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A The Daily Tar HeelMonday, November 2, 1987
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By RECECCA NESBIT
and NICKI WEISEHSEE
There are few differences between
the campaign platforms presented by
12 candidates for Chapel Hill Town
Council and mayoral positions,
0M on growth-issiuies
except that the two UNC students
seeking council seats are offering a
fresh perspective to town
The pro-growth versus pro-village
rift differentiates the candidates
running for office in the Nov. 3
the four council
elections, but their campaigns have mayoral position and nine candidates
a consensual approach to University
More than 1,300 students regis
tered to vote this fall in the town
elections. They will choose among
three candidates running for the
The mayor serves a four-year term,
and the council members serve two
Julie Andresen, a town council
member for the past two years, said
she opposes the proposed Pittsboro
Street Extension, a south-bound one
way road that would run through
Little Fraternity Court and merge
with Airport Road. Andresen said she
opposes the extension because one
way streets and wide boulevards that
pass through the center of town only
Before taking a stand on the
current noise ordinance, Andresen
said she wants to hear recommenda
tions from the Noise Ordinance
Revision Subcommittee. The com
mittee was established in April to
review the effectiveness of the ordi
nance and make recommendations
"We do need a noise ordinance, but
we could probably make it better,"
Andresen said. "Not louder music
and longer hours, but if we could have
a noise zone strictly for the campus,
that would be better."
The mayor must meet regularly
with campus administrators to
improve University-town relations,
"As the University grows, it must
grow in a way that the town can
manage," she said.
Andresen also supports the enter
tainment ticket tax on non-sporting
facilities seating more than 15,000
people as an alternative to increasing
She said she prefers park-and-ride
lots located on the outskirts of town
and serviced by buses as an effective
solution to the town's traffic conges
tion problems. She also recommends
building parking decks.
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Andresen opposes Rosemary
Square, the $33 million retail, hotel
and parking project proposed for the
intersection of Rosemary and
"I oppose it because of its tremend
ous size and because of the traffic it
will bring in," she said. I wasn't on
the council when it was voted on, but
unless somebody changes their mind,
it will have to proceed."
The town council first endorsed the
project in a vote more than two years
ago. Andresen voted against the
project in a second council vote last
spring that narrowly upheld . the
Andresen worked with the Alliance
of Neighborhoods and helped bring
attention to defects in the 1981 zoning
David Lineberger said he opposes
the Pittsboro Street Extension
because it would generate a tremend- '
ous amount of traffic that would
travel roads in nearby
Amplified noise is fine if nearby
property owners do not object, but
guidelines must be drawn, said
Lineberger, who was a band member
when he was in college.
"Certainly I have to support having
a good time, but we have to protect
the citizens," he said.
Lineberger said University-town
relations are important for the future
of Chapel Hill, and he would like the
current joint committee to continue
working to improve communication.
"It is vitally important that the
committee be in place to work out
problems of the University's expan
sion and the town's ability to capac
itate that expansion, and vice-versa,"
Lineberger said he opposes the
construction of large buildings down
town because they would reduce the
academic atmosphere. "UNC is a
beautiful campus, and I would like
to retain the academic aura that
surrounds us," he said.
He said he supports an entertain
ment ticket tax that would exempt
students. The town needs tax money
to pay for overtime work put in for
these events by city workers, such as
police officers and sanitation
employees, he said.
"As a homeowner, I feel a bit put
upon if we have to pay overtime for
sanitation people to monitor the
Smith Center," he said.
The town should synchronize stop
lights to alleviate traffic congestion,
Traffic congestion is a primary
reason Lineberger said he opposes the
Rosemary Square project.
"It would throw in a lot of addi
tional traffic," Lineberger said. "If I
was elected mayor and the developers
did not come up with all of the
requirements by the deadline, March
3, 1 would vote not to expand."
Lineberger was a member of the
Kingstree, S.C., town council for
eight years and is now retired.
UNC junior Charles Balan said he
opposes the Pittsboro Street Exten
sion because it is not a good solution
to the town's transportation prob
lems, and it will upset Little and Big
"Who will want to have a party
in Big Frat Court if there are roads
going right through it?" he said.
One-way streets would not be an
effective solution, according to Balan,
who said he has never seen them work
As a member of the Noise Ordi
nance Subcommittee, Balan said he
is working to increase the decibel level
and the hours that amplified music
can be played.
"The students and the citizens need
to be informed on what is allowed,"
Balan said a Student Congress
member with a town council position
could make an enormous difference
in resolving differences between the
town and University.
"Without this University, Chapel
Hill would be radically different and
would not be as great and wonderful
as it is," he said. "We need to work
with them and find reasonable
The majority of residents and
students should support a develop
ment before the town council
approves construction, Balan said.
He said the University already
finances services that the town claims
it would raise money for with the
entertainment ticket tax.
"The University and the students
in their tuition pay for the security,
the police and the clean-up services
that the town says it needs money
for," he said.
But the town pays these employees
Jonathan Howes, director of the
Center for Urban and Regional
Studies at UNC, said he opposes a
six-lane Pittsboro Street Extension.
He said the town should review
problems in the north-south traffic
flow to alleviate congestion.
