Here is a summary of local government meetings in the Lake Norman region for the beginning of July. 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, JULY 6th — Cancelled
The Cornelius Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for July 6 was cancelled due to the July Fourth holiday. The next Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled to take place on Monday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cornelius Town Hall.
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.
Update on Affordable Housing, Equity, and Inclusion Position:
At the special July 1 virtual work session of the Davidson Board of Commissioners, an update was provided concerning the Affordable Housing, Equity, and Inclusion position as well as educational programming that would correspond with that position.
Conversations with potential partners to conduct the racial and equity training will take place over the next couple of weeks. The plan is to schedule in-person training while still honoring the current public health guidelines. Among other things, the job description, title, and hiring range are being developed for the position. The goal is to have the position posted within the next few weeks, with the hiring process completed by Fall.
An Update on the Parks and Recreation Director Position:
The Town of Davidson announced that it has hired Leslie Willis as its Parks and Recreation Director. She has been with the town as the Parks and Recreation Department’s Program Manager since 2011, and she most recently served as the interim director for the last six months. Leslie lives in Davidson with her husband Chris, and their two children.
The possibility of prohibiting the sale of alcohol after 10 pm
At the July 14 virtual work session of the Davidson Board of Commissioners during what has been a regular COVID-19 response update, commissioners and town staff discussed the possibility of entering into an agreement with Mecklenburg County that would prohibit the sale of alcohol after 10:00 p.m. in unincorporated parts of Mecklenburg County, the City of Charlotte, as well as in the towns of Davidson, Matthews, and Mint Hill.
Towns not participating at this time
The towns of Cornelius, Huntersville, and Pineville have decided not to join in for now. According to Mecklenburg County Manager Dina Diorio, these restrictions will be in place while the state remains in Phase II, which will last until at least August 7. In terms of the start date, it depends on how quickly the language of the agreement can be agreed upon and the ability to give proper notice to the establishments most impacted. What is not yet known is how this new restriction will be enforced.
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 .
The Huntersville Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for Monday, July 6 was cancelled due to the July Fourth holiday. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Huntersville Town Hall.
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, JULY 6th:
At the Monday, July 6 Board of Commissioners meeting, a contract not to exceed the amount of $80,000 was awarded to the Kaleidoscope Group to assist the town with the implementation of the town’s Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Equity strategic plan.
Liberty Park Phase II Design
Commissioners also considered and approved a contract amendment with McAdams and Company for Phase II of the Liberty Park design in the amount of $509,456, bringing the total amount of the contract to $559,024.80. The adoption of the design is based on the master plan received in fiscal year 2020. The project has been budgeted for and will result in construction documents by June 2021.
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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