Asheville City Council meeting preview: Tuesday, July 24

At its meeting tonight, City Council will take up a host of issues, most notably annexation.

The city has identified three areas for inclusion into city limits: the Biltmore Lake area, the Sardis Road area and the Schenck Gateway area. Residents in those areas have already had a chance to receive information from various city departments about the implications of the proposed annexations. Tonight they’ll get a chance to let Council know how they feel about the possibility of becoming city residents.

Also at the meeting, Council will consider, among other things, an ordinance adopting 2007/2008 amendments to the city’s fees and charges; a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an agreement with the Asheville Design Center in the amount not to exceed $70,000 to perform further engineering analysis of Alternate B for the proposed I-26 bridge; and, a report from Police Chief William Hogan regarding the city’s ability to address illegal immigration.

For a complete agenda and all the supporting documents, go to the Council’s agenda page. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 in Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall.

Hal L. Millard, staff writer

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