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Apply for a Chapel Hill Advisory Board

Over the two years, Chapel Hill has gone through an extensive process to restructure our advisory boards and commissions. The main focus of this work has been to simplify the development review process, and has led to the creation of four major boards that will review development proposals (Planning Commission, Transportation and Connectivity Advisory Board, Environmental Stewardship Advisory Board, and Housing Advisory Board). The town will be making appointments to these four boards this spring, and we need community members to step up and serve to help move our community forward. The town also has a number of vacancies on existing boards that may be filled this spring.

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Community Meeting: S. Greensboro St. Sidewalk in Carrboro

03/19/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Carrboro Town Hall, Room 110

This meeting will be an opportunity to learn more about the current outlook for improving pedestrian safety and comfort on S. Greensboro St., including the construction of a sidewalk. Community members are invited to learn about the cost, funding, design opportunities and challenges, and benefits; discuss the project with Town staff, and provide comments.

  • 7:00pm - Informal drop-in session
  • 7:30pm - Presentation and Q&A
  • 8:00pm - Informal discussions
  • 9:00pm - Adjourn
To RSVP, provide a comment via phone or email, or ask for more information, contact Jeff Brubaker, Carrboro transportation planner, at jbrubaker@townofcarrboro.org or 919-918-7329. 

 

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Efland Community Disaster and Recovery Planning Event

03/29/2014 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: 
Efland Cheeks Community Center (117 Richmond Rd, Efland)

Orange County Justice United, the United Voices of Efland, and Orange County Habitat for Humanity are holding the following, very timely, event: 

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Chapel Hill Transit Public Input Workshop

03/10/2014 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Chapel Hill Public Library (Meeting Room A), 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Chapel Hill Transit invites public participation in developing a strategic and financial plan to guide growth, development and investment for the transit system. Two identical public workshops are scheduled:

  • Thursday, March 6, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.-Carrboro Town Hall (Board Room)
  • Monday, March 10, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.-Chapel Hill Public Library (Meeting Room A)

The meetings will be structured in an open house format with small group discussions. Attendees will be able to view exhibits and provide feedback between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Presentations will be made at 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. for a plan overview and next steps.

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Chapel Hill Transit Public Input Workshop

03/06/2014 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: 
Carrboro Town Hall (Board Room), 301 W Main St, Carrboro, NC

Chapel Hill Transit invites public participation in developing a strategic and financial plan to guide growth, development and investment for the transit system. Two identical public workshops are scheduled:

  • Thursday, March 6, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.-Carrboro Town Hall (Board Room)
  • Monday, March 10, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.-Chapel Hill Public Library (Meeting Room A)

The meetings will be structured in an open house format with small group discussions. Attendees will be able to view exhibits and provide feedback between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Presentations will be made at 4:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. for a plan overview and next steps.

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Tracing the Trading Path

Long before European settlers came here, Native Americans lived in the area that is now Orange County. Native Americans created a prominent village on the banks of the Eno River—centuries before the place came to be called Hillsborough. Through the village of the Occaneechis ran a well-established path—a path which the Europeans called the Indian Trading Path, the Catawba Path, the Old Trading Path, or the Western Trading Road. In its full extent, the Trading Path ran from the vicinity of Petersburg, VA, to Mobile, AL.

More locally, the Trading Path had a well defined route from the Eno River to the Haw River. West from the Eno River, it more or less followed the current route of Old NC 10, Bowden Road, and Old Hillsborough Road to the present site of the Hawfields Presbyterian Church on NC Hwy 119.

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LIBERAL DEMOCRAT VS. CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN ! IS THERE A MODERATE IN THE HOUSE?

 It appears that as far as I can see on the political scene that there is a civil war here in orange county between liberal democrats and  conservative republicans. Where are the moderates of both parties.  Which of the current candidates of either party declare that he or she is a moderate liberal democrat or moderate conservative republican . Perhaps I might  declare I"M  a moderate liberal republican.  Gary Kahn
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This Week in Orange Politics: February 3-9

While many several elected bodies will be taking a break this week, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board will tackle changing its weapons policy to comply with state law, and the county commissioners will take up rural recycling again after hearing an update from Triangle Tranist on bus and light rail improvement plans. Here's a summary of the week's actions.

 

CARRBORO BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS

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What Is A Liberal Republican

The Orange County Republican Party defines it self as its 2 favorite presidents are Abe Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. At a recent party meeting this issue came up, and I said openly to this group my favorite Republican Presidents were Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt. There  response was  it makes sense a Republican from Chapel Hill would think that.  I said my third favorite was President Eisenhower. Gary   Kahn
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Carrboro Transit Mode Share Now 16.7%(!)

The U.S. Census Bureau released updated American Community Survey Data a few days ago, and there's some very noteworthy news out of Carrboro in the latest figures: Carrboro's transit commute mode share is now at 16.7%, the highest in all of North Carolina. Chapel Hill's transit mode share is 10.6%, as Carrboro Alderman Damon Seils helpfully pointed out on Twitter yesterday (see the Storify below).

(For any curious readers, you can access this data for all American cities, along with a host of other fascinating data from the American Community Survey, at the American FactFinder website. The data for commute mode share are in table B08301.)

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