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Info about Town of Cornelius government. Editable presentation and other content available for teachers. Contact us for info. Updated.

Info about Town of Cornelius government. Editable presentation and other content available for teachers. Contact us for info. Updated.

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  • 1. www.GenerationNation.org | facebook.com/GenerationNation | twitter.com/GenNation Town of Cornelius This is a PDF. Contact us for editable presentation document.
  • 2. www.GenerationNation.org | facebook.com/GenerationNation | twitter.com/GenNation2 The Town Municipality = city, town, village In Mecklenburg County • One city - Charlotte • Six towns - Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville No legal difference between a city, town or village – is preference of the residents
  • 3. www.GenerationNation.org | facebook.com/GenerationNation | twitter.com/GenNation3 Cornelius Incorporated in 1905 – Economy: Mills and farms – Impacted by closing of mills, creation of Lake Norman, building of I-77 and growth of Charlotte Population – 25,000 citizens today Area – 15 square miles
  • 4. www.GenerationNation.org | facebook.com/GenerationNation | twitter.com/GenNation4 Government Town Board – Mayor and Town Board of Commissioners – Nonpartisan election every 2 years Council-Manager Government – Elected Town Board sets policies – Professional Town Manager administers policies and manages town government  Code of Ordinances (local laws/rules) http://www.cornelius.org/index.aspx?NID=176
  • 5. www.GenerationNation.org | facebook.com/GenerationNation | twitter.com/GenNation5 Town services Planning • Zoning, planning and land use Public Works • Sidewalks, streets, garbage, recycling, stormwater Parks & Recreation and Cultural Services • Parks, athletics, arts programs, festivals Public Safety • Police, Animal Control • EMS/Fire Town Government • Operations, Finance
  • 6. www.GenerationNation.org | facebook.com/GenerationNation | twitter.com/GenNation6 Budget FY2014 = $19,538,242 Sources of funds= Taxes, fees, other •Property tax=24 cents/$100 of property Where each dollar goes* • 28 cents – Police and public safety • 15 cents – Fire/rescue and public works • 14 cents – Debt service and capital projects • 13 cents – Parks and recreation • 10 cents – Solid waste and sanitation • 10 cents – General government and Governing Board • 4 cents – Tourism and culture • 3 cents – Planning • 2 cents – Powell Bill • 1 cent – Storm water Source: Mecklenburg County FY13-14 Tax Brochure Powell Bill = funds from NC to be used for town streets, sidewalks, bike lanes
  • 7. www.GenerationNation.org | facebook.com/GenerationNation | twitter.com/GenNation7 Who runs the town? The Mayor and Town Board Elected, nonpartisan • Mayor and Town Board • Establishes priorities on community needs, sets policy, establishes the budget, levies taxes, creates ordinances Town Manager Anthony Roberts • Hired by Town Board • Responsible for daily operations of the town and
  • 8. www.GenerationNation.org | facebook.com/GenerationNation | twitter.com/GenNation8 Town Board Meetings Town Board Meetings – 1st and 3rd Monday each month • 7PM at Town Hall – Who can attend? Anyone Website: www.cornelius.org Follow town government – Meeting agendas and minutes http://corneliuspublic.novusagenda.com/ – News http://www.cornelius.org/CivicAlerts.aspx