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Chapel Hill Town Council Agenda

Monday, April 23, 2007

*Revised April 20, 2007

Town Council Regular Business Meeting

Agenda Item

  1. Ceremonies: None
  2. Public Forums and Hearings:
    1. Public Forum: Bolin Creek Greenway Concept Plan (Phase III) (Bill Webster, Parks and Recreation Interim Director [Estimated Time: 20 minutes] (R-1).
  3. Petitions by citizens and announcements by Council members. [Estimated Time: 15 Minutes]
    1. Petitions by citizens on items not on the agenda.
      1. *Northside Community Watch regarding Police Presence in the Northside District.
    2. Petitions by citizens on items on the agenda.
    3. Announcements by Council members.
  4. Consent agenda: action items (R-2). (Any item may be removed for separate discussion at the next regular business meeting.) [Estimated Time: 5 minutes]
    1. Minutes for January 17, 31, and February 19, 2007.
    2. Nominations to various boards and committees (R-3).
    3. Award of Bid for Financing of Vehicle Replacement for the 2006-07 Fiscal Year (R-4).
  5. Information items. (Any item may be removed for separate discussion at the end of the Council meeting.) None
Main Discussion
  1. Submittal of Proposed Plans for Using Community Development Grants. (Staff Presenter: Loryn Clark, Housing and Neighborhood Services Coordinator) [Estimated Time: 15 minutes]
    1. Recommended 2007-2008 Community Development Program (R-5).
    2. Recommended 2007-2008 HOME Program (R-6).
    3. Submittal of Annual Update to the 2005-2010 Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan (R-7).
  2. Follow-up report on Alternative Zoning Atlas Amendments for the Northern Area (Staff Presenter: (Gordon Sutherland, Principal Long Range Planner) [Estimated Time: 30 minutes]
  3. Public Hearing: Application for the North Carolina Botanical Garden Visitor Education Center - Special Use Permit Application, Planned Development-Office and Institutional. (Without objection, the Manager’s Preliminary Report and any other materials submitted at the hearing for consideration by the Council will be entered into the record.) (Staff Presenter: Gene Poveromo, Development Coordinator) [Estimated Time: 20 minutes]
    1. Continuation of a Public Hearing on a Special Use Permit for the North Carolina Botanical Garden Visitor Education Center.
      1. Swearing of persons wishing to present evidence
      2. Introduction and recommendation by the Manager
      3. Presentation of evidence by the applicant
      4. Presentation of evidence by citizens
      5. Comments and questions from the Mayor and Town Council
      6. Applicant statement regarding proposed conditions
      7. Motion to adjourn hearing.
    2. Consideration of Resolutions to Approve a Special Use Permit Application, Planned Development-Office and Institutional for the North Carolina Botanical Garden Visitor Education Center (R-8a , R-8b would deny ).
  4. Interim Report: Connectivity Improvement & Public Wireless Access (Staff Presenter: Roger Stancil, Town Manager and Dr. Shannon Schelin, UNC School of Government) [Estimated Time: 20 Minutes]
  5. Response to Chamber of Commerce Petition regarding Downtown Library Branch (Staff Presenter: Roger Stancil, Town Manager) [Estimated Time: 20 minutes]
  6. Resolution Accepting Expansion of Policy to Encourage Renewable Energy Planning and Rezoning Applications and Accompanying Special Use Permits (Staff Presenter: J.B. Culpepper, Planning Director) [Estimated Time: 15 minutes] (R-9).
  1. 11.1 *Response to Petition from Transportation Department Employee Representatives and UE Local 150 (Reissued from February 26, 2007) (Staff Presenter: Steve Spade, Transportation Director and Flo Miller, Deputy Town Manager) [Estimated Time: 15 Minutes]
  1. Appointments: [Estimated Time: 5 minutes]
    1. Northern Area Task Force.
  2. Petitions:
    1. By the Mayor and Council Members.
    2. By the Manager and Attorney.
  3. Reserved for discussion of consent agenda items if necessary.
  4. Request for closed session to discuss property acquisition, personnel, and litigation matters.