Welcome Peninsula Property Owners!
Newsletter October 21, 2020
One-stop early voting at Cornelius Town Hall is simple, streamlined and fairly quick-- usually, less than 30 minutes from standing in line to exiting after your vote is tabulated.
Masks are required and hand sanitizer is available.
Early voting ends Saturday, October 31st at 3:00 p.m. across Mecklenburg County. Election day polls in North Carolina open on Tuesday, November 3rd from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Newsletter October 9, 2020
Peninsula Hiking Club Schedule:
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 Anne Springs Close Greenway (Fort Mill 40 minute drive) By popular request, we are repeating this destination. The Anne Springs Close Greenway is a 2,100 acre nature preserve in Fort Mill, South Carolina dedicated to the public to serve as a natural buffer from urban development and a place for countless activities. Top notch welcome center that features a food service area and clean bathrooms.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 McDowell Creek Nature Center and Preserve (Lake Wylie 15222 South York Road, Charlotte NC) This nature preserve is 1,116 acres, and it has more than seven miles of trails ranging in difficulty. With lots of plant and animal life, combined with amazing views 0f Lake Wylie, this makes a great day trip. 45 minute drive.
Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 Reedy Creek Nature Preserve (2900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte, NC) 36 minute drive Reedy Creek Park and Nature preserve in northeast Charlotte has 10 miles of trials offering hikers and nature enthusiasts the opportunity to explore a variety of terrains while enjoying scenic views of the small lakes, forests, fields, and streams. One of the most popular routes in the preserve leads to the ruins of the Robinson Rockhouse circa 1790.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Kings Mountain National Military Park (Clover, SC 1 hour 20 minutes) Meet at 8am! Multiple hikes in this large park, but this trail is called Lake Crawford via Kings Mountain is 6 miles out and back and is rated as moderate, runs alongside a creek for most of the trail.
Newsletter October 5, 2020
The Cornelius Police Department and Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and
Culture(PARC) Department will host a Parade of Lights for National Night Out on Tuesday,
October 6th beginning around 5 pm.
Join us as we embark on two parade of lights throughout Cornelius by safely waving and cheering! In the event you are unable to join us as we travel throughout town, we will be hosting a live Zoom of the parades. Check out our Facebook page for the route and more information.
Newsletter October 2nd, 2020
Girl Scouts Food Drive!
It is a fact-- children in our communities are going hungry. Every day and every night. Want to help? Pickup an extra can or box of food at the grocery store and donate it to the Girl Scouts.
And you will not have to go far to do so. Area Scouts from Cornelius, Huntersville and Davidson will collect food donations on Saturday, October 10th, from 9:00-11:00 a.m., at the Peninsula Club and at the kiddie park on Harbor Light near the Peninsula Yacht Club.
All food will help, but here are some suggestions: • Canned Meats – tuna, chicken, salmon
• Canned Fruits – especially no sugar added or in juice
• Canned Pastas – SpaghettiOs, ravioli
• Dry Pastas such as spaghetti, elbows
Donations go to Loaves & Fishes—and half of all the food collected will feed children. These Girl Scouts are 2nd-6th graders trying to help the less fortunate. Won’t you join them?
For more information, please contact:
Melissa Hart, Girl Scouts Troop Leader #2303
Newsletter September 11, 2020
The Town of Cornelius would like your feedback regarding a proposed 199’ Cell Tower which will replace the existing 105’ tower near the entrance to our community.
At last month’s public hearing, a Florida-based cell tower firm explained the additional height would help reception and allow for more cell carriers to use the tower. 199’ is important as the FAA requires the tower to have warning lights at 200’.
If you would like to weigh-in and leave comment before the next Town Board meeting in October, please contact Denis Bilodeau at [email protected]
More information from the town's website below.
Newsletter September 1st, 2020
With the conventions concluded, now comes the political season until the November 3rd general election. Some neighbors are wondering about erecting yard signs.
You CAN! but not before September 15th!
Political signs may be displayed from September 15th-- until ten days after the election, November 13th.
