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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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60-day moratorium adopted by Cornelius Town Board

April 4. By Dave Vieser. Cornelius town officials have unanimously adopted a 60 day moratorium for subdivisions and development permits within  the “Highway Commercial District” west of I-77. The moratorium, which will run through June 2, was adopted at the board’s Monday April 3 meeting. “This short-term moratorium allows the Town the time to study and evaluate […]

Inspiration behind Exit 28 bridge decapitated at 90

April 1. Serial e​ntrepreneur Winnie Ruth Judd​ is dead. The 90-year-old doyenne of high society in The Peninsula ​was the owner of a luxury luggage store in Jetton Village as well as the “cutlery store to the stars” in Beverly Hills where football star O.J. Simpson was a frequent customer. ​She was also a reformed […]

Jim Duke will seek re-election

Another member of the Cornelius Town Board has announced his intention to seek re-election. Town Commissioner Jim Duke will run for a third term on the Cornelius Board of Commissioners. First elected in 2013, Duke said his focus will continue to be “listening to our citizens, bringing our whole town together as one community, and […]

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Cornelius budget draft calls for level tax rate in FY18

March 14. By Dave Yochum. While still in the preliminary stages, the town manager’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year looks like it will maintain the tax rate at the same level. The budget Town Manager Anthony Roberts’ budget is working on is in the $22 million range, about the same as the current […]

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Jetton safety study options unveiled at Town Board

Sept. 21. By Dave Vieser. An $11,400 safety study designed to address ways to improve traffic safety on Jetton Road between West Catawba Avenue and Charlestowne Lane suggests a partially closed median at the intersection of Old Jetton and Jetton, and erecting a roundabout at the intersection of Charlestowne Lane and Jetton Road. Town Board […]

Town Board OKs cell tower, appoints planning board members

Aug. 16. At Monday’s meeting, the Cornelius Board of Commissioners authorized a zoning change that will permit the construction of a 190-foot cellphone tower on the southwest corner of the Grace Covenant Church Property on U.S. 21. The commissioners, as expected, also approved the following changes on the town Planning Board: +Promoted Keith Pickett from […]

Quasi-judicial hearings almost totally gone

July 18. By Dave Vieser. With the conclusion of the July 18 public hearing regarding a new beauty salon on North Main Street, a cumbersome zoning process known as a quasi-judicial hearing is off the books in Cornelius. Taking its place is the more streamlined conditional district zoning process. Eliminating the quasi-judicial hearings for zoning […]

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. […]

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