Highlights for Wednesday’s Council Meeting (6/12/19)
The Chapel Hill Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., to consider an agenda that includes the following highlights. The full agenda and video access are available at http://bit.ly/2MDJsPR.
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Consider the Final 2019-20 Budget
On May 1, 2019, the Town Manager presented the recommended budget. Council conducted a public hearing on May 8, and budget work sessions on May 15 and June 5. Based on discussions with Council, the Manager’s Recommended Budget has been updated to reflect Council’s interests as communicated in the budget work sessions. Information about the budget process is available at http://bit.ly/2Wwqf7k.
Coal Ash Clean-Up Update at Police Station
The Council will consider updated recommendations to address coal combustion products (CCPs) that were placed at the Police Station property before the Town acquired it the early 1980s. These measures are designed to significantly reduce the risk profile for the site for a three to five year period until final remedial options can be designed and a final remedy selected. More permanent measures can be implemented once the police department is relocated to a different property and a future use of the site is identified. The revised budget for this work is $246,000, which is lower than the original recommended budget of $315,000.
Glen Lennox Performance Incentive
The Council will open a public hearing and consider authorizing the execution of an economic incentive to Grubb Properties for $2.2 million. Grubb Properties would like to move forward with an office development and is projecting 488,000 square feet of office space. The grant period would run from 2021-2026, presuming it starts the first office in 2019, completes it in 2020 and begins paying taxes in the 2021 fiscal year. The agreement would require an annual report by Grubb Properties to the Town Council on the status of their work.
Stormwater Projects Update
The Council will receive an update on Chapel Hill Stormwater Management detailing completed projects and plans for the future, including the Elliott Road Flood Storage Facility. For more information on Chapel Hill Stormwater, visit www.townofchapelhill.org/stormwater.
Municipal Serves Center Project Update
The Council will receive updates on the new Municipal Services Center. Locations under consideration include University Place, Estes Drive, Millhouse Road, the existing police station, Vilcom, and the American Legion property.
Consider Renaming a Portion of 15-501 to “South Columbia Street”
The Council will consider renaming the portion of U.S. Highway 15-501 South between Fordham Boulevard (NC 54) and Dogwood Acres Drive to “South Columbia Street.”