Park renamed, Mint Hill named Purple Heart City

Screen Shot 2013-10-20 at 9.41.17 AMThe Mint Hill Town Commissioners voted unanimously at its October 17 meeting to rename the Mint Hill Park on Fairview to Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park. The new name will be dedicated at the Korean War Memorial unveiling on November 9.

Several members of the Order of the Purple Heart were present for a proclamation naming Mint Hill as a Purple Heart City.

Mayor Biggers said, “Now, therefore, I, Ted H. Biggers, Jr., Mayor of the Town of Mint Hill, North Carolina, on behalf of the Board of Commissioners, do hereby bestow honorScreen Shot 2013-10-03 at 2.53.20 PM and gratitude upon the Military Order of the Purple Heart and proudly supports the recognition of the Town of Mint Hill as a “Purple Heart City in the State of North Carolina.”

Commander Mike Stubbs introduced accepted the proclamation and introduced the members of Wounded Warriors Chapter 634 that were present. Members represented military service from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

“These veterans are the reason we can live the way we live in the United States,” says Stubbs.

The Board of Commissioners came down to the floor to shake hands and congratulate the veterans at the conclusion of the presentation.

In other matters

• The board unanimously approved the appointments of four Mint Hill Madness Board of Directors. It was noted that a fifth and final member has not been found but the Mint Hill Board of Directors will continue planning and preparing for Mint Hill Madness and complete the process of receiving the needed 501 (c)(3) certification. The following four individuals were appointed to the Mint Hill Madness Board; Dalton Taylor, Tony Long, Julian Venable, and Scott Harris.

• The board reviewed

and voted unanimously to consider revising No- vember and December 2013 meeting schedule for Board of Commis- sioners meetings due to the holidays. The Board will meet November 14 and December 12. The November 28 and December 26 meetings have been cancelled.

• New Beginnings Community Church has filed for a request to add a residential use district R-VS (Residential Varied Style) to property located at 5613 Margaret Wallace Road and 5329 Markay Street. The church, due to its phenomenal growth, would like to build an overflow parking lot on the residential lot which is across from the church. Church leaders have met with local residents at the urging of the Board of Commission- ers to make sure they can address any neighboring property owners’ concerns. Resident Katie Jacks spoke in appreciation for the church’s commitment to being a good neighbor and eliciting feedback from the property owners adjacent to the lot, and others within the neighborhood. She wanted to make sure there were plans for cameras in addition to the lights. The parking lot plans were presented by the church’s developer. The board will vote on the parking lot and the zoning changes at the November 4 meeting.

• Plans for discussion of an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), Article 9 was postponed until the next meeting.

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