On Saturday Carolina Health Systems held a Fall Fest. Free health and wellness testing and information was provided. In addition there was food, face painting, a bouncy house and pumpkin decorating.
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.” […]
Charles Kelleher Harris
Blythe Construction was awarded the bid to complete several annual resurfacing projects in Mint Hill.
“This will be strictly resurfacing,” said Town Manager Brian Welch.
Old Oak, Barnsdale, Cromarty, Carnegie, Pine Lake and Beaver Dam Lanes are on this year’s “to do” list, along with MiniMac and Mint Forest Drives, Terry Terrace, Gloman Court and Pine Hill Road.
“We opened the bids on September 30, but our Public Works Director was talking to and meeting on-site with contractors a couple of weeks prior to that,” Welch explained.
According to Welch Blythe Construction was the low bidder offering just over $446,808 to complete all the slated streets. […]
Mint Hill Arts has named Jennie Martin Tomlin Volunteer of the Month for October. She was recognized at the recent Opening Reception for the “People’s Choice Award Show” at the Gallery, located at 11205 Lawyers Rd, Mint Hill.
The honoree, a long-time member of Mint Hill Arts, is an accomplished and noted artist, whose work is often exhibited at shows. Last year she took First Place in MHA’s watercolor show for her “Roses, Always Roses.” She also won Best of Show for her watercolor “Blue on Blue” at the Falling Rivers Art Gallery in Albemarle. As a dedicated member of the intake committee for several years, she has given many hours of service in this capacity. […]
By Charles Kelleher Harris
The Board of Commissioners heard a presentation on behalf of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools seeking approval and support for a tax increase that would potentially impact schools across the county.
The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners voted to propose a quarter-cent (1/4 of a penny) sales tax increase on the November 4 ballot.
According to Marinn Bengel of Together4Meck, who made the presentation, this small increase would potentially provide an additional $35 million per year to the revenue for Mecklenburg County.
“County commissioners will direct 80 percent of the revenue generated by the increase to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools,” Bengel explained, “7.5 percent will go to Central Piedmont Community College. Another 7.5 percent to the Arts and Science Council and 5 percent to the counties public libraries.” […]
By Leah Schmalz
King Tiger Tae Kwon Do provided a variety of pumpkin-related activities at their fall festival on Saturday. Held in the studio’s parking lot and adjacent field, the event featured “Pumpkin Chunkin,” where participants used a trebuchet to launch pumpkins into a giant metal bucket. Guests could also shoot paintballs at pumpkins using slingshots […]