Montreat Minute 08/4/23

Town Council Meeting August 10 at 7:00pm

The Montreat Town Council will meet for its monthly meeting next Thursday, August 10th, at 7:00pm in the Town Hall. The agenda includes a Public Hearing on the Town Comprehensive Plan. For a copy of the agenda, including the Comprehensive Plan, 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. All are invited to attend and participate.

Town Hires New Town Manager

Mayor Helms recently announced that the Town Council has hired a new Town Manager. Savannah Parrish will begin her new duties on August 16. Currently, Savannah is the Black Mountain Town Clerk and Assistant to the Town Manager, where she has served since 2020. She is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a Masters in Public Administration. Prior to coming to Black Mountain, she worked in a variety of both non-profit and government positions. Interim Town Manager Ben Blackburn will have a short period of overlap with Savannah before he returns to retirement.

In commenting on the situation, Mayor Helms said, “We have been blessed with Ben working as Interim Town Manager for the past 18 months and appreciate all he has done for us. But we’re excited that Savannah is joining us as the first permanent Town Manager. Her education and experience will serve the Town well.”

PHC Tour of Homes Comes August 12th and 13th

The Presbyterian Heritage Center presents the 2023 Tour of Homes next Saturday and Sunday, August 12th and 13th, from 2:30 to 6:30pm.  Seven historic homes and buildings will be featured, including the William Black Lodge, in the North Carolina Terrace area.

Tickets will be sold at the Post Office and the PHC August 7-11, and at the PHC on event days. Or CLICK HEREto purchase tickets now. Ticket price is a suggested $20 donation.

The Tour will originate at the Presbyterian Heritage Center where information and maps will be available on event days. Unfortunately, no handicapped access or parking is available at the tour sites. However, shuttle service to the top of North Carolina Terrace will be provided if needed.

For further information, contact the Presbyterian Heritage Center at (828)669-6556.

Updates and Reminders

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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 great weekend!