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by Scott L
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Announcements
Topic: Looking for help video recording public council meetings
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Re: Looking for help video recording public council meetings

It's been suggested at least twice that AT NO COST TO THE CITY the recordings could be done by the clerk so that everyone would have access to these meetings. So far, council has not agreed to it. So it's up to any citizen to record the meetings to share with the community as is permitted by law: &q...
by Scott L
Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Local Business in Mt Holly
Topic: Samvay Restaurant
Replies: 2
Views: 4446

Re: Samvay Restaurant

This was the menu at the table on 10/8/2016. The special tonight was "pho" -- very good quality soup with noodles and meat in it.
by Scott L
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 10/10/2016 @ 7pm
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Re: 10/10/2016 @ 7pm

Annexation parcels referenced
by Scott L
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Local Business in Mt Holly
Topic: Samvay Restaurant
Replies: 2
Views: 4446

Samvay Restaurant

Have to say....chicken-on-a-stick is good food. Chicken wings were good too. Wife picked up and said the staff was friendly and the place clean. What's not to love? I like that it's not a vacant building and it's on the way to and from everywhere.
by Scott L
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Alliance for Growth Lobbyist Group
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Re: Alliance for Growth Lobbyist Group

The "Alliance for Growth" lobbying group has started a marketing campaign: Gaston Outside (GO). Ask yourself why an alliance of groups that are not voters want to influence local elected officials and the citizens that they are supposed to represent?
by Scott L
Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:53 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

I spoke with some of the crew this morning installing the new road. Indeed they have milled 4" deep and replaced that with the sub-layer. Apparently the "fiberglass" (some reports that as Kevlar) additive to the asphalt is something that is rarely done. (ie..the guy that had been doin...
by Scott L
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Riverfront Property
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: Riverfront Property

Another effort in town sparked an idea here...

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1018&p=1761#p1761
by Scott L
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Growth and Development
Topic: Planning Board Minutes - 2016 7/5
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Re: Planning Board Minutes - 2016 7/5

Another place a campground might go is on the parcel of land Gastonia bought so that it wouldn't be developed to protect their water intake at the river. Imagine if someone could manage to lease this land from Gastonia and put an all-natural campground here. If the commercial campground doesn't happ...
by Scott L
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Growth and Development
Topic: Planning Board Minutes - 2016 7/5
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Re: Planning Board Minutes - 2016 7/5

I guess this is the 31-acre location for the campground? If so, imagine that.... Whitewater Center people would use it. People visiting folk in Charlotte would use it. Mount Holly would have a 3rd overnight accommodation (+ Holiday Inn and + Robins Nest B&B). I suppose the YMCA might want to par...
by Scott L
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

What I observed last night: A machine made a pass on the northbound side of N. Main that tore up about 4 inches of asphalt and put most of that into dump trucks. Then two sweepers followed to clean up. At that point, cracks in the asphalt were still visible. A truck followed that put down something ...
by Scott L
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Mount Holly Water Quality
Replies: 0
Views: 561

Mount Holly Water Quality

We've received the required water test results from the town as required by law. And from the town staff they tell us our water is fine. But I suspect like a restaurant's health department rating, they likely know when the test will be -- perhaps it's possible to "prepare for the test" so ...
by Scott L
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Add new Grocery store in Mt Holly town
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: Add new Grocery store in Mt Holly town

The Little Village Restaurant will go where City Cafe was: http://www.gastongazette.com/news/20160426/little-village-hello-mount-holly There has been talk of trying to attract a new grocer. The town ordered market study data - I requested it but I was unable to interpret the data I received. The dat...
by Scott L
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Announcements
Topic: Truck Route Petition
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: Truck Route Petition

Every time someone signs the online petition, City Council receives an e-mail notification. Of course, we'll eventually (or periodically) submit the entire petition for the public record. Attached is the update as of 6/28: 253 signatures
by Scott L
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: The necessity of street sweeping
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

Re: The necessity of street sweeping

Mount Holly's street sweeper is relatively small as seen heading south by the MyMtHolly.COM cam on N. Main. By comparison, the town of Waynesville (population ~10,000) has a street sweeper that is much bigger in size and sprays water while sweeping. In 2012, Waynesville spent $130,000/year on street...
by Scott L
Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Growth and Development
Topic: Belmont-Mount Holly Northern Loop
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Re: Belmont-Mount Holly Northern Loop

The document you referenced is the confirmation that all formal planning of it was REMOVED from any agendas. One can only speculate how/why it failed to be implemented. To consider: Not too long ago, some dreamed the area north of National Gypsum would be an industrial complex. I believe that idea s...
by Scott L
Mon May 23, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

Another example of a council considering implementing a truck route by those who know how to do it:
by Scott L
Mon May 23, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

Self-explanatory
by Scott L
Mon May 23, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

If/When there are technicalities in any specific proposal, there are ways to still get the objective done. Here Rockingham petitions the NCDOT which begins the process of CONSIDERING the IMPLEMENTATION of a truck route -- something our town manager erroneously said our council has no authority to do:
by Scott L
Mon May 23, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

Mount Holly's City Manager Statement: “The town’s city manager said council has not considered implementing a weight restriction on North Main Street, nor is it in its authority to do so.” Albemarle's City Manager Statement: "The City Manager stated that on NCDOT maintained streets, any such me...
by Scott L
Mon May 23, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

This is how it's done:
by Scott L
Sat May 21, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

Is it as simple as turning the residential area of N. Main into a "black line" like other towns have done? The "restriction" could be weight, length, number of axles, weight per axle, etc. 1) In 2008, National Gypsum added to the Heavy Industrial traffic demands of N. Main Street...
by Scott L
Fri May 20, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

"..an ordinance adopted by a municipality prohibiting truck traffic on a state highway system road would not be enforcable unless DOT approved the posting of a "No Trucks" sign in the DOT right of way. An appropriate procedure for obtaining such approval would be for the municipality ...
by Scott L
Tue May 03, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

A side-by-side comparison of the choice:

(a) traffic through 2 miles of residential area
(b) traffic through 2 miles of unpopulated area

http://mymtholly.com/compare.html
by Scott L
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Welcome Wagon
Topic: Nearby Nuclear Facilities
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Re: Nearby Nuclear Facilities

Other sirens you may hear in Mount Holly: There is a siren for the Mountain Island Dam: https://www.duke-energy.com/power-plants/hydro/hydro-station-siren-tests.asp There is a siren for the East Gaston fire department: http://eastgastonvfd.com/ Mount Holly Fire Department reportedly has a siren. One...
by Scott L
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Grass Roots
Topic: Stonewater (HOA)
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Re: Stonewater (HOA)

Looks like the Riverbend power plant location was indeed annexed into Mount Holly in 2014: "Negotiations started in 1999 between the city and Duke Energy. It was agreed the city would annex the steam station, but it wouldn’t do so immediately. While most annexations take effect in six months or...
by Scott L
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 3/14/2016 @ 7pm
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: 3/14/2016 @ 7pm

by Scott L
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Mt Holly Newsletter
Topic: March 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

Re: March 2016

These are pictures of maps of what is proposed. The first one is how a nearby town has restricted truck traffic in Stanly County. The second one is our existing plan. The third one is a proposed restriction through residential areas which could be restricted by: weight, axles, and/or length of truck.
by Scott L
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

A good public communication from the Manager in the March 2016 newsletter on this matter:

viewtopic.php?f=15&p=1265#p1265
by Scott L
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Truck Route Petition 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Re: Truck Route Petition 2016

A good public communication from the Manager in the March 2016 newsletter on this matter:

viewtopic.php?f=15&p=1265#p1265
by Scott L
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Mt Holly Newsletter
Topic: March 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

Re: March 2016

Click-able links referenced in the Manager's letter: https://connect.ncdot.gov/business/trucking/Pages/Truck-Access-Designation.aspx https://connect.ncdot.gov/business/trucking/Trucking%20Documents/North%20Carolina%20Truck%20Network%20and%20Restrictions.pdf http://ncdot.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/v...
by Scott L
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Mt Holly Newsletter
Topic: March 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

Re: March 2016

This month's newsletter was not included with the monthly water bill. There was a robo-call to let us know it would be mailed separately. Let's examine the Manager's message this month. The subject is one with which I am very familiar: Point 1: N. Main is not a city-owned or city-maintained road and...
by Scott L
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Strategic Vision Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Re: Strategic Vision Plan

Me (July 2014): I just walked home from Church and I think a traffic circle at Highland and Main would be a nice improvement from that odd traffic island with no pedestrian crossing. If I could find support for that idea in the NCDOT would you be interested? City: Yes. Let us know what you learn. Me...
by Scott L
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

