Town Council Meeting
- The Council heard several public comments regarding a potential solid waste contract.
- Companies bidding for the Solid Waste Contract made presentations to the Council and the Town Attorney reviewed the terms of the potential contract.
- The Council approved Proclamation 2021-05 for the National Day of Remembrance.
Planning Board Meeting
- The Planning Board reviewed duties and responsibilities as listed in the Unified Development Ordinance and discussed conservation subdivisions and the conditional rezoning process.
WUMA (Western Union Municipal Alliance) Meeting The August WUMA meeting was held in Stallings. The delegates continued their discussion of short-term rental issues with Representative David Willis. Delegates also discussed pending state legislation that may limit municipality control over development decisions. The Union County Library Foundation gave an update on the Southwest Regional Library and discussed fundraising efforts for the fixtures in the new building. The next WUMA meeting will be held on September 23, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. at Wesley Chapel Town Hall. Please visit the WUMA webpage: http://wuma.mystrikingly.com
Property tax bills will be arriving in the mail soon. The Town has changed banks and the payments will be sent to a new address, so be sure to remit your payment to the correct address. Taxes are due on September 1st and payable without penalty until January 5, 2022.
Welcome To Weddington
The new NCDOT-approved city limit sign has been installed on Weddington Road. Drive by and check it out. We are especially excited to include a special acknowledgment of the accomplishments of the Weddington High School Athletic Program!
Last month, Deputy Joseph Kropp responded to a call involving fraud against an elderly Weddington resident. The resident had received a scam phone call and proceeded to send $10,000 in cash through two separate delivery services to a location outside the state of North Carolina. Deputy Kropp was able to stop both packages and retrieve the $20,000 dollars and get it back into the resident’s bank account.
Here is a link to the FBI’s Website regarding Scam Phone and Elderly Fraud. Residents are urged to contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office if they have been a victim of fraud. DO NOT EVER send cash or gift cards through the mail, or allow remote access to home computers. If you have questions regarding a certain situation please contact the UCSO out of the abundance of caution. We don’t want anyone to be a victim of fraud.
Weddington Park Plaza
The Park Plaza is nearly complete. Mother Nature is doing her part in helping the grass grow and landscaping will be planted to finish the project. Keep an eye out for fun, family-friendly events coming SOON! Don’t forget to save the date for the Town Tree Lighting on November 19, 2021!
2020 Census Results
As required by the United States Constitution, the U.S. census has been conducted every ten years since 1790. The United States census of 2020 was the twenty-fourth decennial United States Census. Census Day, the reference day used for the census, was April 1, 2020. The census recorded a United States resident population of 331,449,281, an increase of 7.4%, or 22,703,743, over the preceding decade. The growth rate was the second-lowest ever recorded, and the net increase was the sixth highest in history. This is the first census where the ten most populous states each surpassed 10 million residents. Look up Weddington’s population numbers on the Census Website.
Solid Waste Collection
Councilmembers are still considering this topic. If you have questions or wish to make your opinion known, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the Town Council votes to proceed with a solid waste contract, it will be because they believe it is the best move for Weddington. The three bidding companies have been interviewed and vetted. Their bids are posted on the Town website. Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions here.
Union County Heritage Festival
The theme of the 2021 Union County Heritage Festival is “Thriving with Nature”. Visit the County Agriculture Center in Monroe on September 18, 2021, and come prepared to learn more about the natural world around you through arts and crafts, vendor offerings, a walk through the gardens, and more. The Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association (UCEMGVA) is the host of the Heritage Festival and Wild Turkey 5K Trail Run and Walk. Follow the Union County Heritage Festivalon Facebook for timely updates on the event!
Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Early voting will run from October 14 through October 30, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, October 30th will be the only weekend date for early voting from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location will be in the Griffin Room of the Union County Public Library, 316A East Windsor Street in Monroe. For more information from the Union County Board of Elections, including how to register to vote, please visit their website.