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Keeping the Mint Hill library open: Where do we stand now?

After the third meeting in less than a week yesterday between towns and library officials, a deal seems to be in the works to keep the Mint Hill library open. Library officials drafted a memorandum of understanding that calls for each town to give either cash or in-kind donations that will amount to more than […]

By |June 18th, 2010|Mecklenburg County, Town Hall|0 Comments

Mint Hill Police Chief Ledford: Say ‘no’ to collective bargaining

A bill in Congress sponsored and introduced April 12 by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, (D-Nev.) would override states and allow police, firefighters and emergency personnel have collective bargaining powers. Mint Hill’s Police Chief, Tim Ledford, thinks it’s a bad idea:
Mint Hill Police Chief Tim Ledford, president of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of […]

By |May 18th, 2010|Town Hall, Washington|0 Comments

Latest library news: Towns will get involved, but at what price?

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library sent a press release today with encouraging news: The City of Charlotte, as well as surrounding towns, seem willing to pitch in funds to help keep the libraries open. Only three branches are now slated to be closed: Checkit Outlet (downtown Charlotte), Carmel, and the Belmont Center.

Meanwhile, library officials have met with representatives of all the towns in Mecklenburg County to see what kind of level of involvement towns can make toward keeping libraries open. The City of Charlotte, which has eight libraries, has offered to pitch in. And surrounding towns also seem interested. At last night’s Mint Hill Board of Commissioners meeting, Mayor Ted Biggers said the town is interested in helping the library, but only if it is fair across the board. […]

By |May 14th, 2010|Mecklenburg County, Town Hall|0 Comments

In Matthews, Privilege License bills due April 30

What’s one difference between doing business in Mint Hill and Matthews? Mint Hill does not have a business license requirement, and Matthews does, only it is called a “Privilege License.”
The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners discussed adding a business license requirement at its last retreat. Commissioner Tina Ross said it would be a good way to keep track of who is doing business in the town. Mayor Ted Biggers argued that he wouldn’t want to add any financial burden to businesses in the town, especially in a recession. There are no plans in the works to add the license in Mint Hill.

Here’s the ins and outs of Matthews license: […]

By |April 22nd, 2010|Town Hall|0 Comments