Buncombe Board of Commissioners preview: Commish peers into porn-viewing booths March 20

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At its regular session on Tuesday, March 20, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will hear from Sheriff Van Duncan on changes in his department and consider: support for Beaucatcher Overlook Park, creation of a Farmland Preservation Plan, tightening animal-control regs and new restrictions on peep-show booths at adult establishments. Under the proposed porn-booth ordinance, “said booths must be designed and situated so that the area occupied by the patron is visible at all times from a central location within the establishment, and may not have a door, curtain or other device that shields the patron from view.”

In other business, there will be public hearings on community-development block-grant applications and a Limestone zoning ordinance amendment changing one lot from R-2 (residential) to EMP (employment). Board appointments and proclamation of Land Surveyor’s Week (March 18-24) will round out the agenda.

Formal meetings begin at 4:30 p.m., and are preceeded by a public comment session at 4.

— Cecil Bothwell, staff writer

About Cecil Bothwell
A writer for Mountain Xpress since three years before there WAS an MX--back in the days of GreenLine. Former managing editor of the paper, founding editor of the Warren Wilson College environmental journal, Heartstone, member of the national editorial board of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, publisher of Brave Ulysses Books, radio host of "Blows Against the Empire" on WPVM-LP 103.5 FM, co-author of the best selling guide Finding your way in Asheville. Lives with three cats, macs and cacti. His other car is a canoe. Paints, plays music and for the past five years has been researching and soon to publish a critical biography--Billy Graham: Prince of War:

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One thought on “Buncombe Board of Commissioners preview: Commish peers into porn-viewing booths March 20

  1. If the police take away the lonely cruiser’s right to masturbate in public places away, what’s next? Stupid Patriot Act.

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