If you are a Peninsula property owner, you may display a single political sign per candidate or office in accordance with Town of Cornelius ordinance. No Owner shall place any sign on any common area, easement, right-of-way or other area owned by others within the “Property” without the consent of the Master Board.
Newsletter August 14, 2020
Digging is about to begin adding five new cell phone towers along
Jetton Road. Crews will spend the next two months pouring concrete
bases, then setting and connecting the 40’ towers at the five sites
which will serve to expand service for Verizon and Sprint customers.
The Peninsula Property Owners Association was recently notified of the final placement of the five new cell phone towers near the intersections at Meta, Peninsula Club, Peninsula Point, Harbor Light and Flat Shoals (click button for map)
The original plans included poles planted along Jetton Road and in plain view. Fortunately, Crown Castle worked together with the Town of Cornelius, the Peninsula Club Golf Course and Peninsula community representatives to move the locations for three of the poles back up away from the immediate roadside.
The PPOA learned through discussions with the Town of Cornelius and from past experiences that utility contractors have fairly broad authority granted to them by the federal government in order to install their equipment in the public right of way and compete with other utilities. Owners with specific questions or concerns about the project can reach out to Crown Castle at (704) 405-6568 or [email protected]
Newsletter August 12, 2020
After years of enduing sizzling sun, pelting rains, freezing weather and string-trimmers gone wild, your mailbox may be ready for a freshening. The unique Peninsula paint scheme of verde green over a glossy black base is considered by many property owners as the gateway to your home's curb appeal.
Fortunately, there are several options to enhance your mailbox. Home owners are free to use any contractor-- provided they can match the color scheme exactly. Often, the community uses contractor Hank Norwood to repair and paint Peninsula's matching decorative sign posts. Mr. Norwood is also very familiar with our mailboxes and for years has fixed broken doors, repainted and even replaced several.
Your mailbox is your individual property and must be maintained, repaired or replaced to match the community standards. Please take time to check the condition of your mailbox.
Hank Norwood can be reached at (803) 831-9600 or [email protected] He is offering possible group pricing if there are enough property owners interested.
Should you need new numbers, please contact Matt Bowen of Signs on Lake Norman, (704) 483-6454 or [email protected]
Newsletter July 17, 2020
Cornelius Police Lake Patrol Unit is always staffed and ready to go in case of emergencies. Have a question for our Lake Patrol Unit? Don't hesitate to call us at
704-892-7773 and keep this number handy. We are always here to help and want you have an enjoyable and safe time on the lake!
Newsletter June 22, 2020
Mother Nature provided plenty of rain, thunder and lightning recently, but it's the virus that will fizzle out the annual fireworks shows at The Peninsula Club and at the Town of Cornelius. Citing Covid-19 social distancing concerns, the Club's board of directors was forced to cancel its long-running 4th of July fireworks extravaganza.
Newsletter June 16, 2020
The barricades are gone, but the temporary string of stop lights at W.Catawba and Jetton Road will be with us for a while.
Cornelius city officials say the new arm is on order for installation sometime in October.
The original arm was badly damaged by construction crews and has to be re-manufactured.
The accident-prone intersection at Old Jetton and Jetton Road has signs posted "Right Turn Only" and police are taking notice. Fair warning-- citations are on the rise for those turning left!
Newsletter June 8, 2020
Now that it is summer and many of us are taking evening strolls, do you notice any street lights that have gone dark? Here’s an easy solution, just click the button below, then, navigate to the correct street light on the map and Duke Energy will do the rest. The repair usually happens within days.
We've discovered serious damage to the Charlotte Water sewer pump station and surrounding stone wall at the corner of Harbor Light and Flying Jib. Stone walls were broken apart and chunks of rocks were used to vandalize the pump station equipment. The generator was broken and had gone offline. Charlotte Water found the damage and filed a report with Cornelius Police.
This is difficult to see from the street as it is well screened by shrubs and apparently has been going on for some time.
If you know anything that might help stop these vandals, please contact Cornelius Police.
Stone wall broken
Sewer pump offline
Screened from street view