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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
$1.2 million contract awarded to resurface roads in Chatham County[Apr. 26, 2014]
The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to resurface more than 11 miles of secondary roads in Chatham County. The $1.2 million contract was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. Work can begin as early as May 1 and is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 14.
Commissioners honor Chatham’s economic development leader[Apr. 23, 2014]
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution at its April 21 meeting honoring Dianne Reid, president of Chatham Economic Development Corporation, for being a recipient of the Triangle Business Journal’s 2014 Women in Business Award.
Chatham commissioners commend retiring Social Services Director[Apr. 23, 2014]
Chatham County’s Social Services Director Sandy Coletta’s nearly 40 years of service with the county will come to an end when she retires at the end of April. The Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution honoring Coletta at its meeting on April 21, commending her extraordinary impact on those in need.
Chatham County departments receive safety awards from the State[Apr. 19, 2014]
Chatham County has been notified that several departments qualified to receive Gold and Silver Safety Awards for 2013 from the NC Department of Labor. The awards recognize private and public entities that achieve and maintain good safety records. County Manager Charlie Horne said, "We are proud of this major safety achievement. It required teamwork and commitment to recommended safety practices throughout county government. We also commend the excellent leadership provided by Marilyn Collins."
Voting information for May 6 primary[Apr. 18, 2014]
Last year, the NC General Assembly made a number of changes to North Carolina elections law. Voters will notice some of these changes during the current primary season. The early voting period has been shortened by one week. It starts April 24 and ends at 1 pm on May 3. You may no longer register to vote during early voting. To vote in the May 6 primary you had to register to vote by April 11.
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.
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