Today a heavy industrial freight truck full of untreated gypsum crashed on Hwy 16. Thankfully there were no injuries -- in part because this truck was not traveling along N. Main Street 24 inches from a sidewalk where school busses stop for children and homes are only 20 feet away from the road: htt...
by Scott L
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Mayor Bryan Hough
Replies: 9
Views: 2863

Re: Mayor Bryan Hough

In private conversations, I usually stand up for Brian Hough, Mayor of Mount Holly. And typically I have to explain myself as people seem shocked that I would stand up for someone who to some appears against the people on some matters. (Or at least whatever matter is at hand that is being discussed)...
by Scott L
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

"The N.C. Department of Transportation has deemed North Main Street a designated route for trucks. To reverse that decision, NCDOT spokeswoman Jordan-Ashley Walker said the department must find a safety and capacity deficiency for the road." Ref: http://www.gastongazette.com/news/20160218/...
by Scott L
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

If a 4-lane road to the interstate is important to the industrial facilities, this blue line proposal should be a plan everyone supports. The City of Gastonia owns most/all the undeveloped land on the right side going north. I'm sure they wouldn't mind at all the NCDOT digging into their land for a ...
by Scott L
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

It's rare that City Council will publicly acknowledge what the problem is. But here is part of the problem described by former Councilman Gowen on 5/6/2015 in his own words: I thought you might enjoy portions of a letter I recently sent after having my feedback on an economic incentive plan solicit...
by Scott L
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Truck Route Petition 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Re: Truck Route Petition 2016

I have to stand up for Councilman Meadows. Post-voting, Councilman Meadows did contact me to discuss this matter. I can't say it was a productive conversation but the man did his job to engage, inform, and involve me. As a result, I have an even deeper appreciation how difficult it can be to sit in ...
by Scott L
Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Mt. Holly Announcements
Topic: Truck Route Petition
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: Truck Route Petition

by Scott L
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Firearms in public parks
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: Firearms in public parks

As decided in City Council, concealed firearms are now allowed in public parks with a permit:

http://banner-news.com/mh-council-decid ... 259-71.htm
by Scott L
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Alcohol in public parks
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Alcohol in public parks

As decided in City Council, alcohol is now allowed in city parks for city-sponsored events:

http://banner-news.com/mh-council-decid ... 259-71.htm
by Scott L
Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 2/22/2016 @ 6:30pm Workshop
Replies: 0
Views: 601

2/22/2016 @ 6:30pm Workshop

February 22, 2016 6:30 P.M. CALL TO ORDER BY THE MAYOR INVOCATION SET THE AGENDA 1. Update from the Buxton Company Regarding the Retail Recruitment and Business Retention Project—Greg Beal 2. Discussion of location for the Mount Holly Sign donated by the Archie Small Family once replaced with the ne...
by Scott L
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Huge Mt. Holly Population Boom
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Re: Huge Mt. Holly Population Boom

Walton International purchased more than 600 acres in Mount Holly’s Dutchman’s Creek community in 2012. A July 2012 investment report for the Dutchman’s Creek project indicated that Walton anticipated holding that property for four to eight years from the time of purchase. http://www.gastongazette.c...
by Scott L
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Huge Mt. Holly Population Boom
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Re: Huge Mt. Holly Population Boom

Buried in the Strategic Vision Plan RFQ: "Develop a strategy and design guidelines to control the quality of subdivisions being planned on the periphery of the town that will eventually be seeking annexation." In other words, let's make a strategy that shows how much we will invest in prop...
by Scott L
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 1/25/2016 6:30pm Workshop
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Re: 1/25/2016 6:30pm Workshop

January 25, 2016 Council Chambers 6:30 pm Call to Order Mayor Hough called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. The following were present: Mayor Bryan Hough Danny Jackson, City Manager Mayor Pro Tem David Moore Councilman Jerry Bishop David Johnson, City Engineer/ Director of Utilities Councilman Jim H...
by Scott L
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 1/11/2016 - 7pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2658

Re: 1/11/2016 - 7pm

January 11, 2016 Council Chambers 7:00 pm Call to Order Mayor Bryan Hough called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The following were present: Mayor Bryan Hough Danny Jackson, City Manager Mayor Pro Tem David Moore Councilman Jerry Bishop Greg Beal, Planning Director Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare Ray ...
by Scott L
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Welcome Wagon
Topic: Senior Programs
Replies: 0
Views: 814

Senior Programs

The city offers a senior program:

http://mtholly.us/parks_recreation.php?5
by Scott L
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Mt. Holly Announcements
Topic: Truck Route Petition
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: Truck Route Petition

There is also a drive-though petition that can be signed located at 420 N. Main. There is a street light there so signing after dusk is ok too.
(That's next to the Fire Department you can see in the background in the below photo.)
by Scott L
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Truck Route Petition 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Re: Truck Route Petition 2016

When people wonder what's wrong with our government, we can use this petition issue to inspect each role. The City Manager: After the petition was delivered to Council, the City Manager (Mr. Danny Jackson) spoke on the N. Main topic under "Old Business". The City Manager appropriately sepa...
by Scott L
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

That might be a contributing factor for sure. But I live on N. Main near town where the stormwater drains work very well. The road is also horrible here. Someone mentioned somewhere that long ago the city limits used to end at Lanier. If that's the case, maybe the road within the city limits was con...
by Scott L
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 2/8/2016 7pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: 2/8/2016 7pm

that is very disappointing to hear, i will love to hear their reasoning behind this vote. What was missing from the deliberation and vote on this issue that our elected leaders don't want to discuss: how did "what the voters want" factor into their decision? They can site all kinds of thi...
by Scott L
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 2/8/2016 7pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: 2/8/2016 7pm

Public comment delivering 155 signatures to City Council on 2/8/2016: Council: Regarding the proposal of routing heavy trucks off N. Main Street that Councilman Toomey submitted to you for consideration on April 13 of last year, I want to remind the new council that in the August 2015 Council meetin...
by Scott L
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: 2017 Mount Holly Elections
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: 2017 Mount Holly Elections

Evidence to consider when wondering if your City Council represents you or sells you out: When voters speak with a loud voice that they want truck traffic routed differently, if City Council doesn't engage with the public on the matter and rather deflects and rolls over for other interests, you are ...
by Scott L
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Truck Route Petition 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Re: Truck Route Petition 2016

Public comment delivering 155 signatures to City Council on 2/8/2016: Council: Regarding the proposal of routing heavy trucks off N. Main Street that Councilman Toomey submitted to you for consideration on April 13 of last year, I want to remind the new council that in the August 2015 Council meetin...
by Scott L
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

WCOC-TV covered the council voting not to re-route heavy truck traffic immediately after receiving a petition signed by 155 people to do so:

http://m.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/mt- ... fic/nqL7r/
by Scott L
Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 2/8/2016 7pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: 2/8/2016 7pm

WSOC-TV covered this council meeting:

http://m.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/mt- ... fic/nqL7r/
by Scott L
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 2/8/2016 7pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1415

Re: 2/8/2016 7pm

Council added a few items to the agenda at the beginning of the meeting. One of which was discussion of the re-routing of the truck traffic on N. Main. Council voted not to re-route heavy truck traffic off N. Main. This was immediately following the submission of 155 signatures on a petition to ask ...
by Scott L
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

Online petition yielded 149 people on record wanting trucks routed as the council once mandated by an unenforceable agreement:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=549
by Scott L
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Truck Route Petition 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Re: Truck Route Petition 2016

Comments on the petition by those that signed it follows:
by Scott L
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Truck Route Petition 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Truck Route Petition 2016

A 10-day petition effort yielded 155 signatures for City Council to represent to our government. The online petition was administered from change.org by Mt. Holly citizen, Mr. Robert Gwiazdzinski. The petition was sent to: "danny jackson, Carolyn Breyare, bryan hough, jeff meadows, and mount ho...
by Scott L
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

Four types of heavy freight truck traffic on N. Main: a) Freightliner-controlled truck traffic. Stated above to already be using Hwy 16. b) National Gypsum truck traffic. Cutting through 2 miles of residential N. Main. c) Third party trucking companies to either industrial facility. At least some cu...
by Scott L
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

Evidentially, the 100+ trucks/day are not Freightliner. So says people who claim to know.
by Scott L
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Alliance for Growth Lobbyist Group
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Alliance for Growth Lobbyist Group

Mount Holly voters want to keep our small town charm and character. That is undeniably documented in our Strategic Vision Plan and most surveys/polls show the margin is more than 10 to 1 in favor of keeping Mount Holly a small town. Voters should then start thinking that our town government's member...
by Scott L
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 12/14/2015 7pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: 12/14/2015 7pm

Gaston County funded some of our requests: Sewer extension to Lucia Riverbend Hwy granted $156,000 of $156,000 North Fire Station construction assistance granted $14,000 of $250,000 Catawba Riverfront Greenway granted $80,000 of $80,000 Ref: http://www.gastongazette.com/news/20160129/parks-playgroun...
by Scott L
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Alcohol in public parks
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Alcohol in public parks

