Montreat News Archive

Montreat Minute for March 22

March 20, 2019

Thank You for Your Patience and Flexibility The Assembly Drive “scenic detour” is a memory now, and we thank you for your understanding for the extra several days of inconvenience. We hope you’re happy with the added feature of the crosswalk on Assembly Drive. It will create a safer crossing and, after the new Town…

Update: Road Closures on 3/20/2019

March 20, 2019

Please be advised that Tennessee Road will be closed at Tennessee Road and Assembly Drive until Friday for culvert repair!  Also Texas Road at Texas Spur will be closed periodically throughout the day!  Use caution when traversing these areas.

Town of Montreat Wins Award

March 20, 2019

The Town of Montreat has been awarded The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.  For more information click here.

REMINDER: PUBLIC WORKS DESIGN-BUILD BID CLOSES 3/29

March 19, 2019

The Town of Montreat’s Design- Build RFQ 2019-0014 closes 3/29/19. The project is a metal shell building for the Public Works Depart. Details are below. DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES RFQ 2019-004 Design-Build Services for Public Works Shell Building Project Submittal Instructions and Requirements Pursuant to N.C.G.S. Section 143-128.1(A), the Town of Montreat, NC is seeking statements of…

Installment Financing Bid Opportunity

March 18, 2019

Request for Proposal 2019-005 $1,000,000* Installment Financing Agreement Bids due by: Monday, March 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm The Town of Montreat, North Carolina (the “Town”), is requesting proposals from financial institutions with respect to a commercial loan to be evidenced by an estimated $1,000,000* Installment Financing Agreement (the “Agreement”).  The estimated loan amount is…

Vice Mayor’s Summary of the March 14, 2019 Town Council Meeting

March 15, 2019

Greetings Fellow Montreaters, This is Kent Otto, Mayor Pro Tem, taking over for Mayor Helm’s as he was out of town for the meeting. We were appreciative of the 16 people who came to be a part of the evening’s proceedings. Here are the highlights from the meeting: Public Forum questions/comments included: There were a…

Montreat Minute March 15, 2019

March 15, 2019

Vice-Mayor’s Summary of the March 14, 2019 Town Council Meeting Greetings Fellow Montreaters, This is Kent Otto, Mayor Pro Tem, taking over for Mayor Helm’s as he was out of town for the meeting. We were appreciative of the 16 people who came to be a part of the evening’s proceedings. Here are the highlights…

Montreat Minute March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019

Detour! Just a quick reminder that significant road work will begin on Monday, March 11, on Assembly Drive at the intersections of Kanawha and Virginia to replace the damaged stormwater culvert. Detour signs heading into and out of Montreat will be clearly posted, rerouting drivers around the truck entrance, up Kanawha to Mecklenburg to Mississippi…

March 14th Town Council Meeting Packet

March 7, 2019

Please join the Montreat Town Council at the March Commission Meeting on Thursday, March 14th at 7:00 p.m.  The Public Forum begins at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting packet can be found here.

Road Closure 3/5/2019

March 4, 2019

Lookout Road at the intersection of Assembly will be closed on Tuesday, 3/5/19 for repair. Traffic will be re-routed via Community Circle from 9AM to 5PM. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Bid Opportunity

March 4, 2019

Public Works Building The Town of Montreat has posted a new bid opportunity: RFP 2019-004 Design-Build Services for Public Works Shell Building Project. Find details by by navigating to our bids page and choosing the “Construction Bids” dropdown menu.

Montreat Minute March 1, 2019

March 1, 2019

Roads Update Here’s a quick update on various road projects in Montreat: Texas Road: As mentioned earlier, Texas Road between the Bill Wilde Rec. Center and the junction with Texas Road Spur is closed for installation of a water line. It’s expected that Texas Road will reopen by March 8. Greybeard Trail: A Request for…

Interested in contracting with the Town of Montreat?

