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File #: 17-716    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/19/2018 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 11/27/2018 Final action:
Title: Request-to-Set a Public Hearing on a Land Use Ordinance Amendment Relating to Community or Regional Utility Facilities PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is for the Board of Aldermen to consider setting a public hearing on a text amendment to the Land Use Ordinance relating to Community or Regional Utility Facilities.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution, 2. Attachment B - Draft LUO Text Amend _CRUF_11-21-2018, 3. Attachment C - Application
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Request-to-Set a Public Hearing on a Land Use Ordinance Amendment Relating to Community or Regional Utility Facilities

PURPOSE:  The purpose of this agenda item is for the Board of Aldermen to consider setting a public hearing on a text amendment to the Land Use Ordinance relating to Community or Regional Utility Facilities.   

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DEPARTMENT: Planning

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:  Christina Moon - 919-918-7325; Marty Roupe - 919-918-7333; Bob Hornik - 919-929-3905 

 

INFORMATION:  The Town has received a request from OWASA to consider a text amendment to the Land Use Ordinance to allow the construction of a new sodium permanganate facility to be placed near University Lake for improved water quality production.  OWASA facilities are classified under use category 17.200 Community or Regional Utility Facilities.  A draft ordinance has been prepare, that if adopted, would allow such facilities in the R-10 zoning district subject to specific performance standards. 

 

The Board of Aldermen must receive public comments before adopting amendments to the Land Use Ordinance.  Orange County and Planning Board are also needed, and staff has identified the Environmental Advisory Board as another advisory board for referral based on is purview.  

 

FISCAL & STAFF IMPACT:  Public hearings involve staff and public notice costs associated with advisory board and Board of Aldermen review.  The applicant has submitted the appropriate review fees for a text amendment review.   

 

RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends that the Board of Aldermen consider the attached resolution, setting a public hearing for January 22, 2019 and referring the proposed amendment to Orange County and Town of Carrboro advisory boards.