What’s Coming up for Fall 2018

We've compiled issues of interest coming before or at play in each of our municipalities and the county this Fall, which we’ll be following. Here goes:


The Carrboro Board of Alderpersons gets back to regular work with a meeting on September 4, 2018. Here’s a snapshot of what’s on their horizon:

  • Public hearing on Weaver Street Market renovations
  • Report on NC 54 West Corridor Study
  • Update on the 203 South Greensboro project (Southern Branch Library)
  • Public hearing on Lloyd Property conditional rezoning (it’s back!)
  • Update on the Old 86 commercial development concept

Chapel Hill

The Chapel Hill Town Council re-convenes on September 5, 2018. Here’s what we and they have to look forward to this fall:

  • Commencing a Chapel Hill Land-Use Management Ordinance (LUMO) re-write 
  • Approach to preventing and ending homelessness in our community, including IFC's proposed updates to its Community House model and Good Neighbor Plan
  • Planning for use(s) of the American Legion property
  • Eastowne redevelopment (UNC Hospitals plan)
  • Decision-making on coal ash clean-up at Police Department-Bolin Creek Trail
  • Exploration of innovative new affordable housing models including master leasing and cooperatives


The Hillsborough Town Board has already been back in session. Here’s some issues that we’ll be paying attention to:

  • Possibly changes to outdoor dining/sidewalk ordinance
  • Colonial Inn application (currently before the Planning Board)
  • Continued improvements to the reservoir expansion efforts
  • Completion of sidewalk project around Nash Street
  • Interlocal agreement on Solid Waste (finally!)
  • Continued discussion on water rates and how to restructure to provide relief
  • MOU for joint funding of the Orange County Food Council

Orange County

The Orange County Commissioners begins regular meetings on September 4, 2018 as well. Here’s what we have to look forward to:

  • Outside Agency funding review
  • Discussion of how we elect county commissioners
  • Solid Waste Inter local agreement
  • Orange County Agriculture Economic Development Plan 
  • Programming for the Southern Branch Library to be built in Carrboro
  • Visitors Bureau updates including use of Occupancy Tax, Airbnb regulations, Hotel Performance, Disability Guide, and relocation to Old Town Hall in Chapel Hill.
  • Funding for schools given budget restrictions of the NCGA, SAPFO, food distribution in high schools


What issues did we miss that you are interested in? Which issues will you be following?


Reminder, as we get back into community meetings, we have a crowdsourced list of common hashtags here: http://orangepolitics.org/2013/03/proposed-community-hashtags-to-use-andor-crowdsource



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......be following the DOLRT Debacle, Orange Countys Wi-FI public-private partnership, UNCs development at Eastowne, the new Wegamans and the painful public transit miss there, the flooding once again at EF,  the community discomfort regarding Silent Sam and Carrboros namesake wondering if we can all come to terms over something that happened over 100 years ago and we all need to own, most of all I will be following the election both local and national hoping we don't make another series of mistakes such as approving state amendments that greatly weaken the checks and balances of our state constitution or allowing the political class to divide us and render our votes ineffective through gerrymandering.

What else?


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