By Joyce Lavene

At its first meeting in March, The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners  were receptive to a request by Sullivan and Roupas, LLS that would allow an exception from the Downtown Overlay Plan so that a building could be positioned fronting a private street. The Planning Board recommended the project. Council voted to allow it, with Commissioner Tina Ross as the only dissenting voice.

In another P & Z project that has been discussed in the last few weeks, an unfavorable recommendation was handed down by the board. Reason for denial was because the project, which was to use wells instead of tapping onto the water line for a subdivision, went against the intent of the ordinance. Council did not vote on this matter.


In other matters

ź Bobby Reynolds, Debi Powell and alternate Don Wilson were approved for another three year term on the Board of Adjustment.

ź Street resurfacing for 2012 approved by the board include Thompson Road from Lawyers Road, Ruth Haven Drive, Windy Knoll Lane, Spring Meadow Drive and Barry Whitaker Place.

• There were 187 EMS calls for February and 61 fire runs.

• The Korean War Memorial is still waiting for its 17 foot pylons. One pylon was broken and  the company making them is waiting to send both at the same time.

• Commissioners will hear a report at the March 22 meeting regarding the use of $25,000 for the Mint Hill Athletic Association to use the fields at Independence High School.