LAKE LURE NEWS & VIEWS
TOWN OF LAKE LURE
INCORPORATED IN 1927
Mayor: Jim Proctor
Commissioners: Russ Pitts, Jeanine Noble, Linda Turner and Wayne Hyatt
Town Manager: Steven M. Wheeler
Published by Town of Lake Lure, P.O. Box 255, Lake Lure, NC 28746
Newsletter Editor & Coordinator: Linda Ward
Telephone: (828) 625-9983 Fax: (828) 625-8371
Website: www.TownofLakeLure.com Email: TownHall@TownofLakeLure.com
TOWN FACING CRITICAL SHORTAGE OF visitors to get updated on the latest town
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS happenings, town projects, and important
information. Just visit the Town of Lake Lure
The Town of Lake Lure is facing a critical homepage at www.townoflakelure.com and click on
shortage of volunteer firefighters. Without a the Town News link on the left side of the page.
significant increase in volunteers the town faces The Town continues to operate under a
the likelihood of a substantial drop in our ISO Special Order of Consent. This SOC between the
rating which would increase both commercial Town of Lake Lure and NCDENR is an agreement
and residential insurance premiums town wide. for the Town to make certain improvements to the
The Town of Lake Lure is covered by 4 Fire sewer plant to ensure that we are meeting the testing
Stations, operated by 3 Fire Departments. The standards set forth in our NPDES permit. One of the
Fire Departments are Bills Creek, Chimney terms of the SOC is that the Town could only add
Rock, and Fairfield. VOLUNTEERS ARE 4800 gallons of connection to the system until the
NEEDED DESPERATELY. Volunteer SOC is lifted. The Town has allocated the 4800
firefighters receive 1 free boat permit annually gallons and are currently unable to allow new
for volunteering. Please contact Ron Morgan at connections to the sewer system. Those of you that
firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 625-9333 have been paying a monthly sewer availability fee
for more information on becoming a volunteer will not be billed for this fee while the SOC is in
firefighter. affect. The Town of Lake Lure Town Council
agreed to waive this fee while the SOC is in affect
as a result of the flow restrictions dictated in the
TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT SOC.
by Steven Wheeler The Town of Lake Lure entered into an
agreement with Dellinger Inc. to complete
Summer is on the horizon and we are improvements as required by the SOC to the sewer
planning for a busy summer. In an effort to improve plant. This agreement was signed October 26,
communications with property owners, we have 2006. Work was completed, however, the
added a Town News section to our website. This equipment did not function as it was designed. The
link will be an easy way for property owners and Town met with Dellinger, and the Town agreed to
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clean out the basin and the sludge tank, as well as as promotion for the up coming dragon boat racing
remove several trees to ensure that there was no event to be held on May 10, 2008 which has already
debris affecting the operation of the equipment. The been approved by town council; and
Town completed our part, and Dellinger came * a request from Wayne Edwards on behalf of the
onsite on April 9th to begin testing the operation of Mountain Lake Arts and Crafts to hold craft shows
the equipment. The equipment functioned on town property for July 4-6, 2008 and August 30,
appropriately during the testing period, however, we 2008 through September 1, 2008; suspend the
continue to tweak the system to ensure the system town’s peddling ordinance during these events.
continues to operate. Once the system is operating
as designed, the Town must then ensure that it Town Council also:
continues to operate to NCDENR standards. The * held a public hearing and adopted Ordinance No.
Town must show a track record of the system 08-04-08 amending Chapter 92, Section 92.062 of
meeting the NPDES testing standards as required by the Zoning Regulations of the Town of Lake Lure
our permit. Once we do so satisfactorily, we can Code of Ordinances, relating to substituting a
then ask NCDENR to lift the SOC. waiver of liability for sewer tap approvals before
certificates of zoning compliance are issued by the
TOWN COUNCIL ACTIVITIES town;
by Town Clerk Mary Flack, MMC, CTC * held a public hearing and adopted Ordinance No.
