By Michele Dotson
First came the new Mint Hill Town Hall.
Then came the geese.
Drawn to the open space and newly planted grass, they came in numbers. First flocking to the grassy area, they soon began to wander the sidewalks and walk boldly up to the front doors.
Visitors soon had to dodge goose droppings, which are not only unsightly, but they can also be a health hazard.
To combat the problem humanely, the town purchased two dog silhouettes, which measure 24 inches high and 34 inches from tail to nose.
The dogs are made out of weather resistant plastic and are guaranteed to last three to four years. Continue reading
A few small problems were reported, but, according to Police Chief Tim Ledford, the transition has been smooth.
“We have a couple of locks not working,” says Ledford. “We had a leak in the men’s locker room that was taken care of this morning, and the phones were not working properly.”
The Board of Commissioners approved the renovations of the former Mint Hill Town Hall in March, 2012.
The architects worked hard to make effective use of the space in order to provide the police department with what they need to do their job effectively.
“We went from about 5,000 square feet to 7,800 square feet,” says Ledford. “In the old building, we had to put three units together to make one, and it wasn’t very effective.” Continue reading
A goose is nestling in the flowerbeds
around the Mint Hill Town Hall Christmas
tree. She and her mate are closely guarding
their nest of eggs, which should be hatching
any day now, according to Town Clerk
Beth Hamrick. She said the geese have been
there for at least three weeks. Last year
someone mysteriously planted corn around
the tree. “Last year corn, this year geese,”
joked Hamrick. The little goslings will be a
cute addition to the Town Hall landscape.