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Posted on: November 14, 2018

November 13th BOC Work Session & Meeting Recap

On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, the Waxhaw Board of Commissioners conducted both a work session and the regularly scheduled business meeting.

The work session provided a detailed update on the town’s Park, Cultural and Recreation programming and event strategy. Included in the discussion was an analysis and recommendation for the 2019 Event calendar. The work completed by town staff enabled the Board to take the following actions during the regular meeting:  

  • Support the creation of a complete Parks, Culture and Recreation programming approach to meet the expanded needs of our community;
  • Adopt an events calendar that includes over 25 events during the 2019 calendar year;
  • Postpone the 4th of July Fireworks for 2019. As a side note, attendance at the fireworks event has grown to nearly 20,000 people. This success has resulted in significant property, logistical and safety issues. Since June 2017, staff has worked hard to find other locations and options to no avail. This postponement allows the town to explore other options. The 2019 4th of July weekend will celebrate Waxhaw’s 130th birthday with the 30th annual 4th of July Parade and a Jammin’ by the Tracks concert.

The complete 2019 Events calendar will be on the town website shortly.  Please note that community outreach programs such as the D.A.R.E. Program are planned and executed by Waxhaw PD, with support from Parks & Recreation. There were no changes to these programs. You can find more information about these programs on our website at

The regular meeting began with the introduction of a new employee, Staff Engineer Orion Holtey.  Welcome to Waxhaw, Orion!  

The Board of Commissioners also accomplished the following during the regular meeting:

  • Conducted the required public hearing and then subsequently approved the façade changes to enable Mary O’Neill’s to enhance their establishment with a restaurant patio.
  • Approved the ordinance that completed the last step in the modernization of our town codes and ordinances.

Thank you to those that attended in person and to those that view via our town YouTube channel. If you have any additional questions, please contact us.  The entire town board gladly entertains a direct interaction on any question or issue. We encourage you to contact us through, or email us directly. All contact information can be found on the town’s website at

Steve Maher

Mayor of Waxhaw

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