Mayor on Duty

My heart almost stopped when Josh Ward told me that the public hearing concerning STR amendments had not been properly advertised as a legal notice in the Highlander.  That oversight invalidated the subsequent actions of […]

Mayor on Duty

I attended the recent broadband meeting that Senator Corbin and Representative Gillespie hosted two weeks ago. There was a strong turnout of people throughout Western Carolina where broadband accessibility is a vital issue. Just in […]

Mayor on Duty

I want to thank everyone for a very successful and civil public hearing last Thursday night that addressed the Highlands Planning Board’s recommendations concerning short term rental amendments to the UDO.  Over thirty people spoke […]

Mayor on Duty

This afternoon the public hearing concerning the Highlands Planning Board STR recommendations will begin at 5 p.m. at the Highlands Community Center. A signup list will be at the door for folks wishing to speak. […]

Mayor on Duty

On Monday night, the Highlands Planning Board completed a review of the draft proposal for amending town ordinances related to short-term rentals. Their recommendations have now been sent to the Highlands Town Board for review. […]

Mayor on Duty

Saturday will be the 20th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers, September 11, 2001. Hope everyone will take a moment as we usher in a beautiful fall weekend to and remember those innocent […]