Asheville City Council preview: June 23 meeting

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

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10 thoughts on “Asheville City Council preview: June 23 meeting

  1. 51 Biltmore – this is where the Hot Dog King currently stands, correct?

    This is not the same McKibbon Hotel Group project that is being considered on Haywood Rd across from the Civic Center & the Basillica.

    Seems like McKibbon is getting some good ‘no-bid’ contracts on property around town.

  2. jeff turner

    the residents of asheville and buncombe county are the culture around here,,we dont need that rusty piece of scrap iron,its junk and always was,we the area should have never paid for that ridiculous looking piece of twisted warped metal,,you good folks can call it art,but it reminds me of the twisted wreckage of the twin towers,,to many bad memories,,…quit wasting money on junk,you counsils and commissioners are supposed to be better stewards of the tax dollars,,

  3. Gordon Smith

    Ten bonus points, Brian, if you’ll start linking to the agenda in your City Council previews. Saves me two clicks! 8-)

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  5. jeff turner

    so mckibbons came down here and stirred up the hornets nest and they didnt even have the money to build the building,,what a bunch of crap,,more contractors that dont have enough clout to get started,,just drop it altogether,,,if you have to wait on investors ,,you should have never came here,,we have had way to many contractors doing it half way before,,you dont come here and cause our lives to be disrupted for youregotistical pipe dreams,,,,just go away mckibbons,just go away

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