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Two-day town budget retreat starts Tuesday

March 25. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius’ annual budget retreat—a strenuous, two-day work session—gets under way tomorrow at the Graylyn International Conference Center in Winston Salem. The mayor, members of the Board of Commissioners and key staff members attend and, like a company, get into the details of budgeting and goal-setting. The workshop begins at 9 […]

Town has new, revamped website

Dec. 21. By Dave Vieser. A new website for the Town of Cornelius debuted this week. It’s at the same address: www.Cornelius.org, but there’s an entirely new layout and navigations system. It took about a year to create the website, at a cost of $9,525 ,with new imaging and information. Revize Corp., the contractor, specializes […]

Design contract for Smithville includes extending S. Hill St.

Sept. 7. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved a $165,000 contract with Dewberry Engineers to design several  infrastructure improvements in the Smithville community. They’re part of the multimillion-dollar Smithville Revitalization Plan which includes $3 million from the town and $3 million from Mecklenburg County. The design process should take between eight to […]

Town will tackle real estate sign rules—first time since 2010

Jan. 30. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius officials will embark upon a thorough review of regulations for temporary real estate/commercial signs. Most of these signs are of the familiar “property for sale” and the rules haven’t been changed since 2010. At the Town Board’s Jan. 17 meeting, commissioners and town staff agreed that some clarification is […]

Commissioner calls for more local authority for some transportation issues

Jan. 9. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius Town Commissioner Denis Bilodeau says he will push for more local authority to address smaller transportation solutions “that have big results.” He’s a member of the town’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) as well as the Charlotte Regional Planning Transportation Organization (CRPTO). Quality of life issues “To put it mildly, […]

Coffee Chat May 2 online and in person

April 26. The Town of Cornelius will hold a Coffee Chat in person at H2 Public House at 8:30 am May 2. The event will be in person as well as streamed live on Facebook and Zoom. The agenda includes Small Business Week as well as a transportation update. To join via Zoom, click here. […]

April 4 Coffee Chat will be in-person

March 21. With COVID-19 cases falling, the Connecting Cornelius coffee chat with local government officials goes back to an in-person format April 4 at H2 Public House, formerly Harvey’s. The event, which starts at 8:30 am, will also be streamed live on Facebook and Zoom, with replays available on YouTube. Mayor Washam will lead the […]

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Residents urged to complete budget survey

Nov. 29. Once again, the town is conducting a Citizen Budget Survey to gauge how residents  feel certain subjects that the elected leaders and town employees will consider when creating a budget. Last year, more than 1,100 people responded. The Top Five priorities were Public Safety, Transportation, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, and Economic Development. […]

PARC fees increase 5%

June 22. An increase in PARC fees of 5 percent will go into effect July 1. The increase includes field, gym, tennis court and shelter rentals, with higher charges for non-residents. “Each year, our parks staff and the PARC Commission review fees and recommend changes based on use patterns, comparison with other agencies, and new […]