Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger and the entire Chapel Hill Town Council sent a letter to UNC representatives Friday, reaffirming the Town's request for a permanent relocation of Silent Sam.
The mayor and the council said in a press release it hopes this letter will be its input in the community's dialogue and help Chancellor Carol Folt present her plan to the Board of Governors on Nov. 15.
The letter laid out four concerns the Town has, and was sent to Folt, members of the Board of Governors and members of the Board of Trustees.
The statue's prominent placement in McCorkle Place borders downtown Chapel Hill and makes the statue an offense to the entire community, the letter said.
"To them and to us, Silent Sam and its roots in pro-slavery, pro-segregation ideology represent the antithesis of the high value that UNC and the Town of Chapel Hill place on being a welcoming and inclusive place for all," it said.