Morning Minute: Monday, January 28, 2019

News About Town: Tonight at 5:30 there is an additional Board of Commissioners meeting prior to the regular meeting at 7. Of note at the early meeting is a presentation on affordable housing in Matthews. The regular 7 PM meeting doesn’t have much on the agenda, so citizens with general topics to speak on may want to take this opportunity to have the Board’s undivided attention. Proposed Planning Conference items will be discussed and provide insight into Board concerns. Some of these items include implementation of four-year staggered terms (following public input), the use of 27 acres at McKee Road and Pleasant Plains, rezoning “by-right” properties in town, visual plans for the future Entertainment District, and an invitation to charter schools to explain their business model. The draft Vision Statements are also worthy of a read.

News Around Town: The deadline to get your application in for a Town Advisory Board is Wednesday, January 30. 

One Fun Thing: If the cold weather has you dreaming of summer sunshine, Hampton Green Swim Club has your back. Although the club is in the Hampton Green neighborhood, membership is open to non-residents. With lifeguards on duty, a well-stocked snack shack, and a family friendly vibe, consider them your summer base. Opening day (May 11) will be here faster than you can say cannonball!