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Council Meeting (May 6) Summary

Post Date:05/07/2020 5:00 PM

TOWN OF CHAPEL HILL VIRTUAL MEETINGSThe Town Council met Wednesday, May 6, and took the following actions. Access the agenda and video at

  • 2020-2021 Capital Fund Program Plan for Public Housing Renovations The Council approved the recommended 2020-2021 Capital Fund Program for Public Housing renovations.

  • 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant Program and Community Development Block Grant - CV Program Plans The Council approved the recommended 2020-2021 Community Development Program Plan for use of $424,994 and the recommended CDBG-CV Plan for use of $245,693, and authorized the Town Manager to submit the plans to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the recommended Five-Year Consolidated Plan. By enacting the attached project ordinances, the Council establishes the CDBG budget for the 2020-2021 program and the CDBG-CV budget for COVID-19 assistance.

  • 2020-2021 HOME Investment Partnership Program Annual Plan The Council authorized this plan to be incorporated into the Orange County Consolidated Plan for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Five-Year Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development Programs in Orange County The Council authorized the submittal of the 2020 - 2025 Consolidated Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Amend Chapter 2, Article IV, 2-72 of the Town Code of Ordinances Regarding Campaign Contribution Limitations The Council will consider increasing the municipal campaign maximum contribution to $378 and the contribution disclosure exemption to $39 as required by ordinance.

  • Town Efforts to Respond to the COVID 19 Crisis The Council received an update on state and local response to the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Cooper announced this week that restrictions will be lifted in three phases with the first phase beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, May 8. The governor’s new executive order continues stay-at-home guidance with some modifications. In the first phase of reopening, people will be allowed to leave home for commercial activity and more businesses will be open. Restrictions to encourage social distancing will continue. 

  • Charting Our Future - Informational Update on the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) The Council received an update on the Future Land Use Map and engagement plans.

  • Community Members to Participate in the Town Attorney Assessment Center The Council selected Council members Allen Buansi, Tai Huynh and Jessica Anderson to serve on a committee to review applications and make a recommendation of three to five community members to participate in the assessment center. Learn more at

  • Concept Plan Review: Aura Chapel Hill, 1000 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The applicant proposes construction of a Mixed-Use development that includes residential (townhomes and apartments) with commercial uses and amenities. The plan calls for 393 dwelling units on a 14.8 acre-site. Applicants receive Council feedback on concept plans before submitting a formal application.

  • Designate a Voting Delegate to the NC League of Municipalities Annual Conference The Council selected Council member Allen Buansi.


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