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Cornelius Town Board

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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, […]

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Outgoing CMS board member says superintendent will be named soon

Dec. 6. By Dave Vieser. In her final appearance as a Charlotte Mecklenburg School board member last night, Rhonda Cheek told Cornelius commissioners that she expects a new interim CMS superintendent to be named before schools break for the holidays. “I know the principals at our various schools are very anxious to have the decision […]

Jetton Extension set for $3 million upgrade

Nov. 23. By Dave Vieser. The Town Board is maintaining a steady speed on plans for a $3 million upgrade on the Jetton Road Extension due to design flaws and the condition of the road. The board has authorized a new traffic study that could result in additional improvements that would be bid and constructed […]

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Town approves ARP spending, gets update on 6-story building proposed downtown

Nov. 23. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved the use of $9.6 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) at their meeting Nov. 19 meeting. The approval follows months of comment, focusing on the possible use of the once-in-a-lifetime federal funds. “What we are recommending is to use the federal funds to supplant […]

Board may approve federal rescue funds tonight

Nov. 21. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board may finalize their list of projects to be funded by the American Rescue Plan Act at tonight’s meeting. The agenda will include a public comment session and consideration of approval, so the board will have the option to vote on ARPA recommendations. The commissioners have been […]

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Info on new tax values will be delayed

Nov. 8. By Dave Vieser. New revaluations for property owners in Mecklenburg County will not be released until March 2023 according to Ken Joyner, Tax Assessor for Mecklenburg County. Joyner unveiled the new schedule at the Nov. 7 meeting of the Cornelius Town Board. County officials had initially expected to send out the new tax […]

Town budget retreat March 30-31

March 29. The mayor, Board of Commissioners are holding a budget workshop on March 30-31 at the Graylyn International Conference Center in Winston-Salem. The retreat, a special town board meeting that is open to the public, is a two-day work session where the mayor, members of the Board of Commissioners and key staffers take a […]