Live Twitter-based coverage of Asheville City Council meeting ***UPDATED with summary***

Today, Sept. 14, Asheville City Council:

• Passed an ordinance that updates city policy on cell phone towers so that it conforms to state and federal laws;

• pushed back a decision on allowing a proposed US Cellular tower in the Beaverdam neighborhood to Oct. 26;

• passed a resolution authorizing $38,750 to be used towards a study that will look at the city’s water fees, and structure;

• passed a plan to use $250,000 to try to leverage about $3.5 million in funding for energy efficiency improvements;

• passed a Shiloh Community Plan that would establish a resource center in the neighborhood, as well as improve pedestrian access and fund grants for home improvements; and

• voted to reduce Historical Resource Commission from 14 members to 12.

See the entire aggregated feed of Xpress Senior Reporter David Forbes’ live Twitter-based coverage of tonight’s Asheville City Council meeting below.

You can follow Forbes on Twitter @DavidForbes


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One thought on “Live Twitter-based coverage of Asheville City Council meeting ***UPDATED with summary***

  1. Susan Andrew

    David: What do you make of Hunt’s claim that they use “weed killers that don’t contaminate” streams? Which ones are those?!?

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