Esther Manheimer, Gordon Smith and Cecil Bothwell were all sworn in on Dec. 8, but Tuesday’s meeting will be the first opportunity for those three to take official action as Council members.
The last agenda of the year contains several reports from staff, including an H1N1 preparedness update and an Economic Stimulus Package brief.
But Council members will also vote on whether to greenlight a $1.83 million recreation center at Livingston Street and a $405,000 rebuild for a backwash lagoon for the water-treatment plant on Bee Tree Road. According to a staff report, that facility was determined by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources to be in a state of disrepair, and failing to upgrade it by the end of the fiscal year could mean fines for the city.
Asheville City Council meets at 5 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall. Click here for the complete agenda.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer