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Chzpzl Hill, North Carolina, Monday, September 15, 1975
Vol. 83, No. 11
Delta Upsilon f rat
to get third hearing
on building permit
by Johnny Oliver
The controversial special use permit for
the Delta Upsilon fraternity, requesting
permission to make an addition to the
fraternity's Rosemary Street house, will be
reviewed for approval again Monday night
by the Chapel Hill Board of Aldermen.
The town Planning Board will
recommend at the 7:30 p.m. meeting that the
aldermen approve the special use permit
modification, since the fraternity revised its
building plan to accommodate neighbors'
objections to the original plan.
The fraternity submitted to the Planning
Board Aug. 5 the revised building design
which places the patio and meeting room,
objected to most by neighbors, on the south
side of the proposed addition. These
facilities, originally planned for the rear of
the house, were moved to an area between
the house's two existing structures.
In addition to moving the proposed patio,
the fraternity plans to absorb noise by
carpeting floors, installing drapery over
outside windows and constructing ceilings
with acoustical panels.
Paths to connect parks
by Nancy Mattox
Approximately seven miles of
recreational pathways for jogging and
walking will be built along Chapel Hill's
streams, town Planning Board director
Mike Jennings said Thursday.
When completed, 37,000 feet of
pathways, called the greenway system,
will extend throughout the town from
Chapel Hill junior and senior high
school in the north to the UNC
Botanical Gardens in the southland
from Frank Porter Graham Elementary
School in the west to Ephesus
Elementary School in the east.
The paths will connect all major town
parks with the town's recreational
system. Part of the greenway will be
constructed along an existing path
running through the Forest Theatre on
the UNC campus.
Although construction of the
greenway system was scheduled to begin
in 1979, the public has cooperated in
donating and leasing land for paths,
possibly making 1976 the year to begin
path paving, Jennings said.
Both Jennings and Alderman Alice
Welsh, a principal supporter of the
project, were reluctant to disclose the
amount of land already acquired by the
town. Jennings said some landowners
are uneasy about public walkways being
located in wooded areas where outdoor
lighting has not yet been planned.
The original program was first
charted by the Research Triangle
by Vernon Mays
Both the Chapel H ill and University police
forces are preparing to initiate new measures
to make enforcement of parking regulations
easier and more efficient.
University Director of Security Services
Ted Marvin said Wednesday a computer
terminal will be installed in the security
office within the next six weeks to connect
the office with the Division of Motor
Vehicles in Raleigh. The computer will allow
the security office to trace the owner of a
vehicle with North Carolina license plates in
about five seconds, Marvin said.
Out-of-state auto owners are traceable
through a somewhat slower system which
involves contacting the individual state's
motor vehicle department.
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The fraternity applied in September 1 971
to modify a 1966 special use permit to
construct a new fraternity house at the same
However, the Board of Aldermen delayed
approval of the permit because the proposed
plans failed to meet neither the town's
residential zoning ordinances or parking
On May 6, 1975, the fraternity applied for
a modification to their approved special use
permit to remove the two small existing
houses located behind the main house and to
construct a two-story addition there.
A joint public hearing of the Board of
Aldermen and the Planning Board was held
on June 16 at a time when many fraternity
members were on vacation. At this meeting
residents living near the fraternity voiced
strong objection to the. request for a
modification of the special use permit,
saying the addition would increase noise in
The Board of Aldermen reviewed the
modification request on July 28 and referred
the matter. back to the Planning Board. The
aldermen instructed the Planning Board to
consider the possibilities of containing the
noise within the house.
Regional Planning . Commission .in
1969. After modifying the 'plan, the
current program was presented to the
Chapel Hill town government. In
January, $7,500 was allocated under the
capital improvement program for the
When presented to town officials
earlier this year, the system was part of a
$17 million package recreational plan.
The town only accepted part of the
recreational program, which included
the greenway system.
