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Elections and Roads Highlighted at 2016 Residents Association Annual Meeting

(March 6, 2016) About two hundred people attended the 2016 Steele Creek Residents Association annual meeting last week, an event the Lake Wylie Pilot calls " Steele Creek’s largest annual civic gathering."

2016 Annual Meeting

Highway 160Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) staff again gave an update on Highway 160 (Steele Creek Road) projects. Robert Cook, CRTPO Secretary, said that construction on improvements to the intersection of Highway 160 and Hamilton Road are now expected to begin in 2017. Right-of-way acquisition for the widening of Highway 160 from Shopton Road West to South Tryon Street is scheduled to begin in 2020 with construction beginning in 2022. These dates are two years earlier than the projected start dates were at the time of the 2015 Residents Association meeting. See Highway 160 Projects Continue to Move up in Schedule.

Vote!Kristin Mavromatis, Public Information Manager with the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections, gave three reminders about the 2016 elections:

  • Vote the full ballot - Vote in the primaries for United States Congress even though the districts and candidates may change and this primary's votes may not be counted
  • Register to vote - Although the deadline for registering for the primary on March 15 has passed, voters may still register and vote during Early Voting
  • Bring a Photo ID - Showing a Photo ID, such as a drivers license, will be required to vote in person, but there are exceptions to the general rules. See voterid.nc.gov.

At least 15 candidates for offices in districts that cover Steele Creek attended the meeting, which gave Steele Creek voters the opportunity to meet them and discuss their qualifications and views.

To see more information from Ms. Mavromatis' presentation and on Early Voting, see Early Voting for 2016 Primary Election Begins March 3. To see lists of candidates in Steele Creek districts, see Candidates Set for 2016 State and Local Primaries. To view your sample ballot, or for other election information, go to Mecklenburg County Board of Elections,

2014 Annual Meeting

Additionally, representatives of 17 state and local government agencies and non-profit organizations participated in the Meet and Mingle periods before and after the presentations. Participants in the Meet and Mingle were

Berewick Recreation Center/Wingate Recreation Site,
Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT).
Charlotte Douglas Airport,
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department,
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department - 
   Steele Creek Division and
   Animal Care and Control,
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools,
Charlotte Neighborhood and Business Services,
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary,
Lake Wylie Covekeepers/Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation,
McDowell Nature Center,
North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT),
Palisades Episcopal School,
Steele Creek Athletic Association,
Steele Creek Library,
Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, and
Steele Creek YMCA

Contact information for the agencies and organizations represented is available here: Meet & Mingle Participants. Note that not all people listed were the people who actually attended the meeting, but they should be able to connect you with the people you talked to.

The meeting was a great opportunity for members of the community to learn more about what's going on in Steele Creek and catch up with folks they may not have seen for a while!

See a summary of the meeting by the Lake Wylie Pilot here: Road construction, voting districts bring Steele Creek residents to annual meeting.

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