Archive for July 2020

Montreat Minute for July 31, 2020

American Chestnut Trees Return to Montreat! More than a century ago, the American chestnut tree dominated the eastern US landscape. Nearly four billion chestnuts grew tall, fast and strong. The wood was rot-resistant, straight grained, and extremely suitable for building–  everything from house framing to furniture. In fact, Graham Chapel in Gaither Hall is completely…

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Montreat Minute, July 24

COVID-19 Update A reminder that COVID-19 restrictions are still in effect here in Montreat. Particularly, the staff and Town Council urge residents and guests to social distance and wear masks when social distancing is not possible. Given the open environment here, it is easy to forget to social distance and wear masks when gathering outdoors…

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Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

The Meeting Packet can be found here. NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100…

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Montreat Minute 07/17/2020

COVID-19 Reminder re. Town Services A reminder that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Town Hall remains closed to the public. Staff are working in the building and may be reached by calling 828-669-8002. All Town functions (except Friday trash pickup) are operating as normal. Green and blue Town trash bags are available by calling before…

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Firewise Certification Achieved by Montreat

Montreat is one of only two municipalities to receive such recognition, and the only one in western North Carolina!  Residents have demonstrated a commitment to mitigating the potential effects of wildfire by reporting over 800 hours of working to prune shrubbery and remove debris and leaves. As a recognized Firewise community, Montreat will update its…

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Montreat Minute for July 10, 2020

New COVID-19 Restrictions in North Carolina NC Governor Roy Cooper announced new coronavirus restrictions last week. Originally June 26 was scheduled to be the day to begin Phase 3 of reduced restrictions. But due to a significant spike in COVID-19 related infections in the state, the Governor has delayed Phase 3 until at least July…

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July 14th Planning & Zoning Meeting

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100 people who sign in.  The purpose of…

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Montreat Minute 07/03/2020

Montreat Minute for July 3, 2020 New COVID-19 Restrictions in North Carolina NC Governor Roy Cooper announced new coronavirus restrictions last week. Originally June 26 was scheduled to be the day to begin Phase 3 of reduced restrictions. But due to a significant spike in COVID-19 related infections in the state, the Governor has delayed…

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July 4th Town Hall Open House

Come celebrate the new Town Hall on Saturday, July 4th with an Open House tour for everyone. Self-guided tours will be available from 10:00am to 1:00pm, with a flag raising ceremony at 9:45. Social distancing precautions will be taken with a proscribed tour route, adequate distance between visitors, and mandatory masks. Please keep at least…

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