Store owner requesting non-continguous annexation

Jul. 05, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Town Council will discuss a request from Karuna Patel and ViJay Patel for non-contiguous annexation of KP Food Mart when it meets Monday night for the regular business meeting.

The food mart is located on U.S.Hwy. 74B in Bostic and owners want to sell alcohol in the store. Bostic's restrictions do not allow for the sale of alcohol within its city limits.

Patel is asking the town to annex the store,located 1.2 miles outside the city limits of Forest City. 

Council will also discuss a request from J&U Invesetments LLC on U.S. 221A in Forest for non-contiguous annexation.

The board will approve items to be declared surplus.

Council will also conduct a closed session to discuss attorney-client privileges.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is held at the Cool Springs Administrative Building on West Main Street in Forest City.

Appointment to Spindale Town Council; another resignation

SPINDALE — Changes to the Spindale Town Board are expected Monday night when commissioners meet at 6:30 p.m. 

Commissioners will nominate and appoint a board member to fill the vacancy of Brett Hooper who resigned in April when named a Rutherford County magistrate.

The board will also take action on the resignation of Commissioner Andrew Kirton.

Kirton is expected to officially resign Monday night due to health issues. 

He told the board in a letter that he and his family have purchased a home that is handicap accessible and will no longer live in the city limits.

"I feel honored to have served the people of Spindale and to have served with such a wonderful board. This resignation comes with great sorrow," he said.

The board will also receive its code enforcement report,review the Public Nuisance Ordinace and will receive a request from Interim Town Manager Rob Bole's work priorities and appoint a member to the Isothermal Planning and Development Board.

The meeting will be in the upstairs Dining Hall of the Spindale House. 

Ruth meeting at 5:30 p.m.

RUTH — Commissoners in Ruth will met for their board meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall. There were no specific items on the agenda.

Bostic cancels Monday's meeting

BOSTIC — Bostic Town Council has canceled its regular business meeting Monday night, but will meet the first Monday in August at 6 p.m at Town  Hall.

"Mountain Ride" on Lake Lure agenda

LAKE LURE — When Lake Lure Town Council meets for its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 8, the board will receive a request regarding the Cycle North Carolina "Mountain Ride" to be held Aug.1-Aug. 3 in Lake Lure. 

Michelle Yelton, on behalf of the McConnell Group, will ask town council to suspend the Peddling Ordinance to allow selling, food, craft and beverages; will ask council to allow a portion of the Morse Park Meadows parking lot to be used to park an 18-wheel trailer housing a portable shower and bathrooms; will ask that council suspend the alcohol ordinance to allow selling alcoholic beverages in an enclosed beer garden; will ask the use of the town-owned dumpster free for the event and will ask that the town waive the sign permit fees for the event.

The town hosted the first stop on Cycle North Carolina’s 2012 “Mountains to Coast Fall Ride” bringing 1,100 cyclists from 38 states, the District of Columbia, and five foreign countries to the area.

Positive reviews from participants and organizers alike motivated Cycle North Carolina to host its new “Mountain Ride” in Lake Lure. Last year, cyclists and their guests were treated to a full-day festival complete with live music, beer and wine garden, food vendors and shuttle transportation to various attractions in Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village. 

“We're thrilled that Cycle NC will be returning to Lake Lure as a base camp for their new Mountain Ride,” said Town Manager Chris Braund. “Cycle NC participants have a wonderful, positive spirit and an enjoyment of the outdoors that is infectious. We welcome them back to stay a little longer in our area to explore the surrounding mountains, farm valleys and hospitality of the Hickory Nut Gorge.”

Also Tuesday, council will consider approving a lease agreement with Skyrunner, Inc. for use of town facilities and will receive a presentation of the town's asset management plan.

In matter of unfinished business, council will consider directing the Zoning and Planning Board to study the impact of distilling establishments and consider drafting potential amendment to the Zoning regulations concerning the establishments.