Chatham County Commissioners start cutting—and two people lose jobs
Rebekah L. Cowell
January 3, 2011 at 4:28PM
In their first meeting of the year, the Republican-dominated Chatham County Commissioners today cut two positions and eliminated the Pittsboro-to-Chapel Hill bus service that began Aug. 17, 2009.During a tense and packed meeting, at which Chatham County Fire Marshal Thomas Bender turned citizens away due to fire codes, Human Relations Executive Director Esther Coleman and Sustainable Communities Director Cynthia Van Der Wiele lost their jobs. By a 3-2 vote along party lines, Chatham County Commissioners eliminated the positions.