Montreat News Archive

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:…

Special Montreat Minute 05/10/21

May 10, 2021

Attention Montreat Gardeners Are you gardening in Montreat? The Montreat Landcare Committee can help! Instead of a Native Plant Sale this spring, the Landcare Committee has compiled a booklet of resources to help you plan and plant. In one place, you will have links to town ordinance plant list suggestions, Firewise documents, wildlife habitat gardening…

Montreat Chestnut Restoration Featured on WLOS

May 7, 2021

A story about Montreat’s American Chestnut tree restoration aired last Friday on WLOS-TV and a recording of the story can be seen by CLICKING HERE. Representatives from the Forest Service, The American Chestnut Foundation, Dr. Dottie Shuman with Montreat College, and Ann Vinson, Chair of the Town’s Tree Board, were interviewed.

Montreat Minute for May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021

Congratulations Montreat College Graduates! Tomorrow, Saturday May 8, 163 students will graduate from Montreat College, on their way to new life adventures. Fifty-one students will graduate at 10:00am from the School of Adult and Graduate Studies and 112 students will graduate in the afternoon from the School of Arts and Sciences. Unfortunately, due to COVID…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

May 6, 2021

NOTICE OF MEETING Agenda can be found here Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & the first 7 people in attendance at Town Hall The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The…

Open Spaces Conservation Committee

May 3, 2021

REGULAR MEETING Agenda can be found here Open Spaces Conservation Committee                                         Tuesday, May 11, 2021                            3:30 p.m. Zoom Software & limited in person attendance A regular meeting of the Open Spaces Conservation Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. by Zoom Software. The first 7 people will be allowed inside…

Montreat Board of Commissioners Meeting

May 3, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING:  Meeting packet can be found here Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:00 p.m. Public Forum begins at 6:30 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software with a limited number of people in attendance The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.…

Montreat Minute 04/30/21

April 30, 2021

Montreat Minute for April 30, 2021 Arbor Day is April 30th – Today! National Arbor Day is today, April 30th. The Montreat Tree Board will be celebrating Arbor Day later in the year with an event or two in Montreat, as pandemic constraints on gatherings are lifted. Various ideas are in the works, so stay…

Montreat Tree Board

April 23, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with limited in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 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:…

Montreat Minute 04/23/2021

April 23, 2021

Don’t Forget Bill Creasman’s Retirement Event on Tuesday, April 27 As previously mentioned, our long time and loyal Public Works Sanitation Specialist, Bill Creasman, will be retiring at the end of this month. We will miss him and his dedication to the people of Montreat. You can show your appreciation to Bill for his many…

Montreat Minute 04/16/2021

April 16, 2021

Montreat Minute for April 16, 2021 Come to Bill Creasman’s Retirement Event April 27 As previously mentioned, our long time and loyal Public Works Sanitation Specialist, Bill Creasman, will be retiring at the end of this month. We will miss him and his dedication to the people of Montreat. You can show your appreciation to…

Public Hearing Notice

April 16, 2021

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Thursday, May 13, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 13, 2021 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 the…

Board of Adjustment Meeting Notice

April 16, 2021

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Wednesday, April 28, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 28, 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: A…

Planning & Zoning Public Comments & Memo

April 9, 2021

Public Comment was submitted for the April 8th Planning & Zoning Meeting. Those comments can be read by clicking here. A memo was also presented by members of the Planning & Zoning Committee responding to requests of interested parties. That memo can be found by clicking here. You may also watch the Planning & Zoning…

Montreat Minute for April 9, 2021

April 9, 2021

Mayor Pro Tem’s Summary of the April 8, 2021 Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters, It was my honor to lead tonight’s Town Council meeting. Mayor Helms had a last minute unexpected conflict. It was our first open attendance meeting since last fall, including our first Public Forum since November. As is our custom, we also…

Mayor Pro Tem’s Summary of the April 8, 2021 Town Council Meeting

April 9, 2021

Hello Montreaters, It was my honor to lead tonight’s Town Council meeting. Mayor Helms had a last minute unexpected conflict. It was our first open attendance meeting since last fall, including our first Public Forum since November. As is our custom, we also broadcast the meeting live and had a number of electronic attendees but…

Montreat Minute 04/01/2021

April 1, 2021

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

Montreat Town Council Meeting 04/08/2021

April 1, 2021

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

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Notice & Packet 04/8/2021

April 1, 2021

NOTICE OF MEETING Agenda can be found here Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & the first 7 people in attendance at Town Hall The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The…

Montreat Minute 03/26/21

March 26, 2021

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

Public Hearing for 04/08/2021 has been CANCELLED

March 19, 2021

www.townofmontreat.org PUBLIC HEARING CANCELLATION NOTICE Thursday, April 8, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will NOT hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, April 8, 2021 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…

Montreat Tree Board

March 19, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software Only The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software, Montreat, NC.   The public can participate in two ways: Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87065235955?pwd=QnZXRmttK0g2ZjJsYTdDMEExcytFdz09 Passcode: 572642…

