News Briefs: July 3 to 9

More than 30 Aktion Club members and friends volunteered to help beautify Crossing Paths Park on June 12. Photo courtesy of Indian Trail

More than 30 Aktion Club members and friends volunteered to help beautify Crossing Paths Park on June 12. Photo courtesy of Indian Trail

Kiwanis Aktion Club helps at Crossing Paths

INDIAN TRAIL – The Kiwanis Aktion Club recently helped clean and beautify Indian Trail’s Crossing Paths Park, according to a town news release.

More than 30 members of the group, which takes part in numerous community service projects, planted flowers and laid mulch and pine needles at the park, off Blythe Drive.

Indian Trail will soon open two new parks – Chestnut Square and Crooked Creek – in addition to Crossing Paths.


New commissioner to join Waxhaw board July 8

WAXHAW – The Waxhaw Board of Commissioner unanimously voted to appoint planning board member Steve Maher as a town commissioner at a special called meeting on July 1.

The board saw a vacancy this past March after Sean Poccia resigned from his position to take on a consulting role with the town. Maher will step down from the planning board in order to fulfill his new duties as commissioner. He will serve until the term ends in 2015. Maher beat out former commissioner Martin Lane and resident Denise Truesdale for the position.

He will be sworn into his new position at the Tuesday, July 8, town meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Waxhaw Police Department community room, 8620 Providence Road S.


Public forum to discuss 13-lot development proposal

WEDDINGTON – People will be able to learn more about and provide input on a proposed 13-lot single-family subdivision in Weddington next week.

A meeting will be held July 15, a Tuesday, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the site, along Shagbark Lane, and July 16, a Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at town hall, 1924 Weddington Road.

The project would be built on roughly 15 acres. Call the town planner at 704-846-2709 for more information.

Union club to introduce community to horses

MIDLAND – The Young Riders 4-H Club, based in Union County, will host an event next week at Brandywine Stables in Midland for people to learn more about riding horses.

The event, on July 15, a Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m., will allow people to ride ponies, view demonstrations and take part in equine activities for all ages, according to a news release. There is no cost to attend.

Call 704-888-9096 for more information.


County, town offices to close Friday

Union County libraries, the landfill and animal shelter, in addition to municipality offices, will be closed Friday, July 4, for the holiday.

Cane Creek Park will remain open Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to a news release. The park is expected to see high attendance Friday, and reservations for shelters and picnic sites are recommended, according to the release.

Cane Creek Park is located at 5213 Harkey Road in Waxhaw.


County adopts water,  sewer rate ordinance

MONROE – Union County commissioners approved and adopted an ordinance setting charges, fees, rates and deposits for Union County Water and Sewer System customers at their meeting Monday, June 30.

The ordinance recommended a rate increase of 6.5 percent annually from fiscal year 2014-15 to 2016-17, according to a news release. The increase in rates is needed “to generate sufficient revenues to fund the county’s Capital Improvement Program,” the release said.

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