Yet again, a nice Gaston Gazette piece on a relevant town topic:

http://www.gastongazette.com/news/20160130/beer-at-park
by Scott L
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Announcements
Topic: Truck Route Petition
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Truck Route Petition

There is a petition to fix N. Main and route trucks so it stays fixed:

https://www.change.org/p/mount-holly-nc ... m=copylink
by Scott L
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

City Council is having a retreat next week. Perhaps this is a good time to remind them about the issue they tabled from their August meeting:

https://youtu.be/S7uXAhLzLHA

AND

https://youtu.be/6Jl9yIkoqjE
by Scott L
Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 1/25/2016 6:30pm Workshop
Replies: 1
Views: 558

1/25/2016 6:30pm Workshop

CITY OF MOUNT HOLLY MOUNT HOLLY CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION Location: Council Chambers January 25, 2016 6:30 P.M. CALL TO ORDER BY THE MAYOR INVOCATION SET THE AGENDA 1. Release of the Maintenance Cash Guarantee posted for Kendrick Farm Phase 3 Map 1—Dave Johnson 2. Discussion of location for the Moun...
by Scott L
Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Alcohol in public parks
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Alcohol in public parks

Here is the part of council meeting where alcohol in public parks was discussed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=qW_GFwtXZoo#t=2753 Soliciting the community for input, I can find no clear majority that is for or against this proposal. There are strong feelings and argum...
by Scott L
Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 1/11/2016 - 7pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2658

Re: 1/11/2016 - 7pm

by Scott L
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Alcohol in public parks
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Alcohol in public parks

Good discussion on this topic at tonight's council meeting. I think if it weren't for also considering firearms in parks, this might have made progress and been called for a vote. Instead, this will be discussed at the City Council retreat -- likely in conjunction with the firearms in public parks i...
by Scott L
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Firearms in public parks
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: Firearms in public parks

The issue of firearms in public parks was discussed again in tonight's city council meeting. At least two councilpersons expressed an interest in NOT restricting those permitted to conceal-carry. There was disagreement about the open carry part. The Mayor raised a hypothetical situation where NC law...
by Scott L
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: The necessity of street sweeping
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

Re: The necessity of street sweeping

This is what a pile of stuff coming out of the street sweeper looks like during leaf season - which is reportedly emptied up to 4 times daily. The main benefit is keeping leaves and litter out of the storm drains and therefore the waterways. The secondary benefit is improvement to the "curb app...
by Scott L
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Announcements
Topic: Recycling Schedule
Replies: 0
Views: 758

Recycling Schedule

Published on Page 2 of the January 2016 newsletter:

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=524
by Scott L
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 1/11/2016 - 7pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2658

Re: 1/11/2016 - 7pm

Firearms ordinance:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=342

Alcohol ordinance:
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=343

Township grants:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=106#p1083
by Scott L
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents

In the January newsletter, Mr. Jackson says upgrading our sewer plant would cost $35 Million to renovate our plant. (http://mymtholly.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&p=1107#p1105) The Mount Holly sewer plant has a capacity of 6 million gallons. Our town has stated that upgrading a 6 million gallon ...
by Scott L
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Grass Roots
Topic: Dutchman Ridge (HOA)
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: Dutchman Ridge (HOA)

Heads up:

On the 1/11/2016 City Council meeting: "Call for a public hearing for a Conditional District Rezoning of Phase 4 in Dutchman’s Ridge"

What's this about?
by Scott L
Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: The necessity of street sweeping
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

Re: The necessity of street sweeping

This is some of what is picked up by the street sweeper on N. Main.
by Scott L
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: The necessity of street sweeping
Replies: 7
Views: 1406

The necessity of street sweeping

A suggestion was made that the Mount Holly street sweeper's benefit to the town does not offset the cost: Costs: 1) Cost of the vehicle 2) Cost of maintenance of the vehicle (Let's find some data to put in here) 3) Cost to staff operation of the vehicle (Let's find some data to put in here) Benefits...
by Scott L
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Mt Holly Newsletter
Topic: January 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Re: January 2015

Appendix B Types of Facilities Representing Cross Connection Hazards 1. Aircraft and missile manufacturing plants; 2. Automotive plants including those plants which manufacture motorcycles, automobiles, trucks, recreational vehicles and construction and agricultural equipment: 3. Potable water dispe...
by Scott L
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Mt Holly Newsletter
Topic: January 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Re: January 2015

What's the story with the new City Garage? Will that impact the city's utility facility on N. Main right at the river near downtown?
by Scott L
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

One of the strategies for using a city-defined truck route for the N. Main industrialism problem is that truckers can't be managed from the shipping/receiving offices of Freightliner and National Gypsum. There are third party trucking companies that have nothing to do with Mount Holly and certainly ...
by Scott L
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Mt. Holly Announcements
Topic: FOUND KEYS - N. Main
Replies: 0
Views: 803

FOUND KEYS - N. Main

FOUND KEYS - N. Main near Fire Station
by Scott L
Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Announcements
Topic: Live CAM Coverage
Replies: 0
Views: 2282

Live CAM Coverage

Got an event that you'd like to publish a photo live every 60 seconds? If you have power and an internet connection, let us know and we might be able to make that happen. Grand Opening Open House Special Party Remote Radio Broadcasting (Think Bright Star here) Farmers Market Car Show Get The Word Ou...
by Scott L
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: Alerts, Notifications, and Council Meeting Orientation
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Alerts, Notifications, and Council Meeting Orientation

This is a document that explains City Council meetings that we sometimes hand out before meetings:

CityCouncilMeetings101.pdf
(614.78 KiB) Downloaded 187 times
by Scott L
Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 10/12/2015 7pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Re: 10/12/2015 7pm

City Council Meeting Minutes Monday, October 12, 2015 Council Chambers 7:00 pm Call to Order Mayor Bryan Hough called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The following were present: Mayor Bryan Hough Danny Jackson, City Manager Mayor Pro Tem Perry Toomey Jamie Guffey, Assistant City Manager Councilman ...
by Scott L
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare
Replies: 12
Views: 3093

Re: Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare

Oath of office and statement to the Citizens of Mount Holly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... Q4cI#t=657
by Scott L
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 12/14/2015 7pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: 12/14/2015 7pm

I figured as much on the fire station, it just sure seems like we are being set up for expansion and growth by setting the frame work a little at a time.... I wonder what will happen with the volunteer fire station just down the road from the new station? Not sure. A MHFD employee recently suggeste...
by Scott L
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 12/14/2015 7pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: 12/14/2015 7pm

before I throw my support for these projects I have some question, how much do these projects completely cost and how will it affect our mount holly city taxes. my second concern is more of a devils advocate response....if we build a fire station and extend a sewer line before a development is anno...
by Scott L
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 12/14/2015 7pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: 12/14/2015 7pm

What I wrote to my County Commissioner today: Commissioner Brown: I have reviewed the five proposals the town of Mount Holly is submitting to Gaston County for consideration of funding assistance. These projects not only better Mount Holly, but also in ways benefit the county. Therefore, I ask that ...
by Scott L
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Gaston County Representation
Replies: 0
Views: 595

Gaston County Representation

The citizens of Mount Holly are represented in Gaston County government by two County Commissioners: CHAD BROWN (chad.brown@carolina.rr.com) Address: 2008 Lee Ellen Court, Stanley, NC 28164 Telephone: 704-516-8017 (cell) Riverbend Township; Term Ends: 12/2018 MICKEY PRICE (Mickey.Price@gastongov.com...
by Scott L
Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 12/14/2015 7pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: 12/14/2015 7pm

The 5 proposals that were voted on are: 1) $250k toward construction of new north fire station 2) $156k toward extension of sewer service to the north fire station location 3) $224k toward a downtown parking lot 4) $320k toward a sidewalk on Oak Trail Rd. 5) $80k toward the greenway construction I s...
by Scott L
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 12/14/2015 7pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: 12/14/2015 7pm

Video of council meeting posted: https://youtu.be/DA0HhshQ4cI (New camera. Better audio.) A nice meeting all the way around. Does anyone know what the 5 proposals were that are being submitted to the County? I suppose they will come out in the minutes or something? We Mount Holly residents are also ...
by Scott L
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: De-Annexation
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: De-Annexation

I've been asked if Mount Holly property along the Belmont border can be de-annexed to be considered for annexation into Belmont. I think that's possible following the same formula. But the interesting thing to consider how Belmont could/would swap out water/sewer services with property that flipped ...
by Scott L
Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Welcome Wagon
Topic: Local radio station
Replies: 1
Views: 662

Re: Local radio station

If you have a Sonos system, you can add this to your favorites.
by Scott L
Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Welcome Wagon
Topic: Local Newspapers
Replies: 1
Views: 801

