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Chatham County seeks applicants for planning board vacancy

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Pittsboro, NC - Chatham County invites residents interested in serving on the Chatham County Planning Board to submit an application to fill a vacancy no later than June 8, 2012. 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.

The existing vacancy is a seat that expires on Dec. 31, 2012, but the appointee would be eligible for reappointment to serve two complete four year terms. The vacancy is a seat designated for Commissioner District 1; however anyone residing within the county can apply to serve.

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 the following webpage: http://www.chathamnc.org/index.aspx?page=3D49 Or contact Lindsay Ray 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 Jason Sullivan, Planning Director, at 919-542-8233.

 
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