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Slides for speech given by David Gantt at the annual meeting of the Friends of Town Mountain, Asheville, NC on June 29, 2011

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    David gantt.062911.fotm.speech David gantt.062911.fotm.speech Presentation Transcript

    • County Commission update from David Gantt Friends of Town Mountain June 29, 2011
    • Buncombe County- 2008 Demographics Population 229,047 88.9% White 7.3% Black 4.4% Hispanic 52.4% Female 47.7% Male
    • Buncombe County Commission
      • Major change in Commission elections
      • 7 member Board elected by districts
      • 2 Commissioners in 3 districts set by NC General Assembly (Chair direct)
      • Only vote for district and Chair (3 of 7)
      • Staggered terms of rep (4 years)
      • Discretionary programs a County can provide include
      • Parks and recreational facilities
      • Libraries
      • Arts, museums, auditoriums, civic centers, convention centers
      • Animal control services
      • Planning, land use, zoning
      • Building Code enforcement
      • Patrol and investigative services
      • Water and sewer utilities
      • Economic Development
      • Fire protection and EMS
      • Floodplain management
      • 2011- 2012 Budge t
      • Same tax rate (52.5 cents per $100)
      • $333.6 million total budget
      • Fewer county employees than 2000
      • More $ to education than 2010- 2011
      • Cover core services like education, law enforcement, public welfare
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      • Preserve and protect our mountains
      • Zoning- BRP protection
      • New overlays for high elevation, steep slopes, and ridgetops
      • Hillside ordinance
      • Stormwater runoff
      • Sedimentation control
      • Master plan for parks, greenways
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      • Conservation Easement program is an award winning model in NC
      • County has helped protect 4,138 acres leveraging over $25 million in grants and private donations
      • Cost to County is $5.75 million
      • Priority given to ridge tops and farmland
      • Increase Health Care coverage for all residents
      • Contract with Western Carolina Community Health (higher reimbursement)
      • At least 12,000 unduplicated patient with access for 1st time
      • Add 90 new slots for walk ins each day
      • Take care of less fortunate citizens
      • $1.6 million in shelter and utility assistance via ABCCM, Elben, and Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries
      • $609,000 in aging services to leverage $1.3 million to help older residents
      • Mountain Mobility- 20 yrs of service- public transportation for those who need it
      • New Projects
      • Replace disgraceful old animal shelter with new shelter-Partner with Humane and ABTech
      • Continue Courthouse renovations
      • Consolidate Emergency Services in 1 place
      • Public Safety Training Facility- Training for law, fire, emergency, hazardous wastes, rescue
      • Library renovations- Pack Memorial
      • Economic development- Big announcement
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