Montreat News Archive

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…

Montreat Minute for January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of Last Night’s Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters, Our first meeting of the new year was without most staff and no members of the public due to COVID restrictions. We’re looking forward to everyone having the vaccine so we can meet together again. But for tonight, we streamed the meeting. Additionally, we…

Mayor’s Summary of the January 14, 2021 Town Council Meeting

January 15, 2021

Hello Montreaters, Our first meeting of the new year was without most staff and no members of the public due to COVID restrictions. We’re looking forward to everyone having the vaccine so we can meet together again. But for tonight, we streamed the meeting. Additionally, we recorded it and posted it to our FaceBook page.…

Montreat Minute for January 8, 2021

January 8, 2021

Our Montreat wonderland COVID-19 Vaccinations starting for those 75 and over We received information yesterday from Buncombe County Health and Human Services that vaccinations for those 75 and over will begin on Monday, January 11. For details of the program, see yesterday’s Special Montreat Minute by CLICKING HERE.  PLEASE NOTE: Wehave just received word that…

January 14th Town Council Meeting Announcement & Packet

January 7, 2021

Meeting Packet can be found here NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, January 14, 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, January 14, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using ONLY Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100…

Special Montreat Minute January 7, 2021

January 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations starting for those 75 and over We received information this morning from Buncombe County Health and Human Services regarding the COVID-19 vaccination: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and Buncombe County DHHS (BCHHS) are opening Phase 1B in small groups due to the limited vaccine supply. Phase 1B Group 1…

Montreat Minute 12/18/2020

December 18, 2020

Merry Christmas A beautiful wintry holiday photo by Joe Standaert The Mayor, Commissioners and Town staff wish you a very Merry Christmas. Here are a few pertinent details regarding Town services over the holidays: No Town staff will be working on Thursday or Friday, Dec. 24 and 25. They will resume regular hours on Monday,…

Montreat Minute for December 11, 2020

December 11, 2020

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of Last Night’s Town Council Meeting Greetings Fellow Montreaters, We had another COVID-19 pandemic “first” tonight. Tonight’s meeting was totally virtual. No one was in the Town Hall Community Room, but instead everyone met via Zoom. I wasn’t sure how it would go, since I myself am not the most “techie” person.…

Mayor’s Summary of the December 10, 2020 Town Council Meeting

December 11, 2020

Greetings Fellow Montreaters, We had another COVID-19 pandemic “first” tonight. Tonight’s meeting was totally virtual. No one was in the Town Hall Community Room, but instead everyone met via Zoom. I wasn’t sure how it would go, since I myself am not the most “techie” person. But upon conclusion, we agreed that it worked reasonably…

Montreat Minute for December 6, 2020

December 6, 2020

COVID-19 Update In case you missed last week’s special Montreat Minute focusing on the Coronavirus, we are including a link to it here. Please CLICK HERE and stay tuned for further updates. Check Out the Town YouTube Channel As part of the new Town Hall features, a high quality video/audio streaming system was installed in…

December Town Council Meeting 12/10/2020

December 3, 2020

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Agenda and Meeting Packet can be found here Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using ONLY Zoom software The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using ONLY Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the…

Special Montreat Minute

November 25, 2020

Special Message: A COVID-19 Update Greetings fellow Montreaters, The dialogue about COVID-19 seems to be ramping up as infection rates increase, more public information becomes available and, on the bright side, vaccines appear imminent. With all those issues swirling around, people (including Montreaters) are feeling uninformed, confused and, at times, angry. I’d like to address…

Montreat Minute 11/20/20

November 20, 2020

Let’s Get Those Leaves Up! It appears most of the leaves are off the trees, which means it is time to get them up and out.  Why is it so important to remove leaves?  Leaves are the #1 fuel source for wildfires.  If they are piled up next to your house, a small spark will…

Meeting Notice: Planning & Zoning Commission

November 16, 2020

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Meeting packet can be found here Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100 people…

Tree Board Regular Meeting

November 16, 2020

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software Only The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software, Montreat, NC.   The public can participate in two ways: 1.  By zoom : When: Nov 24, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time…

Montreat Minute 11/13/2020

November 13, 2020

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of Last Night’s Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreat friends, The Town Council convened with a handful of Montreaters sitting in the handful of chairs in the Community Room. Others joined us via our live Zoom broadcast. Here’s a summary of the meeting: Public Forum questions/comments included: Shirley Mitchell gave praises to Nancy…

Mayor’s Summary of the 11/12/20 Town Commission Meeting

November 13, 2020

Greetings Montreat friends, The Town Council convened with a handful of Montreaters sitting in the handful of chairs in the Community Room. Others joined us via our live Zoom broadcast. Here’s a summary of the meeting: Public Forum questions/comments included: Shirley Mitchell gave praises to Nancy Midgette for Nancy’s help and expertise in assessing the…

