Saturday - Feb 23, 2019

Public Works

Asheville Fire Department leads trench training

Asheville’s firefighters have already trained in high places, including hanging out around the Civic Center rafters. This week, they were down in the trenches. Wednesday found the Asheville Fire Department conducting trench training at Mountainside Park near Asheville’s Memorial Stadium. In a trench freshly dug by the City of Asheville Water Maintenance division (and refilled

Test driving a solar-powered trash compactor

This solar-powered trash/recycling unit recently appeared outside the City of Asheville’s Public Works and Development Services building on South Charlotte Street. The city’s Solid Waste manager Wendy Simmons says the Public Works Department is testing out the combination recycling and trash container, provided by Waste Management, which is designed to encourage recycling while reducing the


All in the numbers: Visible street addresses aid emergency response

Looking for an easy way to help police or fire and rescue responders get to you in an emergency? Make sure your home or business’ street number is on display and visible from the road. “Anytime first responders, police fire or medical personnel, are responding to calls for service, their response time is reduced when

Pedestrian bridge walk highlights next steps for safety

The latest in a series of steps in the reopening of the pedestrian bridge that spans I-240 and connects the Hillcrest Apartment complex with Asheville’s River District took place Saturday, Feb. 5. City of Asheville police, public works and community relations staff gathered alongside community members to share information about the reopening and gather information

City of Asheville's Plan Reviewers log state's highest building review certification

The City of Asheville’s Development Services announced this week that its entire Plan Review staff now has the highest level of building review certification available. Plan review certification by the State of North Carolina is awarded in three tiers, each determining what kinds of buildings an examiner is certified to review. Plan reviewer Jared Merrill’s


Stay safe during winter storms

Already this winter, multiple snowstorms have hit Asheville and Western North Carolina, and the City’s Public Works Department has been hard at work to keep roads passable and clear, while the Asheville Police and Fire Departments continue to keep people safe. The City of Asheville is urging the public to remain safe and cautious throughout

Pedestrian bridge community update meeting and walk Saturday Jan. 8 ***UPDATED: This meeting has been postponed***

***UPDATE*** Jan. 8 meeting POSTPONED: Due to the winter weather forecast for the Asheville area over the next 24 hours and in the interest of safety, the pedestrian bridge community update meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Jan. 8 from 1-3 p.m. has been postponed. Information on the make-up date will be released once a new date


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