It seems that GOP Rep. Michelle Presnell (R-Yancey) is blocking Waynesville's friendly annexation of the Lake Junaluska assembly grounds.
Waynesville Town leaders and leaders and residents of the Lake Junaluska Methodist Assembly have been negotiating for a couple of years now about a merger in the form of annexing Lake Junaluska by the Town of Waynesville. There have been public meetings, straw polls, and negotiations ongoing, and finally the parties put together a proposal to the General Assembly through Rep. Joe Sam Queen (D-Haywood) and Sen. Jim Davis (R-Macon). S290 has already unanimously passed the Senate, but the companion House bill 306 is stuck in the Committee on Government, apparently awaiting clearance from Ms. Presnell. Her House district includes parts of Haywood County, but no parts of either the Town of Waynesville or the proposed annexation are in her district.
Apparently Ms. Presnell is holding up this non-controversial annexation because she can.