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Duke Power Resolution

2015-08-11

  RESOLUTION

IN OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSED LOCATION OF THE DUKE ENERGY
TRANSMISSION RELIABILITY ENHANCEMENT LINES IN POLK COUNTY

WHEREAS, following a comprehensive evaluation of the energy system, Duke Energy determined the need to invest in new and existing transmission lines and substations to meet growing demand; and

WHEREAS, this $320 million investment includes building a new transmission substation near Campobello, S.C., and connecting it to the Asheville power plant with a new approximately 45-mile, 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line; and

WHEREAS, the proposed transmission line will potentially run through Buncombe, Henderson and Polk counties in North Carolina, and Greenville and Spartanburg counties in South Carolina; and

WHEREAS, Duke Energy's goal is to minimize impacts on environmental and cultural resources, as well as homes and businesses; and

WHEREAS, Polk County was rated as one of the "Top 10 Best Rural Places to Live" by Progressive Farmer magazine in 2007; and

WHEREAS, on March 15, 2010, the Polk County Board of Commissioners adopted the Polk County 20/20 Vision Plan which confirms a commitment by Polk County Government to vigorously protect Polk County's rural atmosphere and serene natural beauty; and

WHEREAS, the Polk County 20/20 Vision Plan also confirms a commitment that visionary and pragmatic county and municipal governments will strive to work together in a cooperative manner as they continue to enhance the quality of life for all Polk County citizens; and

WHEREAS, the average height of Duke Energy's 230-kV transmission line's above­ground structures will be approximately 140 feet; and

WHEREAS, there will be an average of 1,000 feet between each of Duke Energy's 230- kV transmission line's above-ground structures; and

WHEREAS, locating Duke Energy's 230-kV transmission lines anywhere within the boundaries of Polk County will adversely affect the rural atmosphere and serene natural beauty of our county; and

WHEREAS, locating Duke Energy's 230-kV transmission lines anywhere within the boundaries of Polk County will not enhance the quality of life for all Polk County citizens; and

WHEREAS, real estate sales and tourism are important aspects of Polk County's rural economy; and

 

negatively effecting current homeowners, potential homeowners, tourism dollars, and business revenue; and

WHEREAS, locating Duke Energy's 230-kV transmission lines within the boundaries of Polk County could have a potential impact on Polk County's annual operating budget due to lost real estate tax revenue ranging from $16,000 to $200,000 annually; and

WHEREAS, segments of the proposed Duke Energy 230-kV transmission line within the boundaries of Polk County encroach upon the newly designated water supply classification area of Lake Adger, as well as property protected by Farmland Preservation easements, which were not included in the maps presented at the Duke Energy public meetings.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Saluda Board of Commissioners encourages Duke Energy to locate the proposed 230-kV transmission lines outside the boundaries Polk County.

Adopted this 10th day of August, 2015.

City Of Saluda Water Shortage

2015-08-11

 

The City Manager for the City of Hendersonville has declared a stage I Water Shortage Advisory. (Please see attached Press Release) The measures of the advisory are voluntary. The City of Saluda purchases water from the City of Hendersonville North Carolina. Hendersonville is the primary water source for Saluda.

In response, pursuant to City of Saluda Water & Sewer Ordinance, Division 5. Water Shortages. Sec. I-5-1. Declaration of Shortage, The Board of Commissioners for the City of Saluda Declare a Stage I Water Condition Advisory. The advisory provides for voluntary conservation measures to be implemented. This advisory will be in effect until the City of Hendersonville declares either a Stage IIA water shortage, Stage IIB and/or a Stage III water shortage or once the water shortage is declared to be over.

