Buncombe Commissioners: The roads less traveled ***UPDATE***

At this evening’s meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners passed all of the resolutions discussed below unanimously.

The original post:

Today’s meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will include a public hearing on the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s secondary roads construction program. The N.C. DOT’s proposal calls for paving 2.3 miles of unpaved roads in Buncombe County, including stretches of Roberts Cove Road, Ferry Road and Laurel Road. The road improvements would cost $1.77 million, according to DOT estimates.

In other business, the board will consider a resolution authorizing the purchase of a parcel of land and a radio tower at 194 Busbee Mountain Road. The county is considering using the tower as a VHF radio transmission site for law enforcement, ambulances and public safety.

Also on the agenda is a proclamation that would designate May as “Older Americans’ Month.” The proclamation is designed to honor the approximately 39,000 residents of Buncombe County who are 60 years old or older.

The board also plans to welcome a delegation from Osogbo, Nigeria, one of Asheville’s Sister Cities.

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