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Posted on: March 28, 2022

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Carrboro This Week March 28 2022

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Open Streets is coming Sunday, April 3! 

We are excited for Open Streets 2022! Please mark your calendars and join us for our in-person event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3. We will close East and West Weaver Street to vehicles and reopen this public space for recreation!

About Open Streets

The Carrboro Bicycle Coalition started the Carrboro Open Streets Event in 2013. The main purpose of Carrboro Open Streets was to recreate the street and encourage community building through a variety of activities.

The event is held annually in April on Weaver Street. The community is invited to dance, do yoga, ride their bikes, climb a rock wall, make smoothies on a bike blender, and participate in many other activities in a public space that not many ever thought of as a place to partake in recreation.

Given the success of this inaugural event in 2013, the Carrboro Town Council approved the continuation of future Open Streets Events in Carrboro, and it is now an annual event put on by the Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Department.

For more information: 

Contact Galen Poythress at 919-918-7392 or jpoythress@carrboronc.gov

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Mom at Hank Anderson Pond

Take a walk on the wild side!

Did you know that taking just a 30-minute walk can have huge health benefits? It's true! Join us as we celebrate National Take A Walk In The Park Day on Tuesday, March 30, 2022. Explore Carrboro’s Hank Anderson Park, breathe in some fresh air, and re-energize before heading back to the real world.  

  •  All Ages
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • Noon to 1 p.m. 
  • Location: Hank Anderson Park Pond Trail
  • 302 Hwy 54 West Carrboro, NC 27510
  • Cost: FREE

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Shredathon

Shred the word! One Shred-a-Thon left! 

Bring your confidential documents for free, safe and contact-free destruction and recycling. 

Orange County Solid Waste has scheduled the following Shred-a-thons: 

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, behind the Home Depot, Hampton Pointe, Hillsborough 

Orange County residents, small businesses and local government employees only. Wearing a mask is required.

You must handle your own paper, as no on-site help will be available. Paper must be in clear plastic bags (up to 13 gal) or boxes (no larger than banker box).  There is a limit of four boxes. 

One trip per household or organization. Confidential paper only. No newspaper, magazines or catalogs. No plastic or metal binders or electronic media.

Questions? Contact 919-968-2788 or recycling@orangecountync.gov  

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Town Council Live StreamTown Council Update

Meeting agendas and updates are issued from the Town Clerk’s Office. To receive these by email or text, sign up for Carrboro Town News at carrboronc.gov/signup 

Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community. Reach the Town Council with your ideas, views, and questions at Council@carrboronc.gov 

Coming Up
The Town Council will meet next virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, to consider an agenda that will be posted at carrboro.legistar.com (Please note that the Council will not meet on the fifth Tuesday of March.) 

Past Meeting 
The Carrboro Town Council met virtually Tuesday, March 22, and took the following actions on the agenda posted at https://bit.ly/3N1uyOJ 

  • The Council set a public hearing for 7 p.m. April 5 to consider debt financing of the Town's share of design and construction costs for the 203 S. Greensboro Street Capital Improvement Project. 
  • The Council set a public hearing for 7 p.m. April 26 to consider a Commercial Building Special Use Permit-A (SUP-A) located at 201 North Greensboro Street and 100 Center Street. 
  • The Council held a work session ton continue its discussion of Carrboro Connects 2022-2042 Comprehensive Plan. Since posting a draft plan on Nov. 12, 2021, the current draft plan has been reviewed by the Town’s advisory boards, commissions, organizations and residents. Access the plan in detail at https://www.carrboroconnects.org/public-hearing-draft 

About the Town Council
The Town Council is the legislative and policy-making body for Carrboro, consisting of the following: Mayor Damon Seils, Mayor Pro Tempore Susan Romaine, Council Member Barbara Foushee, Council Member Randee Haven-O’Donnell, Council Member Danny Nowell and Council Member Sammy Slade. More information is available at http://carrboronc.gov/248/Town-Council  

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2022 Jacquelyn Gist Summer Apprenticeship in the Arts

The Carrboro Arts Committee is offering an award of up to $1,000 to assist emerging young artists in developing their talent through the Jacquelyn Gist Summer Apprenticeship in the Arts program.  A total of up to three (3) apprenticeships are available.

