Anne Coletta, leader of the citizen uprising that fought the Highland Lake Road widening, said Wednesday that she is running for her old seat on the Flat Rock Village Council. . .
Want to know about CLG and the village's sign control ordinance? Here are our posts, spanning from January 22, 2018, to January 29, 2019: Protected or prohibited? (Jan 22, 2018) Protected or prohibited?: The sequel (Jan 23, 2018) Protected or prohibited?: Continued (July 12, 2018) Protected or prohibited?: The sign saga continues. . . (Dec 19, 2018) Protected... Continue Reading →
The Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) has created an online survey to gather public input on potential SPOT 6.0 road projects in Henderson County. From this list, the TAC will select seven projects at their August 21 meeting, and then those selected projects will be scored by NCDOT. This does not mean that the seven projects... Continue Reading →
From today's Times-News letters to the editor: Yes to roundabouts To the editor: Roundabouts — many letters to the editor have been against this traffic plan, yet I think there is much to be said in favor. When I drive in Europe, I look forward to going around the circle until I’m sure which exit is the... Continue Reading →
NCDOT has completed what they term a 75% plan for the N. Highland Lake Road project (U-5887). They anticipate having a 90% plan available in May 2020.
. . . In addition to Weedman's District 1 seat, the District 3 council seat held by John Dockendorf will be open because Dockendorf has announced he won't run for re-election. Ginger Brown, the District 2 incumbent, plans to file for re-election, Mayor Bob Staton said. Mayor since 2007, Staton has announced he is not... Continue Reading →
Nick Weedman, a member of the Flat Rock Village Council since 2003 and the current vice mayor, announced on Thursday that he is running for mayor. . . Continue reading
Tomorrow (June 13) there will be a public hearing on the village budget for fiscal year 2019/2020 at the regular Flat Rock village council meeting, which starts at 9:30 a.m. You can see the draft budget here.
Current NCDOT plans for N. Highland Lake Road (U-5887) call for the removal of the Highland Golf Villas stone wall and the two large oak trees that mark the entrance to Highland Golf Drive. These are just a few of the many trees that will be cut down for the N. Highland Road project. While... Continue Reading →
Remember this from the Flat Rock village council FAQ on the N. Highland Lake Road project? Question: Is this [the N. Highland Lake Road project] the beginning of NCDOT’s plans to widen other roads in Flat Rock such as Greenville Highway and Little River Road? Response from the Flat Rock village council: No. Any rumors... Continue Reading →
At the June 13 regular Flat Rock village council meeting, which starts at 9:30 a.m., there will be a public hearing on the village budget for fiscal year 2019/2020. The fiscal year runs from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. The council must pass a budget by the end of the month to comply... Continue Reading →
At the conclusion of yesterday's public meeting on the PARTF conversion in the Park at Flat Rock, the Flat Rock village council voted 4 to 1 in favor of a resolution requesting permission from the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) to remove property from the park for use by NCDOT. Council Member... Continue Reading →
Tomorrow (Monday, June 3) at 9:30 a.m., the Flat Rock village council will hold a public meeting on their PARTF conversion request for the N. Highland Lake Road project (NCDOT U-5887).
Thank you to Tristan Winkler and Nick Kroncke, both with the French Broad River MPO, along with AARP's Rebecca Chaplin, for this morning's Coffee with a Transportation Planner event, held on the back porch of the Flat Rock Village Bakery. This get-together was a great opportunity to talk directly with those who deal every day... Continue Reading →
Letter from CLG sent to the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the Village of Flat Rock on our opposition to the PARTF conversion process in the Park at Flat Rock for NCDOT project U-5887: Re: PARTF conversion in the Park at Flat Rock (NCDOT project U-5887) The Cultural Landscape Group:Flat Rock (CLG)... Continue Reading →
Tomorrow (May 29) is the last day to submit comments on the PARTF conversion process at the Park at Flat Rock. Background: The Village of Flat Rock is requesting from the State of North Carolina that they be allowed to remove property from the Park at Flat Rock for use by NCDOT for the N. Highland... Continue Reading →
Over the past year, the French Board River MPO has started public outreach sessions to explain how transportation is handled in western North Carolina. On Thursday, May 30, the MPO will hold a session at the Flat Rock Village Bakery (2710 Greenville Highway) starting at 10:00 a.m. From the MPO Facebook page: Have questions about... Continue Reading →
"N.C. Department of Transportation officials had plenty of opportunities to inform the public they had scaled back a project on N.C. 191, eliminating extended turn lanes at two schools. They didn’t, and it will stoke suspicions among residents who oppose plans to widen the highway. . . Opponents of the widening argue that four lanes... Continue Reading →
Draw your own conclusions. From the Times-News: "The Highway 191 improvement project in front of West Henderson High and Rugby Middle schools is finally complete, with one thing missing — extended turn lanes the public was promised in March 2018. The turn lane work was eliminated at some point during the 14 months of on-again,... Continue Reading →