Montreat News Archive

Montreat Minute 05/13/2022

May 13, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the May 12, 2022 Town Council Meeting Greetings fellow Montreaters, The Council, staff and approximately 12 attendees convened for the meeting while others joined us by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is my summary of the Public Forum and Council meeting. Remember you can read…

Mayor’s Summary of the May 12, 2002 Town Council Meeting

May 13, 2022

Greetings fellow Montreaters, The Council, staff and approximately 12 attendees convened for the meeting while others joined us by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is my summary of the Public Forum and Council meeting. Remember you can read the complete, official summary in the meeting minutes that will…

Hunting Dog Stakeholders Meeting 5/19/22

May 11, 2022

SPECIAL MEETING HUNTING DOG STAKEHOLDER MEETING Thursday, May 19, 2022 6:00 p.m. In person attendance & Zoom Meeting Software A special meeting will be held on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in Town Hall to discuss the hunting dog situation in Montreat.  A quorum of the Board of Commissioners could be present.  The…

Montreat Minute 05/06/2022

May 6, 2022

What’s the Change in Form of Government All About? The Montreat Town Council is considering a change in the form of government as allowed by NC state statute. We have had inquiries about this topic beyond the public discussions at the last three Council meetings. Therefore, we have developed a Question & Answer sheet to…

Q&A on Council/Manager Form of Government

May 4, 2022

Town of Montreat Change in Form of Government Q&A The Montreat Town Council is considering a change in the form of government as allowed by NC state statute. We have had inquiries about this topic beyond the public discussions at the last three Council meetings. Therefore, we have developed this Question & Answer sheet to…

Updated May Board of Commissioners Meeting Notice & Agenda Packet

May 4, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Agenda Packet can be found here Thursday, May 12, 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, May 12, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance. …

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Notice

May 4, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, May 12, 2022 10:30 a.m. Planning & Zoning Commission Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & in person attendance at Town Hall Meeting Agenda can be found here Meeting Minutes can be found here Conditional Zoning Complete Application can be found here Final Staff Report CZ can be found here…

Open Space Conservation Committee Meeting Notice

May 2, 2022

REGULAR MEETING Open Space Conservation Committee                                         Tuesday, May 10, 2022                            3:30 p.m. In person attendance only Agenda can be found here Minutes to be approved can be found here A regular meeting of the Open Space Conservation Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in…

Montreat Minute 04/29/22

April 29, 2022

Mayor Proclaims Municipal Clerks Week Mayor Helms recently signed a proclamation recognizing and declaring the 53rd Annual Professional Municipal Clerks Week for the week of May 1-7, 2022. The proclamation recognizes the extremely important work of town clerks, especially our own Angela Murphy. In the proclamation, the Mayor stated, “[I] extend appreciation to our Professional…

Board of Adjustment Meeting CANCELLED 04/28/22

April 27, 2022

The April Board of Adjustment has been cancelled for 04/28/22. The May Board of Adjustment Meeting will be held on May 26, 2022.

Montreat Minute 04/22/22

April 22, 2022

Montreat Minute for April 22, 2022 Our Newest (and youngest) Volunteers Christ Community Church’s Montreat Morning School students learned about Earth Day today. After learning about what Earth Day means, they were inspired to help care for the earth and our community. Putting their new found knowledge to work, students spent the morning collecting trash…

Tree Board Meeting 04/26/2022

April 22, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, April 26, 2022 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April  2022, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, Montreat, NC.   Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Apr 26, 2022…

Special Montreat Minute

April 20, 2022

Special Montreat Minute for April 20, 2022       Don’t Miss the Montreat Native Plant Sale & Arbor Day Celebration Saturday, April 23, 2022   9am-3pm Moore Center @ Lake Susan Come select native plants from local nurseries, enjoy programs about Monarchs, mason bees, pollinators and rain gardens, and American chestnuts in the forest ecosystem.…

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of 04/14/2022

April 18, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the April 14, 2022 Town Council Meeting Greetings fellow Montreaters, The Council, staff and about eight visitors convened for the meeting and others joined us by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is my summary of the Forum and Council meeting. Remember you can read the…

