Buncombe Commissioners preview: take two ***UPDATED***

***UPDATE: The rezoning requests mentioned below have been removed from the evening’s agenda.****

One of the winter’s many snow events caused the cancellation of the March 2 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting, so they will be taking that agenda up the Tuesday.

Here’s what Xpress wrote about the original meeting:

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.

At this weeks’ meeting, the board will also take up several rezoning requests, which continue to trickle in after the county’s reinstating of zoning last December. Applicants for rezoning include the Billy Graham Evangelic Association and BB&T.

The board will meet at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, 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.


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