February 28, 2019

Interested in contracting with the Town of Montreat? Sign up to receive notifications about any and all bid opportunities with the Town of Montreat. Whether you are interested in construction contracts or contracts for financial services, you can tailor your notifications by on our Bids Updates Page.

Road Closed 2/27/19

February 27, 2019

Texas Road Spur will be closed to through traffic today, 2/27/19, from the tennis courts to the intersection with Texas Road Extension. Residents will continue have to access their homes.

Road Closed 2/25/19

February 25, 2019

Please use caution while driving this morning around Alabama Ave and Georgia Terrace.  There are trees and power poles down along with debris.  Public Work Crews will be working in the roadway to remove downed trees and debris. 

Montreat Minute February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019

More Volunteer Opportunities Many thanks to the six people who applied for the recent Planning and Zoning Commission open positions. The Commission is now officially “full”. It is exciting to have such an outpouring of willingness to serve. There are six current opportunities to serve on the Board of Adjustment, including two regular members, two…

Montreat Minute February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019

Montreat Minute for February 15, 2019 Mayor’s Summary of the February 14, 2019 Town Council Meeting Greetings Fellow Montreaters, There was a lively and involved group attending the February Town Council meeting. Those who attended were treated to Valentine’s goodies supplied by the Town Council to thank everyone for their support and to say “We…

Mayor’s Summary of Feb 14th Town Council Meeting

February 15, 2019

gGreetings Fellow Montreaters, There was a lively and involved group attending the February Town Council meeting. Those who attended were treated to Valentine’s goodies supplied by the Town Council to thank everyone for their support and to say “We all love Montreat”. Great cookies and candy! Here are the highlights from the meeting: Public Forum…

Special Montreat Minute

February 14, 2019

Montreat Minute Special Edition! Progress on the Montreat Town Hall project is moving along. And at this stage, YOU can be a part of it. Help “Montreatize” the new Town Hall … And be part of an exciting legacy. The new Town Hall is going to look great! At the request of Montreaters, it will…

Live Streaming Commission Meetings

February 13, 2019

The Town of Montreat continues to test formats for live streaming Town Commission meetings through social media. CHECK OUR YOU TUBE PAGE FOR LIVE STREAMING today!

February 14th Updated Town Council Meeting Packet

February 13, 2019

Please join us February 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Walkup Building for the February Town Council Meeting.  The Public Forum begins at 6:30 p.m.  The updated Meeting Packet can be found here.

Bid Opening-02/13/19

February 11, 2019

A Public Meeting will be held on February 13th at 11:00 a.m. in the Town Services Building to open RFQs #2019-002 Professional Services for Texas Road Pedestrian Bridge.  The meeting is open to the public.

Montreat Minute for February 8

February 8, 2019

Town Council Meeting on Thursday Just a reminder that the February Town council meeting will be this Thursday, February 14, at 7:00pm in the Walkup Building. The Public Forum will precede the Council meeting, and all are invited to both. Special Valentine refreshments will be provided by the Commissioners to show their appreciation for Montreaters.…

Road Closure on Eastminster Terrace on 02/06/19

February 5, 2019

Eastminster Terrace will be closed periodically during the day on February 6, 2019 for tree work.  Some of the closures will take awhile.  The work will be just above the intersection of Shenandoah and Eastminster.  Use caution!

Montreat Addresses: Share Your Experiences

January 30, 2019

Montreat struggles with an address issue, and this has caused concern and problems to a number of residents in Montreat. GPS mechanisms may not recognize a street address as being in Montreat (zip code 28757), but registers it instead as being in Black Mountain (zip code 28711). Please share your experiences with this address issue.…

Montreat Minute for January 25

January 25, 2019

Update on Planning and Zoning Review Process The Planning and Zoning Commission met recently to begin a seven month process to review the Zoning Ordinance and make recommendations for changes at the request of the Montreat Board of Commissioners.   The Committee began the process by taking public comment on all aspects of the Ordinance.…

