Huntersville Town Board Accomplishments
Improving the Quality of Life & Communications with Citizens:
- Signed joint use agreement with Mecklenburg County & CPCC for Huntersville Rec Center and parking.
- Completion of Veteran’s Park, Huntersville Rec Center and Fire Station Number 4.
- Committed $1,000,000 to the completion of Huntersville’s cross-town greenway system.
- Supported House Bill 514 creating municipal charter schools.
- Formed Huntersville Education Options Study Commission to engage and educate the public about municipal charter schools.
- Hired new town manager, public information officer and fulltime in-house town attorney.
- Upgraded audio visual in the town hall board room using money from a grant more than a decade old.
- Initiated Community Development Block Grants to build sidewalks, repair homes and improve water & sewer infrastructure in lower income neighborhoods.
- Clarke Creek Small Area plan for senior housing/transitional living.
- Continued study of Ocular Melanoma in Huntersville and surrounding area.
- Created public art committee.
- Facebook recap of board meetings.
- Continued Mayor’s monthly luncheons.
- Renovated “Old Jail”.
Being Fiscally Responsible:
- Instructed town manager to implement town-wide pay study ensuring Huntersville’s staff compensation remains competitive with surrounding communities.
- Signed an agreement with Mecklenburg County to allow for HPD to police unincorporated Huntersville.
- Signed new five year agreement with city of Charlotte for 911 service.
- Consolidated North Meck Rescue Squad and Long Creek Volunteer Fire into HFD.
- Hired Swim Club Management Group to operate Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics. HFFA is cash-flow positive and will begin paying back loan to Huntersville’s general fund FY 19. (Approximately $350,000 per year).
- Signed $200,000 agreement with Community School of Davidson for evening and weekend access to 8 tennis courts.
- Created a policy for non-profit grants.
- Sold over $750,000 of town owned vacant land.
- Received corporate sponsorships for new outdoor fitness zone equipment at Huntersville Rec Center.
- Secured $50,000 State grant for Veteran’s Park.
Creating a Business-Friendly Atmosphere:
- Partnered with the State and County to build Patterson Road bringing potentially over $75 million of commercial business investment.
- Held numerous business engagement sessions linking the town and education community with the business community.
- Conducted several road construction update meetings with businesses potentially impacted by new road improvements.
- Bringing in-house several Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA) functions to have more control over permitting process and development.
New or Pending Road Projects:
- Main Street Improvements.
- Gilead Road West widening between McCoy Road and Wynfield Parkway.
- Ferreltown Parkway extension linking Huntersville-Concord Road and Ramah Church Road.
- Patterson Road extension into the Park Huntersville helping to improve traffic flow for over 6,000 employee business park.
- Continued to add to the over $550 million worth of road and infrastructure improvements.