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Town Board allocates $3 million to four projects

Feb. 20. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board approved spending $3 million on four different town projects. The money, from a one-time grant, must be used for capital improvements and equipment. The funds will be allocated as follows: —$1.2 million towards improvements at Bailey Road Park, including tennis and pickleball courts. —$900,000 for resurfacing […]

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 […]

Election guide: 10 candidates for 5 seats on Town Board

Oct. 26. Ten candidates are vying for five seats on the non-partisan Town Board. Five are newcomers, three are incumbents and two want their old seats back, having lost in the biennial elections in 2021. Newcomers: Robert (Robby) Carney, Dr. Scott Higgins, Susan Johnson, Bob Menzel and Charmaine Nephew. Running for the seats they lost […]

Thurman Ross plans to run for Town Board this fall

June 25. Thurman Ross, a public service veteran who was defeated in Town Board elections two years ago, plans to run for the five-member, non-partisan local governing body this fall. Thurman Ross has been on the Town Board much of the past two dozen years. He lost in 2021, when four out of five incumbents […]

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,