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Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

City, county eye joint governance of water-sewer system

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The Hendersonville City Council and Henderson County Board of Commissioners are eyeing a first step toward exploring joint governance of the city’s water and sewer system, a move has the potential to either resolve a longstanding and stubborn point of conflict between the two bodies or reignite ill will over it.   Read Story »

Tags: utilities | water system | Hendersonville water system | water wars

Henderson County News

Golden LEAF Foundation helps city extend utilities to Garrison Lane site

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The Hendersonville City Council adopted a Grant Project Ordinance Thursday evening for the Golden Leaf Water and Sewer Project, which extends water and sewer lines to the new Garrison Lane industrial site. The new facility at that site is being developed by Jabil Inc., which is building a plant that will specialize in the company's growing business in diabetes care products.   Read Story »

Tags: hendersonville | Hendersonville City Council | utilities | Development | water system | sewer systems

Fletcher Life

Ask Matt ... what's that clearing on Burney Mountain?

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Q. What is the big scar on Burney Mountain that you can see from Bill Moore Park in Fletcher?   Read Story »

Tags: utilities | water issues | water system

Edneyville Business

Edneyville sewer line 'could change that community forever'

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EDNEYVILLE — Henderson County commissioners are confronting a decision in Edneyville that they say could lead to a building boom and pressure to bulldoze apple orchards for new houses and apartments. Before they make such a momentous move, they want to hear from Edneyville residents.   Read Story »

Tags: road construction | utilities | apple farming | roads | Henderson County Board of Commissioners

Hendersonville News

New schedule slashes city's commercial impact fees

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Reacting to election-year criticism that the city's impact fees hinder economic development, the Hendersonville City Council on Thursday endorsed a dramatic rewrite of the schedule that shifts the burden of impact fees from new businesses to new homes.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville City Council | utilities | water issues

Henderson County News

Commissioners appoint Messer, Young to new regional utility board

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The Henderson County Board of Commissioners on Monday appointed two of its own members plus Mills River  Councilman Larry Freeman to a powerful board that will govern a new regional utility.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | utilities | water issues | Metropolitan Sewerage District

Henderson County Opinion

LIGHTNING EDITORIAL: The water smells funny

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A bad smell rose from the Hendersonville City Council's action last week to pull a resolution on the Asheville-Buncombe water war and it wasn't sewage.   Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | Hendersonville City Council | utilities