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

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

City Council names Brad Branham as Asheville’s next City Attorney

City Council names Brad Branham as Asheville’s next City Attorney

    After a competitive nationwide search, Mayor Esther Manheimer and City Council are pleased to announce that they have named Brad R. Branham as Asheville’s next City Attorney.   City Council voted unanimously to name Branham to the position during a special called meeting prior to Council’s regular meeting March 12. He will begin


Firestorm Bookstore, Steady Collective and City of Asheville reach agreement, notices of violation rescinded

Firestorm Bookstore, Steady Collective and City of Asheville reach agreement, notices of violation rescinded

We wanted to provide an update on the Notices of Violation to Firestorm Bookstore and Steady Collective.   The City of Asheville has rescinded the Notices of Violation to Firestorm Bookstore and Steady Collective at 610 Haywood Road. In August 2018, the City determined that the use of the   syringe exchange program provided by

City Council adopts resolution to launch bond-funded Down Payment Assistance Program

City Council adopts resolution to launch bond-funded Down Payment Assistance Program

      The City of Asheville affordable housing bond referendum seeks to make home ownership available to low and moderate income city residents and staff. City Council took a step toward making those funds available when they adopted a Down Payment Assistance Policy resolution during their Feb. 26 meeting.   Here is the resolution:  City


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

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

Duke substation design rendering   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

Reminder: Fines for Asheville parking infractions increase Feb. 1

Reminder: Fines for Asheville parking infractions increase Feb. 1

A new parking violations fine schedule will go into effect Feb. 1, 2019. Approved by City Council Nov. 27, the parking fine increases include the following:         Overtime parking at metered or non-metered spaces will go from $10 to $20.         A second or subsequent violation within a 24-hour period will rise from $20 to $40.         Loading/unloading


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