Councilman receives service award

Oct. 18, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

Mayor Pro Tem Bob Wald was recognized Tuesday night at the regular meeting of Chimney Rock Village for his service and dedication to the village.

Mayor Barbara Meliski presented Wald a certificate of appreciation. Tuesday marked Wald's last meeting of his term. He is not seeking re-election and will not be in town for the November meeting. 

Wald has been on the  Village Council eight years and last year during Meliski's illness, he served in her capacity until she returned on a regular basis.

"He stepped right up there and has done a great job," Meliski said.

Wald told Meliski he never planned to make his duties as a member of village council as "my life's work."

Also Tuesday night, Council received a report from Town Clerk Bill Whitman on the Chimney Rock Village/Lake Lure Connector Pathway.

Before the project can move forward, Chimney Rock Village must address easement issues in some of the areas.

"The project is still a long way off," she said.

Chimney Rock Village and Lake Lure are in the process of developing the connector pathwalk. According to minutes from last month, Chimney Rock Village's work will begin at Buddy Lane and will proceed west to the Village's downtown area.

 Village learned recently it had the potential of receiving financing from NC Department of Transportation in segments. 

Chimney Rock Village hired WNC Engineers and Surveyors in Lake Lure to assist in the project.