Bailey Road Park

Symphony in the Park celebration set to return to Cornelius

CORNELIUS – A community gathering, a mix of music and some traditional seasonal fireworks will highlight a step-back-toward-normal pre-Independence Day celebration in Cornelius. Hosted and coordinated by the Cornelius Parks, Art, Recreation and Culture Department, the Symphony in the Park “Spirit of America” concert will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road. Area […]

Cornelius proposes stormwater fee fixes to cover county’s costs

Lights at Bailey Road Park getting upgrade

CORNELIUS – Cornelius has proposed a change to its stormwater fees, leading to significant increases for the largest of home sizes. At the March 15 Board of Commissioners meeting, Assistant Town Manager Tyler Beardsley said the change is necessary because town fees to Mecklenburg County are expected to nearly double in five years. Currently the town pays approximately $131,000 annually, […]

Lower project costs could be a rare COVID-19 asset


With a new fiscal year two months away, COVID-19 impacts remain a prominent factor in local government budget discussions, but the dark cloud of uncertainty triggered by the virus-fueled economic slowdown could contain a silver lining in terms of potential lower costs for planned projects. In north Mecklenburg towns, multiple capital improvement investments are on the immediate agenda. And while […]