Lake Lure Council formally thanks Facebook

Feb. 19, 2014 @ 04:10 AM

Lake Lure Town Council members unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday night expressing appreciation to Facebook's Forest City Data Center for including Lake Lure as a 2013 Rutherford County Action Grant recipient.

Lake Lure's Facebook grant was to the police department for the purchase of three mobile data terminals, specialized devices to be used in patrol cars.

Town Council also adopted a resolution supporting Lake Lure and expressing the value of retaining the existing local soil erosion and sedimentation control program. 

Council appointed Tom McKay to serve on the Isothermal Planning and Development Commission's Board of Directors and named Rick Thurlby as alternate member.

Council approved the Golf Course Operation lease agreement and also approved a request by Shea Williams on behalf of Larkin's on the Lake to allow a bonfire on the beach and suspend the town's alcohol ordinance for a May 18 event.

Council asked the Zoning Board to review the Large Estate Lots and Principal Residential Buildings.

Council also discussed, but took no action, on the town's water/sewer fund and capital improvement projects.

In his Town Manager's report, Chris Braund said January was a strong month at the hydro plant, generating $66,000 in electricity revenues.

The Town will receive bids on upgrading the access road to the dam and sewer plant on Feb. 25. The Town has already installed a new electric gate at the road and black fencing has been installed on the northeast side of the dam.