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Controversial business park on Bailey Road is withdrawn

July 18. By Dave Vieser. In a stunning turn of events, Drew Thigpen of Greenway Gibbons Properties, the applicant seeking approval for a flex office complex on Bailey Road, withdrew his rezoning application at Monday night’s Town Board meeting. It followed almost 90 minutes of comments from a packed with residents, most from Bailey’s Glen […]

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Malware still has a grip on Town Hall; 9-1-1 remains OK

July 17. [Updated] By Dave Yochum. It turns out that it may not have been ransomware as reported by the Town of Cornelius last week but malware that took down multiple systems in Town Hall. But regardless of what it’s called, the main phone system for the town is still down after five days, although […]


Town Hall cyber-attack Day 3: 9-1-1 is OK; state and federal agencies are on the case

July 14. By Dave Yochum. We’re now into the third full day of a cyber attack on Town Hall and some services in Cornelius remain unavailable. Meanwhile, the situation is being managed at the state level, a town official said, with input from federal and local agencies. “Services most affected are those delivered over the […]

Thurman Ross will run in November election

Now there are 8: Thurman Ross files to run for Town Board

July 14. Thurman Ross, a veteran town commissioner over the past two dozen years, has filed to run for the non-partisan local governing body this fall. As of 9 am today, there are eight candidates for the five-member board. Filing closes July 21. Ross has been on the Town Board much of the past two […]

Park fees have gone up

July 14. By Dave Vieser. Fees for some town Parks & Recreation facilities increased July 1, following the unanimous approval of the new fee schedule by the Cornelius Town Board. “We review our recreation fees annually, and then recommend changes based on use patterns, comparison with other agencies, and new services,” said Cornelius Finance Director […]

Town Hall still affected by cyber threat, but 9-1-1 is working

July 13. You can—and should—call 911 in the case of an emergency, but Town Hall is still reacting to a cyber threat first detected Tuesday evening. The town operates its own 911 center, separate from Mecklenburg County. Cornelius police can be reached at 704-892-7773, which is not affected by the ransomware. Services most affected are […]

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New budget proposal: Town manager pitches .1731 tax rate on much higher valuations

May 16. By Dave Yochum. Town Manager Andrew Grant has proposed a $31.796 million municipal budget, down from the current year’s $33.155 million spending package. The proposal for the 2023-2024 fiscal year includes $4.8 million in American Rescue Plan funds. A public hearing on the proposed spending plan was held last night during which two […]

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On Monday, Cornelius will move one step closer to a new tax rate

May 12. By Dave Vieser. It doesn’t appear that Cornelius commissioners will be under any neighborhood pressure to adopt a revenue neutral budget. Town managers in both Davidson and Huntersville have proposed tax rates which are above revenue neutral. What is revenue neutral? Revenue neutral is when a taxing jurisdiction budgets the exact same amount […]

Town Board lifts hold on residential zoning

May 2. Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved recommended Land Use Plan changes submitted by the Growth Management Task Force (GMTF). At the same time, the board lifted a hold on residential zoning which had been in effect for 16 months. “The focus here is to allow good business projects and not focus […]

Planning Board will meet again on Growth Management recommendations

April 13. The Cornelius Planning Board will hold a Special Meeting on the Growth Management Task Force (GMTF) recommendations on April 25. The meeting will be held at 4 pm in Room 203 in Town Hall. The Cornelius Town Board formed the growth management task force a year ago, after growth vs. infrastructure became the […]