The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will meet today beginning at 4:30 p.m. to consider a range of agenda items.
Buncombe County Health Department Director Dr. Vicki Ittel will update the board and the public on progress at the former CTS site south of Asheville, where residents are alarmed by the possible health risks of tricholorethylene and other industrial chemicals left behind.
As with the last several meetings, the board will hold public hearings on three requests for property rezoning and decide whether to support the opinion of county planning staff and the Buncombe County Planning Board on each request.
Sheriff Van Duncan will report to the board on the matter of inmate labor, URTV Executive Director Pat Garlinghouse will offer an update the public-access station, and Arthur Carder of Western Highlands will give a mental-health update.
In new business, the board will hear a Western Highlands Network fiscal-monitoring report from Buncombe County Finance Director Donna Clark, as well as a report from the I-26 Corridor Committee.
As always, the meeting will be held in room 204 of the County Courthouse at 60 Court Plaza in downtown Asheville. Public comment is taken during the work session, which begins at 4 p.m.
— Kent Priestley, staff writer