Montreat Minute for January 18

January 18, 2019

Town Offices Closed for ML King Day/Trash Pickup Rescheduled Please be advised that the Town of Montreat offices will be closed on Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday at 8:00am.   Due to the closure, sanitation pick up will not be done on Monday, but…

Planning and Zoning Seeks Public Input

January 15, 2019

This week the Planning and Zoning Commission will begin a seven month process to review the Zoning Ordinance and make recommendations for changes. The Committee will begin the process by taking public comment on all aspects of the Ordinance. Please come and offer your views on development in Montreat.  After the initial public input meeting,…

Bid Opportunity: Professional Services, Texas Road Bridge

January 14, 2019

(RE-ADVERTISED:) RFQ FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TEXAS ROAD PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE PROJECT NUMBER 2019-002   The Town of Montreat requests proposals from qualified and experienced engineers to prepare design documents for the Texas Road Pedestrian Bridge Project Number 2019-002. The purpose of this project is to prepare design documents for the conversion of Texas Road Bridge from…

Montreat Minute for January 11

January 11, 2019

  Mayor’s Summary of the January 10, 2019 Town Council Meeting   Hello Fellow Montreaters,   I hope your new year has started well. For the Town, we’ve started the year at a fast pace. Our January Town Council meeting had a very important agenda item to act on– the new Town Hall. More than…

Mayor’s Summary of the January 10, 2019 Town Council Meeting

January 11, 2019

Hello Fellow Montreaters,   I hope your new year has started well. For the Town, we’ve started the year at a fast pace. Our January Town Council meeting had a very important agenda item to act on–  the new Town Hall. More than 50 showed up to observe the meeting. Here are the highlights:  …

Special Montreat Minute

January 10, 2019

  Just a reminder that the January Town Council meeting will be held tonight, Thursday, January 10 at 7:00pm in the WalkUp Building. The primary agenda item is a discussion and possible action on the new Town Hall design. Please come and be a part of the discussion. Click Here to download the design drawings…

Montreat Minute for January 4

January 4, 2019

Town Council Meeting: Thursday, January 10 Next Thursday’s Town Council meeting will not be your “ordinary” meeting. Instead, plans for the new Town Hall will be presented and acted on by the Council. Floor plans, elevation plans and a special color rendering will be presented by the architect and builder along with all other details…

January 10 Town Commission Meeting

January 3, 2019

Please join us at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10th for the January Town Council Meeting.  The Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m.  The meeting packet may be found bu CLICKING HERE.

Montreat Minute for December 28

December 28, 2018

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a special and meaningful Christmas. Now we wish you a New Year full of hope.   Holiday Schedule The Town offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, but normal sanitation pickup will occur on Monday, December 31.   January Shift for Leaf Pick Up Just a reminder…

Having trouble contacting the Town?

December 27, 2018

The Town of Montreat has experienced domain issues between December 24th and December 27th.  This effected  our website and email addresses.  Any emails received between this time period were not received and are unfortunately not recoverable.  This issue has since been corrected and all emails are being received in a timely manner.  We are sorry…

Montreat Minute for December 14

December 14, 2018

Mayor’s Summary of the December 13 Town Council Meeting Greetings Snowy Montreaters!   After nearly 18” of snow dumped here in our cove, a hearty group of Montreaters convened for the December Town Council meeting. Given the weather conditions, we were most grateful for the folks who came out to observe and provide their comments…

Mayor’s Summary of the December 13, 2018 Town Council Meeting

December 14, 2018

Greetings snowbunnies!   After nearly 18” of snow dumped here in our cove, a hearty group of Montreaters convened for the December Town Council meeting. Given the weather conditions, we were most grateful for the folks who came out to observe and provide their comments during public comment periods. And thanks to Mary Standaert for…

Curbside Pickup Again Delayed

December 12, 2018

Due to lingering ice from Winter Storm Diego Montreat Sanitation Services are unable to resume curbside pickup today. Curbside pickup will again be delayed, tentatively rescheduled Thursday, 12/13/18.

