Board meets for preliminary budget hearing

The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners met Monday evening for a preliminary budget meeting. The board heard from Parks and Recreation, the Planning Board, and the police and fire departments.
Parks and Recreation requested various equipment, including a sweeper truck, a water tank which is currently borrowed from the fire department, a straw blower, a stump grinder, though it was said it could be just as effective to pay for that service, and a Bobcat utility vehicle. Parks and Rec is asking for a total of $387,000.
The Planning Board’s budget looks very similar to last year’s. Last year it received $323,360 of the budget, and this year it is asking for $323,961. Costs include vacant positions, a reassignment of a planner to senior planner. A senior planner would be authorized to make decisions and support the department since jobs have been cut on the county level.

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Discover Mint Hill offers historic bus tours

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Mint Hill residents discovered the culture and history of their town last Saturday at the Mint Hill Historical Society. Discover Mint Hill offered hour-long double-decker bus tours, face painting, gold panning, boiled peanuts, and canned preserves. Visitors participated in a civil service treasure hunt and listened to the musical group Doc’s Front Porch. Sue McDonald with the Mint Hill Historical Society said the event was a “huge success.”

 

 

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