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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There will be no tax or fee increase in the town of Matthews if the town board approves the budget submitted to them Monday by Town Manager Hazen Blodgett. The fiscal year 2011-2012 budget proposed by Blodgett would be $18,517,074. The budget reflects a revenue neutral tax rate due to the county’s property revaluation. Revenue neutral is the tax rate that will bring in the same amount of tax revenue as the current tax rate and is increased to reflect growth in the tax base between reappraisals.
Town Board members will make a decision on the tax rate and the Town budget before June 30, 2011 as required by state law.
“We continue to experience the effects of the recession with limited revenues. Over the last two years we have made significant cuts to our budget. We have put off purchasing equipment and resources as well as not replacing vacant positions,” said Blodgett. “In this year’s budget we have been able to include some items that we have put off replacing as we expect to see a slight increase in our revenues and we do not want to experience any negative impact to the services we provide our citizens.”
A public hearing will be held on the budget on May 23 at 7 pm. […]