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Whose yard is it anyway?

May 17. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius is one of those places where some people get their boats detailed as often as their cars. And some don’t. It’s also the kind of place where homeowners’ associations keep things in their neighborhood nice and tidy. And a place where plenty of others yearn to be free of […]

$22M town budget on deck Monday evening

April 30. Cornelius Town Manager Anthony Roberts is expected to unveil the proposed 2017-2018 town budget at Monday evening’s Board Meeting. Town officials had previously indicated that they were aiming for a no-tax increase spending plan during the next fiscal year. The budget Roberts’ is working on is in the $22 million range, about the same as the […]

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Work to begin on Torrence Chapel, some re-routing

Oct. 7. By Dave Vieser. Just as the DOT finished adding a second northbound entrance lane to I-77 at Exit 28, Cornelius motorists have another bump in the road: Traffic in the southern end of Torrence Chapel Road will be disrupted for about six weeks while Charlotte Water replaces a forced sewer main. The project involves […]

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Community meeting on hotel Wednesday

Aug. 8. A community meeting on the hotel and convention center proposed for West Catawba Avenue and Waterview Drive in Cornelius will be held at 6:30 pm Wednesday Aug. 10 at Town Hall. As proposed, the hotel would have 14 stories and 302 rooms. While planning board chair Brian Simmons said the project “would be […]

Tax rate will rise 6% with new budget

June 21. By Dave Vieser. By a 4-1 margin, Cornelius Town commissioners approved a 1.5 cent increase in the town’s tax rate Monday. The $21.65 million FY 2017 budget will cost the owner of a median-priced $250,000 home about $37 more a year in town property taxes. The new rate is 25.5 cents per $100 assessed value. […]

Town board will vote on budget Monday

At their Monday June 20 meeting, the Cornelius Town Board is expected to adopt a new operating budget. The $21.88 million spending plan proposed by Town Manager Anthony Roberts calls for an 8.3 percent or 2 cent hike in the town’s tax rate. If approved by the Town Board, it would cost the owner of a median-priced $250,000 […]

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Tarte, business leaders, local officials call 11 am press conference

June 15. Just 17 hours after Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis muscled through a 5-0 no-confidence vote at Cornelius Town Hall, a former mayor of Cornelius will lead a press conference at 11 am today in Raleigh with another NC senator. Sen. David L. Curtis (R-Lincoln) and Sen. Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg) will hold a press conference  regarding […]

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Cornelius Town Board Will Ask Mayor to Resign

  June 13. The Cornelius Town Board has called a special meeting for 6 pm Tuesday to ask Mayor Chuck Travis to immediately resign. A resolution circulated amongst the commissioners Sunday and today declared a lack of confidence in the mayor’s “ability to effectively and fairly represent the Town of Cornelius and further, the Cornelius Town Board […]

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Mayor issues detailed response to furor over State Capitol visit

June 11. In a prepared statement, Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis defended his trip to Raleigh, along with Davidson Mayor John Woods, in support of the controversial Public Private Partnership that is building toll lanes on I-77 between Charlotte and Lake Norman. Here are his comments: “On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, at 5:15pm, I attended a meeting […]

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County Commissioner calls censured mayor’s behavior ‘traitorous’

June 11. ANALYSIS. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis chose June 8, “Town Hall Day” in the NC State Capitol, to express his personal views on widening I-77 to NC Sen. Philip Berger, the man who has so much to do with the ebb and flow of legislation in Raleigh. It was a peculiar […]

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