Draft text of the proposed resolution from the City of Hendersonville, to be discussed at the January 9 city council meeting (5:45 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 160 Sixth Avenue, East) and to be signed by Mayor Barbara Volk (public comments are allowed at the start of the meeting):
A Resolution in Support for the Highland Lake Road Project
WHEREAS, a portion of Highland Lake Road is located within the corporate limits of the City of Hendersonville; and
WHEREAS, the Hendersonville Comprehensive Plan recommends roadway improvements to meet level of service requirements and prioritize needed pedestrian connections within the community; and
WHEREAS, the North Carolina Department of Transportation and French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization have approved safety and pedestrian enhancements for Highland Lake Road; and
WHEREAS, Highland Lake Road provides an east and west connection for Hendersonville residents in the southern portion of the City; and
WHEREAS, Highland Lake Road provides a direct route for residents and tourists from Hendersonville and the region to the attractions within the Village of Flat Rock, such as the Flat Rock Playhouse and Carl Sandburg National Historic Site; and
WHEREAS, Highland Lake Road is used by large buses and emergency response equipment to access the Village of Flat Rock and southern portion of the City of Hendersonville.
NOW THEREFORE, The City Council of the City of Hendersonville does hereby adopt this Resolution of Support for the Highland Lake Road Project; and
FURTHER RESOLVES, that the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization, Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee and North Carolina Department of Transportation move forward with the approved and funded improvements for Highland Lake Road.