Montreat Minute for January 11


Mayor’s Summary of the January 10, 2019 Town Council Meeting


Hello Fellow Montreaters,


I hope your new year has started well. For the Town, we’ve started the year at a fast pace. Our January Town Council meeting had a very important agenda item to act on– the new Town Hall. More than 50 showed up to observe the meeting. Here are the highlights:


  • Public Forum questions/comments included:
    • The issue of parking on Lookout Road was discussed. Given the volume of cars parking on both sides, making the road very narrow, it has been a challenge to pass safely. Town Administrator, Alex Carmichael, recognized that it is a problem and commented that he has been in contact with officials at the college. He stated he will work with the Montreat Police to initiate an increased enforcement of parking regulations.

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Need Some Help to Clean Up Your Yard or Shovel Snow?

Even though it’s not fall any more, leaves are still falling and our mountain winds blow them everywhere! Need some help to rake leaves, do other yard work or shovel snow? Montreat College tennis team students are available to help. Call Coach Jim Lavender at (954) 504-3168 to make arrangements. The generosity of our community paying at least $15/hour/student will help members of the tennis team cover expenses for travel in the spring. Please provide paper leaf collection bags if they are doing raking for you.


Not only will you be helping the tennis team, but you’ll be helping protect your own home. Clearing leaves away from homes is a part of our Firewise Program. So, help the tennis team and yourself by calling Coach Lavender.


Hard To Recycle Drop-Off Opportunity

Do you have some hard to recycle materials you’ve been wanting to get rid of like electronics, old batteries, printer cartridges or building materials? The Asheville/Buncombe County GREENWORKS program is holding a “Hard 2 Recycle” drop off day on Saturday, January 19th from 10am to 2 pm at their location at 1298 Patton Avenue. To learn more and find out what they will accept, click on this link:


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