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Other Matthews news: Staff presents budget to the board

The Matthews Town Board of Commissioners received the proposed Fiscal Year 2010-2011 budget from Town Manager Hazen Blodgett during their meeting tonight. This budget focuses on maintaining current services for citizens during the continued economic recession.

The proposed budget for the Town would be $17,747,896. This is $210,421 less than the 2009-10 budget. There are no proposed tax or fee increases in the budget. The current tax rate will remain at .3325 cents per $100 valuation. “In this budget we have deferred and delayed important items including awarding employee merit raises, purchasing fewer police vehicles and other capital items, left open positions unfunded, and decreased staff training for the second year in a row. While we all recognize during these tough times this is the proper course of action, over time these cutbacks will impact our ability to provide government services,” said Matthews Town Manager Hazen Blodgett. […]

By |May 11th, 2010|Matthews|0 Comments

Town of Matthews recognized for excellence in communications

The Town of Matthews won first place for Branding and Logo Development and second place for the Town’s website in the second annual Excellence in Communications Awards.

Over the last year the Town of Matthews has worked extensively on a branding plan that included a communications plan, a logo and website redevelopment. This plan is part of the economic development initiative that is underway in Matthews.

“I am thrilled that award winning judges from around the U.S. recognize the hard work and thoroughness we have put into our branding project. We look forward to fully implementing our branding and economic development initiative over the next few years,” said Annette Privette Keller, Matthews Communications Director. […]

By |May 11th, 2010|Matthews|0 Comments

‘They Took My Farm’ man in Matthews gets more publicity

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You know the sign. It’s along Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Matthews, just before Idlewild Road. It’s Neubert Purser, the man who claims Matthews stole his farm so they could build a park. The Mint Hill Times, as well as Matthews and Charlotte newspapers have cover this story. And now the Carolina Journal has […]

By |May 4th, 2010|Matthews|13 Comments

Residents not happy with Matthews-area medical waste incinerator

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As Julie Rose of WFAE reports, Matthews residents are none-too-pleased that owners of the medical waste incinerator near Monroe Road will probably meet new EPA standards in 2014. Mecklenburg County Air Quality Director Don Willard said Healthcare Waste Solutions has been a good operator of the incinerator. He noted that past owners have […]

By |March 16th, 2010|Matthews|0 Comments