Town Council meetings begin at 7:00 PM. In the event of a special called meeting, a worksession, or retreat, the start times may vary. Always check this link for all upcoming Town Council meetings.
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Advisory Board and Commission applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You can view the various advisory baords & commissions here. To submit an application online, please visit this link. If you prefer or need a printed application, please contact the Clerk's Office at 919-918-7309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly provide you with one that can be picked up at Town Hall, or mailed. Once submitted, the Town Clerk's Office will coordinate with staff on the next step in the application process.
The Town Council generally meet on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of every month except for July, August, and January. The Council also breaks after the first Tuesday in December until after New Years. All scheduled Town Council meetings will be posted via this link.
You can sign up to speak at a Town Council meeting by either arriving at the meeting a few minutes early and adding your name to the list of speakers or by e-mailing the Clerk's office at email@example.com. Please include you name and the nature of the topic you wish to speak about. Please arrive before the meeting begins and listen for your name to be called. Public comment periods are typically held at regular business meetings of the Town Council, but not at Council work sessions. Please check the agenda to ensure public comment is part of the meeting you plan to attend.
Public comment is usually limited to 3 minutes per speaker.
The public comment period is for matters NOT on the printed meeting agenda. If you have a public comment for a matter that is on the printed agenda, these comments will be allowed when that agenda item happens, and the Mayor will then call you up to speak.
Important! Please Read: If you have a visual to go along with your public comment (e.g. PowerPoint presentation, PDF, photos), you must contact the Town Clerk's office by Noon on the day of the Council meeting you wish to speak at and submit these items. All visual materials must be coordinated with the Town Clerk's office in order to be prepared to be shown during the Town Council meeting. Bringing a flash drive with visual materials loaded on it to the meeting is NOT allowed and will not be able to be viewed on the Council room computer, due to IT security reasons.
Yes! Town Council meetings are livestreamed via two platforms. Visit the following to view a Council meeting live stream or to re-watch a meeting: https://carrboro.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx or https://www.youtube.com/@CarrboroNC/streams. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding meeting recordings.
Procedure for Providing a Subsidyfor Sewer Connections for Existing Dwelling Units in Carrboro(Established 9/2/1997. Amend. 3/9/1999, 1/25/2005. Amend 5/7/19.)
Purpose:The Town of Carrboro created reserve of $120,000 over a six year period that was begun in 1995-96 to subsidize providing sewer to those existing dwelling units presently not served by OWASA. OWASA, in 1997, estimated that there were 160 units not served by sewer within the corporate limits of the Town of Carrboro.
Policy:The Town of Carrboro will pay OWASA a subsidy of $2,000 per dwelling unit in existence as of January 25, 2005 on behalf of a property owner to cover any fees due to OWASA for the connection of a dwelling unit to a public sewer main. This subsidy will be paid for only existing dwelling units within the corporate limits of Carrboro that are not served by OWASA sewer at the effective date of this policy. This subsidy will be redeemed on first come first served basis as long as the established reserve and its accumulated interest exist.
For homes in Historic Rogers Road Neighborhood connecting to a public sewer main owned by Orange County and qualifying as low to moderate income, the entirety, 100%, of costs associated with the connection will be paid by Orange County for a period of two years from the effective date of this policy. For one additional year, the third year from the effective date of this policy, 50% of the costs associated with the connection will be paid by Orange County. The Town of Carrboro will reimburse Orange County 14% of the costs of the connection for this three year period or $34,020, whichever is less.
Following the three year period, the Town of Carrboro will pay Orange County a subsidy of $2,000 per dwelling unit in existence as of January 25, 2005 in Historic Rogers Road Neighborhood on behalf of a property owner to cover any fees due to Orange County for the connection of a dwelling unit to a public sewer main owned by the county for the duration of time the county remains the owner of the sewer main lines in the neighborhood. This subsidy will be redeemed on first come first served basis as long as the established reserve and its accumulated interest exist.
Procedure:All eligible property owners who have contracted with OWASA to have their dwelling unit served by a public sewer and are interested in receiving the subsidy should contact the Town Clerk to complete a request for the subsidy. The Town Clerk will certify the eligibility of the request and notify OWASA. Upon receipt of an invoice, the Town will pay to OWASA $2,000 of the fees levied against the eligible property on behalf of the property owner.
For property in the Historic Rogers Road Neighborhood, Orange County shall invoice the Town of Carrboro for full or partial payment as specified above.
Statements of Domestic Partnership can be filed with the Town Clerk by appointment only. Call 919-918-7309 or email email@example.com to make an appointment. Please bring a photo ID for each party. The cost of filing is $40.00.
Taxes are collected by Orange County. Please contact the Tax Department at (919) 245-2725. The Town Clerk does not have any property or personal tax related information available.
Court records are handled by the NC Courts System and not at the local level. You should contact the Orange County Clerk of Court at (919) 644-4500. The Town Clerk's office does not have any involvement with any court related records.
All deeds are recorded with the Orange County Register of Deeds office. Please contact them at https://www.orangecountync.gov/3010/Register-of-Deeds or call 919-245-2675.