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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Mayor's Recap: BOC Meetings Week of September 23rd

The Town of Waxhaw ushered in the beginning of autumn with three meetings of the Board of Commissioners’ during the week of September 23, 2019. Each meeting was open to the public and broadcasted on our YouTube channel.  

On Monday the Board met to complete the work of filling vacancies on our six Town Boards and Commissions. This is an annual process that occurs in September as roughly 1/3 of the appointments have terms that expire each and every year.   The Board successfully appointed 17 individuals who have offered their time and talent to the Town. Five vacancies still remain and will be advertised this week via our Town Facebook and website.

On Tuesday the Board meet conducted both a work session and regular business meeting.

The work session highlights included:

  • Interim Town Manager Erskine Smith presented to the Board a Draft Capital Improvement Policy & Capital Improvement Plan. The Town has identified over $40M in capital projects over the next 5 years. Of immediate focus is the nearly $818K of capital projects for this budget year.  
  • Main Street Manager Curt White led a discussion on the proposals received for Downtown Town Real Estate. The board reached unanimous consensus and voted in Regular Session to authorize staff to negotiate a proposed developer agreement with New East Partners.

The regular business meeting began with paying our respect to our great country with the Pledge of Allegiance. After taking care of a few administrative matters, the Board recognized:  

  • John Deer and Melody Shuler for their 5 Year Service Awards
  • Lisa White for her service as she departs the Town to move closer to her daughter and her new grandchild.

The Board then made the following decisions:  

  • Approved 5-0, a five year agreement between the Town of Waxhaw & Waxhaw Athletic Association. This agreement enables thousands of individuals annually to use our Nesbit Park Facility in organized Youth Sports recreation and programming.
  • Denied re-zoning request of approximately 1.0 acres at 2525 Cuthbertson to adjust the usage to allow a Valvoline Instant Oil Change;
  • Denied a re-zoning request of 3.9 acres at 7812 McCall Road, to adjust the current single family residential zoning;
  • Amended the Town Speed limit ordinance to establish a more appropriate and safer speed limit in all of Waxhaw’s residential neighborhoods.
  • Authorized the Town Manager to conduct the necessary work to determine the usability and appropriateness of the property at the corner of Kensington and Waxhaw Marvin as a potential Public Works location.

Thank you to those that attended in person. If you have any additional questions about our recent meetings please contact communications@waxhaw.com.

Steve Maher,

Mayor of Waxhaw

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