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Matthews names police and support persons of the year

The officers of the Matthews Police Department have chosen Roy Sisk as the Police Officer of the Year and Hubert Adams, the Police Support Person of the Year. The Matthews Chamber of Commerce presented the awards.
Sgt. Roy Sisk joined the Matthews Police Department in 2003. He supervises the Patrol
Division and is a member of the Special Resource Team. A native of Alabama, Roy graduated from Wingate University with a B.S. degree and he completed his Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification at Western Piedmont Community College.

Before joining the Matthews Police Department he worked for eight years at the Marshville Police Department where he was a sergeant. […]

By |June 21st, 2011|Matthews|29 Comments

Tucker: design bill lacks ‘teeth’

A bill that would limit the guidelines municipalities can have in dictating the look of homes is now in committee in the state house. If passed, it could have repercussions for municipalities across the state.
Senate Bill 731, named the Zoning/Design and Aesthetic Controls bill, passed the senate on May 17 by a vote of 38-10. It was introduced by Mecklenburg County Senator Dan Clodfelter and seeks to “clarify when a municipality or a county may enact zoning ordinances related to design and aesthetic controls.”
The bill is now in committee in the state house awaiting a vote that will send it to the floor. Representatives will then vote again and send it back to the senate for the final vote.
State Senator Tommy Tucker (Dist. 35), who represents the Mint Hill area, said the version of the bill that came of the senate was softened and lacked the “teeth” it once had. He said that is why he voted for it.
“The paragraph that was limiting to municipalities was taken out,” he said. “This is a gut check for both entities—builders and municipalities.”
He said there has been very little response to the bill from the public or towns and acknowledged that towns don’t always know what’s happening in Raleigh.
Both Mint Hill and Matthews town leadership crafted a letter that voiced opposition to the bill. It will be sent to state legislators who represent the area. […]

By |June 9th, 2011|Development, Matthews, Raleigh, Town Hall|0 Comments

Matthews announces a new app for mobile phones

The Town of Matthews has released a mobile application that will allow citizens to have instant access to the Town’s website, to report items such as a pothole or a malfunctioning traffic light. The MyMatthews Application is free and is available for IPhones and Droids now. A version for Blackberry and independent devices is coming soon.

“We are always exploring ways to better communicate with our citizens. This mobile app allows people on the go to quickly access information about the Town or to reach us about a concern they may have,” said Matthews Mayor Jim Taylor. “The application will allow our organization to use cutting edge technology to be even more efficient.” […]

By |June 8th, 2011|Development, Matthews|0 Comments

Presbyterian Hospital-Matthews honors the military

Presbyterian Hospital-Matthews held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony last Thursday. The hospital honored veterans and currently-serving military personnel. The ceremony featured an aerial demonstration, wreath laying ceremony, recognition of the Armed Services and service anthems performed by the Sun Valley High School Band. Special remarks were offered by Brigadier General Gary Wilfong of the […]

By |June 2nd, 2011|Around Town, Matthews, Town Hall|24 Comments

Matthews will de-annex nine properties

 

 

It’s not too often you see a town de-annex, but that’s what’s happening in Matthews. Nine lots on Community Park Drive will be de-annexed by the town. Stallings will in turn will take them over. Residents along the road asked to be de-annexed because it makes more sense to utilize Stallings town services and not Matthews. That’s […]

By |May 24th, 2011|Around Town, Matthews|0 Comments

Students create art to show how they would prevent violence

Students from Matthews Elementary School recently participated in a Silence the Violence Poster Contest. The contest is sponsored annually by the Matthews Police Department. Students are asked to tell a story on how they will work to prevent violence using their artistic skills.
Winners of the contest are invited to spend the day shadowing the Mayor, Town Manager, Police […]

By |May 13th, 2011|Matthews, Police, Schools|2 Comments