2021-10 October member and annual meeting

The November MEMBERSHIP MEETING will be Wednesday, November 10th at 9 am – at Forrest Hall in Chatham Mills. PBA will participate in Small Business Saturday, November 28th by hosting the gift wrap and a passport for the day. Pick up your passport at the Welcome Center. PBA members need to volunteer for the gift wrap – please email Pam Fulk (PamFulk@gmail.com) to pick a time. Membership dues will be due in January of 2022. Please go to the website Shoppittsboro.com to join for the 2022 calendar year. You’ll also be receiving a reminder email with an invoice attached. October was The Annual Meeting: Nominations and Election to the Board: There were 11 people nominated for 5 available seats: Cindy Schmidt, Stephanie Olness, Jamie Hitmar, Maria Parker-Lewis, Debbie Andleton, Lorie Barker, Tiana Thurber, Kathie Russell, Janeth Moran, Megan Ribbing, and Heather Johnson. An email was sent to all members of PBA and votes tallied from those that returned their votes either via email or in-person at the membership meeting. Cindy, Jamie, Stephanie, and Maria were reelected for another two-year term and Debbie Andleton from Chatham Park was elected for a two-year term. That means your Board for 2022 will be: Pam Fulk Maria Parker-Lewis Stephanie Olness Jamie Hitmar Cindy Schmidt Scott Dunham Jacques Dufour Debbie Andleton Congratulations!! Thanks to all the members for being willing to support the Pittsboro Business Association with your time and your talents. With the enthusiasm for PBA Board positions this election generated, the upcoming year should be fantastic!

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Chateaux Realty

Whether you’re buying or selling in the Research Triangle area, Chateaux Realty is your premiere guide. The team at Chateaux will escort you every step of the way. Committed to providing excellent customer service, Chateaux delivers unparalleled results for home buyers and sellers. Your best interests always come first. The Triangle area is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. With four beautiful seasons and very mild winters, the area boasts natural beauty galore. You can rest assured that you’re in the right place, whether you’re: Buying your first home Moving up Retiring Downsizing Relocating Looking for an investment Seeking your dream home In search of a trusted real estate advisor or consultant to represent you You’ve Come to the Right Place Chateaux Realty target=”_blank” Phone tel:(919) 533-9418 Email Janeth@ChateauxRealty.net Location 20 Sanford Road Pittsboro, NC  27312 Save

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Sustainable Prosperity

It’s the mission of Sustainable Prosperity, Incorporated [SPI] to provide a higher quality of life for all residents by solving issues such as affordable housing, sustainable energy, water reuse, the provision of clean drinking water, management of solid waste and waste water, downtown revitalization, social and health welfare, and jobs that pay living wages. To achieve these goals, SPI intends to create scalable programs and pull together projects that are broad-based and that unite vulnerable communities, local businesses, as well as municipal, county, state, and federal entities as well as non-profit and private leadership to raise capital and focus investment in local and regional economies. Our organization’s goal is to provide visionary leadership to create and maintain sustainable and environmentally-sound growth in North Carolina and beyond by fostering vibrant, diverse, and economically resilient communities. www.sustainable-prosperity.org Location In the Alpha Install building just north of downtown Pittsboro 697 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312 Hours Phone 919-949-1274 Email an@sustainable.prosperity.org

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VRC Limited

VRC LTD celebrated its 25th year of operation in 2020. Our dedicated, forward thinking team has the knowledge and skills to make your quest successful and stress-free. We specialize in providing highly personalized, insightful service to our clients. With more than 40 years of experience in Triangle/North Carolina real estate, our team can assist you on your quest for the right property. When you sign-on with one of us, you will have the benefit of all of our experience, knowledge and skills. VRC focuses on business consulting, real estate brokerage and development, subdivision approval, and REO/bank owned properties. www.vrclimited.com Location In the Alpha Install building just north of downtown Pittsboro 697 Hillsboro St. PO Box 1758 Pittsboro, NC 27312 Hours Phone office: (919) 949-1274 Email Randy@vrclimited.com