Jennings said the partial acceptance
of the plan was due to the
Population growth is conference topic
Village size doubles in 10 years
by Miriam Feldman
Chapel Hill's rapid population growth,
which topped 100 per cent between 1960 and
1970, and Orange County's growth are
concerns of an ad hoc organization seeking
to help manage future expansion in Orange
The organization, known as Growth
Options for Orange County, will hold its first
county-wide conference Sept. 26, 27 and 28
at Stanford Jr. High School near
Approximately 150 persons, representing
a cross-section of the county population,
have been invited to the conference. Douglas
Sharer, a member of the Planning
Committee for Growth Options and an
Current enforcement measures range
from $1 parking tickets, for vehicles parked
in a zone other than the one designated by
the car's permit, to vehicle towing and even
court action. However, Marvin said,
ticketing is the most common preventive
A student has 72 hours after receiving a
ticket to either pay the fine or appeal the
ticket. If no action is taken within those three
days, then the ticket cost is charged to the
Marvin said stricter enforcement of
parking regulations is necessary to relieve
the overcrowding of North Campus parking
Chapel Hill Police Chief S.M. Hilliard
said the town plans to provide for stricter
enforcement of traffic ordinances, because
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On a sunny day, three picnickers
enjoy lunch at the feet of Silent Sam
in UNO's McCorkle Place.
unemployment program in January and
the :Teluctarice6f governmeht'Teaders to
propose a bond by which taxpayers
would partially pay for the services.
Jennings estimated that the greenway
system will cost some $69,000 during the
first year of actual construction. Beyond
1980, additional building costs will total
$140,000. Maintenance of the pathways,
benches, picnic tables and lighting will
cost approximately $10,000 per year.
Jennings said he expects the Planning
Board to apply for additional aid from
the federal government if bicycle paths
organizer of the conference said, "We've
tried very hard to make sure we get good
representation, with people from all walks of
All elected county officials have been
invited, as well as school superintendents,
members of the Water and Sewer Authority
and the UNC student body president. Other
potential participants include ECOS
representatives and members of the
municipal and county planning
Sharer said the conference will deal with
policy-oriented issues, such as property
"This is a very philosophical issue," he
said, adding that it deals with questions of
the rights of private property owners and the
community in determining how land is used.
too many violators have been allowed to
delay payment of traffic fines.
Within two or three weeks, the Chapel H ill
police will begin sending only two warning
notices to parking violators before a court
summons is issued. When a summons is sent,
the violator has to pay $25 in court costs plus
a fine set by the court.
Before now, a warning notice was sent to a
parking violator if the ticket was not paid
within 10 days, traffic clerk Katrina Borders
said. As many as four such warnings might
have been sent before resorting to a court
But according to Marvin, the problem of
crowded parking on campus cannot be
solved simply by improving enforcement.
"In the future," Marvin said, "the
direction we need to take is the development
by William C. Roberts
A site for the new Student Health Service
building was approved by the UNC Board of
Trustees Friday despite a 1951 trustee ruling
which designated part of the proposed
location as a park.
The site, just north of N.C. Memorial
Hospital's Wing C, encroaches on a
remaining five acres of a 55-acre tract set
aside by the board in 1951. Fifty of the acres
were given up in 1958 for the construction of
The approved site was rejected in June and
a committee which had worked all spring to
propose alternatives was asked to
recommend another alternative in August.
Although committee members regretted
intruding on the park land, no alternative
site was adequate, Trustee Margaret Harper,
committee chairperson, said.
The board qualified their decision, stating
that the encroachment should not be
considered a precedent.
Despite intruding approximately one
quarter acre into the park, the planned
facility meets the board's criteria for the new
student health service, Health Services
Director James A. Taylor told the board.
The board requires that the facility and
site provide effective and efficient space, be
physically connected to the hospital and be
clearly indentifiable to students as their own
Trustees Hargrove "Skipper" Bowles, A.
Leon Capel, Charles Jonas Jr. and Thomas
W Lambet,h dissented against .the board's
approval of the site because they opposed the
continuous reduction of the remaining land.
They also argued that the two alternative
sites had not been considered thoroughly.
One proposed alternative site is located
between the old intern's quarters and a
chiller building (part of the air conditioning
system) to the west. Also considered was a
site east of the hospital's Wing D.
Lambeth said every time a small portion
of the reserved land is lost, it becomes easier
to allow more of it to go. He estimated that
only nine per cent of the original reserve
The planned facility has a $3.6 million
Other issues the conference will discuss
include growth and environmental quality,
location and form of development in Orange
County, growth management tools and
Conference participants will be divided
into six or seven groups to discuss the issues
simultaneously. Sharer said the idea is "not
to debate the issues, but to determine what
can be agreed on."
When the discussions are over, the leaders
will formulate statements and then draft a
single statement. All conference participants
will vote on the statement at the conclusion
of the conference.
