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

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

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  • 1. www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation Town of Huntersville 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 Huntersville Settled in 1700s Incorporated in 1873 – Cotton, farms, trains, commerce Population – Over 40,000 citizens today Area – 31 square miles
  • 4. www.generationnation.org | facebook.com/generationnation | twitter.com/gennation4 Government Town Council – Mayor and Town Board of Commissioners – Nonpartisan election every 2 years Council-Manager Government – Elected Mayor and Town Board set policies – Professional Town Manager administers policies and manages town government – Code of Ordinances (local laws/rules) http://www.huntersville.org/TownGovernment/CodeofOrdinances.aspx
  • 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 = $29,298,184 Sources of funds= Taxes, fees, other •Property tax= 28.25 cents/$100 of property Where each dollar goes* • 33 cents – Public safety • 15 cents – Public works • 9 cents – Parks and recreation • 9 cents – Fire and rescue • 8 cents – General government and Governing Board • 8 cents – Debt service and capital projects • 6 cents – Powell Bill • 5 cents – Tourism and culture • 3 cents – Planning • 2 cents – Storm water • 1 cent – Streets and transportation • 1 cent - Other 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 Greg Ferguson • Hired by Mayor and 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 of each month • 6:30PM at Town Hall – Who can attend? Anyone Website: www.huntersville.org Follow town government meeting agendas, minutes and news – http://www.huntersville.org/TownGovernment/AgendaMinutes.aspx

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