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Solstice Herb Farm

We specialize in apothecary formulary and handcrafted, small batch organic skincare products created with the herbs we grow. We are deeply committed to being environmentally conscious and intentional – from what we create to what we consume, so we do our best to minimize our footprint in every aspect of our business. We are also a working homestead growing heirloom and open-pollinated vegetables. Location 522 Adolph Taylor Road Pittsboro, NC 27312 Hours Phone Email Email Solstice Herb Farm  

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Forest Hall at Chatham Mills

Forest Hall at Chatham Mills is a stunning venue for weddings and events. The venue allows for outdoor ceremonies with lush forest and indoor receptions in the hall with wooden floors, brick walls, and tall windows. Forest Hall is located in Pittsboro 20 minutes from Chapel Hill, and 40 minutes from Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro. Forest Hall can host events of up to 200 seated guests. We are also the perfect space for intimate weddings! foresthallatchathammills.com/   Location 480 Hillsboro Street, Suite 500 Pittsboro, NC 27312 Hours by reservation Phone 919-533-0145 Email info@foresthallnc.com

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39 West Catering

39 West Catering specializes in flexible and creative full-service catering in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro and the surrounding central North Carolina areas. We cater to your event needs and your imagination for weddings, corporate events and meetings, rehearsal dinners, bar / bat mitzvahs, picnics, family events, and more. Full Service Catering When you choose to work with a full service caterer you get added flexibility, added convenience, and added value. Because full service caterers can prepare anything you might like to offer your guests, family, or employees, you can have variety without having to build a relationship with half a dozen local restaurants. Or at least, you have the choice to deal with one company with whom you can develop a relationship that caters to your unique needs, preferences, and vision. 39 West Catering   Location 480 Hillsboro Street, Suite 500 Pittsboro, NC 27312 Hours as needed Phone 919-533-0145 Email info@39westcatering.com

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Flyleaf Books

Flyleaf Books stocks new and used adult and children’s titles, and we welcome orders for items not currently on our shelves. We are locally owned and operated. We host author events each week (now virtual!). www.flyleafbooks.com Location 752 MLK Jr. Blvd Chapel Hill, NC 27514 Store hours: Monday: 11 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday: 10:30 am – 7 pm Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm Phone 919-942-7373

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Postal Fish Company

Located in the old Pittsboro Post Office, we are the only casual full service seafood restaurant in downtown Pittsboro. We are committed to serving fresh and seasonal fish and shellfish harvested by fisherman from Virginia to the Carolinas. Our food is prepared and presented in an atmosphere where friends feel comfortable and relaxed to either linger over drinks and a dozen oysters at the bar or sit and enjoy a piece of fresh fish cooked on our wood grill. What Makes Us Different? We set ourselves apart from all other seafood restaurants with our commitment to personally travel twice weekly to select and procure the very best fish & shellfish from South Atlantic fishermen, who we have cultivated relationships with over the years. We feel, that when it comes to the selection of fish and shellfish, we trust no one else to select these items but ourselves. In this way, we know we are able to deliver the very best to our Friends every night! Postal Fish Company Location 75 W. Salisbury Street Pittsboro, NC 27312 Hours Wednesday – Saturday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Phone (919)704-8612   https://www.instagram.com/postal_fish_co/

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Restorative IV

Intravenous (IV) therapy, a method of infusing vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants directly into the vein, is a powerful, safe, and efficient way of administering essential nutrients into the body. Restorative IV is a service available at Integrative Functional Medicine in Pittsboro, NC. Location Pittsboro, NC 27312 Office Hours by appointment Phone (720) 298-2770 Email Email Megan Marie Ribbing, AGPCNP

