The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will likely make short work of its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, May 3. There are no public hearings or new-business agenda items, and the bulk of the heavy lifting will be announcing four proclamations. However, one item of note on the consent agenda is a resolution to begin accepting bids for the sale of a 2.08-acre parcel owned by the county. The county’s website states its 2015 assessment value is $938,400, but the board’s proposed resolution indicates a recent appraisal value of $915,000, a figure Kathy Hughes, the county’s Clerk to the Board, says is from a private appraisal. Hughes says difference is likely due to different dates and appraising methodologies. The land is located at 32 Compton Drive, off New Leicester Highway in West Asheville, and is the former site of the Buncombe County Community Child Care Center. The property includes an 8,301 square-foot building. The sale of the land could help shore up a projected budget shortfall. The resolution is on the consent agenda and will not have discussion unless it is pulled for comment.
Proclamations include the following:
Commissioners are also set to make the following board appointments:
• WNC Air Quality Board (1 reappointment), Vonna Cloninger
• Barnardsville Fire Department Relief Fund (1 reappointment), Jeff Austin
After the May 3 meeting, the Board of Commissioners is not scheduled to meet again until Tuesday, May 31. The agenda can be seen here.