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Town Board pushes for more bus improvements

April 18. By Dave Vieser. At their April 17 meeting, the Cornelius Town Board unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) to reallocate a majority of the funds designated to study options for the Red Line toward improved bus services. The MTC is the governing board for CATS, which provides bus services in […]

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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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Nantz Road intersection: Still a horror show for Cornelius

Nov. 7. By Dave Vieser.  The intersection of Nantz Road and West Catawba Avenue is still a mess, as it has been since May, creating both a safety and aesthetic issue for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and homeowners. And it may be weeks before the final improvements and road realignment will be completed. To make matters worse, an […]

Meeting Oct. 20 for Torrence Chapel/Catawba intersection

A public meeting on possible improvements to the Torrence Chapel/West Catawba Avenue intersection will be held on Thursday Oct. 20 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Town Hall. Residents are encouraged to attend and discuss the proposed alternatives being considered. The Town is partnering with NCDOT on the study. WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff will run the meeting and provide a presentation at 6:30. Following the consultants’ […]

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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 […]

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Town boasts of economic ‘explosion’ as residents feel traffic pain

Aug. 16. By Dave Vieser. Even as the town of Cornelius cheerfully promotes an economic “explosion” on its website, residents are complaining about fast-paced growth and a lack of infrastructure that are causing continuous traffic woes. Some of the congestion is a result of construction of toll lanes on Interstate 77. Anger over the traffic situation […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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