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Mecklenburg Commissioners make appointments

The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday night made three appointments to two local planning and zoning boards in unincorporated parts of the county that fall under the jurisdiction of the surrounding municipalities. For the zoning board of the town of Mint Hill, the county board unanimously reappointed David Tirey to a new term that ends Dec. 16, 2016. For the planning board of the town of Davidson, the county board unanimously reappointed Mike Higgs and appointed Rob Miller. Higgs’ term runs until Dec. 31, 2014 and Miller’s term runs until Dec. 31, 2016.

The board also unanimously approved the renaming of a county facility off Beatties Ford Road. District 2 Commissioner Vilma Leake said the facility has been known as the Fighting Back Building, but after the board’s vote it will be known as the Hattie B. Anthony Fighting Back Center. According to county documents, Anthony was an activist in the University Park community. She passed away in November.

In the consent items, the board approved an extension of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools lease of the Amay James Recreation Center, at 2425 Lester St. on the West Side. CMS rents the building for $1 per year, according to county documents. The building was used as a recreation center in the county’s parks and recreation department, but closed in 2008. Since 2012, it’s been used by Reid Park Academy as an afterschool and physical education facility.


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