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Residents near Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant to receive replacement KI tablets[Apr. 21, 2015]
The Chatham County Public Health Department will be mailing out a new supply of Potassium Iodide (KI) tablets for people within the 10-mile radius of the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant within the next two weeks. This distribution is part of a shared preparedness planning effort by Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Wake counties. This supply will replace any expired KI tablets that residents may have or for residents that did not receive tablets in the last distribution.
Chatham Trades needs applicants for Board of Directors[Apr. 21, 2015]
Chatham Trades, a nonprofit partner of Chatham County government, provides employment and training for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Chatham Trades seek residents from all parts of the county to fill one of several vacancies on its Board of Directors.
Chatham’s 9-1-1 center earns top award and nationwide certification[Apr. 20, 2015]
Chatham County’s 9-1-1 Communications Center has successfully implemented new emergency response programs that have resulted in international accreditation and an award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The center will be recognized in late April at a national conference.
Chatham County seeks applicants for new Board of Adjustment[Mar. 18, 2015]
On March 16, 2015, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved the creation of a Board of Adjustment that will assume the role of hearing and deciding upon appeals and variances of county land use and development regulations. In the past, the Board of Commissioners had filled the role of Board of Adjustment, but over the past year had been considering the creation of a separate board to handle these duties. The Board of Adjustment only meets as needed, usually not more than a couple of times a year.
Siler City rezones Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site[Mar. 17, 2015]
The Siler City Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at its Monday, March 16 meeting to approve a request by the property owners to rezone the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site. Previously zoned agricultural-residential (A-R), the 1,818-acre site is now heavy-industrial (H-I).
Chatham Senior Center needs hearing aid users for mentoring program[Mar. 13, 2015]
Chatham County's Eastern Senior Center in Pittsboro has partnered with the NC Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing to provide individual support for new hearing aid users, but experienced hearing aid users also are needed to serve as mentors.
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.
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