The Town of Chapel Hill has been in the process of purchasing the 36-acre American Legion property on Legion Road since December. When it comes to deciding what to do with the property, the Chapel Hill Town Council is giving taxpayers an opportunity to share their thoughts.
The council formed a task force for the property on March 13 and started taking applications from community members the next day. Applications were due March 30, and three seats are reserved for community members — and at least one for someone living near the property.
The task force will also include Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger, Chapel Hill Town Council members Nancy Oates and Donna Bell and other community voices and advisory board members.
Oates said they're looking to include voices from many local perspectives, including the Chapel Hill and Orange County Visitors Bureau, school boards and arts departments.
“Because this is an asset the taxpayers in town are paying for, they’re all stakeholders," Oates said. "It’s not just something the town council is going to decide what we think needs to be done."