At an early meeting with only five of its usual seven members, Asheville City Council approved increases in water, trash and parking fees, among others.
Fee increases for trash, water, parking, and more are on the agenda at Asheville City Council’s March 26 meeting, held earlier than usual at 2:30 p.m. Follow live Twitter updates.
With final approval of the downtown Asheville Business Improvement District pushed back to April 9, and with an early meeting with two members absent, on March 26 Asheville City Council will set fees and charges for the coming year. Increased parking, water, and garbage fees are on the agenda.
Some substantial revisions to the city’s fees are front and center at the April 12 Asheville City Council meeting. A change to water rates would raise costs for business and large customers while leaving the residential rates unchanged.
At this evening’s meeting, Asheville City Council voted to raise various construction, planning and transit fees, as well as water fees; decided what to ask our local delegation what to push for in Raleigh; heard a Civic Center report; and held off deciding whether to support a League of Municipalities effort to release local governments from having to bargain collectively with unions.