Posted on 15 May 2013.
Click to download the full 2013-14 proposed budget. (PDF)
By DAVID BORAKS
There was little discussion on Tuesday night when Davidson commissioners held a public hearing on the $9.1 million 2013-14 budget. When Mayor John Woods called for comments from the audience, only one of the 15 or so residents spoke.
The plan will guide town spending in the fiscal year that begins July 1. It leaves property taxes unchanged, at 35 cents per $100 of assessed value, prepares for possible tax refunds as the county revises assessments from the 2011 property revaluation, and leaves some money for capital improvements, new equipment and maintenance of existing equipment, which has been a board priority. Read the full story
Posted in Business, The Economy, Town Hall
Posted on 15 May 2013.
Proposed retirement residence on Peninsula Drive.
Davidson commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday night to waive town parking requirements and allow construction of a $12 million, four-story senior housing complex on Peninsula Drive in the Exit 30 area. The board also voted 5-0 to designate a Modernist home on Hillside Drive as a historic landmark.
Tuesday’s meeting included a public hearing on the $9.1 million 2013-14 budget, where no citizens spoke. And commissioners approved a revised meeting schedule that includes a board retreat all day this Friday, May 17, at the Foundation for the Carolinas in Charlotte. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Exit 30 area, Mooresville, Planning & Development, Politics, Town Hall
Posted on 06 May 2013.
Civics 101 graduates were recognized at the April 8 commissioners’ meeting, where they received town lapel pins. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Davidson’s Town Board has added a new date to its schedule, an afternoon meeting with town staff on the first Tuesday of every month, beginning this week. Meanwhile, a group of residents recently became the latest class to graduate from the town’s Civics 101 citizens academy. Also, the town will start a series of joint meetings next week with merchants, nonprofits and home-based businesspeople, which it’s calling “Davidson Connections.” Read the full story
Posted in Business, Calendar, Davidson College, Planning & Development, Politics, Town Hall
Posted on 01 May 2013.
There was no disagreement in the N.C. House of Representatives Wednesday: Mecklenburg County needs to correct its flawed 2011 property revaluation. In a unanimous (116-0) afternoon vote, legislators approved House Bill 200, which requires the county to re-do its most recent assessments.
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Posted in Business, Calendar, Cornelius, Downtown & old Davidson, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Neighborhoods, Politics, real estate
Posted on 23 April 2013.
Davidson’s town staff is proposing a 2013-14 town budget that leaves taxes unchanged, provides for possible tax refunds as the county revises the 2011 property revaluation, and leaves some money for capital improvement projects. Commissioners got an update on planning for next year’s budget at their work session Tuesday, where they also approved a loan for a new dump truck. Read the full story
Posted in Neighborhoods, Town Hall
Posted on 29 March 2013.
Sen. Jeff Tarte
A possible “do-over” of Mecklenburg County’s flawed 2011 property revaluation moved another step closer to reality this week. The state Senate in Raleigh on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that would require Mecklenburg County to correct problems with 2011 property revaluation, and issue refunds or new bills to property owners whose property values are revised. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Mecklenburg County, Politics, real estate
Posted on 20 March 2013.
Mecklenburg County has unveiled a new online tool to make it easier for property owners to review how their property is listed in county records. County officials say the tool will let property owners help correct information in its database. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Neighborhoods, Politics, real estate
Posted on 04 March 2013.
By DAVID BORAKS
Area lawmakers on Monday formally joined the push to re-do Mecklenburg County’s flawed 2011 property revaluation, filing House and Senate bills that would require the county to correct problems and allow refunds to those overcharged because of inflated appraisals. The bill also would require additional payments for those whose properties were undervalued. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, Neighborhoods, Politics, real estate, Town Hall, WFAE