The Huntersville Town Board discussed a budget for fiscal year 2014-2015 that calls for $3 million to be set aside in 2016 for the project at the US 21/Gilead Road intersection before their regular meeting on Monday.
Intersection improvements include additional turn and through lanes, bicyclist and pedestrian improvements, medians and access management improvements.
The $3 million in bond proceeds would be in addition to the total project cost of $6.6 million previously approved by the board.
During the regular Board meeting, Rhonda Lennon, District 1 representative for the Board of Education, presented critical needs facing Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, including the need for higher teacher pay, more educational opportunities and literacy.
Georgia Krueger, executive director of the Ada Jenkins Center, presented the nonprofit's initiative to create a community-wide safety-net planning council to serve the area from Huntersville through Mooresville.
The Ada Jenkins Center hired a consultant team to provide objective recommendations for creating a strong collaboration within the center. One of those recommendations was the creation of a council.
The council would be a stand-alone, citizen-led entity, Krueger said.
The Town Board said they would like to learn more about the council moving forward.
David Peete, principal planner for Huntersville, presented the updated plan for a request by Bowman Development Group to rezone more than 200 acres from transitional residential to neighborhood residential to create a 395 single-family subdivision located south of Ramah Church Road, east of Fred Brown Road and north of Huntersville-Concord Road.
The Town Board voted to continue the public hearing for the property through May 19, when Bowman hopes the Board will make a decision regarding the zoning request.
The Board approved the motion to authorize the Town Manager to execute a sublease for Priority Honda to sublease a portion of the electric storage yard on McCord Road.
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