Presbyterian Hospital-Matthews honors the military

The Mint Hill Times

From left to right: Keynote speaker and Brigadier General (Retired), Gary Wilfong; President of Presbyterian Hospital Matthews, Roland Bibeau; President & CEO Presbyterian Healthcare, Mark Billings; Mint Hill Town Manager, Brian Welch; Mint Hill Mayor, Ted Biggers; Indian Trail Mayor, John Quinn; Matthews Mayor, Jim Taylor; Matthews Town Manager, Hazen Blodgett.

Presbyterian Hospital-Matthews held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony last Thursday. The hospital honored veterans and currently-serving military personnel. The ceremony featured an aerial demonstration, wreath laying ceremony, recognition of the Armed Services and service anthems performed by the Sun Valley High School Band. Special remarks were offered by Brigadier General Gary Wilfong of the United States Air Force (Ret). Event guests included employees, physicians, hospital leadership, volunteers, patients and guests. In addition, the mayors of Matthews, Mint Hill and Indian Trail were all in attendance.

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Newly discovered map reveals long forgotten Mecklenburg town

The Mint Hill Times

The legend on this map shows the soil conditions throughout the county. In Gladis, "Ccl" indicates clay loam. "Cc" is clay. "Csl" is sandy loam. The black dots along the roads are the houses.

 

Sue McDonald, administrative director at the Mint Hill Historical Society, said they recently uncovered a soil map from 1910 that shows a long lost town in the area. While looking at the landmarks and towns, they noticed that the area where Fayetteville Road (now Albemarle Road) and Blair Road intersect there was a town called Gladis
“That is news to me! I haven’t seen Gladis on anything,” McDonald said.
While the town of Mint Hill was officially incorporated in 1971, the area has been settled since the late 1700s.


 

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Manager’s budget calls for decrease in taxes, spending

Town Manager Brian Welch will present the fiscal year 2012 budget to the board of commissioners at next week’s regularly scheduled meeting. After three workshops, the commissioners are expected to approve the budget with few if any changes.
Welch is recommending $10,619,436 in spending for the next fiscal year which begins in July, down about $1 million from the previous year’s budget. Most of the drop in spending comes from a decrease in capital projects and debt which is no longer on the books.
Last year, the town spent funds on purchasing land for the new town hall, permits and testing. Construction costs this year will appear as a “capital project ordinance,” and is separate from the regular budget.
The town hall will cost about $6 million to build, but that money will come directly from the fund balance. While spending over all will be down, so will the property tax rate. Currently, residents pay .275 per $100 in property taxes. Welch is recommending to the board that the tax be decreased to .27 cents per $100.
“We will derive enough revenue to produce a balanced budget while maintaining the same level of service to the citizens,” Welch said. Continue reading

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