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Stormwater Services deploys new 'Pipe Ranger' for underground inspections

February 21, 2017 

What’s all-wheel drive with two-speed transmission for rugged off-road torque?

That would be Asheville Stormwater Service’s new Pipe Ranger, a camera on wheels now used to inspect underground storm pipes. The cam on wheels can pan, zoom and tilt, going where no Public Works crew member can go, down tiny holes to get the real picture of what’s going on down under.

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Asheville parking fees to increase

February 15, 2017 

Fumbling for quarters to feed that downtown parking meter? Starting April 1, you’ll need one more. No fooling. On-street parking in downtown Asheville will rise to $1.50 an hour, up from the current $1.25.

Asheville City Council voted to approve the increase during its Feb. 14 meeting.

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