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City Council gives go-ahead for lease agreement with Buncombe County for new East Asheville Library

    East Asheville will get a new library — in its same location — following action by Asheville City Council to authorize a land lease to Buncombe County for the library.   During their April 9 meeting, Council voted to authorize a 99-year lease of 1.8 acres of property at 902-904 Tunnel Road for $1 per year. Buncombe [...]

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Asheville City Council makes Board of Education appointments

  At their March 26 meeting, Asheville City Council unanimously reappointed current Asheville City Board of Education Chair Shaunda Sandford and Vice Chair Martha Geitner. Each of them will serve additional four-year terms to expire in 2023. The Council also voted to appoint James Carter to complete the current term of James E. Lee III, who was [...]

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ABYSA to share financial responsibility for JBL Soccer Complex maintenance, under new agreement

Contributed image   Work began about two weeks ago at John B. Lewis Soccer Complex to repair damages caused by multiple flooding events in 2018. And a resolution adopted by Asheville City Council during its March 26 meeting puts in place an agreement for shared financial responsibility for future maintenance at the facility.   The City’s new lease agreement [...]

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City Council approves Asphalt Preservation Project, restored brick sidewalk on Chestnut Street

  Funding approved by City Council will help the City invest in maintaining our streets and sidewalks.   At their March 12 meeting, Council approved $691,194.40 in Capital Improvement funds for street repair projects and $317,687.50 in sidewalk rehabilitation work, including a pavement preservation contract that is designed to lengthen the life of streets before they need repaving. [...]

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Asheville City Council rezones Patton Avenue property for new type of Duke Energy substation

Asheville City Council cleared the way for a new Duke Energy substation with a vote to rezone portions of 252 Patton Ave. and 28 Knoxville Place, during Council’s Jan. 22 meeting.   Duke has proposed the construction of a gas-insulated, high-voltage switchgear (or GIS) substation on the parcel that formerly served as a car dealership on [...]

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City Council approves measure to control property tax collection costs

Controlling costs is not only smart for your budget, it’s also a fiscally responsible practice when it comes to managing taxpayer dollars.   A new agreement between Asheville and Buncombe County authorized by Asheville City Council during its Jan. 8 meeting reorders a property tax collection agreement. This change will help the City better plan for the [...]

City Council’s scheduled Dec. 21 meeting cancelled

This meeting has now been cancelled.   The Asheville City Council will hold a special meeting in the Council Chamber, Second Floor of City Hall, at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21.   Council will immediately go into closed session to consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, or conditions of appointment of an individual public officer or employee pursuant [...]

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Asheville’s next City Manager is now on the job

  Debra Campbell begins her work as Asheville’s next City Manager Dec. 3. Asheville City Council unanimously voted to appoint to her the job during an Oct. 17 called meeting. Campbell comes to Asheville from the City of Charlotte, where she has been employed in many strategic roles since 1988, including her most recent position as Assistant City [...]

Fines for Asheville parking infractions to increase

Better watch that parking meter. And whatever you do, don’t park in a loading zone. Infractions will hit you a bit harder in the pocketbook.   The new fine schedule will go into effect Feb. 1, 2019. The parking fine increases include the following:         Overtime parking at metered or non-metered spaces will go from $10 to $20.         A [...]

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City Council names Debra D. Campbell Asheville City Manager

After a competitive nationwide search, Mayor Esther Manheimer and City Council are pleased to announce that they have named Debra D. Campbell as Asheville’s next City Manager.   At its Oct. 17 meeting, City Council voted unanimously to name Campbell to the top job.   Moment of the vote and remarks afterward Campbell comes to Asheville from the City of Charlotte, [...]

Asheville City Council to hold called meeting to vote on City Manager candidate

Asheville City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Council Chamber, Second Floor of City Hall, to vote on executing a contract with the anticipated City Manager candidate.   City Council’s initial intention had been to hold a community meet-and-greet for the finalists; however, the anticipated candidate was so well aligned [...]

Asheville City Council announces called meetings

  Asheville City Council will hold two called special meetings this week in the Council Chamber, second floor of City Hall. The schedule is as follows:   8:45 a.m. Oct. 4 8:15 a.m. Oct. 5   Council will immediately go into closed session to consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness or conditions of appointment of an individual public officer or [...]

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