Formation of Heritage Committee on Rutherfordton agenda

Apr. 09, 2013 @ 05:26 AM

The Rutherfordton Town Council will form the Rutherfordton Heritage Committee during its regular meeting on Wednesday.

In 2011 Mayor Jimmy Dancy appointed a special committee to oversee the events surrounding the town's 225th anniversary in 2012. The committee raised private funds to support the town's several events and therefore did not need to use any public funds. There is currently $6,000 left over, all which came from various donations.

"The Heritage Committee would be a special committee formed by the mayor and tasked with figuring out how to spend these funds in the best way possible," said Town Manager Karen Andrews.

During the meeting the council will also hear a presentation from Dan Hegeman regarding "Salute to Rutherford County Veterans." As part of last year's 225th anniversary of Rutherfordton, Dan and his wife Lynn raised funds for "Salute to Rutherford County Veterans."

"Even though this is not the 225th year again, Dan and Lynn Hegeman have taken it upon themselves to make the event happen again this year," Andrews said. "The veterans of the county were very appreciative of the fact that this event was held."

Another item on the council's agenda is the consensus for the Visual Arts Guild to display their children's workshop art in the Main Street Park during the week of July 4th.

"The Visual Arts Guild is looking for an opportunity for the children to display their art that would be more prominent than just inside the art building or with children taking it home," Andrews said.

The council will also vote to adopt three resolutions during its meeting. These include a minority business participation resolution for any projects funded by the North Carolina Rural Center, a resolution supporting a dedicated funding source for the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) and a resolution in support of the North Carolina Department of Transportation replacing the culvert at Main and Green Streets.

Other new business will include a discussion of the town's lease of the golf course property to the Rutherfordton Golf Club and a discussion of providing potential sewer service to White Oak (Tryon Equestrian Properties, LLC).

The council will conclude its meeting with setting its upcoming budget workshop dates.