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File #: 21-35    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/27/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Request to set a public hearing on the permanent closing of a portion of the Maple Avenue Right of Way PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to set a public hearing on a request to permanently close a portion of the Maple Avenue right-of-way.
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution
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Request to set a public hearing on the permanent closing of a portion of the Maple Avenue Right of Way
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is to set a public hearing on a request to permanently close a portion of the Maple Avenue right-of-way.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning, Public Works

CONTACT INFORMATION: Patricia McGuire 919-918-7327, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org; Joe Guckavan, jguckavan@townofcarrboro.org; 919-918-7427

INFORMATION: Town staff reported in July 2020 that utilization of a portion of the right of way of Maple Avenue extension would likely be needed to accommodate the 203 Project building program, particularly the parking deck dimensions. The Town Council authorized moving forward with schematic design that included such a change. As the Town proceeds in the design process, action to partially abandon a portion of the right of way is needed for the site plan compliance to be determined.
In accordance with General Statute 160A-299, the following would be required to permanently close a portion of the Maple Avenue right of way, reducing it in width from 40 to 20 feet:

- The council shall first adopt a resolution declaring its intent to close the street or alley and calling a public hearing on the question.
- The resolution shall be published once a week for four successive weeks prior to the hearing.
- A copy of the resolution shall be sent by registered or certified mail to all owners of property adjoining the street or alley as shown on the county tax records.
- A notice of the closing and public hearing shall be prominently posted in at least two places along the street or alley.
- At the hearing, any person may be heard on the question of whether or not the closing would be detrimental to the public interest, or the property rights of any individual.
- If it appears to the satisfaction of the council after the hearing that closing the street or alley is not contrary to the public interest, and that no individual own...

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