Weddington water tower goes to mediation - myfoxcarolinas.com

Weddington water tower goes to mediation

Posted: Updated:
  • Union CountyMore>>

  • Union Co. to hold meetings on E.M.S. contracts

    Union Co. to hold meetings on E.M.S. contracts

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:48:18 GMT
    Union County will hold three community meetings this week to discuss EMS contracts with residents beginning at Lane's Creek Township on Monday.
    Union County will hold three community meetings this week to discuss EMS contracts with residents beginning at Lane's Creek Township on Monday.
  • Injunction denied for parents suing UCPS Board of Ed.

    Injunction denied for parents suing UCPS Board of Ed.

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:38:58 GMT
    A preliminary injunction to halt school redistricting in Union County Public Schools was denied by a Superior Court Judge on Tuesday.
    A preliminary injunction to halt school redistricting in Union County Public Schools was denied by a Superior Court Judge on Tuesday.
  • To Heaven and Back: Local dies three times following car accident

    To Heaven and Back: Local dies three times following car accident

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:58:23 GMT
    Landon Whitley lost his father in a car accident, but he, too, was pronounced dead at the scene. He says he went to heaven -- and returned three times.
    Landon Whitley lost his father in a car accident, but he, too, was pronounced dead at the scene. He says he went to heaven -- and returned three times.
  • David SentendreyMore>>

  • David Sentendrey

    David Sentendrey

    Monday, March 17 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-03-17 22:08:00 GMT
    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
  • Union Co. to hold meetings on E.M.S. contracts

    Union Co. to hold meetings on E.M.S. contracts

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:48:18 GMT
    Union County will hold three community meetings this week to discuss EMS contracts with residents beginning at Lane's Creek Township on Monday.
    Union County will hold three community meetings this week to discuss EMS contracts with residents beginning at Lane's Creek Township on Monday.
  • Hidden Valley Pushes Back Against Bad Reputation

    Hidden Valley Pushes Back Against Bad Reputation

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:46:25 GMT
    The North Tryon Division of Charlotte saw the most significant decrease in crime, including Hidden Valley. Members of that neighborhood are hoping to clear their neighborhood's reputation. 
    The North Tryon Division of Charlotte saw the most significant decrease in crime, including Hidden Valley. Members of that neighborhood are hoping to clear their neighborhood's reputation. 
The debate over a water tower potentially placed in Weddington went to mediation this afternoon.

A group of plaintiffs are suing Union County over the tower being placed in their residential area and the county is counter-suing. Today, both sides spent over seven hours in mediation at the Union County Government Center.

We're told that the county plans on moving forward with placing the water tower on the piece of land they purchased behind the Providence Volunteer Fire Department near the intersection of Hemby and Weddington Matthews Road.

Water pressure problems have faced thousands who live in the area, but many would prefer an underground storage system, rather than the nearly 18-foot tall tower that's to be placed.

"So what we're trying to do is get ground storage," Linda Watt said. "It's feasible, it's doable and everyone will get benefit from it."

Chris Duggan, the attorney for the group filing a lawsuit against Union County, says the county is not willing to pay additional costs for the underground storage. If the residents opposed to the tower are willing, he says the county has given an option for them to pay additional costs on their own.

The group will also look to see if the town of Weddington can fund the project, publicly.

Watt is one of 325 that signed a petition against the water tower being zoned at the location behind the fire department. Watt lives less than a half mile away, and says she moved to Weddington because of it's rural atmosphere and beautiful landscape.

She says the water tower, would be an eye-sore.

"We don't want [Weddington] tarnished with something that [is] a 180-foot structure."

If a decision is not made soon, a hearing will be held on May 5. May 27 would be the final hearing date.


  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Red Bull Global Rallycross Excites Fans

    Red Bull Global Rallycross Excites Fans

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:22:47 GMT

     Thousands enjoyed an up close racing experience at the Charlotte Dirt Track.

     Thousands enjoyed an up close racing experience at the Charlotte Dirt Track.

  • Union Co. to hold meetings on E.M.S. contracts

    Union Co. to hold meetings on E.M.S. contracts

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:48:18 GMT
    Union County will hold three community meetings this week to discuss EMS contracts with residents beginning at Lane's Creek Township on Monday.
    Union County will hold three community meetings this week to discuss EMS contracts with residents beginning at Lane's Creek Township on Monday.
  • Charlotte Catholic Football: New Look, Same Game

    Charlotte Catholic Football: New Look, Same Game

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:16:07 GMT

     Charlotte Catholic head coach Mike Brodowicz is eager to get the season started.

     Charlotte Catholic head coach Mike Brodowicz is eager to get the season started.

Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices