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Central Carolina Community College and Chatham County host Citizens’ College starting January 23[Dec. 10, 2013]
Do you want to know more about the Chatham County community you live or work in? Especially how its local governments work to carry out important services and programs? Would you like to earn continuing education credits in the process? Anyone interested in learning more about county and town government is invited to enroll in Chatham County Citizens’ College, offered through Central Carolina Community College’s Continuing Education Program in Pittsboro. It is a joint program with Chatham County government.
Chatham County animal shelter seeks donations for ‘Wishmas Tree’[Dec. 10, 2013]
Chatham County’s Animal Shelter is hosting its second annual ‘Wishmas Tree’ to collect much-needed donations of specified toys to make the shelter stays more pleasant for furry friends. Such items benefit the sheltered animals’ mental and physical well-being.
Chatham County Public Health Department Welcomes New Director[Dec. 10, 2013]
Layton Long, MSA, REHS, has joined the Chatham County Public Health Department as its new health director. Mr. Long, whose first day as health director was December 2nd, brings both state and local public health experience to the department. Most recently, he was the State Environmental Health Director at the North Carolina Division of Public Health.
Chatham Council on Aging grants help expand transportation services[Nov. 15, 2013]
"The shortage of affordable transportation is an ongoing challenge in Chatham County, with a large geographic area and needs spread well beyond county lines," said Angel Dennison, executive director of the Council on Aging. "We are very pleased to obtain a new grant to help us better serve our community." Dennison said the proposal by the Chatham County Council on Aging was positively reviewed by the federal, state and local governments and then approved, resulting in more funding for transportation services for elderly and disabled residents.
Public hearing on Chatham County’s updated capital improvement plan set for November 18[Nov. 14, 2013]
On November 4, the Chatham County Manager’s Office presented a proposed seven-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) for 2015-21 that includes revisions to several existing projects, including adding more school roof replacements and moving up a new office for Solid Waste & Recycling. Chatham County invites residents to comment on the plan during a public hearing on Nov. 18 at 6 pm in the Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro. After the public hearing, commissioners will discuss the proposed CIP during a work session on Nov. 19, which begins at 1 pm in the Historic Courthouse.
Chatham County needs volunteers to help inspect nursing & adult care homes[Nov. 12, 2013]
Chatham County seeks volunteers for two vacancies on its Nursing Home and Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee, which plays a key role in protecting the rights and safety of residents living in adult care homes and nursing homes. Committee members make unannounced visits to these facilities, as required by state law.
Chatham Partnership helps restart frozen meals for people in need[Nov. 7, 2013]
Thanks to the generous financial support and a unique county partnership, the Chatham County Council on Aging has been able to restart a program in late October that provides frozen meals for qualified clients. The agency also is working with Farmer Foodshare to provide fresh produce.
Chatham libraries seek public input on though survey[Nov. 5, 2013]
Chatham County Public Libraries need residents, including those who are not regular library users, to help them plan programs and services for the next three to five years. A survey is underway and public forums will be slated in January of 2014.
Chatham Commissioners set 2017-18 for next property revaluation[Oct. 24, 2013]
During its Oct. 21, 2013 meeting, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners heard a report from Tax Office staff about the options for the next countywide revaluation of real property and voted to have the next revaluation effective in 2017-18, instead of 2015-16.
Chatham Board of Health still needs a veterinary member[Oct. 24, 2013]
The Chatham County Board of Health is still in need of a veterinarian who lives in the county to apply to fill a vacancy in its membership. Interested residents should submit applications by Nov. 4, 2013.
Chatham County to hold hearing on cell-tower rules changes[Oct. 7, 2013]
The Chatham County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Oct. 21 on a new Wireless Telecommunications Facilities Ordinance, which would replace the county’s existing Communications Tower Ordinance. The hearing will be part of the Regular Session of the Board of Commissioners in the Historic Courthouse in Pittsboro, beginning at 6 pm.
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