08-04-08A Amending Chapter 92, Section 92.030
REGULAR MEETING: The regular town council of the Zoning Regulations of the Town of Lake
meeting was held on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 7:00 Lure Code of Ordinances, relating to ordinances
p.m., in the meeting room of the Lake Lure enacted August 8, 2006 and January 9, 2007 with
Municipal Center. respect to uses in the R-3 Resort Residential
Under the “consent agenda,” Town Council * heard a report from Town Attorney Chris
approved: Callahan regarding a request from the Harrison
* minutes of the March 11, 2008 (regular meeting Development for the town to accept Carsons Way
and closed session), and April 24, 2008 (special Lane, the access road to Blue Heron Point
meeting); Subdivision into the town’s street system; Town
* a request from Leslie Flynn to suspend the town’s Council took no action on this item;
alcohol ordinance in order to serve wine during a * adopted Resolution No. 08-04-08 amending
wedding reception being held inside the Lake Lure original Resolution No. 07-08-14 titled “accepting
Municipal Center on May 3, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. the scope of work for the study of the use of single
until 8:00 p.m.; family dwellings as vacation rentals and
* ratifying approval of a request from Thomas establishing a stakeholder committee”;
Coyne on behalf of the Lake Lure Lions Club to: (1) * adopted Resolution No. 08-04-08A amending
hold a plant sale March 22-23, 2008 on town Resolution No. 07-08-14A requesting a facilitator
property located in the Meadows adjacent to the for facilitation services for the single family
visitor center; (2) waive the rental fees for use of dwelling/vacation rental stakeholder committee;
town property; and (3) suspend the town's peddling * scheduled a special meeting with fire chiefs to be
ordinance for this event; held on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 7:00 p.m., at
* ratifying approval of a request from Jim Proctor the Lake Lure Municipal Center to discuss fire
on behalf of Doug Long, Race Director of the protection for Lake Lure;
dragon boat event, the suspension of the town’s * scheduled a public hearing on Tuesday, May 13,
alcohol ordinance for Monday, March 31, 2008 in 2008, at 7:00 p.m. or thereafter, to consider
order to officially christen a dragon boat with a proposed amendment to the flood damage
bottle of champagne and allow participants to drink prevention regulations;
champagne during this event being held at the * appointed Commissioner Jeanine Noble to work
town’s marina parking lot. This event is being held with town staff on a APFO (adequate public facility
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ordinance) project and impact fees; Commissioner Reid was born March 25, 2008 at 7:26 a.m.,
Russ Pitts was appointed to backup during weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. and 21 ¾” long. He is the son
Commissioner Noble’s absence; and of Brian and Jenny Justice of Hendersonville. The
* scheduled a special workshop meeting with paternal grandparents are Larry and Joyce Justice of
department heads to be held Monday, April 28, Hendersonville.
2008, 9:00 a.m., at the Lake Lure Municipal Center Reid took his very first shopping trip to
to review/discuss the draft budget/capital Wal-Mart on Saturday, April 5th with his Mother
improvements program for Fiscal Year 2008-2009. and Grandparents Jerry and Judy. The proud
grandparents made sure they visited the toy aisle
In other activities: before leaving. Will Reid be a spoiled baby?
* heard a report from the town manager;
* heard reports from council liaisons on the
activities of various boards and committees. COMMUNITY POLICING NEWS
by Chief Eric Hester
SPECIAL MEETING: Town council held a
meeting with the Zoning/Planning Board and the The Lake Lure Police Department will be
SFD/VR Stakeholders Committee on April 23, hosting a ladies self-protection class on Tuesday,
2003, 3:00 p.m., at the Lake Lure Municipal Center May 20th at the Municipal Hall. The class, which
to discuss the progress of the SFD/VR Stakeholders will have a limit of 20 attendees, is free and will
Committee. include classroom and hands-on training. The
instructor is Detective Sergeant Phillip Bailey with
SPECIAL MEETING: Town council held a the Rutherford County Sheriffs Department.
meeting with fire chiefs on Wednesday, on April Detective Sergeant Bailey has over twenty years of
23, 2003, 7:00 p.m., at the Lake Lure Municipal Law Enforcement experience working street level
Center to discuss fire protection for Lake Lure. crime prevention and investigations. He is also a
North Carolina Criminal Justice Firearms Instructor
REGULAR MEETING OF THE LAKE LURE and a North Carolina Concealed Handgun Instructor
MARINE COMMISSION: The Lake Lure Marine with over 30 years of martial arts and self-defense
Commission held their meeting on Tuesday, April training. If interested in attending the class, contact
8, 2008, at 3:00 p.m., in the council meeting room the Lake Lure Police Department to be put on the
of the Lake Lure Municipal Center. roster or e-mail Chiefhester@townoflakelure.com.
Priority for the class will be given to ladies in the
The Marine Commission: Hickory Nut Gorge Area. We look forward to
* approved minutes of January 18, 2008 (regular seeing you there.
