Bill Summary for H 552 (2011-2012)

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Jun 7 2012
S.L. 2012-121

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View NCGA Bill Details2011-2012 Session
House Bill 552 (Local) Filed Wednesday, March 30, 2011
TO CREATE THE GREATER ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY.
Intro. by Moffit, McGrady.

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Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 4th edition. Provides that all property that is (1) within Buncombe County, (2) owned by the City of Asheville (Asheville), and (3) a part of the Asheville Regional Airport is not subject to regulation by Asheville under Article 19 of GS Chapter 160A, but is instead subject to ordinances of Buncombe County under Article 18 (Planning and Regional Development) of GS Chapter 153A. Also applies to any property in Buncombe County that may be subsequently acquired to be a part of the Asheville Regional Airport either by Asheville or by the Greater Asheville Regional Authority.
Directs Asheville to convey to the state of North Carolina by warranty or quitclaim deed all of its right, title, and interest to the City of Asheville Parcel (a part of the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center) as described by metes and bounds in this act. Reduces the corporate limits of Asheville by removing a total of three parcels described in metes and bounds: (1) the City of Asheville Parcel, (2) the North Parcel, and (3) the South Parcel. Provides that the described parcels and any contiguous property to those parcels, which is acquired by the state to be a part of the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center. is not subject to regulation by Asheville under GS Chapter 160A but instead is subject to Buncombe County ordinances under Article 18 of GS Chapter 153A.
These provisions are effective on the date that Buncombe County adopts an ordinance to make the specified areas subject to the zoning ordinance of Buncombe County.
Clarifies that the power of eminent domain may not be used to acquire any interest in the Ferncliff Industrial Park as it existed on June 1, 2011, except for a proven and present aviation need required by a federal agency.
Makes organizational changes and a conforming change.
Amends the title to read: AN ACT TO CREATE THE GREATER ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY, TO REMOVE THE ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT AND THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL CENTER FROM THE ZONING JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF ASHEVILLE, TO REQUIRE THE CITY OF ASHEVILLE TO CONVEY TO THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA ANY OF ITS RIGHT, TITLE, AND INTEREST TO THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL CENTER, AND TO REMOVE THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL CENTER FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF ASHEVILLE.

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