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Voter registration deadline for May 6 primary is April 11[Apr. 8, 2014]
The deadline to register to vote for the May 6, 2014 Primary Election is Friday, April 11, 2014. The Voter Registration Form must be in Chatham County Board of Elections office by 5 pm on April 11, 2014 or postmarked by that day.
New Chatham County animal services ordinance takes effect April 15[Apr. 7, 2014]
The new Chatham County Animal Services Ordinance, as approved by the Board of Commissioners on January 21 and March 17, takes effect on April 15, 2014.. A 60-day grace period with warnings for violations, rather than fines, will be given early in the implementation process, except for repeat offenders who have already been warned or cited.
Chatham County residents invited to participate in new Food Council[Apr. 7, 2014]
A task force involved in starting a community-based Chatham Food Council invites residents to apply to serve on the first official council. The Chatham Food Council is expected to convene for the first time in June 2014. In the last five years, at least 24 counties in North Carolina have formed food councils, which are partnership organizations aimed at bringing together key people involved in local food economies to improve community and regional food systems.
Chatham County seeks public input on regional hazard mitigation plan[Apr. 5, 2014]
As part of a regional effort to reduce vulnerability to natural disasters, Chatham County is requesting public feedback on natural disaster risk and preparedness. The planning includes the towns of Pittsboro, Siler City and Goldston.This feedback will assist the efforts of Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Moore counties to combine respective local natural hazard mitigation plans into one regional plan. A mitigation plan identifies and assesses a community's natural hazard risks, and determines how to best minimize or manage those risks.
Dennis Streets to lead Chatham County Council on Aging[Apr. 4, 2014]
The Chatham County Manager's Office reports that Dennis W. Streets, who has served as director of the State Division of Aging and Adult Services for seven years, will become the executive director of the Chatham County Council on Aging on May 1, 2014. "Dennis brings an abundance of work experience, professional bearing and a vast knowledge of aging issues to Chatham's Council on Aging. His impressive accomplishments at the state level say a lot about his command of those critical issues," said County Manager Charlie Horne. "He has lived in Chatham County for several years, so he also understands the specific challenges of our rural senior population."
Chatham County Earth Day celebration on April 22[Mar. 30, 2014]
The Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling Division will be hosting an Earth Day event on Saturday, April 12, at the Main Facility, located at 720 Renaissance Drive (six miles west of Pittsboro, off Hwy 64). The annual Earth Day event is open to all Chatham County residents, no decal required. This year's event features free document shredding, compost bin sales, household hazardous waste collection, mulch sales, prizes and giveaways.
Chatham Commissioners present positive 2014 State of the County[Mar. 28, 2014]
At the presentation of the 2014 State of the County Report on March 17, 2014, Chatham County Commissioner Vice Chairman Brian Bock said, "The incredibly positive reports on new jobs and business investment has provided the springboard for even more good news in the future." Bock pointed to data from the Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) that showed a 270% increase in the creation of new jobs in the county when comparing fiscal years 2011-13 to the previous two-year period. The 1,177 new jobs represented an estimated increase of 155% in annual payroll in this same timeframe.
Chatham County seeks applicants for two planning board vacancies[Mar. 20, 2014]
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.
Elza appointed to Chatham County Board of Commissioners[Mar. 19, 2014]
At its meeting on March 17, 2014, the Board of Commissioners unanimously appointed Jim Elza to fill the vacancy for Commissioner District 1 created by the recent resignation of Sally Kost. Elza will serve as a county commissioner until the November General Election, when voters will determine who completes the remaining two years of the term.
Chatham advises water customers on seasonal musty taste and odor[Mar. 13, 2014]
Chatham County Water Utilities reports that routine sampling of raw water from Jordan Lake Reservoir has found higher levels of compounds caused by seasonal lake conditions. The result is that county water in some areas will have a musty taste and odor for the next month or so, but the water is still safe to drink.
List of Chatham County candidates running for office in 2014[Mar. 3, 2014]
The filing period for candidates running for office ended on Friday at noon. Below are the candidates running for office. Commissioner Brian Bock will face challengers Diana Hales and Norman Clark. Commissioner Pam Stewart will face Jim Crawford. Commissioner Walter Petty is running unopposed. Sheriff Webster faces challengers Larry Meadows and Gary Franks. Mia Munn is running against Del Turner for the district 3 school board position. Angela Millsaps and Jane Allen Wilson face off against each other for the district 4 school board position. Gary Leonard is running unopposed.
Chatham County seeks applicants for Appearance Commission[Mar. 2, 2014]
Chatham County seeks applicants to fill vacancies on its Appearance Commission with applications due by 5 pm on Monday, March 10, 2014. The Appearance Commission establishes and oversees programs to enhance the appearance of the county. The commission also reviews and comments on non-residential site plans for Conditional Zoning Districts and Conditional Use Permits.
Chatham's 2014 collection center decals required starting March 1[Feb. 21, 2014]
The Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling Division reminds residents that a 2014 Decal is required to use any of the 12 County Collection Centers beginning March 1. This year March 1 falls on a Saturday, so the Main Solid Waste & Recycling Office will not be open to provide last day assistance.
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