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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Town Council Update

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Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community.  Reach the Town Council with your ideas, views and questions at council@townofcarrboro.org

Coming Up
The Town Council will meet virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, to consider the agenda https://bit.ly/3gzsZcv that will be posted at carrboro.legistar.com 

To view, livestream at carrboro.legistar.com or YouTube.com/CarrboroNC OR Cable TV 18 (in Carrboro). To speak at the meeting email publiccomment@townofcarrboro.org 

Past Meeting
The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, June 15, and took the following actions on the agenda posted at https://bit.ly/35da4xC 

  • Council received monthly departmental reports from Police, Fire, Economic Development and the Stormwater Utility.
  • Consideration of Human Services Funding for FY 2021-2022: The Council approved human services funding recommendations in the amount of $274,000. The Human Services Commission noted that nonprofits were experiencing increased financial and service capacity strain due to the pandemic and took this into account during their deliberations.
  • Update on the Town of Carrboro’s Racial Equity Initiative and the One Orange County Racial Equity Plan: The Council received an update on the town’s race and equity work and an overview of the Framework for moving forward with the Countywide Racial Equity Plan.
  • Stormwater Infrastructure Improvements along High and West Main Streets: The Council authorized public stormwater infrastructure improvements along High and West Main streets.
  • Minor Modification Request to a Conditional Use Permit for a Mixed Use Building at 1001 Homestead Road: The Council approved a resolution authorizing residential use on the first floor at 1001 Homestead Road.
  • Public Hearing on a Text Amendment to the Land Use Ordinance Relating to Satellite Parking: The Council considered a proposed text amendment to the Land Use Ordinance that would modify the regulations relating to the use of satellite parking. A Council will consider adopting the changes on June 22.
  • Authorization for Orange County Board of Elections to Consider the use of Town Hall and Bim Street Building for Voting Purposes: The Council authorized Orange County Board of Elections the option of hosting voting at the recently donated Bim Street property or in Council Chambers.
  • Public Hearing for the 203 South Greensboro Project - Consideration of Site Plan and Design Development Cost Estimate: The Council held a public hearing on the site plan for the 203 Project and design development costs for the project. The current construction estimate is $26,071,297.  Including costs for professional services, the project is estimated to be approximately $1 million over the current project budget of $27,638,255.  The shared cost of this amount is roughly even between Orange County and the Town.
  • Update on Starlite Drive Traffic Calming and Barred Owl Creek Traffic Calming: The Council received an update on the progress of the Starlite Drive Traffic Calming and Barred Owl Creek Traffic Calming projects.
  • Public Hearing on Text Amendments to the Land Use Ordinance for Compliance with N.C.G.S. Chapter 160D: The Council considered text amendments that would bring the Land Use Ordinance into conformance with N.C.G.S. Chapter 160D. The Council will consider adopting the text amendments at its June 22 meeting.    

About the Town Council
The Town Council is the legislative and policy-making body for Carrboro, consisting of seven elected members: Mayor Lydia Lavelle, Mayor Pro Tempore Barbara Foushee, Council Member Jacquelyn Gist, Council Member Randee Haven-O’Donnell, Council Member Susan Romaine, Council Member Damon Seils, and Council Member Sammy Slade. More information is available at http://townofcarrboro.org/248/Town-Council   

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