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Cornelius News

Decision on new home project set for April 5

March 16. By Dave Vieser. As expected, developer Jake Palillo’s rezoning request for 16 single-family homes in southeast Cornelius encountered little opposition at Monday’s March 15 Town Board Meeting.

Palillo plans to build nine homes on eight acres on Mayes Road and seven more on Ayla Lane. The town planning staff recommended approval with several conditions, including voluntary annexation of the property into the town which the developer has agreed to do.

Jake Palillo

Both projects are linked to the Bailey Glen development and all prior conditions from The Forest at Bailey’s Glen Phase 1, Phase 2 (also known as Bailey’s Glen II), and Phase 3 are to remain in effect.

A decision on the applications is currently set for Monday April 5.

In other action, the commissioners:

—Approved a change in the town legal definition of car washes which will now include detailing as a permitted use. Previously, the Town definition specifically precluded detailing and the town Land Development Code Advisory Board unanimously recommended the change.

—Appointed Charles Jacquin and Scott Reynolds to the town Transportation Advisory Board for terms which will expire in 2022.

—Ratified a $692,000 contract with Musco Sports Lighting based out of Oskaloosa, Iowa, for new lighting at Bailey Road Park for two baseball fields and three tennis courts.

—Added $92,900 to the current fiscal year Asset Forfeiture Fund which will cover several police department related expenditures including the cost of a replacement canine as well as new handguns to replace an aging inventory.