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Wednesday December 7th

Carrboro Town Council

Carrboro’s Town Council is responsible for guiding the town of Carrboro and making policy decisions. Carrboro has a council/manager form of government, which means the council members are responsible for the town’s legislative responsibilities. There are six members of the board, along with the mayor who leads it. The current mayor is Lydia Lavelle.

The board is advised by the town manager, along with a number of other advisory boards and committees. These are often run by council members. They deal with issues such as economic development, climate change and human services.

The council was formerly known as the Carrboro Board of Aldermen, however in November of 2019, they unanimously changed their name to Town Council. 

Board meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, work sessions on 2nd Tuesdays, and public hearings on 4th Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall at 301 W. Main Street.

See who’s on the board, read upcoming agendas or view meeting minutes.



Cathy, six year old Rachel, seven year old Isabella and Cray Gun walk to Carrboro Elementary School from their house on Hillsborough street  on Thursday morning. Their house was picked up and relocated and Mr. and Mrs. Gunn worried about the reduction of privacy if a road for the library  was built adjacent to their house.

Carrboro residents relieved library site rejected

Cray and Kathy Gunn eagerly supported plans for a free-standing library for Carrboro — until they learned the site rezoning would redirect traffic past their home. After they voiced complaints but failed to stop Carrboro’s Board of Aldermen from approving in April the lot’s rezoning, they hired a lawyer to represent their concerns.

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Carrboro looks for new town manager

Carrboro government officials hope to have a new town manager by the end of the year. Former Carrboro Town Manager Steve Stewart retired Aug. 1 after holding the position for 8 years — prompting the search for a replacement.

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Aldermen approve free-standing Carrboro library

Hopes of a free-standing library in Carrboro will become a reality in a matter of years after the project was approved by the Carrboro Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night. Aldermen voted 6-1 to rezone property located at 210 Hillsborough Road to create the southwest branch of the Orange County Public Library system. The site will be rezoned from a residential to a business classification.

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Friends of Bolin Creek is developing its own transportation plan for greenways that it plans to present to the town in the fall

A local group has voted to develop its own greenway transportation plan, which members say will help protect a local watershed.The board of directors for the Friends of Bolin Creek, a non-profit organization that aims to conserve the Bolin Creek watershed, voted to create its own transportation plan at its first meeting of the year on Jan. 8.

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