Posts by Alex Carmichael

Montreat Minute for April 9, 2021

Mayor Pro Tem’s Summary of the April 8, 2021 Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters, It was my honor to lead tonight’s Town Council meeting. Mayor Helms had a last minute unexpected conflict. It was our first open attendance meeting since last fall, including our first Public Forum since November. As is our custom, we also…

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Mayor Pro Tem’s Summary of the April 8, 2021 Town Council Meeting

Hello Montreaters, It was my honor to lead tonight’s Town Council meeting. Mayor Helms had a last minute unexpected conflict. It was our first open attendance meeting since last fall, including our first Public Forum since November. As is our custom, we also broadcast the meeting live and had a number of electronic attendees but…

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Proposed Changes to the Zoning Ordinance with Corrected Link

Nearly two years ago the Montreat Board of Commissioners tasked the Planning and Zoning Commission with reviewing and making changes to the Zoning Ordinance. The Planning and Zoning Commission held numerous meetings and worked diligently to craft recommendations. In November the Planning and Zoning Commission presented a proposed update to the Board of Commissioners, which…

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Montreat Minute for March 12, 2021

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of Last Night’s Town Council Meeting Hello fellow Montreaters, Our Council meeting, hopefully for one of the last times, was virtual with the Council and staff in the Town Hall but citizens having to participate on Zoom. If you missed it, we recorded it and posted it to our FaceBook page. CLICK…

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Mayor’s Summary of the March 11, 2021 Town Council Meeting

Hello fellow Montreaters, Our Council meeting, hopefully for one of the last times, was virtual with the Council and staff in the Town Hall but citizens having to participate on Zoom. If you missed it, we recorded it and posted it to our FaceBook page. CLICK HERE to watch the recording. Here’s a summary of…

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Montreat Minute for February 26, 2021

COVID-19 Easing of Restrictions As North Carolina’s numbers continue to show improvement and vaccine distribution increases, Governor Roy Cooper announced a new Executive Order that eases some COVID-19 restrictions, which will take effect today, February 26, at 5 pm. Some of the changes include: Lifting of the Modified Stay at Home Order requiring people to…

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Montreat Minute 2/19/2021

Town Earns Tree City USA Award for Sixth Time Tree Board Chair, Ann Vinson, received word earlier this week from the Arbor Day Foundation that Montreat has earned Tree City USA designation for the sixth year in a row. Tree City USA designation is a program that promotes tree plantings throughout communities nationwide. The program…

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COVID Vaccine Sites Closed Thursday, Feb. 18

Due to the possibility of significant ice accumulation across Buncombe County, the Buncombe County vaccination sites at A-B Tech and AC Reynolds will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Those individuals with appointments on Thursday, Feb. 18 will be rescheduled for the same time on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The closure does not impact any…

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Mayor’s Summary of the February 11, 2021 Town Council Meeting

Greetings Montreaters, Once again, we had to resort to a virtual Town Council meeting for guests. The Council and several staff met at the Town Hall for the meeting. We streamed the meeting on Zoom. But if you missed it, we recorded it and posted it to our Youtube channel. CLICK HERE to watch the…

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Special Montreat Minute January 15, 2021

Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccinations available for those 75 and over We have just now received information from Buncombe County DHHS (BCHHS) that they are re-opening appointments for those 75 years and older as of 1:30 today, Friday. If you are 75 or over and have NOT received your first vaccination, you may make an appointment…

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