Updated, February 28, 2021
As you know, Covid-19 vaccine supplies are limited. Anyone 65 or older is eligible to receive a vaccination, but it has been difficult in recent weeks to find vaccination locations where appointments are available. The situation is improving slowly. You can find the latest information at the NC Department of Health and Human Services web site, https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/vaccines. The Fearrington Cares website also maintains a list of helpful web links and phone numbers that is updated regularly.
More and more residents have now received their second shot. Unfortunately, it has been quite difficult to find a satisfactory answer to the question, "Now what?" There have been plenty of warnings about what does not change: Keep wearing masks, remain at a safe distance from others, and so on. Inevitably, this makes people wonder, "Why did I bother?" Answers like "You are helping build a herd immunity" are not...
Update, February 24, 2021
An open meeting in the form of a webinar was held Tuesday, February 16.
The agenda included two items:
Results of the Community Assessment Survey
Presented by Tony Daniels and Steve Stewart
Plans for the Future of Beechmast Pond
Presented by Jesse Fearrington
Attendees asked many questions about these topics using the webinar Q & A. Some of the questions were answered at the time. Answers to all of them have been prepared, and you can read the answers at this page. The page also includes a link to a recording of the webinar.
The next open meeting will be Tuesday April 27, held again as a webinar. The meeting will be devoted to further diiscussion of plans for Beechmast Pond. More information will be provided closer to the time.
Updated February 12, 2021
Residents have been notified that the dues statement from HRW for 2021 contains two errors. The name of our association should be "Fearrington Homeowners Association". The address for remitting your payment contains an incorrect zip code; it is missing one digit. The correct zip code is 07101-4904.
Payments may be returned by the Post Office because of the incorrect zip code. If you have not yet submitted your payment, you should change the name of our association and use the correct zip code. If your payment is returned, please re-send with the correct zip code (above).
And, as they say, that's not all. The Pittsboro Post Master today also requested that residents who use HRW return envelopes to mail payments be sure to place their return address at the top left corner of the envelope. It seems the space on the HRW envelope for the return...
Updated January 28, 2021
As noted in the February's newsletter, Fitch Utilities is now managing the Fearrington Village wastewater system. Fearrington Utilities has plans to upgrade and renovate our existing plant this year. They plan to completely rehab each of the three tanks by taking them offline one at a time. They will then sand blast the interior before recoating it.
Recently a Fearrington resident noticed that the effluent (the discharge from the plant) was unusually brown in color. When contacted, Fearrington Utilities indicated that they have begun the rehabilitation process, and one tank had been taken offline for a while. This may have led to an overflow from the other tanks. Obviously, we are concerned, and continue to monitor the situation.
Updated March 4, 2021
Recycling—What can be recycled? What should not?—is a topic that generates a lot of confusion. Shannon Culpepper is a Recycling and Education Specialist with Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling. She gave a presentation to Women of Fearrington in January, and recently posted the following information on NextDoor.
I have received a lot of calls and emails in the past month about recycling in Fearrington Village specifically. There seems to be a lot of confusion, so I thought this would be a good way to help clear it up!
Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling operates the 12 Collection Centers around the county, including the Cole Park center. Curbside service in Fearrington is provided mostly by First Choice Disposal. The Collection Centers and First Choice accept all of the same items in our recycling programs:
- Aluminum cans
- Steel cans
- Carboard boxes: please empty and flatten.