Asheville City Council preview: signs and towers

At its meeting tomorrow, Sept. 14, Asheville City Council will consider allowing cellphone towers in residential areas, and receive an update on the infamous peeling signs.

A revision to Asheville’s rules about cell phone towers to “to be more consistent with changes in the federal and state laws” would allow them in residentially zoned areas on private property (previously, the city’s ordinance only allowed them on public property in residentially zoned areas), though not any that’s currently used for housing. That item’s immediately followed on the agenda by a vote on an 80’ cellphone tower at 415 Beaverdam Rd., a site currently used for lawn and cemetery purposes.

Council will also receive an update over peeling wayfinding signs that have sparked a legal battle, considering spending $38,750 on a water rates and fees study and discuss the use of energy efficiency and conservation block grants.

The meeting begins at 5 p.m., Sept. 14 in Council’s chambers on the second floor of City Hall.

— David Forbes, senior news reporter


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