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Matthews’ bond rating upgraded

Standard and Poor has upgraded the Town of Matthews’ Bond Rating from AA to AA+ which is one step below the highest rating available. The highest rating is AAA.

“The rating is reaffirmation that the Town’s financial health is stable and the general creditworthiness of the Town is great,” said Matthews Town Manager Hazen Blodgett. “We […]

By |March 1st, 2011|Matthews|0 Comments

Matthews Fire and EMS Department project almost complete

Parking and landscaping improvements at the Matthews Fire & EMS Department are nearing completion. This is the first major improvement to the site since the parking lot was constructed in the late 1980s. The wear and tear on a 30 year parking lot with 88,000 pound trucks entering and exiting the site had caused the lot to be in […]

By |February 25th, 2011|Matthews|0 Comments

Matthews wins Centralina Council of Governments award

The Town of Matthews won the Excellence in Service to Citizens for their Library volunteers Program. Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) presented their Annual Awards at the Meeting of the CCOG Board of Delegates on February 9, 2011. The awards celebrate the work of member governments and honor the outstanding achievements which work collectively to achieve regional goals.

CCOG […]

By |February 14th, 2011|Government, Matthews|0 Comments

Renovations to Squirrel Lake Park begins Monday

Squirrel Lake Park will be getting a facelift beginning Monday. The Matthews park will get a restroom facility, new playground equipment and swing structures for children aged 2-12, improvements and additional spaces to the parking lot. Also included in the project is an asphalt connector trail that will run from Pleasant Plains Road through the park to Four Mile Creek Greenway, a handicap accessible fishing pier, a new shelter near the pond and improvements to existing trails in the park. […]

By |February 9th, 2011|Matthews|0 Comments

Matthews’ Four Mile Creek Greenway nears completion

Four Mile Creek Greenway in Matthews is nearing completion. The greenway is a $1.6M joint project between the Town of Matthews and Mecklenburg County. Trail A, which goes from East John St. to Brenham Lane, is complete. Trail B, which goes from S. Trade Street to near Squirrel Lake Park should be completed within the […]

By |January 24th, 2011|Development, Matthews|0 Comments

Living Legacy Tree selected in Matthews

A willow oak tree at Matthews Elementary School has been designated as the first Living Legacy Tree in Matthews. The tree is considered to be 80-100 years old. The Living Legacy Trees are trees with specific structural, species, historical or aesthetic characteristics that make them unique specimens and of value to the community.

The public is […]

By |January 18th, 2011|Matthews|0 Comments