The Midland Town Council Annual Planning Retreat for this Saturday, February 16 has been cancelled. Council will reschedule the Annual Planning Retreat in early March.
A Midland home was destroyed by a fire Thursday afternoon off Jim Sossoman Road. The fire started in the garage and spread throughout the house. Several emergency crews from the area were called to assist. The fire is under investigation.
The ongoing debate concerning the Old Bethel School building turned a new corner last Thursday at the Cabarrus County Budget work session when the commissioners voted to begin accepting bids on the property located in Midland.
Commissioner H. Jay White Sr. made a motion to accept new bids on the Old Bethel School with bids beginning at $10,000 with no restrictions.
Last year the county began the process of selling the property to Woodson University for $10,000 with certain restrictions on the sale preventing the university from reselling the property and making a profit on it. The sale did not go through, and Woodson eventually withdrew its offer. Continue reading
Mayor Kathy Kitts and LugNut, Charlotte Motor Speedway mascot, posed with a Bethel School student at the zMAX Race for Education event last Wednesday.
Bethel students got a taste of the fast life of NASCAR last Wednesday, May 23 at the zMAX Race for Education event at Bethel Elementary School.
Students looked in the windows of the Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS) Show Car, played with gadgets on the CMS Fan Van, and took their pictures with LugNut, Mayor Kathy Kitts, council member Rich Wise, and town administrator David Pugh.
“We had a great turnout for something that was put together so short of notice,” said Wise.
The May Race for Education Program matches up NASCAR Drivers in the Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 with a participating North Carolina City. The driver who wins the races will each win a $20,000 zMAX Race to Education award for educational programs in the community with which he is paired. Continue reading
Cabarrus Acres subdivision will soon benefit from sewer service from McGill Associates, an engineering firm contracted by the Town of Midland. The project will be funded through a low (0%) interest rate State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan amounting to $1,200,000 if the town completes the first steps of processing by July 2.
In order for the town to benefit from this fund, the council and staff must submit an Engineering Report to Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) by July 2. The fund is offered from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. If the report is not submitted before that date, the funding will not be available. Once the report is approved the town can proceed with construction plans and specifications.
Richard Flowe, the Midland Planning, Zoning, and Subdivision Administrator, described this as an “exciting opportunity for the town and we want to maintain the pace.”
The low interest loan would be combined with a $1,200,000 grant from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund giving the town $2.4 million in total.
The project will affect approximately 50 residents within the Cabarrus Acres Subdivision located off of Midland Road. The preliminary engineering fee for McGill Associates will be $23,000, which does not include design, permitting, surveying, geotechnical, bidding and award, construction observation, or construction administration services.
The town hopes to have construction begin between March and August of 2013.
“This is a monumental time and place in Midland’s brief history as an incorporated town,” said Flowe.
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Nature photographer enthusiast, Jan C. Braumann, captured a photo of a beautiful Bald Eagle resting on a fence during a rain shower last Wednesday afternoon. “This was a rare opportunity to see a Bald Eagle in Midland for me and was such a treat.” Braumann’s friends, Jane and Ralp Soots from Midland, called him up to see the eagle, which had been sitting on the fence since early that morning.
At the April Town of Midland meeting, the council approved the voluntary annexation of two properties into the town limits. The first property, G and G Albemarle Road Business Park, consists of nearly six acres, and the second property, bordering Rocky River by the Catawba Lands Conservancy consists of 66 acres.
Land zoning will be the next step in the process for annexing the properties. The business park will be used for industrial use, and the Catawba Lands Conservancy will be zoned for agricultural use.