Buncombe Commissioners preview: 911 agreement on the agenda

At its meeting tomorrow, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will vote on an agreement between the county and the city of Asheville to consolidate their 911 services. Also on the agenda: the results of a community child-care study and an update on mental-health legislation.

The final agreement to consolidate 911 services is the culmination of a process begun in 2003. Earlier this year, a $2.1 million consolidated call center opened, but the city and county still disagreed over the finer points of the service (such as the definition of “console”). This agreement finalizes the arrangement and sets up an advisory board to oversee the service.

The board will also vote on a resolution expressing its support of Black Mountain Mobility and hear the results of the county child-care study, as well as receive an update from county staff on mental-health legislation.

The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, in the commissioners’ chambers at 30 Valley St. A short pre-meeting review of the agenda begins at 4:15.

— David Forbes, staff writer


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.