By DAVID BORAKS
Cornelius Commissioners on Monday approved money to create the town’s first police canine patrol in memory, a move that will end reliance on other area departments when dogs are needed in an investigation. The board also gave the go-ahead for the next phase of design enhancements for the planned new interchange at I-77 Exit 28. And it approved new traffic restrictions on Bailey Springs Drive near W.A. Hough High School, in response to neighbors’ concerns about chaos as parents drop off students every morning.
The actions came at the board’s regular meeting Monday at Town Hall. The board also put off discussion of a new false-alarm ordinance, saying it wanted to give residents and businesses a chance to comment on the proposal. The new policy, proposed by police chief Bence Hoyle last month, is aimed at reducing time-consuming false alarms. It would require security-alarms to be registered and calls for fines for homes or businesses with repeat false alarms. Read the full story