Curbside Pickup to Resume Wednesday, December 12th

December 10, 2018

Curbside trash and recycling pickup will resume on Wednesday, December 12th. Please have your trash and recycling at the curb by 8:00 A.M. and remember to tie your bags.

Curbside Pickup for Monday, December 10th Delayed

December 9, 2018

Due to weather and road conditions, curbside trash and recycling for Monday, December 10th will be postponed. The Town of Montreat offices will also be closed. Public Works and Public Safety personnel will continue to work around the clock.    

Montreat Minute for December 7

December 7, 2018

Don’t Miss the December Town Council Meeting Plan to come Thursday, December 13, at 7:00 in the Walkup Building for the December Town Council Meeting. The Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m.   Snow and Ice Alert! We’re anticipating snow and ice this weekend and leading into early next week. Town staff will be busy…

A Message from the Mayor About Winter Storm Diego

December 7, 2018

A Message from Mayor Tim Helms About Winter Storm Diego:   “Fellow Montreaters, We are all aware of the predicted winter storm that is expected this weekend. Forecasters are predicting significant snowfall and some chance of ice and power outages. Power outages need to be reported by phone to Progress (Duke) Energy. With all this in…

December 13th Town Commission Meeting

December 6, 2018

Please join us on December 13, 2018 for the Town Council Meeting, which will be held in the Walkup Building.  The Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. The regular meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. See the agenda packet by clicking HERE.

Montreat Minutes for 11/30/2018

November 30, 2018

The Town of Montreat Welcomes Two New Staff Members Please join us in welcoming Darlene Carrasquillo and Kaila Gant to the Town of Montreat team. Darlene (left) began as the Finance Office in October. She comes to us from the University of North Carolina Asheville with a broad background in public and private sector accounting.  Kaila…

Montreat Minute for November 23

November 23, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving and Town Offices Closed Today We hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving holiday. Just a reminder that the Town offices will be closed today in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 26, at 8:00am.   Road Paving Updates If you’ve traveled Texas Road, Calvin Trail, or the public portion of…

Town Offices Delayed Opening 11/15/18

November 15, 2018

Due to Inclement Weather Town Offices will be on a delayed schedule. The Office will open at 10:00 am. Police and Public Works will operate on a normal schedule.

Mayor’s Summary of the November 8 Town Council Meeting

November 9, 2018

Greetings fellow Montreaters,   The November Town Council meeting moved quickly although we did accomplish a lot of business. And as usual, we were most grateful for the folks who came out to observe and provide their comments during public comment periods.   Here are the highlights of the meeting: Public Forum questions/comments included: Montreat…

11/08/2018 Town Council Meeting

November 8, 2018

Please join us tonight for the November Town Council Meeting which will begin at 7:00 p.m.  The Public Forum begins at 6:30 p.m.  The Agenda Packet can be found at the following link:  https://townofmontreat.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Draft_11082018_Packet_1.pdf

Montreat Minute for November 2, 2018

November 2, 2018

Town Council Meeting, Thursday, November 8 Please come to the monthly Town Council meeting on Thursday, November 8, at 7:00pm in the Walkup Building. The Public Forum will precede the Council Meeting at 6:30pm. Your support is welcome and appreciated. You may find the Meeting Agenda on the website by Clicking Here. Don’t Forget to Vote: Tuesday…

October 29th Special Meeting Packet

October 29, 2018

The October 29th Special Meeting Packet can be found at the following link:  https://townofmontreat.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/October29Packet1.pdf. Note:  Some information may be subject to change

Town of Montreat Special Meeting, October 29, 2018

October 24, 2018

The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Town Services Building.  The purpose of this meeting is as follows: Design-Build Contract Approval Approval of Budget Amendment for Urban Forestry Grant Closed Session for Personnel

Town Offices Service

October 22, 2018

The Montreat Town office is experiencing an interruption to phone and internet services and cannot be reached through those means. YOU MAY STILL CALL 911 FOR EMERGENCIES. Our service provider has been notified and onsite repairs are scheduled. Please bear with us as we address this issue.

