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Summary: Town Council Special Meeting

Post Date:06/11/2020 4:43 PM

COUNCIL WEARING MASKSThe Chapel Hill Town Council met virtually on Wednesday, June 10, for a special meeting. 

You can view the meeting in its entirety on the Town’s legislative portal at

Ordinance to Authorize Additional Restrictions to Promote Public Health and Welfare 

The Council enacted an ordinance amending a section of the Town Code to authorize the Mayor to impose by proclamation additional restrictions during a state of emergency to promote public health and welfare. This change allows the Town to enact the requirement of face coverings in public places beginning Friday, June 12. Read more: 

Policing Protocols and Community Assistance Initiatives
The Council received a presentation from Town Manager Maurice Jones, Police Chief and Executive Director for Community Safety Chris Blue, and Executive Director for Housing and Community Loryn Clark. 

Town Response Update on COVID-19 

The Council received an update from Community Safety staff on the Town’s response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  

Public Hearings 

The Council held public hearings on the following topics.  

  • Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021
  • Application for Zoning Atlas Amendment, the 137 E. Franklin St. Innovation Hub
  • Land Use Management Ordinance (LUMO) Text Amendment – Proposed Changes Regarding Flex Office Space and Definitions Related to Types of Retail
  • Conditional Zoning at Weavers Grove, 7516 Sunrise Road 

Items Moved to a Future Meeting
Due to the volume of speakers for the above items, the Council decided to move the following items to the June 17, 2020, meeting. 

  • Public Hearing for Conditional Zoning at 125 E. Rosemary St. Parking Garage
  • Affordable Housing Bond and Affordable Housing Development Reserve Funding Plan 

    The Council will consider the Affordable Housing Bond and Affordable Housing Development Reserve Funding Plan to support $5.25 million worth of affordable housing development projects in the community. 
  • North-South Bus Rapid Transit Update 

    The Council will consider revising the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for the North-South Corridor Study and submitting it to the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization. 


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