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Mint Hill Board holds meeting to discuss 2015-16 budget

By Leah Schmalz

Last Tuesday the Board of Commissioners met for a special called meeting to discuss the budget for fiscal year 2015-2016. Town Administrator Brian Welch reviewed the proposed budget, which totals $12,951,436. Last year the budget totaled $12,578,878.

The manager recommendation for the general fund decreased from $11,639,898 last year to $11,235,238. The decrease is […]

Mint Hill holds retreat to review future goals

By Leah Schmalz

Mint Hill members of council and staff met Friday and Saturday to review priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. One of the highlights was a presentation from Robert Bush, president of the Arts and Science Council (ASC).

The ASC is changing its approach with a new cultural vision plan that includes goals like increasing programming for students from pre-k through 12th grade, restoring in- and out-of-school field trips at no cost and bringing the arts to areas that are underserved, including Mint Hill. “We want to expand deeper into the county to make sure everyone has access across the community,” Bush said.

The plan requests an increase in the monetary contribution from local communities. By 2020, ASC hopes to secure $1.30 per capita from each supporting community, which amounts to about $42,000 for Mint Hill. The increase would be gradual, starting with a jump from the current contribution of $10,000 to $16,000 for next fiscal year. Over the next 10 years, ASC plans to develop a source of revenue from the public sector that would replace and expand upon contributions from the towns, city and county.
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By |March 15th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|1 Comment

Mint Hill Chamber hears hospital update

By Charles Kelleher Harris
At the monthly Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce member luncheon, members were updated on the progress of the Novant Hospital construction. 
The guest speaker was Mike Riley, President of Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. He  will head up development and construction of the Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center. Riley will also be hospital administrator at the new location just outside Mint Hill town limits. 
“Mint Hill is a tremendous place to be,” Riley told Chamber members. “It is a growth center.” 
Before offering an update on development and  actual construction of the new hospital, Riley offered an overview of Novant Health Systems. 
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By |January 29th, 2015|Around Town, Breakiing News, Development, Featured Posts, Real Estate|1 Comment

Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce College Scholarship applications available

The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce invites graduating high school seniors in the class of 2015, who will attend a two or four-year college, to apply for its inaugural College Scholarship Program.

The Mint Hill Chamber will award a one-time schol- arship of $1,000 to one male, and one female who reside within the incorporated limits […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Development, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments