The big news this month is that we now have municipal water in Junaluska Highlands! After over a year, petitioning JSD (Junaluska Sanitary District) to become part of the JSD service area, working with JSD on the transition from our community well to municipally supplied water, waiting for the construction of the pipeline from route 209 into Avalon, the cut over finally took place earlier this month. We now enjoy a clean, reliable source of water from the Waynesville reservoir, which is among the best water in western North Carolina. Additionally, all water sources in Haywood County, including the Waynesville reservoir, originate in Haywood County and are not subject to interference or control by outside influences. While our community well system served its purpose adequately, municipal water supplied by JSD is a better quality water and certainly more reliable. The providing of water by JSD should also enhance all property values within JH.
The Board continues to monitor the situation regarding the Montrose Lane landslide that took place earlier this year from the torrential rains. Repairs have been made to the shoulders to stabilize the banks and provide better drainage away from the slide site in an attempt to maintain the integrity of the road bed. This expense was paid by Association reserve funds. If additional repairs become necessary, the Board will decide on a course of action that ensures safety of this area and will determine how this cost should be borne.
We would like to welcome David and Jan Vittum to Junaluska Highlands. David and Jan are now the proud owners of the home on lot 45 at 107 Fincher Mountain Road and hope to be moving soon from their Atlanta area home to become full time residents. Both recently retired, Jan from public education and David from the internet banking industry, they have two grown children and enjoy hiking and tennis.
That’s all for now. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving. We all have so very much to be thankful for.