Plan for Swannanoa incorporation move...

Plan for Swannanoa incorporation moves on

There are 5 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Feb 9, 2009, titled Plan for Swannanoa incorporation moves on. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

RALEIGH Swannanoa on Monday inched closer to voting on whether to become a town, as a legislative committee approved a more intensive phase of study for residents' proposal to incorporate.

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Auburn, AL

#1 Feb 10, 2009
This is your chance, Swannanoa. Don't be like Enka-Candler which had an opportunity years ago to incorporate but didn't, and so got forcibly annexed by the City of Asheville. Vote now and vote for incorporation, before you get annexed by the City of Asheville hungry for revenue. One way Asheville can raise funds which it sorely needs being in a $1 mil deficit is to forcibly annex Swannanoa, Leicester and anyone else to get those city property tax revenues. Swannanoa, don't bury your head in the sand and say, "it will never happen (anexation)" because it already has to the Biltmore Lake Community (currently in litigation), to Ridgefield Business Center, and to countless businesses. Wake up, Swannanoa. This is your only chance to become an independent town. Make this opportunity work!

Since: Oct 08

Sherrills Ford, NC

#2 Feb 10, 2009
If Swannanoa needs any additional incentive to stay strong on this, they only need to watch the Asheville City Council meeting on TV one evening.
Red Neck

Dillon, SC

#3 Feb 10, 2009
Who owns the property where the liquor store will be built? There is your answer to the question who benefits the most! That will cut into sales at the Black Mountain store.
Fish

Raleigh, NC

#4 Feb 10, 2009
I actually live in Swannanoa and will vote for the chance to become an incorporated town all its own. I am amazed at how many people in the area who are against it.
cooperwx

United States

#5 Feb 10, 2009
Is the main goal to keep Asheville at arm's length? What are some other benefits of incorporating?

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