Here is a summary of local government meetings in the Lake Norman region for the beginning of May. Check with each town to verify if their meetings are being held according to the pre-COVID-19 calendars. We are supplying links so you may view the streaming video from these meetings at their actual times or after the meetings. Please note our reports do not include the full content of the meetings. —EH Stafford, Managing Editor
MONDAY, MAY 4th: COVID-19 to Impact FY 2020-2021 Budget
Town Manager Andrew Grant predicted the COVID-19 pandemic would force the town to absorb an estimated $1.6 million dollars in losses. Significant areas impacted include a drop in sales tax revenue and the loss of fees from several park programs which were cancelled due to stay-at-home orders. The town is working to eliminate non-urgent discretionary costs. A preliminary list of nearly $1 million in savings will be presented at the next town board meeting on May 18. In another cost-cutting measure, Grant is proposing that annual 4% raises for employees be reduced to 3%. Delays in road construction will slash expenses in the upcoming 2020-2021 budget.
Electricities customers to absorb rate increase
The town board informally approved a 20% rate increase for Electricities customers. The increase will be spread out over 4 years, beginning in 2022. Major maintenance needs which have been previously deferred on the town’s oldest electric utility are the reason for the increase.
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. Meetings may be closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, check with the town to confirm. You can view current and past agendas as well as video streaming of the meetings on the Cornelius Town Hall website.
Mayor Rusty Knox was a speaker at LKNConnect’s community webinar Moving Into Phase I Business Recovery where he described how the Town of Davidson is doing and their plans for reopening. Click here to view the video.
Click below to download Mayor Knox’s Phase One Re-Opening pdf:
Davidson Town Board meetings occur on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Meetings may be closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, check with the town to confirm. 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 .
MONDAY, MAY 4th: Notice of Budget Filing and Public Hearing
Huntersville Town Manager Anthony Roberts presented his proposed 2020-2021 proposed budget to the Huntersville Board of Commissioners at the Monday, May 4th meeting. The proposed budget is available for viewing on the town’s website: www.huntersville.org.
Alternatively, a copy may be obtained by contacting Town Clerk Janet Pierson. A virtual public hearing will be held at the Huntersville Town Hall on Monday, May 18 at 6:00 pm for the purpose of hearing comments on the proposed budget. This virtual public hearing will be live streamed via Facebook at the following website:
As part of this public hearing, the public may submit comments via email to Town Clerk Janet Pierson between the date of this notice up until 24-hours after the close of the public hearing. Alternately, members of the public wishing to speak via telephone must register with the Town Clerk no later than 3:00 p.m. on May 18. The Town Clerk may be reached by calling (704) 875-6541 or by emailing email@example.com.
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. Meetings may be closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, check with the town to confirm. You can view meetings on the Town of Huntersville’s Facebook page.
MONDAY, MAY 4th: Town of Mooresville Phase I Reopening Plan
On Tuesday, May 5th, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced the state would move into phase 1 of his previously announced three phase plan to reopen the state. On Wednesday, May 6th, the Town of Mooresville announced phase I of its reopening plan began Monday, May 11. Each facility has a separate plan with regards to appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning routines to ensure the facility is reopened as safely as possible with appropriate risk mitigation measures in place. The table below provides a higher-level view of the phase I reopening plans for the Town of Mooresville.
Click below to download Mayor Atkins Phase One Re-Opening pdf:
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. Meetings may be closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, check with the town to confirm. View current/past agendas and video of the board meetings.
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