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Summer Fest 2021 Program

Summer Fest

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Pittsboro’s Fifth SUMMER FEST Sunday, July 4, 2021, 5 – 9 pm Proudly brought to you by The Pittsboro Business Association   Activities: Waterslide, Dunking Booth, Corn Hole, hula hooping, balloon animals, a duck pond for prizes (for the very young), axe throwing, and more Musical Entertainment: The Dowdy Boys (5:30-6:30 pm), 8-Track Minds (7:00-9:00 pm) Pie Contest– Best All Around, Best Gluten-free, and Best Sugar-free Beard and Mustache Contest Beard-Most Creative, Biggest Beard, Saddest Beard Mustache-Most Creative, Creepiest To enter, email your name and contact information to downtown.pittsboro@gmail.com Winners will be announced at 6:45 pm. We’ll have food trucks and local vendors, too. Thanks to our sponsors: BRONZE Chatham Homes Realty Carolina Tiger Rescue J & W Automotive Hobbs Architects SILVER Bold Real Estate GOLD The Sycamore Steakhouse at Chatham Mills Chatham Park Investors Mosaic   downtown.pittsboro@gmail.com STAY TUNED AS WE ADD MORE DETAILS!!!! Pictures from Summer Fest 2021  

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2021-05 May Member Meeting

We will have a Summerfest on July 4! It will look a bit different than past years but the Town of Pittsboro, PBA, and Mainstreet Pittsboro, are dedicated to put it on and get people out! Make your business plans now to take advantage of the event! Salisbury and the town lot are being looked at as the probable location. But if you’re store isn’t open, you can’t take advantage of the foot traffic. Mike Dasher, Chatham County Commissioner, spoke to the members on May 12. Most County department will be open in person in the next couple of weeks. The Commissioner meetings will be with the public by July. County Budget process is going on now! By law the County must have a budget in place by June 30th. There was a public input session this last Monday and there will be another in-person on May 17th at 6 pm at the new Ag Building on West Street. Or you can give your comments to the County Managers office or to Mike. The new budget is staff heavy, adding staff in the planning department (permitting, inspection, water shed protection). For sustainability, funds are going to solarizing existing buildings EV charging stations, and transitioning the county vehicle fleet to hybrids. Chatham County schools has the new Seaforth High School opening this fall so there will be additional operational funds allocated there and there will be funding for a supplement to teachers salaries. As the County is growing in population a unified development ordnance is starting to be developed. It was originally going to be a 4-year effort but will be shorter now. Plan Chatham will be integrated into the UDO. The county property out on Renaissance Drive will see more county building in the next few years with the Chatham […]

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2012-03 Member Meeting

From the Board Membership dues are due for 2021 Pay on line here. Please contact membership if you need an invoice and don’t have one. Chris Kennedy, Pittsboro Town Manager, has a construction meeting set up for interested parties first Monday of the month. To get on the invitation list contact Chris. Interested in being a board member? contact us @ downtown.pittsboro@gmail.com From the Speaker: Michael Smith, President Chatham EDC Michael Smith joined Chatham EDC a couple of months ago and graciously agreed speak with PBA today. He comes to Chatham County from Lee County with more than 20 years of service in local organizations and in the NC Department of Commerce. He’s been traveling the county to see the details of Chatham’s assets: Jordan Lake is the ‘Central Park’ of North Carolina and a huge asset! It’s the most visited State Park. Two megasites – both being NC Certified is a jump ahead of other sites. Together they are over 4,500 acres. Remember Chatham Park is about the same size as Research Triangle Park and has the potential to bring the same type of growth. US 421 will become Interstate I685, providing more access to the county, especially to Siler City from Greensboro, ~30 minutes away. As a member of  NC Carolina CORE, Chatham’s assets are displayed. As a county in the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, Chatham is placed in front of international site consultants. Chatham’s current tax base is 84% residential and needs to switch to a larger commercial/industrial base. Being included in these partnerships bring the County closer to that goal. The Triangle Innovation Point (Moncure Megasite) is 2,500 acres and life sciences businesses are the target. Changes to the site are coming so prospective clients can better visualize their businesses there. The changes will also have […]

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2021-02 February Member Meeting

