Chamber of Commerce business leaders get briefing on Huntersville Bond Package

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will convene a special business briefing on Friday, July 27that 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. for the monthly  Focus Friday which examines a $29.5 million bond referendum on the ballot in November for Huntersville voters. The bonds would appear as three separate items on the November ballot. The first and largest is $17.35 million of bonds for transportation projects. While the ballot language doesn’t include any specific projects, the request is tied to projects outlined in the town’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Residents may vote on $7.15 million of bonds for public facility construction and improvement. That money would be used for two additional fire stations, one for the southwest quadrant of town in the Long Creek Volunteer Fire Department service area, the other to serve the area north and west of I-77.

Commissioner Charlie Jeter will speak on Huntersville Bond Referendum

The final item would be $5 million of bonds for park and recreation facilities. The bulk of this – more than $4 million – would likely go toward construction of a recreation center, with another $500,000 currently earmarked for improvements to the farmer’s market downtown.   The Focus Friday, which is intended to inform chamber of commerce members, is also open to interested non-members of the chamber and participation by those who attend is encouraged. Speaking on the bonds is Huntersville Assistant Town Manager Gerry Vincent along with Janet Stoner, the town’s Finance Director.  Also speaking supporting the package is Huntersville Commissioner Charlie Jeter.  Focus Friday is sponsored by DavidsonNews.net and CorneliusNews.net.  The meeting takes place at the Chamber at 19900 West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius (second floor Randy Marion Conference room).  For more information see the Chamber’s website at http://www.lakenormanchamber.org.

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