Buncombe asked to help shore up failing slope
(Asheville Citizen-Times) Buncombe County government has spent nearly $39,000 to remove a home in Beaverdam that became unsafe when the ground underneath it shifted in July. But some people who live around the property at 145 Black Oak Drive say the site is still unstable and the county should do more to prevent another slide like the one that blocked the street this summer and threatened other homes. Remaining fill dirt on the property “is going to go. There’s no doubt about it,” said Billy Fabec, who lives below the property, perched on a steep ridge just north of the city limits. But Michael Frue, chief county staff attorney, says the county has already “gone above and beyond” and has no obligation to do more.
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