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Opinion: Dave Gilroy comments on growth, traffic

Dave Gilroy, a Town Commissioner from 2005 to 2019, is running for his old seat on the Town Board, having lost his bid for re-election two years ago. He sent this letter to Cornelius Today as well as constituents. By Dave Gilroy. We have recently seen yet another new, large-scale apartment complex approved in a […]

Property taxes flat for FY 22, but likely not beyond

July 15. By Dave Vieser. In past years, the adoption of the Cornelius town budget has been a lively event. For example, in 2018, budget hearings were emotional, dominated by demands for salary increases for firefighters. Not so this year, despite the unknown ramifications caused by the pandemic. Elected officials seemed to be generally satisfied […]

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Town Board meeting Monday: Junker hearing, budget vote

June 18. By Dave Vieser. A decision on developer Jake Palillo’s proposal for 252 apartments is on the agenda for the Monday’s Town Board meeting, along with the likely adoption of the $26.1 proposed 2021-2022 town budget which keeps the property tax rate level. The commissioners may find the Junker application inconsistent with the town’s […]

Husband, wife indicted for stealing from booster club

May 19. The president of a Charlotte high school booster club and his wife have been indicted for stealing more than $200,000 from the organization they purportedly supported. The husband, Anthony Sharper, 39, is also charged with fraudulently obtaining over $236,000 in COVID-19 relief funds to cover up the theft from the South Meck High […]

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Town budget: It looks like taxes will remain level

May 6. By Dave Vieser. The 2022 Fiscal Year budget is scheduled to be released during Monday’s May 17 Town Board Meeting. Unless there is a last-minute change, no increase in the town’s tax rate is expected. Commissioner Mike Miltich said town officials are aware of the financial impact the pandemic has had on many […]

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Tax increase appears unlikely

March 28. It’s number-crunching time at Town Hall as key town staff members and elected officials put together the Fiscal Year 2022 budget. It is expected to be unveiled by the town manager in early May and goes into effect July 1. The FY21 budget, in excess of $24 million, ends June 30. The new […]

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Town budget talks get under way Wednesday with marathon session

March 22. The town’s budget workshop/retreat will be held again this year in the assembly room at Town Hall, not the fabled Graylyn International Conference Center in Winston-Salem. The intense financial planning session will run from 9 am to 5 pm on March 24. What happens is a department-by-department discussion of capital spending and staffing […]

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New survey will help town prioritize spending

Nov. 16. By Dave Yochum. The Town of Cornelius is asking residents to complete an online survey to help prioritize areas of focus for the budget process. It will help determine how to spend taxpayer dollars on fundamental issues like transportation and public safety awe well as economic development and arts. Mayor Woody Washam said […]