Montreat News Archive

Montreat Minute January 21, 2022

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…

Please Remove Cars from Roadways

January 20, 2022

Please remove your cars from roadways. Cars parked in the roadways impede ambulances and fire trucks and cause a dangerous situation. Emergency workers need 12 feet of clearance on all roads in order to provide services.

Tree Board Meeting Notice

January 20, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, Janaury 25, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, Montreat, NC.   You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jan 25, 2022 09:30…

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting Notice

January 20, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, January 26, 2022 10:00 a.m. Will be held with in-person attendance in Town Hall & zoom meeting software The Montreat Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. with in-person attendance and zoom meeting software.  The public is invited to attend.…

Temporary Trash Options

January 19, 2022

Due to the interrupted sanitation pickup services this week, the bear boxes at the old Town Services Building will be open to Montreators without pre-printed bags. Until Monday, January 24th you do not need pre-printed Montreat bags to drop off trash.

Town Hall Closed Today

January 18, 2022

Due to continued winter conditions, Town Offices are closed today, 1/18/22. Please stay safe and off of the roads.

UPDATE: SANITATION PICK UP CANCELED

January 17, 2022

UPDATE: SANITATION SERVICES ARE CANCELED FOR THIS WEEK. Regular pickup will resume Monday, the 24th. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. Previous post: Due to continued winter weather, sanitation services for Tuesday the 18th will be delayed. Pickup is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday the 19th. Your Public Works crew has been working…

Montreat Minute for January 14, 2022

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…

Mayor Pro Tem’s Summary of the January 13, 2022 Town Council Meeting

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. Others were live…

Special Montreat Minute 1/13/2022

January 13, 2022

Town Administrator Leaving Montreat The Mayor and Town Council recently received a letter of resignation from Town Administrator Alex Carmichael, effective February 20, 2022. In the letter, Alex explained that he had been approached about and accepted a position as Town Manager of Laurel Park, near Hendersonville. Moving from a Town Administrator to a Town…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting & Materials

January 10, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, January 13, 2022 Agenda and Minutes to be considered 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & in person attendance at Town Hall The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software and in person…

Board of Commissioners Meeting Notice & UPDATED Packet

January 10, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Meeting Packet can be found here Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software and in-person attendance at Montreat Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance. …

Montreat Minute 01/07/2022

January 7, 2022

Montreat Minute for January 7, 2022 Board of Adjustment Hearing Concludes: Approves Lodge The Montreat Board of Adjustment (BOA) concluded the Special Use Permit hearing last night for a 40-room hotel requested by the Mountain Retreat Association (MRA). After 50 hours of total testimony, beginning in October, final summations were given by both sides yesterday…

Board of Adjustment Meeting 01/06/2022

January 5, 2022

CONTINUED MEETING NOTICE Thursday, January 6, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The hearing will be held in the Town Hall Community Room, but unfortunately there will be extremely…

Board of Adjustment Meeting

January 4, 2022

CONTINUED MEETING NOTICE Wednesday, January 5, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The hearing will be held in the Town Hall Community Room, but unfortunately there will be extremely…

Montreat Minute 12/23/2021

December 23, 2021

Montreat Minute for December 23, 2021 The Town Council and staff wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The Montreat Minute is being published one day earlier than normal because the Town offices are closed on Friday, December 24 and Monday, December 27. Sanitation services will resume on Tuesday, December 28. Please…

Board of Adjustment Meeting

December 20, 2021

CONTINUED MEETING NOTICE Tuesday, January 4, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.  at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The hearing will be held in the Town Hall Community Room, but unfortunately there will be extremely…

Montreat Minute December 17, 2021

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…

Board of Adjustment Meeting 12/15/2021

December 15, 2021

CONTINUED MEETING NOTICE Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The hearing will be held in the Town Hall Community Room,…

Montreat Minute 12/10/2021

December 10, 2021

Mayor’s Summary of the December 9, 2021 Town Council Meeting Merry Christmas Montreaters! It seems like just a few days ago that we were eating Thanksgiving turkey, but now we’ve got Christmas just around the corner. I hope you have special plans for this most wonderful time of the year. Approximately 20 people joined the…

Mayor’s Meeting Summary for 12/09/2021

December 10, 2021

Mayor’s Summary of the December 9, 2021 Town Council Meeting Merry Christmas Montreaters! It seems like just a few days ago that we were eating Thanksgiving turkey, but now we’ve got Christmas just around the corner. I hope you have special plans for this most wonderful time of the year. Approximately 20 people joined the…

Board of Adjustment Meeting 12/16/21

December 10, 2021

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Thursday, December 16, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. The purpose of the public hearing is as follows: To…

