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Jul 07

Community Survey Results

Posted on July 7, 2017 at 7:23 AM by Jeni Bukolt

For many years the Town of Waxhaw has been a full service Town, dedicating its resources to maintaining the services we offer.  To ensure we’re meeting your service expectations and to help the Town set our priorities, the Town of Waxhaw recently conducted its first ever citizen survey to the households of Waxhaw. Here are the highlights... 

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Jun 30

2016/2017 Performance & Growth Management Highlights

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 3:11 PM by Jeni Bukolt

Each year, the Board of Commissioners sets a budget for the Town to follow in scheduling projects and services. Prior to approving the 2017/2018 budget on June 27th, I had the opportunity to share with the Town how we performed against our commitments for this year. The link to the presentation is below and I encourage you to look at the full presentation.

2016/2017 Review Presentation

Additionally, I had the opportunity to share some recent growth management highlights with the town:

·     In early June, I submitted a letter to NCDOT expressing Waxhaw’s numerous concerns with the proposed closure of the railroad crossing at Tory Path Road. We were contacted by the Director of the Rail Division who acknowledged our concerns and concurs that additional study is necessary to achieve an appropriate solution for everyone involved.

·      Part of the Town’s work is to be aware of legislation that may impact Waxhaw. A bill was submitted in the House, which had the potential to allow billboards on state roads including Highway 16 and 75. Working with our representatives, with special thanks to Representative Craig Horn, the bill was voted down thereby preserving our community look and feel.

·    Representatives in the House recognize the work we are doing to improve Waxhaw while maintaining our unique downtown. Last week, representatives Horn and Brody allocated to Waxhaw $60K in economic development funds to improve our leisure amenities in downtown.

Jun 29

About the Blog

Posted on June 29, 2017 at 4:15 PM by Jeni Bukolt

The Town of Waxhaw continues to explore ways keep our community informed and involved by communicating relevant and timely information regarding Town matters. We recently started Waxhaw Happenings, an online newsletter to provide highlights on what’s happening at a staff level in the Town of Waxhaw. We also have Waxhaw News, which is a printed newspaper that is distributed every other month and highlights our local businesses, events and community news.

We also realize that many of you may have questions. To make it easier to get your questions answered we offer this  “Ask the Mayor” blog. I look forward to engaging with our community through this blog and other forums to generate discussion on issues, to share information and to open positive, constructive dialogue about the Town of Waxhaw. 

The purpose is to answer your questions about the Town. If you have questions that you would like to be addressed please email me at steve.maher@waxhaw.com