* held a public hearing and adopted Resolution No. We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual
08-04-08 amending the Lake Use Regulations; and Emergency Services Day to be held at the Lake
* approved a request from Jonathan Cole with Lure Youth Center on Thursday the 29th of May
Todd’s RV and Marine to hold a boat show 2008. The Lake Lure Police Department, local Fire
contingent upon certain stipulations. Departments and the Hickory Nut Gorge EMS will
be participating in these events. This will once
again be a day when all local Emergency Services
KNOW YOUR EMPLOYEE Departments have a chance to interact with all the
by Anita Taylor, Personnel Director youth at our Youth Center. The Youth Center will
be serving hamburgers and hotdogs starting around
Congratulations to Jerry and Judy Gosda on 4:00 pm in appreciation for all of your continued
the birth of their first grandchild, Reid Thomas support for our youth. I hope everyone can come
Justice. Jerry is our street maintenance supervisor and support our youth on this day and show them
and Judy is a teller at Carolina First Bank. how much we care for them. For all who are
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interested, we will be providing Safety IDs which EXTRA PATROLS ----------------------------- 168
includes youth photos and fingerprinting and will LAKE – CITATIONS --------------------------- 0
have basketball games and tennis matches for all LAKE – COVE CHECKS ---------------------- 354
that want to participate. LAKE – PATROL ------------------------------- 16
LARCENY REPORTS ------------------------- 2
Public Safety and Awareness REQUESTED RESIDENTIAL CHECKS --- 132
You may have recently read that a decision ROAD CHECKS -------------------------------- 1,978
rendered by the Attorney General has reopened VANDALISM REPORTS --------------------- 0
Routes Highway 64 and 64/74A Corridor to tractor WARNINGS ISSUED -------------------------- 95
trailer traffic. Lake Lure Town Council recently CASES CLEARED------------------------------ 8
passed a Resolution opposing this decision, and CASES CLEARED BY ARREST ------------ 2
cited concerns for the health and safety of vehicular
traffic in the Resolution. There also was
overwhelming opposition from local residents and COMMUNITY FIRE NEWS
property owners. As a result of the outcry, the North by Ron Morgan
Carolina Department of Transportation recently
conducted a study utilizing a 53’ tractor trailer. A policy has been in effect for several years
They videotaped the tractor trailer navigating the requiring all boathouses to have a street address
windy curves, and after seeing the obvious safety sign posted, including the street name, on the side
hazards for tractor trailer traffic utilizing this of boathouse facing the channel. We have noticed
corridor, have recommended that the 64 and 64/74A that there are several boathouses that are not in
corridor be removed as an approved truck route compliance with this policy.
effective May 1st. Kudos to all that have called or e- The address sign is critical for emergency
mailed the Department of Transportation and the responders to locate your home from the lake. This
Attorney General’s Office. can save them several minutes when responding to
an emergency call.
Youth Center If you have your sign and have not yet
The Youth Center celebrated several installed it, please post the sign seven feet above the
birthdays during the month of April along with fun water. If you have not purchased your sign
Earth Day activities. On April 25th they celebrated ($10.00), stop by the town hall and order as soon as
Friday Fest. On this day they studied Mexico. The possible.
Youth were able to share anything they knew about The Lake Operations Administrator is in the
Mexico and bring along their Sombreros. process of compiling a list of boathouses without
The Youth Center operational hours are as address signs. Before purchasing the 2008 boat
follows: Monday- Friday 3-6 pm and 1-5 pm in the permit, an address sign must be purchased for these
summer. If you need to enroll a youth in this properties.
program please contact Directors: Marlana Cooley As stated at the beginning of this newsletter,
and Miriah Truluck at (828) 625-5220 we are accepting applications for volunteer
firefighters for all three area fire departments which
POLICE REPORT FOR March 2008 include Bills Creek, Fairfield and Chimney Rock.
If you are interested or have any further
ALARM CALLS RECEIVED ---------------- 15 questions concerning the signs or volunteering
ACCIDENTS ------------------------------------ 2 please call Ron Morgan at 828-625-9333.