Howes is in favor of increasing the
decibel level allowed by the noise
ordinance and creating a campus
zone where higher noise levels are
A permanent joint University-town
committee would improve relations
by addressing UNC-related develop
ment issues, Howes said. The tem
porary joint committee was
appointed in July to find a land-use
plan that both the town and the
University can agree upon.
Howes also supports the entertain
ment ticket tax. "I favor (taxing) for
all events," he said, "Even athletic
He recommended two ways to
alleviate traffic congestion problems.
"First, we need an adequate Public
Facilities Ordinance, and we need to
couple that with a system of impact
fees," he said. "Synchronized traffic
lights would help, too."
The Public Facilities Ordinance
would limit future town development
to a level that the public facilities,
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such as roads and utilities, could
Howes said he supports the Chapel
Hill Downtown Committee, which is
planning for future development. He
also favors the Rosemary Square
"Rosemary Square will have to run
its course, and I favor its completion,"
Howes has served on the town
council since 1975.
Incumbent town council member
Nancy Preston opposes the Pittsboro
Street Extension because she said it
will harm fraternities and neighbor
hoods in its path and will be dan
gerous to pedestrians. v j J
Pjeston said she is pleased -. that
students and town residents are
working together to reach a com
promise on the noise ordinance. She
said she will not draw conclusions
about the ordinance until the com
mittee completes the study. At that
time, the town council will probably
heed the committee's recommenda
tions, she said.
Cooperation between the town and
University is important for good
relations, she said. "I think the joint
University-town committee is a real
important first step in establishing a
real dialogue between the University
and the town," Preston said.
Preston supports an entertainment
ticket tax. "I think it's a good idea
because if you're spending $10 to $15
on entertainment, 50 cents is not that
crucial," she said. "It would go a long
way toward helping the town pay for
extra services it provides when people
come into town for these events."
To alleviate traffic congestion,
Preston said the town should syn
chronize traffic signals. "There were
bond issues passed last year, and one
bond was set aside to coordinate
traffic signals," she said.
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The town should also be careful
when approving construction to
ensure that facilities such as roads are
updated to accommodate increased
traffic, she said.
Preston said that because town
officials have committed the town to
the Rosemary Square project, they
cannot cancel the contract with the
developers unless they are willing to
spend money on litigation.
Preston has been a town council
member since 1983. Before that she
was a volunteer for downtown pres
ervation and a registrar in the East
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because of the extra hours they
worked for big events.
Park-and-ride lots and bicycle
paths would improve traffic conges
tion problems, Balan said.
"This will bring the people down
town, but not the cars and traffic,"
he said. "We need a nice transit
system that meets the needs of the
As an opponent of the Rosemary
Square project as it is planned, Balan
said the town should break its
contract with the developers.
The town should bite the bullet
and take the chance of losing some
money because the majority of
residents and students are against the
condos and hotels," he said.
Balan worked on Bill Cobey's 1984
congressional campaign and was a
UNC senior Rob Friedman said he
opposes the Pittsboro Street Exten
sion because students do not want it.
It would create problems for soror
ities, fraternities and the Northside
neighborhood, he said.
"There has to be better ways to
lessen traffic than tearing down
fraternity houses and taking people's
property," he said.
Friedman said the noise ordinance
is too restrictive as it is now written.
He said the noise ordinance is a good
example of ow the town overlooks
student' opinion in its decision-;
The town shouldn't overlook
student opinion," Friedman said.
"The town is willing to take a lot of
things that the University gives to it,
but (is not) willing to give back. The
students dont ask for much, and they
shouldn't get everything they want,
but they deserve to be treated with
University-town relations could be
improved by having a student on the
town council, Friedman said. "That
way the townspeople can work
together on issues, and therefore get
a better understanding of how ever
ything works," he said.
Friedman said downtown growth
decisions should be made by perman
ent residents and students, who make
up a large portion of the population.
"If the maj ority of the citizens want
it, then do it," he said. "If they dont,
Friedman said he opposes the
entertainment ticket tax because it is
a tax on young people, particularly
"If mostly senior citizens went to
these events, then I don't think there
would be a tax," he said.
He suggested operating more mass
transit park-and-ride lots and bicycle
paths to alleviate traffic congestion
problems. "The town will benefit in
the long run," he said.
Friedman opposes the Rosemary
Square development because he said,
most residents do not want it built
at the intersection of Rosemary and
Henderson streets. n
"The town should not build things
that the townspeople dont want," he.
said. "The j town shouldn't be a,
dictative one, but one that is respon
sive to the people's needs."
Because the town is already
involved in a contract with the
developers one that would prob-!
ably cost the town ovej $2 million
to break Friedman said the town J
should continue with its commitment, j
"The town should find out whether j
the townspeople are willing to pay;
the money it will cost to pull out,;
and if the residents are willing, thenj
we should break the contract; and if
they are not willing, then we should j
build Rosemary Square."
Friedman is speaker of Student
Congress and hopes to enroll in the
UNC law school next year. He hasj
interned with Long . Island, N. Y.,
congressmen and worked for 12 J
congressional, senatorial and presi- '
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