County Commissioners Reverse Course On Rural Recycling VoteJune 6, 2014 at 5:36 pm
County Commissioners did an abrupt about-face Thursday, reversing a vote on rural recycling funding in response to criticism from the Chapel Hill Town Council.
Schools, County In Limbo Awaiting NCGA BudgetJune 5, 2014 at 11:08 pm
School and County officials are in limbo awaiting the final state budget, but they say it’s likely to hit local schools hard.
Chapel Hill Balks At BoCC Funding Plan For Recycling Pick-UpJune 5, 2014 at 1:17 am
The Town Council is asking County Commissioners to consider funding both rural and urban recycling pick-up for next year from the solid waste reserve fund.
Town Council To Vote On 1-Cent Property Tax HikeJune 5, 2014 at 12:55 am
Town Council members say a one cent property tax rate hike is needed next year to help the town add to its debt capacity and build big projects sooner.
BoCC Looks To Task Force For Solid Waste And Recycling SolutionsJune 4, 2014 at 12:39 am
Commissioners say they have funds for rural curbside recycling pickup next year, but after that, they hope a newly-formed task force comes up with a plan.
Chapel Hill Town Council Eyes Property Tax Rate IncreaseJune 2, 2014 at 10:23 pm
As Chapel Hill Town Council members consider next year’s budget, some wonder if it might be time to raise revenue with a property tax rate increase.
Hundreds Call On BoCC To Spend More On SchoolsMay 30, 2014 at 12:17 am
Hundreds came out to Thursday’s budget public hearing to tell Orange County Commissioners to increase school funding.
Activists Call For Council Action On Coal Ash DumpMay 29, 2014 at 12:55 am
State and town officials are investigating a coal ash dump under the Chapel Hill Police Department, but some local activists say that’s not enough.
No Property Tax Rate Increase In BoCC Budget ProposalMay 20, 2014 at 10:53 pm
Next year’s county budget doesn’t include a tax increase, but officials say it’s getting harder to balance the budget using reserve funds.
Council And Advocates Want To Boost Budget For Affordable HousingMay 20, 2014 at 12:04 am
Advocates and some elected officials say Chapel Hill needs to spend more on affordable housing next year.