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Town board splits 3-2 over Westmoreland rezoning

Jan. 3. The new Cornelius Town Board demonstrated their ability to make sausage from the dais at Tuesday’s meeting: A majority approved a complex rezoning resolution in favor of a childcare center proposed on Westmoreland by a 3-2 margin. The approval is contingent on the applicant, Vanderbilt Children’s College, meeting close to a dozen conditions, […]

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 meets on April 18; Classica project on tonight’s agenda

Rezoning request has generated unusual split between staff, planning board April 18. The Cornelius Town Board will hold a crucial rezoning hearing tonight regarding a request from Classica Homes to rezone a 9.3 acre parcel on West Catawba Avenue across from Elevation Church. The developer of Robbins Park wants to build 40 attached, age-restricted homes. The commissioners […]


Town Board reaffirms I-77 toll opposition; split with Mayor runs deep

Dec. 22. By Dave Vieser and Dave Yochum. While the volume has been turned down somewhat, Cornelius commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Monday night in favor of canceling the $650-million contract with Cintra to widen I-77. The resolution takes pains to separate the commission from Mayor Chuck Travis on all things toll-related. Commissioner Dave Gilroy, who authored […]


I-77 toll lane opposition likely for more discussion by town board Monday

Dec 21. By Dave Vieser. At their Monday December 21 meeting, Cornelius commissioners are expected to resume discussions concerning the wording of a resolution reaffirming the town’s opposition to the I-77 toll lane project. The first draft of such a resolution was tabled at the previous meeting after a spirited discussion on the actions of Mayor […]

Auto zone in high gear for Monday town meeting

Sept. 20. Cornelius commissioners are expected to consider adopting an “automobile sales district overlay”  on Statesville Road/Highway 21 north of Westmoreland Road at Monday night’s Town Board meeting. This area already includes a Nissan dealership and several other automobile oriented uses. The intent is to allow through conditional zoning, automobile, truck, motorcycle, boat and recreational […]


YMCA on deck at Town Meeting

Cornelius commissioners will vote on a new parking plan for the YMCA, located on Davidson Street. Although the plan would basically expand their parking from 252 to 317 spaces, it has been a proxy for connectivity issues around town. The new plan includes an entrance from Davidson Street to an existing parking lot, but does […]


Town Board approves changes in quasi-judicial hearings

July 14. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved a series of changes in our quasi-judicial hearing process, which will help the town conform with changes adopted during the past two years by the State Legislature. Chief among the changes will be keeping the 4/5ths super majority for variances, but amending all other quasi-judicial […]


Cornelius to NCDOT: Tear Down This Contract

June 2. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously passed a strongly worded resolution calling on the NCDOT to terminate its contract with Spanish based Cintra/I-77 Mobility Partners to build toll lanes on I-77. The board also said it would consider joining the lawsuit filed by Widen I-77 seeking to halt the toll lanes planned […]


Cornelius Town Board wants ‘time-out’ for plan to widen I-77 with tolls

May 4. It looks like the residents of Cornelius have spoken and the Town Board has listened. Mayor Chuck Travis says there will be enough votes at tonight’s meeting to “call a time out” for plans to widen I-77 between Lake Norman and Charlotte. A call for a time-out would go straight to Gov. Pat McCrory, not […]