Mint Hill Police are updating alarm permits

Mint Hill Police are working on reissuing alarm permits to all residences and businesses in the area due to new software being put to use in July 2011. In order to ensure that all residences and businesses have current permits, Mint Hill Police are asking those with monitored alarm systems to visit their website and submit a permit application. This can be done by going to and clicking the link either on the left menu or the link at the top of the homepage.

Once you access this link, you will click on “alarm permit” and fill in the blanks.

Make sure all the information you provide is current and that the emergency contact names and numbers are accurate.

If you do not have access to a computer, anyone can visit the Mint Hill Police Department Monday-Friday 7:30 am-5:30 pm and fill out a permit application in person.

Any questions from citizens can be directed to Marsha at 704-545-1085.


Task Force recommendations puts Mint Hill library in jeopardy

The Future of the Library Task Force presented its final recommendations to the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board of Trustees on Monday. It concluded that the library was not overfunded in the past few years, and that the level of service and costs are on par with similar-sized cities.

The task force also recommended that if the library cannot find an extra $2 million in its next budget, staff from some of the branches could be shifted to the regional libraries to allow for more hours of service. For Mint Hill, it could mean closing the library if the county can’t come up with the funding to hire more employees for regional branches. Continue reading