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Blowing Rock Town Council Holds Two Public Hearing at July Meeting Next Tuesday, See Agenda and Notes Here

By Jesse Wood

July 4, 2014. The Blowing Rock Town Council July meeting takes place on Tuesday, July 8. The light agenda features two public hearings. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in Town Hall.

One of the public hearings is about the proposed “Mountainleaf” development, a 112-room hotel and condominium project near downtown Blowing Rock, and the second public hearings regards the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan. Click the previous links to read stories on those topics.

Peruse the entire agenda below:

Town of Blowing Rock Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting

1036 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC

July 8, 2014

5:30 p.m.


Mayor J.B. Lawrence 


Highway 321 Valley Boulevard Construction Update

Speaker:  Kipp Turner, Maymead Construction – Kipp Turner will not be available for the July 8 meeting.  Kevin Rothrock, Planning Director for the Town of Blowing Rock will read updates provided prior to the meeting by Mr. Turner.


June 10, 2014 Regular Council Meeting

June 25, 2014 Summer Retreat Council Meeting

These minutes are currently being finalized and will be linked to the agenda by 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 7.


Speaker:  Scott Fogleman, Town Manager

This section of the agenda is for those items deemed non-controversial and necessary in conducting regular municipal operations.  A single vote may be taken for the approval of all consent agenda items. Any items pulled from the consent agenda will be discussed separately by Council.   

  1.      Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Tax Settlement Report and Order to Collect Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Taxes

Speaker: Nicole Norman, Finance Officer

Consideration of the Tax Collector 2013 Settlement Report and approval of an Order of the Town Board for the collection of 2014 taxes representing revenues for fiscal year 2014-2015.

  1.      Consideration of Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Event Dates for Calendar Year 2015

Speaker:  Scott Fogleman, Town Manager

The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce has identified and is officially requesting approval for the series of events they are planning for calendar year 2015.

PUBLIC HEARINGS (discussion of each item will take place following each respective public hearing)

  1.      Comprehensive Plan Adoption

Speaker:  Kevin Rothrock, Planning Director

The update of the Comprehensive Plan has been completed and approved by the Planning Board and is being forwarded to the Town Council for consideration and adoption following the public hearing.

  1.      Conditional Use Permit – Mountainleaf

Speaker: Kevin Rothrock, Planning Director

Catellus Group, LLC is requesting a conditional use permit to construct a mixed-use project on a 7.359 acre parcel located on the corner of Main Street and Hill Street.  The applicant is proposing to build a 112-room hotel with conference space, spa, and restaurant, an additional restaurant, up to 26,000 square feet of retail space, twenty (20) condominiums, and related parking spaces. The subject property zoned CB, Central Business is located in the WS-IV-PA water supply watershed.  The property is further identified by Watauga County PINs 2817-08-4673-000 and 2817-08-9806-000.  The Planning Board has forwarded the CUP along with conditions for Town Council consideration following the public hearing.


Prior to the meeting, anyone wishing to speak shall complete an index card supplied by the Town Clerk, on which they will provide their name, address, telephone number and the topic they wish to address. In deference to all who wish to speak, each speaker will be asked to limit his or her comments to no more than three (3) minutes.


Executive session will be called.