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Blowing Rock’s Annual State of the Town Event Thursday, Learn About Ongoing, Future Projects

State of Town flyer - Click to enlarge
State of Town flyer – Click to enlarge

Aug. 14, 2014. The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual State of the Town event on Thursday, Aug. 14, to learn about a number of ongoing projects and future plans in Blowing Rock.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the Community Room in the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. It’s open to residents of Blowing Rock and chamber members, according to a release.

“N.C. Department of Transportation officials will update attendees on the status of the U.S. 321 widening project and field questions from the audience,” a release states.

In addition to the widening project update, staff with the town will also review current activities and future plans for projects within the town.

Town Manager Scott Fogleman will present information regarding the planned bond referendum and will field questions on the topic. The bond referendum is planned to be on the ballot in November and fund infrastructure projects in the town for a total of $13 million.

Voters will have the chance to approve $9 million for streets; $1 million for parks; $2 million for water projects; and $1 million for sewer. For more information on the referendum, read this article published by HCPress.com on Tuesday.

Other topics to be discussed are the 2014 Comprehensive Plan that was adopted in July, the town gateway project and more.

The event is a collaboration between the Blowing Rock Chamber, Town of Blowing Rock’s Community and Government Committee.