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., FEBRUARY 11, 2013
 
   

 
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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. Ana G. Rappold Regarding Traffic Concerns on South Columbia Street.
 
 
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.  Adjust Various Fund Budgets.  (O-1)(O-2)
 
4.  Refund Outstanding General Obligation Bonds.  (R-2)
 
5.  Award Bid for Financing of Vehicle Replacement for the 2012-13 Fiscal Year.  (R-3)
 
6.  Adopt Minutes for the June 4, September 27, October 15 and October 17, 2012 Meetings.  (R-4)
 
Discussion
 
7.  Concept Plan: Southern Orange County Government Services Campus, 2551 Homestead Road.  (R-5) PRESENTER: J.B. Culpepper, Planning Director

  1. Review of process by the Manager
  2. Presentation by the applicant
  3. Comments from the Community Design Commission
  4. Comments from the public
  5. Comments and questions from the Mayor and Town Council
  6. Adopt a resolution transmitting Council comments to the applicant


RECOMMENDATIONS: That the Council review this Concept Plan submittal, receive comments from the public, and adopt the attached resolution, transmitting comments to the applicant for future development of the Southern Orange County Government Services Campus.

 
8.  Concept Plan: University Presbyterian Church Expansion, 209 E. Franklin Street.  (R-6) PRESENTER: J.B. Culpepper, Planning Director

  1. Review of process by the Manager
  2. Presentation by the applicant
  3. Comments from the Historic District Commission
  4. Comments from the public
  5. Comments and questions from the Mayor and Town Council
  6. Adopt a resolution transmitting Council comments to the applicant


RECOMMENDATIONS: That the Council review this Concept Plan submitted, receive comments from the public, and adopt the attached resolution, transmitting comments to the applicant for expansion of University Presbyterian Church.

 
9.  Consider Application for Zoning Atlas Amendment - 123 West Franklin Street.  (R-7)(O-3)(R-8) PRESENTER: Phil Mason, 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 the Public Hearing
  7. Motion to adopt Resolution regarding the reasonableness of the rezoning
  8. Motion to enact Ordinance A to approve the rezoning


RECOMMENDATIONS: That the Council continue the Public Hearing to consider additional information and receive public comment. We recommend enactment of the Ordinance to rezone 123 West Franklin Street from Town Center-2 (TC-2) to Town Center-3-Conditional (TC-3-C).

 
10.  Consider Application for Special Use Permit/North - 123 W Franklin Street; and
Consider Application for Special Use Permit Modification/South - Granville Towers  (R-9)(R-10)(R-11)(R-12)
PRESENTER: Phil Mason, 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. Comments and questions from the Mayor and Town Council
  4. Applicant's statement regarding proposed conditions
  5. Motion to adjourn Public Hearings
  6. Motion to adopt Resolution A approving the Special Use Permit Modification/South
  7. Motion to adopt Resolution A approving the Special Use Permit/North.


RECOMMENDATIONS: That the Council continue the Public Hearings to consider additional information and receive public comment. We recommend approval of Resolutions A, with conditions, for Special Use Permit/North, 123 W Franklin Street and Special Use Permit Modification/South, Granville Towers.

 
11.  Greater Chapel Hill Fire District: Annexation Analysis.  (R-13) PRESENTER: Roger Stancil, Town Manager

RECOMMENDATIONS: Based on the financial analysis, it appears that annexation would be beneficial to the Town's long-term financial and development interests. With that said, the legal constraints imposed by current annexation laws, contextual factors related to the neighborhoods in question, and potential resource demands on staff required to initiate annexation make the pursuit of annexation of this area challenging and impracticable. Thus, based on the information provided, I recommend that the Council:
  • Reconsider the option proposed by Orange County to enter into a service agreement to extend the Town's current fire district into the affected neighborhoods for a period of two years and initiate conversations with the County about how the changes in annexation laws affect the rational planning model established within Orange County. Town staff can report in September 2013 on the status of these discussions, so Council can determine next steps. 
If the Town of Chapel Hill does not proceed with the service agreement proposed by the County, an alternative available to the area and the County is to extend the Carrboro Fire District to include this area. This could create an even more confusing situation.

Another option for the Town, even given the serious barriers described above, is to initiate annexation of Area 5.


 
12.  US Postal Service's Plans Concerning the Chapel Hill, NC - Timberlyne Station.   PRESENTER: Marla J. Larsen-Williams, Real Estate Specialist Facilities Implementation Team A United States Postal Service

RECOMMENDATIONS: That the Council receive this report.

 
Appointments
 
13.  Appointments to Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board.  
 
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.