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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.
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:
Any Questions can be forwarded to City Hall at 828-749-2581
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
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".
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
ASST CITY CLERK
THE PLANNING BOARD WILL BE MEETING ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 AT 8:15 AM. IN THE UPSTAIRS CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SALUDA LIBRARY.
-ASST CITY CLERK-
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.
ASST CITY CLERK
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.
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.
-Asst City Clerk -
THE PARK COMMITTEE WILL BE MEETING TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015 AT 7:30 P.M. IN THE UPSTAIRS CONFERENCE ROOM AT THE SALUDA LIBRARY.
ASST CITY CLERK
Have the life or memory of a loved one immortalized or have your name engraved on a brick paver at pace park for all to recognize as a contributor to this new community park.