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 local government budget season, as the city managers of Durham and Chapel Hill – and the county manager of Chatham – all prepare to present their proposals to their respective town and county councils. Big capital projects are also on the agenda as Durham City Council and Carrboro City Council each have big votes this week. And in Durham, the city council is also expected to appoint a new member to fill the seat vacated by Charlie Reece when he moved to Paris earlier this year. (Does it look like a busy week for Durham City Council? It should: They meet four times this week alone.)
Here’s a look at local government meetings this week in counties Durham, Orange and Chatham.
The Orange County Commissioners and the Carrboro City Council each have their weekly meetings at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. Gathered at City Hall, Carrboro officials will receive an update from OWASA on the city’s long-term water supply plan, and they will vote to approve funding of up to $12.6 million. dollars for the 203 S. Greensboro project. Orange County Commissioners will meet in the Whitted Building in Hillsborough; they will receive a budget report from County Executive Bonnie Hammersley and an assessment of the county’s assistance program for long-term homeowners.
Click here for the Carrboro City Council Agenda.
Click here for the Orange County Commissioners Agenda.
Chapel Hill City Council meets virtually Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. Council members will receive City Manager Maurice Jones’ budget recommendation for next year, and they will receive an update on the Orange County Transit Plan. Find the full agenda on this link.
And the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School Board is meeting Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Southern Human Services Center on Homestead Road. Superintendent Nyah Hamlett will report on the District’s Equity and Engagement Division, and council members will hold a working session on the district’s strategic plan. Click here for the full agenda.
Chatham and Durham counties
Chatham County Commissioners will meet Monday, May 2 at 6 p.m. at the historic Pittsboro Courthouse. County Executive Dan LaMontagne will present next year’s budget recommendation. Commissioners will also meet on Wednesday, May 4, meeting with state officials for a legislative breakfast at 8:45 a.m. Find the complete programs on this link.
In Durham, the city council has a busy week, with four separate meetings. First, council members will meet Monday, May 2 at 3 p.m. at City Hall to interview the four finalists for an open seat on council; then they will meet again on Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. to hear public comments on the four finalists. Board members will also hold a regular meeting on Monday, May 2 at 7 p.m. – a second meeting on the same day – where they will discuss funding for capital improvements.
Finally, the municipal council will hold a working session on Thursday, May 5 at 1 p.m. There, council members will nominate one of four finalists to fill that vacant council seat – and they will also receive next year’s budget proposal from the city manager. Wanda page.
Click here for a link to the four agendas.
Durham County Commissioners also have a busy week, with a long working session on Monday, May 2, starting at 9 a.m. in the County Administration Building. Top of the agenda: Commissioners will hear a presentation on the county’s transit plan, particularly in the wake of the failed Durham-Orange light rail project. Find the full agenda on this link.
Finally, the Durham Public School Board meets Thursday, May 5 at 5 p.m. in the Fuller Administration Building on Cleveland Street. The agenda has not yet been published, but it will be available at this link.
Photo by Dakota Moyer.
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