ARRESTS ---------------------------------------- 8
BANK ALARMS ------------------------------- 0
BREAKING AND ENTERINGS ------------- 0
BUSINESS CHECKS -------------------------- 6,781
CITATIONS ISSUED -------------------------- 57
COMMUNITY CONTACTS ------------------ 902
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CUSTOMER SERVICES I do want to remind everyone that on May
by Linda Ward 13th, Town Council will be holding a public
hearing on the new Floodplain Development
There is a single price for the beach and Ordinance which is scheduled for adoption before
water works again this year. The cost is $8 for July 2nd of this year. In addition to the regulations,
adults, $7 for seniors 62+, $6 for children 4 – 12, new Flood Insurance Rate Maps must also be
free to children under the age of 4 as long as they adopted. As I mentioned before in a previous
are accompanied by an adult. Lake Lure residents article, this ordinance already exists for the Town of
will be admitted free with an official State of North Lake Lure, adopted in 1997 in the wake of the ’96
Carolina picture ID showing a Lake Lure address. Flood. In order to get federal financial assistance
You may call 828-625-0077 for more information. from FEMA in the event of a natural disaster, the
As a reminder – water and sewer bills are Town must have a floodplain development
mailed out every two months (January, March, ordinance in place and must adopt the Flood
May, July, September and November) and due the Insurance Rate Maps as they become available.
following month by the 10th. Please mark this on Failure on the part of the Town to participate will
your calendar so that if your bill gets result in suspension from the National Flood
Insurance Program, making it impossible for
anyone living in a special flood hazard area to get
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT flood insurance, or financial assistance from FEMA
by Shannon Baldwin in the event of a federally declared disaster. It is
important to remember that this regulation only
Something to Celebrate! Amos Gilliam, our applies to new structures built within a special flood
subdivision administrator, and wife Allison are now hazard area, or a structure that is substantially
proud parents! Magdalene Grace Gilliam was born improved beyond 50% of its fair market value. All
April 17, 2008 at 12:27am. Maggie’s dear ole dad other structures are grandfathered. Below are some
stated, “She weighed 8lbs 1 oz, was 20.5 inches frequently asked questions about floodmaps.
long, and has a very healthy scream!” Before you
know it, Amos will have Maggie reviewing site 1) My property has always been in the floodplain,
plans and running the town’s new geographical what has changed?
information system (GIS). Congratulations, Amos Nothing, except that your area of flooding
and Allison! may have increased or decreased,
depending on how it is shown on the new
SEDIMENT AND EROSION CONTROL 2) My property was not in the floodplain before,
NEWS what has changed?
by Clint Calhoun, Erosion Control Officer New more accurate maps along with in-
depth study and modeling have caused
As I write this article, spring is in full swing. some properties to be added, some taken
We had a small cold snap that brought some frost out, but most shown have always been in
but no significant damage to trees like there was last the floodplain.
year at this time. As far as the drought goes, we 3) How do these new maps affect me?
have had some relief but we are still very dry. It is If your house is in a special flood hazard
very easy to get complacent when it’s not raining area, you will be affected in three ways:
and we forget about the importance of ground cover 1) If you plan to build or add to your house
and sediment control, so this is a reminder to make or any other structure, you may have to
sure to have good measures in place if you are build it higher than the existing structure
disturbing land and thereby reduce stormwater (except in the floodway which is a no-
runoff and sedimentation. That’s all I’ll say about build area).
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2) Your mortgage holder may require you You can also see official copies of the
to get flood insurance in order to keep Flood Insurance Maps and Flood
your mortgage. Insurance Study.
3) If you sell your property, you must 9) How do I get a copy of the ordinance?
legally disclose that part of it is in a A copy can be printed off the Town’s
special flood hazard area. website or come by Town Hall and request a
4) How does this affect my property taxes? copy.
Generally speaking, it won’t. You may have 10) Does the Town of Lake Lure have to accept the
to elevate any new buildings or new flood maps and ordinance?
expansion, but it does not take away the The answer is yes. The only way to change
right to build in these areas (unless it is in a map is with an engineered study of the
the floodway) and therefore generally won’t flood area on your property. The new
affect the tax value. ordinance is based on a model from the
5) My building is not in the floodplain part of my state.
property, do I still have to get flood If you have questions about the new
insurance? floodmaps or the new Floodplain Development
You will need to ask your mortgage holder. Ordinance please call me at 625-9983 ext. 123 or e-
6) Can buildings already in the floodplain get flood mail me at email@example.com.
Generally yes. If a structure is
grandfathered under the new ordinance and GOLF COURSE NEWS
floodmaps, you can get flood insurance for by Matt Griffin
that existing structure, however if you make
substantial improvements to that pre-FIRM Congratulations to John Hemline who was
structure (improvements that exceed 50% of our monthly winner in March for a free round of
the fair market value), you would have to golf. Good luck to all members, who are in the
bring the entire structure into compliance running for a free membership in 2009. We have
with the new ordinance in order to get flood added an additional three memberships to our golf
insurance. course since the last newsletter article.
