Posted on 07 March 2014.
Posted on 03 March 2014.
By DAVID BORAKS
The town of Cornelius hopes to choose a contractor in April and begin work as early as May to resurface two athletic fields at Bailey Road Park with artificial turf. That means the fields could be ready for use by next fall – just as the youth sports seasons resume.
The project got the green light Monday night, when Cornelius commissioners voted 5-0 in favor of a deal with Carolina Rapids soccer club to help pay for the $1.16 million project. The Cornelius-based nonprofit has agreed to pay nearly $850,000 over the next 12 1/2 years to help make the project happen, in return for the right to use the fields for its youth and adult soccer programs. Read the full story
Posted on 28 February 2014.
By DAVID BORAKS
Soccer fields are in high demand across the Lake Norman area, and they’re often trampled to dirt by youth and adult leagues, school teams and pickup games. Cornelius commissioners on Monday will vote on a proposal to improve the situation: an agreement with Carolina Rapids soccer club to help pay for turf fields at Bailey Road Park. Read the full story
Posted on 15 January 2014.
Cornelius-Lemley Fire Department was unusually busy over the past week with the cold weather, running 106 calls between Monday Jan. 6 and Tuesday Jan. 14 – more than double a typical week. Of those, 45 came in a two-day span Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 7-8, when the mercury dipped into the single digits. Weather-related calls included water leaks from broken pipes, fire alarm activations, and carbon monoxide detector activations. Other calls included 9 motor vehicle accidents, 1 oven fire, and one call for smoke in Food Lion. More information about these and others below, along with a tally of this week’s medical calls. Read the full story
Posted on 03 January 2014.
By DAVID BORAKS
Cornelius commissioners meet for the first time in 2014 on Monday night, when they could vote to adopt an update to the town’s Land Use Plan, which lays out policies for future development. The board also will discuss whether to use town funds to help widen West Catawba Ave., and hear updates on a public swimming beach at Ramsey Creek Park and Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities operations.
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Posted in Bailey Road, Bailey's Glen, Cornelius, Cornelius neighborhoods, Downtown and old Cornelius, Mecklenburg County, Planning & Development, Public safety, Real Estate & Home, Statesville Road/US 21, Town HallComments Off
Posted on 17 December 2013.
Students at William A. Hough High School in Cornelius gave the school’s spirit rock a makeover recently, and their design wound up winning first place in a contest that’s part of the Dec. 28, 2013, Belk Bowl football game.
Hough took first place in the high school division of the “Rocking the Belk Bowl Contest.” The school received a $25,000 technology grant. The competition was sponsored by Belk Inc. Read the full story
Posted on 16 December 2013.
The Cornelius Town Board on Monday put off for at least one more meeting the adoption of proposed updates to the town’s Land Use Plan and map. But commissioners and Mayor Chuck Travis agreed that they are “very close to a decision,” which could come at the board’s next meeting, Jan. 6. The new plan does not change the town’s zoning rules, but it will guide policy decisions about future development.
Major changes reviewed Monday included increasing the minimum lot size in the town’s low-density rural areas to 3 acres from 2 acres, as had been discussed previously. The plan also bars multifamily housing in an area north of Bailey Road. Read the full story
Posted on 13 December 2013.
After a series of meetings and a variety of revisions, the Cornelius Town Board on Monday could adopt proposed updates to the town’s Land Use Plan and map, which will guide policy decisions about future development. The latest version reduces lot sizes to 3 acres in the town’s low-density rural areas, from 2 acres, and rules out multifamily housing along Bailey Road. Read the full story
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