CHAPEL HILL, NC TOWN COUNCIL BUSINESS MEETING
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TOWN OF CHAPEL HILL
Town Council Business Meeting
Town Hall Council Chamber
7:00 P.M., JANUARY 9, 2012
 
   

 
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Opening
 
Petitions from the Public
Petitions will not be acted upon at the time they are presented. It shall take a unanimous vote of the Council members present for a petition to be acted upon immediately upon its presentation. After receiving a petition, the Council shall, by simple motion, dispose of it as follows: consideration at a future regular meeting of the Council; or referral to another board or committee for study and report; or referral to the Town Manager for investigation and report; or receive for information. (Receiving does not imply approval, agreement, or consent.)
 
1.  Petitions from the Public.
  1. Community Home Trust Regarding Reduced Impact Fees.
 
 
Announcements by Council members
 
Consent
Items of a routine nature will be placed on the Consent Agenda to be voted on in a block. Any item may be removed from the Consent Agenda by request of the Mayor or any Council Member.
 
2.  Approve all Consent Agenda Items.  (R-1)
 
3.  Amend the Budget to Adjust Various Fund Budgets.  (R-2)(R-3)(R-4)(O-1)
 
4.  Amend the FY 2011-12 Budget for Better Buildings Program Grant Project.  (O-2)
 
5.  Apply for a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant for Cedar Falls Park.  (R-5)
 
6.  Amend Chapter 12 of the Town Code, Hours of Operation for Town Parks.  (O-3)
 
7.  Amend the Council's 2011-2012 Meeting Calendar.  (R-6)
 
8.  Nominate Applicants to Various Boards and Commissions.  (R-7)
 
9.  Adopt Minutes for the March 28, June 13, June 27, and October 17, 2011 Meetings.  (R-8)
 
Information
These items are reports or information for the Council.
 
10.  Receive Information Regarding the 2012 Human Services Needs Report.  
 
11.  Response to Petition Regarding the Appointment of an Independent Review Commission.  
 
Discussion
 
12.  Consideration of Northside and Pine Knolls Community Plan and Proposed Amendments to the Northside and Pine Knolls Neighborhood Conservation Districts.  R-9,R-10,R-11,O-4,O-5,O-6 PRESENTER: Roger Stancil, Town Manager
Loryn Clark, Housing & Neighborhood Services Manager

  1. Introduction and revised recommendations by the Manager
  2. Comments from the public
  3. Comments and questions from the Mayor and Town Council
  4. Motion to adjourn Public Hearing
  5. Motion to adopt Resolutions A, B, and C, and enact Ordinances A, B, and C.


RECOMMENDATIONS: We recommend that the Town Council enact the attached resolutions to:
  1. Adopt the Community Plan;   
  2. Establish a fee schedule; and
  3. Initiate a process to amend the Land Use Management Ordinance to authorize Planning Board to review Special Use Permits for Single-Family residential development in Northside and Pine Knolls.
We also recommend that the Council enact the attached ordinances to amend:
  1. The Northside Neighborhood Conservation District;
  2. The Pine Knolls Neighborhood Conservation District; and
  3. The Land Use Management Ordinance variance provisions for the “house size” standards of the Northside and Pine Knolls Neighborhood Conservation Districts.
We note one change to our preliminary staff recommendation: the proposed amendment to the Pine Knolls Neighborhood Conservation District Floor Area Ratio regulation was removed. We now recommend that the current Floor Area Ratio standard of .25 be maintained.


 
13.  Consider Agreement with Orange County Regarding Library Funding.  (R-12) (O-7) PRESENTER: Roger L. Stancil, Town Manager

RECOMMENDATIONS: That the Council consider the agreement with the County for library funding and the related budget ordinance amendment.

 
14.  Consider Application for Rezoning - Chapel of the Cross, 304 East Franklin Street.   (O-8) (R-13) PRESENTER: Kendal Brown, Principal Planner

  1. 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
  2. Introduction and revised recommendation by the Manager
  3. Presentation by the applicant
  4. Comments from the public
  5. Comments and questions from the Mayor and Town Council
  6. Motion to adjourn Public Hearing
  7. Motion to enact Ordinance A.


RECOMMENDATIONS: That the Council continue the public hearing to consider additional information and receive public comment.  We recommend enactment of Ordinance A, approving the rezoning request.

 
15.  Consider Application for Special Use Permit - Chapel of the Cross, 304 East Franklin Street.  (R-14) (R-15) PRESENTER: Kendal Brown, Principal Planner

Swearing of all persons wishing to present evidence
  1. 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
  2. Introduction and revised recommendation by the Manager
  3. Presentation of evidence by the applicant
  4. Presentation of evidence by the public
  5. Comments and questions from the Mayor and Town Council
  6. Applicant’s statement regarding proposed conditions
  7. Motion to adjourn Public Hearing
  8. Motion to adopt Resolution A.


RECOMMENDATIONS: That the Council continue the public hearing to consider additional information and receive public comment.  We recommend the adoption of Resolution A, approving the application with modifications to the building height and landscape buffer regulations, and with conditions, if the accompanying rezoning request is approved.

 
Reserved for Discussion of Consent Agenda Items if Necessary
 
REQUEST FOR CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS PROPERTY ACQUISITION, PERSONNEL, AND LITIGATION MATTERS
 
Minutes have not been generated.