Local briefs

Jul. 11, 2013 @ 11:48 AM

Orange County Animal Services to offer microchip clinic
The Orange County Animal Services Department will offer a Microchip Clinic for cats and dogs from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday.
The clinic will take place at the Animal Services Center, 1601 Eubanks Road, in Chapel Hill. One-year rabies vaccinations will also be offered as part of the event.
Cat and dog microchips will cost $25 per pet, which includes registration with 24PetWatch’s national database. Rabies vaccinations will cost $10.00 per pet to include a tag and rabies certificate. Pet owners do not have to pay for both services in order to attend the clinic. 
Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be housed inside of an individual carrier. Animals that may be nervous or unsettled should be kept inside of a vehicle, until instructed otherwise. 
For information about this and other Animal Services events, visit http://www.orangecountync.gov/animalservices.

Resurfacing project underway in Carrboro
Night work has begun on the W. Main St. roadway resurfacing project. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded the project to S.T. Wooten Corp.  Project work is scheduled to be completed by or before Aug. 13, weather and conditions permitting.
NCDOT has placed message boards to advise and inform the public. Motorists should anticipate travel delays, and traffic backup along W. Main Street and connecting roadways. Drivers should seek alternate routes while the construction work is in progress. Residents and businesses can anticipate delays with accessing driveways as the work progresses beyond the driveway location.
Work includes asphalt milling; asphalt repairs; manhole and valve adjustments; retro-fit of handicapped curb ramps; surface; placement of new asphalt surface; pavement markings and in-pavement traffic signal loops.
A portion of the project work, W. Main from Hillsborough Road to Weaver Street, will create bike lanes on both sides of the street, a center turn lane and a single travel lane for the east and westbound traffic.

Application deadline extended for transportation committee

PITTSBORO — Chatham County is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies on the Transportation Advisory Committee, which identifies and studies transportation issues and makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners.  The revised deadline for interested applicants is July 26.
The committee has three existing vacancies with varying lengths of remaining terms. The committee especially seeks applicants from the commissioner districts listed below, but anyone interested in serving is encouraged to apply.
• District 2 in the southeastern portion of the county
• District 4 in the northwestern portion of the county
• District 5 in the southwestern portion of the county
To view commissioner district maps, visit www.chathamnc.org/Index.aspx?page=49
The committee especially seeks members from various diverse backgrounds, including different ethnic origins. They also want people with an interest in at least one of the following transportation groups:
• Transportation and the environment
• Public transportation, such as transit systems
• Personal motor vehicles, such as cars and motorcycles
• Agricultural and commercial product transport
• Transportation and the economy, society, and/ or public safety
The application form can be found at: www.chathamnc.org/Index.aspx?page=49 or contact Lindsay Ray at 919-542-8200 to have a printed copy mailed or emailed to you. 

The committee typically meets on fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in Pittsboro.