"Salute to Rutherford County Veterans" on Rutherfordton agenda

May. 07, 2013 @ 05:45 AM

On Wednesday, the Rutherfordton Town Council will begin its meeting by discussing unfinished business concerning the "Salute to Rutherford County Veterans" event.

During last month's meeting, the council heard a presentation from Dan Hegeman, who expressed his interest in holding the event again this year.

Hegeman asked the council for aid in establishing a formal structure and mechanism to raise funds for the event, whether it be through a new standalone committee or under an existing committee.

Council members suggested forming a town committee that would give the event more structure by monitoring expenditures and overseeing reports. The council took no formal action during last month's meeting.

In new business, the council will approve an agreement for the performance of the fiscal year 2012-13 audit.

"This contract is so that we can engage higher CPA's to come in and audit the town's financial books, which is required by state law every year," said Town Manager Karen Andrews.

The council will also set the public hearing to receive comments on the town's proposed 2013-14 budget.

Other new business on the council's agenda includes a request from First United Methodist Church for partial street closure of East Seventh and Toms Streets for an unspecified, upcoming event, as well as a request of NCDOT for closure of Main Street for the town's Fourth of July event.

Another item on the council's agenda is an appointment of a council or staff member to the Tourism Asset Foundation Board.

"The Tourism Development Authority (TDA) presented a study to the board a few month ago, and one of the things that came out of that study was to have the TDA develop a Tourism Asset Foundation," Andrews said. "Because there are so many different tourist assets that we have in this county, they wanted the town to have somebody on that board to oversee the foundation."

The council will conclude its meeting with a reminder of the dates for its upcoming budget workshops.

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BREAKOUT: This month's meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Rutherfordton Town Hall.