Recent Board of Commissioners Meeting at Mint Hill Town Hall

The Mint Hill Town Hall. (Ed Berti).
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In a recent forum at Mint Hill Town Hall the Board of Commissioners held their monthly meeting to review important issues facing the town.

The Commissioners promptly accepted the following items on the agenda.  The April Tax Collector’s Report,  the March Treasurer’s Report and Financials, and approved the K-9 Retirement Resolution.

Blitz with his K-9 Handler and partner. (Ed Berti)

The K-9 retirement  resolution for “Blitz” was the highlight moment of the evening.  The canine was an excellent police officer for the Mint Hill Police Department who was involved in various active crime incidents, while assisting his partner, handler, and other officers throughout his four year career.  His dedication and commitment to helping solve crimes and assist his fellow officers is legendary.  We all wish “Blitz” well in retirement.

Also, we were informed by Police Chief Ledford the department has hired two new officers to be added to the force which is good for the community.

Boy Scouts who attended the meeting. (Ed Berti)

Another important item on the docket was to have a Bond Referendum on the ballot in the November election for $18 million.  A total of $15 million to be invested in Parks and Recreation, with another $3 million in town facility improvements.  This covered items 7,8,9 on the agenda.

The residents of Jefferson Colony a community of 55 homes since the early 1970’s made another bid for the Commissioner’s to reconsider the connectivity between the new 55 and up community of 247 housing units off Bartlett Road to have another entrance and exit added to the site.  The residents concern all along has been the potential of up to 500 additional vehicles who could travel through their quite neighborhood.  The response from the Commissioner’s continues to be we are all going to have to deal with growth and the additional traffic and congestion it brings into the community.  The residents have been seeking from the Commissioner’s to make an additional entry and exit a requirement on behalf of the developer.  The residents have said all along they have no issues with the development, only concerns about traffic and congestion in the area.  They believe the DOT should have required the developer to submit plans for a second primary entry and exit from the new community.

There were two other development sites on the agenda which were approved.  However, both business related requests.  Number ZC18-6 filed by Albemarle Road Associates requesting some minor changes to the original proposal on property located at Blair Road and Allen Station Drive.  The second on Number ZC18-5 filed by David Griffin requesting conditional use required by Mint Hill Business Park, for property located at 11128 Business Lane on Parcel Number 139-092-23.

Finally, Angela Lee, Director of Charlotte Water which operates the largest water treatment facilities in the state made a presentation.  Charlotte water is now the 17th largest in the nation, there have been no water quality violations, our drinking water is safe, and the city has rehabilitated 8600 miles of pipe improvement throughout the system.

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Ed Berti
Ed is retired and remains active as a freelance writer, local journalist and independent contractor. He is engaged in print and electronic media writing stories covering business, sports, hometown news and veteran's affairs including articles of interest to various media outlets. Ed is a graduate of Wagner College where he earned an MBA and holds a BBA from Pace University.
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