Mint Hill Police Department, beginning July 1, 2013, MHPD will contract with Pineville Police Department for dispatch services. The service will include any calls for police from the the general public, residential and business. All 911 calls will be answered by Pineville Police Department, and 911 calls for Fire and/or Medic will be forwarded to […]
This June, the Town of Mint Hill is once again hosting June Tunes, a concert series featuring live performances from different bands each Friday evening, at 7:30, at the Mint Hill Town Hall, 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane. The concerts are free to attend and good for all members of the family. Concert goers […]
The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners and Mint Hill residents were updated on two important town issues at the meeting last Thursday, May 9.
Scott Cole, Division Traffic Engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation gave a presentation about roundabouts, and specifically the proposed roundabout to be built at the intersection of N.C. Hwy. 51 and Idlewild Road in Mint Hill.
Cole cited the main concerns for the construction of the roundabout, the same as the main concerns for any roundabout, are traffic efficiency and safety.
According to Cole, roundabouts are the safest intersection, can provide for high capacity and low delay, is good for all modes of transportation, including pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles, cars, and large trucks, has a geometric flexibility to fit in any location, and the aesthetic appeal.
For safety, Cole said that a regular intersection has 32 conflict points, or places where a collision is likely to occur, and that a roundabout has only 8, and provides for slower speeds and better angles.
Cole said that typical crash reductions following installation of roundabouts in rural areas of the United States could be as high as 74 percent.
Mecklenburg County can lose up to 41 acres per day to development, and one organization has started in their own backyards to get some of those acres back for the Mecklenburg area’s wildlife.
Habitat and Wildlife Keepers, or HAWK, is a grassroots organization of like-minded individuals who share an interest in conserving the environment and wildlife in the area.
HAWK is a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, and is the first national chapter of the wildlife federation in North Carolina.
Their territory is Southeastern Mecklenburg County and parts of Union County, but they are based in Matthews, where the organization has done extensive work.
“We are an enthusiastic group of wildlife lovers,” said HAWK treasurer and co-founder Carol Buie-Jackson.