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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Carrboro Town Council Update

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Oct. 20 Meeting Agenda and Oct. 13 Meeting Summary 

Meeting agendas and updates are issued from the Town Clerk’s Office. To receive these by email or text, sign up for Carrboro Town News at townofcarrboro.org/signup 

Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community.  Reach the Town Council with your ideas, views and questions at council@townofcarrboro.org

Coming Up 

The Town Council will meet virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, to consider the agenda now available at https://bit.ly/3o0YA8u

To view, livestream at https://carrboro.legistar.com or Cable TV 18 (in Carrboro).

To speak at the meeting email publiccomment@townofcarrboro.org 

Past Meeting 

The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, Oct. 13, and took the following actions. 

Consideration of Land Use Management Text Amendments for the Historic Rogers Road Neighborhood
The Council scheduled a public hearing for Nov. 10 on this matter.  

The 203 South Greensboro Project - Public Hearing on Schematic Design 
The Council held a public hearing to receive public comment on the 203 South Greensboro Project as it proceeds with the development of a schematic design. The building program includes space for the Town’s Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Resources program; the Orange County Southern Branch Library; the Orange County Skills Development Center; a Virtual Justice Center; WCOM Radio; Teen Center and more. Learn more at www.townofcarrboro.org/1151/The-203-Project

Designate the Area Currently Referred to as Plantation Acres as Barred Owl Creek
The Council approved a petition to designate the Area Currently Referred to as Plantation Acres as Barred Owl Creek. 

Energy and Climate Protection Plan (ECPP) and Community Climate Action Plan Implementation
The Council received updates on several projects and ongoing efforts. For example, staff are addressing renovation and rehabilitation of municipal buildings and examining building performance. Staff also worked with a contractor to retrofit all fluorescent lighting in the Century Center to LED lighting through Duke Energy’s incentive program. 

Transportation Projects Update
The Council received a report detailing NCDOT managed projects, traffic calming, bicycle loan programs, sidewalks and bike lanes. 

Comprehensive Plan Process
The Council received an update on plans to engage the community to develop the Town’s first comprehensive plan. With the theme Carrboro Connects, the plan conveys that the Town is listening to residents – and welcomes their input on projects, programs and topics. The goal is to make sure all residents, organizations, businesses, and other stakeholders are given the opportunity to participate. Carrboro Connects is about connecting with every person of every age, race and background and asking “What can we help to create, together?” Register to get involved at carrboroconnects.org 

Updates on Murals 
The Council revisited the location of the Black Lives Matter message on the Century Center with a request that staff report back on a review of locations and estimated cost. The Council also has previously directed staff to proceed with a mural project at CommunityWorx at 125 W. Main St. Learn more about this project at townofcarrboro.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1453

View the complete Oct. 13 agenda at https://bit.ly/33HJP2m and access the meeting video at https://carrboro.legistar.com 


About the Town Council 
The Town Council is the legislative and policy-making body for Carrboro, consisting of seven elected members: Mayor Lydia Lavelle, Mayor Pro Tempore Barbara Foushee, Council Member Jacquelyn Gist, Council Member Randee Haven-O’Donnell, Council Member Susan Romaine, Council Member Damon Seils, and Council Member Sammy Slade. More information is available at http://townofcarrboro.org/248/Town-Council

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