Montreat Minute 09/11/2020

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of Last Night’s Town Council Meeting

Greetings Montreaters,

Last night’s meeting was a special one in that it was the first meeting since March that was open to the public and included the Public Forum prior to the Council Meeting. With the Governor’s change in allowing up to 25 persons indoors, we were able to accommodate ten chairs for the public given social distancing. Honestly, it was wonderful to see people in the audience in our new Town Hall Community Room. After a five month COVID-19 hiatus, it felt like a landmark occasion and a small step in returning to some level of normalcy. We hope you will join us in the future.

Here’s a summary of the meeting:

    • opened up comments by saying he was pleased that we could be together in the new Town Hall for the meeting. He further commented that he continues to receive comments from residents and visitors about how beautiful the Town Hall is. He asked how it has been being in the new building:

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Free Firewise Home Risk Assessment Available

Fall is in the air. Although leaf season is right around the corner, this Firewise reminder is not about leaves.  Rather, it is an opportunity to have your home and property assessed for wildfire risk using the standards as defined by the North Carolina Forest Service and Firewise USA.

Offered by the Montreat Landcare’s Firewise Initiative, the risk assessment is short and simple.  Firewise uses a form provided by the Forest Service to assess everything from home construction materials to surrounding foliage to fire truck access.  There is no need to enter your house as electrical factors are not part of what is checked.

This risk assessment is not prescriptive.  You will not be required to make any changes.  It will not be reported anywhere, other than to you. It is simply for your information and to guide future decisions.

If you would like to schedule a Home Risk Assessment, contact Nancy Midgette ([email protected]) and she will get it scheduled right away.

Wondering Why the Flag is at Half Staff?

You may have noticed the American flag at the Town Hall has been lowered to half staff. It was done at sunrise this morning in honor of Patriot Day. Established in 2002, Patriot Day honors the memory of those killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks. The flag will return to full staff tomorrow.

Upcoming Events

  • Tree Board September 22, 2020, 9:30 a.m.
  • Planning & Zoning September 24, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
  • Board of Adjustment September 24, 2020, 5:00 p.m.


Do you have Town-related questions you would like answered? If so, please send them to Angela Murphy at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Stay well and have a great weekend.