Lake Lure Community Forum: Building a Better Tomorrow, Today
Times: 10am-12pm, 2-4pm, or 6-8pm
Location: Lake Lure Classical Academy Gymnatorium
Note: This location allows for physically distanced seating and attendees will be asked to wear face coverings if this remains a state requirement.
The Town is moving forward with an extensive plan for Lake Lure Dam renovations, Sewer System rehabilitation, and Lake maintenance. Protecting and maintaining our community requires an aggressive plan to foster federal and state support, promote partnerships, and increase tax payer investments to set the conditions for our long-term success. The Town has addressed these issues with our FY20-21 Budget; however, these projects will be funded one budget at a time over many years to come.
We have partnered with the best engineering firms available and have worked closely with state agencies to develop a long-term infrastructure plan. The Town is working to fund the plan from multiple sources. We are implementing efficiency measures to mitigate the financial stresses on local taxes and user fees, but more is required. Higher Lake use fees, water and sewer rates, and taxes are required to build capital reserves and provide vital seed money for infrastructure repair/rehabilitation. We will be addressing these issues and answering the questions below at this meeting.
We will be answering the following questions during this meeting:
1. What rates are going up? Property Taxes, Utility Rates, and Lake Use Fees
2. What critical repairs are needed? Dam, Sewer, and Dredging
3. Why repairs must be made now? Avoid Infrastructure Collapse, Remain A Viable Community, and Implement State Mandates
4. Why rates must increase? Repairs and maintenance are not optional and must be made. We must pay for repairs/maintenance. We have to pay our share while seeking state and federal funding.
We would value your presence at our meeting as a distinguished guest. We appreciate your support and participation in what we know will be an important meeting for our community.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please send these to me at Communications@townoflakelure.com.
Laura Krejci, MSW