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Chatham County hosts Leadership Academy graduation for employees[Aug. 21, 2014]
On August 15, 2014, Chatham County government hosted its twelfth graduating ceremony for its Leadership Academy, an award-winning program initiated to help employees gain the skills necessary to effectively manage their jobs and prepare them for expanded responsibilities. All classes are led by county employees.
Chatham residents should verify county tax rate on vehicle registrations[Aug. 19, 2014]
Several Chatham County residents have reported receiving vehicle registration renewals from the NC Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that incorrectly identify their county for the billing of vehicle property taxes. Cases reported thus far indicate that residents would have overpaid and another county would have received the tax revenues.
Chatham County's 2014 property tax bills to arrive in mid-August[Aug. 12, 2014]
Chatham County residents can expect to receive their 2014 property tax bills to arrive in mid-August, according to Chatham County Tax Administrator Frances Wilson. The county’s tax rate remains at 62.19 cents. The deadline to pay 2014 property taxes is January 5, 2015.
Chatham's Council on Aging director receives statewide award[Aug. 12, 2014]
Chatham’s Council on Aging Director Dennis Streets reports that he is rarely taken by surprise, but he was stunned on August 5, 2014 when colleagues honored him with the statewide Margaret Hart Hardee Preeminence in Aging Award. Sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Area Agencies on Aging, the award recognizes “an older adult whose grassroots advocacy and participation has influenced the public policy that supports, protects and empowers older adults.”
Director Leigh Anne Garrard headlines presentation on Chatham County animal services[Aug. 8, 2014]
If you missed the recent Animal Services Stakeholders Meeting, you missed a very informative event! Leigh Anne Garrard, our new Animal Services Director took a very disturbing topic for many of us - Euthanasia of Healthy, Adoptable Dogs and Cats - and presented a very engaging, informative program. As a community, we can help address animal overpopulation and reduce the need for euthanasia by promoting spay and neuter programs. Working together with our local animal welfare organizations and our Animal Services agency we can make a difference.
Darin Shamberger named Siler City Postmaster[Aug. 4, 2014]
Darin A. Shamberger was recently promoted as the official Postmaster of Siler City. Shamberger, a postal employee of more than 17 years, replaces David Albertson, who is now Postmaster of Randleman, NC. He is the first African-American Postmaster to serve this city. Shamberger began his postal career in 1997 as a part-time letter carrier in Graham, and transferred to Asheboro in 2004 as a clerk.
Chatham Council on Aging looks back to its beginnings in 1974[Aug. 4, 2014]
This year the Chatham County Council on Aging is remembering and celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Founded on July 8, 1974, as a private non-profit organization, the Council has assumed a vital role for Chatham County for the past 40 years. While its role has expanded over time, the Council’s fundamental purpose has remained the same: to promote the independence and dignity of older adults and help them remain healthy, secure and involved at home and in the community for as long as possible.
Chatham Economic Development Corporation seeks new board members[Aug. 4, 2014]
The Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) seeks applicants to serve on its Board of Directors. The EDC is a private, non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote job creation and private capital investment in Chatham County. The members of the commission will be selected for their business knowledge and interest in economic development issues.
Chatham Commissioners adopt a new county budget with no tax increase[Jun. 18, 2014]
On June 16, 2014, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners adopted a county budget of $94 million for 2014-15 that holds the tax rate at 62.19 cents, while providing funds for a new teacher incentive pay program that is the first of its kind in the state. The budget also funds the continuation of a high school laptop program.
Chatham County seeks two members for Recreation Advisory Committee[Jun. 16, 2014]
Chatham County has two upcoming vacancies on its Recreation Advisory Committee, which advises the Board of Commissioners and staff on recreation programs and the county’s recreation and park facilities. The Chatham County Board of Commissioners are expected to make the appointments in July.
Chatham County fire districts’ proposed budgets now available online[May 9, 2014]
The Chatham County Manager’s Office has completed its review of budget requests from the 12 county fire districts and has posted this final component of the proposed FY 2014-15 budget online. As part of the budget process, the Board of Commissioners will approve tax rates for the fire districts. The fire districts’ proposed budgets were delayed this year due to a major statewide change beginning in September 2013 that shifted the collection of county motor vehicle taxes to the NC Division of Motor Vehicles. This change meant that revenue information needed to develop fire district budgets was not available until mid-March.
Chatham’s proposed budget holds line on taxes while supporting schools[May 9, 2014]
On May 5, 2014, Chatham County Manager Charlie Horne presented the proposed county budget of $94 million for FY 2014-15 to the Board of Commissioners. The proposal holds the property tax rate at 62.19 cents and includes funds for a new teacher incentive pay program and continuation of the high school one-to-one laptop initiative.
Groundbreaking for Chatham Agriculture and Conference Center to take place on May 8[May 5, 2014]
Chatham County officials join with the Chatham County Center of the NC Cooperative Extension to invite residents to the groundbreaking of the new Agriculture and Conference Center on May 8, 2014 at 4:30-5:30 pm. The groundbreaking location is just to the west of the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College on US 64. Attendees should plan to park on the campus area between the Sustainable Agriculture Building and Building #2.
Also: Chatham County Agri-Civic Center
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