Asheville City Council preview: golf and water lines

At its meeting tonight, September 25, Asheville City Council will consider extending city water to residents living near the contaminated former CTS of Asheville site and authorizing a deal for a private company to manage the municipal golf course, among other matters.

The extension of city water — long demanded by residents in the area who fear spreading groundwater contamination — is part of a deal with Buncombe County. The county is pursuing a $3 million loan from the state, while the city is waiving all permit and application fees for setting up the lines.

Council will also vote on a deal for Pope Golf to take over operation of the municipal golf course for seven years. On Aug. 28, Council approved a resolution allowing city staff to work out the details of such a deal, and now those terms are back for final approval.

Also on the agenda are approval of signs for a subdivision on Lyman Street, as well as reports on the 10-year Plan to End Homelessness, the Tree Commission, and the ABC Board.

Asheville City Council’s Sept. 25 meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in Council’s chambers on the second floor of City Hall.


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