Stay Informed About the Town Hall Project

October 19, 2018

Want to know more about the Town Hall Project? Stay up-to-date through our Capital Projects Page for Town Hall. You can read about the history of the project, download documents, and get information about upcoming events. You can even click the “Follow” tab on the right of the page to get email notifications of any updates to the…

Montreat Minute for October 19

October 19, 2018

Town Hall Design Update On Monday, more than 50 Montreaters showed up for the Town Hall Public Input Session. The Town Hall architect, Maury Hurt, and the contractor, Brian Sineath, led the creative session, receiving design suggestions for the building exterior, the grounds and landscaping, the interior and overall suggestions. Adding to the ideas were…

Bid Opportunity – Professional Services: Texas Road Pedestrian Bridge

October 12, 2018

RFQ FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TEXAS ROAD PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE PROJECT NUMBER 2019-002 The Town of Montreat requests proposals from qualified and experienced engineers to prepare design documents for the Texas Road Pedestrian Bridge Project Number 2019-002. The purpose of this project is to prepare design documents for the conversion of Texas Road Bridge from a vehicular…

Montreat Minute for October 12th

October 12, 2018

Mayor’s Summary of October 11th Towm Commission Meeting Greetings friends, I hope you have stayed dry during Hurricane/Tropical Storm Michael. I was looking over the summary from last month’s Council meeting and noted there was a lot of discussion about the upcoming Hurricane Florence. In less than a month, we’ve had two hurricanes, and three…

Notice of Bid for Purchase of Real Property

October 12, 2018

The Montreat Board of Commissioners has proposed to accept a negotiated offer of $111,000 for the purchase of the following parcel of real property: BEING all of that 0.398 acre parcel shown as Tract 2 on the plat entitled “Survey for Town of Montreat” prepared by High Country Surveyors, Inc., and recorded in Plat Book…

Mayor’s Summary of the October 11 Town Council Meeting

October 12, 2018

Greetings friends,   I hope you stayed dry during Hurricane/Tropical Storm Michael. I was looking over the summary from last month’s Council meeting and noted there was a lot of discussion about the upcoming Hurricane Florence. In less than a month, we’ve had two hurricanes, and three since May. We will dry out some day.…

10/12/18 Road Closure

October 11, 2018

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Calvin Trail will be closed for repairs near the intersection with Greybeard Road. Both lanes of Calvin Trail will be closed from 12 PM to 5 PM.

The 10/11/18 Town Commission Agenda Packet is Updated

October 9, 2018

The 10/11/18 Town Commission agenda packet is updated. Find the corrected packet by clicking here.

Montreat Minute Special Edition for Oct. 9, 2018: Town Hall Design Public Input Session

October 9, 2018

Don’t Miss the Town Hall Design Public Input Session Monday, October 15, 4:30pm in the Walkup Building   The opportunity is coming soon to offer your ideas for the design of the new Town Hall. Come next Monday to help shape the look of the Town Hall. Here’s how you can prepare and participate:  …

Three Montreat Officers Receive Meritorious Accommodations

October 5, 2018

Congratulations and Thank You to our Police Officers Recently, two of our Montreat Reserve Police Officers and one regular Officer received Meritorious Service Awards. Mayor Helms and Mayor Pro Tem Otto were present during the special ceremony. Reserve Officers William “Mac” McClintock and Ed Teeters, and Patrol Officer Lee Blevins were recognized and given appreciation…

10/15/2018 Public Input Session for Town Hall Design

October 5, 2018

An Announcement You’ve Been Waiting For about the Town Hall! Last month, we said there would be a Town Hall Design Public Input Session in the fall. Save the date: Monday, October 15, at 4:30 in the Walkup Building.   Come and offer your thoughts about what the new Town Hall should look like. This…

10/11/18 Board of Commissioners Meeting

October 5, 2018

Join us on Thursday, October 11th, at 7:00 p.m. for the regular meeting of the Town Commission. The meeting will be held in the Walkup Building. The Public Forum begins at 6:30 p.m. You may find the fill agenda packet by clicking here. 

