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Cornelius News

4 recognized for commitment to community causes

Dec. 20. By Dave Vieser. At the final 2022 meeting of the CorneliusTown Board on Dec.19, Mayor Woody Washam took the opportunity to present four awards of excellence.

   The recipients are:

Michelle Hoverson with the Cornelius Community Development Corporation.

—Willie Jones with the Smithville Community Coalition.

—Jim Vogel with the Lake Norman Small Business Network.

—Greg Wessling with the Cain Center for the Arts.

  “If you know me very well, you can tell that all of these award recipients represent passions for me in our great town,” Washam said. The awards have been presented annually since 2020.

  In other action

The commssioners;

—Extended the Lake Norman Social District eastward to include the sidewalk in front of the Cain Center and Potts Property. The ordinance allows patrons to freely assemble to consume beverages from ABC alcohol permittees located within the district. The district s daily hours will remain noon to 10 pm.

—Approved a finance contract with Truist Bank to borrow $2,021,479 at 3.84 percent interest for financing Bailey Road Park ball field lighting, a fire engine and several police vehicles.

The board removed two subdivisions from the town land development code: farmhouse clusters and family subdivisions.

“Both of these were allowed in the past to assist bona fide farms and families in the rural areas of North Carolina,” said Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron. “Neither of these are real options anymore in a suburban area such as Cornelius. They simply just added confusion for applicants.”