Mecklenburg County Commission http://wfae.org en Commissioners Interview County Manager Finalists http://wfae.org/post/commissioners-interview-county-manager-finalists <p>Mecklenburg County commissioners are closing in on a choice for county manager. The board interviewed finalists for the job <a href="http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/BOCC/Meetings/Documents/specialmtgNOTICE%20Personnel%20Matter%20Dec%20%2013%20and%2014%202013.pdf" target="_blank">in closed door meetings on Friday and Saturday</a> at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 14:39:48 +0000 David Boraks 41162 at http://wfae.org Hiring A New Mecklenburg County Manager Likely To Take Several More Weeks http://wfae.org/post/hiring-new-mecklenburg-county-manager-likely-take-several-more-weeks <p>It’s becoming increasingly clear that Mecklenburg County won’t have a new manager until late December – or even early next year.</p><p>Before their regular meeting Tuesday, the county’s full board of commissioners apparently saw for the first time in closed session a whittled down list of three to five candidates selected by a search committee of four commissioners.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:34:15 +0000 David Perlmutt 39618 at http://wfae.org Hiring A New Mecklenburg County Manager Likely To Take Several More Weeks Cardinal Has Bargaining Power In MeckLINK Takeover http://wfae.org/post/cardinal-has-bargaining-power-mecklink-takeover <p>Mecklenburg County commissioners met with the leadership team of Cardinal Innovations on Monday afternoon, in one of the final steps as the county prepares to surrender oversight of its mental health patients and millions of dollars in Medicaid funds. Commissioners had three requests for Cardinal, but little leverage to negotiate.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:59:01 +0000 Ben Bradford 38637 at http://wfae.org Cardinal Has Bargaining Power In MeckLINK Takeover Mecklenburg County Eyes Scenic Route http://wfae.org/post/mecklenburg-county-eyes-scenic-route <p>Mecklenburg County – known for booming growth and ever-expanding freeways – is looking to get on the map for a very different kind of transportation: designation of the county's <a href="http://www.davidsonlands.org/the-dlc-supports-a-scenic-byway-for-davidson/" target="_blank">very first scenic byway</a>.</p><p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:49:04 +0000 Julie Rose 32729 at http://wfae.org Mecklenburg County Eyes Scenic Route Mecklenburg Commissioners Approve 2.35-Cent Tax Increase http://wfae.org/post/mecklenburg-commissioners-approve-235-cent-tax-increase <p>Mecklenburg commissioners formally approved a $1.7 billion budget with a 2.35-cent tax rate increase Tuesday night, but not without great theater – and rhetoric.</p><p>During the pre-vote debate, commissioners evoked the names of Caesar, Jesus and LBJ. Democrats chided Republicans for their inclination to “cut, cut, cut” to avoid tax hikes.</p><p>Republicans sniped at Democrats for going on a spending spree to fund their favorite programs.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:15:04 +0000 David Perlmutt/Charlotte Observer 29693 at http://wfae.org Concealed Carry In Meck Parks Set For Commission Vote http://wfae.org/post/concealed-carry-meck-parks-set-commission-vote <p>Concealed handguns could soon be allowed in Mecklenburg county parks and recreational areas.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The county doesn’t really have a choice. &nbsp;A state law last year allowed concealed carry in parks, and the county commission will vote Tuesday night to put Mecklenburg in compliance.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Parks Operations Director Jeff Robinson explains the gist of the law: “It’s okay to carry a handgun as long as you have a permit, unless you’re at a playground, an athletic field, a swimming pool, or an athletic facility.”</span></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 21:35:48 +0000 Ben Bradford 22653 at http://wfae.org Concealed Carry In Meck Parks Set For Commission Vote State Denies MeckLINK's Reinstatement http://wfae.org/post/state-denies-mecklinks-reinstatement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new Secretary of Health and Human Services has denied Mecklenburg County’s request to reinstate&nbsp;</span>MeckLINK<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;as the area’s manager of hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid funds. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:17 +0000 Ben Bradford 18971 at http://wfae.org A Sign Of Surging Construction In Mecklenburg http://wfae.org/post/sign-surging-construction-mecklenburg <p></p><p>Mecklenburg County is adding 18 new building inspectors, in response to an expected surge in construction, but that has not necessarily led to a surge in construction jobs.</p><p>Mecklenburg Code Enforcement Director Jim Bartl says his office has been steadily getting busier. By spring, he expects to be so busy that his office will need the new staff.</p><p>“What we’ve been observing, which is a trend for 21 months especially on the commercial side, is a slow climb out of the depths of the recession,” Bartl says.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:14:11 +0000 Ben Bradford 17125 at http://wfae.org A Sign Of Surging Construction In Mecklenburg MeckCo To Reappraise Properties; Commission Undecided On Refunds http://wfae.org/post/meckco-reappraise-properties-commission-undecided-refunds <p></p><p>The Mecklenburg County Commission stopped short of ordering a complete re-do of the 2011 Property Tax Revaluation, but they took enough steps to satisfy some critics – for now.&nbsp;</p><p>The immediate winner in all of this is Pearson's Appraisal Service. The firm was hired by the county to do a $250,000 four-month review of the 2011 Revaluation. Now it's been tasked with fixing the problems it found – which will likely take another year and earn the firm several times its original fee.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 04:39:35 +0000 Julie Rose 16613 at http://wfae.org MeckCo To Reappraise Properties; Commission Undecided On Refunds