Other Matthews news: Staff presents budget to the board

The Matthews Town Board of Commissioners received the proposed Fiscal Year 2010-2011 budget from Town Manager Hazen Blodgett during their meeting tonight. This budget focuses on maintaining current services for citizens during the continued economic recession.

The proposed budget for the Town would be $17,747,896. This is $210,421 less than the 2009-10 budget. There are no proposed tax or fee increases in the budget. The current tax rate will remain at .3325 cents per $100 valuation. “In this budget we have deferred and delayed important items including awarding employee merit raises, purchasing fewer police vehicles and other capital items, left open positions unfunded, and decreased staff training for the second year in a row. While we all recognize during these tough times this is the proper course of action, over time these cutbacks will impact our ability to provide government services,” said Matthews Town Manager Hazen Blodgett. Continue reading

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Town of Matthews recognized for excellence in communications

The Town of Matthews won first place for Branding and Logo Development and second place for the Town’s website in the second annual Excellence in Communications Awards.

Over the last year the Town of Matthews has worked extensively on a branding plan that included a communications plan, a logo and website redevelopment. This plan is part of the economic development initiative that is underway in Matthews.

“I am thrilled that award winning judges from around the U.S. recognize the hard work and thoroughness we have put into our branding project. We look forward to fully implementing our branding and economic development initiative over the next few years,” said Annette Privette Keller, Matthews Communications Director. Continue reading

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