The Town of Black Mountain is saying farewell to former town manager Marcy Onieal. The Black Mountain News acknowledged her tenure coincided with the general economic turndown. As a result, it was characterized by fund balance appropriations, tax increases, and layoffs. But attempting to pay tribute, the newspaper notes:
At the same time, the town expanded the greenway system . . .
Onieal oversaw 19 capital projects, 13 of which were either partially or entirely grant funded.
This isn’t to accuse Onieal of any wrongdoing. She only followed guidance from the board of alderman in a time when free societies are a thing of the past and government is supposed to “place-make.”