7) How are lake structures affected by the new Summertime hours of operation are: Open
ordinance? every day at 8:00am. The last time for a cart to go
Lake structures are considered as accessory out is 5:30pm, and all carts are due in by 7:30pm.
structures under the new ordinance and are We have a suggestion box located inside the
still subject to certain standards under the clubhouse and we welcome your input, good and
new ordinance. One thing to point out is bad or perhaps just a new idea that you feel would
that lake structures built after 1982 are improve our course. What you have to say as
uninsurable through the National Flood golfers and members is very important to us. The
Insurance Program, however still must meet Golf Course Advisory Committee’s next scheduled
the standards of accessory structures. meeting is on Thursday, May 22nd at 9:30
8) How do I get a copy of my property and the area “Captain’s Choice” tournaments is steadily
affected by the flood? growing in numbers! Everyone is invited to come
Affected property owners can get maps in out on Friday evening at 5:30pm and join in the fun!
two ways: Then, for you early morning golfer’s we have our
1) Visit the Rutherford County Website at “Men’s Club” every Saturday and Sunday mornings
starting at 9:00am. They welcome new golfers to
http://arcims.webgis.net/nc/rutherford/defaul come out and play. Call the Pro Shop for more
t.asp. information on these or any other special events at
2) Visit the Lake Lure Town Hall and we 828-625-4472.
can print you a map of your property. “The best days to golf are those that end in ‘Y’ ”
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July 16 – Sharon Clarke (Storyteller)
NEWS AROUND LAKE LURE www.sclarkestorylady.com/default.htm
July 23 – John Cooper “Buggy Over Books”
The Lake Lure Dragon Boat Racing will (Magician) www.cooperspeaks.com/index.html
be held Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the Lake Lure July 30 – Party with local bug expert
Town Park from 9:00am to 5:30pm. Admissions
and parking are free. The Olympiad is recruiting volunteers and
Fun awaits you as paddlers breathe life into sponsors for the 2008 event. Get ready and pick
the Lake Lure Dragon Boats at the May 10th “Lure your event to participate in. This years Olympiad
of the Dragons” Dragon Boat Races and Cultural will be held September 4 -7, 2008.
Festival. Bring the whole family and watch 22 Carolina First has strengthened its
teams, with 250 + paddlers, paddle their 30 foot partnership with the Olympiad by announcing its
long canoe-like dragon boats, dressed out with generous sponsorship of $10,000. This makes the
dragon heads and tails, down the Rocky Broad regional banking center the first “Presenting
River Sponsor” for the 2008 games. In addition to its
The whole family will enjoy the cultural generous support, the bank will also place
entertainment and food festival. Free entertainment marketing material about the event in its Western
will include Chinese lion dancing, sword dancing, North Carolina branches and send teams from area
kung fu, tai chi, karate and good ‘ole southern branches to participant in the games.
square dancing, clogging, bluegrass and gospel The Olympiad was named a “Top 20 Event”
music. Lots of food too, including award winning by The Southeast Tourism Society. To be
bar-b-que, Chinese favorites, hamburgers, hot dogs, considered for the list events must have been in
ice cream. existence for three years and have an attendance of
We will also have a huge inflatable at least 1,000 people, so this was the first year the
playground for the kids. They can play all day with Olympiad was eligible for consideration. With
a $3 donation. events from 12 states competing for placement on
This year’s beneficiaries are Camp the prestigious list, it was a huge honor for the
Lurecrest, Lake Lure Youth Center, Shepherd’s Olympiad to be chosen in its first year of entering.
Care, Kidsenses Interactive Museum, and The The Top 20 Events publication is published in over
Strength of HIS Hands Ministry. Thank you for 1,600 newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV
helping to change the life of a child, many times stations, AAA publications and others.
over. For more information, please visit our
For more information call Doug Long at website www.hickorynutolympiad.com or call 828-
828-980-8838 or visit the website www. 429-9011.
Tickets are for sale and volunteer
opportunities available for the BMW Nationwide
The Mountains Branch Library would like Pro-AM Golf Tournament coming to our area.
to invite you to enjoy a “Story with Jeanie” every Benefits accrue to Olympiad and local charities.
