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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Mayor's Recap: October 8th BOC Work Session & Meeting

The Town of Waxhaw ushered in the cooler weather with two meetings of the Board of Commissioners’ on October 08, 2019. Like all meetings, both were open to the public and broadcasted on our YouTube channel.  

 The Town Board work session highlights included:

  • Susan Manning, HR consultant, and Wendy Davenport, Town of Waxhaw HR Director, presented to the Board a comprehensive employee job classification and compensation report. The Board had requested this to ensure the Town’s salaries and benefits are competitive with the market to meet Waxhaw’s current and future hiring and retain well qualified and high performing staff. A number of recommendations were presented that will be considered at the October 22 Regular Town Board meeting.
  • Wendy Davenport presented to the Board the responses to the Town’s request for proposals for an Executive Search Services for the hiring of a new Waxhaw Town Manager. The Board scheduled a meeting for Friday morning, October 11, at 11:00 AM to review the ten responses.    

The regular business meeting began with paying our respect to our great country. Cub Scout Pack 99 presented the flags of the United States, the State of North Carolina and of the Cub Scouts and then led the Board and audience in the pledge of allegiance.

After taking care of a few administrative matters, the Board recognized Five Stones Church and their volunteers for their give back to the community with their Day of Service Partnership with the Town of Waxhaw.

The Board conducted a public hearing to gather input on the initial zoning of the Howie property which recently annexed into Waxhaw. A municipality is required to establish initial zoning for a property after annexation. The zoning being considered is low density residential. It is a common practice to zone a property to its lowest density district in order to preserve it for future development considerations.

The Board approved two projects for application for grant funding with the Charlotte Regional Transportation Organization (CRTPO). The two intersection projects (NC 75 and Old Providence Rd.; Waxhaw Marvin Road and Gray Byrum) have a total cost of nearly $4M. These grants, if awarded to Waxhaw, will significantly lower the financial impact to the Town. 

The Parks and Recreation Department and Engineering provided updates to the Board. All program schedules are available on the Town website. Construction has begun on the Kensington / Waxhaw Marvin intersection and will continue through early spring.

The meeting completed with the Boy Scouts participating in the public comments portion of the agenda as part of their civic activity requirements.

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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