Montreat Minute December 6th, 2021

December 6, 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…

Board of Adjustment Meeting 12/13/2021

December 3, 2021

CONTINUED MEETING NOTICE Monday, December 13, 2021 – 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Graham Chapel/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 13, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  at Graham Chapel, 396 Geneva Place, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of the public hearing is as follows: a Special…

Planning & Zoning 12/09/2021 Meeting Notice & Information

December 3, 2021

NOTICE OF MEETING Agenda can be found here Minutes can be found here and here Thursday, December 9, 2021 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & in person attendance at Town Hall The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. electronically…

Meeting Notice & Agenda Packet for December Town Council Meeting

December 2, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Agenda can be found here Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software and in-person attendance at Montreat Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance.  The…

Trash Pick-Up Delay

November 29, 2021

11/29/21 Due to an unusually high volume of trash, the Sanitation Department will not be able to complete it’s regular pick up before dark tonight. If your trash was missed today, do not worry, the Sanitation Department will finish its collection in the morning. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Montreat Minute for November 19, 2021

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…

Board of Adjustment meeting to be recessed until a time and date certain

November 16, 2021

The Board of Adjustment is expected to recess this week’s meeting. Due to circumstances outside his control, one of the party’s attorneys is unable to attend on 11/17. The Board of Adjustment is working to recess this meeting to a time and date certain, but that has not been determined yet. The Board will still…

Tree Board

November 16, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, Montreat, NC.   You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Nov 23, 2021 09:30…

Special Planning & Zoning Meeting

November 16, 2021

NOTICE OF MEETING Special Meeting- Planning & Zoning Friday, November 19, 2021 10:00 a.m. Town Hall Purpose:  Reaffirming the selection of the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee and Naming a Chair for the new Committee The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Town…

Montreat Minute 11/12/2021

November 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…

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

November 12, 2021

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 live stream. If you would like to view the recording,…

UPDATE: Board of Adjustment Meeting Notice

November 12, 2021

UPDATE: The Board of Adjustment is expected to recess this week’s meeting. Due to circumstances outside his control, one of the party’s attorneys is unable to attend on 11/17. The Board of Adjustment is working to recess this meeting to a time and date certain, but that has not been determined yet. The Board will…

Montreat Minute November 5, 2021

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…

Planning & Zoning Meeting Notice & Materials

November 5, 2021

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, November 11, 2021 Meeting Agenda can be found here 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & in person attendance at Town Hall The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is…

Town Council Meeting Notice and Agenda Packet

November 4, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, November 11, 2021 Agenda packet can be found here 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software and in-person attendance at Montreat Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance. …

Meeting Notice: Board of Adjustment, Thursday, November 4th.

November 2, 2021

The Board of Adjustment continued its 10/28/21 meeting until this Thursday. The motion was to continue the meeting at 12:00 PM. However, the room was not available until 4:00 PM. So the Board of Adjustment will meet on the steps of Gaither Hall at 12:00 PM for the sole purpose of recessing the meeting until…

Montreat Minute October 29, 2021

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…

UPDATED BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT LINK

October 28, 2021

Please see the updated link information below for today’s Board of Adjustment meeting. Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar.When: Oct 28, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Topic: Board of Adjustment Please click the link below to join the webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83401764604 Or One tap mobile :US: +16465588656,,83401764604# or +13017158592,,83401764604#Or Telephone:Dial(for higher quality,…

Montreat Minute for October 22, 2021

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…

Town Staff Member Contracts Break-Though Infection

October 21, 2021

A member of the Montreat Town staff has contracted a breakthrough infection of Covid-19. They developed what they thought were allergies on Thursday, October 14th, when there was both a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting and a Board of Commissioners meeting. They worked through Monday but felt progressively worse. After work Monday they got tested…

Montreat Minute 10/15/2021

October 15, 2021

Montreat Minute for October 15, 2021 Mayor’s Summary of the October 15, 2021 Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreaters, Last night we held our regular Town Commission meeting, preceded by our public forum. If you would like to see the recordings of the meetings, CLICK HERE. I called the Public Forum to order at 6:30, and…

Mayor’s Summary of the 10/14/21 Town Commission Meeting

October 15, 2021

Greetings Montreaters, Last night we held our regular Town Commission meeting, preceded by our public forum. If you would like to see the recordings of the meetings, CLICK HERE. I called the Public Forum to order at 6:30, and about 10 community members were present. Theodosia Wade spoke first. She and her husband own property…

Special Board of Adjustment Meeting

October 14, 2021

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 4:00 p.m. Gaither Chapel/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in Gaither Chapel, 396 Geneva Place, Montreat, NC. The purpose of the public hearing is as follows: a Special Use Permit (SUP) for 309 Collegiate…