Re: Local Newspapers

The Banner News no longer offers delivery subscriptions.
by Scott L
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 12/14/2015 7pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: 12/14/2015 7pm

December 14, 2015 7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER BY THE MAYOR INVOCATION Reverend Eric Lively, Pastor of Grace Baptist Church PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Boy Scout Troop 59 SET THE AGENDA SPECIAL RECOGNITION Mayor Bryan Hough SWEARING –IN CEREMONY 1. Oath of Office for Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare Jesse B. Caldwe...
by Scott L
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Huge Mt. Holly Population Boom
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Re: Huge Mt. Holly Population Boom

maybe we should start an online petition to let council members and the mayor know how we feel about growth? There is a Strategic Vision Plan updating going on. When the public is asked for input, that will be the time to bring in the troops. But anyone can start a "poll" here on this for...
by Scott L
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Huge Mt. Holly Population Boom
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Re: Huge Mt. Holly Population Boom

seems like a recall hearing of a mixed use development near 273 / old 16 that would include a golf course but that was right before the economy tanked, I wonder if the wheels are getting greased up for a run at this again? I'd like to hear more about that. Golf courses and the traditional large lot...
by Scott L
Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Huge Mt. Holly Population Boom
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Re: Huge Mt. Holly Population Boom

If council wanted to prevent the rumor from happening, they could: a) make a public record statement about the rumor/risk that would provide guidance to city staff that may support or not object to it b) make it more difficult for annexations to occur c) engage the public about any annexation topics...
by Scott L
Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: 2017 Mount Holly Elections
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: 2017 Mount Holly Elections

I have a feeling we need to make the 2017 election about ISSUES and not people: Which candidates want Mount Holly to grow and by how much? Be specific in the growth the candidates wants. Which candidates want Mount Holly to remain small as long as possible? Be specific in the measures that the candi...
by Scott L
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: De-Annexation
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: De-Annexation

Ask Tim Timmerman of SMART for a meeting. I'm sure he'd love to discuss it. I lived in Raintree where he presented once. (Invited by our HOA I think.) Rather than stay and fight a long battle to keep more of my $4,500/year in property taxes by de-annexing, I simply left. Seems like the Stonewater:MH...
by Scott L
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Huge Mt. Holly Population Boom
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Huge Mt. Holly Population Boom

Wonder these things: 1) Why does city council not adhere to the long-ago formulated strategy of using Hwy 16 for industrial traffic? 2) Why is city council trying to recommend a 4-lane N. Main street? 3) Why are we trying to upgrade our sewer capacities well beyond what we "need"? Let's lo...
by Scott L
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: De-Annexation
Replies: 3
Views: 785

De-Annexation

It is now possible for property owners to de-annex their property from city limits. I've heard this being done or considered for a neighborhood as small as 13 homes (Maggie Valley) and as large as South Charlotte (thousands of homes). It involves first getting a very clear idea of who wants out, the...
by Scott L
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Mt Holly Newsletter
Topic: December 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: December 2015

I would like to champion Mr. Jackson's gentlemanly efforts in the name of public service and take it a step further. Mr. Jackson communicates issues and current events. He even comes directly to council for contentious issues so that the public is represented properly. It's up to us, the community, ...
by Scott L
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents

Here's a good analogy.... You live in an HOA. For years your swimming pool was rarely used. So your HOA allowed neighbors to use it for a monthly fee. Now the HOA thinks the pool will soon be too crowded because they want to add on to the neighborhood. The HOA can't afford adding on to the neighborh...
by Scott L
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents

Regarding the waste water treatment path forward, there are a lot of assumptions, suggestions, and strategies that we as a community need to decide. I've lived here 2.5 years and I've never seen any of the data or debate. How can it be that my elected officials are guiding my government in this town...
by Scott L
Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents

I would like to see how Mount Holly has performed independent analysis of the recommended solution to outsource wastewater treatment with Charlotte. http://www.werf.org/i/Get_Involved/Request_Peer_Review/a/n/Request_Peer_Review.aspx?hkey=d5ebf98a-03b7-456f-ad1c-11950d6b40aa Here is a spreadsheet tha...
by Scott L
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: Council Meeting 11/09/2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: Council Meeting 11/09/2015

I have a treat for you next meeting! A new camera with the best audio capabilities on an ameature camera! I tested it out witg my kids and it picks up a whisper across the room.
by Scott L
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: Council Meeting 11/09/2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: Council Meeting 11/09/2015

Ashamedly, I have not paid attention to that line item. What a great calling-it-out question/observation! I suspect it might be on one of the council videos - that I cannot recall from memory the detail.
by Scott L
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Local Events in Mt Holly
Topic: food truck saturday?
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: food truck saturday?

Yes! Hope to attend with wife and kids. Love it's on a Saturday when I'll be back in town.
by Scott L
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents

I believe I heard of plans that Mount Holly would have some kind of ownership or partnership with a new sewer facility over the Catawba that will serve Mount Holly. As we think about this, let's use lessons learned from the partnership for the Whitewater center. How much did Mount Holly contribute t...
by Scott L
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Announcements
Topic: Looking for help video recording public council meetings
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Re: Looking for help video recording public council meetings

MyMtHolly.COM now has a new video camera with very good sound quality for improved recordings of the council meetings. Would still like to have a small pool of people who would be willing to help out recording the meetings on occasion.
by Scott L
Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Tailrace Bar/Restaurant
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: Tailrace Bar/Restaurant

And here you go
by Scott L
Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: Council Meeting 11/09/2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: Council Meeting 11/09/2015

Sorry about that. I fixed the video.
by Scott L
Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare
Replies: 12
Views: 3093

Re: Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare

With a 1-vote victory, every single vote for Ms. Breyare can be said to be the one that won her councilwoman's chair.
by Scott L
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: Council Meeting 11/09/2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: Council Meeting 11/09/2015

Video of the council meeting here: https://youtu.be/w6m8NT7Zxc4

(Updated video on 11/11/2015)
by Scott L
Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: NC Open Meetings Laws
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Re: NC Open Meetings Laws

"All meetings of public bodies and decision-making by public bodies must be conducted openly to give meaning to the state’s official policy that government operations are the people’s business ." "The General Assembly has declared it to be the public policy of North Carolina that the ...
by Scott L
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 12/14/2015 7pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: 12/14/2015 7pm

Swearing in of newly-elected council members and their first meeting in "the chair".
by Scott L
Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents

Mr. Gowen no longer supports keeping the sewer "in house". I fear government wants to merge and therefore gave Mr. Gowen slanted data for him to change his mind. I have no evidence of this, but this is typical for government and Charlotte is a very large, smart, and manipulative entity th...
by Scott L
Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilman Jim Hope
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Re: Councilman Jim Hope

If by "new fire station" you mean the FD Headquarters on N. Main, I live next door and I was told the property was owned by the Clark family -- who also owned my property and my next door neighbor's property since at least 1910. I was also told the property had an old vacant house on it th...
by Scott L
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Mt Holly - Truck Town?
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: Mt Holly - Truck Town?

Kind of goes along with the "Mt. Holly Identity" topic. Belmont is a high-dollar town measured in dollar per square foot of home. That's good for those that live there. Buying into that town now that property values have gone up is relatively expensive. Mount Holly is a low-dollar rated at...
by Scott L
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents

"Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities is pushing a deal with Mount Holly for a new treatment plant — the first to be built by the city in more than 30 years — that could help anchor a renewable-energy business park." -- Looks like someone "pushed a deal" by negotiating with the right ...
by Scott L
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

Re: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents

What seems to be is Mount Holly has all of the budget to "pollute" the Catawba with phosphorus and nitrogen. Charlotte wants to "take" that polluting-budget to serve its own needs. In return, Charlotte will "take" Mt. Holly's sewer treatment plant and charge Mount Holly...
by Scott L
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents
Replies: 8
Views: 2668

CharMeck providing sewer services to MH residents

Who knows about how and why our town leaders are proposing we contract with Charlotte to take care of our wastewater treatment? Councilman Gowen says this is a plan we're chasing unless/until someone stops it. And the Mayor says this is "going to happen". And it's probably 10 years in the ...
by Scott L
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare
Replies: 12
Views: 3093

Re: Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare

Well, I would have appreciated anyone challenging Mr. Hough - just to have the opportunity to socialize a "performance report" on the job. Good luck to your grandmother. My 4th pick for council was a tough one between her and Mr. Toomey - both classy people.
by Scott L
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare
Replies: 12
Views: 3093

Re: Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare

This flier found in neighborhoods. No comment yet from Ms. Breyare on if this is endorsed/sanctioned by her campaign.
by Scott L
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 10/12/2015 7pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Re: 10/12/2015 7pm

