The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Oct. 6 to award $15,000 toward the construction of an agricultural education facility at Enka High School. But as Chair Brownie Newman noted, recommendations to support such projects are normally made by Buncombe’s School Capital Fund Commission or Board of Education and funded through the regular budget cycle.
Public comment on a grant application for federal coronavirus relief identified help with rent, mortgage and utility bills as the county’s greatest need. The Board of Commissioners is set to vote on a plan that would direct the aid, which will likely not be available until January, toward that purpose at its regular meeting of Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Federal free and reduced-price lunch and breakfast programs help ensure that the 53% of public school students who qualify are fed when they’re at school. But what happens when those kids go home for the evening or the weekend?
Buncombe County extension of the Master Gardeners team up with Enka High School and several residential gardeners in the Biltmore Lake and Candler areas to educate the public on how to maintain a garden through scenic garden tours.
At its August 2 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved a measure that paves the way for Enka High School to install solar panels on its roof. The move means that Enka can move forward with plans to install both photovoltaic and solar water heating systems on the roof beginning in September.
Follow live Twitter coverage of tonight’s Buncombe County Commissioners meeting here beginning at 4:30 p.m.
At its meeting tonight the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is will consider a measure that would pave the way for Enka High School to install solar panels on its roof. Also at tonight’s meeting, Comissioners will hear the county’s annual Tax Settlement Report.