Montreat Minute for March 19, 2021

March 19, 2021

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

Proposed Changes to the Zoning Ordinance with Corrected Link

March 19, 2021

Nearly two years ago the Montreat Board of Commissioners tasked the Planning and Zoning Commission with reviewing and making changes to the Zoning Ordinance. The Planning and Zoning Commission held numerous meetings and worked diligently to craft recommendations. In November the Planning and Zoning Commission presented a proposed update to the Board of Commissioners, which…

Montreat Minute for March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of Last Night’s Town Council Meeting Hello fellow Montreaters, Our Council meeting, hopefully for one of the last times, was virtual with the Council and staff in the Town Hall but citizens having to participate on Zoom. If you missed it, we recorded it and posted it to our FaceBook page. CLICK…

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

March 12, 2021

Hello fellow Montreaters, Our Council meeting, hopefully for one of the last times, was virtual with the Council and staff in the Town Hall but citizens having to participate on Zoom. If you missed it, we recorded it and posted it to our FaceBook page. CLICK HERE to watch the recording. Here’s a summary of…

Meeting Notice & Packet: Annual Commission Retreat Part B

March 11, 2021

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Agenda Packet can be found here Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using ONLY Zoom software The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. electronically using ONLY Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

March 8, 2021

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, March 11, 2021 Agenda can be found here 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100 people who sign…

Montreat Minute 3/5/2021

March 5, 2021

Montreat Minute for March 5, 2021 COVID-19 Update Here are several important updates on the Coronavirus situation: Earlier this week, Governor Cooper announced the addition of Group 3, Essential Workers, to the list of those eligible for the vaccine. Buncombe County will open the wait list on Wednesday, March 10. For more information about who…

March Town Council Meeting Notice & REVISED Packet

March 2, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING The revised meeting packet can be found here Thursday, March 11, 2021 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using ONLY Zoom software The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using ONLY Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the…

Montreat Minute for February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021

COVID-19 Easing of Restrictions As North Carolina’s numbers continue to show improvement and vaccine distribution increases, Governor Roy Cooper announced a new Executive Order that eases some COVID-19 restrictions, which will take effect today, February 26, at 5 pm. Some of the changes include: Lifting of the Modified Stay at Home Order requiring people to…

Meeting Notice & Packet: Annual Commission Retreat Part A

February 24, 2021

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING:  Annual Commission Retreat Part A Meeting Packet can be found here Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using ONLY Zoom software The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting:  Annual Commission Retreat Part A on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 1:00 p.m.…

Montreat Minute 2/19/2021

February 19, 2021

Town Earns Tree City USA Award for Sixth Time Tree Board Chair, Ann Vinson, received word earlier this week from the Arbor Day Foundation that Montreat has earned Tree City USA designation for the sixth year in a row. Tree City USA designation is a program that promotes tree plantings throughout communities nationwide. The program…

COVID Vaccine Sites Closed Thursday, Feb. 18

February 17, 2021

Due to the possibility of significant ice accumulation across Buncombe County, the Buncombe County vaccination sites at A-B Tech and AC Reynolds will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Those individuals with appointments on Thursday, Feb. 18 will be rescheduled for the same time on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The closure does not impact any…

Montreat Tree Board

February 16, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software Only The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software, Montreat, NC.   The public can participate in two ways: 1.  By zoom : You are invited to a Zoom webinar.    When:…

Montreat Minute 02/12/2021

February 12, 2021

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of Last Night’s Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreaters, Once again, we had to resort to a virtual Town Council meeting for guests. The Council and several staff met at the Town Hall for the meeting. We streamed the meeting on Zoom. But if you missed it, we recorded it and posted it…

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

February 12, 2021

Greetings Montreaters, Once again, we had to resort to a virtual Town Council meeting for guests. The Council and several staff met at the Town Hall for the meeting. We streamed the meeting on Zoom. But if you missed it, we recorded it and posted it to our Youtube channel. CLICK HERE to watch the…

Montreat Minute 02/05/20

February 5, 2021

COVID-19 Update Earlier this week, Buncombe County launched a new COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard. The dashboard shows a variety of information, including vaccines given, waitlist status, and more. They also offer the opportunity to sign up for the waitlist. To access the new dashboard, CLICK HERE. Police Dispatch Services Changes Beginning February 22nd, Montreat will no…

Town Council Meeting Notice and Meeting Packet

February 4, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Meeting Packet can be found here. Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using ONLY Zoom software The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using ONLY Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting -Zoom only

January 27, 2021

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, February 4, 2021 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100 people who sign in.  Please go to the…

Montreat Minute 1/22/2021

January 22, 2021

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

Tree Board Meeting 1/26/21

January 21, 2021

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software Only The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software, Montreat, NC.   The public can participate in two ways: 1.  By zoom : You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When:…

Special Montreat Minute January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021

Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccinations available for those 75 and over We have just now received information from Buncombe County DHHS (BCHHS) that they are re-opening appointments for those 75 years and older as of 1:30 today, Friday. If you are 75 or over and have NOT received your first vaccination, you may make an appointment…

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