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AROUND THE TOWN
Tis' the Season for Leaves!
It’s that time of year again where the leaves seem to fall endlessly, and you'd rather they
'leaf' your lawn alone!

If you’re new around town, you’ll be pleased to know that Cornelius is one of the few municipalities in North Carolina that still offers a leaf vacuuming service.

From November to January, our Public Works crew (plus 2 seasonal workers) is dedicated to leaf removal. These hardworking men are assigned a truck and a route and work it until all your leaf piles are gone, only stopping on rainy days.

Why do we provide this level of service
for our community?

Because that's the Cornelius Way!
What Can You Expect This Leaf Season?

Our crew will continue to work unbe-LEAF-ably hard to work their routes. Here's what you can expect between November and January.

  • Your leaves will be vacuumed at least once a month, contingent upon weather, volume, staffing, and mechanical issues

  • To have your leaves vacuumed by our crew, be sure to leave them in piles at the curb

  • The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas will be especially busy for leaf collection; we appreciate your patience!

  • To supplement the Town's leaf vacuuming service, WastPro will also collect up to 20 bags of leaves per week (Tip: If you're using colored trash bags, be sure to keep the bag open so WastePro can distinguish between leaves and trash)

  • New! All will have access to a tracking map to get a general idea of where our crews are around town (stay tuned for more information on how to access the tracking map)
GOT QUESTIONS?
Join us Thursday, October 22, at 6pm for a Community Conversation
Without a doubt, 2020 has been a year of uncertainty. Thanks to COVID-19, we're more concerned than ever with the wellbeing of our community and our local economy.

We understand how you feel.

We are all in this together.

So, join us for an evening edition of Connecting Cornelius, and let's talk about it.

The floor is yours. You ask your questions -- whether it's specific to today's crisis, or anything else Town-related -- and Mayor Washam, the Board, and Town staff will be on hand to provide answers as best they can.

You're welcome to submit your questions in advance to TownofCornelius@Cornelius.org, or use the Q&A feature within Zoom to submit questions during the meeting.

We look forward to hearing from you!
 
  Meeting ID: 816 3949 1518 (No password required)
 
Attendees are encouraged to RSVP
EARLY VOTING REMINDERS
Thursday, October 15 - Saturday, October 31
The next general election will be held Tuesday, November 3. Early voting began on Thursday, October 15, and continues until Saturday, October 31.

Keep in mind the following as you prepare to cast your vote:
In addition to Town Hall, there are three other polling locations in North Mecklenburg:

  • Hough High School (12420 Bailey Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031)
  • North Mecklenburg High School (11201 Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078)
  • North Regional Library (16500 Holly Crest Ln, Huntersville, NC 28078)

Early voting hours at all locations are:

  • Monday-Friday – 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
  • Saturdays – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Sundays – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

At all polling sites during early voting, citizens may:
 
  • Register to vote
  • Vote inside
  • Vote curbside (if disabled or ill)
  • Drop off a completed absentee/mail-in ballot

For the safety of voters and staff, the Board of Elections asks that you:
  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing at all times
  • Use hand sanitizer (which will be provided) before you enter the polling place

The Board of Elections will keep you safe by:
  • Requiring poll workers to wear personal protective equipment
  • Wiping down voting machines after each use
  • Providing voters with a stylus for hands free use of the voting machines

Should you have additional questions or need more information, please contact the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections via phone (704-336-2133) or email.
OPERATION MEDICINE DROP
Save the Date: Saturday, October 24, 10am – 2pm
The Cornelius Police Department will host its annual Medicine Drop on
Saturday, October 24, from10am – 2pm.

All are encouraged to bring unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter medication to the Cornelius Police Department for safe disposal.

By participating in this event, you'll help prevent accidental poisonings, substance abuse, and reduce pollution in our waters.

We hope to see you there!
DON'T LET COVID TURN
HALLOWEEN INTO A NIGHTMARE!
Do your part to keep our community safe
Holidays are traditionally the time for gatherings and Halloween is no exception.
 
Unfortunately, in 2020 during a Pandemic, there are several "traditional" Halloween activities that are not recommended.

In particular, any type of gathering that does not adhere to the 3 Ws and increases the risk of exposure to COVID-19 should be avoided before, during and after Halloween.

To help you get through the holiday safely, Mecklenburg County Public Health has produced a flyer with Do's and Don'ts to keep in mind.

If you have questions, need advice, or want to report a dangerous situation, you can call Public Health's COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2 p.m.
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