Regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Commissioners, held the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, will begin a little earlier. Beginning with the February 12, 2009 meeting of the Board of Commissioners, all regularly scheduled Mint Hill Board of Commissioners meetings will start at 7 pm. The Board voted at the end of last year to move the meetings up by 30 minutes so they could end earlier in the evening. Last week’s meeting, which began at 7:30 ended after two closed sessions, at 9:45.
Mint Hill is applying for the NCDOT Safe Routes to Schools Grant, and as they asked with the last grant, Letters of Support from Community members and Stakeholders are requested. The grant, if awarded, would provide funding to design and build a sidewalk along Bain School Road from Fairview Road to the Meadows of Mint Hill Subdivision. Visit the Web site the town created or call Dana Clukey if you have any
questions: 704-545-9726 or www.minthill.com/SRTS
On January 24, Trendy Tots will be sponsoring a birthday party for Birthday Blessings. Birthday Blessings is a non profit charity that goes into battered women’s shelters and throws birthday parties for the children who are living there. This is the only birthday party that many of the kids will ever have. Continue reading
Mint Hill Arts opens the new year with their January newsletter. One class we think that would be fun to take is Carlos Alvarez Cotera’s drawing class. From the newsletter:
Registration for the Spring Class schedule is open. Classes for adults and children 3 & up
include drawing, pastel, acrylic, oil, watercolor, clay, beading, and printmaking.
The beginning of the new year marks the final days for North Carolina National Guard and Reserve members and their families to nominate supportive employers for the 2009 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. With 69 nominations from North Carolina already submitted, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, continues to encourage nominations of employers who have gone above and beyond in their support of military employees. Nominations will be accepted at www.FreedomAward.mil through January 19, 2009. The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Continue reading
District 21 of The Order of the Eastern Star donated 23 stuffed bears and bunnies to the Mint Hill Fire Department today. The program is a state-wide initiative where districts collect stuffed animals to donate to fire departments. The bears and bunnies are used to help console kids on emergency calls. The kids get to keep the stuffed animals if they want. In all, District 21, which includes Mint Hill, collected 222 stuffed animals from July to October. In the photo, Della Sperlbaum, DDGM and Ron Sperlbaum, DDGP of the 21st District pose for pictures in front of a Mint Hill fire truck.