Special Montreat Minute 3/28/24

Greetings from the Town Council and staff. Just several reminders about this weekend:

  • The Montreat Town Offices will be closed tomorrow, Friday, March 29, in observance of Good Friday. Offices will reopen at 8:00am on Monday, April 1. Trash pickup will not be affected.
  • The Montreat Minute will not be published tomorrow.

Also, please be aware that the bears are awake. In fact, we are not sure they ever went to sleep since many were seen throughout the winter. They are hungry and their natural food sources like fruit and nuts are not available yet. This means they will be foraging for anything they can find, including your trash, birdseed, dog and cat food, refuse at the Convenience Center, food in cars—anything edible. Please take precautions, including:

  • Bringing in bird feeders at dusk, and even that is not a guarantee bears won’t get to them
  • Do not leave pets outdoors unattended
  • Not placing your trash out at curbside until Monday morning, and make sure trash is in bear proof containers
  • If you are leaving Montreat before trash pickup on Monday, either pack out your trash and take it with you or drop it off at the Convenience Center by the Town Hall.
  • If using the Convenience Center:
    • Check carefully around you before getting out of your vehicle
    • Do NOT use the Convenience Center from dusk until daylight

Have a blessed Easter.