Buncombe County Commissioners preview: Nov. 18 meeting

It’s closing time for the current Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, as tomorrow will be the last meeting for Chairman Nathan Ramsey and Commissioner David Young. Items on the agenda include a rezoning, a possible $500,000 incentive to a local manufacturer and the results of the latest financial audit.

The board will take up a request by Lucius Morgan and Goodson Holdings to rezone several properties along Smokey Park Highway from residential to commercial.

The commissioners will also consider whether to give a $500,000 incentive to Southeastern Container, which is undertaking an expansion and adding jobs.

They’ll also hear a number of reports: on auditing of the county’s finances; a possible health plan for the indigent; and alternatives for the Interstate 26 Connector project.

The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, in room 204 of the Buncombe County Courthouse. A pre-meeting, including public comment, begins at 4 p.m.

— David Forbes, staff writer

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