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Architectural Review Board has a new chairperson

Feb. 6. By Dave Vieser. At their meeting last night, the Cornelius Town Board unanimously appointed Richard Kamakaris to serve as the 2024 Architectural Review Board chair. He has served on the ARB since 2015; his term expires in January of 2026. Also named to the ARB board were Mary Phalen and Alan Goodwin. Phalen […]

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Town budget discussions get under way post-revaluation

Jan. 18. By Dave Vieser. One year after a startling county-wide property revaluation, planning for Cornelius’ fiscal year 2025 budget is swinging into high gear. The spending plan, which must be approved by June 30 of this year, will be the first major project to be tackled by a five-member Town Board with three new […]

Town, county budgeting process getting under way

Jan. 11. Mecklenburg County, which accounts for about two-thirds of your property tax bills, is beginning to shape the next fiscal year’s budget. The first step is a public hearing Jan. 17 at the Board of County Commissioners’ regular meeting Speakers will have three minutes to share their thoughts. Email comments to Clerk@MeckNC.gov. The deadline to […]

Light news day…

Jan. 9. By Dave Vieser. Outdoor string lighting, currently banned by Cornelius regulations, got an A-OK at the Planning Board meeting yesterday. The recommended change will be sent to the Town Board for a likely February vote. “The current Town Code prohibits any illuminated tubing or strings of lights including, but not limited to those […]

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Conditional zoning procedural changes will streamline the process

HOW OUR GOVERNMENT WORKS | By Dave Vieser Dec. 18. The newly adopted streamlined conditional zoning process should provide applicants, residents and board members with vital information sooner than previously required. The changes were unanimously adopted at the Town Board’s Nov. 20 meeting. Conditional zoning is a process whereby a municipality allows a change in […]

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Scott Higgins taking on a new career at age 75

Dec. 13. By Dave Yochum. Scott Higgins is in the process of redefining himself. A widower at 75—his wife Sharon passed away in September—Higgins says his retirement years will be a balance between community, family and recreation. He’s already an avid cyclist, logging 100 to 120 miles a week. Now he’s on the Cornelius Town […]

Budget time begins: Share your thoughts on how the Town spends money

Dec. 11. By Dave Vieser. The annual Citizen Budget Survey has begun, during which the Town of Cornelius asks residents to take a few minutes to outline their preferences and priorities for the Fiscal Year 2025 budget. The new budget will cover the 12 months beginning July 1, 2024, and ending June 30, 2025. There […]

Town Board: Here’s the meeting schedule for 2024

Dec. 5. The meeting schedule for the Cornelius Town Board was approved by the new Town Board last night: Most meetings will take place on the first and third Mondays of each month, starting at 6 pm in Town Hall. There are only a few exceptions due to holidays: In January, there will be no […]

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Mayor, commissioners will be sworn in tonight

Dec. 4. By Dave Yochum. The local election process will draw to a close five months after it began when five commissioners and the mayor are sworn in at the Town Board meeting tonight. Starting with the mayor: Woody Washam; his wife Sharon will hold the Bible for his fourth swearing in as mayor. Mayor […]

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Mayor, new Town Board with 3 newcomers will be sworn in Monday

Nov. 28. A four-term mayor, two incumbent commissioners and three new commissioners will be sworn in Monday at Town Hall where family and friends will gather for the ceremonies. A vote for mayor pro tem will also be taken, formalizing the role of incoming Commissioner Scott Higgins who was the top vote-getter in the Nov. […]