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Originally published: 2014-07-14 14:51:59
Last modified: 2014-07-14 14:52:41

Council to mull ETJ water connections

by Anna Oakes

The Boone Town Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, to discuss and make recommendations on revisions to the town water ordinance, "including, but not limited, to both new and existing connections in the extraterritorial jurisdiction," a notice said.

The meeting will take place at the Council Chambers at 1500 Blowing Rock Road.

The town of Boone has exercised ETJ zoning authority in an area approximately one mile outside of town limits since 1983, but last month the General Assembly passed a law revoking Boone's ETJ authority effective Jan. 1, 2015.

The town also announced that a special closed session meeting has been scheduled at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, at the Town Hall conference room on King Street to "consider the qualifications and conditions of initial employment of a prospective employee."

The council is currently in the hiring process for a new town manager, as Town Manager Greg Young is set to retire.

For more information about Boone municipal matters, call (828) 268-6200 or visit