Wonderful! I absolutely enjoy keeping up with local issues and this allowed me to do that even while I was out of town. I only have one comment that was mentioned by the MHCDF and at the end, the Mayor: MH Streets and Sanitation indeed does a SUPER job. Super enough that it really does deserve menti...
by Scott L
Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare
Replies: 12
Views: 3093

Re: Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare

Comments please? (About the Breyare signs with a "write-in for Mayor" indicator round town)

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by Scott L
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Mt Holly Newsletter
Topic: October 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 542

October 2015

October 2015
by Scott L
Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Airplane Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Airplane Noise

Maybe a new engine with 75% less noise will make this problem insignificant?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... t-30-years
by Scott L
Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare
Replies: 12
Views: 3093

Re: Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare

Unfortunately, I have little to go on with Councilwoman Breyare. She's certainly personable enough and has a good presence with people. She always (at least often) approaches me before a council meeting to chit chat with all the social graces. One time I (and about 50 neighbors) wanted to have the N...
by Scott L
Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 10/12/2015 7pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Re: 10/12/2015 7pm

October 12, 2015 7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER BY THE MAYOR INVOCATION Reverend Bryan Hovey, Interim Pastor of First Presbyterian Church PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Boy Scout Troop 59 SET THE AGENDA CONSENT AGENDA 1. Approval of Lien for Weeds and Grass 2. Approval of a Proclamation for Breast Cancer Awareness M...
by Scott L
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilman Perry Toomey
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Re: Councilman Perry Toomey

Councilman Toomey was the Mount Holly MPO representative in 2014 responsible for formally asking the NC Department of Transportation for projects. One such request was to widen N. Main to 4 lanes all the way to Freightliner. I can find no evidence that the community (voters) wants N. Main St. 4 lane...
by Scott L
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Mayor Bryan Hough
Replies: 9
Views: 2863

Re: Mayor Bryan Hough

This is an illustration how I believe Mayor Hough influences city council. Having the greater community's interests in mind is probably a good thing for a mayor. So the mayor's manipulation is not necessarily bad; but we need city council members who can understand this manipulation and stand up to ...
by Scott L
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilman Perry Toomey
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Re: Councilman Perry Toomey

I've only personally met about half of the councilpersons -- Mr. Toomey ranks high for character and personality. A super guy you'd sure like to know. But how does he govern... I can vouch that Mr. Toomey was on the right side of the negotiating table when I brought an issue to him for consideration...
by Scott L
Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Local Business in Mt Holly
Topic: R. U. Needing Service
Replies: 0
Views: 1092

R. U. Needing Service

I had a real mess of cut-up trees in my driveway. I wanted to split it up and needed a log-splitter for hire. 2 days, 3 men, and a 34-ton splitter gave me an impressively stacked ~6 cords of firewood. (That stack is 6 feet deep) Very polite, good work ethic, did the job right and cleaned up well. Ca...
by Scott L
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 8/10/2015 7pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: 8/10/2015 7pm

Regarding the new business item: "Discussion of Re-Routing Truck Traffic off of North Main Street", Mayor Hough said on the record that if Councilman Toomey brought forth a proposal to route truck traffic off N. Main Street, he would add it to the agenda. (Which he did in April 2015) When ...
by Scott L
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilman Jeff Meadows
Replies: 10
Views: 2989

Re: Mt. Holly Councilman Candidate Jeff Meadows

Hi, Jeff. When you talk about "opportunity for growth", are you talking: (a) annexation (more territory) (b) higher density development (more people in our town) (c) increased property values (more quality) I think it's important to distinguish what kind of growth when you speak of it. I'v...
by Scott L
Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilman Jeff Meadows
Replies: 10
Views: 2989

Re: Mt. Holly Councilman Candidate Jeff Meadows

Mr. Meadows seems to have a Facebook page that represents him running for council: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010252603480
by Scott L
Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

I have noticed a difference. Still some heavy freight traffic and coal ash coming through.... but for sure some improvement - even if unenforcable and possibly temporary. There are times when no trucks travel through that I feel inspired to walk downtown. Just hoping it continues to improve and last...
by Scott L
Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

Below according to the Belmont Banner News 9/17/2015 edition. It's time to take the "thus subject to change" out of the equation and make the routing of truck traffic off N. Main residential areas "enforceable", lasting, and benefiting our town while allowing our industry to thri...
by Scott L
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilman Jeff Meadows
Replies: 10
Views: 2989

Re: Mt. Holly Councilman Candidate Jeff Meadows

This is Mr. Meadow's website: http://jeffmeadows.us/

This is Mr. Meadow's election card that my wife received from him at a community function:
by Scott L
Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 9/14/2015 7pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: 9/14/2015 7pm

"I have been asked to be notified when this is to be an item on the agenda so our citizens can make their voices heard to the council." -- The hallmark characteristic of a good elected representative! Not someone trying to decide for us without our input. Not someone trying to dictate to ...
by Scott L
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Two Strange Signs Near Down Town
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Two Strange Signs Near Down Town

I saw that too! To me it reminded me of Easter and Halloween combined. Kind of Halloween colors but a symbol that looked like the stone rolled away from the tomb. (By the way, Curious Citizen, after your first post is approved on this board as a registered user, your posts no longer require approval...
by Scott L
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 9/14/2015 7pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: 9/14/2015 7pm

Based on personal experience and lessons learned, I would guess your best effort might be to engage all 6 councilpersons separately. It seems some councilpersons are more approachable than others. Some know better how to consider the concerns of constituents. And some communicate better than others....
by Scott L
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 9/14/2015 7pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: 9/14/2015 7pm

I heard nothing mentioned of the lightning detection system last night. And there was nothing on the agenda about it.
by Scott L
Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: NC Open Meetings Laws
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Re: NC Open Meetings Laws

Sunshine Laws: What’s an Official Meeting? A majority of the members, Gathering in person or electronically, To conduct a hearing, deliberate, vote, or otherwise conduct public business. “Deliberate” – can include gathering of information , as well as weighing and reflecting on the reasons for or ag...
by Scott L
Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: NC Open Meetings Laws
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Re: NC Open Meetings Laws

Closed Session Rules: 14. What is the procedure for holding a closed session? A public body may hold a closed session only if it first begins an open official meeting after proper public notice. During the open part of the official meeting, the public body must make and adopt a motion to hold a clos...
by Scott L
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: Alerts, Notifications, and Council Meeting Orientation
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Alerts, Notifications, and Council Meeting Orientation

If you want to be alerted to new content posted to City Council agendas and meeting minutes, become a registered user and subscribe using the check-box option that appears at the bottom of the screen that you're interested in updates:
by Scott L
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 9/14/2015 7pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: 9/14/2015 7pm

Another video recording of this month's council meeting can be found here: https://youtu.be/GLaRBLyVp0k To note: The item from last month's workshop regarding firearms and alcohol was removed from the agenda at the beginning of the meeting. No explanation was given. All the other items on the agenda...
by Scott L
Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 9/14/2015 7pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Re: 9/14/2015 7pm

September 14, 2015 7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER BY THE MAYOR INVOCATION Dr. Kendall Cameron, First Baptist Church PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Boy Scout Troop 59 SET THE AGENDA CONSENT AGENDA 1. Approval of Lien for Weeds and Grass 2. Approval of a Proclamation for Dyslexia Awareness Month 3. Approval of the Hic...
by Scott L
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Property Taxes
Replies: 10
Views: 3351

Re: Property Taxes

Well, at least with the tax RATE, Mt. Holly seems to have had only one change in the last 10 years. It went down 1.8% between 2007 and 2008. Frankly, I was surprised it was so stable. Especially when our population has changed so much in the last 10 years. http://www.gastongov.com/docs/default-sourc...
by Scott L
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Property Taxes
Replies: 10
Views: 3351

Re: Property Taxes

So if I understand your dissatisfaction with taxes, it's that government in general does not use tax dollars wisely? If I give you that point for the sake of argument, I'd be interested in hearing your opinion if you get a better deal or worse deal than the taxpayers in surrounding towns. In other w...
by Scott L
Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

We have had an investigative reporter connect with every agency: NCDOT, Federal DOT, and the State Highway Patrol Director. It comes down to this: "...its all in the hands of the Mayor and City Council. The City has the Authority to put up signs restricting Truck Traffic through our town - PERI...
by Scott L
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

What I think I observed today on N. Main: A NCDOT crew took a core sample of the road to determine how deep the asphalt is. They might also be able to tell what kind of material the road is made of. It seemed they also tested the ground under the pavement using what might have been a calibrated hamm...
by Scott L
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Growth and Development
Topic: Downtown Mt. Holly Co-op grocer
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: Downtown Mt. Holly Co-op grocer

I think to include in the concept development, we might see this grocer that's evolved in Greensboro since 1947: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7zVSAASZcI
by Scott L
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Growth and Development
Topic: Downtown Mt. Holly Co-op grocer
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Downtown Mt. Holly Co-op grocer

An idea to start one of these: http://www.frenchbroadfood.coop/ in Mt. Holly's downtown district. Ideas? Thoughts? Organization? History? Action?
by Scott L
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

A mention of the truck traffic issue in the monthly newsletter:
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=364
by Scott L
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Mt Holly Newsletter
Topic: September 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1197

September 2015

September 2015
by Scott L
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: What Works in Mt Holly
Topic: Community Garden!
Replies: 1
Views: 1376

Re: Community Garden!

