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Cornelius Town Board

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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 […]

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No left turns at Torrence Chapel?

March 21. Updated. By Dave Vieser. At tonight’s Town Board Meeting, commissioners will discuss eliminating left turns at the Catawba Avenue and Torrence Chapel Road/Liverpool Parkway intersection. Background In May of 2017, the town struck an agreement with NCDOT that these turns would remain after the completion of the triple  roundabout projects planned in the […]

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Growth Management Committee up for discussion Monday evening

Feb. 4. By Dave Vieser. Another initiative from the new Cornelius Town Board—a Growth Management Committee—is on the agenda for discussion and possible formation during Monday’s Feb. 7 Town Board Meeting. “The commissioners have indicated that they would like to form such a committee to oversee the development of the new draft Land Use Plan,” […]

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Town Board takes citizens’ approach to public comments

Jan. 19. By Dave Vieser. At their first meeting of 2022 last night, the new Cornelius Town Board adopted a number of changes to the manner in which they will conduct public meetings in the future. The changes grew out of concerns voiced by a number of residents over the past several years. —Previously, public […]

Smithville plan on deck tonight

Jan. 18. By Dave Vieser. At their meeting tonight, the Cornelius Town Board is expected to establish a review process for the final draft of the Smithville Revitalization Plan. According to Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron, “the Smithville Community Coalition has been working on the neighborhood redevelopment plan for two years”. In the final draft, […]

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Pandemic delays orientation for new Cornelius commissioners

Jan. 5. By Dave Yochum. A course specifically designed to help newly elected officials transition from campaigning to governing has been postponed due to the pandemic. The UNC Chapel Hill School of Government and the NC League of Municipalities hold a biennial orientation for newly-elected municipal officials called  “Essentials of Municipal Government.” Details —Cornelius’ mayor, […]