Following just a cursory conversation about the importance of applying the town's road connectivity policy in every situation, a zoning change clearing the way for a proposed assisted living center turned out to be about the only thing Huntersville commissioners could unanimously agree on at Monday night's meeting.
Exhibitors wanted for 'Green Day' celebration
Local organizations and businesses looking to promote "green" practices at this year's Green Day Festival, hosted by the Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC), should apply by Wednesday, Aug. 15. The festival coincides with DLC's Run for Green and showcases companies, products and organizations that model sustainable practices and promote environmental awareness.
For months, the Red Line Regional Rail Project has been a simmering and, at times, boiling over pot on north Mecklenburg's stove. Monday night, the Huntersville Town Board got a first official taste of the goulash-like details of the plan and the opportunity to examine the complicated and controversial recipe designed to make it palatable.
Anti-rail points met with local counterpoints during Randal O'Toole's recent visit.
It was a room full of people, nearly all of them well accustomed— and rightly so — to usually being the smartest person in the room.
Now things are getting interesting.
This was point-counterpoint week as the vetting process for the Red Line Regional Rail Project proposal entered its second full month, with a goal having a unanimous accord among five municipalities, two counties, the State of North Carolina and the Charlotte Area Transit System by June 30.
Last week, the second letter from Norfolk Southern was released and it contains very concerning information. While the Red Line proponents maintain NS is purely negotiating, it is difficult to understand how anyone but Paul Morris would know that. It may be true that other discussions are going on between NCDOT and NS about lines in other parts of the state. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors, what pressures are being brought to bear on NS and on jurisdictions such as Iredell County.
Small business and commercial property owners along the proposed Red Line Regional Rail corridor are begining to voice their concerns about a planned special assessment district. Dr. Tom Hemstreet of Lakecros Veterinary Hospital is among them.