Montreat Minute for October 8th, 2021

October 8, 2021

Correction: Trash Collection Will Be On Monday, October 11th. The trash collection calendar contained a mistake. The Town will be open for regular business on Monday, October 11th and will not be closed for Columbus Day. That means trash will be collected on Monday, not Tuesday. Be sure to have your trash out by 8:00…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

October 1, 2021

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, October 14, 2021 The agenda can be found here 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & in person attendance at Town Hall The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is…

Montreat Minute 10/01/21

October 1, 2021

Montreat Minute for October 1, 2021 Last Day to Submit Volunteer Applications Today, October 1, is the deadline for submitting applications to serve on the Town of Montreat Comprehensive Plan Update Steering Committee. The nine-member committee will be made up of representatives from the various Town entities and community members at-large. The Committee’s work will…

Planning & Zoning Rules of Procedure Sub-Committee Meeting

September 29, 2021

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Friday, October 8, 2021 2:00 p.m. The Montreat Planning & Zoning Rules of Procedure Sub-Committee will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, October 8, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.  with in-person attendance only.  The meeting will be held at Town Hall at 1210 Montreat Road. The public is welcome to attend. Angie…

October Town Council Meeting Notice & Updated Agenda Packet

September 29, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING The agenda can be viewed by clicking HERE. Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & in person attendance The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software and in person attendance. …

Water Disruption Along Florida Terrace

September 28, 2021

Emergency line maintenance will result in a temporary water shutoff this afternoon along Florida Terrace. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Montreat Minute September 24, 2021

September 24, 2021

Board of Adjustment Information Update The Montreat Board of Adjustment met yesterday and considered two items of business: 1) The Board approved a variance request for 314 Lookout Road for side and rear setbacks for a residential addition. To view a recording of last night’s meeting, CLICK HERE. 2) The Board set a date for…

Tree Board

September 21, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, September 28, 2021 9:30 a.m. Tree Board Town Hall Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, at 1210 Montreat Road Montreat, NC.   The public can participate…

Special Meeting – Board of Commissioners 09/22/2021

September 20, 2021

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:30 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of this meeting is as follows: To enter into Closed Session in accordance with…

Montreat Minute for September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021

Board of Adjustment Meeting Thursday, September 23 Additional Information The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. However, due to COVID concerns and the need for social distancing, the public hearing for the Montreat Lodge at 309 Collegiate Circle will not be heard on the…

Board of Adjustment Meeting 09/23/2021 Updated 9/20/21

September 13, 2021

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Thursday, September 23, 2021 – 4:00 p.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. The purpose of the public hearing is as follows: A…

Montreat Minute for September 10, 2021

September 10, 2021

Mayor’s Summary of the September 9, 2021 Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreaters, I hope everyone has recovered from Tropical Storm Fred of three weeks ago. We had an unbelievable amount of rain and damage in such a short period of time. The Town is still making “Fred” repairs and will be for weeks to come.…

Mayor’s Summary of the September 9, 2021 Town Council Meeting

September 10, 2021

Greetings Montreaters, I hope everyone has recovered from Tropical Storm Fred of three weeks ago. We had an unbelievable amount of rain and damage in such a short period of time. The Town is still making “Fred” repairs and will be for weeks to come. The Council meeting brought just a handful of people attending,…

Planning & Zoning Commission Special Meeting Notice

September 10, 2021

NOTICE OF MEETING Special Meeting- Planning & Zoning Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:00 p.m. Location:  Foreman Siding Road Purpose:  To review obstacles to development The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Foreman Siding Road. The public is welcome to attend. ______________________________Angie Murphy,…

Special Use Permit Application for the proposed MRA Lodge – UPDATED 9/16/21

September 9, 2021

The Town of Montreat has received a number of records requests for the Special Use Permit Application for the proposed MRA lodge project. To better facilitate transparency, we are posting a link to that application on this page. To view the entire application CLICK HERE. (UPDATED 9/9/21) To view the staff report, CLICK HERE. (UPDATED…

UPDATED Montreat Town Council Meeting Packet 09/09/2021

September 7, 2021

Thursday, September 9, 2021 UPDATED AGENDA PACKET CAN BE FOUND HERE 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software and in-person attendance at Montreat Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance.  The Public Forum…

Montreat Minute for September 3, 2021

September 3, 2021

Labor Day Reminder On Monday, we celebrate Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. With good weather forecast, enjoy the day with a hike, picnic or other outdoor activity. And please be aware that the Town offices will be closed on Monday and trash pickup will be delayed until Tuesday. Of course, the Montreat Police…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

