Lake Lure, Chimney Rock plans open for public discussion

Bostic, Ruth conduct regular meetings
Jan. 13, 2013 @ 10:32 AM

The towns of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village are hosting an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Lure Municipal Center.

"It may appear to be a quiet time around here lately, but don't let that fool you," said C. Shannon Baldwin, Lake Lure's community development director. "There has been and continues to be so much going on in our two communities, that the two municipalities have decided to co-host an Open House event next week."

"If you've been wondering what's going with the plans to bring medical services here or how the flowering bridge is coming along, or what the status is for any of the other major projects going on in our two communities, this is your chance to get the latest news in a fun, concise and informal format," he said.

Informational displays will include:

The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, Rutherford County TDA Welcome Center at Lake Lure; Medical Services, Chimney Rock State Park, Morse Park, Town Center Master Plan (Phase I),Market Assessment/Branding Initiative,Buffalo Creek Park, Washburn Marina, Lake Lure Classical Academy, Mountains Branch Library,    CRV-ToLL Pedestrian Connector,The Gathering Place and

The River Walk.

As part of Tuesday's meeting, the Department of Transportation CDOT will present a draft of the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) for review and input. NCDOT will display all of  the draft multi-modal maps, a video and a draft of the CTP for the public. The objective is to collect feedback from the citizens of these two towns and incorporate their thoughts/ideas into the CTP before being finalized. 

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Commissioners talk streets

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RUTH — Ruth Commissioners met last Monday night and talked about the raods that need repaired or patched in the Ruthridge community.

Mayor Don Baynard and Commissioner Ellenburg, voted to approved the gas contract with Public Service of North Carolina.

Commissioner Jim Goode and Town Clerk Amy Hanaway were not at the meeting. Goode is battling overwhelming medical problems and was in the hospital Monday.

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Water tap fees discussed in Bostic

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BOSTIC — Bostic Town Council discussed the water tap fees when the board met Monday night at Town Hall. The tap fee is currently discounted for the waterline extension and will not be reduced for multiple taps. Residents on Gun Club, Roberson Creek, Pearidge and Bostic Yard roads can tap on for $500, but the rate will later increase to $750.

Wesson, the contractor, has been given a 25-day extension and the project is expected to be completed by Jan. 28.