Mint Hill Commissioners adopt resolution on bond orders

Mayor Ted Biggers and the Board of Commissioners. (Ed Berti)
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The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners on Thursday night approved the adoption of a resolution regarding bond orders to authorize the issuance of $3 million in general obligation public facility bonds and $15 million in general obligation for Parks and Recreation bonds.  Therefore setting up a public hearing and directing publication of notice to town residents.

Town Manager Brian Welch recommended a budget of $13.545 million, with a tax rate remaining at 0.27 per $100 valuation.  The current $10 registered motor vehicle fee would remain unchanged.

Mayor Ted Biggers presenting award to Ronald Freeman. (Ed Berti)

The budget includes $100,000 for fire station expansion, a maintenance employee, a replacement pick-up truck for public works, five replacement vehicles for the police department and a 5.0% increase for non-command police officers and staff.

Meanwhile, other topics on the agenda of significance are the following which was approved by the Commissioners.  (A) May Tax Collector’s report, (B) Street acceptance for Hove Road in Brighton Park Subdivision, (C) Streets acceptance for the Telfair Subdivision, (D) April and May Treasurer’s report and financials, (E) Finance department accounting technician job description, (F) Street acceptance of Credit Union Way, (G) Police department major job description, (H) Second Amendment of the operating and service agreement with the Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department.

The Public hearing regarding the Town of Mint Hill budget for the current fiscal year ending is set for June 30th.  Also, Albemarle Road Associates and Par 5 Development Group have requested text amendment changes under item docket numbers  ZC18-6 and  ZC18-7 were approved by the commissioners and supported by the planning board.

All three Planning Board members were approved and reappointed by the commissioners for another term.  The three new members approved for appointment on the Park and Recreation committee are Julie Griggs, David Thompson, Nicole Bertrand.  While Michelle McDonald was reappointed for an additional term.  Also, recognition was given to Ronald Freeman for Outstanding Service to the Community by Mayor Ted Biggers.

Finally, Carol Hull 2017-18 Co-President of the Mint Hill Women’s Club made an informative presentation about the contribution the club makes to our community.  The Club has donated $30,000 back into the community.  In the month of May 2018 $6,841 was sent to various beneficiaries with CPCC Foundation receiving $4,500 for students to attend the college.  Other recipients include Mint Hill Arts, Mint Hill Fire Department, Idlewild Fire Department, Honor the Warriors, Mint Hill library, Servant’s Heart, and Pottery 51.  The Club has a membership of 90 ladies who have a vision to provide service to our community through volunteering and fundraising.  All proceeds one hundred percent is invested back into the Mint Hill community.

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