From the Board Membership dues are due for 2021 Pay on line here. Please contact membership if you need an invoice and don’t have one. The Board is excited to announce there is only one position left on the Board. If you’d like to be a part of a group affecting downtown Pittsboro email downtown.pittsboro@gmail.com. The PBA current Board is: Pam Fulk-President Maria Parker-Lewis-Vice Chair Jamie Hitmar-Treasurer Stephanie Olness-Secretary Jacques Dufour, Cindy Schmidt, and Scott Dunham From the Speaker: Debbie Andleton, Chatham Park Update Debbie updated us on the Progress of Chatham Park, North Village: Thales Academy will open Fall 2021 to K-5 Vineyards (north of Thompson Street and east of Fire Tower Road) The first neighborhood in Chatham Park All 30 of the cottages have sold out! The Knight Family Community Park is approaching completion. Many of the amenities in the park are completed. The sales office is open on-site. There will be custom homes in the Vineyards-two are under contract and closing soon. Garmon Homes starting to build are across from the park Mosaic (east of 15/501, north of 64) Continuing to build out the 44 acre site; Building B – will be UNC urgent care; Building I – being constructed and will be retail and office space, open this Fall.Looking for the retail to be local organizations not necessarily national chains. Northwood Landing (west of 15/501, south of Northwood HS and north of Hwy 64) Lowes Food-ground work has started. There will be apartments toward the north side of the property. Other parcels on the property will go to national companies. More interest? sign up for the Chatham Park newsletter at the bottom of the page: https://chathampark.com Chatham 250 – Add your Business chachke to the Birthday Party swag bag! Chatham County is 250 years old in […]

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2021-01 January Member Meeting

From the Board We hope your holidays were as good as they could be considering COVID. With the New Year, the Board wants to remind members what PBA is about: PBA’s mission is: “to promote the healthy economic climate of Pittsboro and provide support for member organizations.” PBA does its mission via member meetings with speakers, access to local town and county representatives and holding events normally located in downtown Pittsboro. PBA does not exist without members. PBA strives to create an environment of community among businesses and organizations in Pittsboro and present ourselves as a block of like-minded organizations whose goal is to keep Pittsboro a vibrant small town in the midst of new development so the quaint and the new compliment each other and people are drawn to both. PBA needs your membership dues for the 2021 calendar year. Pay on line here. Please contact membership if you need an invoice and don’t have one. PBA elects Board members every October at the annual membership meeting. The Board then elects Officers (President, VP, Treasurer, & Secretary) at the November meeting. Officers begin their term in January. PBA has several Committees: Events, Marketing, & Membership. All need members to complete their tasks. Please email PBA at downtown.pittsboro@gmail.com. Speaker: Chris Kennedy, Pittsboro Town Manager Chris reviewed with the circle construction project: The project started Jan 11th and is due to be completed at the end of October, 2021, in time for the holiday shopping season. The beginning of the project will remove the islands around the circle. The next phase, to begin a week later, will detour all circle traffic to the west side of the circle and will do all the underground and surface work to the south, east, and part of the north side of the circle. The […]

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2020-11 November Member Meeting

The December HOLIDAY MEETING will be Wednesday, December 9th at 9 am – on Zoom. Please forward a gift for inclusion in the gift drawing. Notify Pam or Maria, what the gift is you’ll be providing. Only those in attendance will be in the drawing! Holiday Events -PBA will participate in Small Business Saturday, November 28th by hosting the gift wrap from 10-4 and a passport for the day. Pick yours up at the Welcome Center. Your business should participate! Contact Pam for details. -Tree Lighting: Virtual on Zoom and Facebook Live November 22nd from 5-6 pm. Santa will be in a life-sized snow globe for pictures from a car-0rider line form 2-4 on the 22nd. Will you be a sponsor? Contact Maria Parker-Lewis for the opportunity to support the tree lighting and promote your business. If you want to do a video to play during the Tree Lighting, Maria recommends checking out promo.com. -Membership dues will be due in January of 2021. Please go to the website Shoppittsboro.com to join again. You’ll also be receiving a reminder email with an invoice attached. Anne Lowry from Chatham County Health Department Anne Lowry from the Chatham County Health Department talked extensively about: What is a Corona Virus: other corona viruses and the COVID-19 variant. How they usually mature and what their affects are. The Current Data/Trends-NC and Chatham County numbers can be found at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard. Currently, the 7 day average is increasing. Prevention: Slow the spreadby social distancing (WAIT), frequent hand-washing (WASH), and (WEAR) a mask over your nose and mouth. Testingis every Monday from 12:30pm – 4:30 pm at Chatham Central High School and every Thursday from 12:30pm – 4:30 pm at Northwood Hight School. PREREGISTER by texting ‘COVID’ to 704-850-6996. More sites at: https://www.chathamnc.org/services/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-testing-contact-tracing Isolation/Quarantine: Isolation for 10 days when you are sick, to keep from passing on the […]

