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Town posts Gilroy’s missing comments

May 5. By Dave Vieser. Former Town Board Commissioner Dave Gilroy spoke out against the Mayes Meadow rezoning at Monday’s board meeting, except the town’s video streaming system failed and Gilroy’s comments were neither seen nor heard that evening.

This comes after his comments were cut off at the town meeting April 6.

Some conspiracy theorists might have their own thoughts—Gilroy says he is running again—but it looks like Monday’s incident was due to genuine technical issues.

“There was an issue with the live stream broadcast to Facebook erroring out which led to a disconnect of the main meeting broadcast,” said Matt Taylor from the town’s IT department.

The missing 35 minutes were posted yesterday. You can view them, including Gilroy’s comments, by clicking here.


Advised that his comments never made the live broadcast Gilroy said: “Are you serious?”

As for his comments themselves, they repeated his opposition to the rezoning which he posted in response to a story in Cornelius Today.

Dave Gilroy comments at a Town Board meeting in 2020

“The overwhelming majority of Cornelius citizens oppose this rezoning and residential development. It is the worse kind of arrogance for this Board to ‘know better’ and disregard the views of citizens you represent,” Gilroy said.

Bilodeau comments

Meanwhile, Commissioner Denis Bilodeau responded on his own Town Commissioner/Vote Denis Facebook page to Gilroy’s comments. Click here to read them.

Gilroy plans to run for the board this fall, if indeed there are local elections this fall.


4 Responses to “Town posts Gilroy’s missing comments”

  1. Bottom line is we need Gilroy back as a commissioner. I have no doubt that he will put the citizens of Cornelius first, not developers.

    Posted by Justin Bossert | May 5, 2021, 1:48 pm
  2. Gilroy… Canceled…. check!

    Posted by Richard Stilwell | May 5, 2021, 2:28 pm
  3. The infrastructure in and around Cornelius cannot support all the new developments that have been proposed by developers. Traffic congestion on our “Destination Bridge” [77 overpass] has gotten to be a huge and growing problem. Getting in and out of shopping areas near 77 is next to impossible. Catawba Ave towards Statesville is bumper to bumper at various times during the day. Do the Commissioners actually drive in the town of Cornelius?

    Posted by Nancy Brand | May 5, 2021, 3:11 pm

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