This series of posts will be made weekly on Chapelboro to help inform our community about local government meetings. All meeting days, locations and times may be subject to change. Check town, county, and school district websites for additional information.

Thanks to their ongoing staff salary dispute, the Durham school board has occupied most of the public attention in the last month, but that board (for now) has no scheduled meetings this week. Still, there’s a lot of activity in local government over the next few days – including a budget retreat in Hillsborough, an update on affordable housing in Chapel Hill, and discussions about boards and commissions for both Carrboro and Orange County.

Here’s a rundown of local government meetings this week in Durham, Orange, and Chatham Counties.

Orange County

The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners has two meetings scheduled this week. First up, their regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, February 12, with an agenda that includes an update from the police department on crime trends for 2023. Then the board will reconvene for a budget retreat at 9 a.m. Saturday, February 17, with special discussions of affordable housing and environmental sustainability. Click here for links to both meeting agendas.

The Carrboro Town Council also meets twice this week. First up is a work session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 13; council members will discuss town boards and commissions, and whether they ought to be restructured or consolidated. Then the council will reconvene at 10 a.m. Friday, February 16, for a special meeting with the Triangle Native American Society. Click here for a link to the meeting agendas.

The Chapel Hill Town Council is holding its own work session on Valentine’s Day, 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, in the Chapel Hill Public Library. Their (decidedly un-romantic) agenda features an update on affordable housing and a discussion on town capital projects. Click here for the full agenda.

Orange County Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 15, in the Southern Human Services Center. As with the Carrboro Town Council, their meeting is a work session on county boards and commissions, with a focus on future appointments. Get the full agenda at this link.

And the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School Board meets in the Lincoln Center at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 15. The board’s meeting includes a public hearing on the Virtual Learning Academy, updates on safety and transportation from superintendent Nyah Hamlett, and discussions on issues ranging from overcrowded schools to the policy for allowing students to have medication on school grounds. Click here for the full agenda.

Chatham and Durham Counties

The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners meets at 6 p.m. Monday, February 12, with an agenda that includes a public hearing on Bellemont Station and a proposed budget amendment to fund a pilot study at the town’s water plant. Get the full agenda here.

Chatham County Commissioners are holding a legislative breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday, February 13, meeting with the county’s state legislative delegation to share their goals and priorities for the upcoming General Assembly short session. Click here for a link to the full agenda.

And the Chatham County School Board meets at 6 p.m. Monday, February 12, with an agenda that includes discussions of school safety and staff promotion and retention. Get the full agenda at this link.

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