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Mayor Woody Wahsam

Cornelius mayor has the coronavirus, but is ‘doing well’

Oct. 7. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam has come down with the coronavirus one day after the socially distanced Town Board meeting where Washam appeared hale and symptom-free. The popular leader, who turned 70 in August, did not participate in the Cornelius Police Dept. Parade of Lights last night. Washam, who said he […]

Alexander Farm at Westmoreland, Catawba

Town clarifies purpose of Alexander Farm meeting tonight

June 29. By Dave Vieser. The Alexander Farm item listed on Monday’s Planning Board agenda for “consideration of approval” is actually only an information presentation. No vote or decision will be taken tonight. “The applicant requested an information session to update the Planning Board on what they have submitted for review, which is their prerogative,” […]

​Town Board  delays approval of larger landscape buffers

Feb. 22. The Cornelius Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to hold off on any decision regarding changes to the town’s land development code, specifically an increase in the size of the street landscape buffer required for new projects. “This would have been the final step in a multi-year update to our code,” said Town Planning […]


Town board splits 3-2 over Westmoreland rezoning

Jan. 3. The new Cornelius Town Board demonstrated their ability to make sausage from the dais at Tuesday’s meeting: A majority approved a complex rezoning resolution in favor of a childcare center proposed on Westmoreland by a 3-2 margin. The approval is contingent on the applicant, Vanderbilt Children’s College, meeting close to a dozen conditions, […]

Tax rate will rise 6% with new budget

June 21. By Dave Vieser. By a 4-1 margin, Cornelius Town commissioners approved a 1.5 cent increase in the town’s tax rate Monday. The $21.65 million FY 2017 budget will cost the owner of a median-priced $250,000 home about $37 more a year in town property taxes. The new rate is 25.5 cents per $100 assessed value. […]

Town board meets on April 18; Classica project on tonight’s agenda

Rezoning request has generated unusual split between staff, planning board April 18. The Cornelius Town Board will hold a crucial rezoning hearing tonight regarding a request from Classica Homes to rezone a 9.3 acre parcel on West Catawba Avenue across from Elevation Church. The developer of Robbins Park wants to build 40 attached, age-restricted homes. The commissioners […]


Town Board reaffirms I-77 toll opposition; split with Mayor runs deep

Dec. 22. By Dave Vieser and Dave Yochum. While the volume has been turned down somewhat, Cornelius commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Monday night in favor of canceling the $650-million contract with Cintra to widen I-77. The resolution takes pains to separate the commission from Mayor Chuck Travis on all things toll-related. Commissioner Dave Gilroy, who authored […]


I-77 toll lane opposition likely for more discussion by town board Monday

Dec 21. By Dave Vieser. At their Monday December 21 meeting, Cornelius commissioners are expected to resume discussions concerning the wording of a resolution reaffirming the town’s opposition to the I-77 toll lane project. The first draft of such a resolution was tabled at the previous meeting after a spirited discussion on the actions of Mayor […]

Auto zone in high gear for Monday town meeting

Sept. 20. Cornelius commissioners are expected to consider adopting an “automobile sales district overlay”  on Statesville Road/Highway 21 north of Westmoreland Road at Monday night’s Town Board meeting. This area already includes a Nissan dealership and several other automobile oriented uses. The intent is to allow through conditional zoning, automobile, truck, motorcycle, boat and recreational […]


YMCA on deck at Town Meeting

Cornelius commissioners will vote on a new parking plan for the YMCA, located on Davidson Street. Although the plan would basically expand their parking from 252 to 317 spaces, it has been a proxy for connectivity issues around town. The new plan includes an entrance from Davidson Street to an existing parking lot, but does […]