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Aaron chats with Chapel Hill Town Manager Chris Blue, who recently presented his budget proposal to the Town Council. That budget includes a 2-cent property tax increase, as part of a five-year strategy to address infrastructure and facilities maintenance issues that had been put off. There will be a public hearing on the budget Wednesday, May 15, at 6 p.m. in Town Hall.