Buncombe Commissioners preview: Dropouts, animal euthanasia and stimulus cash

At their April 7 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will hear a number of updates, including those on the high-school dropout rate and where the county stands on receiving a share of the federal stimulus cash. The board may also vote to endorse the proposed state Humane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters act (HB 6; companion bill SB 199).

The proposed act would ban using carbon monoxide gas chambers to euthanize animals in shelters.

The board will also consider transferring $560,000 from the county’s general fund to the school system to repair the roof at North Ridge Intermediate School.

The commissioners will meet on Tuesday, April 7 at 4:30 p.m. at 30 Valley St. A short pre-meeting review of the agenda items starts at 4:15 p.m.

—David Forbes, staff writer

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