Buncombe County commish preview: Sept. 18 meeting

The Sept. 18 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners bodes to be a relatively quiet one. An amendment to the county’s animal-control ordinance will be accompanied by signing of a new contract with the Asheville Humane Society, among a few other actions, according to the agenda posted on the county Web site.

In addition, the commissioners will have a chance to sign off on termination of a controversial lease of county river frontage to Progress Energy. The meeting time has been bumped up to 3 p.m. (instead of 4:30 p.m.) and commissioners will hold a retreat after the session to discuss upcoming county business and receive reports from staff.

— 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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