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Town Manager Andrew Grant

Proposed budget for FY 2025 emphasizes public safety, infrastructure

May 8. By Dave Yochum. Town Manager Andrew Grant has proposed a new $40.6 million budget for the next fiscal year with the tax rate staying the same—17.31 cents for the local portion of property taxes. For a home assessed at $500,000, that amounts to an annual town tax of approximately $865—which is about one […]

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Former owner of LKN Cottage, The Cabin arrested on tax charges

Feb. 29. Davidson businesswoman Trudi Ann Zangardi, 70, has been arrested on felony tax charges filed by the NC Department of Revenue. Zangardi was charged with three counts of Aid and Abet Embezzlement of State Property. Indictments allege that Zangardi, sole member of The Zan Group, aided and abetted three businesses to embezzle, misapply, and […]

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Thoughts on FY2024 budget? Comment June 5 at Town Hall

May 30. By Dave Vieser. Residents wishing to comment on the proposed $31.796 million Cornelius budget will have their opportunity Monday evening June 5, beginning at 6 pm in Town Hall. At that time, the Town Board will continue its legally required public hearing on the FY 2024 spending plan. Background Town Manager Andrew Grant […]

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Delinquent tax ad will be published in the Observer Sunday

March 30. Be forewarned: The Mecklenburg County public information office says 42,000 property owners who have delinquent 2022 real and personal property tax bills will have their names—and the amount they owe—published in the Charlotte Observer this coming Sunday. Details —Delinquent taxpayers can have their North Carolina income tax refund and/or lottery winnings seized to […]

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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 […]

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Town Board will take up Alexander Farm—and the tenant house—one more time

May 16. By Dave Yochum. Preserve Mecklenburg and the developer of Alexander Farms will go before the Cornelius Town Board tonight seeking approval for a preservation plan for the J. Wilson Alexander Farm Tenant House. The developer, Win Development, is also asking to increase the number of independent senior living units that will be built […]

Reminder: Tax preparation help available, if you qualify

March 9.  Need help with your taxes? The Ada Jenkins Center is helping those with incomes of $57,000 or less prepare their tax returns for free, including those with disabilities and non-English speaking people. Appointments are open Saturdays only between 9 am and 3 pm at the Ada Jenkins Center at 212 Gamble St. in […]

Town Board: Special meeting on FY 23 budget Thursday

Feb. 7. The Cornelius Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting this Thursday to discuss planning for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2023 budget. The special meeting will be held 9 am to 5 pm in the Family Life Center at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church,

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 […]