Town of Lake Lure, NC Lake Lure, NC, USA
Jan 01, 2022Full Time
Located in western North Carolina, the Town of Lake Lure sits in the heart of Hickory Nut Gorge, only 30 miles east of Asheville. The Rocky Broad River winds its way through a series of rapids down through Hickory Nut Gorge, and the crystal clear water flows through the valley that feeds Lake Lure. The Town encompasses 13.2 square miles, including the 720-acre lake with a large central body of deep water, three long bays, an island of seven acres, and many small bays and inlets with picturesque backgrounds of forest-clad hills and mountains. The Town has a permanent population of approximately 1,200, with an in-season population of over 12,000. The Town has become a destination for tourists worldwide with its 27 miles of lake shoreline, a beach area, marina, municipal golf course, community center, and visitor center. The Town has a Council-Manager form of government. The Council includes four Commissioners, elected every four years with staggered terms, and a Mayor who is elected every two years. The Council appoints the Town Manager, who oversees the administration of the day-to-day personnel and operational activities. The Town is a full-service community that provides police and fire protection, water and sewer service, solid waste, garbage/recycling collection, planning and zoning services, and recreational opportunities. The Town also owns and operates a dam and a hydroelectric plant which have extensive, comprehensive improvements underway. The Town has 38 employees and an approved FY2022 total budget of $10.8 million, including a General Fund of $8.7 million.