Montreat Minute October 29, 2021

Shhhh, It’s a Secret But We Need Your Help

Everyone will agree that we have a wonderful Town staff- police, public works, development services, and administration. They work hard for us and we’re fortunate to have them. And, because it is nearing Thanksgiving, the Town Council will be preparing and serving a luncheon feast for the staff on Tuesday, November 16 as a token of appreciation.

Here’s how you can help. We are collecting “thank you’s” from cottagers and other friends and will present them to the staff at the luncheon. CLICK HERE if you would like to send a praise or thank you and we’ll make sure they receive your note. We know they will appreciate your appreciation!

Board of Adjustment News

The Montreat Board of Adjustment met yesterday, October 28, for the continued hearing of a Special Use Permit (SUP) request for 309 Collegiate Circle for a 40-room hotel and site improvements. The hearing was recorded and may be viewed by CLICKING HERE. The proceedings were not complete. Thus, it will be continued to a date and location to be determined. Watch for future Montreat Minutes or check the website for the date and other details. The public is invited to attend. The meeting will be live streamed.

Please be advised that the meeting is a quasi-judicial hearing, which means no public comment period will be included, although everyone is invited to attend.


It’s that time of year to collect leaves, prepare your yard for winter and protect it from the risk of wildfire. Did you know Montreat receives credit for the hours you spend collecting leaves and cleaning up your yard? Every year, we report total community hours worked in order to qualify for our Firewise Renewal Report. So, please report the time that you spend working to clear leaves and debris from your yard to Nancy Midgette ([email protected]). If you need information about how to reduce the risk of wildfire in your yard or how to prune bushes, ask Nancy. She has that information as well. Thanks to Nancy for the excellent and important work she does.

Updates and Reminders

  • The Montreat Landcare Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 3 at 9:00am in the Allen Building. Check their website for details.
  • The Montreat Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Thursday, November 11 at 10:30am in the Town Hall. The meeting is open to the public and will be live streamed. Details to follow.
  • The Montreat Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday, November 11 at 7:00pm in the Town Hall. The meeting will be preceded by the Public Forum at 6:30. Both are open to the public and will be live streamed. Details to follow.
  • The Town picks up leaf bags every other Wednesday. Just put your bags out by the curb and they will be picked up. Please don’t place anything but leaves and small sticks into the bags.


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.

Have a great weekend!