Charles Kelleher Harris
Mint Hill Commissioners voted unanimously to finalize the purchase of property at 9801 Brief Road for a total of $670,000. This decision comes on the feet of the news that Mint Hill had been awarded a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant totaling $335,000.
The PARTF grant application was submitted early this year and was approved by the state in late September.
It is a matching grant, meaning that the town must match the $335,000 in order to purchase land to be used for a future park.
Talks commenced almost immediately about usage of the 20 plus acres at 9801 Brief Road. Many have asked for a recreational complex that would feature playing fields.
“This is the last step to finalize the process,” said Town Manager Brian Welch. “We will be having a discussion here shortly about planning.” […]