Hydrant Testing

October 1, 2018

The Montreat Water Department and the Black Mountain Fire Department are finalizing testing of fire hydrants today. Today’s testing will be all over town, beginning in the areas of Shenandoah and Covenant Lane. This stirs up naturally occurring iron in the lines and may cause brown water at your taps. After the Fire Department tests…

Update 9/20/18: Water Bill Issues?

September 18, 2018

9/20/18 Update: The file transmittal system has been resolved. The draft is scheduled to post Thursday, 9/20/18.     Please be advised that if you are signed up to have water bills automatically draft from your account your bill for September may seem high.   What Happened? August bill drafts failed to post to the bank,…

Curbside Garbage Pickup Postponed to Tuesday, 9/18/18

September 17, 2018

Curbside Garbage Pickup Postponed to Tuesday, 9/18/18 Due to debris cleanup resulting from Hurricane Florence, today’s regularly scheduled curbside pickup is postponed to tomorrow, 9/18/2018. We apologize for any inconvenience. Pay-as-You-Throw drop off is open at the Town offices from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm today.

Mayor’s Summary of the September 13 Town Council Meeting

September 14, 2018

Greetings fellow Montreaters,   It was a rainy evening and folks were probably preparing for the upcoming Florence storm, but hearty souls came out for the Council meeting. We’re grateful for the support of everyone.   Here are the highlights of the meeting: Public Forum questions/comments included: After a question about the upcoming hurricane, Alex…

9/13/2018 Agenda Packet Update

September 13, 2018

The Agenda Packet for 9/13/2018 has been updated and can be found on the Open Government Page, or by clicking here.

Mayor Helms Declares a State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Florence

September 13, 2018

In preparation for heavy rains with the potential for flooding, mudslides, and infrastructure damage predicted to occur in Montreat Mayor Tim Helms has issued a State of Emergency. Despite its southern trajectory, Hurricane Florence poses a threat of conditions that may cause widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property. The Mayor has…

Montreat College to Test Emergency Notification System

September 13, 2018

EMERGENCY ALERT TEST AT MONTREAT COLLEGE   Morning of Thursday, September 13, 2018 In an effort to strengthen its emergency preparedness, Montreat College will be testing their emergency alert system this morning (9/13). This system includes an audible alarm that may be heard in areas near campus. There will be a minimum of two audible…

Montreat is Growing

September 11, 2018

Official population estimates are in and Montreat is steadily growing. See the letter from the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management by clicking the image below.

Dam Release at Lake Susan

September 11, 2018

In coordination with the Towns of Montreat and Black Mountain, at 1:00 PM today the Mountain Retreat Association (M.R.A.)  opened a release valve on the dam at Lake Susan. The M.R.A.’s intent is to lower lake levels in advance of Hurricane Florence. Regulations allow preemptive releases of up to 12 inches a day, which should…

UPDATED 9/17/18: EYE ON HURRICANE FLORENCE

September 10, 2018

Your Town staff and leadership are preparing for the potential of Hurricane Florence tracking into Western North Carolina.  Hurricane Florence is predicted to make landfall somewhere near Wilmington on Thursday night. Though Montreat is more than 320 miles away, the slow moving storm could bring high winds, heavy rains, and flooding to the mountains. Montreat…

Town Announcements for September 7th

September 6, 2018

Council Meeting A reminder that the monthly Town Council Meeting will be this Thursday, September 13, in the Walkup building. The Public Forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. The Agenda Packet can be found here.   Addressing the Address Issue During the August Town Council meeting, Mayor Helms appointed Commissioner Alice Lentz to address…

