Pittsboro This Week: Chatham Park’s tree protection plan, rezoning on Chatham Business Drive, and more

Notes from the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday, April 8

A crowd of roughly 50 people gathered in Town Hall for the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners meeting Monday. The meeting, which lasted nearly three and a half hours, included discussions of the Chatham Park tree protection plan, a town ordinance which prevented glass containers from being used for special events, rezoning for a property on Chatham Business Drive, a preliminary plat approval for a property on Cedar Lane and sewer allocation for Mill South Homes. The meeting began shortly after 7 p.m. with a prayer, the pledge of allegiance and a public comment section. Several residents from Potterstone Village came and spoke out against the proposed concrete plant, citing its noise and potential environmental and health risks. One of the speakers provided the commissioners with a petition from 250 voting-aged residents of the development, asking for the concrete plant to be moved.

What’s up with impact fees in Chatham County?

There’s an invisible target on Chatham County’s back. A threat looming, with potential to damage the county’s ability to fund schools and provide for its children. They saw what happened to their neighbors. The lobbying. The secret politicking.

Chatham County Board of Commissioners Meeting Notes — Nov. 19, 2018

Roughly 55 people gathered in the Chatham County courthouse Monday night to comment on potential re-zoning, the capital improvements plan and an amendment which would require places of worship to obtain conditional use permits. The meeting kicked off at 6:03 p.m. when three Northwood High School seniors — Sarah Beck, Reagan Flynn and Meera Batalia — spoke to the commissioners on behalf of Triangle People Power. The trio called on the commissioners to address issues of climate justice and environmental racism with an inter-agency working group. Interim County Manager Dan LaMontagne then presented for the second time the county’s draft for the Capital Improvements Plan for 2020 through 2026. Only one person, Jane Gallagher, of Pittsboro, spoke on the plan.