Here is a summary of local government meetings in the Lake Norman region for the end of November. 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, NOVEMBER 16th — Cornelius Moves One Step Closer to Getting New Hospital
At the Monday, November 16th meeting of the Cornelius town board, commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution in support of Atrium’s Certificate of Need (CON) for a new $147 million acute care hospital. As part of the resolution, commissioners pointed out that the overall population has increased by an estimated 700 percent in the last three decades, and the long-term outlook forecasts the population to continue to increase. The new hospital, which would be run by Atrium Health would include 30 acute care beds, operating rooms, imaging and emergency services, trauma bays, and a helipad. Atrium is currently appealing the state’s decision made last year to deny the CON. The hospital is slated to be constructed on the Augustalee property in Cornelius, at the southwest corner of Highway 21 and Westmoreland Road.
An Update on the Cain Center for the Arts
Commissioners approved the rezoning of 1.7 acres of town-owned property from Town Center Zoning to Conditional Zoning. The purpose of the rezoning is to build the Cain Center for the Arts, a 30,000 square foot performing and visual arts center which will also include a 400-seat theater.
Cornelius Town Board meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6pm 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.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24h — Cancelled
The Davidson town board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 24 has been cancelled due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Commissioners are scheduled to meet for the final time in 2020 on Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m.
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 .
At the Monday, November 16th board of commissioners meeting, commissioners adopted a resolution acknowledging acceptance of the $1.5 million offer from Charlotte-based 760 Craft Works LLC to purchase the Blythe Building and accompanying property located at 102 Gilead Road, located just west of the highway 115 intersection. The building, which was named a few years ago to honor longtime town attorney Robert Blythe, is the former home of the Huntersville Police Department headquarters, and recently has been the home for North Mecklenburg’s senior center activities, slated to relocate to the renovated Waymer Center on Holbrooks Road. The building has also been utilized by the Huntersville Recreation Department for a variety of program offerings.
The 23-year-old, 8,000 square-foot building is housed on a three-parcel site, totaling nearly 1.7 acres. The property also is home to an additional town-owned building that has been vacant in recent years. No matter the result of the outcome of the current offer, the subsequent 2,000 square-foot building is slated to be demolished. The building was constructed in 1982 and was originally utilized as a medical office before being purchased by the town. The proposed contract states that future use of the site must stay within pre-existing town zoning regulations pertaining to permit and uses. Bars, restaurants, and clubs are just three of the numerous facilities allowed as part of the “by right” uses. The town will allow for a 10-day upset bid period, at which point, if no further offers are received, the town will continue the process for the property acquisition.
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, NOVEMBER 16th — Mooresville Police Chief Sworn In
At the Monday, November 16th town board meeting, Ron Camperciani was officially sworn in as Police Chief of the Mooresville Police Department. He completed the training required to transfer his certification from Massachusetts to North Carolina. He is now certified by the NCDOJ Training Standards Commission.
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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