Mint Hill names new public works director
The Town of Mint Hill has a new Public Works Director.
Tim Garner, who has served as interim director since the August retirement of Dwayne Dorton, has been named to the post, Town Manager Brian Welch said last week. Garner, 50, has worked for the town since 1998, Human Resources Director Robin Edwards said.
Applications are being reviewed to hire an additional public works crew member.
County to rent Mint Hill offices
Three employees of the Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor’s office will soon move into the Mint Hill Town Hall.
The county will pay Mint Hill $2,000 a month for three offices on the second floor and the use of common areas, such as conference rooms and a break room, Town Manager Brian Welch said. Commissioners voted Thursday, March 14 to allow Welch to negotiate a contract with the county for the rental.
The county employees will work during the town hall’s established hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and will be available to residents for tax billing questions, Welch said.
“We have ample phone lines and Internet capacity, so this will in no way affect us with our operations,” he said.
Library phone service down
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s telephone renewal and notification service Telecirc will be unavailable Monday, March 25 to Wednesday, March 27, for upgrades, according to the library’s website.
During the upgrade, the service will be unavailable for patrons to renew items, check on the status of holds or provide notifications about reserved items.
The library also offers the same services via email and patrons who use the email notification system also get an email a few days before an item is due.
To sign up for email notifications, visit www.cmlibrary.org/catalog/emailNotice.asp.
Mint Hill adopts Ashe Plantation streets
For years Ashe Plantation streets have been partly maintained by the N.C. Department of Transportation and partly maintained by the Town of Mint Hill. And Hanging Moss Trail wasn’t maintained by anyone.
The issue became less confusing last week when town commissioners voted to take over the maintenance of Asheley Glen Drive, Bristlecone Court, White Ashe Court and Quarters Lane. The move comes after a March 2012 agreement between the town and the state to resolve the issue. The town offered to pay $116,912.50 to bring Hanging Moss up to town standards if the state department brought its section of the subdivision up to town standards. Once the work was complete, the town said it would take over maintenance of the entire subdivision. The cost to the state was about $329,002.