Before the normal Mint Hill Board of commissioners meeting last Thursday, January 10, the town held their quarterly developer’s workshop, hearing presentations from several area land developers.
The boards of commissioners from several local towns met with the Mecklenburg delegation of the North Carolina Legislators Thursday, January 3, in a called meeting to discuss legislative matters.
Town boards from Mint Hill, Cornelius, Matthews, Davidson, Pineville, and Huntersville met with members of the state legislature, including representative Bill Brawley, and senator Jeff Tarte, in a dinner meeting at Savour in Matthews.
“Try to sit with people you really don’t know too well, and encourage some conversation,” said Jim Taylor, mayor of Matthews. “I’m really pleased that everybody was able to come down here this evening, we have a good crowd—great crowd as a matter of fact.”
The Board of Commissioners met June 21 for a mini-retreat to discuss various issues regarding the plans for the new and current Town Hall buildings.
The current building will be renovated for the future police department. Construction will be minimal. Most walls will be kept as they are to keep costs low. Chief of Police Tim Ledford is reported to have approved the plans. The biggest renovations include enclosing the area between the John M. McEwen Assembly Room and the rest of the building, possibly adding a facade to the face of the building, and adding public parking at the front of the building, as the back will become enclosed.
The board considered furniture and procedures for acquiring and displaying artwork in the new Town Hall. Cushioned, armed chairs are being considered for the new assembly room. Commissioners expressed a desire for historical images of Mint Hill to be displayed throughout the building, as well as local art. They considered creating an art committee to work with arts organizations and professional decorators for display guidelines.
Other topics discussed included the future of cultural events that historically took place at the Town Hall, including Movies on the Lawn, June Tunes, Mint Hill Madness, and the lighting of the Christmas tree. They also discussed the cost effectiveness of moving the tree and the possibility of cutting it down.
Carol Hull presented the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Citizens Committee report to the Board of Commissioners last Thursday. She is a member of the committee, a team of citizens with professional experience in real estate, process improvements, information technology, and Mecklenburg County government.
The goal of this committee was “to review the functions and utilization of the main library, consider the feasibility of consolidating, downsizing, or relocating the functions of the main library” to another site. The committee met monthly from November 2011 to February 2012 to investigate library functions and ways to save money. Continue reading