Letters to the Editor

A Letter of Resignation from the Chatham Township Committee; Effective Aug. 28

John Maurer has announced his official resignation from the Chatham Township Committee will be Aug. 28

August 16, 2017 

Re: Chatham Township Committee Resignation and Farewell 

Dear Chatham Township Residents, 

Sign Up for E-News

In early November, 2016, I was elected to fill one of two spots for the Chatham Township Committee. In late spring of 2017, I announced to community residents that I had an opportunity to relocate my family to North Carolina, which we had carefully evaluated. When my family decided to relocate, I wanted to be visible and transparent to residents as to my pending change in situation and residency. I have always taken this role very seriously from the time that I was elected. At that time, I told the committee and Chatham residents that I would serve as committee person for as long as I continue to be a full time resident in my current home.

Although it is not public knowledge, my family and I will be closing the sale of our Chatham house at end of August and relocating our primary residence from Chatham to Raleigh, N.C. at that time. While we are excited to start a new chapter in our lives, we will be sad to see the moving company pack all of our belongings on August 28th and start the journey to North Carolina. I am therefore tendering my resignation as a member of the township committee effective August 28, 2017. 

It is with a great sense of gratitude for all Chatham residents who have supported me during my short tenure on the committee that I say thank you for allowing me to serve you. I will greatly miss working closely with my kindred spirits on the committee who I believe oversee the township in a fair and reasonable manner. I was always impressed with the current committee’s reasonable approach to respectfully addressing residents’ concerns while at the same time being mindful of keeping the municipal component of your taxes low and quality of services high. 

My wife, Mary, our daughters, Katie and Elizabeth and son, Johnny, will all greatly miss the friends and acquaintances we have had the pleasure to know and to have worked, socialized, played and prayed with these 20 years of having lived in this fine state. We will visit Chatham often over time and it’s never really farewell but rather see you again sometime soon. 

Kindest regards, 

John Maurer 

Chatham Township Committee Member 


The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer. Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, March 19 – Sunday, March 25, 2018


At the latest meeting of the Library of The Chathams Board of Trustees on February 27, Chatham Township Representative Kevin Sullivan administered the oath of office to Thomas E. Browne and Bill Holmes.  Welcome on board (pun intended), Tom and Bill!  Here is the complete list of current members:

Board of Trustees

Andy Hollander, ...

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, March 12 – Sunday, March 18, 2018


By Galina Natenzon

After the storm of the Annual Friends’ Book Sale (no, not the snowstorm), the library is returning to relative peace and quiet.  The sale continues with Bag Sale ($8 for a large bag of books) on Monday, Tuesday, and until most books are sold.

For information about all programs or to sign up, please call the library at 973‑635‑0603 or go ...

Proud of Chatham Township Residents During "Weather Events"

March 13, 2018

To the Editor

As I watch the next “Weather Event” cross my computer screen I am compelled not to roll my eyes in hopelessness to but reflect on the incredible response of helpfulness I have seen throughout the Chatham Township Community over the last several days. 

We are a rural community with dozen of miles of winding road yet we have seen our volunteer first ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Chatham Democrats Hold "Meet Mikie Sherrill" Event Wednesday at Charlie Brown's

March 18, 2018

Come out to meet Mikie Sherrill, a candidate for the 11th Congressional district, in Chatham Township this Wednesday night at Charlie Browns - this is a free event, open to the public.

Ms. Sherrill has been profiled in the New York Times, Politico, Rolling Stone, and Glamour Magazine and has been labled a "must watch" candidate. She is a Naval Academy graduate, veteran ...