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Two village leaders would delay new park entrance

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FLAT ROCK — Concerned about escalating construction costs and unknown operating costs, two members of the Flat Rock Village Council have suggested a moratorium on new spending and a second look at whether a new entrance is needed at a price of almost $1 million.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Flat Rock News

Park at Flat Rock opens

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FLAT ROCK — So far use of the Park at Flat Rock has been light, with a few walkers and dogs sighted since the park opened on Friday, Dec. 13.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Village Council | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee | Park at Flat Rock

Flat Rock News

Village at odds over park priorities

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FLAT ROCK — One day before the Flat Rock takes possession of its new 67-acre park land, the Village Council decided that it needed to hold a workshop to order priorities for park development.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Highland Lake Golf Course | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Henderson County News

Council OKs first phase of Park at Flat Rock

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FLAT ROCK — A new entrance from Highland Lake Road, restrooms and a sheltered picnic pavilion are among the first improvements residents will see at the new Park at Flat Rock.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Flat Rock wins $475,000 grant for park purchase

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The Village of Flat Rock has won a $475,000 grant that will cover just under half the purchase price of the town's new  park.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Highland Lake Golf Course | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Henderson County News

Flat Rock hopes for Round 2 funding for park

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FLAT ROCK — Although the Flat Rock Village Council missed state funding in May to help pay for the purchase of the Highland Lake Golf Course for a park, the village still has a shot at the money.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee | land conservation

Flat Rock News

Village budget allocates $824,000 for work on park

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FLAT ROCK — The Village of Flat Rock plans to spend up to $1.3 million in its upcoming fiscal year to buy and begin development of its new park. It won't raise taxes to do it.   Read Story »

Tags: Village of Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Highland Lake Golf Course | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Flat Rock News

Flat Rock to buy golf course land for $1.15 million

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FLAT ROCK — The Flat Rock Village Council has agreed to buy the Highland Lake Golf Club property for $1.15 million in a sale that is expected to close by June 30.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Village Council | Highland Lake Golf Course | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Flat Rock News

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: Village can make park work

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Some people said yippee and others said oh no when the Flat Rock Village Council voted last week to buy the Highland Lake golf course and develop it as a park.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Village Council | Highland Lake Golf Course | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee | Lightning editorials

Flat Rock News

VILLAGE COUNCIL SAYS YES TO PARK

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FLAT ROCK — The Flat Rock Village Council voted unanimously Thursday morning to move forward with negotiations to buy Highland Lake Golf Course and develop it as a passive park.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Flat Rock sets Monday night meeting for park comments

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FLAT ROCK — The Flat Rock Village Council will hold a special meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Village Hall Assembly Room to obtain public input on the village's proposed purchase of the Highland Lake Golf Course for development as a municipal park primarily for passive recreational uses.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Park opponents urge Village referendum

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FLAT ROCK — For the first time since it has been publicly debated, a proposed Flat Rock park received a mostly thumbs down from residents who feared the result will be a longterm financial burden and a property tax increase to cover operating and maintenance cost.   Read Story »

Tags: Village of Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Highland Lake Golf Course | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Flat Rock News

Village Council meets on park today

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Flat Rock News

Flat Rock park opponent makes his case

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Here are excerpts from a 1,623-word letter by Flat Rock resident Bob Demartini raising questions about the proposed Highland Lake Park.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Village Council | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee | Bob Demartini

Flat Rock News

Village Council wants details on yearly park cost

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FLAT ROCK — The Flat Rock Village Council, in its first public discussion reacting to a proposed park at the Highland Lake Golf Course property, indicated conditional support of the idea while raising questions about the yearly maintenance cost.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

Hospitals cool to park sponsorship pitch

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FLAT ROCK — The Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee is looking at grants and fundraising to help pay for the acquisition of the land for the park and for improvements.   Read Story »

Tags: Village of Flat Rock | Flat Rock Village Council | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Flat Rock News

Park panel makes appeal for endorsements

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FLAT ROCK — Representatives of Flat Rock homeowners associations and other organizations heard about plans for a proposed Highland Lake Park and took back information to their boards for possible endorsements.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Village Council | Highland Lake Golf Course | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee

Flat Rock News

Highland Lake park cost rises to $2.5 million

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FLAT ROCK — The projected cost to buy the land and develop a proposed Highland Lake Park rose to $2.5 million as an advisory panel began to fix rough cost estimates on its recommended improvements.   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

PARK GLANCE: Proposed Highland Lake Park

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Highland Lake Park (proposed)   Read Story »

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Flat Rock News

This way to the egress, park advisers say

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FLAT ROCK — An advisory group exploring options for a proposed Highland Lake Park wants a new entrance that would divert traffic from the current entrance to the golf course.   Read Story »

Tags: Flat Rock Village Council | recreation | parks and recreation | Highland Lake Park Exploratory Committee