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Chapel Hill Town Council Agenda

November 21, 2005

*Revised November 18, 2005

7:00 pm

Town Council Regular Business Meeting

Estimated Time

Agenda Item


  1. Report by Dr. Rosemary Summers, Orange County Health Director, on Avian Flu.


  1. Public Hearing: Draft 2006 Greenways Comprehensive Master Plan (R-1).


  1. Petitions by citizens and announcements by Council members.

    1. Petitions by citizens on items not on the agenda.

      1. Planning Board re: Recommendation for Old Mason Farm Road/15-501 Intersection Traffic Study.

      2. Transportation Board re: Long Range Transit Plan.

      3. Will Raymond Request to Open up Council List-Serv to Citizens.

    2. Petitions by citizens on items on the agenda.

    3. Announcements by Council members.


  1. Consent agenda (R-2). (Any item may be removed for separate discussion at the end of the Council meeting.)

    1. Minutes June 15, September 12, 19 (2 sets), and 26.

    2. Nominations to various boards and committees (R-3).

    3. Resolution to Increase Cablevision Public Access Fees by the Amount of the Inflation Factor (R-4).

    4. Resolution Authorizing the Disposition of Surplus Town Garbage Truck (R-5).

    5. Proposed Position Classification and Pay Changes (O-1).

    6. Acceptance of Easements from the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City School Board for Town Parks and Recreation Projects (R-6).

    7. Pilot Project for Wireless Access (R-7).

    8. Response to Petition re: Animal Control Ordinance Amendment (O-2).

    9. Report: Overview of Areas Under Consideration for Possible Future Annexation:

      1. Resolution Identifying Areas Under Consideration for Possible Future Annexation (R-8).

      2. Discussion of Areas Under Consideration for Annexation by the Town in 2005.

    10. Resolution Continuing Public Hearing on Preliminary Plat Application for Bradley Green Subdivision (R-9).

    11. Comments on OWASA Utility Extensions Policy (R-10).

    12. US 15-501 Fixed Guideway Memorandum of Agreement (R-11).

    13. Request to Close a Section of Highland Woods Right-of-Way (R-12).

    14. Resolution Amending the Council Calendar (R-13).

    15. Ordinance Allocating Funds for Additional Staffing to Carry Out Town Communications Plan (O-3).

    16. Closure of a Section of Rosemary Street Right-of-Way (R-14).

    17. Resolution Supporting the Orange County Economic Development Commission’s Five-Year Strategic Plan (R-15).

    18. Response to Petition Regarding Installation of a Traffic Signal at the Intersection of Meadowmont Lane and Sprunt Street/Cedar Club Circle (R-16).

    19. Authorization to Submit a Proposed Calculation of Operating Subsidy for the Public Housing Program for Calendar Year Beginning January 1, 2006 (R-16.1).


  1. Information items. (Any item may be removed for separate discussion at the end of the Council meeting.)

    1. Quarterly Report on Council Goals.

    2. Deleted.

    3. Follow-up Report in Response to a Petition Requesting On-Street Parking Restrictions in the Columbia Place Neighborhood.

    4. Response to Petition Regarding Integrated Pest Management.

    5. Response to Petition Regarding Disturbance from Garbage, Trash and Recycling Collection Noise.

    6. 2005-06 Town of Chapel Hill Communications Plan.

    7. HAPLR Index 2005 Ranking of the Chapel Hill Public Library as First in the State.

    8. Report on Old Chapel Hill Cemetery Improvement Projects.


  1. Concept Plan: Chapel Watch Village Special Use Permit.

    • Swearing of persons wishing to present evidence

    • Review of process by the Manager

    • Presentation by the applicant

    • Comments from the Transportation Board

    • Comments from citizens

    • Comments and questions from the Mayor and Town Council

    • Resolution transmitting Council comments to the applicant (R-17).


  1. UNC Cogeneration Facility – Application for Special Use Permit Modification. (Without objection, the Manager’s revised report and any other materials submitted at the hearing for consideration by the Council will be entered into the record.)

    1. Continuation of a Public Hearing on Special Use Permit Modification for UNC Cogeneration Facility:

      • Swearing of persons wishing to present evidence

      • Introduction and recommendation by the Manager

      • Presentation by the applicant

      • Comments from citizens

      • Comments and questions from the Mayor and Town Council

      • Applicant’s statement regarding proposed conditions

      • Motion to adjourn hearing.

    2. Consideration of a Resolution to Approve a Special Use Permit Modification for the University of North Carolina Cogeneration Facility (R-18a, b, R-18c would deny).


  1. Mason Farm Petition Regarding Neighborhood Conservation District and Moratorium (R-19).


  1. Recommendation from Committee to Proceed with Development of Proposed Conservation Easements (R-20).


  1. Wilson Assemblage Expedited Review of Concept Plan (R-21).


  1. Appointments:

    1. Continuing Concerns Committee.

    2. Historic District Commission.

    3. Orange Water and Sewer Authority.

  1. Petitions:

    1. By the Mayor and Council Members.

    2. By the Manager and Attorney.

  1. Reserved for discussion of consent agenda items if necessary.

  1. Request for closed session to discuss property acquisition, personnel, and litigation matters.