Below is the text of the resolution passed by the Flat Rock Village Council requesting that the N.C. Board of Transportation abandon the N. Highland Lake Road project.
WHEREAS, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has undertaken the planning process for the “North Highland Lake Road” project (NCDOT Project No. U-5887); and
WHEREAS, the project does not upgrade how the roadway functions, negatively impacts a scenic entrance into Flat Rock’s historic district, cuts down a significant number of mature trees, removes property from The Park at Flat Rock, and takes private property for a nonessential purpose; and
WHEREAS, the Flat Rock Village Council, being duly elected representatives of the citizens living in the Village of Flat Rock, have thoroughly evaluated the proposed project; and
WHEREAS, based on that evaluation, the Village Council’s desire is to communicate that the Council will not support, and will oppose the “North Highland Lake Road” project (NCDOT Project No. U-5887) in any of its parts;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Flat Rock Village Council hereby requests that the North Carolina Board of Transportation abandon the “North Highland Lake Road” project (NCDOT Project No. U-5887).
ADOPTED this 30 day of December 2019.