This has been a success that for sure exceeded anyone's expectations:

http://www.mounthollyfarmersmarket.com/ ... ty-garden/
by Scott L
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Mt. Holly Announcements
Topic: Who wants a MyMtHolly.com yard sign?
Replies: 8
Views: 2039

Re: Who wants a MyMtHolly.com yard sign?

There's a special message I once wrote for HOAs. You can find that here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=264

I think one HOA published something for their membership.
by Scott L
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Announcements
Topic: Who wants a MyMtHolly.com yard sign?
Replies: 8
Views: 2039

Re: Who wants a MyMtHolly.com yard sign?

There are only 2 yard signs left. If you see one out there, ask to borrow it for a while so they move around the community. All the t-shirts are gone from the local shops -- but I've got some more that I give out on request to people who contribute to the forum.
by Scott L
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 7/27/2015 6:30pm
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Re: 7/27/2015 6:30pm

Monday, July 27, 2015 Council Chambers 6:30 pm Call to Order Mayor Hough called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. The following were present: Mayor Bryan Hough Danny Jackson, City Manager Mayor Pro Tem Perry Toomey Jamie Guffey, Assistant City Manager Councilman Jerry Bishop David Johnson, City Engin...
by Scott L
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 7/13/2015 7pm
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: 7/13/2015 7pm

Monday, July 13, 2015 Council Chambers 7:00 pm Call to Order Mayor Bryan Hough called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The following were present: Mayor Bryan Hough Danny Jackson, City Manager Mayor Pro Tem Perry Toomey Jamie Guffey, Assistant City Manager Councilman Jerry Bishop Greg Beal, Planning...
by Scott L
Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilman Jeff Meadows
Replies: 10
Views: 2989

Re: Mt. Holly Councilman Candidate Jeff Meadows

I had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Meadows one-on-one for more than an hour to discuss Mount Holly politics at a fine Mount Holly establishment. It was clear to me that Mr. Meadows is very involved and aware of many issues our community faces. Though Mr. Meadows does not contribute to online...
by Scott L
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Mt. Holly Announcements
Topic: Looking for help video recording public council meetings
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Looking for help video recording public council meetings

We're trying out a new thing... video recording public council meetings. Though I can do the first 2 or more, it's inevitable that I'll be unable to attend some Monday meetings. What I need is a few volunteers that can help record these when I cannot. I've got the tripod and video camera and it's an...
by Scott L
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Firearms in public parks
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: Firearms in public parks

The town suggested that because Mt. Holly had the most restrictive firearm ordinances, they proposed the same in the new environment caused by the state legislature giving less control to towns about denying permitted concealed firearms. I am an expired conceal carry citizen. I've re-taken the train...
by Scott L
Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Alcohol in public parks
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Alcohol in public parks

I think the context of the discussion surrounded permitting someone to serve/sell/distribute alcohol by permit. I heard two scenarios referenced I think: 1) A special event at a public park similar to what is done downtown during Springfest where they have a "beer garden" area. Perhaps if ...
by Scott L
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 8/24/2015 6:30pm
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: 8/24/2015 6:30pm

Alcohol Discussion: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=343

Firearm Discussion: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=342
by Scott L
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Alcohol in public parks
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Alcohol in public parks

Mount Holly is considering how alcohol could be permitted to be sold, served, and/or distributed in public parks. What does Mount Holly think is a good policy?
by Scott L
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Firearms in public parks
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Firearms in public parks

State legislation has changed what towns can do as far as restricting firearms in public spaces: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/statutes/statutelookup.pl?statute=14-415.23 The city cannot prohibit permitted concealed firearms on a greenway biking/walking path, maybe a dog park, or open areas that ar...
by Scott L
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 8/24/2015 6:30pm
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: 8/24/2015 6:30pm

So the meeting/workshop was not well attended by the public. Fortunately, the public can benefit from a recording of the meeting: http://youtu.be/BB9zt0irZQ0 Agenda item #5 "Review of Updates to the City Code" included correcting grammatical errors. It also included proposed changes to how...
by Scott L
Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Strategic Vision Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Re: Strategic Vision Plan

Well thank you... I am flattered. I served in local government as an appointed commissioner before and it really took me 2 years before I truly understood my role. It is so easy for an elected official to fall into the trap of being managed by the very government they are to oversee. The fact that s...
by Scott L
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Strategic Vision Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Re: Strategic Vision Plan

Here is an interesting thing to consider. The Strategic Vision Plan calls for a traffic circle at N. Main and Highland. This was to be implemented in 2013. (http://mymtholly.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=27) According to Byron Engle (Division 12 NCDOT), the intersection's right-of-way would acco...
by Scott L
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 8/24/2015 6:30pm
Replies: 3
Views: 893

8/24/2015 6:30pm

CITY OF MOUNT HOLLY MOUNT HOLLY CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION Location: Council Chambers August 24, 2015 6:30 P.M. CALL TO ORDER BY THE MAYOR INVOCATION SET THE AGENDA 1. Presentation of Granny’s House Activities Center Gloria Mack 2. Presentation of the 2016 Bike Race Matthew Gregory 3. Approval to re-...
by Scott L
Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: What Works in Mt Holly
Topic: Farmers Market
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: Farmers Market

Anyone attending the market should see that there is value in donating to this community cause:

http://www.gofundme.com/sfh9um8
by Scott L
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Airplane Noise
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Airplane Noise

I found this online: http://www.steelecreekresidents.org/Newspages/news414_AirportNoise.htm It says that in noisy areas the airport might provide money for sound insulation. From the looks on the map, Mount Holly is nowhere near those noisy areas. That being said, there seems to be some issues to ta...
by Scott L
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Grass Roots
Topic: Waters Edge (HOA)
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: Waters Edge (HOA)

When does the Waters Edge HOA turn over to a residential board and not run by the developer? When will the next construction phase begin?
by Scott L
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Grass Roots
Topic: Runneymeade (HOA)
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: Runneymeade (HOA)

Anyone wonder what would happen if the NCDOT accepts City Council's proposal to make N. Main a 4-lane road with bike lanes and sidewalks on both sides? How far into the entrance of Runneymeade would that go? What would happen to the home values being so close to a 4-lane highway?
by Scott L
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Grass Roots
Topic: Stonewater (HOA)
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Re: Stonewater (HOA)

Anyone ever given any thought about what's going to happen to the old Riverbend power plant? Does anyone think Mount Holly will annex it and zone it Heavy Industrial and it would be eligible for a slaughterhouse or meat packing plant or something? Or could it get annexed and zoned residential or com...
by Scott L
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Strategic Vision Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Re: Strategic Vision Plan

In the last council meeting, there was a Strategic Vision Plan update made by Greg Beal. This was forecasted by our City Manager in November of last year. In our 2014 newsletter and posted on the Town's website: http://www.mtholly.us/news_article.php?A-Message-From-the-Manager---November-2014 A Mess...
by Scott L
Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Strategic Vision Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Re: Strategic Vision Plan

Our Strategic Vision Plan represented in this diagram: Vision: Well-documented in Phase 1 of the SVP Skills: Described in Phase 5 of the SVP ("Staff adequately: Hire a Zoning Officer and establish an Economic Development Office.") Incentives: (?) Resources: Prioritization of Annual Budget ...
by Scott L
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

Wouldn't we want to have the city councilman in this video represent us in Mt. Holly: http://wwlp.com/2015/08/06/trucks-banned-from-residential-streets-in-northampton/ Third party trucking companies are part of the problem we have in Mount Holly -- like this issue in the video: http://fox17online.co...
by Scott L
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilman Jeff Meadows
Replies: 10
Views: 2989

Re: Mt. Holly Councilman Candidate Jeff Meadows

I met with Mr. Meadows at a community cookout, I've seen Mr. Meadows at a council meeting, and my wife bumped into Mr. Meadows at a downtown event. Mr. Meadows I believe was or is on the MH planning committee. His occupation involves working with low-income housing in or with the City of Charlotte. ...
by Scott L
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Growth and Development
Topic: Restaurants & Stores downtown
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Restaurants & Stores downtown

"I'm open to partnering a small night time spot. Anybody interested?" -- Have you visited SideTrax? Are you proposing something different from that or the same in addition to that?
by Scott L
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Council At-Large
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Council At-Large

