Lake Lure expected to pass $5 million budget

Jun. 11, 2013 @ 05:10 AM

Council members in Lake Lure are expected to adopt the 2013-14 budget when the board meets at 7 p.m. today at the Municipal Center. 

The proposed general fund budget is $4,245,396 and is balanced with 27.6 cents per $100 property valuation.

Included in the $351,457 capital projects budget are the Buffalo Creek Park and the Flowering Bridge project. There is also money budgeted for two police cars, technology replacements, police vehicle cameras and website enhancements.

With Powell Bills funds, the town plans to replace a street mower and make street several street repairs.

The town’s water and sewer fund is $735,988 and the hydro-electric fund budget is $376,007.

Lake Lure’s overall budget is $5,357,391.

Also tonight, the board will conduct a public hearing regarding an amendment to an ordinance defining private drives.

Council will receive a request by Janet Coulthart, vice president of the Lake Lure Newcomers, to suspend the town’s alcohol ordinance for the meeting and dinner on June 29 to be held at the community hall. 

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Airport Authority meets at 5:30 p.m. 

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RUTHERFORDTON — The Airport Authority will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the airport.

The only new item of business on the agenda is to receive legal up-dates. 

The airport authority, its chair and vice chair have been sued by airport business owner Russell Hyde.

The board will also receive the airport manager’s report regarding water line and maintenance issues and other routine matters.

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Aldermen will adopt Ellenboro’s budget tonight

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ELLENBORO — Aldermen from the Town of Ellenboro are expected to pass the 2013-14 budget when the board meets at 7 p.m. today at Ellenboro Town Hall.

The board will review the proposed $329,932 general fund budget that will be balanced with a $.22 per $100 property valuation. There is no property tax increase recommended.

 The water fund budget is $607,000 for a total budget, $936,932. 

There is a recommended increase in the Landfill Use fee for garbage pick-up from $70 to $100 per year.

 Council will also adopt a resolution regarding the Local Water Supply Plan.