Asheboro to conduct downtown parking study

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ASHEBORO – The Asheboro City Council approved a study of parking downtown during its May meeting.

“Downtown parking availability and management has been an ongoing issue as our downtown has continued to revitalize,” Community Development director Trevor Nuttall said at the meeting.

“We think it’s time to bring in an expert in parking operations to look at our existing inventory, supply and demand and present you with potential changes to regulations and policies and offer strategies to improve the overall parking conditions downtown.”

In other business, the council will ask the North Carolina Division of Aviation for a recommendation to apply for as much as $2 million in new FAA funds to help with the construction of a new terminal building at the airport.

The council also approved allowing the Asheboro police department to participate in the Atlanta-Carolinas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area multi-jurisdictional public safety program, allowing data collected by license plate reader technology to be shared across more than 300 law enforcement agencies.

A pair of rezoning requests were approved, as were multiple contracts for the purchase of seven chemicals needed by the water resource division.

“We received a total of 15 bid packages for the seven chemicals that are needed in our wastewater collection system treatment,” said Water Resources director Michael Rhoney. “Prices have somewhat stabilized and the cost of market in 2023 was horrible and that price significantly reduced in this bid and we will see some savings there.”

The Asheboro City Council’s next meeting will be June 6.

By Ryan Henkel