Let's examine this a little more. Our council is at-large for a population of about 14,000. That means every council member has to do the work to understand the registered voters of 14,000 people and then represent the will of those voters to government. Gastonia has a Ward system where each council...
by Scott L
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Riverfront Property
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: Riverfront Property

Looks like that parcel of land owned by Mount Holly might be used for a new fire station....
by Scott L
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Property Taxes
Replies: 10
Views: 3351

Re: Property Taxes

Brilliant idea. Service fees should be compared. It might take a while to dig that up or feel free to contribute any pieces you have on that. I think Councilman Gowan also mentioned that property values should also be considered. So in a city of a population of 2 and both homes valued $100k, if the ...
by Scott L
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: NC Open Meetings Laws
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

NC Open Meetings Laws

Here are some interesting things all NC voters need to watch. http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/e1447597-eb6d-44f4-9802-d10420bea7db/Open-Meetings-Q-A.aspx http://www.nclm.org/news/Documents/NewMayorsOrientation2013/Cullowhee%20Combined%20Session%20Nov%2018/Open%20Meetings%20Public%20Records%20Presentatio...
by Scott L
Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

Please see here: http://mymtholly.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&p=654#p654 Councilwoman Breyere asked the Mayor if the item will be further discussed in the next workshop meeting. The Mayor said they will discuss it further if/when there is new information to discuss. So frankly, I don't know wha...
by Scott L
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Property Taxes
Replies: 10
Views: 3351

Re: Property Taxes

You might be right about the sweeper. Living on N. Main, there are always nuts and bolts in the gutter with all kinds of litter. When I'm home, I try to pick it up daily. But do you have the opinion that the taxes you pay give you a "good deal"? (Water, sewer, services, etc.) There are bil...
by Scott L
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Property Taxes
Replies: 10
Views: 3351

Re: Property Taxes

I'll start with my opinion... I moved here from Charlotte where I had a more expensive home and therefore paid more property taxes. I paid $4,600 in property taxes/year -- impossible to split city vs. county. When I looked around, I couldn't find $4,600 in value in exchange for what I paid. The CMS ...
by Scott L
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 8/10/2015 7pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: 8/10/2015 7pm

(Disclaimer: All the below from memory. The official minutes will be more complete and accurate when it comes out.) The council meeting went well all through public comment. I think 8 people signed up to speak. Four spoke on the matter of the heavy trucks. One spoke about civic duty. And at least tw...
by Scott L
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

Fortunately, this truck was broken down on N. Main today and emergency crews quickly responded to direct traffic. What happens if a fully loaded freight truck driver were to have a medical condition? What happens to the fully loaded truck?
by Scott L
Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

Here is where Mount Holly is asking Raleigh to make N. Main into a 4-lane road -- similar to what exists between I85 and Tuckaseegee Rd: (We all know what happens to sidewalks and bike lanes when the budget is negotiated down.) http://www.gclmpo.org/documents/MPOBoardAgenda1-23-2014.pdf Attached is ...
by Scott L
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

The Gaston Gazette published an article on this:

https://shar.es/1tGJwX
by Scott L
Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

This published in the 5/21/15 Belmont Banner News
by Scott L
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 8/10/2015 7pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: 8/10/2015 7pm

August 10, 2015 7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER BY THE MAYOR INVOCATION Reverend Matt Hill, Mount Holly Fire Department Chaplin PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Boy Scout Troop 59 SET THE AGENDA CONSENT AGENDA 1. Approval of Liens for Weeds and Grass 2. Appointment of Melanie Wilson to Planning Commission 3. Budget Ame...
by Scott L
Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

"has anyone ever wondered why a truck going north or south on I-85 or I-485 would pull off of either of these routes and come into Mt. Holly by either 273,[Main st.] or 27,[Freedom Dr.] and make a left or right turn at the intersection at 27 & 273 [the underpass] to go back to I-85 or I-485...
by Scott L
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

A video representation of how Mt. Holly allows residential areas and non-industrial roads to be abused:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... rCmD3kHD-t
by Scott L
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Public Parties
Replies: 0
Views: 545

Public Parties

Should Mt. Holly fund festivals and parties held in public downtown with taxpayer money? Should there be more parties than what already exists? How are Springfest and Fallfest and Artfest funded today?
by Scott L
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Welcome Wagon
Topic: US Mail
Replies: 1
Views: 925

Re: US Mail

There is also a section of Mt. Holly that is served from the Belmont post office. (For example, Waters Edge next to the YMCA.)
by Scott L
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Welcome Wagon
Topic: Nearby watering holes
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Re: Nearby watering holes

I also heard a rumor that there is a wine bar downtown. I haven't seen it advertised so I'm not sure if that's open to the public or not. Rumor is it's called "Brother's Bottle" I think.
by Scott L
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Welcome Wagon
Topic: Nearby Nuclear Facilities
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Re: Nearby Nuclear Facilities

There is a service that will notify you of disasters and other urgent matters via text message and e-mail:

https://local.nixle.com/city/nc/mt-holly/
by Scott L
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Welcome Wagon
Topic: Neighborhoods
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: Neighborhoods

I think this is a complete list: viewforum.php?f=16
by Scott L
Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Mt. Holly Welcome Wagon
Topic: Medical Care
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: Medical Care

The Mt. Holly Regional Medical Center: http://www.caromonthealth.org/Locations ... Holly.aspx
by Scott L
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: What Works in Mt Holly
Topic: Sports Programs
Replies: 1
Views: 1537

Re: Sports Programs

This is what I mean... The town does an EXCELLENT job with these programs... --------------------------------- From: Gil Aguirre [mailto:gil.aguirre@mtholly.us] Sent: Monday, July 27, 2015 3:54 PM To: 'Gil Aguirre' Subject: Mount Holly Recreation - Fall events ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT!!!! REGISTRATION END...
by Scott L
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Grass Roots
Topic: How to organize public opinion
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: How to organize public opinion

"So......attend as many council meetings as you can. Your voice can be heard there." -- When you do that, you have a spotlight on you, your comments are recorded in public record, and the council has a policy not to respond to your comments at the meeting. In other words, that's a platform...
by Scott L
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Growth and Development
Topic: Performing Arts Venu
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Re: Performing Arts Venu

The MHCDF 2014 Annual Report says this: "October - Initial phase of the Outdoor Theater Feasibility Study was conducted. Results were positive and Phase 1 will be in early 2015." I attended a meeting in December 2014 and I recall this Outdoor Theater was an unstructured idea. Please share ...
by Scott L
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

*** OPEN INVITATION TO MT. HOLLY CITIZENS, VOTERS, AND TAXPAYERS *** Hot dog cookout to socialize the exact message to give to City Council. (If you want to cook something other than hot dogs, you're welcomed to bring your own grilling material.) Where: Tuckaseegee Park - shelter on left nearest sk...
by Scott L
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 6/22/2015 6:30pm
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: 6/22/2015 6:30pm

Monday, June 22, Council Chambers. City of Mount Holly Mount Holly City Council Work Session Meeting 6:30 pm CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bryan Hough called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The following were present: Mayor Bryan Hough Danny Jackson, City Manager Mayor Pro Tem Perry Toomey Jamie Guffey, Assi...
by Scott L
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 6/8/2015 7pm
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: 6/8/2015 7pm

"Councilman Gowen made a motion to approve Kendrick Farm Subdivision Phase 4 (Resolution #06082015b) Councilman Bishop seconded the motion. The motion carried 5-1 with Mayor Pro Tem Toomey opposing." I wish we knew why Mr. Toomey opposed the motion. Was it because we should not grow higher...
by Scott L
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 6/8/2015 7pm
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: 6/8/2015 7pm

Monday, June 8, Council Chambers. City of Mount Holly Mount Holly City Council Meeting 7:30 pm CALL TO ORDER Mayor Bryan Hough called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The following were present: Mayor Bryan Hough Danny Jackson, City Manager Mayor Pro Tem Perry Toomey Jamie Guffey, Assistant City Man...
by Scott L
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Mayor Bryan Hough
Replies: 9
Views: 2863

Re: Mayor Bryan Hough

I think it's safe to call the November 2015 election today. Mayor Hough is unchallenged with no other candidate filing for Mt. Holly Mayor. Congratulations to Mayor Hough. I look forward to many more public photos with your face in them! Please represent us well with your smile.
by Scott L
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilman Jeff Meadows
Replies: 10
Views: 2989

Councilman Jeff Meadows

Filed today.
by Scott L
Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Grass Roots
Topic: Dutchman Ridge (HOA)
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: Dutchman Ridge (HOA)

If council came up with a good strategy for having heavy industrial zones appropriately buffered/separated from residential zones, would Dutchman Ridge continue to oppose growth of the manufacturing facilities? How long will it be before another rezoning request is slipped in for consideration? Do y...
by Scott L
Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Grass Roots
Topic: Dutchman Ridge (HOA)
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: Dutchman Ridge (HOA)

