"Widening the road and cutting the trees will destroy the charm of N. Highland Lake Road. Parking near the waterfall will bring litter both on land and in King Creek. Providing parking near that corner of park will have folks partying into the night." - comment from our online petition
How can Henderson County come up with a plan to improve transportation when many residents don’t want new or widened roads — and are willing to fight to stop them?
Other projects, like North Highland Lake Road and the widening of N.C. 191 in Mills River, were tweaked to account for community concerns and impacts, but will go forward, leaving some residents in those areas steaming at the intrusion of projects they see as unneeded and harmful.
"1,700 votes against it, many meetings against it, proof of its unpopular decision, but still in the end THEY VOTED FOR IT. So sad." - online comment
An online comment: I'm a 76-year-old retiree and I've been driving the road in question (N. Highland Lake Road) for 5+ years on a daily basis. I've never met more than a dozen cars traveling in either direction even at peak travel hours. In my opinion, the Flat Rock Council is merely trying to assuage... Continue Reading →
Guest post by a Flat Rock resident who attended the June 19 special Flat Rock village council meeting on the N. Highland Lake Road project Hubris is the word that came to mind when sitting through the council meeting. The spinning of the truth knew no bounds around the five council members and the mayor.... Continue Reading →
COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF FLAT ROCK Special Meeting — Tuesday, 10:00 A.M., June 19, 2018 N. HIGHLAND LAKE ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Motion: That the council approve or endorse NCDOT STIP Project No. U-5887, N. Highland Lake Road (SR-1783), a road improvement project contemplated by revised plans prepared for NCDOT by Vaughn & Melton, consulting... Continue Reading →
"When a council refuses to act on behalf of its constituents' strong opposition, something is very wrong. We sat through the meeting in disbelief. We look forward to next year’s election! If the mayor had had his way a few years ago, a soccer complex would be in N. Highland Lake versus The Park at... Continue Reading →
At today’s special council meeting on the N. Highland Lake Road project, the Flat Rock village council voted to approve the project—even though there are no final plans, no mention of how to fund amenities the village is responsible for, and significant areas of confusion. Once again, the canard about the road being a danger was... Continue Reading →
A plan aimed to improve North Highland Lake Road received a near-unanimous go-ahead Tuesday from Flat Rock Village Council, despite a push from a large number of residents asking to keep the route as is.
“I’m devastated, but it’s not over," said Stephanie Dunn. "It not over, and we’ll fight on. We’ll fight on until the construction starts, and hopefully it won’t.”
Flat Rock village council votes to approve the N. Highland Lake Road project
CLG:Flat Rock opposes village council decision to continue road project FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Flat Rock, North Carolina, June 19, 2018 — The Cultural Landscape Group:Flat Rock is opposed to the decision made at a special council meeting today by the Flat Rock village council to continue the N. Highland Lake Road project (NCDOT project no.... Continue Reading →
"Widening the road and cutting the trees will destroy the charm of Highland Lake Road. Parking near the waterfall will bring litter, both on land and King Creek. Providing parking near that corner of park will have folks partying into the night." - comment from our online petition
Dear mayor and council members: As you consider your position on the N. Highland Lake Road project (U-5887) in anticipation of the June 19 special council meeting, we at the Cultural Landscape Group:Flat Rock would like to encourage you to cancel the project. The past several months have shown growing opposition from the citizens of... Continue Reading →
Why would town leaders push a design for 191 [in Mills River] that could lead to another congested “hamburger row” like on Four Seasons?
See you Tuesday for the special Flat Rock village council meeting on the N. Highland Lake Road project at 10:00 a.m. at the St. John parish hall!