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Connect with Cornelius Oct. 21 via Zoom

Oct. 13. The Town of Cornelius will host its next Connecting Cornelius: Virtual Evening Edition 6-7 pm Thursday, Oct. 21 on Zoom. Agenda topics include transportation and COVID-19 updates as well as a special presentation on public safety with representatives from the police and fire departments. There will be a Q&A session. Cornelius residents and […]

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A little night music can go a long way

Oct. 5. By Dave Vieser. For close to three years, Boatyard LKN—formerly Boatyard Eats—has been walking a tightrope of sorts between providing live entertainment and dealing with noise complaints from residents. From public comments at the Town Board meeting last night, they haven’t yet found the magic balance. “Once again we had several noise complaints […]

Oct. 4 Town Board meeting preview

Oct. 1. By Dave Vieser. Rezoning requests from Martin Investments of Cornelius to permit boat sales will be up for approval at the Monday Oct. 4 Town Board meeting. One is for a 10,000 square foot building for boat sales and storage just south of Life Fellowship Church. The other request asks to change the […]

Connect with Cornelius virtually Monday, Oct. 4

Sept. 29. Mayor Washam will host a virtual coffee chat 8:30 am to 9:30 am Monday, Oct. 4. The agenda includes a COVID-19 and vaccine update as well as Mecklenburg County Commissioners George Dunlap, Elaine Powell, Leigh Altman and Pat Cotham. The event concludes with a Q&A session. Cornelius residents and business owners are invited […]

Online comments OK again at town board hearings

Sept. 23. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board will again accept citizen comments on public hearings via email, beginning with the Monday October 4 Meeting. The town had previously accepted such email comments during the COVID crisis up until a few months ago. “The Town wants to provide this option for folks who are […]

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Town government: Commissioners OK The Venue

Aug. 3. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved a rezoning request for The Venue, a five-story, mixed-use project planned for South Main at Hickory Street. MPV Properties of Charlotte plans to develop up to 70 apartments and 6,000 square feet of ground floor retail, restaurant, commercial and office space. The proposal had […]

Property taxes flat for FY 22, but likely not beyond

July 15. By Dave Vieser. In past years, the adoption of the Cornelius town budget has been a lively event. For example, in 2018, budget hearings were emotional, dominated by demands for salary increases for firefighters. Not so this year, despite the unknown ramifications caused by the pandemic. Elected officials seemed to be generally satisfied […]

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It’s a horse race: Gilroy, Furcht file to run for Town Board

July 14. By Dave Yochum. Dave Gilroy, who served 14 years on the Cornelius Town Board before losing in 2019, and political newcomer Colin Furcht, have filed to run in the local elections this November. All five incumbent commissioners—Denis Bilodeau, Jim Duke, Dr. Mike Miltich, Thurman Ross and Tricia Sisson—have already filed to run for […]

North Meck candidate filings as of 11:45 am

  July 12. With four more days to file, the three mayoral candidates in North Meck are running unopposed. Commissioner Melinda Bales is the only person to file to run for mayor of Huntersville; likewise, incumbents Woody Washam in Cornelius and Rusty Knox in Davidson are unopposed in their bids for re-election. Of course, anything […]

Town advertising for new planning director

June 14. By Dave Vieser. In the midst of several rezoning proposals, the Town of Cornelius has reassigned Planning Director Aaron Tucker to his former post of senior planner. Tucker was named planning director in January of 2020 after joining the town in 2018. The position is advertised on the town’s web site. Town Manager […]