Let's ask the question a little broader... How should the town support a residentially-zoned area? When an area is zoned "residential", what strategies should the town employ to ensure the residential investments are bettered? What protections can residential areas expect from the town so ...
by Scott L
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilman Perry Toomey
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Re: Councilman Perry Toomey

Though my interaction and communication with Councilman Toomey was brief, I did present to him a concern that he said deserved further consideration. Mr. Toomey made the time to meet with me and followed up on the concern as he promised. I'm afraid that's all the perspective I have to share.
by Scott L
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilman Perry Toomey
Replies: 7
Views: 1843

Re: Councilman Perry Toomey

Councilman Toomey filed for re-election today.
by Scott L
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare
Replies: 12
Views: 3093

Re: Councilwoman Carolyn Breyare

Councilwoman Breyare filed on 7/9 to be considered for re-election.
by Scott L
Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 7/13/2015 7pm
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: 7/13/2015 7pm

July 13, 2015 7:00 P.M. CALL TO ORDER BY THE MAYOR INVOCATION PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Boy Scout Troop 59 SET THE AGENDA CONSENT AGENDA 1. Re-Appointment of Angela Blackwood to the ABC Commission 2. Approval of Parks and Recreation Bench Donation Policy 3. Approval of an Amendment to the Fee Schedule to...
by Scott L
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Town Officials of Mt Holly
Topic: Mayor Bryan Hough
Replies: 9
Views: 2863

Re: Mayor Bryan Hough

Good luck to Mayor Hough. Agree or disagree with the Mayor's positions and opinions, I can vouch that at least from my perspective he approaches his duties with integrity and honesty.
by Scott L
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

I have invited the NCDOT and State Rep. John Torbell to the 8/10 city council meeting so that they can see and hear the public opinion on this matter for themselves.
by Scott L
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Strategic Vision Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Re: Strategic Vision Plan

So the feedback I've received so far is to dial this message back a little because if council hears a message this strongly, they might become defensive and/or adversarial. That's good advice. The goal of the message should be to encourage council to perform their duty well -- not clobber them with ...
by Scott L
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Freight Traffic on Main Street
Replies: 78
Views: 15696

Re: Freight Traffic on Main Street

Calling all citizens, taxpayers, and voters... Please join in Town Hall at the August council meeting to ask council to take action to route trucks off N. Main:

viewtopic.php?f=14&p=556#p556
by Scott L
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 8/10/2015 7pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: 8/10/2015 7pm

This is what Council will be asked to consider:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=22#p213
by Scott L
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 8/10/2015 7pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: 8/10/2015 7pm

Who will attend the August 10th City Council meeting to ask council to define a truck route so that the Heavy Industrial zones (Freightliner, National Gypsum, etc.) should use Hwy 16 to access the interstate network? In other words, ask council to limit trucks off N. Main so that the repaving next y...
by Scott L
Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Growth and Development
Topic: Greenway
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

Re: Greenway

I hear rumors that in last night's council meeting there was a watershed event for the greenway idea. Unsubstantiated reports are that after more than a decade of waiting (for who knows what), there is a path to now break ground. I'm not sure how this watershed moment is different than a previous wa...
by Scott L
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Mt. Holly Announcements
Topic: Announcing a Members-Only Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 755

Announcing a Members-Only Forum

Once you have your first contribution posted (approved) in MyMtHolly.COM as a registered user, you have the ability to post without approvals. You also will get access to the "Members Only" forum where content is posted that might be better in a more private area. The idea being something ...
by Scott L
Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Growth and Development
Topic: Performing Arts Venu
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Re: Performing Arts Venu

For this discussion: I am not in favor of the large outdoor option. Reasons: 1) We only have 14,000 citizens to pay for it or the maintenance/land/upkeep/administration it will require. We already have the highest tax rate in Gaston County. 2) None of these kinds of efforts are self-sustaining. Larg...
by Scott L
Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Growth and Development
Topic: Performing Arts Venu
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Re: Performing Arts Venu

Apparently the Mount Holly Community Development Foundation has already spent funds to do a study on this thing - I think for option #1 above: large outdoor. So this might be an idea to consider with some horses that have already left the barn! They are fishing Facebook to get a list of names of peo...
by Scott L
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 6/22/2015 6:30pm
Replies: 1
Views: 592

6/22/2015 6:30pm

June 22, 2015 6:30 P.M. CALL TO ORDER BY THE MAYOR INVOCATION SET THE AGENDA 1. Approval of Year End Budget Amendments Jamie Guffey 2. Discussion of Bench Donation Policy Mark Jusko 3. Update on the Green Initiatives Miles Braswell 4. Discussion of Renaming the Fire Department Chief Ryan Baker 5. Re...
by Scott L
Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Growth and Development
Topic: Performing Arts Venu
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Performing Arts Venu

It's being discussed/considered that a Performing Arts venue would be appreciated in the town. Suggested venues so far have been: 1) A large outdoor stage - similar to the Charlotte Symphony Park where regional shows would attract people to our town 2) A small outdoor stage - perhaps upgrading the s...
by Scott L
Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 5/18/2015 6:30pm Special Meeting (Budget)
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: 5/18/2015 6:30pm Special Meeting (Budget)

City of Mount Holly Mount Holly City Council Budget Meeting Monday, May 18, 2015 Council Chambers 6:30 pm Call to Order Mayor Hough called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. The following were present: Mayor Bryan Hough Danny Jackson, City Manager Mayor Pro Tem Perry Toomey Jamie Guffey, Assistant Cit...
by Scott L
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 5/11/2015 7pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1524

Re: 5/11/2015 7pm

City of Mount Holly Mount Holly City Council Meeting Monday, May 11, 2015 Council Chambers 7:00 pm Call to Order Mayor Bryan Hough called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The following were present: Mayor Bryan Hough Danny Jackson, City Manager Mayor Pro Tem Perry Toomey Jamie Guffey, Assistant City...
by Scott L
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Riverfront Property
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: Riverfront Property

At least for the 263-acre property, this is the story Todd Pierceall was able to describe on FaceBook in the GastonVotes forum: "Well, you guys know me, ask a question and I try to get all of the information so here goes. Back when Gastonia installed their water intake, Mt. Holly did not want G...
by Scott L
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Riverfront Property
Replies: 6
Views: 1248

Re: Riverfront Property

I'm not a lawyer but I'd like to know how this works....
by Scott L
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Passenger Train Service in Mt. Holly
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Re: Passenger Train Service in Mt. Holly

Per http://www.gastongazette.com/article/20150609/NEWS/150609902 "Belmont has pondered establishing trolley service for years as a way of linking Belmont Abbey College with the historic business district. The most logical solution is to use a long-abandoned spur of the old Piedmont and Northern...
by Scott L
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Strategic Vision Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Re: Strategic Vision Plan

THIS IS A DRAFT OF WHAT MIGHT BE READ ALOUD INTO THE PUBLIC RECORD DURING PUBLIC COMMENT AT A COUNCIL MEETING I THINK I CAN SQUEEZE THIS IN 3 MINUTES. COMMUNITY INPUT IS APPRECIATED ------------------------ Dear Mayor and Distinguished Councilpersons: I come before you to ask for your diligent coope...
by Scott L
Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: City Council Meetings
Topic: 6/8/2015 7pm
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: 6/8/2015 7pm

CONSENT AGENDA 1. Approval of Lien for abatement of nuisance grass at 214 Highland Street and 315 Highland Street 2. Approval of Temporary Retail Firework Stand at Rid Aid Parking Lot 3. Appointment of Sandra Walker as the City Tax Collector 4. Approval of Budget Amendment (Powell Bill Fund Projects...
by Scott L
Fri May 29, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Passenger Train Service in Mt. Holly
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Passenger Train Service in Mt. Holly

It's been suggested that there is a long range plan to revive passenger train service in Mt. Holly. Some/All history of passenger train service in Mt. Holly might be found in this repository: https://www.wvncrails.org/piedmont--northernyesterday-and-today-part-ii.html How does Mt. Holly feel about t...
by Scott L
Mon May 25, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Growth and Development
Topic: Greenway
Replies: 9
Views: 2338

Re: Greenway

So I ran across last year's MHCDF Annual Report. In it tells what progress they made last year on the Greenway after spending $46,085 on it: August, 2014 – Mike Repack, Project Engineer with Alta advised that he is working very closely with all parties involved. A number of required permits were sub...
by Scott L
Fri May 22, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: What Doesn't Work in Mt Holly
Topic: Strategic Vision Plan
Replies: 9
Views: 3544

Re: Strategic Vision Plan

I've got to explain this a little better as I think it is a deeper problem than most people realize. http://www.mtholly.us/planning_department.php?Planning-Department-Strategic-Vision-Plan-2 "The planning process was conducted for the City by a consultant team from UNC Charlotte, with oversight...

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