Stage I water conservation compliance consists of voluntary measures including, but not limited to: 

 

  1. Inspect and repair all faulty and defective parts of faucets and toilets causing water waste.
  2. Use shower for bathing rather than bathtub and limit shower to no more than five minutes.
  3. Do not leave faucets running while shaving, rinsing dishes or brushing teeth.
  4. Limit use of clothes washers and dishwashers and when used, operate fully loaded.
  5. Limit lawn watering to that necessary for plant survival.
  6. Water shrubbery the minimum required, reusing household water when possible.
  7. Limit vehicle washing.
  8. Do not wash down outside areas such as sidewalks, patios, driveways, etc.
  9. Install water flow restrictions in showerheads and other water-saving devices.
  10. Use disposable and biodegradable dishes when possible.
  11. Install water-saving devices in toilets.
  12. Limit hours of operation of water-cooled air conditioners.
  13. Do not fill outdoor swimming or wading pools.
  14. Water supply line pressure should be reduced in order to reduce water consumption where feasible and reasonable.
  15. Conservation in public buildings, institutions, dormitories and similar facilities is encouraged.
  16. Water conservation should be followed during all phases of construction-related activities. Where available, water needed should be obtained from supplemental sources.
  17. To do everything else that is reasonable to accomplish water conservation.

 

 

Any Questions can be forwarded to City Hall at 828-749-2581

 

Position Available: CITY CLERK

2015-06-15

Saluda, NC (pop. 715). A vibrant community, 40 miles south of Asheville, has an opening for City Clerk. Position requires superior organizational and writing skills, the ability to communicate effectively with citizens, staff and elected officials, must take accurate minutes that become legal documents and possess ability to apply for and fulfill grant requirements. Requires combination of education and experience equivalent to five years responsible administrative experience in a professional setting. An Associate’s degree in public administration, journalism, English, paralegal sciences, office management or other relevant field required (Bachelor degree preferred). CMC/MMC preferred, or ability to obtain within two years of hiring. Salary negotiable DOQ/E. Job description available at www.cityofsaludanc.com

Download application and return with resume, cover letter, salary history and/or certifications to: City Administrator, City of Saluda, P.O. Box 248, Saluda, NC 28773. Open until filled, but to ensure consideration, submit materials by July 15, 2015. EOE

Welcome to the Mountains of North Carolina!

Roam the winding mountain back roads, amble the wilderness trails, picnic by the babbling creeks of the rolling terrain of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You'll know you're somewhere special as soon as you roll into downtown Saluda, NC.

As you cross the bridge into town, you'll pass the Green River BBQ, a local watering hole, and follow the Norfolk Southern Railway tracks through town. The public Library, Old Depot station, and City Hall buildings will greet you with the same style they greeted the original townspeople as they rode their horses into town. The many historical buildings are well blended with the newer additions to town to give Saluda that quaint rustic feel with a modern twist that "just feels like home".

Public Notices

SPECIAL MEETING

2015-08-24

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE CITY OF SALUDA BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015 AT 6:00 P.M. IN THE UPSTAIRS CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SALUDA LIBRARY FOR CITY CLERK DECISION

 JESSICA DESIANO

ASST CITY CLERK

SALUDA PLANNING BOARD MEETING

2015-07-27

PUBLIC NOTICE

THE PLANNING BOARD WILL BE MEETING ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 AT 8:15 AM. IN THE UPSTAIRS CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SALUDA LIBRARY.

JESSICA DESIANO

-ASST CITY CLERK-

SALUDA HISTORIC COMMITTEE MEETING

2015-08-18

 

THE SALUDA HISTORIC COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015, AT 2 PM AT THE SALUDA LIBRARY IN THE UPSTAIRS CONFERENCE ROOM. THE MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND.

JESSICA DESIANO

ASST CITY CLERK

SALUDA DOWNTOWN FOUNDATION MEETING

2015-07-14

 

THE SALUDA DOWNTOWN FOUNDATION WILL MEET ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015, AT 5 PM. AT THE SALUDA LIBRAY IN THE UPSTAIRS CONFERENCE ROOM. THE MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND.

 

BOC REGULAR MEETING

2015-07-14

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD REGULAR MEETING AT 7:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 IN THE UPSTAIRS CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SALUDA LIBRARY.

Jessica Desiano

-Asst City Clerk -

PARK COMMITTEE MEETING

2015-08-20

 

 

THE PARK COMMITTEE WILL BE MEETING TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015 AT 7:30 P.M. IN THE UPSTAIRS CONFERENCE ROOM AT THE SALUDA LIBRARY.

 

JESSICA DESIANO

ASST CITY CLERK

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