"That's close enough."
— Huntersville Town Attorney Bob Blythe offering counsel to commissioners on the wording of a motion.
"It must be a different set of engineers from a different district."
— Huntersville Commissioner Charles Jeter on N.C. Department of Transportation engineers' assessment that the speed limit on McCord Road should be raised to 45 mph.
"We're getting close, I think, to violating some civil liberties."
— Jeter, before being the only commissioner to vote against the "extraordinary events" measure.
"I would like to continue to afford to live in the best community in Mecklenburg County."
— Cornelius resident Jeff Purser to the Cornelius Town Board of Commissioners Monday night during a public hearing over the budget.
"It's the rate times the assessed value that equals tax size. People are writing larger checks to the government, and that's what counts."
— Cornelius Commissioner Dave Gilroy on the true meaning of property tax bills.
"We're the tail, not the dog."
— Cornelius Commissioner Jeff Hare, pointing out that 80 percent of Cornelius residents' property tax bills is paid to, and controlled by, Mecklenburg County.
"I don't mean to be glib about this, but we don't normally do stupid things up here."
— Cornelius Mayor Jeff Tarte on all matters budget.
"This is a document that says who we are. You nailed it. It's our DNA."
— Cornelius Commissioner Lynette Rinker on the recently completed, two-year-long creation of a Community Master Plan.
"It's kind of peaceful up here."
— Tony Velotta, production manager at ABB in Huntersville, while strolling around the top of the company's 430-foot extrusion tower.
"Some of the fun part has been a little bit of the smack talk that develops."
— Chris Vasiloff, co-owner of Cool Breeze Cyclery in Mooresville, on his company's Corporate Multisport Challenge that sometimes pits employee against employee for corporate athlete bragging rights.