LOCAL PROJECTS IN THE BONDS
Joint press release by 7 Mecklenburg County mayors, dated Oct. 24
MATTHEWS – The Mayors of Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville are pledging their support for the proposed $250M Parks & Recreation Bond package which will be on the November ballot. They are asking the public to vote yes for the bonds.
Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte, Davidson Mayor John Woods, Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain, Matthews Mayor Lee Myers, Mint Hill Mayor Ted Biggers and Pineville Mayor George Fowler have all signed a resolution recognizing the importance that open space, recreation centers and park development and the need for the bonds so that future needs for parks and recreation are met.
In the resolution the mayors comment that all of the proposed parks and recreation projects are important to the quality of life of citizens living in Mecklenburg County. The $250M bond package features an immense amount of park and recreation, open space, greenways, land acquisition and facilities that are located across Mecklenburg County. The bond package offers a variety of projects that will be centrally located facilities for all people.
“We are grateful to the Parks & Recreation staff, County Parks and Recreation Commissioners and the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners for recognizing the needs of our citizens. We need additional parks, greenways, nature areas and ball fields in our county,” Matthews Mayor Lee Myers commented. “Even in these economic times we must continue to plan for the future and the future needs of our children.”
“As everyone knows we have thousands of young people and adults who participate in both organized and unorganized sports. We need facilities so that they will continue to be physically active,” said Ted Biggers, Mayor of Mint Hill.
“We believe that the bond package offers a variety of projects that will benefit all residents of the county. These projects will provide additional opportunities for a healthy lifestyle for our residents. We encourage our citizens to vote for the bond package in November,” concluded Pineville Mayor George Fowler.
NEWS COVERAGE on DavidsonNews.net
Oct. 15, 2008, “Town board endorses county park bonds, urges yes vote.”
Sept. 3, 2008, “Bond package would help fund rec center, other projects”
Oct. 26, 2008, Mint Hill Times, “Mint Hill commissioners support bond”