Matthews will de-annex nine properties

 

The Mint Hill Times

The lots in yellow along Community Park Drive will soon become a part of Stallings.

 

It’s not too often you see a town de-annex, but that’s what’s happening in Matthews. Nine lots on Community Park Drive will be de-annexed by the town. Stallings will in turn will take them over. Residents along the road asked to be de-annexed because it makes more sense to utilize Stallings town services and not Matthews. That’s because the street starts in Stallings, but dead ends in Matthews. Hazen Blodgett, town manager of Matthews, said in a memo that the town will  benefit in the long run, noting that it is ”not conducive for the Town of Matthews to provide garbage pickup, police protection and Fire & EMS service.”

He said Fire & EMS Chief Green estimates the response time for fire and EMS to the area is an additional three minutes time from Monroe Road. The town will lose about $800 in property taxes by de-annexing.

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Take the 2011 Mint Hill Future Land Use plan survey

 

 

Want to add input in how Mint Hill will look decades from now? Go to the Mint Hill town hall website and take the 2011 Mint Hill Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

The Mint Hill Times

Click the town seal for the link to the survey.

 

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New bus service will connect Mint Hill and Matthews

 

The Mint Hill Times

Here are the stop for the new bus service in Mint Hill and Matthews.

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) announced last week it has a two year grant to operate a shuttle two days per week in the Matthews and Mint Hill area. The shuttle will operated Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 am to 11 am and 2 pm to 4:30 pm. CATS is flexible in terms of time adjustments, but must know relatively quickly to get the service up and running by June. The current stops are: Lawyer’s Glen Living Center, Mint Hill Festival Shopping Center (stop at Lawyers/Hwy.51), Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care Center, Levine Senior Center (on Northwest Parkway unless inside complex lot is better), Windsor Square Shopping Center/Sycamore Commons Shopping Center (on Windsor Square Dr.) and the Park and Ride near Sam Newell Road/Independence Pt. Parkway to allow connections to other transit bus services throughout Mecklenburg County.
The CATS Transit Planner, Ramond Robinson, 704-353-0018, has some flexibility with adding more stops, but needs to get some idea of the ridership interest in this community. The cost to ride this shuttle is $0.70 one way ($0.35 for seniors and disabled). The Mint Hill – Matthews Shuttle is scheduled to begin the week of June 6, 2011. Interested parties should call 704-353-0018 for more information.

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