September 2, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, September 9, 2021 10:30 a.m. Town Hall The Montreat Planning & Zoning Committee will hold their Regular Meeting on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The meeting will be in person as well as on zoom software. You are invited…

Town Council 9/9/21 Meeting Notice and Packet

September 2, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Agenda Packet can be found here Thursday, September 9, 2021 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software and in-person attendance at Montreat Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance. …

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting 09/01/2021

August 27, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Agenda can be found here Wednesday, September 1, 2021 10:30 a.m. Town Hall The Montreat Planning & Zoning Committee will hold their Regular Meeting on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The meeting will be in person as well as on…

Montreat Minute August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021

Flood Damage on Private Property? Buncombe County Stands Up Dedicated Call Center and Resources. As our local leaders are assessing the damage to Buncombe County in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Fred, Buncombe County Emergency Services is standing up a call center to connect residents to resources and information. To assist with disaster recovery, Buncombe…

Montreat College to Host a Free Vaccine Clinic

August 20, 2021

A COVID Vaccine Clinic will be offered Monday, August 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for all Montreat College students, employees, family members, and the general public. The vaccinations will be available from a mobile vaccine operation that will be located in the Anderson Auditorium parking lot in Montreat, NC, and all three vaccinations — Moderna, Pfizer,…

Montreat Minute for August 20, 2021

August 20, 2021

Town Finishes Fiscal Year Strongly Despite the extreme negative effects upon business due to COVID, the Town completed its fiscal year (July to June) with surprising strength. We had projected a significant decline in revenues due to COVID and budgeted accordingly for revenues and expenses. At year end, combined revenues were actually 1% over budget…

NOTICE: Board of Adjustments Special Training Meeting

August 20, 2021

The Montreat Board of Adjustments will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. The meeting is open to the public and can be accessed via Zoom at the following website: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85933058547 Alex Carmichael, Deputy Town Clerk

NOTICE: Tree Board Regular Meeting

August 20, 2021

The Montreat Tree Board will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom software and in person attendance, at 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. The public can participate in person, and watch by Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82668047266?pwd=UXFKS09hVThIU0dZNUNPNTc0RkRjUT09 Passcode 976506 Alex Carmichael, Deputy Town Clerk

Special Montreat Minute: Phone and Internet services cut off at Town Hall

August 19, 2021

Since Tuesday the Montreat Town Hall has been without phone or internet services. That means no calls or emails have been sent or received at Town Hall. Charter estimates repair to be scheduled for Friday afternoon. In the meantime, if you need to speak to someone about an administrative matter call (828) 779- 6223. If…

Montreat Minute 08/13/2021

August 13, 2021

Mayor’s Summary of the August 12, 2021 Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters, It’s a little quieter here with the conference and Clubs seasons complete and vacationers having returned home. But on the other hand we’re beginning to see Montreat College students arriving on campus. So, the Montreat cycle continues! The Council meeting brought approximately seven…

Mayor’s Summary of the August 12, 2021 Town Council Meeting

August 13, 2021

Hello Montreaters, It’s a little quieter here with the conference and Clubs seasons complete and vacationers having returned home. But on the other hand we’re beginning to see Montreat College students arriving on campus. So, the Montreat cycle continues! The Council meeting brought approximately seven people for the Forum and 13 for the Council meeting.…

Montreat Minute August 6, 2021

August 6, 2021

Masks at the Town Hall With MRA reporting six COVID cases last week and an upsurge of cases in Buncombe County, Mayor Helms has asked that all visitors to the Town Hall wear masks. Masks are available in the lobby for those who do not have one. We will keep a close watch on what…

Town Council 8/12/21 Meeting Notice and Packet

August 5, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Packet information can be found here Thursday, August 12, 2021 7:00 p.m.  Town Council Meeting 6:30 p.m. Public Forum Town Hall Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold their Regular Meeting on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. by Zoom Software and in person…

Montreat Minute for July 30, 2021

July 30, 2021

Sign Update Last month we shared about the new sign ordinance and that yard signs are permitted, but they must be on your own property and not in the Town right-of-way. For the full story from the June 14 Special Montreat Minute, CLICK HERE. Related to signs, the Montreat Police Department has received reports that…

Special Town Council Meeting 7/30/21

July 28, 2021

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Friday, July 30, 2021 3:00 p.m. The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting it to enter into Closed Session in accordance to NCGS §143-318.11(6) for discussion of a personnel matter. The…

