Montreat Minute March 8, 2019


Just a quick reminder that significant road work will begin on Monday, March 11, on Assembly Drive at the intersections of Kanawha and Virginia to replace the damaged stormwater culvert. Detour signs heading into and out of Montreat will be clearly posted, rerouting drivers around the truck entrance, up Kanawha to Mecklenburg to Mississippi to Louisiana and back onto Assembly. Please plan your time accordingly and be careful of traffic, as the detour roads are narrower than Assembly.

It’s expected that the road repair will take three days. Besides an improved stormwater system, a new crosswalk will be installed across Assembly Drive. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.

Town Council Meeting: Thursday March 14, 2019

Another reminder: the March Town Council meeting will be held in the Walkup Building at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 14. The Public Forum will precede the meeting. For a copy of the Agenda, please CLICK HERE. Among other items, the Town’s independent auditor will present the FY 2018 Annual Financial Report.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For those unable to attend, the meeting will be “live streamed” on the Town of Montreat YouTube channel and can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

Save the Date!

The Seventh Annual Montreat Native Plant Sale and Arbor Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. at Moore Field. The Native Plant Sale, sponsored by the Landcare Committee, is an opportunity to shop for indoor and outdoor plants, and at the same time learn about native plants and gardening from a variety of experts.

Six Western North Carolina nurseries will be offering a wide variety of native and other plants for home and garden.

Experts will be on hand to provide information, including the Extension Master Gardeners of Buncombe County, the Hemlock Restoration Initiative and Montreat College. Kids will be entertained at the “hands on” activity table.

Informative programs are planned throughout the day, including programs presented by the North Carolina Forest Service, The American Chestnut Foundation, and a special salamander exhibit. Sign up for the special Salamander Night Hike at 9:00pm.

Entertainment will be provided by Rhianna and the Relics. Plan to eat brunch or lunch from the food truck. Admission is free.

Good News about the New Town Hall Fund Raising

Thanks to the incredible generosity of Montreaters and those who love Montreat, the goal of raising funds to “Montreatize” the new Town Hall has been exceeded! More than $75,000 from 74 donors/families has been graciously donated or pledged to help bring additional Montreat character to the new building. Giving opportunities still exist. CLICK HERE for a brochure about the project. Contact Bill Scheu at 828.669.2891 for further information or to make your gift.

Donors will be receiving an appreciation letter with additional information about the overage soon. Thank you for being such a responsive and generous community.

Dusty road closed sign on a country road