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Will a public safety director help Cornelius ‘improve efficiency?’

July 5. By Dave Vieser. Does Cornelius government need an administrative layer between the Town Manager and the chiefs of our fire and police departments? Cornelius commissoners believe they do. The new town budget calls for a Director of Public Safety—full time or consultant TBD. Mayor Woody Washam said there’s not a job description at this point. […]

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A bridge too ugly? Town says no lipstick

By Dave Vieser. In 2015, then-Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis announced that Gov. Pat McCrory would dedicate the new nautical-themed bridge at Exit 28. McCrory never made that trip, and the town’s investment in public art seems like a shipwreck. Million-dollar plans for additional decorations have finally been scrapped. Resident Rick Monroe, speaking at a Town […]

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Town budget showdown Monday: How will commissioners spend tax dollars?

May 16. By Dave Vieser. At first blush, it seems like a slam dunk. The proposed $23.4 million Cornelius town budget would freeze town taxes at one of the lowest rates—25.5 cents per $100 of assessed value—in the region. Freezing taxes is always popular. But there are serious concerns about spending priorities that are ready […]

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Infill project on Town Board agenda

Jan. 16. It’s a small residential development, but how the Cornelius Town Board votes on Oakbrooke Inc.’s plan to rezone and develop 1.63 acres at the end of the Queen Street will provide insight on how the board balances concerns over development against the rights of property owners. Oakbrooke wants to build five new homes […]

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Town Board will weigh in on childcare center on Westmoreland

Jan. 2. A 12,000 square foot child care center proposed for Westmoreland Road just west of the Legacy Apartments will have its second public hearing this evening at the Town Board meeting. At the initial hearing in December, traffic concerns from residents were expressed; they were not lost on the town commissioners or staff. The […]

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Discussing development…before the horse is out of the barn

  Dec. 19. Public hearings on new developments were front and center at the Town Board meeting last night, reflecting growing awareness of how fast growth is changing the look and feel of Cornelius, as well as how we get around. Additional public hearings on projects is a new thing in Cornelius town government. The […]

Cornelius Town Board members attend Davidson Town Board

Dec. 14. In a mutual show of respect and solidarity, all five members of the new Cornelius Town Board as well as Mayor Woody Washam attended the Davidson Town Board meeting Tuesday. It was the good kind of payback: Monday a week ago, all five members of the new Davidson Board of Commissioners attended the […]

Washam era begins, anti-toll leader takes seat on town board

Dec. 5. By Dave Yochum. What America is known for, democracy and the orderly transfer of power, occurred as planned Monday night at Town Hall. Newly installed Mayor Woody Washam started by presiding over a public hearing on a proposed daycare center on Westmoreland. Traffic concerns were immediately raised by residents and the new Board of Commissioners. […]

Public hearing on key project at Monday’s Town Board meeting

​Oct. 12. At their meeting this coming Monday, Cornelius commissioners will conduct the first of two public hearings on a prime 11-acre development site between West Catawba Avenue and Knox Road at One Norman Boulevard. The owner, Charter Cornelius, is planning five commercial buildings comprising a total of 48,225 square feet. The proposal calls for […]

Candidate Forum & BBQ Oct. 6

  Eleven candidates for the Cornelius Town Board will be in the collective hot seat Friday for the Old Fashioned BBQ & Candidate Forum in the Community Room at Town Hall. Doors open at 11 am, lunch is served at 11:30 am, the program begins at 11:55 am. The event, which is hosted by Cornelius Today, costs […]

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