Sharer said he hopes the conference will
influence people to "start thinking about
how we want to plan our growth, or even
whether we want to plan our growth."
of a peripheral parking system and further
use of the bus lines."
He said the park ride lots at University
Mall and near the Horace Williams Airport
offer a viable alternative to parking on
campus for those who could not obtain or
afford an on-campus permit.
"We're going to have to change some
attitudes," Marvin said. "All of us cannot
park next to the front door."
Permits for the airport lot (Zone P) cost $3
annually and are available for both students
and faculty members. The lot, which is
completely fenced and guarded 24 hours a
day, has space for 550 cars. Marvin said only
150 of these permits have been sold. Buses
service the lot during most hours of the day.
Parking is free at the University Mall lot
which is also serviced by the bus system.
budget, Taylor said, approximately one
third of which will come from N.C.
Memorial Hospital in exchange for
buildings now belonging to the University.
The balance will be paid over a period of
years with bonds bought with student health
Trustee Henry Foscue favored the site
saying "It is important that the Student
Health Service be in proximity to the
hospital. It would be a miscarriage of plans if
we built a service that doesn't meet our
' Chancellor N. Ferebee Taylor said the
need for a new health service building is
acute, partially in order to educate students
on health matters. The facility itself must
attract the students if this aspect of the
service is to succeed, he said.
Supporters of the approved site said the
intern quarters alternative had some
problems, notably, a precipitous slope which
would have placed much of the first floor
underground. A tunnel would then be
required to connect the building with the
The tunnel would present difficulties in
providing access for ambulances, supporters
of the site maintained.
The Wing D alternative would have
interfered with expansion of the hospital in
the direction of the Student Health Services
facility, Dr. Cecil G. Sheps, vice-chancellor
for health sciences, said.
Based on current plans, the hospital could
not be expanded to connect permanently
with the Student Health Service at the Wing
D site for at least five years, he said. Until
then, ajtemporary connector, an additional .....
Silver to announce
Marvin Silver, a professor of physics here,
will issue a statement today announcing his
candidacy for the Chapel Hill Board of
Aldermen, in the November municipal
elections, the Daily Tar Heel learned
A former member of the Chapel Hill
Carrboro School Board, the 50-year-old-Silver
has been a resident of Chapel Hill for
the past 1 7 years.
He is a founding member of the Orange
County Energy Task Force and has been
involved in various political activities for a
number of years.
Currently chairperson of the Chapel Hill
Transportation Advisory Committee, Silver
can be expected to stress the economy, the
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Saunders Hall is presently undergoing extensive renovation, and looks a bit unususl
here with sunlight pouring through an open door.
expense, would be needed.
Several trustees opposed the Wing D site
for this reason andv because drawing
preliminary plans would have taken several
weeks. This delay would incur additional
costs, to be ultimately borne by the students,
the trustees said.
Before voting, the board visited the three
alternative sites and heard details about the
new facility from Taylor.
The new facility will have four levels with a
total area of 58,000 square feet.
It will be connected to the hospital to
make efficient use of the hospital's dietary
services, blood bank, to provide for surgical
facilities, and to use its X-ray service and
laboratory for tests too costly to provide at
the service, Taylor said. The Health Service
laboratory will provide 90 per cent of all
The student health service is currently
located in a section of Memorial Hospital
built during World War II. An 82-member
staff provides year-round services on a SI. 6
million budget. Students pay $75 a semester
The service is scheduled to vacate hs
current location in July 1977. Working
drawings for construction of the new service
will be ready in eight to 10 month, Jim
Meyer, project architect said. Construction
will require approximately two years, he
Before adjourning the meeting, board
chairperson, Walter R. Davis, urged the
board to design a master plan to guide future
construction on the campus in the hope that
future boards will not be faced with making
such difficult decisions.
environment and energy in his campaign.
He said he considers himself an
environmentalist but believes solutions to
environmental and energy conservation
problems must be carefully balanced against
the economic impact.
Silver worked in Mayor Howard Lee's
unsuccessful race for Congress in 1972, and
also served that year as state finance
chairperson for the McGovern campaign.
A native of New York City. Silver receiv ed
his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer.
Polytechnic Institute in 1945. He completed
his Ph.D. in physics at New York University
in 1959 and has been on the UNC faculty
since 1967. .