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Chatham County seeks applicants for two planning board vacancies

Posted Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Pittsboro, NC - Chatham County's Board of Commissioners invites residents interested in serving on the Chatham County Planning Board to submit an application to fill one of two vacancies no later than April 7, 2014.

The Planning Board advises the Chatham County Board of Commissioners on planning, zoning and subdivision issues.

The duties include: monitoring trends related to land use, proposing needed amendments to the land use plan; establishing development principles and guidelines; proposing ordinances for orderly development in accordance with the land use plan; determining whether proposed developments conform to the land use plan and development principles; keeping the Board of Commissioners and the public informed on planning issues and reasons for board recommendations; and conducting meetings to get public input.

One vacancy is a seat designated for County Commissioner District 1 in northeastern Chatham, expiring on Dec. 31, 2014. The other vacancy is for County Commissioner District 5 in southwestern Chatham, also expiring on Dec. 31, 2014. Both appointees would be eligible for reappointment to two full terms of four years.

The Planning Board typically meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm, usually in one of the county facilities in Pittsboro.

To submit an online application to serve and to view a map of the Districts of the Board of Commissioners, visit and use the Quick Links dropdown box at the top of the page to select Board & Committee Application. Or contact Debra Henzey at 919-542-8200 to get a printed or emailed copy of the application form.

If you have questions about the Planning Board's duties, contact the Planning Department at 919-542-8204.

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