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You can relax now: String lights legal year-round in Cornelius

Feb. 20. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius commissioners unanimously approved new regulations which will permit tubing and string lighting previously banned in the town. There was no opposition to the change which was ratified at the Monday Feb. 19 Town Board meeting. “Up until now, our town code had prohibited any illuminated tubing or strings of […]

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Growth management plan will be voted on in April

March 29. By Dave Vieser. A final decision on the Land Use Plan changes submitted by the Cornelius Growth Management Task Force (GMTF) may happen at the next Town Board meeting April 3. Growth was a deciding factor in the November 2021 town board elections, when four of the incumbents were defeated. The following January […]

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Town adopts new Accessory Dwelling Unit regulations

Jan. 31. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board has adopted new regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) which will limit the number of such units permitted here in the future, thereby better controlling density.  However the new regulations will not have any effect on previous Airbnb or similar short-term rentals. Why the change ADU’s, […]

Town will tackle real estate sign rules—first time since 2010

Jan. 30. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius officials will embark upon a thorough review of regulations for temporary real estate/commercial signs. Most of these signs are of the familiar “property for sale” and the rules haven’t been changed since 2010. At the Town Board’s Jan. 17 meeting, commissioners and town staff agreed that some clarification is […]

Variances approved for Home Depot, Total Wine

Dec. 12. By Dave Vieser. At their Monday Dec. 12 meeting, the Cornelius Board of Adjustment unanimously approved a variance which will permit Home Depot to add a tool rental operation. The addition will be on the east side of the building, close to Hwy. 21/Statesville Road. Background The US equipment rental market is growing. […]

More than 100 political signs outside of Town Hall

Town considering tighter rules on campaign signs

Sept. 2. By Dave Vieser. With political campaign signs about to “grace” the town’s landscape, Cornelius officials are considering some minor additions to the town’s campaign sign law in order to match state ordinances. Proposed changes: —No sign shall be closer than three feet from the edge of the pavement of the road. —Any political […]