Cornelius voters to decide 3 bond questions
Friday, Nov. 01, 2013

Cornelius voters to decide 3 bond questions

Early voting has closed, so if you haven’t cast your ballot yet, you’ll need to do it on Election Day, Nov. 5. Voting is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. that day.

Besides voting for candidates running for political offices, Cornelius residents will be able to vote on three bond questions: road, intersection and sidewalk bonds; parks and recreation bonds; and town center redevelopment bonds (including an outdoor waterpark, an outdoor amphitheater and a community/art center). Find out more about the elections and the bonds at

Veterans’ Day

At 11 a.m. Nov. 11 – that’s 11 a.m. on 11/11 – at the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza and the Cornelius Town Hall lawn, the town and American Legion Post 86 will host the annual Veterans’ Day Program honoring military veterans and those serving in the U.S. armed forces.

Commander John Washam of American Legion Post 86 will lead the ceremony. It will include a welcome from Cornelius Mayor Lynette Rinker, keynote speaker Lonnie Long, a 21-gun salute by the American Legion post, and patriotic songs by the Hough High School Concert Choir.

Westmoreland turn lane

This project is now delayed. The N.C. Department of Transportation withdrew its bid offer because right-of-way negotiations and utility relocation were taking longer than anticipated. NCDOT is supposed to re-bid in the spring.

Leaf collection

Thanks to the service being reinstated, the town will begin leaf-vacuuming collection this week. The service will end Jan. 15.

You can also still bag your leaves in clear bags and leave them for Republic Services to pick up on regularly scheduled service days.

Diverging diamond interchange

Utility burial has begun and should be completed by Jan. 1. Also the bid for the NCDOT roadway portion of the diverging diamond has been awarded to Blythe Construction.

For more information call 704-892-6031 ext. 160 or

Lisa Daidone is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Lisa? Email her at

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