Black Mountain Joins the ChorusBy
Rep. Tim Moffitt (R-Buncombe) waves his fingers slowly in front of voters’ eyes and says softly,
“You shouldn’t be concerned about owning water systems. These aren’t the revenues you’re looking for.” [snark]
The AC-T reports:
Black Mountain aldermen have condemned a state seizure of the Asheville water system, joining a growing chorus of towns and cities hoping to derail a forced merger.
The aldermen voted unanimously at a special called Friday meeting to condemn any merger mandated by the General Assembly of the water system with Buncombe County’s public sewerage organization.
Black Mountain joins over 40 North Carolina cities and towns from Murphy to Manteo in stating for the record that the state takeover of municipal water system and public utilities sets a “dangerous precedent.” Asked for comment, Moffitt told the paper municipalities shouldn’t be concerned about owning water systems.