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Cornelius Town Board

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Former Commissioner Jim Duke has passed away

May 27. James Edward Duke, who served three terms on the Cornelius Town Board, passed away on Friday, May 24 after a brief illness. He was born in Monterey Park, CA on Sept. 2, 1941. After graduation from Venice Senior High School, he obtained his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and graduate degree from […]


Pickleball plan comes before Town Board at their meeting tonight

Feb. 19. By Dave Vieser. At this evening’s Town Board meeting, Cornelius commissioners will get their first detailed look at a proposal by DB Entertainment to build 16 new pickleball courts on Chartown Drive. “What DB is specifically looking to do is amend the zoning on approximately 6.39 acres of vacant property located at 20220 […]

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Town Board takes up new budget year tonight

Feb. 5. Dave Vieser. Tonight’s Cornelius Town Board meeting will provide an early opportunity for citizens to speak out about the upcoming FY 2025 Town Budget. The new budget will cover the 12 months beginning July 1, 2024, and ending June 30, 2025. It will fund town operational and capital projects throughout the fiscal year. […]

Parks & Rec: Board members reappointed, Kolkhorst will chair

Jan. 17. By Dave Vieser. Several reappointments to the Town’s Park and Recreation Commission highlighted the  Town Board’s meeting last night. All of the votes approving the reappointments were unanimous: 1. Carla Eustache was reappointed to Seat 1 for a second full term, February 2024 – January 2027. She was originally appointed in February 2021 […]

Town budget survey online

Jan. 12. The town’s budget survey is open through the end of February. It takes about five minutes to complete. Click here for the survey. Participants are asked to assign points to the categories they consider priorities. They can also answer a few brief questions that will help the town tailor the budget to meet […]

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How to fix traffic: 10 candidates, 10 answers

Oct. 27. By Dave Yochum. With Early Voting under way—345 people voted yesterday at Cornelius Town Hall—we’re in for an intense election season. There are 10 candidates for five seats on the non-partisan Town Board. That in and of itself is noteworthy; there’s always a gaggle of candidates and their supporters outside Town Hall. But […]

Filing for Town Board: Furcht, Johnson, Higgins, Sansbury, Osborne

5 commission candidates file together; Bilodeau files for mayor, Washam later this afternoon

July 7. By Dave Yochum. As of 12:15 pm today, three sitting commissioners have filed to seek re-election to the Town Board, along with two newcomers. Denis Bilodeau, a sitting commissioner, has filed to run for mayor. He will run against Woody Washam who is expected to file later this afternoon. These people have filed […]

Town Board meeting tonight

May 15. Town Manager Andrew Grant will unveil his proposed budget which is expected to call for a new tax rate a penny above revenue neutral, down from 2 cents in the first public draft. There will be a public hearing as well. Also on the agenda tonight is a resolution of intent to amend […]

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Town Board votes 4-1 in favor of rental assist for eligible seniors

April 18. By Dave Vieser. With rising rents impacting senior citizens, the Cornelius Town Board approved a one-time rental assistance program with Commissioner Dave Gilroy casting the lone vote in opposition. The cost to the town will be $50,000, utilizing money from the general fund. Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron said the Cornelius Community Development […]

Rev. Lemings honored for 27 years at Grace Covenant

Feb. 21. By Dave Vieser. Rev. Farrell Lemings, who is retiring as lead pastor of Grace Covenant Church, was honored for his 27 years in the pulpit by Mayor Woody Washam at the Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night. In presenting the official proclamation, Mayor Washam said, “Pastor Farrell has led with a heart of partnership, […]