Thursday at 11:00 a.m. The 2008 BMW Charity Pro-Am golf
The 2008 Summer Reading Program tournament will be played May 15-18 at Bright's
Schedule is as follows: Creek Golf Club, a mere 12 miles from Ingles, at
June 19 – Scooter Hayes “Bug Berserk” (Story- Lake Adger, The Carolina Country Club in
Yeller) www.scooterstories.com/stories.htm Spartanburg, SC and Thornblade Club in Greer, SC.
June 26 – Charles Pettee “Catch the Bluegrass All four rounds will be televised live by the Golf
Bug”(Bluegrass) www.charlespettee.com/index.htm Channel.
July 9 – Joseph Young “Bob the Bookworm” The celebrities that are scheduled to
(Magician) www.josephyoungmagic.com compete in this year’s BMW Charity Pro-Am golf
May 2008 LAKE LURE NEWS & VIEWS Page 8
tournament include: Samuel L. Jackson, Dennis you are interested in registering for this class call
Quaid, Luke Wilson, Greg Kinnear, Kurt Russell, either Jim Boxerman @ 828-779-2670 or Clyde
Catherine Bell, David James Elliott, Wayne Ingersoll @ 828-606-8510.
Gretzky, Janet Jones Gretzky, Patrick Warburton,
Oliver Hudson, Kevin Sorbo, Cheech Marin, Gary Lake Lure Lakefront Owners Association
Valentine, Mark Rypien, Branford Marsalis, George (LLLOA). The LLLOA invites members to our
Rogers, and Jennifer Mills. annual meeting at the town hall on Saturday, June 7,
The BMW Charity Pro-Am is the only 2008 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Guest speakers
tournament on the Nationwide Tour where amateurs include the new Town Manager, Steve Wheeler and
and celebrities are grouped with Nationwide Tour Lake Operations Administrator Dean Givens.
professionals in a three-day better-ball competition. Larkins on the Lake will provide a full buffet meal.
Amateurs, celebrities and pros will rotate between To reserve your place we must receive a modest
each of the three courses on Thursday, Friday and $8.00 per person (2 person maximum per
Saturday, with the 14 lowest scoring pro- membership) and $16 per person thereafter. Kids 14
amateur/pro-celebrity teams advancing to play and under eat free. Make checks payable to LLLOA
Sunday’s final round at Thornblade Club. and mail to PO Box 562, Lake Lure, NC 28746. If
Celebrities will play once at each course on you are a Lake Lure lakefront owner and want to
Thursday, Friday and Saturday receive information about various lake issues, then
A pass for all four days is $25 and good at the LLLOA invites you to become a member.
all three venues. You may purchase tickets at the Associate memberships are also encouraged for
Hickory Nut Gorge Visitor Center or call Kay those who are interested in our lake. Each year
Dittmer at 828-625-8529. Volunteer to Marshal by members receive a membership directory,
calling John Wisniewski at 828-625-1542. The informative Muse Letters, and a first class mailed
more volunteers the Olympiad can recruit, the better subscription to the Town of Lake Lure monthly
its chances for being selected as a beneficiary in newsletter, Lake Lure News & Views. Members
future BMW Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournaments. meet at the Town Community Center socially at
least annually to meet neighbors and discuss issues.
Annual dues are currently $25.00. You may pick
up an application for membership at the Municipal
Lake Lure Newcomers invite those who
Center or via the website at
are new residents in Lake Lure (24 months or less)
www.townoflakelure.com under Lake Management
to join them in various activities which include:
or call Harvey Harris, Pres. at 828-625-8872 for an
potluck, gourmet, out’n about, theater, bridge/poker,
application or any questions.
book club, and hiking. Anyone interested in
becoming a member should visit the website
For the convenience of the public, the
www.lakelurenewcomers.com or call Joan or Russ
VFW Post 10473 has placed a receptacle for old
Meade at 828-625-4744.
and worn out American flags in the covered
walkway at the town hall near the entrance to the
Coast Guard Auxiliary…..Boat inspections
police department’s door. If you would like a
for this summer will be scheduled on the following
replacement flag, for a small fee, or are eligible and
days at the town boat ramp and at the members boat
wish to join the VFW contact VFW Vice
docks at Rumbling Bald Resort: May 17th (start of
Commander Charles Hicks at 828-625-9278.
national safe boating week) June 21st and July
19th. Times are from 10AM until 3PM. The
Auxiliary is also tentatively scheduling June 7th and
8th for a boating safety class. Advance registration is
required. Class will only be held if there is a
The deadline for newsletter articles to be received
minimum number of registrations. There is a
at Town Hall for the June issue is May 21, 2008.
nominal fee of $40 to cover materials and books. If