Town Announcements for August 31

August 31, 2018

Happy Labor Day Monday is Labor Day, which marks the unofficial start of Fall. Please note that the Town Offices will be closed Monday and will reopen Tuesday at 8:00am.   Trash Pick Up Two important notices about trash pick up: Due to Monday’s holiday, trash pick up is being rescheduled to Tuesday, Sept. 4…

CURBSIDE PICKUP CHANGING TO ONCE A WEEK

August 28, 2018

REMINDER: Curbside trash and recycling pickup returns to a once-weekly schedule after Labor Day. At the end of the summer season curbside pickup is limited to Mondays. However, Due to the Labor Day holiday, next week trash and recycling pickup will be on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH. You may also bring trash to the Town Services building…

Town Offices Closed for Labor Day

August 28, 2018

The Montreat Town Offices will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day. we will re-open at 8:00 AM on Tuesday the 4th. HAPPY LABOR DAY!

TOWN HALL UPDATE

August 28, 2018

On Monday evening, August 27, the Town Council heard presentations and held Q&A with three finalist firms for the new Town Hall design and construction project. After the presentations and Q&A, the Council had a lively discussion of the firms and their capabilities.   In the end, the Council voted to begin contract negotiations with…

Congratulations to Angie Murphy

August 24, 2018

Congratulations to our own Town Clerk, Angie Murphy! After a long period of study, she recently received her designation as a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC).  To earn the certification, Angie attended extensive education programs. The CMC designation also requires pertinent experience in a municipality. We’re proud of Angie’s achievement and are grateful to have her…

Don’t miss what’s happening!

August 23, 2018

Don’t miss what’s happening! Feel like you’re missing news of what’s happening in the Town? Sign up for the Sunshine List to get emails about the Town of Montreat’s happenings. Click here and ask to be added to the list!

Reminder: Bid Opening August 16th

August 16, 2018

Reminder: The Board of Commissioners will open Bids today for RFQ 2018-004: Town Hall Design-Build Project. This meeting is open to the public. All ionterested parties are invited to attend.   Where: The Walkup Building, 300 Community Circle, Montreat, NC 28757 When: 4:00 PM  

8/27/18 Update: Brown Water?

August 14, 2018

Original Post: The Black Mountain Fire Department is conducting annual testing of Montreat’s fire hydrants. The “scouring” requires the department to open two hydrants simultaneously, causing the water flow to dramatically increase. A byproduct is that normally settled iron in the system is stirred up causing brown water at the taps. Though unsightly, the water…

Update From the August 9th, 2018 Town Commision Meeting

August 13, 2018

Mayor’s Summary of the August 9 Town Council Meeting   Greetings friends,   Our meeting started as a celebration with the “reveal” of the new logo and website. More about that in a bit. But, we did get a few things accomplished as well!   Here are the highlights of the meeting: Prior to the…

August 9, 2018 Town Council Meeting

August 8, 2018

Join us on Thursday August 9th at 7:00 p.m. for the August Town Council Meeting. The meeting will be held in the Walkup Building. The Public Forum begins at 6:30 p.m. and the unveiling of the new Town Website and Logo will begin at 6:15 p.m. Come join us!

Landcare Launches New Kids’ Programs

August 8, 2018

In partnership with the North Carolina Arboretum, the Parkway Foundation and Montreat College, the Montreat Landcare Committee has launched three new outdoor activity programs for children of all ages right in Montreat. Eco-Explore, Track Trail and Nature Backpacks were initiated earlier this month to bring fun and educational opportunities for children. Check out the Track…

Trash Pick Up Update

August 8, 2018

As another service, the Town of Montreat provides both curbside and Pay-As-You-Throw trash services. The traditional curbside service provides trash pickup on Mondays and Fridays during the summer months, and on Fridays from September through May. Simply put out your trash at your curb during normal pick up times. The Pay-As-You-Throw program was started several…

The Town’s New Look!

