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Posted on: October 8, 2021

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Coming Up

The Town Council will meet virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, to consider the agenda at https://bit.ly/3BpsmdB that also will be posted at carrboro.legistar.com 

Past Meeting

The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, Oct. 5, and took the following actions on the agenda posted at https://bit.ly/3D5qR4M  

  • Amendments of Town Code Chapter 11 to Allow Managed Natural Landscapes: The Council adopted a proposed town code amendment to allow managed natural landscapes. 
  • Request for a CUP Permit Extension for 300 East Main: Town Council approved a request for an extension of the date when a Conditional Use Permit would otherwise expire for the 300 East Main Conditional Use Permit. The new expiration date for the permit will be Oct. 9, 2023. 
  • Discussion of the Advisory Board Recruitment and Appointment Policy and Consideration of Appointments to the Climate Action Team: The Council discussed the Advisory Board Recruitment and Appointment policy and postponed making appointments to the Climate Action Team. 
  • Work session on Preliminary Draft of Carrboro Connects Comprehensive Plan: The Council reviewed and discussed the preliminary draft plan. Carrboro Connects, the Town's Comprehensive Planning process has been underway since June 2020. It continues to move forward with plan development and community engagement. A public hearing on a draft plan has been set for Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Learn more and see the draft plan at https://www.carrboroconnects.org/prelim-draft-plan 
  • Energy and Climate Protection Plan and Community Climate Action Plan Implementation Update: The Council received an update that included progress on the installation of two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on Town property and the submission of two proposals to the Orange County Community Climate Action Grant Program. The proposals requested funding for solar photovoltaic panels and a green roof for the 203 Project as well as funding for a part-time staff member to monitor organics collection at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. See this full report at https://bit.ly/3uRuSXq  

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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