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Tonight’s Mint Hill movie on the lawn: Toy Story 3

Last week’s Movie on the Lawn drew one of the largest crowds ever for the event. This week’s movie, Toy Story 3, should do the same. The movie begins at dusk (around 8:15 pm) and you are encouraged to bring a blanked or lawn chair.

By |May 13th, 2011|Around Town, Arts, Town Hall|0 Comments

Commissioners break ground for new town hall

The town of Mint Hill held an informal groundbreaking ceremony for the new town hall last Friday. The event was to coincide with the 40th year that the town was incorporated. Mayor Ted Biggers, commissioners Lloyd Austin, Mickey Ellington, Brenda McRae and Tina Ross as well as town staff, members of the planning board, architects from Creech and Associates and representatives from Edifice Inc. […]

By |March 17th, 2011|Around Town, Development, Town Hall|2 Comments

Ground breaking on new town hall is this Friday

The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners has set the groundbreaking for the new town hall for this Friday at 11 am at the Mint Hill Village site. The groundbreaking is set to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the town’s incorporation in 1971.

By |March 7th, 2011|Development, Town Hall|0 Comments

Are pit bulls mean dogs? We ask the president of a pit bull association

The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners is currently looking into the possibility of adjusting its ordinances to help curb dog attacks in the town. This comes on the heels of a recent attack in Mint Hill in which a young boy was severely injured, and an attack in Waxhaw that killed a young girl.
Several supporters of animals, and particular pit bulls, spoke at Thursday’s meeting. Kathy Minter of Mint Hill gave a passionate speech about protecting the animals from unnecessarily strict laws.
“Keep in mind there are no bad dogs,” she told the board during the public comments time of the meeting. “There are only bad owners.”
She also told the board that if a resolution or bill gets passed that it should be for the benefit of the dog and that owners need to be held more responsible.
Also speaking at the meeting was Michael Davis, the President of the National American Pit Bull Terrier Association.

Davis lives in Charlotte.
The Mint Hill Times caught up with Davis later to ask him about pit bulls. Are they really “mean” dogs?

Q. You are the President of the National American Pit Bull Terrier Association. What do you love so much about pit bulls?
A. I found them to be the dog breed that I took to most. I found them to be a very misunderstood breed with a huge discrepancy between what I’ve experienced with them and how they are portrayed. They are a very loving, loyal breed of dog and want nothing more than to please.  Unfortunately,  people have used those traits for the wrong reasons.

Q. There have been several recent high profile pit bull attacks in the area. Are pit bulls more prone than other dogs to attack?
A. No, they are no more prone to attack than any other breed of dog.  There are many other breeds of dogs that have incidents happen but they are not reported as sensationally.  The ‘pit bull,’ because of their fighting history, was specifically bred to be Non-human aggressive since the owners had to be able to go and pick up their injured dogs and a dog is most likely to bite when scared or injured.  […]

By |February 3rd, 2011|Government, Town Hall|15 Comments

Mint Hill wants your input in designing survey questions for land-use planning map

About 70 people showed up last night to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan survey-planning workshop. Suggestions for survey questions will be taken until December 10 and can be emailed, faxed or brought by in person to town hall. Here are the documents that will help you in creating questions for the survey:

The 2010 Request for […]

By |December 1st, 2010|Development, Town Hall|0 Comments

Want input on how to frame CLUP survey questions?

Call it a survey for a survey. When a group of citizens caught wind of a draft of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan about six months ago, the town staff and Board of Commissioners were forced to pull back the reigns on a plan they had developed in conjunction with a citizen advisory committee over […]

By |November 30th, 2010|Development, Town Hall|0 Comments