Mint Hill high school rally today at town hall

Come show support for keeping the Mint Hill community together. If you live in Mint Hill and want Mint Hill kids to go to the new Mint Hill high school, then join residents at town hall today at 7 pm.

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Mint Hill Police ask town to be extra vigilant

From Lt. J.K. Rowell of the Mint Hill Police Department:

The Town of Mint Hill is continuing to see an increase of motor vehicle break-ins as well as residential break-ins. Residents are asked to be observant when traveling to and from their neighborhoods. If they see something that looks out of the ordinary or any type of suspicious person please call 911 so the police can investigate. Continue reading

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Governor Perdue encourages North Carolinians to nominate volunteers for Governor’s Service Awards

ICV09 hosts Bev PerdueIt’s time to nominate volunteers to receive the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award by August 28.
“Countless North Carolinians dedicate their time to serving their communities, and too often their contributions go unrecognized,” Governor Bev Perdue said. “If you know someone who has made a difference in the lives of others, I encourage you to nominate them for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.  Let them know how much you value their dedication to service.”

Since 1979, the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award program has honored individuals, groups, teams and businesses that make significant contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  Continue reading

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Statement from Mint Hill citizens: ‘CMS misleads voters’

When attempting to secure local public support for its 2007 bond referendum, CMS argued that the 2007 bond funding was essential in order to build a new high school in Mint Hill that would address the explosive growth in Mint Hill and its surrounding communities and would alleviate overcrowding at Butler and Independence High Schools. However, after local voters turned out to ensure passage of the 2007 bond, CMS has now decided to abandon the rationale used to secure local public support in favor of an apparent preference for city residents. The three plans currently offered by CMS Planning Services fail to achieve the goal of addressing explosive growth in Mint Hill and its surrounding communities. Please join us for a public rally to discuss this important issue prior to the CMS Board of Education’s final vote on this matter, which is scheduled for August 11th.

We still have time to hold CMS to its word but we need your support.

Date: Thursday, August 6th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Mint Hill Town Hall

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Construction of Kay Plyler park begins in November

Kay Plyler

Kay Plyler

Construction on the newest park in Matthews will begin this November. You can be a part of this project by purchasing a customized brick for only $50.

The park will be dedicated in memory of Kay Plyler, the former Assistant Town Manager of Matthews, who died tragically in 2008. The official name of the park will be KP Park – Kay’s family and friends called her “KP”.

The pocket park will be built at the intersection of Matthews-Mint Hill Road and Matthews Station Street – adjacent to Matthews Town Hall. The park will be a small area where people may gather, relax and enjoy the outdoors. The park will have benches, a pergola, plants and trees. A sculpture with an equestrian theme will also be included in the park. The sculpture honors Kay’s love of horses. Continue reading

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Matthews project will receive assistance from state

The N.C. Community Conservation Assistance Program will offer the Matthews technical and financial assistance through a cost sharing program as part of the renovation of the old Public Works Facility site. The State funded program is administered by the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts. The site is part of The Four Mile Creek Greenway that will be built jointly by the Town of Matthews and Mecklenburg County.

The ultimate goal of this program is to implement Best Management Practices to protect and improve water quality. The cost sharing program will aid the Matthews in replacing asphalt at the former Public Works Facility and returning the area to its natural state by using native grasses, trees, and plantings. The cost sharing program is expected to save the Town $10,000. The removal of this asphalt and replacing it with native vegetation will result in better control of storm water run off. Plans call for this site to have educational signage on the ecological benefits of the changes to the area, a compost demonstration area, a butterfly garden and much more.

Construction of the greenway is expected to begin this September and take one year to complete. The Greenway will encompass over two miles of path composed of paved trails, boardwalk, neighborhood entrances and pedestrian bridges. The County will construct the Greenway from run East John Street to Brenham Lane and from Four Mile Creek north to the former Matthews Public Works Facility. The Matthews will construct a connector path for this site back to South Trade Street to complete the project. The Greenway will connect many neighborhoods, Squirrel Lake Park, Matthews Elementary School, Matthews Community Center and will provide alternate access to downtown Matthews.

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