Montreat Minute 04/08/2022

April 8, 2022

Montreat Native Plant Sale Returns April 23 After two years of hiatus due to the pandemic, the Montreat Native Plant Sale is returning. The Montreat Landcare Committee is hosting the event at the Moore Center field at Lake Susan on Saturday, April 23, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Vendors will be offering native plants from local…

Bridge Commission Meeting Notice

April 7, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Tuesday, April 19, 2022 2:00 p.m. Bridge Committee Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & in person attendance at Town Hall The Bridge Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software and in person attendance at Town Hall.  Zoom link is…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Notice, Agenda and Updated Draft Minutes

April 7, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, April 14, 2022 Agenda can be found here Draft minutes can be found here 10:30 a.m. Planning & Zoning Commission 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, April 14, 2022 at…

UPDATED April Town Council Meeting Packet & Notice

April 7, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Agenda Packet can be found here Thursday, April 14, 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, April 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance. …

Public Hearing Notice 04/14/2022

April 7, 2022

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Thursday, April 14, 2022 – 7:00 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Rd, Montreat, NC.  The meeting will be held by Zoom Software and in…

Native Plant Sale

April 6, 2022

Don’t miss the Montreat Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 23 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Sponsored by Montreat Landcare Committee, the even returns after a two year “pandemic” hiatus. Learn more about all the activities by CLICKING HERE for the brochure.

Montreat Minute 04/01/22

April 1, 2022

Montreat Minute for April 1, 2022 Special Notice Until further notice, the Montreat Town Hall is closed due to an opossum infestation. They are everywhere and Town staff is working hard to eradicate them from all parts of the building. We were particularly angered when they commandeered the four rocking chairs on the front and…

Montreat Minute 03/25/22

March 25, 2022

“Thank You” from the Public Works Staff The Public Works (PW) staff expresses gratitude to everyone for their patience and cooperation in dealing with the Assembly Drive detour last week. PW spent the week assessing and mapping trees and removing dead and dangerous trees along the Town right-of-way along Assembly. Thirty-one trees were removed, clearing…

Montreat Minute 03/18/22

March 18, 2022

Montreat Earns Tree City Award for Seventh Year The Town of Montreat earned Tree City USA status from the national Arbor Day Foundation for the seventh consecutive year. Montreat is one of 3,600 communities across the USA to achieve this designation. Arbor Day Chief Executive Don Lambe stated, “We are thrilled that Montreat takes pride…

Board of Adjustment Meeting Notice

March 18, 2022

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Thursday, March 24, 2022 – 5:00 p.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 5:00 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…

Tree Board Meeting Notice

March 16, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, Montreat, NC.    The link to join the meeting can be found below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82399106171 _____________________________…

Montreat Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting 03/21/22

March 14, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Documents from the meeting can be found below: Handout Packet Montreat Existing Conditions Map Packet Meeting Activities for Virtual Attendees Monday, March 21, 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…

Montreat Minute 03/11/22

March 11, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the March 10, 2022 Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters, We had a small but enthusiastic group at our meeting tonight, while others joined by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is a summary of the discussion. Remember you can read the complete, official summary in the…

Mayor’s Summary of 3/10/22 Town Council Meeting

March 11, 2022

Hello Montreaters, We had a small but enthusiastic group at our meeting tonight, while others joined by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is a summary of the discussion. Remember you can read the complete, official summary in the meeting minutes that will be published next month. Public Forum…

Special Montreat Minute 03/09/22

March 9, 2022

Assembly Drive Road Closure As mentioned in last week’s Montreat Minute, Assembly Drive will be closed to thru traffic from Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18, from Virginia Road to Louisiana Road. Public Works will be removing dead trees from the Town right-of-way. Please follow the detour route as indicated in the two maps…

Montreat Minute 03/04/22

March 4, 2022

Montreat Minute for March 4, 2022 Upcoming Detour on Assembly Drive Please be aware that Assembly Drive from Virginia Road to Louisiana Road will be closed for tree work from Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18. Two routes, one for entering and another for exiting, will be set up to facilitate traffic flow. Next…

