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BOA MEETING SUMMARY FOR 2/27/18

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen met on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  The following is a brief summary of noteworthy actions. It does not include all actions taken at the meeting and should not be viewed as official minutes.  Visit our website www.TownofCarrboro.org to view all meeting materials.
 

POETRY READING:

Gary Phillips, the Carrboro Poet Laureate, read a poem titled “Silk Hope”.
 
STUDENTS SPEAK about March 14th walkout to protest gun violence.
Students request sponsorship in order to have t-shirts made for the walkout.
Board voted all in favor to make a donation to go toward the t-shirts for the walkout protest.
 
RESOLUTION ON GUN VILOENCE
WRITTEN BY ALDERMAN GIST AND CHAPEL HILL COUNCIL PERSON, KAREN STEGMAN.
PASSED- ALL IN FAVOR
 
ANNOUNCEMENT OF UPCOMING MEETINGS read by Rebecca Buzzard, Deputy Town Clerk.
 
REQUEST TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO THE HUMAN SERVICES ADVISORY COMMISSION: The purpose of this agenda item was for the Board of Aldermen to
make appointments to the Human Services Advisory Commission.

  • Appointed Janet Archer and Tracy Gosselin 

REQUEST TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD:

The purpose of this agenda item was for the Board of Aldermen to
make an Appointment to the Environmental Advisory Board.

  • Appointed Tim Turner

REQUEST TO MAKE APPOINTMENTS TO THE NORTHERN TRANSITION AREA ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The purpose of this agenda item was for the Board of Aldermen to make appointments to the Northern Transition Area Advisory Committee and

recommend an appointment to the Orange County Board of Commissioners.

  • Appointed Rachel Dirito

  • Appointed Ahahid Vrana

 

PUBLIC HEARING: REVIEW OF CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR MIXED USE BUILDING AT 1001 HOMESTEAD ROAD

The purpose of this item was for the Board of Aldermen to hold a
public hearing regarding a request for a Conditional Use Permit for a Mixed Use
 Building at 1001 Homestead Road.

  • Deputy Town Clerk Rebecca Buzzard swore in all individuals who would speak at the public hearing.

  • Planning/Zoning Development Specialist, James Thomas, presented the staff report review of the Conditional Use Permit for the mixed use building at 1001 Homestead Rd. Mr. Thomas reviewed the traffic impact, bike and vehicle parking, and shading tree canopy. He also addressed the joint review committee’s comments.  A summary of stormwater grading, steam buffers, erosion control, utilities, and recreation amenities was provided. 

  • Aldermen discussed whether to grant the conditional use ordinance.

  • Mayor opened the public hearing

  • Speakers of the public hearing included: Developer Omar Zinn, Consulting Engineer Chad Huffine, and Martin Roupe, with the Carrboro Planning Department. Roupe presented two additional conditions to the Homestead Rd. conditional use permit. Those additional conditions include:

 
Condition 1:
That the construction plans must be revised to incorporate the adjusted location of the storm drain system to further minimize impacts to the root zone to the 52 inch Oak Tree, as specifically shown on the site plan exhibit presented during the Feb. 27, 2018 meeting.
 
Condition 2:
That during construction plan review, the Town of Carrboro and Orange County Staff shall further review any feasible locations for waste and recycling service to occur in the least intrusive manner related to the Oak tree. If an alternative location is identified, then it shall be approvable without further review by the Board of Aldermen. Citizens can view all of the conditions that make up the Homestead Rd. Conditional Use Permit in the Agenda packet that is located at
www.townofcarrboro.org .
 

  • Mayor closed public hearing.

  • MOTION MADE FOR COMPLETENESS OF APPLICATION: PASSED ALL IN FAVOR.

  • MOTION ON COMPLIANCE WITH ORDINANCE REQUIREMENTS PASSED ALDERMAN SLADE AND ALDERMAN HAVEN-O’DONNELL AGAINST

  • MOTION FOR CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED CONDITIONS PLUS THE ADDITIONAL 2 CONDITIONS. ALL IN FAVOR.

  • MOTION FOR GRANTING THE APPLICATION:  ALL IN FAVOR.

UPDATE TO ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 7 OF THE TOWN CODE-STREETS AND PUBLIC EVENTS: The purpose of this agenda item was to update the current Town Code relating to regulation of street or other public events. You can view the update to Article III of Chapter 7 of Town Code on the agenda packet at www.townofcarrboro.org .


 

  • Police Chief Horton provided the update.

  • Board wants the ACLU to look over the article update before moving forward.

 

UPDATE ON COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING PLAN FOR SOUTH GREENSBORO:
The purpose of this item was to brief the Board on communications

and marketing strategies that are being developed to mitigate impacts on business and
the community during the road closure at South Greensboro at the entrance of South
Green.

  • Communication Manager, Rachel Heggen, and Community and Economic Development Director, Annette Lafferty, speak on communications plan for South Greensboro project.

  • Working with Business Alliance and Developer

  • Strategizing on Signage for construction (working with DOT).

  • Banners, Flyers, etc. – Yard signs were suggested.

  • Logo to brand this project

  • Proactive social media campaign

  • Reach out to HOA’s

  • Help promote downtown Carrboro and businesses.

  • Community events planning

  • Reach out to local media outlets.

  • Suggested to remind people that Merritt Mill is open.

 
MOTION TO ADJOURN

 

 





 
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