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Elon schedules hearings on fire tax, annexation of town-owned land

Elon’s town council has agreed to hold two public hearings later this month that may seem, at first blush, to offer little to whet the community’s interest. These state-mandated hearings,...

Does drinking water notice in Elon suggest wider water quality problems?

QUESTION:  Why did the town of Elon send out a drinking water notice to its utility customers last month? Does this notice suggest that contamination has spread from the...

Elon’s town manager springs early-bird budget on council

As many local government administrators continue to wrangle and writhe over their organizational budgets, Elon’s town manager has shot out ahead of the pack with a fully-fledged set of...

Elon town council considers which is more important: pretty, or longer-lasting roads

Elon’s elected leaders were offered a rather stark choice last week between greater longevity and a more pleasing appearance for the town’s municipal streets. This Faustian bargain was the ultimate...

Elon town council passes on Gibsonville brewer’s proposal to resurrect beer garden at town...

Elon’s town council has decided not to order another round of a pilot program that had enabled a Gibsonville brewer to set up a beer garden on town property...

Town of Elon adopts its own tax on hotels and motels

New tax will impact only one hotel: Inn at Elon The town of Elon has joined Burlington in approving a new municipal tax on hotels and motels that aims to...

Elon town council mulls whether to give Gibsonville brewer second chance to plant beer...

Elon’s town council has resolved to keep nursing a decision on whether to renew an arrangement with a Gibsonville-based brewer who was allowed to operate a “beer garden” on...

In rare 3-2 split vote, Elon town council approves 5% mid-year raises

Elon’s municipal staff scored a figurative touchdown this week as the town’s elected leaders narrowly approved a 5-percent pay raise after months of rhetorical football over the adequacy of...

Elon to hold Feb. 13 hearing on proposed municipal hotel tax

Elon’s town council has decided to hold a public hearing next month on a municipal hotel tax that would raise money for tourism-related programs within the town’s municipal borders. The...

Tuesday storm postpones council’s vote on mid-year pay raises in Elon

Aside from bringing down trees and inundating some low-lying neighborhoods, Tuesday’s rainstorm also had another, less obvious repercussion for municipal staff members in Elon. On the night of the storm,...

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