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Chatham Park is already our future[Dec. 9, 2013]
One can put land into a conservation easement or one can use the land he or she owns as one wishes, within the restrictions of local zoning or lack of zoning. It is apparent that the previous owners of each parcel of the land now owned by Chatham Park could have put it into a conservation easement in order to protect it from development and to reap other potential benefits as well.
This was not done.
Charity Park, NOT Chaps Park[Dec. 9, 2013]
While trails and horse stables sound oh so elegent (albeit environment impactful with trail erosion, horse manure pathogens and nitrogen, and nasty carbon footprint from affluent visitors pulling horse trailers), what happened to sensitivity to the needy, a Pittsboro/Chatham core value.
Fortunately, we have laws to protect property rights and our own monies from people like Jane Forbes[Dec. 9, 2013]
The people are coming here, like it or not. So Jane Forbes' solution is for Preston group to donate the land to a conservancy group rather than make a consolidated development for them and create jobs for Chatham taxpayers so they do not have to commute, spread the waste treatment all over the county in 120,000 septic tanks which will leak into the Haw and Rocky rivers eventually, create 120,000 wells which will lower the water table, on and on.
When you can no longer see the stars, maybe you'll care too[Dec. 9, 2013]
Surely you understand the difference between a single homeowner being forced to rewire their home before selling it, and the wish to thoughtfully and effectively regulate a development that is going to increase the population of Pittsboro by tenfold? If you don't, then no one can give any credence whatsoever to anything you say. I cannot see what is wrong with wanting to make sure a development of this scope and magnitude is done in a way that protects the surrounding areas. It is going to forever change the face and demographics of Pittsboro and Chatham County. Wouldn't it make sense that we, as the current custodians of those places, make sure all citizens are protected?
We don't need miracles here, just people with a generous heart[Nov. 11, 2013]
This is my story, but it's also your story. Mark Goodnite is pretty familiar with this situation so any of his comments are welcome. I've been a carpenter since my 30's. Now retired and living in Pittsboro I volunteer for the Council on Aging - grab bars, safety rails, small repairs, leaky roofs, gutters - whatever needs fixing at home I usually can do for elderly people who can't pay the going rates the tradesmen and contractors are charging these days. No complaint, their kids want to go to college too.
Chatham population density growth will require some regulation of when and where folks can shoot their guns[Nov. 11, 2013]
In response to Tom West's post on the November 4 Chatham Chatlist, I agree with my sister, Anne Kachergis, that here in northeast Chatham, the population is approaching a density that would require some regulation of when and where folks can shoot their guns. When our family moved to the property where my sister and mother live 44 years ago there was very almost never any gunfire in the neighboring woods. Of course there were not any deer either.
Not sure what the problem is[Nov. 5, 2013]
In the Chatham Chatlist, Anne Kachergis wrote, "someone who lived on River Road, who lived directly across from Perry Harrison School, used to target practice with a gun. I understand he always shot away from the school" So what exactly is the problem Anne? I would hope that you wouldn't want them to shoot towards the school, would you?
The term "slander" refers to defamation of character that is spoken, whereas the term "libel" refers to the written word[Oct. 8, 2013]
Having been on the Internet for a very long time (I was a geeky child and in many ways still am) it's always interesting to watch how people react to some of the unpleasant things this wonderful technology brings into our life. As with most things modern, when people feel wronged they tend to, or at least think about, using the courts for satisfaction. If you decide to do this, please look like you did your homework and use the proper terms. The term "slander" refers to defamation of character that is spoken, whereas the term "libel" refers to the written word.
Chatham County Manager Charlie Horne needs to retire[Sep. 24, 2013]
Thomas Jefferson said, "When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." The attitude problem with Chatham County government “supervisors” comes from the county manager himself, Charlie Horne. You want specific examples?
Chatham Park should only cut what is needed to be cut for development[Sep. 24, 2013]
I have been hearing, now several times, chain saws running in the land area depicted in development maps for Chatham Park, adjacent to the Haw River. I checked out one area and the larger hickories, oaks, and beech trees are being systematically removed, it appears, probably by the current (and maybe not final) landowner. Is this the inevitable Phase 1 of the typical development process, prior to final land transactions?
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