The case of the contaminated former CTS facility in Mills Gap has taken a new twist, as Buncombe County last week responded to the property owner’s appeal of its move to demolish the derelict plant building. The county provided property owner Mills Gap Road Associates with a list of measures needed to prevent demolition as scheduled.
As Mills Gap residents looked on, an attorney representing the current owner of the former CTS of Asheville plant appealed to local government officials, asking them not to move forward with their plan to demolish the derelict plant building. Attorney Billy Clarke, representing Mills Gap Road Associates, told the presiding officials — County attorneys Kurt Euler and Michael Frue, and County Building Inspector Matt Stone — that the owners want to stabilize the building instead.
With rumors flying about local governments’ closed sessions on economic development (a New Belgium brewery?), government incentives for private business are once again in the news. Whether they’re spat on as “corporate welfare” or lauded as “job creation,” they remain controversial as ever.
Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Sept. 13, 2011 meeting CTS building condemned, demolition planned Grants sought for Mountain Mobility Buncombe County is working to cut energy costs, lower carbon emissions and preserve farmland, various staffers told the Board of Commissioners Sept. 13 in a series of reports on current environmental initiatives. Assistant County Manager Jon […]
Here’s a list of actions taken at the Sept. 13 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
Environmental initiatives top the agenda for Buncombe County Commissioners in today’s Sept. 13 meeting. Follow Xpress reporter on Twitter (@jakefrankel or #bcgov) for live dispatches.
During their Sept. 13 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will be presented with several reports on its environmental initiatives. The Commissioners will also hold a public hearing on a Rural Operating Assistance Program application.
A-B Tech administrators, teachers and students joined with community leaders Sept. 12 to launch “Jobs for the Future,” a campaign on behalf of a 0.25 percent sales-tax increase to fund capital improvements at the school. Photos by Jerry Nelson
Jobs numbers worsened across the state in July, according to data from the state’s Employment Security Commission, and the Asheville area was no exception, losing a total of 2,900 jobs, mostly from the public sector. While unemployment in the area declined slightly, combined with the net job losses, this indicates some unemployed have stopped looking for work.
Here’s a list of actions taken at the Aug. 16 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
At this afternoon’s Aug. 16 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider steps to support the construction of a new overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and hold a referendum on a 0.25 percent sales-tax increase. The meeting (and our live Twitter coverage) begins around 4:30 p.m.
At its Aug. 16 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider steps to support the construction of a new overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and hold a referendum on a 0.25 percent sales-tax increase.
Even though the election is more than 14 months away, the first Republican challenger officially started the race for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners this week. Candler resident David King filed with the Board of Elections Aug. 10 to open a campaign committee.
Buncombe County has more home schools per capita than any other county in the North Carolina, according to new data released by the N.C. Division of Non-Public Education and the Dept. of Administration.
The Buncombe County commissioners unanimously approved a $10 million economic-incentives package for Linamar Corp. July 26, as part of an agreement with the Canadian auto-parts manufacturer announced last month.
Leaders from Asheville and Buncombe County governments and a host of nonprofit organizations gathered at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning, July 28, for the Land-Of-Sky Regional Council’s unveiling of the 2011 Chevy Volt, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, which General Motors boasts has lower emissions and is less expensive to operate than a regular hybrid vehicle, such as the Toyota Prius. Xpress’ environmental reporter Susan Andrew was invited to take the Volt for a spin.
The first Republican-controlled General Assembly in 140 years ratified controversial voter districts July 28 that split Asheville and Buncombe County in ways that are likely to benefit GOP candidates.
In response to requests by neighbors and with the approval of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Buncombe County is moving to demolish the contaminated former CTS of Asheville plant on Mills Gap Road.
Photo courtesy of EPA.
Follow our Xpress live coverage of the July 26 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting here beginning around 5 p.m.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is expected July 26 to approve a large real-estate sale to Linamar Corp. as part of an economic incentives package aimed at ensuring the Canadian-based auto-parts manufacturer fulfills its plans to operate in Buncombe County.