Montreat Minute 11/06/2020

November 6, 2020

Montreat Re-Elects Mayor/Commissioners     In Tuesday’s election, Montreat Mayor Tim Helms and Commissioners Kitty Fouche and Jane Alexander were each re-elected for four-year terms on the Town Council. Each ran unopposed. This represents second terms for both Tim and Kitty, while Jane was elected in her first full term. Jane was appointed to the Council…

Board of Commission Updated Agenda Packet

November 5, 2020

Please find the UPDATED meeting packet for the 11/12/2020 Montreat Board of Commissioners meeting HERE. NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:00 p.m. Public Forum begins at 6:30 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at 7:00…

Meeting Notice: P&Z Commission

November 2, 2020

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING The meeting packet can be found here Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100…

Montreat Minute 10/30/2020

October 30, 2020

Welcome Officer Dixon Earlier today the newest Montreat Police Department patrol officer was sworn in by Town Administrator Alex Carmichael with Town Clerk Angie Murphy and Chief of Police David Arrant as witnesses. Michael “Mike” Dixon comes to us with more than 25 years of patrol experience. Most recently he worked for the NC Department…

Montreat Minute 10/23/2020

October 23, 2020

Don’t Miss Bulk Pickup this Tuesday, October 27 Remember to place your bulk Items/white goods curbside for pick up this Tuesday, October 27th.  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. The next bulk pick…

Tree Board Regular Meeting

October 21, 2020

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, October 27, 2020 9:30 a.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. in the Town Hall, Montreat, NC.   The public can participate in two ways: 1.  By zoom : When: Oct 27, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time…

Montreat Minute 10/16/20

October 14, 2020

American Chestnut Tree Planting October 20 At the request of the Tree Board and the Town Council, Town Hall Landscape Architect Joel Osgood worked to obtain four chestnut tree seedlings for the Town of Montreat from The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF). After conversations with the Tree Board, Public Works Director Barry Creasman and PW staff…

Meeting Notice: Planning and Zoning Commission

October 14, 2020

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100 people who sign in.  The purpose of this…

Montreat Minute 10/09/2020

October 9, 2020

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of Last Night’s Town Council Meeting Hello Fellow Montreaters, I must first apologize for something. We had a problem with our internet service last night and did not find out about it until shortly before the Public Forum began. We were not able to fix it in time for the meetings. We…

Mayor’s Summary of the October 8, 2020 Town Council Meeting

October 9, 2020

Hello Fellow Montreaters, I must first apologize for something. We had a problem with our internet service last night and did not find out about it until shortly before the Public Forum began. We were not able to fix it in time for the meetings. We weren’t able to send out a message of the…

Special Meeting – Bid Opening

October 9, 2020

               Town of Montreat P.O. Box 423, Montreat, North Carolina 28757 Phone:  (828) 669-8002 • Fax:  (828) 669-3810                   www.townofmontreat.org PUBLIC NOTICE SPECIAL MEETING Tuesday, October 13, 2020– 11:00 a.m. The Town Staff Montreat will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat…

Montreat Minute 10/02/2020

October 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update NC moves to Phase 3.0 Today The Governor has announced that NC will be moving into phase 3.0 of Coronavirus restrictions as of 5:00pm this afternoon. For us here in Montreat, there is not a significant impact. Mass gathering limits remain the same as in the previous Phase 2.5: 25 people indoors, 50…

October Town Council Meeting

October 1, 2020

*Updated Agenda Packet 10/8/20* NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:00 p.m. Public Forum begins at 6:30 p.m. The packet can be found here Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software. …

Montreat Minute 09/25/2020

September 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update Just a reminder that we are in Phase 2.5 of easing Coronavirus restrictions in North Carolina. The major impacts here in Montreat are as follows: Mass gatherings indoors have been increased from 10 to 25 persons. Masks and social distancing are still in effect. Mass gatherings outdoors are now at 50 persons. Likewise,…

Board of Adjustment Meeting 09/24/20

September 18, 2020

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Thursday, September 24, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. Town Hall/Zoom Meeting Packet can be found here The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. The purpose of the…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting 9/24/20

September 18, 2020

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software Agenda can be found here. Minutes from 09/10/2020 can be found here. The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is…

Montreat Minute 09/18/20

September 18, 2020

Last Call to be Counted! The Constitutionally mandated 2020 Census will remain available for being counted until September 30. Currently, more than 40% of all North Carolina households have not yet filled out the 2020 Census, representing more than 4 million North Carolinians not currently included in the Census. And here in Buncombe County, our…

PUBLIC NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Engineering and Design

September 17, 2020

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TEXAS ROAD BANK STABILIZATION / RETAINING WALL PROJECT NUMBER 2020-001 1.0  INTRODUCTION The Town of Montreat is seeking interested firms to bid on infrastructure repair engineering and design. Heavy rainfall and high water resulting from Tropical Storm Alberto on May 30, 2018 damaged the bank, road, and retaining wall along Puncheon Branch and…

Use Caution: Construction on Lower Greybeard

September 15, 2020

Please use caution Tuesday, September 15th. Lower Greybeard Road will see light construction in the late afternoon. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic.

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