Saluda News Briefs

Published 8:11 pm Thursday, May 16, 2013

Saluda Tour of Homes June 1

• The Saluda Tour of Homes will be held in Saluda on June 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. on Henderson Street. Saluda commissioner Lynn Cass announced the upcoming event during city council’s meeting held Monday, May 13.

Historic Saluda Committee wants town museum

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• Saluda City Commissioner Lynn Cass said during city council’s May 13 meeting that the historic committee is interested in creating a town museum. The city offered the upstairs of future restrooms planned for Pace Park and Cass said the historic committee is interested in taking that space. The committee is also currently seeking nonprofit status.

Saluda April police report

• During the month of April, the Saluda Police Department issued three parking citations, seven state citations, seven warning tickets, arrested on for breaking and entering, one for larceny, conducted three welfare checks, responded to one dead on arrival, conducted three road checks, assisted the Polk County Sheriff’s Office five times, the N.C. Highway Patrol once time and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office assisted Saluda police three times.

Saluda denies request to sell produce from vehicle

• On Monday, May 13, Saluda City Council denied a request from an individual wishing to sell produce from a vehicle downtown. The request was to sell strawberries on weekends from the park. Commissioners said it would compete with other businesses that sell produce and the farmers market and denied the request unanimously.

Saluda denies civil citation appeal

• Saluda City Council on Monday, May 13 denied an appeal to a civil citation regarding tampering with a water meter. The homeowners’ water was cut off due to non payment of the bill and after checking the city discovered the meter had been turned back on. Commissioners said they couldn’t set a precedence by waiving the $500 fee and also said they denied the request because the homeowner did not attend the meeting to defend himself.