Montreat Minute 07/23/2021

July 23, 2021

Montreat Minute for July 23, 2021 Sign Update Last month we shared about the new sign ordinance and that yard signs are permitted, but they must be on your own property and not in the Town right-of-way. For the full story from the June 14 Special Montreat Minute, CLICK HERE. Related to signs, the Montreat…

Tree Board

July 19, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, July 27, 2021 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software, Montreat, NC.   The public can participate in person and by zoom: You are invited to a Zoom webinar.…

Montreat Minute 07/16/2021

July 16, 2021

Town Receives Confirmation on Relief Funds Earlier this year, we received word that all NC municipalities would be receiving COVID relief funds to partially make up for lost revenue and other pandemic losses. Mayor Helms received confirmation earlier this week from Governor Cooper that we will receive $277,267 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) relief. There…

Montreat Minute 07/09/2021

July 9, 2021

Mayor‘s Summary of Last Night’s Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters, I hope everyone had a very special 4th of July holiday. It was sure good to see the Town back to normal with the parade, afternoon games, Friday square dance and hordes of people we missed last year. The Council meeting brought approximately 13 people…

Mayor’s Summary of the July 8, 2021 Town Council Meeting

July 9, 2021

Hello Montreaters, I hope everyone had a very special 4th of July holiday. It was sure good to see the Town back to normal with the parade, afternoon games, Friday square dance and hordes of people we missed last year. The Council meeting brought approximately 13 people out in attendance. We live streamed and recorded…

July Board of Commissioners Meeting- UPDATED Packet

July 1, 2021

NOTICE OF MEETING Agenda packet can be found here Thursday, July 8, 2021 Public Forum begins at 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Town Council meeting Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & with people in attendance at Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at…

Montreat Minute July 2nd, 2021

July 1, 2021

Prepare for the “Gate Gait” Saturday, July 3 Put on your running shoes for the annual 4th of July (actually 3rd of July) 5K “Gate Gait”. Meet at the gate on Saturday, July 3rd, for the 7:00am start. It’s a “No” affair: No Registration No fee No T-Shirt Just come out and have a fun…

Montreat Minute June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021

Another Trash/Recycle Update- Pickup on Monday On the Town calendar that was sent in January, the printer made an error stating there would be no trash/recycle pickup on Monday, June 28. That was an error. There will be a trash/recycle pickup on Monday. And as a reminder, If you have need to dispose of trash…

Montreat Minute June 18, 2021

June 18, 2021

Bears ‘Tis the season for bears in Montreat. They seem to be more prolific than ever and have been seen frequently during the day. One of the reasons for their activity is they are hungry. All the nuts (one of their favorite foods) from last fall are gone and berries (another of their favorite foods)…

Tree Board Meeting Notice

June 18, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software, Montreat, NC.   The public can participate in person and by zoom: You are invited to a Zoom webinar.…

Special Montreat Minute June 14, 2021

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…

Montreat Minute June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

Mayor‘s Summary of Last Night’s 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.…

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

June 11, 2021

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…

Special Montreat Minute 06/10/21

June 10, 2021

Special Montreat Minute June 10, 2021 A Reminder About Trash and Recycle Pick Up With “unofficial” summer here, conferences beginning and an influx of guests and visitors, we’d like to offer several reminders about trash pick up/recycling: Sanitation pick up is on Mondays. Please have your bags at curbside by 8:00am on Monday mornings. There…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting 06/10/21

June 4, 2021

Agenda can be found here NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & in person attendance at Town Hall The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is limited…

Montreat Minute for June 4, 2021

June 4, 2021

Join the Tree Board’s “Ivy League” On Tuesday, June 8, Tree Board members and volunteers will meet at 9:30am at the Gate to trim ivy from trees around Pratt Park and Virginia Road. Some tools will be provided by the Town’s Public Works department. However, bring hand pruners, loppers, small hand saws or pruning saws,…

UPDATED 06/8/21-Board of Commissioners June Meeting 06/10/2021

June 3, 2021

Agenda packet can be found here NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:00 p.m. Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & with people in attendance at Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.…

Montreat Minute for May 28, 2021

May 28, 2021

Join the Tree Board’s “Ivy League” On Tuesday, June 8, Tree Board members and volunteers will meet at 9:30am at the Gate to trim ivy from trees around Pratt Park. Some tools will be provided by the Town’s Public Works department. However, bring hand pruners, loppers, small hand saws or pruning saws, and gloves. If…

Montreat Minute for May 21, 2021

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…

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE, 5/26/2021

May 21, 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…

Montreat Minute for May 14,2021

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. …

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

May 14, 2021

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…

Tree Board Meeting

May 14, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, May 25, 2021 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with limited in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software, Montreat, NC.   The public can participate in two ways: You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When:…

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