The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, June 16, and continued its meeting on Thursday, June 18, to consider an agenda that includes the following highlights. View the complete agenda and video at https://bit.ly/3egMDGN
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Proclamations from Mayor Lydia Lavelle: Juneteenth, Immigrant Heritage Month, Pollinator Week
A Resolution on Next Steps in Advancing Racial Equity in Law Enforcement and Public Safety in Carrboro
The Council adopted a resolution outlining next steps in advancing racial equity in law enforcement and public safety in Carrboro. The resolution (1) addresses policy goals and requests reports; (2) responds to community members’ inquiries and clarifies policies and expectations relating to use of force; (3) requests information about the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools; (4) requests information and offers suggestions regarding the recommended budget for fiscal year 2021; and (5) expresses an intent to establish a task force on public safety. Access the complete resolution here: https://www.townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/7654/A-Resolution-on-Next-Steps-in-Advancing-Racial-Equity-in-Law-Enforcement-and-Public-Safety-in-Carrboro
Support for Minority Owned Businesses
The Council approved a $2,500 grant for minority-owned businesses that would like to join the Carrboro Business Alliance (CBA).
Eno-Haw Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Council adopted the community’s newly updated hazard mitigation plan. Adoption of this plan is required in order for the Town to maintain its eligibility for hazard mitigation grant funds.
Climate Action and Environmental Sustainability Commission
The Council discussed a text amendment that would transition the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) into a Climate Action and Environmental Sustainability Commission. They requested that staff return to the Council with a plan for a two-board solution, with one board being a stand-alone climate group. In the meantime, the Council will consider appointments to the EAB on June 23.
Wireless Infrastructure for 5G Technology
The Council held a public hearing to consider amendments to the Land Use Ordinance and Town Code to conform to state legislation relating to wireless infrastructure for 5G technology. Further discussion is scheduled for June 23.
Update from Chief Schmidt on COVID-19
The Council received an update on the COVID-19 response in Orange County. The Council expressed an interest in new signage to inform the public about the masks mandate. Access the latest reports from the Orange County Health Department at https://www.orangecountync.gov/2332/Coronavirus-COVID-19
Discussion of the FY21 Police Department
The Council received details regarding the Police Department Budget and discussed the budget posted at https://carrboro.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8609499&GUID=6AB28E3C-27C6-4A35-96EA-FD6110E366F0 with Chief Walter Horton.
Coming Up: Find the agenda for the June 23 meeting of the Carrboro Town Council at https://bit.ly/2YViJkI