The Public Works Office provides common community services for Lake Junaluska Assembly. Our office oversees property sales and new construction, water distribution and sewer service, solid waste disposal, street maintenance, and security. Assembly Public Works has an annual budget of approximately $ 1.7 million. There are no apportioned funds used to support Assembly Public Works.
We offer several convenient payment options for utility bills:
1. Automated Bank Draft- To set up this payment option, simply provide us with a voided check. The amount of your utility bill will be automatically deducted from your checking or savings account around the 10th of every month. You will still recieve your bill in the mail prior to the draft date.
2. Online Bill Pay- This payment method allows residents to setup a profile and link to their utility account so payments can be made online with a credit or debit card. Users can also access their account summary, billing history, and monthly water usage. To setup an account, visit the Online Bill Payment site and refer to this helpful ONBP setup instruction guide.
3. Payment by Phone- Payment can be taken over the phone using a credit or debit card by calling the Public Works Office at (828) 452-5911 on Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-4:30 pm. We are closed for lunch between noon and 1pm. UPDATE: The AUTOMATED payment by phone system is no longer available.
4. Check Payment by Mail- Checks can be mailed to the following address: PO Box 339, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745. Please be sure to include the bottom half of your bill, or write your account number on the memo line to ensure the payment is applied to the correct account. NOTE: Please do not use colored inks when writing or signing checks.
5. In-Office Payment- Payments can be made in person at the Public Works Office, located at 19 Sleepy Hollow Drive, near the intersection of County Road. We can accept checks or credit card payments during our normal business hours, and offer a mailbox for after-hours check payments.
PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Service Charges payments can only be taken by check or credit card (by phone or in person).
If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the Public Works Office at (828) 452-5911.
Bills are issued during the first week of every month for water, sewer, solid waste, and fire protection. The residential minimum is $62.66. Late charges of 1% per month are accessed for delinquent account. To start or end service at your residence, please contact our office for an application.
An annual service charge is assessed for each propery in the community, based on the property's tax value as established by the Haywood County Tax Assessor’s Office. The annual operating budget of Assembly Public Works determines the millage rate for service charges. The budget and millage rate are approved by LJA Board of Directors, and charges provide almost half of Assembly Public Works’ annual revenue. Service charge bills are issued in the month of December for that year and are due by the end of February the following year. The millage rate issued in December 2016 was $0.3525 per $100.00 of real property value.
The Assembly purchases its water and sewage treatment from the Town of Waynesville. Assembly Public Works owns and maintains all water/sewer lines in the community, the pump stations, and reservoir. The Department conducts regular water tests and publishes an annual Water Quality Report, as required by the State of North Carolina. Each home and facility is metered and billed monthly. Assembly Public Works provides year-round, 24-hour on-call water/sewer service.
The Street Department of Assembly Public Works maintains approximately seventeen miles of paved roads, the storm drainage system, and signage. Streetlights are financed through the Street Department budget. Most of the roads on the Assembly grounds are private roads owned by Lake Junaluska Assembly. The exceptions are Golf Course Road, County Road, and Highway 19, which are maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. A few private roads are maintained by their owners. The Street Department also provides snow and ice removal.
The Solid Waste Department is responsible for the collection of trash throughout the community. General household garbage and recycling is collected by our contractor, Consolidated Waste Services (CWS), on a weekly basis. Other items, such as bulk trash, brush, and leaves are collected by APW staff. Please visit the Garbage and Recycling Information page for more information about these services.
Assembly Public Works provides 24-hour police protection for the entire Assembly grounds, 365 days per year. Our officers may be reached for non-emergencies by contacting the Public Works Office at (828) 452-5911 during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 7:30 am - noon, 1 pm- 4:30 pm. After hours or on weekends, please contact Haywood County Dispatch at (828) 452-6666. For emergencies, please call 911. For more information, please visit the Security page.
All deeds associated with Assembly property contain certain covenants and restrictions that give the LJA Board of Directors the right to enforce regulations and the right of first refusal on all property sales. The current Rules and Regulations were affirmed in November of 1996. We request a copy of the property sales contract and signature of the current Rules and Regulations. Certain subdivisions (Aldersgate, Hickory Hills, Lakemont condos, and Tri-Vista Condos) require signature on more specific agreements. Letters waiving the right of first refusal and detailing any outstanding fees must be requested from the Assembly Public Works Office prior to property closing. For more detailed information on the Covenants in our deeds or our Rules and Regulations, please go to Rules and Regulation.
All construction and renovation on the Assembly grounds are subject to the building codes of North Carolina as enforced by the Haywood County Building Inspection Office. Notice to Proceed documentation must be acquired from Assembly Public Works prior to the issuance of a building permit by Haywood County. The Notice to Proceed document spells out restrictions unique to the Assembly, documents fee agreements, and plan approval. Normal fees include impact fees (based on $0.20 per sq. ft. of heated space, $0.15 per sq.ft. of unheated covered space, and $0.10 per sq. ft. of uncovered space), water tap fees ($600.00) and sewer tap fees ($650.00), and potential damage or hookup cost to our roads, curbs, or storm drains.
In the past, the Public Works office was responsible for the assignment and maintenance of the cluster mailboxes that are found in some areas of the community. However, the management and service to these mailboxes is now soley maintained by the Waynesville Post Office, located at 523 S. Haywood Street in downtown Waynesville. To receive a new box or request maintenace of an existing box, please contact the post office directly either in-person or by phone at (828) 456-9445.
Physical address: 19 Sleepy Hollow Drive, Waynesville, NC 28785
Mailing Address: PO Box 339, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745
Office Phone: (828) 452-5911
After-hours On-Call: (828) 452-6666
Office Fax: (828) 452-5912
Main Email: firstname.lastname@example.org