Calendar of local government meetings: April 11-15

This series of posts will be posted weekly on Chapelboro to help inform our community of local government meetings. Meeting days, locations and times may be subject to change. Check city, county, and school district websites for more information.

It’s budget season for local government, as the fiscal year winds down: school districts begin approving their budget requests for next year, while city and county councils move forward with their own discussions budgets as they prepare to vote in the weeks and months ahead.

Here’s a look at local government meetings this week in counties Durham, Orange and Chatham.

Orange County

The Hillsborough Council of Commissioners meets Monday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex. The council agenda includes more discussion on how to design and hang decorative banners, so the city can once again hang American flags and pride flags (among other things) on utility poles owned at Duke Energy. Click here for a link to the full agenda.

Carrboro City Council meets Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Council members will get the results of a community survey, hear an update on plans to redesign the city’s website, and receive the Adequate Public Facilities for Schools Ordinance (SAPFO) annual report, measuring whether schools have enough space and adequate facilities to cater for the city’s population. growth. Click here for a link to the full agenda.

Orange County commissioners are holding a pair of working sessions this week. The first is a budget work session on Tuesday, April 12; the second is a working session on Thursday April 14 to discuss appointments to the various boards and commissions. Both meetings will begin at 7 p.m. in the Whitted Building on W. Tryon Street in Hillsborough. Click here for links to both agendas.

And Chapel Hill City Council meets virtually on Wednesday, April 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Council members will receive a budget update from City Manager Maurice Jones; they will hear a presentation on financial information related to Chapel Hill Transit and the Orange County Transit Plan; and they will weigh in on recent developments in the ongoing effort to revise the city’s unified development and land use management ordinance. Click here for a link to the full agenda.

In education, the Orange County School Board meets Monday, April 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Whitted Building. Board members will sign a budget request to the Orange County Commissioners; they will receive a COVID-19 update; and they’ll discuss how to spend $631,500 in additional revenue through online sales tax collection. Click here for a link to the full agenda.

Finally, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School Board is holding a special meeting on Thursday, April 14 at 5 p.m. The meeting agenda is not yet available, but will be posted at this link.

Counties Durham and Chatham

Durham City Council is meeting the Durham Housing Authority Board of Commissioners virtually on Monday, April 11 at 1 p.m. Council members and housing commissioners will discuss downtown development, current housing projects and recent efforts to reduce evictions. Click here for the full agenda.

Durham County Commissioners will also meet on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in the E. Main Street Administration Building. Council President Brenda Howerton will deliver the county’s annual state address. Find the full agenda on this link.

In Chatham County, the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will meet virtually on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. Council members will discuss Chatham Park infrastructure and receive a quarterly update from Main Street Pittsboro. Read the full agenda here.

And the Chatham County School Board will consider a $41.3 million budget plan for next year when it meets Monday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the historic Pittsboro Courthouse. Click here for a link to the full agenda.


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