What about the lights on the new Lawyers Road sidewalk?

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Construction of the Lawyers Road sidewalk several months ago.

Now that the sidewalk that connects Lawyers Glenn to Brighton Park is complete, and the ADA has said it meets their standards, the next thing is to get it lighted. As it is now, the sidewalk, which is actually a trail under ADA guidelines, weaves its way through a wooded area and can barely be traversed at night. Town Manager Brian Welch said the town will get lights on the sidewalk very soon.
“We are absolutely pursuing it,” he said. “We are not done with that in the least.”
It is not as simple as it seems, however. Floodlights can’t be used because of spill over light into Lawyers Road. Light fixtures, according to the DOT, have to be 50 feet from the road. One option Welch thinks may work are small pathway lights along the sidewalk. Either way, the sidewalk should be lighted soon, Welch said.

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Great prizes offered for tomorrow’s third annual Mint Hill Chili Cook-Off

The Town of Mint Hill will be sponsoring its third annual Chili Cook-Off on Wednesday, February 18 to support the Arts & Science Council’s Annual Fund Drive.  The event will take place in the John M. McEwen Assembly Room, Mint Hill Town Hall from 11:30 am to 2 pm.[singlepic=664,320,240,,right] ASC provides direct investments and services to arts, science and history/heritage organizations in Mint Hill and throughout Mecklenburg County.The public is invited to enter their chili, and all entries will be judged by a special-guest chef.  The cost is $5 to taste and vote for a favorite bowl.  There is no fee to enter your chili.  Attendees may also purchase full bowls-to-go for $3 each. The town has also scured several great prizes including tickets to Discovery Place, The Levine Museum of the South, the Charlotte History Museum and the Charlotte Children’s Choir. Please contact Robin Edwards or Michelle Farrar at Town Hall at 704-545-9726 for more information.

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Mint Hill Arts Gallery Crawl tonight

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Mint Hill Arts will have a gallery reception tonight to kick off the exhibition, “The view through the lens: a photographic journey.” The event takes place at the gallery in The Grace Building and lasts from 7-9 pm. In the above picture, Mint Hill Arts volunteers make last minute adjustments before tonight’s gallery crawl

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Mint Hill Board meetings to begin 30 minutes earlier

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.

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Letter of support needed for town grant

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

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