News Briefs

Published 8:00 pm Friday, April 21, 2017

Eastside neighborhood clean up is today

Residents wanting to help clean up the Eastside neighborhood in Tryon should meet at the Roseland Center at 9 a.m. Volunteers are asked to bring their own gloves. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled.

Tryon to create document for public to reserve plaza

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Tryon Town Council directed the town manager this week to create a document for the public to reserve St. Luke’s Plaza. Council met Tuesday, April 18 and discussed the need for a document similar to how the town handles reservations of  Harmon Field and Rogers Park, as well as to have a calendar so the public can view planned events.

Tryon to allow people to apply to use Morris brand

Tryon Town Council directed the town manager during its April 18 meeting to create a document so citizens and businesses can apply to use the town’s brand of Morris the horse. The town has the copyright to the brand and anyone who wishes to use Morris will have to ask permission from the town.

Tryon reviews prioritization of projects

Tryon Town Council heard from town manager Zach Ollis during its April 18 meeting regarding monthly prioritization of items the town staff is working to complete. Ollis said the town is looking into issues on Shepherd Street with water, and the town is going to look at topographical map studies to prioritize water issues throughout town. Ollis also said Tryon has a list of roads which pose emergency response problems and the town will discuss those roads during budget work sessions. Tryon is also starting a project to straighten street signs around town.

Tryon held discussion with Rails to Trails opponents

Tryon Town Manager Zach Ollis reported to council this week that he had a meeting with residents about the Rails to Trails project. Ollis said about 20 people came to the meeting and they were very vocal. Ollis said he will soon give a report to council. Resident Joyce Kimpton, who has stated her opposition to the project, later thanked Ollis for having the meeting and listening to concerns.

Tryon hears concerns over public safety downtown

Tryon Town Council heard, during its April 18 meeting, concerns from Ira Karet, who said he has difficulty getting town employees and officials to return his calls. He also spoke of dangerous conditions he sees on Trade Street downtown, saying he is particularly concerned about the bump-out between St. Luke’s Plaza and Owen’s Pharmacy, which he hit with his car one night. He added that the stores there are inaccessible to someone in a wheelchair or who has difficulty walking because of that curb. He also spoke of pedestrian safety with parking spaces across from the stores on Trade Street.