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The Town has been involved in climate protection since 2001, when the Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and save energy by joining the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) program. Since then, the Town has: been involved in inventorying greenhouse gas emissions; used federal stimulus support to run a community energy efficiency initiative, including creating a small business Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund and supporting single and multifamily residential energy efficiency retrofits; supported Solarize Carrboro; and developed a Climate Protection and Energy Plan focusing on municipal operations and a broader Community Climate Action Plan.
To protect creeks, Carrboro has adopted provisions in the Land Use Ordinance to protect stream buffers and to minimize impacts during and after development projects that go beyond minimum state standards. Carrboro is also pursuing State requirements through a stormwater management permit. To restore Bolin Creek, Carrboro has been working with the Bolin Creek Watershed Restoration Team (including preparing a watershed restoration plan) and has pursued grant funded restoration projects. Carrboro has also been supporting creek monitoring of aquatic insects for over a decade. Most recently, Carrboro has created a Stormwater Utility to help administer and fund stormwater management activities.
HOLIDAY DATE(S) OBSERVEDNew Year’s Day 2017: Monday, January 2
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday 2017: Monday, January 16
Easter Friday 2017: Friday, April 14
Memorial Day 2017: Monday, May 29
Independence Day 2017: Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day 2017: Monday, September 4
Thanksgiving 2017: Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24
Christmas 2017: Wednesday, Thursday Friday, December 23, 24, and 25
If the property already exists and has a PIN, but has no address or has an address that is not in the 911 system, in which case you may have trouble getting cable or power or water hookup or the post office won't deliver your mail, you need to contact the Carrboro Planning Department (919-918-7328) to get an address assigned.
If you want to change your address, contact the Planning Department (919-918-7328).
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.
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.