Montreat Minute 04/16/2021

Montreat Minute for April 16, 2021

Come to Bill Creasman’s Retirement Event April 27

As previously mentioned, our long time and loyal Public Works Sanitation Specialist, Bill Creasman, will be retiring at the end of this month. We will miss him and his dedication to the people of Montreat.

You can show your appreciation to Bill for his many years of service by participating in a “drive by/walk by” event at the Town Hall on Tuesday, April 27 at 3:00pm. Montreat Police will queue up cars and walkers to acknowledge Bill as he sits in a rocking chair on the creekside porch. Make signs to wave as you go by. Then, at 3:20, several residents will offer thanks to Bill for his service, followed by presentation of a special plaque by Public Works Director, Barry Creasman. Don’t miss this special opportunity to say thanks and good bye to a loyal friend of Montreat.

Good News: Bill’s Successor Hired

Although we will miss Bill, his successor has been hired and began work this week. Be sure to say hello to Andrew Brown when you see him driving the sanitation truck or picking up leaves and brush. Andrew is from Black Mountain and is married. Before coming to Montreat, Andrew worked for former Black Mountain mayor, Don Collins, on Don’s farm. Let’s give Andrew a warm Montreat welcome.

Montreat College Music Festival Coming April 24

Montreat College will be sponsoring its CODA Music Festival on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 1:00-8:00pm on Gaither Circle. There will be music performances from five live groups, activities such as Gellyball and cornhole, a BBQ food truck (maybe others) and more. The CODA music festival is a project by the Montreat College Music Business students to gain experience creating a fun family-friendly event that celebrates art and culture. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Updates and Reminders

  • With traffic picking up, walkers are reminded that when no sidewalks are available, for your own safety please walk on the left side of the road so you can see opposing traffic and will be safe from traffic from behind.
  • The Montreat Tree Board will meet on Tuesday, April 27 at 9:30am via Zoom. Watch the Town website for streaming information.


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