Children’s World Museum heading to Matthews?

Jerry and Sue Helms, the founders of the Children’s World Museum, will present an overview of the museum to the Matthews town council tonight. Jerry Helms said last week he had a few locations in mind to move the museum. The museum was closed abruptly last week after Helms got word that the Mint Hill was not going to help with funding. The museum was costing around $4,000 a month to operate, most of that in rent money. Here’s the rest of the Matthews meeting agenda for tonight:

AGENDA
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
JUNE 22, 2009 – 7:00 P.M.

1. Regular Meeting Called to Order

2. Invocation

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Public Hearing on the Question of Designating as a Historic Landmark the property known as the McEwen-Moore
Farmhouse, 2049 Moore Road, tax parcel 215-102-06, including the exterior of the house, exterior of the former milk
barn, exterior of the former cotton house/barn, and approximately 2.4 acres of land, tax parcel 215-102-06, owned by
Liberty Healthcare Properties of North Carolina LLC.

5. Reconvene Regular Meeting

6. Presentation “Flight of Honor” – Alvin Lewis and Jim Crowell

7. Presentation on “Children of the World” Museum

8. Items to be Added to the Agenda

9. Miscellaneous

10. Reports from Board/Committee Representatives

11. Consent Agenda:
A. Approve Minutes – May 18, June 1 and June 8, 2009 (documents added 6/19/09) Meetings
B. Adopt Year End Budget Ordinance Amendment(s)
C. Approve Mayor Myers’ Expenses in the Amount of $3,500 per the Technology Allowance Policy
D. Approve Attorney-Client Representation Agreement for FY 2009-10
E. Adopt Resolution Accepting Wyndmere Hills Lane, Shadow Forest Drive and Hideaway Ridge Court (The Forest -
Phases I & II) into the Town Street System and Adopt Ordinance Establishing Speed Limits and Stop Signs

12. Unfinished Business:
A. Petition No. 539: To change the zoning from R-9 and R-12 to Mixed Use District (MUD) on that certain property
containing approximately 63.28 acres located on the northeasterly quadrant of I-485 and East John Street and being
property designated as 1101 East John Street and being further designated as Tax Parcels 215-042-16, 13 and a
portion of 12.

B. Petition No. 543: To change the zoning from R-20 to R-I(CD) on that certain property containing approximately 34
acres, more or less, located on Weddington Road just north of the intersection of Weddington Road and McKee
Road and being designated as 3217 Weddington Road and further known as the Siskey YMCA
Petition 543 Update

C. Petition No. 544: To change the existing conditions on that existing R-I(CD) on property located on 11516 Idlewild
Road and being property belonging to Joy Christian Fellowship Church and further being designated as Tax Parcels
193-171-34 and 36, to change the placement of future buildings and phasing of future expansion.

D. Approve Amended and Restated Development Cooperation Agreement for 4 Mile Creek Greenway (Updated
6/22/09)

13. New Business:
A. Technology and Communications Policy Report/Code of Ethics
B. Financial Update
C. Consider Change to Solid Waste Fuel Surcharge
D. Consider Adoption of Ordinance Designating McEwen-Moore Farmhouse as a Historic Landmark
E. Consider Greenway Financing Option (documents added 6/19/09)

14. Mayor’s Report

15. Town Attorney’s Report

16. Town Manager’s Report

17. Closed Session to discuss (1) right-of-way acquisition; (2) property acquisition; (3) performance review of the Town
Manager

18. Adjournment

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One comment on “Children’s World Museum heading to Matthews?
  1. Cya. Not sure why you thought you deserved taxpayer money, but if you can’t run your own business, you don’t need to be here.

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