MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners could adopt a new name for the Park on Fairview in time for the town’s Veterans Day celebration.
Local veterans recently approached Mayor Ted Biggers about changing the name of the park by early October to incorporate the two war memorials planned for the park into the name. The Korean War Memorial is receiving final touches at the park before its dedication during the Veterans Day celebration, and the Purple Heart memorial has received approval from town leaders to be installed there.
“If we were to approve a change at that first meeting in October, it would still allow for enough time for a new sign to be made before the dedication of the Korean War Memorial,” Commissioner Tina Ross said about the name.
The board discussed the changes during its Sept. 26 meeting before sending it to the Mint Hill Parks and Recreation Committee to be approved. Commissioners should vote during the Oct. 10 meeting to leave enough time to order a new sign for the park. It will take about four weeks to order and install a new sign.
“I think (the board) fully intends to change the name,” Ross said.
The Veterans Day celebration will take place on Nov. 9, the Saturday before Veterans Day, at the park.
If the town moves forward with the changes, some on the board have discussed moving all veteran and war-related memorials to the Mint Hill Veterans Park to have them all in one place. The Mint Hill Police Department currently has a memorial located in front of it, and there is a chance it could be moved to the park, Ross said.
The next board of commissioner’s meeting will take place Oct. 10, a Thursday, at the Mint Hill town hall, 7151 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, at 7 p.m.