Bob Evans of Evans Construction Company spoke at the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners regular meeting last week asking the board to consider a land deal. Evans said he wasn’t sure exactly what he was offering but he was looking at some sort of land swap or asking if the board would like to buy a piece of land adjacent to where the new town hall is being built.
This property could be used for extra parking, a park or greenspace, Evans suggested. Commissioners asked a few pertinent questions about what Evans was looking at, then decided to set up a meeting between him and Town Manager Brian Welch. After that the offer may be sent to planning and zoning. Evans is the builder of Mint Hill Village Town Homes.
In other matters
• The Mint Hill Fire Department had 180 calls for service in December. Of these 64 were fire calls. There has been no decision yet on purchasing property for a new fire department building which would service the edge of Cabarrus County and Arlington Church Road.
• The Centralina Council of Governments (COG) received a Regional Planning Grant Award of $4,907,544 from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities to develop a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development in the Charlotte area. The goal of the Sustainable Communities grants is to help communities and regions improve their economic competitiveness by connecting housing with good jobs, quality schools and transportation. Commissioner Lloyd Austin will report back to the board with more information later on Mint Hill’s part in this.
• The Mint Hill Board of Adjustment is looking for volunteers. The Board of Adjustment hears zoning appeals and requests for variances from the zoning ordinance. Call 704-545-9726 form more information.
• Commissioners said they would take a stand on the idea of consolidation between the county and city of Charlotte at the next meeting, January 26.