Hendersonville Lightning: Outgoing Village Council majority remains in favor of road project

From the Hendersonville Lightning online:

. . . [Council member Ginger] Brown lost her re-election bid last week to Anne Coletta, a former council member who led a three-candidate slate that rode an anti-road widening movement to victory. Along with Mayor-elect Nick Weedman, who cast the lone vote against the road project last year, the new council members have the power to urge the NCDOT to drop the project. . .

Coletta said last week that since she, Tom Carpenter and David Dethero ran against the road project, they expect to bring it up when they’re sworn in. Weedman is on record opposing the new entrance and a new parking lot, which the rest of the council favored.

But the council members who pushed the NCDOT to make the roadwork less disruptive before ultimately endorsing the project hope to salvage it. John Dockendorf, the council’s transportation liaison, said he had asked the county Transportation Advisory Committee to stand by its support of the road project and hopes the Henderson County Board of Commissioners and Hendersonville City Council will, too. . .

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