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Chapel Hill Town Council Agenda

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

7:00 p.m.

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Town Council Regular Business Meeting

Agenda Item

  1. Ceremonies:
    1. Presentation of Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting. (no attachment)


    2. Library Foundation Donation Presentation. (no attachment)


  2. Public Forums and Hearings: None.
  3. Petitions by citizens and announcements by Council members. [Estimated Time: 15 Minutes]
    1. Petitions by citizens on items not on the agenda.
      1. Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools petition requesting Expedited Review for Elementary School #11.

        Received and Referred-Return 09-08-08

      2. Petition to increase Sustainability Committee Membership Size and add UNC Liaison. (R-1 if desired)

        Adopted R-1

      3. Greg Gerdau presented petition on elected officials health insurance.


      4. Miriam Thompson The Peoples Channel comments on process.

        Received and Referred-Return 10-13-08

      5. Jeanne Brown Mt. Carmel Church Road and Bennett Road regarding traffic calming. [71 KB pdf]

        Received and Referred-Return 10-13-08

      6. Jerry Neville, Al McSurely regarding investigation on graffiti at TOC.

        Received and Referred

      7. Mary and Kevin Wolfe regarding voter owned elections. [36 KB pdf]


      8. Delores Bailey Empowerment thanking Council for financial support. [46 KB pdf]


      9. Will Raymond regarding transparency on agenda items.


    2. Petitions by citizens on items on the agenda.
    3. Announcements by Council members.
      1. Council Member Harrison announced the Annual “Kick Gas” event being held tomorrow.
      2. Council Member Thorpe made a statement about petitions and topics that have been previously decided.
      3. Council Member Strom relayed Smart Commute Challenge information.
      4. Council Member Harrison added comments and offered apology on Health Insurance Benefits for Elected officials. Council Member Easthom concurred.
  4. Consent agenda: action items (R-2). (Any item may be removed for separate discussion or scheduled at the next regular business meeting.) [Estimated Time: 10 minutes]

    Adopted R-2 as Amended

    1. Nominations to various boards and commissions. (R-3)
    2. Year-End Budget Amendment for Fiscal Year 2007-08. (O-1) (O-2)
    3. Council Calendar Amendment. (R-4)
    4. Recommended 2008-2009 Human Services Performance Agreements. (R-5)
    5. Resolution Amending Community Development Block Grant. (R-6) (O-3)
    6. Project Ordinance for a Surface Transportation Program Capital Grant. (O-4)
    7. Authorization to Submit 2007-2008 Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Management Operations Certification. (R-7)
    8. Amendment to Project Ordinance for Transitional Housing Program for Public Housing Families. (O-5)
    9. Acceptance of Glen Lennox Area Neighborhood Petition to Initiate Phase One of Neighborhood Conservation District Process. (R-8)

      Adopted R-8 as Amended

    10. Response to Petition on Affordable Housing Policy. (R-9)

      Adopted R-9 as Amended

    11. Resolution Authorizing an Agreement for Improvements to Amber Alley. (R-10)

      Adopted R-10 as Amended - Not currently available online

    12. Report on Cemetery Advisory Committee. (R-11) (O-6)
    13. Resolution Authorizing a Street Resurfacing Contract. (R-12)
    14. Recommendation on Funding for Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau. (R-13)
    15. Chapel Hill Transit General Policy and Fee Schedule Change for Shared Ride Feeder Services. (R-14)

      Adopted R-14

    16. Resolution Authorizing a Right-of-Way for Duke Energy. (R-15)
    17. Resolution to Accept a Surface Transportation Program Operating Grant. (R-16)
  5. Information items. (Any item may be removed for separate discussion at the end of the Council meeting.) [Estimated Time: 15 minutes]

    All Reports Accepted

    1. Response to Petition on Concept Plans.
    2. Response to Complete Streets Petition.
    3. Committee Recommendation on Use of Post Office/Courthouse Building for Kidzu.
Main Discussion
  1. Update on 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. (104 KB pdf) (Presenter: Carson Dean) [Estimated Time: 15 minutes]

    Report Accepted

  2. Update on Water Supply and Demand. (Presenter: Patrick Davis) [Estimated Time: 15 minutes] (no attachment)

    Report Accpeted

  3. Committee Report on Economic Development Strategy. (Presenter: Council Member Kleinschmidt) [Estimated Time: 20 minutes] (R-17)

    Adopted R-17 as Amended

  4. Carolina North. (Staff Presenter: Roger Stancil, Town Manager) [Estimated Time: 20 minutes]
    1. Status of Carolina North Fiscal Impact Analysis. (no attachment)

      Received Report

    2. Guiding Development at Carolina North. (R-18)

      Adopted R-18

    3. Status on Long Range Transit Plan.

      Report Accpeted

  5. Highway 54 Moratorium Petition Response. (Staff Presenter: J.B. Culpepper, Planning Director) [Estimated Time: 15 minutes]

    Accepted Report

  6. Regional Transportation Issues. (Staff Presenters: David Bonk, Long Range and Transportation Coordinator and Steve Spade, Transit Director) [Estimated Time: 15 minutes]
    1. Special Transit Advisory Commission. (R-19)

      Adopted R-19 as Amended

    2. 21st Century Legislation. (R-20)

      Adopted R-20

    3. Metropolitan Planning Organization 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan Alternatives.

      Report Accpeted

  7. Appointments: [Estimated Time: 5 minutes]

    Motion to Rescind 6-9-08 Library Board of Trustees Appointments and Revote

    Appointments Made

    1. Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board.
    2. Chapel Hill Active Living by Design.
    3. Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership.
    4. Human Services Advisory Board.
    5. Justice in Action Committee.
    6. Library Board of Trustees.
    7. OWASA Board of Directors.
    8. Public Housing Program Advisory Board.
    9. Sustainability Committee.
    10. Transportation Board.
  8. Petitions: [Estimated Time: 10 minutes]
    1. By the Mayor and Council Members.
      1. Council Member Matt Czajkowski regarding Challenges Facing Downtown.

        Received and Referred-Return 11-10-08

      2. Council Member Greene regarding a Citizen Petition Wanting Traffic Calming For Pedestrian Traffic At Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

        Received and Referred-Return 09-08-08

      3. Council Member Thorpe Recognized the UNC Baseball Team and their efforts.


    2. By the Manager and Attorney.
  9. Reserved for discussion of consent agenda items if necessary.
  10. Request for closed session to discuss property acquisition, personnel, and litigation matters.