Montreat Minute

Montreat Minute February 18, 2022

Mask Mandate Lifted in Buncombe County and Montreat with Exception Buncombe County suspended the COVID indoor mask mandate on Wednesday, February 16 after it had been in place since August 18, 2021. Like other county municipalities, Montreat signed on to the mandate as well. But as of Wednesday, we too have expired the mandate, with…

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Montreat Minute January 21, 2022

Drop Trash at Town Services Building; Pickup Resumes on Monday Due to the interrupted sanitation pickup services this week, the bear boxes at the old Town Services Building will be open to Montreaters without pre-printed bags. Until Monday, January 24th you do not need pre-printed Montreat bags to drop off trash. Normal trash pickup will…

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Montreat Minute for January 14, 2022

Mayor Pro Tem’s Summary of the January 13, 2022 Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreaters, The Mayor was not available for the meeting and he sent his regrets. It was my honor to preside this evening. Approximately 18 people joined the Council in the Town Hall tonight for the Forum and Council meeting. Approximately 20 others…

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Montreat Minute December 17, 2021

Watch Night Service Returns New Year’s Eve After a “Covid interruption” last year, the Cottagers’ Watch Night Service will be held on Friday, December 31, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. in Graham Chapel.  The brief service will be led by the Rev. Edna Banes. Watch Night Services have been observed on New Year’s Eve for several…

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Montreat Minute December 6th, 2021

Burn Ban Issued for all North Carolina Counties Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning until further notice. “It is fall wildfire season in North Carolina, and we are seeing wildfire activity increase due to dry conditions,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “With these ongoing…

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Montreat Minute for November 19, 2021

An Unexpected Gift from the Cottagers We are extremely grateful to the Montreat Cottagers for making a generous $1,200 donation to the Town recently. Cottagers shares their earnings with four Montreat entities: the Town, MRA, Montreat College and the Presbyterian Heritage Center. Thank you, Cottagers, for your diligent efforts and generosity. Thank You Luncheon Follow…

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Montreat Minute 11/12/2021

Mayor’s Summary of the November 11, 2021 Town Council Meeting Greetings fellow Montreaters, Have you enjoyed the extended fall this year like I have? It seems that the colors have been more vibrant and longer lasting than I can remember. Approximately 15 people joined the Council in the Town Hall tonight, with others watching the…

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Montreat Minute November 5, 2021

Shhhh, It’s a Secret And We Need Your Help With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Town Council will be preparing and serving a luncheon feast for the staff on Tuesday, November 16 as a token of appreciation. We are collecting “thank you’s” from cottagers and other friends and will present them to the staff…

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Montreat Minute October 29, 2021

Shhhh, It’s a Secret But We Need Your Help Everyone will agree that we have a wonderful Town staff- police, public works, development services, and administration. They work hard for us and we’re fortunate to have them. And, because it is nearing Thanksgiving, the Town Council will be preparing and serving a luncheon feast for…

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Montreat Minute for October 22, 2021

Don’t Miss Bulk Pickup This Tuesday, October 26 Remember to place your bulk Items/white goods curbside for pick up this Tuesday, October 26.  For more information about items for bulk pick up, CLICK HERE. Take advantage of this free service (except mattresses and box springs- $5 each) offered by the Town. Board of Adjustment News…

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