.”
West Rosemary Street Closure Jan. 5-6
West Rosemary Street will be closed between N. Columbia and Church streets from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5-6, while OWASA contractors complete a sewer repair.
OWASA will work with residents and businesses in the area to coordinate access and parking. For more information, please contact Linda Low at email@example.com
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Road Closures on Mallette Street and Cameron Avenue
Two road closures are scheduled for the last week of December.
Mallette Street Closure Dec. 27-29
Mallette Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 27-29 while Pike Electric installs three power poles. Access to residents’ driveways will be maintained with flaggers. Detour signs and barricades will be in place on Franklin Street and W. Cameron Avenue.
Cameron Avenue Partial Street Closure Dec. 30
The eastbound travel lane on W. Cameron Avenue will be closed between S. Columbia Street and Pittsboro Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 30 while the Carolina Inn removes a large oak tree. A “road closed” sign and barricades will be placed in the eastbound travel lane.
For more information, please contact Jerry Neville at (919) 943-8045.
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Swiss-based company enters Triangle’s growing co-working market (WRAL)
A Swiss-based collaborative workspace company is growing its footprint in the Triangle. Read more: https://www.wraltechwire.com/2018/12/24/swiss-based-company-enters-triangles-growing-co-working-market/
Chapel Hill’s latest Blue Hill District plan replaces apartments, includes new roads (The Herald Sun)
A plan to replace the 52-year-old Park at Chapel Hill apartments on Ephesus Road could move forward next year with taller buildings and a six-story parking deck.Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article223310680.html
Where to recycle your 2018 Christmas tree in the Triangle (The Herald Sun)
If you’re already ready to take down the holiday tree, Triangle area governments are ready to help. Read more: https://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/article223566145.html
Chapel Hill Advising Residents How to Dispose of Holiday Decorations (WCHL)
As the bulk of the holiday season is now in the rearview mirror, Chapel Hill crews are now turning their attention to holiday clean-up efforts. Read more:https://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-town/chapel-hill-advising-residents-how-to-dispose-of-holiday-decorations
Chapel Hill Crews Quickly Contain Christmas Day Fire (WCHL)
Just before 7 a.m. Christmas morning, Chapel Hill Fire crews were called to a residential structure fire at Oldham Place. Read more:https://chapelboro.com/news/fire/chapel-hill-crews-quickly-contain-christmas-day-fire
Holiday Schedule Adjustments for Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough (WCHL)
Most administrative offices for Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough and Orange County will be closed Monday through Wednesday and adjustments are being made to some government services. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-town/holiday-schedule-adjustments-for-chapel-hill-carrboro-and-hillsborough
Chapel Hill Emergency Officials Encourage Safety Through Holidays (WCHL)
Between having family over, buying everyone a present and stringing up lights across the front porch, safety can be the last thing on your mind. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/safety/chapel-hill-emergency-officials-encourage-safety-through-holidays
Health care real estate firm expands with $52M Chapel Hill buy (Triangle Business Journal)
Welltower has invested big in North Hills and Cary and has now entered the Chapel Hill market with a medical office portfolio acquisition. Read more: https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2018/12/21/health-care-real-estate-firm-expands-with-52m.html
Gas station, self-storage plan could displace more Chapel Hill mobile-home families (The Herald Sun)
The families living at Tar Heel Mobile Home Park panicked when they learned the land under their homes had been sold to developers, Mauricio Jimenez said. Read more: https://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/article222568665.html
Road Trippin' with Taniya & Erin: TOPO Distillery in Chapel Hill (WNCN)
On this week's Road Trippin', Erin Clanahan and Taniya Wright visited TOPO Distillery in Chapel Hill. They learned about the process of making different liquors and even got to do a taste test. Read more: https://www.cbs17.com/news/local-news/orange-county-news/road-trippin-with-taniya-erin-topo-distillery-in-chapel-hill/1670265398
Leaving Town? Ask Chapel Hill Police to Check Up on Your House (WCHL)
December sees a higher-than-average amount of burglaries across the country, and Chapel Hill is no different. December was the third-highest month for reported larceny in Chapel Hill for 2016. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/safety/leaving-town-ask-chapel-hill-police-to-check-up-on-your-house
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