Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger opened up Monday night’s Chapel Hill Town Council meeting by assuring the crowd that the Nov. 8 election results would not affect the values and morals of Chapel Hill or Orange County.
“We are all here to say Chapel Hill remains Chapel Hill, Orange County remains Orange County, and we will continue to stand up for what we believe in,” Hemminger said.
At the meeting, the council passed an amendment to the code of ordinances to regulate and minimize unauthorized discharge to the stormwater drainage system, because contaminated stormwater and non-stormwater discharges can deteriorate water quality.
The Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination amendment aims to regulate pollutants, prohibit unauthorized discharges and prevent unsuitable disposal of materials that end up in the stormwater drains. The amendment also gives the town's staff the legal ability to inspect, detect and monitor to make sure people follow the ordinance.
The council also discussed proposed changes to the development of the Ephesus Fordham District.