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School of Medicine official to head airport authority

A UNC School of Medicine administrator will lead efforts to establish a new Orange County airport authority.

The 15-member airport authority will be led jointly by UNC-Chapel Hill and the UNC Health Care System with representation from Orange County and its municipalities.

Kevin FitzGerald executive associate dean for finance and administration in the medical school was named by Chancellor Holden Thorp and UNC School of Medicine Dean Bill Roper to oversee the organization and initial work of the authority.

A law recently enacted by the General Assembly allowed UNC's Board of Governors to create an airport authority which will be charged with locating and directing construction of the replacement for Chapel Hill's Horace Williams Airport.

Board to discuss proposed school site development

Orange County's Board of County Commissioners will discuss a new school site solid waste processing procedures and zoning for a planned mall at a 7:30 p.m. meeting today.

On the agenda for the meeting in Hillsborough:

  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools' request that the former location of Northside Human Services Center be used as the site for the system's 11th elementary school.
  • Public hearing for zoning and special-use permit applications for the Buckhorn Village planned development. The commissioners' review of the zoning application will begin Sept. 16
  • An advisory board's assessment of the feasibility of implementing alternative solid-waste processing procedures. A consultant's report indicates that alternative technologies would not be justified in Orange County.

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