“The funds would be used to help farmers and others in the county place their grasslands and forests under conservation easements to preserve them for future generations.”
“Faced with significant development pressures, we must do what we can to protect some of the region’s natural habitat and biodiversity, as well as our most productive farmland.”
“Permanently protected farms have helped preserve a portion of the county’s rich farming heritage, kept intact part of the rapidly vanishing agrarian landscape, maintained the viability of local food supply and created new opportunities for agritourism.”
According to a presentation available before Board of Commissioners meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5, 67 lodging businesses have been delinquent in reporting or remitting occupancy taxes due March through September, with an additional 29 establishments yet to report at least one month of taxes during that period.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners has a busy few weeks coming up, with several meetings planned as well as the swearing-in of its newly elected member, Miranda DeBruhl.
At its April 19 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider a zoning ordinance that could allow more asphalt plants to be built in the area.