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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 chapelhill.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

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: townofchapelhill.org/Home/Components/News/News/16448 

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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