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Tonight’s Mint Hill movie on the lawn: Toy Story 3

Last week’s Movie on the Lawn drew one of the largest crowds ever for the event. This week’s movie, Toy Story 3, should do the same. The movie begins at dusk (around 8:15 pm) and you are encouraged to bring a blanked or lawn chair.

By |May 13th, 2011|Around Town, Arts, Town Hall|3 Comments

Mint Hill family will have a “Minute to Win it” on national game show this weekend

A Mint Hill family will appear on the TV game show “Minute to Win It,” Sunday May 15 at 8 pm. The Canter family, mom, dad and three daughters, were flown to Los Angeles earlier this year to participate in the show. Confidentiality agreements won’t allow them to say how they did in the game […]

By |May 13th, 2011|Around Town|6 Comments

Students create art to show how they would prevent violence

Students from Matthews Elementary School recently participated in a Silence the Violence Poster Contest. The contest is sponsored annually by the Matthews Police Department. Students are asked to tell a story on how they will work to prevent violence using their artistic skills.
Winners of the contest are invited to spend the day shadowing the Mayor, Town Manager, Police […]

By |May 13th, 2011|Matthews, Police, Schools|2 Comments

Matthews town manager delivers budget to the board

There will be no tax or fee increase in the town of Matthews if the town board approves the budget submitted to them Monday by Town Manager Hazen Blodgett. The fiscal year 2011-2012 budget proposed by Blodgett would be $18,517,074. The budget reflects a revenue neutral tax rate due to the county’s property revaluation.  Revenue neutral is the tax rate that will bring in the same amount of tax revenue as the current tax rate and is increased to reflect growth in the tax base between reappraisals.

Town Board members will make a decision on the tax rate and the Town budget before June 30, 2011 as required by state law.

“We continue to experience the effects of the recession with limited revenues. Over the last two years we have made significant cuts to our budget. We have put off purchasing equipment and resources as well as not replacing vacant positions,” said Blodgett. “In this year’s budget we have been able to include some items that we have put off replacing as we expect to see a slight increase in our revenues and we do not want to experience any negative impact to the services we provide our citizens.”

A public hearing will be held on the budget on May 23 at 7 pm. […]

By |May 12th, 2011|Matthews|0 Comments