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Community conversation with the C.H. Police Department

Date: 

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Chapel Hill

Community conversation with the C.H. Police Department

From the ToCH web site:

The Chapel Hill Police Department is reaching out to residents to receive input on perceptions of its services and its overall presence in the community in a series titled Community Conversations about the Chapel Hill Police Department.

Working with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government and the Town of Chapel Hill Justice in Action Committee, the department has scheduled four sessions scheduled on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings.

- http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?recordid=1455&page=22

I wonder if RSVPs are required?

Date: 

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 5:00pm to 7:00am

Location: 

Chapel Hill Public LIbrary, 100 LIbrary Drive, Chapel Hill

Annual MLK Day March & Service

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will sponsor its annual Martin L. King, Jr. Day Rally, March and Worship Service at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join them for a peaceful rally, followed with a march down Franklin Street starting at the Post Office at 179 E. Franklin St. that starts at 10:15 a.m. The march will end at First Baptist Church, where the worship service will start at 10:30 am.

Date: 

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 4:00am

Location: 

Post Office at 179 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

Annual MLK University Community Banquet

The 25th Annual University/Community Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Banquet will be at 6 p.m. at the Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive. This year's keynote speaker will be Rev. Mitchell Simpson of University Baptist Church. For ticket information and availability, call (919) 962-6962 or go to www.unc.edu/diversity/mlk/.

Date: 

Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 1:00pm

Location: 

Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr., Chapel Hill

Public Information Meeting on Tree Protection

From the Town web site:

A public information session about tree protection and updating the
Tree Protection Ordinance will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.
19, at Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The
ordinance revision is linked to a Town-wide commitment to
sustainability with the potential to reduce carbon emissions and
decrease the urban “heat-island” effect. The proposed update to the ordinance would establish a new vision
statement that calls for a balanced approach to protecting Chapel
Hill’s trees without overregulation of residential properties and
property owners. Draft language proposes a permitting process for tree
removal on private property, including some residential lots. The process for changing the ordinance is as follows. After the
public information sessions (and earlier session was held on Oct. 26,
2009), Town staff will provide options to the Planning Board and Town
Council for review. The Planning Board’s recommendation will be
provided to the Town Council on Feb. 22, when a public hearing is
scheduled for additional public comment. If you are unable to attend the public information meeting, please submit comments to [email protected].
These comments will receive the same consideration as those from the
public session. For more information, call 919-968-2728 or visit www.townofchapelhill.org/trees
where all materials including the draft update to the ordinance,
information presentations including a Frequently Asked Questions guide,
and public comments are posted.

 

Date: 

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 12:00pm

Location: 

Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Blvd, Chapel Hill

Public Information Meeting on Rules for Cleaner Streams in Chapel Hill

From the Town web site:

A public information meeting will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, on new riparian buffer regulations for Chapel Hill. A riparian buffer is a vegetated area near a stream that helps protect waterways from the impact of adjacent land uses and pollution. The meeting will be held in the Council Chamber of Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Town of Chapel Hill stormwater management and planning staff members will describe the process for adopting changes to the Town's Land Use Management Ordinance to comply with new state and federal rules that aim to reduce pollution flowing into streams and Jordan Lake. The lake is a major drinking water supply to Wake and Chatham Counties, and a popular recreation area and wildlife habitat.

The new rules necessitate text amendments in Chapel Hill’s Land Use Management Ordinance regarding protection of riparian buffers. Staff will discuss what the rules will mean to property owners and how they will affect maintenance and development near riparian buffers.

The Town has riparian buffer protection requirements contained in its Resource Conservation District (RCD) provisions of the Land Use Management Ordinance. However, the current provisions do not address all of the Jordan Lake buffer protection criteria. The local program must consist of ordinances, policies, and procedures for protecting the riparian buffer, determining variances, record keeping, and enforcement.

All waterways in Chapel Hill and its planning jurisdiction flow into the Upper New Hope Arm of Jordan Lake. This area of the lake experiences frequent algal blooms due to overloads of nitrogen and phosphorous. The algal blooms can cause taste and odor problems in drinking water, kill or stress aquatic life, and release toxins into the water. Riparian buffers are important in providing vegetation to filter stormwater runoff and to stabilize streambanks. They reduce erosion and sedimentation and the corresponding pollutants that flow into the lake.

There will be opportunity for additional public input during a Town Council public hearing tentatively scheduled for Feb. 15. If you are unable to attend the public information meeting, please submit comments to Sue Burke, stormwater management engineer, at [email protected] or Kendal Brown, principal planner, at [email protected]. These comments will receive the same consideration as those from the public session. For more information, call Sue Burke at 919-969-7266 or visit www.jordanlake.org/home.

 

Date: 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 12:00pm

Location: 

Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Blvd, Chapel Hill

Public Information Meeting on Inclusionary Zoning

Date: 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 12:00pm

Location: 

Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Blvd, Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until approximately 12:00 noon. Presented by the Chapel Hill Jaycees, the parade this year promises to be a celebration of our community spirit.

We encourage all entries to have a holiday theme and awards will be given for Best of Parade, Most Original, Best Holiday Theme, Most Creative, Best Scout Troop. Our winners put a lot of thought and creativity in their entries and that is what makes this holiday parade so special!

Location: 

Franklin Street/Main Street

Community workshop on bike/walk way between Carolina North and Main Campus

Please Join Us for a Community Workshop to share ideas for a bike/walk way between Carolina North and Main Campus

When: December 1, 5:30-7:30 PM
Where:  Suite 133G University Square

This workshop will be an opportunity to share ideas, suggestions and information to explore the location for a greenway and bike path connection between the Carolina North campus and the Main UNC Campus.  We are seeking a pathway that is not located within the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. roadway and that avoids steep grades where feasible.  It may include existing or planned greenways for a portion of the route.

There will be a brief introduction by Town and University staff about existing conditions between the two campuses.  Staff will also share some examples of the kind of opportunities we’re seeking for new routes through the neighborhoods or using portions of the existing and planned greenway system.

The majority of the workshop will be spent in an open session, focused on gathering input from the participants, including students, residents, technical experts, advisory boards and community groups about approaches to connectivity.

We’re looking for your ideas, suggestions, opinions and information, so please come prepared to tell us what you think!

If you have a question for the Town, call The Town of Chapel Hill Planning Department at:
(919) 968-2728.  If you have a question for the University, contact Jill Coleman at [email protected]

You may also send comments to [email protected] or check the website for more information: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=900

Date: 

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 12:30pm

Location: 

Suite 133G, University Square

21st Annual RSVVP Day - Dine out to support IFC

"RSVVP" stands for "Restaurants Sharing 10 Percent" (The Vs are Roman numeral 5s, so V+V=10). Participating restaurants will contribute 10% of their total proceeds on that day to benefit the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service.

In 2008, 105 Orange County restaurants participated, raising $21,034.72 to help IFC Food Programs. During the past 20 years, Orange County restaurants have contributed $329,448, and over half a million dollars have been raised Triangle-wide.

Click here for a list of participating restaurants: http://ifcweb.org/rsvvp2009.html

Date: 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 7:00am

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