Archive for September 2018

Update 9/20/18: Water Bill Issues?

9/20/18 Update: The file transmittal system has been resolved. The draft is scheduled to post Thursday, 9/20/18.     Please be advised that if you are signed up to have water bills automatically draft from your account your bill for September may seem high.   What Happened? August bill drafts failed to post to the bank,…

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Curbside Garbage Pickup Postponed to Tuesday, 9/18/18

Curbside Garbage Pickup Postponed to Tuesday, 9/18/18 Due to debris cleanup resulting from Hurricane Florence, today’s regularly scheduled curbside pickup is postponed to tomorrow, 9/18/2018. We apologize for any inconvenience. Pay-as-You-Throw drop off is open at the Town offices from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm today.

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Mayor’s Summary of the September 13 Town Council Meeting

Greetings fellow Montreaters,   It was a rainy evening and folks were probably preparing for the upcoming Florence storm, but hearty souls came out for the Council meeting. We’re grateful for the support of everyone.   Here are the highlights of the meeting: Public Forum questions/comments included: After a question about the upcoming hurricane, Alex…

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Mayor Helms Declares a State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Florence

In preparation for heavy rains with the potential for flooding, mudslides, and infrastructure damage predicted to occur in Montreat Mayor Tim Helms has issued a State of Emergency. Despite its southern trajectory, Hurricane Florence poses a threat of conditions that may cause widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property. The Mayor has…

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Montreat College to Test Emergency Notification System

EMERGENCY ALERT TEST AT MONTREAT COLLEGE   Morning of Thursday, September 13, 2018 In an effort to strengthen its emergency preparedness, Montreat College will be testing their emergency alert system this morning (9/13). This system includes an audible alarm that may be heard in areas near campus. There will be a minimum of two audible…

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Montreat is Growing

Official population estimates are in and Montreat is steadily growing. See the letter from the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management by clicking the image below.

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Dam Release at Lake Susan

In coordination with the Towns of Montreat and Black Mountain, at 1:00 PM today the Mountain Retreat Association (M.R.A.)  opened a release valve on the dam at Lake Susan. The M.R.A.’s intent is to lower lake levels in advance of Hurricane Florence. Regulations allow preemptive releases of up to 12 inches a day, which should…

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UPDATED 9/17/18: EYE ON HURRICANE FLORENCE

Your Town staff and leadership are preparing for the potential of Hurricane Florence tracking into Western North Carolina.  Hurricane Florence is predicted to make landfall somewhere near Wilmington on Thursday night. Though Montreat is more than 320 miles away, the slow moving storm could bring high winds, heavy rains, and flooding to the mountains. Montreat…

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Town Announcements for September 7th

Council Meeting A reminder that the monthly Town Council Meeting will be this Thursday, September 13, in the Walkup building. The Public Forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. The Agenda Packet can be found here.   Addressing the Address Issue During the August Town Council meeting, Mayor Helms appointed Commissioner Alice Lentz to address…

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