Montreat Minute

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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Montreat Minute 04/01/2021

April Fools? Not This Time Even though it is April Fool’s Day, we are not “fooling” you by putting out the Montreat Minute a day early! The Town Offices will be closed tomorrow in observance of Good Friday, so we are publishing a day early. Police services, as usual, will not be affected by the…

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Montreat Minute 03/26/21

COVID-19 Update- Governor Easing Restrictions Earlier this week, Governor Cooper announced the easing of restrictions for North Carolinians, effective today, Friday March 26, at 5:00pm. The Executive order further eases restrictions on businesses and gatherings by increasing the mass gathering limit for indoor and outdoor gatherings, increasing the capacity limits for certain businesses, and lifting…

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Montreat Minute for March 19, 2021

Town Council Planning Retreat Day 2 Follow-up The Town Council and staff met on Wednesday afternoon for the second of two planning retreat sessions. Three guests from the Planning & Zoning Commission were also present. Two primary items were on the agenda: Review and discussion of the results from the Community Assessment Survey. The survey…

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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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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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Montreat Minute 02/12/2021

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of Last Night’s 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…

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Montreat Minute 1/22/2021

COVID-19 Updates Vaccination Waiting List Available for Those 65 and Over Earlier this week, Buncombe County initiated a vaccination waiting list for those 65 and older. You may register for the waiting list by calling the Health Department at 828-250-5000 or register online by CLICKING HERE.  A Note About Your Vaccination Many Montreaters have received…

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Montreat Minute for January 15, 2021

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of Last Night’s Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters, Our first meeting of the new year was without most staff and no members of the public due to COVID restrictions. We’re looking forward to everyone having the vaccine so we can meet together again. But for tonight, we streamed the meeting. Additionally, we…

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