June 9, 2015 

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Town of Blowing Rock Town Council Regular Meeting
1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC
June 9, 2015
6:00 p.m.

Call To Order

Mayor J.B. Lawrence

Approval Of Minutes

Special Recognitions And Reports

Highway 321 Valley Boulevard Construction Update
Speaker: Kevin Rothrock, Planning Director (Kipp Turner, Maymead Construction unable to attend)

Recognition of Community Partnership Resulting in the New Rotary Gazebo
Speaker:  Scott Fogleman, Town Manager
A summary of the funding and construction process resulting in the Rotary Gazebo will be provided. 

Consent Agenda

Speaker:  Scott Fogleman, Town Manager

  1. Resolution Declaring Surplus Property and Authorizing Disposal

    Speaker:  Nicole Norman, Finance Officer

    Various items that are no longer in use have been identified for disposal including a set of metal stairs and a 1994 S-10 truck.  The resolution declares these items surplus and authorizes their sale via electronic auction.

  2. Appointment of Jennifer Chick to Fill Vacancy on BRAAC

    Speaker:  Scott Fogleman, Town Manager

    Myra Scoggins recently resigned from her position on the Blowing Rock Appearance Advisory Commission and Jennifer Chick has indicated an interest in serving out her term which will expire in February of 2016.   Council’s approval of Jennifer Chick’s appointment would fill the vacancy on the Blowing Rock Appearance Advisory Commission.

  3. High Country Half Marathon in Blowing Rock Saturday August 29, 2015

    Speaker:  Jennifer Brown, Parks and Recreation Director

    Mary Sheryl Horine, representing the High Country Half Marathon, has requested permission to be able to use selected streets in Blowing Rock for their annual event on Saturday August 29. 2015 will be the sixth event that will use selected streets in Blowing Rock including 221, Clark Street, and then wind through Mayview prior to ending at the Horse Show grounds.

Public Hearings (Council may take action on each item following each respective public hearing)

  1. Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget

    Speaker:  Scott Fogleman, Town Manager

    A public hearing on the Town of Blowing Rock fiscal year 2015-2016 budget will be held prior to Town Council consideration of adoption.  A summary of the Recommended Budget along with the list of identified changes will be presented prior to the public hearing.  Council may consider adoption following the public hearing.

  2. Blowing Rock Country Club – Fitness Center/Cart Barn CUP 2015-01

    Speaker:  Kevin Rothrock, Planning Director

    Blowing Rock Country Club is requesting a conditional use permit to construct a fitness center and cart barn on a 1.85 acre parcel on the corner of Highway 321 and Country Club Drive.  The Planning Board recommended approval at their meeting on May 21.  Council may consider approval following the public hearing.

Discussion Agenda

  1. Appalachian Ski Mountain Minor CUP Amendment CUP 2014-04

    Speaker:  Kevin Rothrock, Planning Director

    A minor amendment has been requested to increase the size of the proposed welcome center from 960 square feet to 1,547 square feet in order to accommodate the High Country Host.  No increase in parking spaces is required because the original plan included 12 standard spaces and 3 bus spaces.  The 1,547 square foot building only requires 8 spaces. 

  2. Appalachian Ski Mountain Annexation Request

    Speaker:  Kevin Rothrock, Planning Director

    Appalachian Ski Mountain has submitted a petition for voluntary annexation. This petition, if approved, will initiate the satellite annexation process for the 1.48 acre subject property located on the corner of Highway 321 and Edmisten Road.

  3. Interlocal Agreement With NC Department of Transportation for Median Improvements

    Speaker:  Scott Fogleman, Town Manager

    The NC Department of Transportation has identified the median along Highway 321 from the Town of Blowing Rock Thomas G. McRary Water Plant to Edmisten Road for a possible median improvement project.  An interlocal agreement is currently being prepared that will detail the improvement project, its related installation timing, and the subsequent takeover of maintenance responsibilities and related reimbursement by NCDOT.  Should the agreement not be finalized prior to the Council meeting, the basic elements of the agreement will be provided for Council approval. Should the actual agreement differ substantially from the elements agreed to by Council, the agreement would come back before Council for approval. 

Speakers From The Floor

Prior to the meeting, anyone wishing to speak shall complete an index card supplied by the Town Clerk, on which they will provide their name, address, telephone number and the topic they wish to address. In deference to all who wish to speak, each speaker will be asked to limit his or her comments to no more than three (3) minutes.

Executive Session

An executive session is not currently scheduled.



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