Follow live Twitter coverage of the Oct. 18 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting here.
In a letter dated September 13, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency has demanded payment of $6.5 million dollars to cover costs already incurred in its efforts to deal with contaminated ground water and soils near the former CTS of Asheville plant, located on Mills Gap Road in South Asheville. Meanwhile, Buncombe County Commissioners have postponed until November 1 their consideration of a decision to demolish the derelict building at taxpayer expense. Photo: Officials from EPA’s Superfund Branch stand at the gate to the CTS property during a recent sampling trip. Photo by Susan Andrew.
At its August 2 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved a measure that paves the way for Enka High School to install solar panels on its roof. The move means that Enka can move forward with plans to install both photovoltaic and solar water heating systems on the roof beginning in September.
Follow live Twitter coverage of tonight’s Buncombe County Commissioners meeting here beginning at 4:30 p.m.
At its meeting tonight the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is will consider a measure that would pave the way for Enka High School to install solar panels on its roof. Also at tonight’s meeting, Comissioners will hear the county’s annual Tax Settlement Report.
Standing in that room, surrounded by angry local government officials, I realized that the dividing line — or lack thereof — between state and local power would remain an issue for years to come. It still is.
Buncombe County Board of Commissioners June 21, 2001 meeting $303 million budget approved Emma Elementary gets sidewalk New rules triggered by the “Great Wall of Reynolds” aim to improve the safety and appearance of large retaining walls. The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the rules at their June 21 meeting. The changes had […]
Here’s a list of actions taken at the June 7 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
At their May 17 session, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners heard a report from County Manager Wanda Greene on the fiscal year 2011-2012 budget. Green estimates the budget at almost $303 million, a 1.7 percent increase over last fiscal year. No tax increases are in this year’s budget
Despite slow growth and state cuts, the Buncombe County budget won’t call for any tax increases. The budget is the top agenda item for commissioners’ Tuesday, May 17, meeting.
The board passed a zoning ordinance that could allow more asphalt plants to be built in the area and voted to allocate over a million dollars to fund land conservation easements.
At its April 19 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider a zoning ordinance that could allow more asphalt plants to be built in the area.
The WNC Community Media Center will shut down operations April 30 unless additional funding is immediately forthcoming, according to a press release from the local private 501 (c)(3) Arts Service Organization, which manages URTV, the public access cable channel for Buncombe County and the City of Asheville.
At this evening’s Feb. 15 meeting, the members of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to give themselves a pay cut.
Here’s a summary of this evening’s Jan. 4 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners met yesterday, Dec. 14, for a full day of brainstorming sessions on a wide variety of issues, including health care reform, a new marketing campaign, land-use regulations, a proposal to fund improvements at A-B Tech with a sales tax hike, and more. Here’s a few of the highlights.
At their Oct. 26 meeting, Buncombe County’s Board of Commissioners voted to allocate $1.2 million in state education-lottery funds to help pay teacher salaries. In other actions…
Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Oct. 5 meeting Public hearing on state community-assistance grant Oct. 30 named Kids Voting Day After years of controversy and delays, the Buncombe County commissioners unanimously approved tougher regulations governing steep-slope development at their Oct. 5 session. Supporters said the new zoning ordinances will help preserve mountain views and reduce […]
On Tuesday, Oct. 5, Buncombe County’s Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 to enact stricter steep-slope regulations for development. For details from Xpress reporter Jake Frankel’s live coverage via Twitter, read more.