In these management agreements, the City of Asheville and Buncombe County lay out the terms of operation for public access channel URTV, including how and by whom URTV services can be used and the obligations of each party.
Click here to read the city agreement. Click here to read the county agreement.
• In this 2007 amendment to Asheville’s management agreement with URTV, the city explicitly requires URTV’s board meetings to follow North Carolina’s open meetings law. Click here to read the amendment.
• This Feb. 9, 2009, letter from Jerry Young, president of the URTV’s Board of Directors, notifies board member Richard Bernier that the board’s executive committee had voted to dismiss him from his post. Click here to read the letter.
• This July 2009 letter from Asheville City Council’s boards and commissions committee to URTV’s board chairman and executive director outlines concerns about the operation of URTV and asks for informal cooperation. “We are less interested in a ‘formal response to charges’ than an internal effort within URTV to right its own ship and press on to good places. Click here to download a PDF of the letter.
• In this July 2009 letter from URTV Executive Director Pat Garlinghouse, URTV producers Don Yelton and Harry Maroni are declared suspended for 30 days over an incident involving a concealed weapon brought into the studios by a guest.
Click here to download a PDF of the document.
• This August 2009 letter is from attorney Michelle Rippon to Asheville City Council and comes in response to the board’s July letter outlining concerns about the operation of URTV. Click here to download a copy of the letter.