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The Chatham County "Property Rights Death Squad" is picking a fight

By Jeffrey Meredith
Posted Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Pittsboro, NC - I've had the unfortunate opportunity to attend meetings of the new Chatham County Planning Board AKA "The Property Rights Death Squad." The new County Planning Board with new members appointed by the recently elected Democrat County Commissioners, plan to pick a fight with towns and villages in the western part of Chatham County. They have decided as their number one priority, to zone the entire County.

They abandon the working plan passed by the previous board, to meet with the people of these communities unzone and work with them. Town meetings, community outreach, door-to-door contact if necessary, asking these property owners, if they want zoning assistance in their communities. This new Property Rights Death Squad, with fast track directives from the commissioners wants, no input from the people living in those communities. They want to force their Pittsboro/Chapel Hill values whose communities.

Most of these areas are agricultural communities, with properties passed down from generation to generation. Property owners who live in those areas may have moved there to live free, without burdening property regulations. Now for some unknown reason and after many, many years of living free, their property rights are being targeted by the County Commissioners. Will the County Commissioners be approving: barns, chicken coops, house colors? With all the growth in Pittsboro and Siler City, they have nothing better to do but to pick a fight with our western neighbors. Maybe it is because this communities vote for Republican candidates.

This maybe only the start. What other plans do these Democrat Commissioners have for taking away our rights? What or who will be next?

Please contact your commissioner and ask them to stand down.

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The Chatham County "Property Rights Death Squad" is picking a fight
New Chatham County Commissioners Jim Crawford, Diana Hales and Karen Howard refuse to listen to western Chatham citizens.