Chatham County to hold public hearing on proposed 2022-2028 capital improvement plan

Pittsboro, NC – On November 2, 2020, the Chatham County Manager’s Office presented the proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) covering fiscal years 2022-2028 to the Chatham County Board of Commissioners. The seven-year CIP is updated every year as a process to plan for and fund major capital needs costing more than $100,000.

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A public hearing on the proposed CIP is scheduled for November 16 at 6 p.m. as part of the Board of Commissioners Regular Session at the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro. The entire proposed CIP will be available on the county website at at such time that county data is available again.

Three new projects are recommended in the proposed CIP:

  • Athletic field lighting at Northeast Park
  • Complete final cell blocks in the Chatham County Detention Center
  • Capital Maintenance & Replacement

The proposed CIP includes recommended revisions to projects already in the current CIP, based on changing needs or conditions:

  • New Central Services building
  • Shift funding for mobile classrooms
  • Emergency Operations Center
  • Shift funding for Chatham County Detention Center generator

The CIP also looks forward by including future projects that are not yet funded. This forethought helps Chatham County keep these needs in mind, even if a funding source has not yet been secured. Two new unfunded future projects expected to be added this year are:

  • Chatham County Sheriff’s Office – Northeast Substation
  • Chatham County Sheriff’s Office – Boat Storage Facility

To sign up in advance to speak at the public hearing on the CIP, residents may complete the online form for public input and hearings or email . Speakers also may sign up on site at the meeting.