Town Board Meeting Updates & Information: February 2020 Part 1

Here is a summary of local government meetings in the Lake Norman region. Keep up-to-date by attending meetings and/or viewing the agendas and meetings online.

 

Mooresville

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD: Mooresville Town Board Commissioners approved a conditional use permit request for a developer wishing to add height to two buildings. The request was for a proposed hotel and residential condominium complex, located on eight vacant acres along the edge of Lake Norman on Alcove Road.

 

 

The board approved the plan with a caveat

Dan Brewer, ESP Associates project site engineer agreed to reduce the number of stories in each building from eight to six. This change would keep the tops of the buildings at/below the top of Lake Norman’s tree canopy. Neighbors and town residents who spoke in opposition of the proposed plan believe that two eight-story buildings would overshadow nearby trees, dominate the lake’s peaceful setting, and set a bad precedent for future lakefront development. The board approved the plan via a 5-0 vote.

 

Rezoning request approved

The board also approved a conditional rezoning request from Langtree Group that would increase the total number of residential units in one of the buildings from the currently permitted 319 units to 388. Non-residential space would also be reduced from no more than 177,000 square feet to 161,000 square feet. One individual who spoke out wondered how the number of residential units would increase by 69 units but the buildings were decreasing from 8 to 6 stories? Brewer said the architect would have to revisit the plans but the units would likely decrease in size. This was approved by a 4-1 vote.

 

Bond referendum

The board unanimously approved a resolution in support of a $115,000,000 bond referendum that would fund a new Iredell-Statesville high school in the southern part of the county, as well as a Mooresville Graded School District middle school. The referendum will appear on the March 3 primary election ballot.

 

Mooresville Town Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6pm in the Executive Board Room at Mooresville Town Hall, 413 North Main Street, Mooresville, NC 28115. View current/past agendas and video of the board meetings.

 

 

Cornelius

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD: Cornelius Town Board Commissioners passed a resolution that will modify the traffic pattern at the intersection of Old Jetton Road and Jetton Road near the Jetton Village shopping center.

 

 

 

Right turns only

In the coming weeks, drivers will be directed to make only right turns from Old Jetton Road onto Jetton Road. By the end of Spring, a concrete median will be installed preventing motorists from making left turns onto Jetton Road or crossing Jetton Road into the Peninsula Village shopping center coming from Old Jetton Road.

 

To prevent accidents

This course of action is being taken because of the town’s concern for public safety. A traffic analysis and community feedback revealed that although the traffic in this area is relatively light, this intersection has one of the highest accident rates in town. The desire of the town is to make the intersection as safe as possible, while causing businesses in the area minimal impacts.

 

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.

 

 

Huntersville

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD: Huntersville Town Board Commissioners considered and approved Bobby Williams to the Transit Services Advisory Committee.

 

 

Huntersville Town Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6pm in the Huntersville Town Hall, 101 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. You can view this meeting in its entirety on the Town of Huntersville’s Facebook page.

 

 

Davidson

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH: Davidson Town Board Commissioners meeting.

 

 

 

NCDOT proposal

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has proposed to widen the 14 mile stretch of N.C. Highway 73 from 2 to 4 lanes from N.C. 115 to U.S. Highway 29 (Concord Parkway North) in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties.

Planning, designing, and construction will be completed as two separate projects. Both projects would include bicycle and pedestrian accommodations using a combination of multi-use paths, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes. After reviewing the NCDOT’s plan, the town board proposes that the following changes be made to the plan, with a final vote to be held at the upcoming town board meeting on Tuesday, February 25th.

 

Davidson Town Board recommends the following changes to NCDOT’s proposal:

Request additional separation between the vehicle travel lanes and the 10-foot multiuse path to enhance pedestrian and bicyclist safety and efficiency (currently only 5 feet in in places).

Request NCDOT pay for the full cost of the multiuse paths, in its role as steward over the transportation infrastructure, and commitment to work in partnership with local government agencies, interest groups, and the public to plan, fund, design, construct, and manage complete street networks that sustain mobility through walking, biking, transit, and driving, as stated in the complete streets policy.

  1. Allow for full vehicle turning movements in the intersection of Davidson-Concord Road and Highway 73 due to volume, emergency response times, and accessibility to the Town of Davidson to the East.
  2. Eliminate the proposed no left turn access from Highway 73 to Pages Pond neighborhood, Atrium Behavioral Health, Davidson East neighborhood, and Summers Walk neighborhood due to the negative impact to emergency vehicle access/response times.
  3. Install safe pedestrian access facilities to include dedicated crossings and talk (High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk) signals across the intersection from Davidson East to Bradford Park, which is partially funded by the town for citizens use.
  4. Request additional landscaping and other aesthetic improvements on and around the medians similar to N.C. 73/Sam Furr Road between Highway 115 and Highway 21.
  5. Reduce the redesign sectioned in front of the parcel near Stanley McElreth Road to avoid necessitating the acquisition and removal of approximately eight trailers and the loss of low income/affordable housing.

 

 

Davidson Town Board meetings are open to the public and occur on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. The agenda, meeting minutes, and links to audio and video recordings of the meetings can be viewed on the town’s website. See exact meeting dates and times on the calendar. Contact information for Davidson’s mayor and board of commissioners is available in the staff directory .

 

 

 

Travis Sherrill Mooresville Public Library

 

Travis Sherrill

A lifelong Mooresville native, and a library associate at the Mooresville Public Library. I am in charge of marketing and promoting events taking place at the library. An avid sports fanatic. I especially love Davidson Wildcats basketball, Atlanta Braves baseball, and NASCAR.

 

 

 

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