Montreat Minute 6/14/24

Mayor’s Summary of the June 13, 2024 Town Council Meeting

Hello Montreaters!

The momentum of summer has arrived in Montreat! Church buses dot the parking lots, Montreat sweatshirts are omnipresent, and Clubbies can be heard shrieking in canoes and paddleboats on Lake Susan. Another Montreat summer has descended upon our cove!

We welcomed a handful of residents for tonight’s meeting. My 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

  • I welcomed our new Town Legal Counsel, Brandon Freeman, from Allen Stahl + Kilbourne. He or a colleague will join us at all Council Meetings.

To read more, CLICK HERE

Montreat Cottagers 4th of July BBQ

Is there anything more American than barbeque? A Montreat 4th of July is not complete without enjoying some tasty southern barbeque with your family and friends! Plan to chow down on our annual Montreat Cottagers 4th of July barbeque picnic lunches right after the July 4th Parade.

Treat yourself to your choice of barbeque pork or chicken sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, a delicious dessert bar, a bag of chips and bottled water. Tickets for these mouthwatering, all-American meals, prepared by Red Radish and Little Sprout Carryout of Black Mountain, are only $15.00.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be on sale from Saturday June 22nd through Tuesday, July 2nd,(excluding Sundays) at the Montreat Post Office from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and at the Montreat Store and Red Radish during regular business hours. Tickets must be purchased by cash or check made payable to Montreat Cottagers, Inc.

New 2024 Cottager Directory Coming Soon

The Montreat Cottagers are happy to announce that the 2024 Montreat Cottager Directory will go on sale starting June 22. Purchasing information includes:

When:            Saturday, June 22 –Wednesday, July 3 (excluding Sundays) from

9:00 am – noon

Where:           The Montreat Post Office

Cost:            $25.00 per directory (if bought in person)

                        $35.00 per directory (if mailed)

Payment terms include cash or checks, but no credit cards please. Make checks out to Montreat Cottagers, Inc.

If you will not be here during the sales period, directories can be mailed. Please send a request by mail to Montreat Cottager Directory, PO Box 1135, Montreat, NC 28757. Include your full name and mailing address, number of copies requested, and a check made out to Montreat Cottagers, Inc. for the total amount of directories ordered ($35.00 each including shipping). Include “2024 Montreat Directory” on the memo line.

For questions, please contact Laurie Morgan at 828-669-7626 or email [email protected].

Montreat Adult Summer Club Programs Begin July 10th

The Montreat Adult Summer Club has announced its summer lineup for Wednesday program speakers.

July 10The Fouche Family will share about their 2½ year adventure aboard their sailboat touring the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, and the Pacific, including stops in the Galapagos, Tahiti, Bora Bora, and finishing up in Australia. 

July 17: Dale Slusser will talk about the fascinating building tradition from England of building with river rock in Montreat and WNC. Rocks were collected from Flat Creek and other streams to build many of the buildings in Montreat. Win prizes during the “Bingo” game!

July 24: Dr. Carl Savory will share about his experience on the Operation Eagle Claw team, the failed attempt to rescue captive US embassy staff in Tehran, Iran. Eight Americans died in the effort and seven US aircraft were abandoned, captured or destroyed. This experience was later made into a Hollywood movie.

Programs begin at 2:30pm in Upper Anderson. Refreshments will be served immediately following the program.

The final program will be the covered dish picnic on Wednesday, July 31, at 6:00pm in Gaither Fellowship Hall. Walter Somerville will bring his wit with remarks at the picnic.

For more information, pick up a Summer Club brochure at the Post Office, Montreat Store, PHC, and the Huckleberry. The Summer Club celebrates their 113th anniversary this year!

Updates and Reminders

  • The Town Council will meet for a called meeting to discuss a stream bank restoration grant on Tuesday, June 18th, at 3:30pm, in the Town Hall Community Room. CLICK HERE for live stream instructions. All are invited to attend.
  • Please note that the time of the monthly Town Council meeting will change in July. The meeting will begin at 6:00pm instead of 7:00, with the Public Forum beginning at 5:30pm instead of 6:30. This is a permanent change.
  • The household trash dumpsters at the Convenience Center are now available for use.
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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