Posts by Alex Carmichael

Special Montreat Minute June 14, 2021

Two Special Messages of Importance Signs Please be aware that although yard signs are permitted, they must be placed on the cottager’s own property and not in the Town right-of-way. This applies to all types of signs including for sale signs, political signs, event signs, protest signs, announcements and others. We have recently noticed a…

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Mayor’s Summary of the June 10, 2021 Town Council Meeting

Greetings Montreaters, Last night’s Town Council meeting was a first- the first time we have had a monthly meeting in the new Town Hall with no COVID restrictions. It was great to see everyone’s faces without masks and greet friends we had not seen in a while. There were approximately 35 people in attendance for…

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Montreat Minute for May 21, 2021

Town Hall Open for Business! With most COVID restrictions having been lifted, the Montreat Town Hall is open to the public effective Monday, May 24. The Town Hall was completed in the midst of the pandemic, and thus has been closed to the public. On Monday, for the first time since it was completed in…

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SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE, 5/26/2021

Montreat Board of Commissioners                                      Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 7:00 p.m.                        Zoom Software & in person attendance A Special meeting of the Board of Commissioners is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in person and by Zoom Software.  The topic of the meeting will a presentation of the Administrator’s budget for Fiscal…

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Montreat Minute for May 14,2021

Mayor’s Summary of the 5/13/21 Town Commission Meeting Hello Montreaters- We had quite a turnout for last night’s meeting.  It was great to see everyone who came out.  We broadcasted the meeting live and also had a number of electronic attendees.  If you missed it, we recorded it and posted it to our Youtube page. …

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Mayor’s Summary of the 5/13/21 Town Commission Meeting

Hello Montreaters- We had quite a turnout for last night’s meeting.  It was great to see everyone who came out.  We broadcasted the meeting live and also had a number of electronic attendees.  If you missed it, we recorded it and posted it to our Youtube page.  CLICK HERE to watch the recording. Here’s a…

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Montreat Chestnut Restoration Featured on WLOS

A story about Montreat’s American Chestnut tree restoration aired last Friday on WLOS-TV and a recording of the story can be seen by CLICKING HERE. Representatives from the Forest Service, The American Chestnut Foundation, Dr. Dottie Shuman with Montreat College, and Ann Vinson, Chair of the Town’s Tree Board, were interviewed.

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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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