Mint Hill Town Commissioner

A native of Mint Hill, "Mickey" Ellington believes a person should make a contribution to the community and help prepare for the future needs of its citizens, including inevitable growth. Planning for adequate growth, allowing the tax base to expand under strict control and not permitting the destruction of our community atmosphere is essential.

I am very proud of our recent capital projects including the Town Hall, Police Department and more than one mile of sidewalks. I am most proud of the fact that we were able to build these without any tax increases or debt issuances.


• I am extremely proud to have volunteered my skills as a Licensed General Contractor to the Korean War Memorial located at the Town's Veterans Memorial Park. This contribution of my time and resources is the least I could offer to those who have fought and died for our freedoms.

• The new facility serves as a centerpiece for our town, of which we can all be proud, has helped spur development in our downtown area and provides needed office space for Town Staff today and for the next 30 years and beyond.

• I continue to support and vote for new sidewalks in our Town. These sidewalks will provide safe passage for our residents throughout our Town.

• I worked hand in hand with Town and State staff on the lifting of the moratorium on water extensions in Goose Creek Basin. This important action has provided a large portion of our Town with the opportunity to access safe, affordable drinking water. Most specifically, the lifting provided for the acquitition of several privately owned systems. This will save residents of these neighborhoods more than $1,000 per year on their on their water and sewer bills.

• I have a strong desire to maintain Mint Hill's already low tax rate by further exercising fiscal responsibility and am pleased to have voted in support of a reduction in the tax rate for fiscal year 2012.

• I continue to be a staunch supporter of the Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department.

• My commitment to the youth of Mint Hill continues to be evident via my continued support of the Mint Hill Athletic Association and Mint Hill Youth Football.

• I strongly support the Mint Hill Police Department in its mission to keep Mint Hill citizens safe.

• As a lifelong Mint Hill citizen I know that fulfilling the needs of the citizenry is a Commissioner's most important responsibility.

• It is important that we continue working with NCDOT to improve and maintain the State roads that go through Mint Hill.

I am very proud to have served on a Board that has excercised a great deal of fiscal responsibility, proven by the tax rate which remains among the lowest in the County while still providing a high level of service that rivals any municipality in the State.

I will continue to be a strong supporter of the Mint Hill and Idlewild Volunteer Fire Departments and wish to continue working with the Mayor and other Commissioners to make sure that the Department has what it needs to keep our Town safe.

Civic/Community Involvement

• Charter Member, Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce
• Past President, Mint Hill Business Association
• Charter Member, Mint Hill Masonic Lodge #742
• Member, Oasis Shrine Temple
• Member, Oasis Golf Club
• Served on Mint Hill Planning Board for 11 years,
  6 years as Chairman
• Member, Mint Hill Board of Commissioners
• Member, Mint Hill Lion's Club
• 2014 Mason of the Year

Religious Involvement

Life Member of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church

What does Mickey support

• Keeping taxes low and protecting property values
• Quality development over quantity
• Water and sewer systems analysis to provide
  services to ALL Mint Hill residents
• Continuing support for our Fire
  Department/Ambulance Service
• Communicating with constituents, homeowners'   associations, business owners and church leaders   regarding their concerns and ideas
• The Mint Hill Police Department

• The Mint Hill Athletic Association
• My availability to citizens to help with their concerns
  is of the utmost importance
• Sidewalks/Pedestrian amenities
• Veterans' Day Celebration to honor those who
  sacrificed the most
• Senior Citizens Christmas party------------------------------
Mint Hill Arts