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Board Asks Residents to Sign Leucothoe Lane Petition
Posted on Jun 4th, 2016

The Biltmore Park Association is asking residents to sign a petition urging the City of Asheville to assume ownership and maintenance of Leucothoe Ln, the street running east-west overlooking Biltmore Park Town Square.  Leucothoe is the only thoroughfare in Biltmore Park still "owned" by Biltmore Farms and not accepted by the city for maintenance.
 
The petition may be signed digitally on our website or in person at the Biltmore Park Pool or Baldwin Real Estate, 2112 Hendersonville Rd.
 
The issue arises from a dispute between Biltmore Farms and the City of Asheville regarding the structural integrity of the retaining wall abutting Leucothoe Ln from below.  The City says in order to own the street it must also own the wall, but is unwilling to accept ownership due to concerns about the wall's structural integrity.  Biltmore Farms counters that the wall is structurally sound and has stood for 15 years without incident.  Furthermore, Biltmore Farms has offered to continue ownership and assume responsibility for continued maintenance, repair, and structural integrity of the wall in perpetuity.  Despite this reasonable offer, the two parties remain at an impasse, leaving Leucothoe Ln residents in limbo.
 
If the city refuses to accept the street, all Biltmore Park taxpayers may be left holding the bag, requiring a significant increase in annual association dues to pay for snow removal, maintenance, repair and long-term upkeep of the street.  
 
The Biltmore Park Association Board of Directors believe Biltmore Farms has offered a reasonable plan which should be accepted by the City.  It is asking residents to sign the petition urging the Mayor and City Council to act to resolve this impasse.  The petition may be signed digitally on our website or in person at the Biltmore Park Pool or Baldwin Real Estate, 2112 Hendersonville Rd.
Comments
Comment By: Crisler Johnson
Posted on Jul 4, 2016

Where is the place to sign digitally?
The petition does not have a signature line?


Comment By: Rick Devereaux
Posted on Jul 5, 2016

Crisler, just go to the Petitions/Questionnaires Page of this website to sign it electronically.

Last Edited: 07/05/2016 at 08:13 AM