Purpose:
To encourage and support emerging young artists who are residents of Orange County by facilitating a summer apprenticeship with an Orange County artist or arts organization. 

Eligibility:
Apprenticeships are available to rising high school juniors and seniors, graduating seniors, as well as college students and those who have graduated from college within the past year.

Applicants must live in Orange County. Carrboro residents will be given priority consideration.  Applicants must have an interest in the arts (visual arts, performing arts, arts administration, etc.) and have secured an apprenticeship with an Orange County artist or arts organization. The apprenticeship must be for at least 15 hours a week for at least 5 weeks. Students who may need assistance finding a local artist or arts organization may contact arts@townofcarrboro.org

Application:
An online application is available at https://www.townofcarrboro.org/FormCenter/Recreation-Parks-Department-3/Summer-Apprenticeship-Application-166

PDF/Word copies of the application are available upon request.

Applications will also be accepted via email, mail, or by dropping off at the Carrboro Century Center.

Please include two (2) letters of reference with your application. 

Carrboro Arts Committee
c/o Charles Harrington
100 N. Greensboro St.
Carrboro, NC 2751
Email: arts@townofcarrboro.org

Deadline: April 29, 2022 at 5 pm

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"Freight Train Blues" Concert Series returns in-person May 13

This Spring, after two virtual years, the Carrboro Town Commons will once again be the site of five free nights of wonderful roots music. The Freight Train Blues Concert Series honors Carrboro's own Elizabeth Cotten’s contributions to American roots. The concert series highlights the cultural significance, diversity, and vitality of North Carolina's roots music community. Get the full concert line-up here. https://www.townofcarrboro.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2066

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Come Work With Us web

We are hiring!

The Town of #Carrboro offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package.

Check out all the open positions here https://nc-carrboro.civicplushrms.com/careers/

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Get free tax assistance

Orange County offers free tax help with 2021 Income Tax Returns

News from Orange County Department on Aging 

Orange County Department on Aging’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is continuing to assist low and moderate-income taxpayers with tax preparation services. VITA services are free to those that have incomes below $70,000 for a single person or $100,000 for a household. The deadline for filing 2021 income taxes is now April 18, 2022. We are offering a Valet Tax Preparation Service that will provide service for the remainder of March, ending the first week in April. Taxpayers with scheduled appointments, can bring in their tax documents and complete the intake paperwork at the Seymour Center.(Walk-in services are not available) Our VITA tax team members will scan and upload your documents and IRS-certified preparers will contact you by phone to prepare and electronically file your return. Appointments will be scheduled to sign and pick-up the completed returns. 

Valet Days and Times: Seymour Center – 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill:

  • Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 24, March 31 and April 7
  • Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 25 and April 1, April 8 

Alternatively, if you have internet access, an active email account, and either a computer and scanner or a cell phone with a camera, you can participate in our Virtual VITA program. Check the website www.orangecountync.gov/ocncvita or send an email to ocncvita@gmail.com for more information. 

To schedule an appointment, call 919-245-4242 or visit at www.orangecountync.gov/ocncvita

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Orange County Passport Office reopens

News from Orange County Register of Deeds

The Orange County Register of Deeds office has resumed offering passport services. Hours of service are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information about passport requirements, visit http://ow.ly/61xT50IoGU4 or call (919) 245-2681.

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summercounselors

Summer Camp Counselors needed

We are currently seeking applicants for part-time Summer Camp Counselor positions. Interested? Visit the Town of Carrboro, NC jobs page and submit an application at https://nc-carrboro.civicplushrms.com/careers/  Those interested must be available Monday-Friday, June 13 through July 29.

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contractors for stormwater services

Contractors: Get listed for stormwater-related work

Are you a contractor who performs stormwater-related work? 

The Town of Carrboro Stormwater Division is requesting applications from qualified contractors who are available to perform stormwater-related work on a residential scale and wish to be listed in a directory on the Town’s website. 

Types of residential stormwater work that are of interest include: erosion control, rain gardens and backyard wetlands, French drains, flood mitigation such as dry or wet floodproofing, Stormwater Control Measure maintenance and inspection, sewage spill cleanup, and more. 

For more information, visit: www.carrboronc.gov/Stormwater-Services-Contractors

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