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Postponement of joint transportation facility groundbreaking[Feb. 15, 2015]
Due to extremely cold weather on Monday, the groundbreaking for the new Joint Transportation Facility scheduled for that day (February 16) will be rescheduled. The school system also may be busy with preparations for wintry weather that may arrive on Tuesday.
Chatham Commissioners declare February Spay/Neuter Awareness Month[Feb. 7, 2015]
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution designating February 2015 as Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. The resolution, which was adopted January 20th, recognizes the challenges associated with pet overpopulation, stating that “humane societies and animal shelters have to put down millions of cat, dogs, rabbits and other animals each year, many of whom are healthy and adoptable, due to a lack of critical resources and public awareness.”
Chatham Council on Aging expands storage of equipment that helps many[Feb. 5, 2015]
"Thank you for the use of the mattress for my Dad and for all the help you have given both my Mom and Dad." "I am a diabetic and both of my legs and feet were in very bad shape. I knew I would soon lose them-they were so swollen and infected. Within two weeks of receiving the wheelchair from you, a 'miracle.'" These statements represent a few of the many expressions of thanks from seniors and their families who have benefited from the equipment that the Chatham County Council on Aging makes available.
Chatham residents may qualify for free tax filing help[Jan. 24, 2015]
Chatham County encourages income-eligible residents to avoid unnecessary fees this tax season by relying on RSVP-VITA tax preparation service. All VITA services include FREE electronic filing for both federal and state tax returns. The IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will begin its free service on February 2, 2015, for Chatham and Orange counties. VITA is available to clients with low to moderate income, regardless of age or county residency, as long as eligibility guidelines are met.
Chatham's 9-1-1 lead trainer wins top state award[Jan. 22, 2015]
Tracy Baldwin, who is the lead trainer for Chatham County’s 911 Communications, recently received the award as 2014 Communications Training Officer of the Year from the North Carolina Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association.
Chatham County again earns nationwide budget and audit awards[Jan. 21, 2015]
Chatham County continues its success in gaining recognition from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), a nationwide organization, for meeting top standards for both budget presentation and comprehensive audit reports.
Recycle your real Christmas tree from December 29 - January 16[Dec. 28, 2014]
The Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling Division is offering free Christmas Tree Recycling at the Main Facility for a limited time. County residents may bring their real trees on the following dates at no charge: December 29, 30, 3, January 2, 5-9, 12-16 from 7 am to 3:30 pm.
Chatham commissioners oppose Duke Energy’s coal ash disposal plans[Dec. 22, 2014]
At its meeting on Dec. 15, 2014, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to adopt a resolution opposing Duke Energy’s current plan to dispose of millions of tons of coal ash at the Brickhaven Mine in Moncure and a second mine in Sanford.
Chatham workshop slated for nonprofits applying for United Way and county grants[Dec. 21, 2014]
Chatham County and United Way of Chatham County have a combined application process for awarding grants to area nonprofits interested in securing funding to support local programs and services. Nonprofit representatives can learn more about the application process by attending a workshop scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, 2015 from 10 am to noon in the Holmes Meeting Room of the Chatham Community Library, located on the campus of the Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro.
Latest statistics show Chatham is out-aging the state[Dec. 20, 2014]
Based on recently released reports from the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services, Chatham County continues to outpace the state with its aging population. At the same time, state and federal funding for senior services has been declining. As of 2013, nearly three in ten Chatham residents (29 percent) were age 60 or older, as compared to 20 percent statewide. Between 2013 and 2033, Chatham's older population is projected to grow by 80 percent, compared to North Carolina's increase of 58 percent. Even more dramatic is the projected growth of the population aged 85 and older, because Chatham is expecting a 152 percent increase compared to 88 percent statewide.
CCCC and Chatham County host Citizens’ College starting January 29[Dec. 20, 2014]
Do you want to know more about the Chatham County community you live or work in? For example, what is the role of local government in providing important services and programs? How are public schools managed? How can I learn all this and earn continuing education credits too? Anyone interested in learning more about county and town government is invited to enroll in Chatham County Citizens’ College, offered through the Pittsboro campus of Central Carolina Community College (CCCC). The program is offered jointly with Chatham County government.
Board of Elections regular meeting rescheduled[Dec. 13, 2014]
The Chatham County Board of Elections meeting - regularly held on the third Tuesday of each month has been rescheduled for the month of December. The regular meeting has been rescheduled to Friday, December 19th at 11 am.
Chatham County seeks applicants for planning board vacancies[Dec. 13, 2014]
Chatham County's Board of Commissioners invites residents interested in serving on the Chatham County Planning Board to submit an application to fill several vacancies no later than Friday, December 19, 2014. The Planning Board advises the Chatham County Board of Commissioners on planning, zoning and subdivision issues. Terms are four years unless filling an unexpired vacancy.
Chatham County seeks input on proposed FY 16-22 capital improvement plan[Nov. 20, 2014]
On November 17, the Chatham County Manager's Office presented a proposed seven-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) for 2016-22 that includes revisions to projects already in the CIP and newly funded projects, including an expansion and renovation of the Animal Shelter and several school projects. Residents can provide feedback at a public hearing on Dec. 1, 2014 at 6 pm in the Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro. Copies of the proposed CIP are available on the county website
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