Montreat Minute 04/06/23

Montreat Minute One Day Early

Town Offices will be closed tomorrow, Friday, April 7, in observance of Easter weekend. Therefore, we are publishing the Montreat Minute one day early. The offices will be open on Monday, with sanitation pickup as scheduled.

Special Reception April 13 at 5:45pm

The community is invited to a special reception in the Town Hall Community Room at 5:45pm prior to the Town Council meeting. Come say good-bye to interim Town Manager Ben Blackburn and greet our new permanent Town Manager, Jason Burrell. Refreshments will be served, and the Public Forum will follow at 6:30.

Town Council Meeting April 13, at 7:00pm

The Montreat Town Council will meet for its monthly meeting next Thursday, April 13th, at 7:00pm in the Town Hall. For a copy of the agenda, CLICK HERE. The meeting will be live streamed and recorded. For information about streaming the meeting, CLICK HERE. The Public Forum will begin at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited.

Montreat Native Plant Sale and Arbor Day Celebration April 22

The Montreat Landcare Committitte’s 2023 Native Plant Sale and Arbor Day observance are scheduled for Saturday, April 22, from 9am to 2pm at the Moore Center field by Lake Susan. Come by for a day of shopping, learning, eating, visiting, and enjoying the beauty of Montreat.

Community volunteers are needed on the day of the sale to assist vendors and shoppers. For more information or to volunteer, contact Betty Douglas at [email protected] or by cell at 662-392-3050.

Bears Are Awake and Very Hungry!

Be aware that bears are awake and they are very hungry. Natural food like berries and nuts are not currently available, so bears are foraging for anything to eat, especially things like our trash and birdseed. The five bears (can you find all five?) found the bird feeder and made a meal of the seed during daylight hours. So, be careful to monitor bird feeders and secure trash, especially during this lean food period for bears.

Updates and Reminders

  • Bridge Aesthetics Committee Meeting, Thursday April 13th at 2:00 p.m. in Town Hall Community Room

Questions or Comments?

Do you have Town-related questions or comments to offer? If so, please send them to Angie Murphy at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Have a special Easter weekend!