Posts by Alex Carmichael

Special Montreat Minute

Special Message: A COVID-19 Update Greetings fellow Montreaters, The dialogue about COVID-19 seems to be ramping up as infection rates increase, more public information becomes available and, on the bright side, vaccines appear imminent. With all those issues swirling around, people (including Montreaters) are feeling uninformed, confused and, at times, angry. I’d like to address…

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Montreat Minute 11/20/20

Let’s Get Those Leaves Up! It appears most of the leaves are off the trees, which means it is time to get them up and out.  Why is it so important to remove leaves?  Leaves are the #1 fuel source for wildfires.  If they are piled up next to your house, a small spark will…

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Mayor’s Summary of the 11/12/20 Town Commission Meeting

Greetings Montreat friends, The Town Council convened with a handful of Montreaters sitting in the handful of chairs in the Community Room. Others joined us via our live Zoom broadcast. Here’s a summary of the meeting: Public Forum questions/comments included: Shirley Mitchell gave praises to Nancy Midgette for Nancy’s help and expertise in assessing the…

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Board of Commission Updated Agenda Packet

Please find the UPDATED meeting packet for the 11/12/2020 Montreat Board of Commissioners meeting HERE. NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:00 p.m. Public Forum begins at 6:30 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 7:00…

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Montreat Minute 10/16/20

American Chestnut Tree Planting October 20 At the request of the Tree Board and the Town Council, Town Hall Landscape Architect Joel Osgood worked to obtain four chestnut tree seedlings for the Town of Montreat from The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF). After conversations with the Tree Board, Public Works Director Barry Creasman and PW staff…

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Meeting Notice: Planning and Zoning Commission

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100 people who sign in.  The purpose of this…

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Mayor’s Summary of the October 8, 2020 Town Council Meeting

Hello Fellow Montreaters, I must first apologize for something. We had a problem with our internet service last night and did not find out about it until shortly before the Public Forum began. We were not able to fix it in time for the meetings. We weren’t able to send out a message of the…

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TEXAS ROAD BANK STABILIZATION / RETAINING WALL PROJECT NUMBER 2020-001 1.0  INTRODUCTION The Town of Montreat is seeking interested firms to bid on infrastructure repair engineering and design. Heavy rainfall and high water resulting from Tropical Storm Alberto on May 30, 2018 damaged the bank, road, and retaining wall along Puncheon Branch and…

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Mayor’s Summary of the September 10, 2020 Town Council Meeting

Greetings Montreaters, Last night’s meeting was a special one in that it was the first meeting since March that was open to the public and included the Public Forum prior to the Council Meeting. With the Governor’s change in allowing up to 25 persons indoors, we were able to accommodate ten chairs for the public…

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