Mayor Ted Biggers announced last week that Carol Hull has been appointed to be on the library task force to represent the three southern towns (actually more eastern, but who’s counting?). Pineville, Matthews and Mint Hill, by consensus from the mayors and managers, could appoint one person to represent its combined interests. The following is how the library will fill the seats on the task force: Continue reading
Mint Hill Police are working in conjunction with NC Safe Kids and the DEA to collect unused prescription and over the counter drugs which are no longer needed or expired. Mint Hill Police will be collecting these drugs on Saturday September 25 from noon until 5 pm during the Mint Hill Madness. The drop off location will be the Police Safety Tent located at Town Hall in Mint Hill.
Residents will gather tonight at 7 pm at Pine Lake Country Club to discuss the latest draft of the CLUP, the plan that guides Mint Hill and ETJ development for the next 10 years. Some are calling for less high density housing while the designers of the plan–an advisory committee, town staff and the consultant HNTB–say it is necessary to have a variety of residential zoning. Here’s a color version of the map that was in this week’s Mint Hill Times.
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The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 last night to authorize Town Manager Brian Welch to finalize the purchase of 1.74 acres in Mint Hill Village for the new town hall. The sale of the land was held up because of an environmental report during the due diligence period that found a small amount of fill soil. Money was placed into an escrow account to replace some of the dirt.
The land cost the town $675,000 which was less than the $750,000 appraised value. Welch said Architect David Creech will now begin the drawings and that ground could be broken by the end of the year.
Commissioner Tina Ross voted against the purchase of the land. She said her vote should not have come as a surprise, adding that the town already owned 20 acres of land they could have built on. Mayor Ted Biggers has previously said that because most the infrastructure was already in place at Mint Hill Village, the town could save money. Read more in next week’s Mint Hill Times.
The town hall will be located at the apex of the traffic circle in the above map. The .1 acre in the traffic circle was also purchased by the town for a fountain or sculpture
Want to offer the town your two cents on where you would like to see more sidewalks? Come to the Pedestrian Plan Open House on August 31 at 6 pm. Here’s the link to the page on the the town’s website. Also, be sure to fill out the survey at this link.
The Pedestrian Plan is the result of a matching grant the town received earlier this year. The consultants HNTB are working with the town to develop the plan.