Public Meeting of Commissioners and Mayor Held on January 9th

Board of Commissioners, Patrick Holton, Tony Long, Mike Cochrane, Dale Dalton. (Ed Berti)
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Commissioner Long asking a developer pertinent questions. (Ed Berti)

Enter a new era for the Town of Mint Hill. We now have a newly elected Board of Commissioners who held their first meeting as public servants along with our new Mayor of Mint Hill Brad Simmons.

This is truly a historic event, because not only are there two newly elected Commissioners Tony Long and Patrick Holton. We have a new Mayor for the first time in 20 years with the retirement of former Mayor Ted Biggers.

The agenda was not what we would consider being beyond the normal variety. However, the information provided was useful for the local citizens of Mint Hill. Also, it is important to note, the meeting at the Town Hall was packed with residents, a good sign the people who live in this town want to be informed. Community involvement is essential and is fully supported by Mayor Simmons.

New Mayor Brad Simmons presiding over the meeting. (Ed Berti)

There was a developers workshop held prior to the meeting with presentations made by Philip Hayes, Land Investment Resources pertaining to a possible residential development at the intersection of Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road and Happy Hollow Drive. A second presentation made by Mike Davis, Epcon Communities, regarding a potential development at 1433 Idlewild Road.

The primary topic of discussion covered a residential development consisting of 216 single-family lots. A total of 125 of these lots have widths between 40′ and 70′. The remaining 91 lots are planned for the construction of townhomes. The petition by the applicant Streetscape Land Partners, LLC pertains to a request for a conditional rezoning to the downtown overlay. The existing zoning is “R” and the proposed zoning is “R DO-A (CD)” which will be reviewed by the Planning Board on January 27, 2020. Currently, the Board of Commissioners is scheduled to review on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

The proposed plan includes two access points on Lawyers Road and a plan for a future connection at the southeast corner. The connection to Crest Hill is proposed for emergency vehicle access only.

Other topics of interest include the Mayor’s announcement of his office hours at the Mint Hill Town Hall. The hours of availability will be on every Tuesday between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. There is no appointment necessary, just drop in and say what is on your mind.

Finally, check the Mint Hill website, you will notice the Mint Hill Madness event date for this year is May 15-17 not Memorial Day weekend. Also, the only parade planned will be the Christmas Parade being held on December 5, 2020.

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