Orange County

This Week in Orange Politics: April 20-26

It’ll be another busy week for Orange County’s elected bodies this week. The Hillsborough Town Board and county commissioners will hold a joint meeting covering an array of subjects from transit to economic development, while the commissioners will talk solid waste and the potential 2016 bond referendum earlier in the week.

The Carrboro Alderfollks will review the progress of the town’s parking management plan, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will hear comments on proposed changes to the Ephesus-Fordham form-based code district.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board will consider its policy on weapons and work on revising the calendars for upcoming school years, while the Orange County School Board will have a meeting of its policy committee. Details on that have not been released.

Don’t forget to join us for our rescheduled editors meeting Thursday at the Looking Glass.

Here’s the whole rundown:

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This Week in Orange Politics: April 13-19

Three of Orange County’s elected bodies will be meeting tonight alone. The Chapel Hill Town Council will discuss a zoning atlas amendment and special use permit and receive reporters, while its Hillsborough counterpart will interview candidates for appointments and discuss the town’s noise ordinance. The county school board will consider its budget for the upcoming year.

Later in the week, the county commissioners will hold a joint meeting with the board of health and talk transit and septic systems at a work session.The Hillsborough Town Board will hold hearings on several special use permits.

Don’t forget to join us for our monthly editors meeting at Breadman’s on Saturday afternoon.
 

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  • There is no meeting this week. The next meeting is a work session on April 21.

CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL

This Week in Orange Politics: April 6-12

While the Hillsborough Town Board takes a break this week, its Carrboro counterpart will consider a request for a minor modification to a conditional use permit. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board will consider approving a budget request for the county commissioners, while the commissioners will talk agricultural support enterprises at one meeting and capital projects at another.

Both the Chapel Hill Town Council and county school board have meetings scheduled for this week, but no agendas have been released.

The county and town of Chapel Hill are also offering opportunities for discussion on affordable housing.

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CHAPEL HILL TOWN COUNCIL

Tour of the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Corridor

[Cross-posted from damonseils.org.]

Today I took a tour of the Durham-Orange light rail transit (LRT) corridor, courtesy of Triangle Transit staff. We started at Triangle Transit headquarters in RTP, picked up a helpful if bulky set of maps and other materials, and made our way to the proposed western terminus of the LRT project in Chapel Hill. I used the event as opportunity to live-tweet the tour for local politics blog OrangePolitics (where this entry is cross-posted).

Below is an archive of my tweets from today's tour.

Do you have questions about the Durham-Orange LRT project? The next couple of public meetings will take place on June 4 (4:00-7:00 pm, Durham Station) and June 6 (2:00-5:00 pm, John Avery Boys & Girls Club). Attend a forum and/or find more information at ourtransitfuture.org.

This Week in Orange Politics: March 16-22

It’s another busy week for Orange County’s elected bodies. The Carrboro Alderfolks will consider Shelton Station after a celebratory bike ride, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will take public comment on Obey Creek. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board will review the district budget for the upcoming year, while its county counterpart will receive that district’s accreditation exit report.

The county commissioners will get an update on the transit plan and talk employee benefits for the upcoming fiscal year. The Hillsborough Town Board is on break this week

Don’t forget to join us Friday at Hot Tin Roof in Hillsborough for our quarterly happy hour.

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