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Tax assessments in balance

County assessor re-reviewing assessments; how to appeal

Nov. 17. By Dave Yochum. With new property tax assessments expected to come out in March of next year—three months later than planned—the Mecklenburg County Assessor is continuing to monitor home prices as the market adjusts to higher interest rates. It means that the 49 percent increase in values over the past four years could […]

Preview: Monday’s Town Board meeting

Nov. 4. By Dave Vieser. At Monday’s Town Board meeting, Cornelius commissioners will continue to discuss possible uses for the $9.6 million which the town expects to receive from the American Rescue Plan. However, no final decision is expected to be made. Monday’s meeting will be another input session, according to Town Manager Andrew Grant. […]


A major bump in the road to triple roundabouts

June 3. By Dave Vieser. The Torrence Chapel Road roundabouts may be in peril, as a result of a new analysis provided by the NC Dept. of Transportation. Indeed, the price-tag for three new roundabouts has jumped by some $11.5 million—and since the town would have to shoulder all of the increase,  officials may be […]

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Town manager’s proposed $28 million budget calls for penny tax increase

May 3. By Dave Vieser. The proposed $28.35 million municipal budget unveiled Monday evening by Cornelius Town Manager Andrew Grant contains a one cent increase in the town tax rate, which would cost a family with a home valued at $450,000 an additional $45 a year. If adopted by the Town Board, the tax rate […]

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Will a ‘growth management committee’ dilute the new Town Board?

Feb.8. By Dave Vieser. The formation of a Growth Management Committee to oversee the development of the new town draft Land Use Plan led some members of the Cornelius Town Board and Mayor Woody Washam in opposite directions during their meeting last night. However, after a lengthy discussion, the board and Mayor agreed to move […]

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,

Workers put up 199-foot cell tower

Controversial cell tower erected overlooking Jetton

Dec. 27. By Dave Yochum. A year after the Cornelius Town Board voted 3-2 to allow a 199-foot cell phone tower just off Jetton Road, the massive structure has been erected at the entrance to Lake Norman Cove where Anthony Grisanti said it will bring “blight” to the neighborhood. Michael Miltich, Tricia Sisson and Thurman […]

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Current town board is expected to defer new building plan to newly elected commissioners

Nov. 9. By Dave Vieser. Rezoning for a six-story building on vacant land at the corner of Bethel Church and Jetton Extension will be one of the first projects to come before the town’s newly elected commissioners. Complies with new Village Center The project is a request by attorney Justin Ckezepis (pronounced kuh-ZEP-is) to rezone […]

Gilroy honored for service

Gilroy was the top vote-getter, which means mayor pro tem and a new approach to development

Nov. 3. By Dave Yochum. Commissioner-elect Dave Gilroy called last night’s election results “extraordinary.” The four challengers—Colin Furcht, Michael Osborne and Todd Sansbury, as well as Gilroy—tapped into concerns about growth and development that four of the five incumbents missed. Only Denis Bilodeau, the incumbent who expressed concerns about the approval process around the Junker […]

Town Hall

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 […]