Montreat Minute 05/13/2022

Mayor’s Summary of the May 12, 2022 Town Council Meeting

Greetings fellow Montreaters,

The Council, staff and approximately 12 attendees convened for the meeting while others joined us by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is my summary of the Public Forum and Council meeting. Remember you can read the complete, official summary in the meeting minutes that will be published next month.

Public Forum

  • Philip Arnold expressed his concern about how the current hotel/lodge legal battle is draining the Town’s financial resources. Philip serves on the Town’s Audit Committee and knows it is a challenge dealing with such a significant unbudgeted expense, which will grow with the appeal by the opposing parties. He suggested an idea that the opposing parties reimburse the Town for legal expenses going forward.

CLICK HERE to read the full meeting summary

Meeting to Discuss Hunting Dog Ordinances

On Thursday, May 19, a special meeting will be held at 6:00pm in the Community Room of the Town Hall to discuss dog ordinance controls. The discussion will be held with invited stakeholders, including several Montreat residents, the Regional Captain of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, the president of the Mt. Mitchell Bear Club and Town officials. The purpose of the meeting is to work together to draft ordinance controls to prevent dogs, particularly hunting dogs, from running loose within Town limits. Although the public is invited to attend, there will be no public comment at this meeting. Suggested ordinance revisions and opportunities for public comment will be announced in the future. The meeting will be live streamed and may be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

Updates and Reminders

  • Check out the Presbyterian Heritage Center’s special Montreat 125th Anniversary display about the Community Center (now the Post Office) and its storied past. It is in the lobby of the Post Office and is the first of several anniversary displays that the PHC will be placing around our Town to commemorate the anniversary.
  • Just a reminder to mark your calendars for the twice annual Montreat bulk/ white goods pick up will be on Wednesday, July 6. More information to come.
  • To learn more about the proposed change in form of government, CLICK HERE.


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 safe weekend!