Montreat Minute 12/8/23

Town Council Meeting December 14 at 7:00pm

The Montreat Town Council will meet for its monthly meeting next Thursday, December 14th, at 7:00pm in the Town Hall Community Room. 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. All are invited to attend and participate.

Bear Hunting Season Begins December 11

A reminder that the second phase of bear hunting season begins on Monday, December 11, and continues through January 1, 2024. Please be careful while hiking and report any illegal activity you observe by calling police dispatch at 828/250-6670.

Post Office Christmas Party Returns- And Nova is Not Leaving!

In last week’s Montreat Minute, we ran a story about the Post Office Christmas party and the opportunity to thank Nova and meet the new Postmaster. It was quite unclear as to if Nova was leaving her job in Montreat. She is NOT leaving! She is staying put. Instead, our former Postmaster, Tim Bryson, has taken another assignment and our new Postmaster, Jordan Henry, will begin early next year.

So, on with the invitation:

A decades old Montreat tradition is being revived after a Covid pause—the annual Montreat Post Office Christmas Party. Drop by and say hello to friends and neighbors, tell Nova how much we appreciate her, and meet the new Postmaster, Jordan Henry.

The event will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, from 10:30am to 12:30pm. A sign up sheet for “Sweets and MonTREATSs” is available adjacent to the bulletin board. As a special feature, post your name in the “BOX” at the party for a chance to win a 16“x 20” canvas print of the Montreat Post Office by Joe Standaert.

Montreat Lights Up!

Montreat is in the Christmas spirit! As you approach the gate, it’s hard to miss the lights on the Town well house. Then coming through the gate, the new tree is lit up as is the smaller tree adjacent to it. Look across the street and see another well house lit up, as is the well house at Welch Field.

The lights were possible through the generosity of Montreaters. Tim and Mimi Helms donated the lights for the three well houses while an anonymous donor provided the tree lights. Montreat’s own Public Works team provided the labor to put up the lights and the ingenuity to figure out how to bring power to the tree lights. After brainstorming how to get electricity to the trees, Public Works Director Barry Creasman and his staff came up with an ingenious idea: a solar panel with a car battery! The battery stores enough energy to light the trees during the evening hours.

This is a wonderful example of Montreat spirit and cooperation, bringing joy and Christmas spirit to our cove.

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!