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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Mayor's Recap: November 12th BOC Work Session & Meeting

The Waxhaw Board of Commissioners conducted both a work session and regular meeting on November 12, 2019. Like all meetings, both were open to the public and broadcasted on our YouTube channel.  

 The Town Board work session highlights centered on three topics:

  • The Town Clerk facilitated a Board discussion on a set of four policies focused on openness and transparency. Each of the four policies - Public Records Policy, Electronic Messaging Policy, Social Media Policy, and Cell Phone Policy – were discussed individually and will be brought back to the Board for approval on November 25.
  • The town’s Downtown Development Manager reviewed with the Board a Vision Statement for downtown that will guide our Main Street work.  
  • The Board was presented an initial draft development agreement between New East Partners and the Town of Waxhaw for two of the town’s downtown properties.  The Board was uncomfortable with many of the areas and requested a meeting with New East to re-establish the vision for the properties.     

The regular business meeting began with paying our respect to our great country.

The business part of the meeting began with the adoption of a number of administrative items. They included Waxhaw’s Capital Improvement Policy, several agreements that enable transportation projects to move forward, a budget amendment to facilitate the start of construction on Kensington Drive, and a letter of support for transportation grants.

The Board then received two presentations:

  • Green Finney, LLC, presented the results of our annual audit.  The town received good marks on all fronts: an unmodified opinion on the financial statements; a good increase in fund balance, and solid financial condition as of June 30, 2019.
  • Representatives of the Greater Charlotte YMCA provided an update on the Hall Family YMCA of Waxhaw project. An Advisory Board has been operational for several months and the project is on schedule to reach its next milestone, the release of concept plans for the facility, in June.

The Board then completed the following:

  • Adopted a budget amendment to transfer $793K to six distinct capital projects;
  • Adopted an ordinance that establishes minimum standards for the maintenance, sanitation, and safety of all non-residential structures;
  • Appointed Charles R. Buckley III as Waxhaw's Town Attorney and approved the contract between the Town of Waxhaw and Mr. Buckley’s law firm to run through November 30, 2020.

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

Steve Maher,

Mayor of Waxhaw

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