October Commissioners Meeting Recap

Mint Hill Town Hall.
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MINT HILL, NC – The October Commissioners Meeting held at Mint Hill Town Hall covered a few topics of interest to the public. However, most of the business was discussed behind closed doors before the public meeting. Therefore, much of what was on the agenda had already been predetermined days prior to the actual Board of Commissioners meeting.

The mayor and Commissioners at the recent Town Hall Meeting.
The mayor and Commissioners at the recent Town Hall Meeting.

The Mayor proclaimed the month of October to be National Arts and Humanities month in Mint Hill. This is a collective recognition of the importance of culture in America and within our local Charlotte area, including Mint Hill. In 1993, the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities was reestablished by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners as a month-long celebration. Its goals are to focus on access to the arts at local, state, and national levels, encouraging individuals, and organizations and communities to participate in the arts and to allow government and business to show their support of the arts. Finally, they raise public awareness about the positive impact and role the arts and humanities plays in our community and lives.

The Planning Board made a favorable recommendation on Case Docket # ZC22-4 filed by the Town of Mint Hill, presented by Rusty Rozzelle of Mecklenburg County, for a Post Construction Ordinance Text Amendment. The proposal addresses the state changes made to the table of uses for Goose Creek buffers. Since the town is required to have the same requirements as the state, the town must change the table in Mint Hill’s Post Construction Ordinance. The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the proposal.

There was a short discussion pertaining to the 2022 Land Use Plan that has been previously reported to the public. Interested residents can go online to the Town of Mint Hill website for all the details and information regarding the results of the report. Information was accumulated from committees, public workshops, and surveys that included local citizens and residents from the Town of Mint Hill. Commissioner Tony Long asked the question of how often the Town of Mint Hill historically has conducted a land use plan; the response was about every decade or 10-12 years. Commissioner Twanna Henderson requested clarification to define what light industrial zoning really means. The response received was that it’s broad: it can over offices, retail, warehouses, restaurants and even residential units. This could mean apartments or condos above retail stores and offices in a mixed-use complex.

Finally, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the proposed charter amendment ordinance prior to the adjournment of the meeting. There is an important election coming up on Tuesday, November 8. Please don’t forget to cast your ballot for the candidates of your choice.

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