Buncombe Commissioners preview: animal instinct

The Life Safety Tower, a renovation to the Buncombe County Courthouse that will extend a secure elevator into the top floors of the building and allow for more courtroom space is back before Buncombe Commissioners on March 2. On the evening’s agenda is an item that allows for contract negotiation for a Construction Manger At-Risk for the project. Such managers are typically brought on to keep a project within a certain cost and time frame and to keep county officials apprised of the progress. According to County documents, American South General Contractors and Turner Construction Company seem to be set to perform those duties during the tower’s construction.

Commissioners will also consider changes to the County Animal Ordinance that assistant County Attorney Michael Frue says are intended to both clear up the appeals process in animal cases and to allow animal officers more latitude in conditions they give to owners of problem dogs. “It gives them the ability to apply restrictions short of a declaration of a dangerous animal,” such as requiring a fence for problem dogs, Frue tells Xpress.

The board will meet at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in the commissioner’s chambers, located at 30 Valley St. A short pre-meeting review of the agenda will begin at 4:15 p.m.

— Brian Postelle, staff writer


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  1. Tony Camby

    I am a third generation fence builder, and I have built every kind of fence there is known to man from Asheville to Florida. I can only tell you that there is only one type of fence that will insure the safety of the people, especially small kids, and small pets,etc….I can ensure the safety of them and the safety of the citizen’s of Asheville. A Six-foot Board on Board fence, either top rail straight , or contour with the ground. This will ensure that the dogs cannot see through the fence, and people cannot stick there hands through the fence especially children trying to pet these mad dogs and all it takes is a finger and a dog can make a bad day for that person in a hurry, plus it protects the dogs, and homeowners, in this case everyone come’s out happy. The gate’s would have to have a magna -latch on them at least 48-54inche’s from the ground so a child could not open the gate. This board on board is the best idea and if anyone is interested on the sshematic’s let me no. One more thing after the fence is built u put chicken wire 12-18inches flat on the ground drive small little stakes to make it look nice cover it up with dirt and sow it with grass that way the dogs cannot dig there way out. Let me no if you are interested in the perfect fence to make everyone safe and happy. My credentials are the best!

    Tony Camby, I’m sure you hard of my last name!

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