Airport Authority will discuss waterline construction; hangar building

Nov. 13, 2012 @ 11:10 AM

The Rutherford County Airport Authority will discuss the ongoing proposal from Broad River Water Authority to extend water lines along Oscar Justice Road and to the airport property, when it meets at the airport at 5:30 p.m. today.

Authority chair Bob Howard said the authority will vote whether to proceed with the project.

When BRWA met for it regular meeting last month, the board talked about the potential water line project near the airport.

Maria Hunnicutt, executive director of BRWA, said letters were mailed to homeowners/landowners/hangar owners earlier in October, but there were few responses. However, she said due to the strategic advantage of the airport, additional contacts were being made with owners in the area of Oscar Justice Road and Airport Road.

She said one homeowner had taken the project on personally and was going to make contacts with numerous homeowners in the area to see if there is enough interest for the waterline construction.

Also Tuesday, the authority will discuss the possibility of constructing another hangar at the airport; the building of a walking trail; will talk about the containment facility; a Fixed Based Operator proposal; and will also receive information from Shell Oil receiving a fuel contract.

Howard said the airport authority is in the process of finding ways "to generate money . . .to grow the airport" that will benefit the taxpayers of Rutherford County.


Lake Lure council meets at 7 p.m.


LAKE LURE — When the Lake Lure Town Council meets at 7 p.m. today at the Municipal Center, the board will approve two budget amendments regarding a boundary issues and also regarding the allocation of funds to buy a used replacement All-4wheel drive for the town's community development department.

Council will consider adopting a resolution, amending the personnel policy regarding work conditions and exceptions.

Council will also consider filling the vacant accountant position, left vacant when Senior Accountant Julie Scherer resigned her position to become the Town of Forest City's Finance Officer. She begins her job in Forest City next Tuesday, Nov. 20.


Village Council will discuss branding issues


CHIMNEY ROCK — Town Clerk Bill Whitman will present an update on a "Pathway connecting Chimney Rock Village to Lake Lure" when Village Council meets at 7:30 p.m. today in the community meeting meeting of the fire station on Terrace Drive.

Representatives from the two towns have devised a plan regarding marketing and branding the two towns and are continuing to receive from the communities and board members.

Council will also decide whether to council its December meeting and will set the next meeting.


Ellenboro Aldermen meet at 7 p.m.  


ELLENBORO — Ellenboro Alderman will meet also today at 7 p.m. at Ellenboro Town Hall off Depot Street.