August 8, 2018

We’ve been talking about it for several months, and we’re ready to unveil the new graphic identification for the Town and the new website. Come to the August 9 Town Council meeting to help celebrate this important step. We’ll have a special “unveiling” at 6:15pm prior to the Public Forum. Stay tuned for more information…

Brush and Leaf Pick Up

August 8, 2018

As a Town service, leaf and brush are picked up curbside every other Wednesday by town staff. Homeowners should place leaves in brown biodegradable paper bags. Limbs should not exceed six foot lengths and six inches in diameter. Please limit brush piles to approximately three cubic yards (about the size of a small pick up…

Wanted: Owner’s Representative/Project Manager

August 8, 2018

What with the imminent start of the Town Hall, the Town of Montreat is seeking an individual to serve as Montreat’s Owner’s Representative. This position will serve as an advisor to Town leadership in the design and construction of the new Town Hall and will represent the Town and its interests in all interactions with…

Update From July 12, 2018 Town Council Meeting

July 16, 2018

Mayor’s Summary of the July 12 Town Council Meeting Greetings fellow Montreaters, Despite heavy rain and a somewhat unexciting agenda (lots of budget amendments), there was quite a turnout for the meeting. We’re grateful for the community support. Here are the highlights of the meeting: Public Forum questions/comments included: The Montreat “address” issue: no resolution yet but…

July 12, 2018 Town Council Meeting

July 16, 2018

Please join your Town of Montreat Board of Commissioners on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m in the Walkup Building for the July Town Council Meeting. The Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. The REVISED agenda packet can be found here with all the Budget Amendments.

RFQ: Town Hall Design-Build Project, Project Number 2018-004

July 16, 2018

There are an updated Addenda to the Town of Montreat’s RFQ: TOWN HALL DESIGN-BUILD PROJECT, PROJECT NUMBER 2018-004. Material changes are made in Addedum #2, and bidder questions are answere in Addendum #3. The original RFQ, issued on 6/6/208, has been revised in this current version. The purpose of the revisions in Addendum #2 is…

Montreat Minute: Montreat Has Grown!!

July 16, 2018

Montreat Has Grown!! The size of the Town grew last week, it really did! The property that we bought from MRA for the new Town Hall was not within Town limits, but in Black Mountain instead. Earlier this year the Town, along with Black Mountain, began the process of de-annexing the property from Black Mountain…

PUBLIC NOTICE: Special Meeting, June 28, 2018– 7:00 p.m.

July 16, 2018

The Agenda can be found here. Supplemental documentation will follow. SPECIAL MEETING Thursday, June 28, 2018– 7:00 p.m. The Board of Commissioners of the Town of Montreat will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Services Office, 96 Rainbow Terrace, Black Mountain, NC.  The purpose of this meeting…

Communications Advisory Committee: June 27th

July 16, 2018

The Communications Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 27th at 4:00 p.m. at the home of Tom Widmer on 218 Tennessee Road. The Public is always welcome to attend.

Mayor’s Summary of the June 12 Council Meeting

July 16, 2018

Greetings friends, The June Council meeting combined social time with business. Here are the highlights of the meeting: The Town Council hosted a “Welcome to Summer” reception prior to the Public Forum. Tasty food was served as Montreaters, both permanent and seasonal, took time to catch up with one another and greet those arriving for the summer.…

June Town Council Meeting

July 16, 2018

Join your Town of Montreat Board of Commissioners for the June 14th Town Council Meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Walkup Building. The Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. The “Welcome Back to Montreat” Reception will start at 6:00 p.m.

Reminder: No Agenda Meeting April 5

April 2, 2018

At the March Town Commission meeting, the Commission voted to suspend separate agenda meetings in advance of the regular Town Commission meetings. Agendas will be published one week in advance of Town Commission meetings so the public and Commissioners will have time to study and seek information about specific items on the agenda. Such a…

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