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File #: 21-95    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/31/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action:
Title: 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 receive public comment on a proposal to permanently close a portion of the Maple Avenue right-of-way.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Order Closing a Portion of the Maple Avenue Right of Way, 2. Attachment B - R/W Partial Closing
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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 receive public comment on a proposal 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. On February 9, 2021, the Town Council adopted a resolution of intent to close a portion of the Maple Avenue right of way, reducing it in width from 40 to 20 feet, and set a public hearing for March 9, 2021. The public hearing was then rescheduled to April 6, 2021.

See https://carrboro.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4790209&GUID=F2527274-C217-4A74-96CB-8A4479D3F885&Options=ID|Attachments|&Search=resolution and North Carolina General Statute 160A-299 for background information. The requirements for action include:

The council shall first adopt a resolution declaring its intent to close the street or alley and calling a public hearing on the question. Completed on March 2, 2021
- The resolution shall be published once a week for four successive weeks prior to the hearing. Completed - March 14, 19, 26 and April 2.
- 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. Completed on March 24, 2021.
- A notice of the closing and public hearing shall be prominently posted in at least two places along the street or alley. Completed on March 24, 2021

Hearing Procedural Requirements and Subsequent Action
- At the hearing, any person may be heard on the question of whether or not the clo...

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