Board enforces junk vehicle code

The Board of Commissioners continued discussion on an appeal regarding a junk vehicle code violation. The code allows one junk vehicle to sit in the backyard with a cover. Ruthie Marciante’s property on Nelson Road has been declared in violation as it had three.The general statues defines a junk vehicle as one that does not display a current license plate, is partially dismantled or wrecked, cannot be moved in the manner it was intended, and/or is at least five years old and worth less than $500.

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Mint Hill changes procedures for rezoning amendments

The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners will meet April 12 to discuss rezoning amendments affecting the development plan approval procedures.
Currently, Mint Hill holds joint public hearings, requiring the Board of Commissioners and the Planning Board to meet together.  The proposed changes would eliminate the Planning Board’s required attendance.  State statues do not require the Planning Board to attend the meeting.

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Town shows residents A Day in the Park

 The event dubbed A Day in the Park was almost drowned out by storms on Saturday, March 24. Heavy rains swept through the area in the morning but sunshine prevailed in the afternoon and some of the events were able to take place. Under blue skies and puffy white clouds, Tone Your Temple offered free mini yoga lessons for those interested. A small crowd gathered to watch as the women went through the exercises. The event took place at the Park on Fairview as an incentive to get people to fill out an online survey about their interest in Mint Hill’s parks. Story and Photo by Joyce Lavene

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Mint Hill Commissioners sworn in for new term

Mint Hill Times

The Board was sworn in for another term.

Mint Hill Times

Mayor Ted Biggers was sworn in for another term last Thursday.

Mint Hill Commissioners were sworn back in on December 8 at the monthly regular board of commissioners meeting. The election results were certified by the town clerk who also gave the oath of office to Mayor Ted Biggers. Lloyd Austin was elected as mayor pro tem. There were no changes to committee assignments.

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2011 Mint Hill Election Results

For Mayor

Ted Biggers  1823 votes

Jean Bonner  644 votes

 

For Board of Commissioners

Lloyd Austin  1,685

Mickey Ellington  1,651

Brenda McRae  1,303

Tina Ross  1,409

Chris McAvoy  1,155

Eric Random  813

Derrick Snyder  547

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Emotions run high at recent Mint Hill meeting

 

The Mint Hill Times

In the current draft of the CLUP, the yellow area indicates areas where the town could see more dense growth.

Speakers during the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners meeting on July 21 were emotional during the public comments period. They were concerned about the new Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP). Each had an opposition to “urban style, high density neighborhoods”.

 

Their concerns included increased congestion, less of small town feel and overcrowding. Each person said they had received a flyer illustrating these points and had taken the survey which was available on the town’s website until June 20.

 

A few wondered why the 2000 land use plan, which was supposed to be viable for 20 years, is already being changed.

 

Mayor Ted Biggers addressed the speakers when the public forum was over. “Most of the members of this board endorsed the 2000 land use plan. We are well aware of what is on it. The new plan is not finished yet. It hasn’t been officially presented to the board to be considered. The public will be well advised when we are considering a vote on that. Once board members are able to look at the survey data, we will open it to the public.”

 

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