Montreat Minute 03/26/21

COVID-19 Update- Governor Easing Restrictions

Earlier this week, Governor Cooper announced the easing of restrictions for North Carolinians, effective today, Friday March 26, at 5:00pm. The Executive order further eases restrictions on businesses and gatherings by increasing the mass gathering limit for indoor and outdoor gatherings, increasing the capacity limits for certain businesses, and lifting the restriction on alcohol sales for onsite consumption. While the Order eases certain restrictions, other public health restrictions remain in effect to continue to protect against the spread of the virus. For an overview of the changes and FAQ’s, CLICK HERE.

What this means for Montreat is that we can start opening meeting to the public in person again – though with a very limited capacity. We can safely fit the first Eight members of the public to arrive in the Community Room. We will continue to broadcast the meeting via Zoom and will take public comment by email. We will also resume the Community Forum at 6:30.

Zoning Ordinance Update Postponed

The Planning and Zoning Commission will again review the proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance at their April eighth meeting. The item will be postponed for the Montreat Board of Commissioners. As such, the planned public hearing is also postponed.

Updates and Reminders

  • The Montreat Landcare Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 7 at 9:00am via Zoom. Watch this space and the website for streaming information.
  • The Planning & Zoning Commission will meet on Thursday, April 8 at 10:30am. Meeting arrangements will be announced at a future date.
  • The April Town Council meeting will be Thursday, April 8 at 7:00pm. in person and via Zoom. The public forum will begin at 6:30.


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.