Special Meeting Notice – Board of Adjustment

March 4, 2022

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE Wednesday, March 16, 2022 – 4:00 p.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of the meeting is as follows: 1.  Review, consider and take action on the Order…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Notice & Materials

March 4, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Agenda can be found here Minutes to be approved can be found here Thursday, March 10, 2022 10:30 a.m. Planning & Zoning Commission 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, March 10,…

RFP Texas Road Pedestrian Bridge

March 3, 2022

For information regarding the RFP for Texas Road Pedestrian Bridge Project click here

UPDATED March Town Council Meeting Notice & Agenda Packet

March 3, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:00 p.m. Meeting packet can be found here 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, March 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance. …

Montreat Minute 02/25/2022

February 25, 2022

Mayor Lifts Mask Mandate for Town Hall Effective this past Tuesday, Mayor Helms has lifted the COVID mask mandate for people entering and doing business in the Town Hall, employees included. After a Tuesday meeting with Buncombe County officials, Mayors from all Buncombe County municipalities, and Health Department officials, the mayor stated, “Upon polling these…

Montreat Minute February 18, 2022

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…

Montreat Minute 02/11/2022

February 14, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the February 10, 2022 Town Council Meeting Greetings fellow Montreaters, It’s nice to see the snow piles dissipating, which gives me hope that spring is not too far away. Approximately 19 people joined the Council tonight, which included an extended Public Forum to discuss the bears/dogs issue we began talking about last…

Mayor’s Summary from 02/10/22

February 14, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the February 10, 2022 Town Council Meeting Greetings fellow Montreaters, It’s nice to see the snow piles dissipating, which gives me hope that spring is not too far away. Approximately 19 people joined the Council tonight, which included an extended Public Forum to discuss the bears/dogs issue we began talking about last…

Tree Board Meeting 02/22/22

February 11, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, February 22, 2022 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, Montreat, NC.    You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Feb 22, 2022 09:30…

Board of Adjustment Meeting 02/24/22

February 11, 2022

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Thursday, February 24, 2022 – 7:00 p.m. Agenda can be found here Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. The purpose is to grant/deny…

Special Montreat Minute

February 9, 2022

Special Montreat Minute Reminder of Special Public Forum Tomorrow to Discuss Bears/Dogs/Hunters Issues The time allotted to the February Public Forum tomorrow, February 10, will be expanded in order to have a community discussion and presentation about the bears/dogs/hunters problem that was addressed at the January Town Council meeting. Instead of beginning at 6:30pm, the…

Montreat Minute 02/04/2022

February 4, 2022

Montreat Minute for February 4, 2022 Special Public Forum February 10 to Discuss Bears/Dogs/Hunters Issues The time allotted to the February Public Forum on Thursday, February 10, will be expanded in order to have a community discussion and presentation about the bears/dogs/hunters problem that was addressed at the January Town Council meeting. Instead of beginning…

UPDATED February Town Council Meeting Notice & Packet

February 2, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, February 10, 2022 Meeting Packet can be found here 7:00 p.m. Board of Commissioners February Town Council Meeting Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & in person attendance at Town Hall **Public Forum will begin at 6:00 p.m.** The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday,…

Audit Committe Meeting 02/07/22

February 2, 2022

SPECIAL MEETING – AUDIT COMMITTEE Monday, February 7, 2022, 3:00 p.m. Town Hall The Town of Montreat Audit Committee will hold a Meeting on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC.  The purpose of this meeting will be to review FY20 audit.  The Town of…

Montreat Minute 01/28/2022

January 28, 2022

Montreat Minute for January 28, 2022 Comprehensive Plan Update Committee Holds First Meeting The newly appointed Montreat Comprehensive Plan Update Committee met for the first time on Wednesday, January 26, to begin the process of updating the Town’s 2008 comprehensive plan. The nine member committee is chaired by Mayor Tim Helms and is made up…

Special Meeting Notice 01/31/2022

January 27, 2022

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Monday, January 31, 2022 12:00 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, January 31, 2022, at 12:00 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 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…

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