Montreat Minute 2/9/24

Mayor’s Summary of the February 8, 2024 Town Council Meeting

Hello Montreaters!

It may be winter here in Montreat, but an enthusiastic group of 20+ people turned out for tonight’s meeting. My meeting summary follows below, but the official minutes will be in next month’s agenda packet. And remember that you can view tonight’s meeting recording by CLICKING HERE.

Public Forum

  • Gary Higgins introduced himself and shared the situation on his Harmony Road property that the Council was to take action on during the Town Council meeting. He reviewed the circumstances and stated he would work hard to have minimal disturbance in constructing the driveway to his property, that there are no other solutions to access his property besides crossing Little Piney Branch.

CLICK HERE to read more…

Opportunities for High School and College Students

The Land of Sky Regional Council (LOS) is offering unique learning opportunities for 11th and 12th graders as well as students of local colleges. The Council is a multi-county, local government, planning and development organization providing technical assistance to local governments and administering projects and programs which benefit the region’s citizens. The Town of Montreat is an active member of the LOS in various ways.

The LOS describes this special opportunity by saying:

As we endeavor to improve educational and workforce attainment outcomes in our four-county region, we recognize the importance of including students in the conversation. We are excited to begin recruiting our second cohort of Student Ambassadors to be part of the Land of Sky P20 Council!

Fifteen to twenty-five of these leadership positions will be available for the spring semester, from each of the following sectors: high school (11th and 12th graders), community college, and university. These opportunities will be ideal for students interested in fields of study including but not limited to government, public service, education, business, psychology, and child development.

Student Ambassador Responsibilities:

  • Commit to this opportunity from March through May, 2024
  • Attend and participate in P20 meetings and events
  • Participate in digital marketing discussing their academic/career journey and experiences in Western NC
  • Estimated time commitment: 15-20 (total) hours over the course of the semester

P20 will provide:

  • Mentorship and leadership development through public speaking and meeting preparation
  • A certificate of completion/participation at the end of the program
  • $500 to each Student Ambassador for successful completion of the semester-long program

For more information on this very interesting, educational program and to complete an application, CLICK HERE.

What’s Happening in Montreat This Year?

Between all the entities in Montreat, many events occur throughout the year. We thought you might like to have a Calendar of Events giving dates of some of the many events. Please note that this is not a complete list, but it may help in your planning process. Enjoy the variety of activities in Montreat!

Mar. 11-15Montreat College Spring Break 
April 12Summer Club Daffodil Party2:00p-4:00p
May 4Landcare Native Plant Sale9:00a-2:00p  Moore Field
May 11Montreat College Commencement 
May 26Kirkin of the Tartans10:15a Band; 11:00 Service
June 2-8First Youth Conference 
June 3-7First week of Clubs 
July 4Parade, Picnic, ActivitiesAll Day
July 9Town of Montreat Bulk Pick Up #1 
July 10, 17, 24, 31Summer Club Wednesday Programs2:30p Upper Anderson
July 20Cottagers Annual Meeting10:00a Upper Anderson
July 20PHC Ice Cream SocialPHC grounds
July 28-Aug 3Last Youth Conference 
July 29-Aug 2Last week of Clubs 
Aug 20Montreat College Classes Begin 
FallDredging of Lake Susan 
Sept. 20-21MC Homecoming and Family Weekend 
Sept. 29Town of Montreat Bulk Pick Up #2 
Oct. 25PHC Distinguished Reformation Lecture7:30p Upper Anderson
Nov. 5Election Day, including Montreat Council 
Dec. 4PHC Christmas TeaPHC
Dec. 7Montreat College Christmas ConcertAnderson Auditorium

Updates and Reminders

  • The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Wednesday, February 14th at 10:30am in the Town Hall Conference Room to discuss amendment language to the Stormwater Ordinance. It will be live streamed. CLICK HERE for streaming instructions. The Public is invited.
  • Do you receive your own copy of the Montreat Minute or know someone who doesn’t? Sign up for the Sunshine List to receive the Montreat Minute and stay “in the know” about the Town’s happenings. CLICK HERE to sign up for the list!

Questions or Comments?

Do you have Town-related questions or comments to offer? 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!