By Brenton C. Davis
Local Government Reporter

CORNELIUS NC: With a short agenda, the Cornelius Commissioners breezed through the April 15th town board meeting. Promotions, a follow-up on a meeting with Sheriff Gary McFadden, and land acquisitions for a new park were the top items.


Promotions in the Cornelius Police Department

Congratulations Amanda Waller on your promotion to detective!


Cornelius celebrated the promotion of two of its officers. Amanda Waller was promoted to detective. Jeremy Sadler achieved the rank of corporal where he will now focus on recruitment.


Mayor Washam, Town Manager Grant, and Chief Black met with Sheriff McFadden

Following up on public outcry over the actions of the sheriff’s office in March, Mayor Woody Washam met with Sheriff Gary McFadden. Chief Kevin Black and Andrew Grant, Town Manager accompanied him. Mayor Washam said it was a productive meeting. They came to an agreement to “work together” for future law enforcement endeavors.


Small Business Week proclamation

Mayor Washam also proclaimed May 5th – May 11th, 2019 as Small Business Week. Board Chair Tricia Sisson of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce accepted the proclamation [shown in the top photo]. The proclamation is part of the town’s efforts with the EDPNC (Economic Development Plan North Carolina) and meetings with the Import/Export bank to increase the region’s economic profile.


Other items of interest

Other town business included the approval of property purchase for two parcels of land for a Village Center Park. The first, a private parcel owned by Steven and Janice Friedman, at a cost of $332,000 and the second, a commercial property owned by Horizon Investment Company, at a cost of $325,000. The sale of these properties are expected to close this summer after proper due diligence.



Cornelius Town Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7pm in the Assembly Room at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC 28031. You can view current and past agendas  as well as video streaming of the meetings on the Cornelius Town Hall website.



Brenton C Davis


Brenton C. Davis: Raised in the area, I have recently returned after time spent in Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C., I hope to bring a level of attention to local matters that are important to our citizens and neighbors.