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Board meets for preliminary budget hearing

The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners met Monday evening for a preliminary budget meeting. The board heard from Parks and Recreation, the Planning Board, and the police and fire departments.
Parks and Recreation requested various equipment, including a sweeper truck, a water tank which is currently borrowed from the fire department, a straw blower, a stump grinder, though it was said it could be just as effective to pay for that service, and a Bobcat utility vehicle. Parks and Rec is asking for a total of $387,000.
The Planning Board’s budget looks very similar to last year’s. Last year it received $323,360 of the budget, and this year it is asking for $323,961. Costs include vacant positions, a reassignment of a planner to senior planner. A senior planner would be authorized to make decisions and support the department since jobs have been cut on the county level.

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By |April 27th, 2012|Around Town, Government, Town Hall|0 Comments

Sue Myrick will not seek another term in Congress

Sue Myrick announced today she will not seek another term representing District 9 in the U.S. Congress. She has represented the 9th District since 1995. Here’s the statement she released on Facebook today:
“After thoughtful discussion with my family, I have decided not to run for another term in Congress. I’m grateful for the privilege of […]

By |February 7th, 2012|Politics|0 Comments

Stinson-Wesley appointed to District 6 seat

The Mecklenburg County Schoolboard last week appointed Rev. Amelia Stinson-Wesley╩to fill the District 6 seat left open by Tim Morgan who was elected as an at-large member of the board last year. Stinson-Wesley was one of 12 candidates who wanted the seat . She was sworn in on January 10.
Stinson-Wesley is a United Methodist minister […]

By |January 16th, 2012|Government, Politics|0 Comments

Meet the candidates for Mint Hill Mayor

Mint Hill will vote for a mayor again on November 8. There are two candidates—present mayor Ted Biggers and local business owner,  Jean Bonner. A mayor sets the pace for the board and presides over meetings. The mayor also cast votes if there is a tie between the commissioners. […]

By |October 26th, 2011|Government, Politics, Politics 2011|2 Comments

Mint Hill will most likely get a new state senator in latest redistricting map

Mint Hill will no longer be in State Senate District 35 according to the latest Republican-drawn redistricting map released today. Mint Hill’s new district will be 41 which runs mostly along I-485 from Matthews, to Mint Hill to north Mecklenburg County.
The map will still need a final vote—most likely in late July—and there could be […]

By |July 12th, 2011|Government, Raleigh|0 Comments

Myrick applauded for her stance against the estate tax

 The American Family Business Institute applauded Rep. Sue Myrick for her support to permanently repeal the Federal Estate Tax.

Rep. Myrick  and 150 other members of Congress have signed the “Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act” (HR 1259), originally sponsored by Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX-8) and Mike Ross (D-AR-4).
“Representative Myrick is a champion for death tax repeal,” said AFBI President Dick […]

By |July 12th, 2011|Washington|0 Comments