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2020-06 June Member Meeting

Chatham Drug-Free George Greger-Holt is the Chatham Drug Free Community Outreach Coordinator. He enumerated the programs and initiatives of Chatham Drug Free: Safe Houses: keep prescription medications locked up. Young can ingest them, older ones want to sell them. Keep a week’s worth out (very noticeable if some are missing) and the rest locked up. Garman Homes building in Chatham Park will be installing lockable medication cabinets as a standard feature. Any home can have one, email George! Safe Stores: all sales staff trained to ID to keep those underage from purchasing alcohol and tobacco. Social media campaign about the dangers of prescription opioid use and abuse. School Programs: Project Graduation, the after graduation ceremony party (on hold for COVID) and Be Kind Leave No One Behind – a Good Sameritan education program to teach about the lack of repercussions to calling 911 when you need to. Helped purchase the Sheriff’s Distracted Driving Golf Cart If you would like to know more go here http://chathamdrugfree.org or email George at ggregerholt@gmail.com if you’re interested in getting on the Chatham Drug Free mailing list, which includes minutes from the monthly meeting and an occasional forward of information of interest. Thanks George to help us understand what’s going on in the Community! Updates: Remember July Summerfest is cancelled. IF there is an August First Sunday: The PBA will have a table at First Sunday to promote the PBA and PBA members. It will be staffed by a Board member and a PBA member. You can contact PBA to volunteer, a list will be kept so everyone gets a chance. –If you staff it, you will be promoting both PBA and your business (for free). WE NEED YOUR COUPONS!! and brochures for the table. The staff at the table will hand out your coupons and promote all PBA businesses – if we have your materials! Drop off […]

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2020-04 April Member Meeting

From the April Zoom Board meeting…. The First Sunday Coordinator attended as First Sunday and PBA finances have been impacted by COVID-19. The Board recognized the town of Pittsboro’s recommendation to cancel May First Sunday. The Board will let you know about June’s First Sunday. The PBA has a table at First Sunday to promote the PBA and PBA members. It will be staffed by a Board member and a PBA member. You can contact PBA to volunteer, a list will be kept so everyone gets a chance. If you staff it, you will be promoting both PBA and your business (for free). WE NEED YOUR COUPONS!! And brochures for the table. The staff at the table will hand out your coupons and promote all PBA businesses –if we have your materials! Drop off materials at New Horizons Downtown anytime. There will be dog treats and a water bowl and kid treats at the PBA table as well. After discussion, the Board also voted to cancel Summerfest. It’s very unfortunate, but funding is limited because PBA hasn’t been making money from First Sunday   The MAY MEMBERSHIP MEETING will be Wednesday, May 13th 9 am on ZOOM (stayed tuned for the Zoom login) About the May Meeting: The May PBA Membership Meeting will be over Zoom. The speaker for May will be Alyssa Byrd from Chatham County Economic Development Corporation and You. In this time of COVID-19 and all the programs available for businesses and employees, Alyssa will talk about programs available locally. But she also wants to hear from YOU. What is working for you, what’s not, what are your questions, comments, and what does Reopening look like for you and your business? Please join us for this conversation. Alyssa wants your feedback! Membership Survey is Coming! PBA has more paid members in 2020 than in 2019, […]

