The county will vote on the $327.9 million budget, down from $339.3 million last year. The proposed budget includes $5.9 million in cuts to the county’s general fund — including 86 job positions — and keeps the county’s property tax rate at 52.5 cents per $100 of value.
Dirck Cruser‘s Energy Loop sculpture was Asheville’s first public art piece, installed between City/County plaza and Pack Place in 1983, but uprooted two years ago to make way for the Pack Square Park. The county has offered to place the sculpture in a spot next to its new parking deck at the Health Department property on 35 Woodfin Place. In May, Asheville’s Public Art Board endorsed the move.
The motion on the commissioners’ agenda would approve the move, pushing it over to county staff to negotiate the details and oversee the final details.
The board will meet at 4:30 p.m., June 22 at their chambers at 30 Valley St. A short pre-meeting will begin at 4:15 p.m.
—David Forbes, staff writer