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Matthews budget decreases by 2.6 percent

The Matthews Board of Commissioners received the proposed Fiscal Year 2009-2010 budget from Town Manager Hazen Blodgett during its regularly scheduled meeting. This budget focuses on maintaining current services for citizens during this economic recession.

The proposed budget for the town would be $17,958,317. This is $468,310 less or a 2.6 percent decrease from the 2008-09 budget. There are no proposed tax or fee increases in the budget. The current tax rate will remain at .3325 cents per $100 valuation. “This is a difficult time for everyone,” Blodgett said. […]

By |May 12th, 2009|Matthews|0 Comments

Kim Rhodarmer named Executive Director of Matthews HELP Center

Matthews HELP Center announced the addition of Kim Rhodarmer as Executive Director. Rhodarmer has more than 16 years of experience providing assistance to children and families in crisis through both CMS Schools as a School Social Worker at both Crown Point and Winterfield Elementary Schools, and prior to that as a Juvenile Court Counselor in Mecklenburg County North Carolina and Lexington County, S.C. She has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout her career, the most recent being the Employee Excellence Award through CMS in May 2008.
From the press release:
As the new Executive Director, she is a welcomed addition to our staff and volunteers as she brings a fresh perspective to increase assistance to people in our area and establish new partnerships. Kim has the dedication, commitment, and motivation to propel this organization to a new level of service for the Matthews community. […]

By |May 5th, 2009|Matthews, Non-profit|0 Comments

Want to learn how to play disc golf?

You’ve probably driven past the disc golf course at the Park on Fairview in Mint Hill. The well maintained course attracts players from all over the area. But just how do you play disc golf? And what kind of discs are the best to use? Matthews is hosting a free disc golf clinic May 16 […]

By |April 28th, 2009|Matthews|0 Comments

Matthews first quarter crime rate drops

The total number of crimes committed in Matthews dropped five percent during the first quarter of 2009 when compared to the first quarter of 2008. The number of crimes dropped from 551 to 523.

Violent crime in Matthews remains extremely low (they accounted for 14 of the 523 total crimes reported.) There were no murders or rapes reported during this period. Additionally, larcenies (down 16%), burglaries (down 3%), and auto thefts (down 50%) also declined. […]

By |April 24th, 2009|Matthews, Police|0 Comments

Women needed for Habitat for Humanity project

In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, construction crews of women volunteers, including recording artist Trisha Yearwood, will be pounding nails and raising walls at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2 – 10. Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity of Matthews are looking for local women volunteers to work one day on a Habitat Matthews’ construction site during the nine-day event. Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary. […]

By |April 14th, 2009|Good deeds, Matthews|0 Comments

Crestdale to be recognized as a School to Watch

Crestdale Middle staff and students will celebrate being named a “School to Watch” today at 1 pm. The national award recognizes middle schools for success in four areas: academic achievement, adolescent development, equitable education and organizational processes for academic growth. Special guests at today’s celebration include Board of Education member Ken Gjertsen, Superintendent Dr. Peter […]

By |April 14th, 2009|Matthews, Schools|0 Comments