Tuesday - Jan 16, 2018

Public Works

On the streets and behind the scenes with the City of Asheville snow crews

Despite two weekend winter storms and persistent sub-freezing temperatures, most streets in Asheville were open at the beginning of this week thanks to the constant attention of a roving fleet of snowplows and salt trucks. On Tuesday, City of Asheville Public Works employees continued round-the-clock routes spreading a sand and salt mixture over approximately 500

City of Asheville unveils new sidewalk addition in East Asheville

On Thursday, December 9, City of Asheville elected officials and employees joined community members from East Asheville to officially open a new stretch of sidewalk at the intersection of Tunnel Road and Beverly Road. The project was at the top of a list of priorities that came out of an April community meeting with area

City of Asheville staff get hands-on lessons in home energy savings

City of Asheville employees attending two Nov. 17 workshops got hands-on lessons in increasing energy efficiency and saving money through finding and sealing attic and basement gaps and leaks in their homes. Around 70 city employees attended the workshops hosted by the City of Asheville’s Office of Sustainability and conducted in partnership with the city’s


City of Asheville's technology roll out increases efficiency across departments

In an organization of more than 1,000 people, speedy and accurate information flow means not only increased efficiency but also real dollars. That’s an underlying theme that emerges when City of Asheville employees talk about the recently launched technology upgrade that provides not only swifter access to data but also easier communication between city departments

New Oakley Police Resource Center opens in East Asheville

The Asheville Police Department’s recently opened Oakley Resource Center is the result of a series of partnerships and collaborations, all of which, says APD Chief William Hogan, were critical to the project’s success. The 2,500 square-foot facility provides a satellite station for the APD’s Baker District, which serves north and east Asheville, and officially opened


Creating a wetland to improve water quality

A year ago, Dingle Creek, which runs through South Asheville and developed areas of Hendersonville Road, was on a short list of at-risk streams experiencing erosion and heightened sediment pollution due to increased development in the area. A 2008 City of Asheville study of the Dingle Creek watershed funded by a grant from the Clean

Asheville Asks, Asheville Answers round up

On October 4, the City of Asheville launched an interactive project called “Asheville Asks, Asheville Answers.”  Every few weeks, the City of Asheville will post a special logo on its Facebook page, inviting people to post questions they have about the city in the comments section. Answers by city staff are recorded on video and

Four Asheville neighborhoods tapped for waste reduction pilot program

The City of Asheville is examining new possibilities to increase consumer recycling and affect waste reduction within the city, and is drawing on community members in four Asheville neighborhoods for assistance. As part of the “HowLowCanAvlGo” campaign, the city, in conjunction with Curbside Management, is conducting a waste reduction pilot program in neighborhoods on the


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