News briefs

Published 5:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017

Landrum approves second/final reading of comprehensive plan

The City of Landrum has a new comprehensive plan after approving the second and final reading during its Aug. 8 meeting. The document is 18 pages long and will guide the city for the next 10 years. Mayor Bob Briggs thanked everyone who worked on the document and said the city is going to make a brochure to hand out to newcomers to the city. The comprehensive plan can be found on the city’s website at

Saluda to start tree trimming soon

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Saluda City Council met Monday, June 14 and heard from city manager Jonathan Cannon that employees will begin enforcement of the tree trimming ordinance soon. Cannon said there are currently 29 bills unpaid for approximately $8,000 and those will be turned over to a law firm for collection from last year’s tree trimming. The 2017 tree trimming will begin this month, with bills going out to residents who do not comply for $275 each. Cannon said the city will start photographing properties in the next couple of weeks, so properties will not be trimmed until likely the end of September/early October.

Saluda grants parks committee $5k

Saluda City Council agreed this week to grant its parks committee $5,000 to begin phase I of McCreery Park upgrades. The upgrades will include a new swing set, landscaping and a handicap ramp. The parks committee has raised $5,000, been given $5,000 from a resident and asked for another $5,000, to have a total of $15,000. The committee is also planning to apply for a N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant (PARTF) for the park and plans to send out surveys to all property owners in order to get awarded. The grant is due next May so the city approved moving forward with the survey.

Saluda sets two public hearings for zoning amendments in Sept.

The City of Saluda will hold two separate public hearings during its Sept. 11 meeting. The first public hearing will be on a zoning amendment application to allow a dog kennel. The planning board recommended that kennels be allowed in the city’s C3 zoning district. The next public hearing will be on an application to allow nonprofits to place signs on city property. The planning board did not recommend allowing the change. The public hearings were scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11.