At its Sept. 8 meeting, Asheville City Council will discuss options for offering contracts to local companies with regards to upcoming stimulus-package projects. The contract-bidding process is governed by state and federal law, but a city staff report suggests that there are resources to assist local companies in making the cut.
Also, two weeks after deciding to create four new early voting locations for the upcoming general election in November, Council will vote on the necessary $60,000 budget amendment to pay for the venues.
In other unfinished business, the Reid Center renovation, which took a financial hit with the recent loss of grant funding, is back on the table. Council will hear a presentation on the status of the project and consider whether to go back to the drawing board on the redesign.
And new language governing Council-appointed boards and commissions will be discussed, including a required oath of office for some board members and a provision that meetings meet open-meeting and notification rules. But it is unclear if the new regulations will apply to the URTV Board of Directors, to which Council is once again considering nominees. Council appoints two members to that board, a process that has been delayed since July.
Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall. Click here for the complete agenda.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer