September 2013

Lots and lots of meetings, forums

Four more interviews this week and a forum. I am looking forward to my interview with the AFL-CIO tomorrow. Then Saturday Morgan Cr./Kings Mill Neighborhood forum in the morning and Sierra Club interviews in the afternoon. At this rate, I will have met every Chapel Hill voter by the time the elections roll around... at least every one who is planning on voting.  There are so many interest groups and associations in our town! We really understand the power of working together.

What a wonderful town we live in!!! 

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

Thanks to a candidate for sharing this info with OP:

The Orange County Voter Services of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties (LWVODC) in cooperation with the Seymour Senior Center of Orange County are sponsoring a candidates'forum for Carrboro. It will be held:

Tuesday October 15, 2013 7pm to 9pm

Seymour Senior Center Theater

The candidates will be invited to give opening remarks followed by their responses to a series of questions developed by the Orange County Voter Services Team, and the general public via Facebook and Twitter. The candidates, running for Mayor and Councilman, of Chapel Hill, will be invited to give opening statements starting at 10 AM 7 PM. The public and news media will be invited, and the event will be recorded and available to news media outlets. 


Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Seymour Senior Center


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Orange County Democratic Women Candidate Forum

CANDIDATES' FORUM for this Fall's Local Municipal Elections - Come hear the candidates from Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough speak face-to-face and ask them your questions.  Local policy choices and procedures effect your everyday lives, from trash collections to schools!  Don't miss this opportunity!


Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


OWASA, 400 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro, NC 27510

Carolina North Development Agreement Annual Report Public Information Meeting

A public information meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, to receive comments and feedback on the 2013 Carolina North Development Agreement Annual Report to the Town of Chapel Hill.

The Town meeting will be hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill because of ongoing renovations to Town Council Chamber. The meeting will be held in the Magnolia Conference Room of the Giles F. Horney Building at 103 Airport Drive. Free parking is available, and Chapel Hill Transit serves the building via the NU route.

The report is posted at, which also is where the public can access the Carolina North conservation areas baseline and initial monitoring reports done by a third-party monitor, the Triangle Land Conservancy.

Carolina North is envisioned as a mixed-use academic campus on university-owned property along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, two miles north of the main campus. University and Town representatives signed a development agreement in 2009 that covers the first 20 years of development on the site. The agreement contains guidelines and standards for the development of the first 3 million square feet of a mixed-use research and academic campus on 133 acres.

The annual report lets the Town and public know what development activities have occurred on the Carolina North site in the past year and the ways in which the University is complying with the terms of the development agreement. The report is part of the structure established by the agreement for providing continued town-gown communication. The report will also be posted online at

Town Manager Roger Stancil will review the report and the public input before reporting on Oct. 28 to the Town Council on his review of the development agreement and its requirements.

Public input is welcome. Send comments about the annual report or other issues related to Carolina North at any time to or write Town of Chapel Hill Planning Department, Carolina North, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Detailed information is available online at and To be added to a mailing list to receive regular updates about the Carolina North development agreement, please contact


Monday, September 16, 2013 - 5:30pm


Magnolia Conference Room, Giles F. Horney Building, 103 Airport Drive

Rosemary Imagined Social Event

From the Town of Chapel Hill's press release:


Are you feeling both social and persuasive? Do you have a creative vision for the future of Rosemary Street that others should embrace? We want to hear it! Join community members, Town and University leaders, and downtown business and property owners for the: 

Rosemary Imagined Social Event 
Tuesday, September 10 
6:30 to 8 p.m. 
TRU Deli + Wine 
114 Henderson Street, Chapel Hill 

Rosemary Imagined is an innovative community-led planning initiative that will refine our thinking of how Rosemary Street fits into the development and growth of downtown Chapel Hill. Come for information, conversation, and imagination about Rosemary Street and share your thoughts! 

But this is not your ordinary information session. Everyone will have the opportunity to share their most vibrant desire for the future of Rosemary Street and then use their powers of persuasion to gather votes from the crowd! This is one public meeting where working the room is encouraged! Light refreshments will be provided for all to enjoy. 

This event is part of a 10 month process of engagement with the Town of Chapel Hill and community members to bring together several recent initiatives into a complete vision for the future of the Rosemary Street corridor.  

For more information contact: 
Dwight Bassett at 919-969-5015 
and Meg McGurk at 919-967-9440 or email them at


Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm


TRU, 114 Henderson Street, Chapel Hill

Central West Study Area - drop-in info session

Via e-mail:
Join the Central West Steering Committee and your fellow community members at the upcoming Central West Community Session!

The Central West Community Session will be held on Tuesday, September 10th from 6:30-8:30pm in the Fellowship Hall at Amity United Methodist Church located at 825 N. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill.

The drop-in session will provide community members the opportunity to review the Steering Committee’s work to date (including the principles, objectives, and concepts) and to offer their thoughts and feedback.

Help spread the word about the Community Session to your friends, neighbors, and colleagues! Attached to this email are flyers that can be distributed about the session.

For more information about the Central West Focus Area process, please visit

Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm


Amity United Methodist Church, 825 N. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill

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