Montreat Minute April 12, 2019

Mayor’s Summary of the April 12, 2019 Town Council Meeting

Greetings Friends, Spring has come to Montreat and we all welcome its arrival. We thank the 18 people who came to be a part of the evening’s proceedings. Here are the highlights from the discussions:

• Public Forum questions/comments included: o Resident Jean Norris, dressed in gardner’s garb, shared about the upcoming Native Plant Sale and Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 27. She spoke about the band, the food truck, speakers, exhibitors, plant vendors and other activities. There will be children’s activities, a children’s creek walk, a raffle for locally donated prizes and great camaraderie. She also mentioned that volunteers are still needed. If interested, please contact Jane Alexander at jealexande@aol.com.

Click Here for a brochure about the Sale, which promises to be a great Montreat event. o Tom Frist thanked the Commission and staff for buying new microphones for the Town meetings CLICK HERE to read more…

Native Plant Sale Coming Soon With Special Programs You may have read previous announcements about the upcoming Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 27. But did you know there are some exciting new programs at this year’s Sale? Don’t miss the session on building a rain garden in your yard. Renee Fortner of RiverLink in Asheville will talk about how to harness stormwater for the purposes of building a water garden. Join her at 10:30 am for her practical “how to” presentation. For a complete description of events, vendors, exhibitors and program times, CLICK HERE for the Native Plant Sale brochure. Don’t miss it!

You may have read previous announcements about the upcoming Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 27. But did you know there are some exciting new programs at this year’s Sale? Don’t miss the session on building a rain garden in your yard. Renee Fortner of RiverLink in Asheville will talk about how to harness stormwater for the purposes of building a water garden. Join her at 10:30 am for her practical “how to” presentation. For a complete description of events, vendors, exhibitors and program times, CLICK HERE for the Native Plant Sale brochure. Don’t miss it!

Choice Montreat Lot for Sale

The Town of Montreat is offering an attractive residential lot on Florida Terrace to the highest bidder. The lot fronts Florida Terrace and Arkansas Trail above the College. It is known as Tract 1. More information can be found on the Town website at https://townofmontreat.org/bid-opportunities/ then click on Property Sale Bids. Or, contact Town Administrator, Alex Carmichael, at 828/669-8002 x305.

Town Offices Closed Next Friday

Just a reminder that the town offices will be closed next Friday, April 19, Good Friday, for the day. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, April 22. Have a great weekend.

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