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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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By |April 27th, 2012|Around Town, Government, Town Hall|0 Comments

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 […]

By |April 27th, 2012|Around Town, History|0 Comments

Armed Forces Museum participates at Vietnam Veterans Homecoming

(From the AFMAC website)

The Armed Forces Museum & Archives of the Carolinas (AFMAC) hosted an information table at the Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration 2012 event on March 31. The event, held to honor those who served in Vietnam, drew over 65,000 visitors and was sponsored by the USO of North Carolina, the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the NC Association of Broadcasters. […]

By |April 20th, 2012|Around Town|0 Comments

NY Port Authority World Trade Center flag flew in Mint Hill

The Charlotte Fire Department’s baseball team played the New York Port Authority last week at Rocky River High School. The two teams are both in their first year.
Civil service baseball teams have been around a long time, and the Charlotte FD team is the first official team since 1958. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department also has […]

By |April 19th, 2012|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Sports|29 Comments