Asheville fees increase for 2009-1010 fiscal year

Whether you’re a an Asheville developer, a homeowner using water or dead and looking to be buried in Riverside Cemetery, the cost of living in Asheville is going up.

Wednesday, July 1, starts the new fiscal year for local government. After facing an initial budget shortfall of more than $5 million, Asheville City Council put together a spending plan that holds the line on property taxes while maintaining core services. How did City Council do it? In general, council’s strategy was to cut some city positions, put off spending on capital projects, freeze city workers’ salaries, slash over-time spending and raise fees.

Click here to download a PDF of the fee changes.

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