Each Monday we welcome you back to the work week with a look at what to expect in the Chathams. From content you'll find on Patch as the week goes on to community activities, here's what you need to know this week:
1) You need to know about school audits: The School District of the Chathams' Business Administrator will present the report on the district's 2011-12 budget audit when the Board of Education meets Monday.
2) You need to know about borough business: The Chatham Borough Council's last meeting of the year is Monday, and they will have to decide whether to withdraw or vote down a lighting ordinance which needs some changes.
3) You need to know about Chatham Towship: The township committee meets Thursday for their last meeting of the year. Check back with Chatham Patch for coverage of this meeting.
4) You need to know how the township works: Or rather, how their small business community does. The businesses at Hickory Square and the Chatham Mall will hold a special shopping night Thursday, complete with discount offers to help residents learn more about what local businesses can offer—and maybe get some of their holday shopping done at the same time.