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2020-03 Member Meeting COVID-19 Information

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance  From Alyssa Byrd at the Chatham Economic Development Corporation: What: Invitation to join the “All Business Briefing” on COVID-19 Special Guest Speaker: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Senior Area Manager Patrick Rodriguez Why: Things are happening fast. The purpose of this call is to share timely and relevant information for your business and ensure you have the best information on resources available to help you, including the new SBA Loans. When: Friday, March 20, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm ET Who: This video conference is free and open to all local businesses throughout Orange and Chatham Counties. How: Zoom video conference. Note: This video conference is first-come, first-served (there are 500 slots available). The conversation will be recorded and made available afterwards. For those new to Zoom, we invite you to review these tips. Flow: 3:00pm-3:05pm (5 minutes): Log-in and Zoom Tutorial from Aaron Nelson, CEO, The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro 3:05pm-3:15pm (10 minutes): Welcome and COVID-19 Status Update (Nelson) 3:15pm-3:40pm (25 minutes): SBA Loan Presentation and Facilitated Q&A 3:40pm-3:55pm (15 minutes): Comments from Community Partners 3:55pm-4:00pm (5 minutes): Closing Remarks and Next Steps About the SBA Loans: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, which provides low-interest loans (up to $2 million) to help small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by COVID-19 to overcome the temporary loss of revenue. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profits, with up to 30 year terms. Other Links:  Most Chatham Co events are suspended. All Pittsboro town offices closed to the public. All Siler City town offices on limited access to the public. Websites for definitive information: Chatham County State of Emergency: https://www.chathamnc.org/Home/Components/News/News/13675/19 Chatham County Information: http://www.chathamnc.org/coronavirus Chatham County Health: https://www.chathamnc.org/services/health/coronavirus/ Chatham County Government: https://www.chathamnc.org/services/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-service-impacts Pittsboro: https://www.facebook.com/pittsboronc.gov/ Siler City: http://www.silercity.org/ Chatham County Schools: https://www.chatham.k12.nc.us/Page/22533 Chatham County Charter School: https://www.chathamcharter.org/ Woods Charter School: https://www.woodscharter.org/ NC […]

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2020-02 Member Meeting Notes

The PBA Officers are: President Pam Fulk, VP Maria Parker-Lewis, Secretary Hannah Brown, and Treasurer Mary DeMare. The rest of the Board is: Jamie Hitmar, Jacques Dufour, Scott Dunham, Cindy Schmidt, Stephanie Olness Maria also leads the Events Committee, Scott is Marketing, and Cindy helps with Membership. Karen Tiede manages the PBA website. There will be First Sunday in March – please open your business and join the street vendors. The Board is looking for volunteers to help on the Marketing Committee and the Events Committee. If you’re interested in Marketing contact Scott. If you’re interested in Events contact Maria. The MARCH MEETING will be March 11th 9 am at Pittsboro Roadhouse From the Presenter: Jeff Jones the Pittsboro Town Planner Jeff presented the Pittsboro Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. Highlights: There are no cliff notes for the plan. You need to go on-line and skim it to find the parts that will affect you. And the changes the plan envisions WILL affect how your customers will drive to parking and then walk to your business. The changes in the plan will affect how your customers/visitors will be able to bike to your location. You need to review the part of the plan that will affect your business location and, if you live in the greater Pittsboro metropolitan area, how the plan will affect where you live. Your comments (and you should have some) can be sent to: Jeff Jones at jjones@pittsboronc.gov.  Jeff talked about sidewalks at various locations around town and the widening of Hillsboro and the changes in the circle. Jeff did a great job!   Notable from Members Michael Fiocco, Pittsboro Town Commissioner, encouraged everyone to read and comment on the Pittsboro Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan! Once approved the plan will guide Pittsboro for years to come – NOW is the time to […]

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