It’s almost time for the city’s Chief Financial Officer Ben Durant to take his vacation. After months of discussion and tweaking, Asheville’s budget for fiscal year 2009/10 is set for a vote at Tuesday’s meeting.
City Council will also consider a joint agreement with Buncombe County to relocate the Energy Loop sculpture to the plaza of the county’s College Street parking deck.
On the development front, Council may approve a six-month extension for an agreement with McKibbon Hotel Group on the 51 Biltmore project. According to a staff report, the developer is still awaiting funding because of the economic slump. The city is planning to partner with McKibbon for a 410-space parking deck associated with the project.
And Council will vote on adopting a municipal strategic sustainability plan, but according to the staff report, budget woes may mean implementation of some steps may be delayed.
Asheville City Council meets Tuesday at 5 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall. Click here for the complete agenda.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer