Through the Town's annual budget process, the Town Council makes decisions on the level and types of services provided to residents with local, State and federal funds.
Adoption of a budget determines in many respects the level of resources to be available for Town services over the coming budget year. The budget process is one of the most important functions and responsibilities of the Council, and it is also a key opportunity for residents’ participation in Town government.
State statute gives municipalities the authority to create a historic preservation commission to manage local historic districts and landmarks, and issue Certificates of Appropriateness (COA). Before issuing or denying any COA, the Commission must adopt rules of procedure and Design Guidelines.
The Historic District Commission has the responsibility of guiding physical change within the historic districts of Chapel Hill in such a way as to promote, enhance, and preserve the character of the districts. For additional information about the Historic District Commission, click here.