Montreat News Archive

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.

Montreat Minute 09/11/2020

September 11, 2020

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of Last Night’s Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreaters, Last night’s meeting was a special one in that it was the first meeting since March that was open to the public and included the Public Forum prior to the Council Meeting. With the Governor’s change in allowing up to 25 persons indoors, we…

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

September 11, 2020

Greetings Montreaters, Last night’s meeting was a special one in that it was the first meeting since March that was open to the public and included the Public Forum prior to the Council Meeting. With the Governor’s change in allowing up to 25 persons indoors, we were able to accommodate ten chairs for the public…

Notice: Planning & Zoning Commission 09/10/2020

September 4, 2020

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

Montreat Minute 09/04/20

September 4, 2020

COVID-19 Update: NC moves to Phase 2.5 Today NC Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order moving the state into Phase 2.5 of easing Coronavirus restrictions. The order is effective today, Friday, at 5:00pm. The major impacts here in Montreat are as follows: Mass gatherings indoors have been increased from 10 to 25 persons. Masks…

Town Council Meeting 09/10/20

September 4, 2020

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

Montreat Minute 08/28/20

August 28, 2020

Don’t Forget 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 specific census…

Notice: Tree Board Special Meeting

August 21, 2020

NOTICE OF  TREE BOARD MEETING Tuesday, August 25th 2020 2:00 p.m. Town Services Building The Montreat Tree Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain, NC.  The purpose of the meeting is to conduct regular business. The Town of Montreat…

Montreat Minute for August 21, 2020

August 21, 2020

Don’t Forget 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…

Planning and Zoning Meeting 8/25/20

August 20, 2020

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING The agenda packet can be found here. Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100…

Montreat Minute 08/14/2020

August 14, 2020

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of Last Night’s Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreaters, We had a milestone Council meeting: it was our first meeting in the new Town Hall. Admittedly, it was not quite what any of us anticipated since it was just the Council and staff, with Montreaters joining in via Zoom. But, we look forward…

Mayor’s Summary of the August 13, 2020 Virtual Town Council Meeting

August 14, 2020

Greetings Montreaters, We had a milestone Council meeting: it was our first meeting in the new Town Hall. Admittedly, it was not quite what any of us anticipated since it was just the Council and staff, with Montreaters joining in via Zoom. But, we look forward to the time we can all be together in…

Montreat Minute 08/07/2020

August 7, 2020

Last Week for Cottager Directory/Wearables Sales at Post Office The Committee and volunteers will sell directories for the final week from 9:30 – noon on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 12-14 at the Montreat Post Office.  This will be the last week of direct sales. Directories are $25.00 a copy. A check made payable to…

Firewise-How to Prune Rhododendron

August 7, 2020

Montreat’s Firewise Initiative:  Montreat has plenty of fuel for a fast-spreading wildfire – in particular, leaves, mountain laurel, and rhododendron.  Our initiative is designed to raise awareness among Montreat residents and to encourage each other to do what we can to reduce the potential for a destructive fire. Wondering when to prune rhododendron?  Right after…

August 13th Town Council Meeting

August 6, 2020

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The agenda packet can be found here The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100 people…

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

August 6, 2020

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING The agenda packet can be found here Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100…

Montreat Minute for July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

American Chestnut Trees Return to Montreat! More than a century ago, the American chestnut tree dominated the eastern US landscape. Nearly four billion chestnuts grew tall, fast and strong. The wood was rot-resistant, straight grained, and extremely suitable for building–  everything from house framing to furniture. In fact, Graham Chapel in Gaither Hall is completely…

Montreat Minute, July 24

July 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update A reminder that COVID-19 restrictions are still in effect here in Montreat. Particularly, the staff and Town Council urge residents and guests to social distance and wear masks when social distancing is not possible. Given the open environment here, it is easy to forget to social distance and wear masks when gathering outdoors…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

July 22, 2020

The Meeting Packet can be found here. NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100…

Montreat Minute 07/17/2020

July 17, 2020

COVID-19 Reminder re. Town Services A reminder that due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Town Hall remains closed to the public. Staff are working in the building and may be reached by calling 828-669-8002. All Town functions (except Friday trash pickup) are operating as normal. Green and blue Town trash bags are available by calling before…

Firewise Certification Achieved by Montreat

July 16, 2020

Montreat is one of only two municipalities to receive such recognition, and the only one in western North Carolina!  Residents have demonstrated a commitment to mitigating the potential effects of wildfire by reporting over 800 hours of working to prune shrubbery and remove debris and leaves. As a recognized Firewise community, Montreat will update its…

Montreat Minute for July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

New COVID-19 Restrictions in North Carolina NC Governor Roy Cooper announced new coronavirus restrictions last week. Originally June 26 was scheduled to be the day to begin Phase 3 of reduced restrictions. But due to a significant spike in COVID-19 related infections in the state, the Governor has delayed Phase 3 until at least July…

July 14th Planning & Zoning Meeting

July 9, 2020

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 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…

July 9th Town Council Meeting-Canceled

July 6, 2020

Due to the lack of agenda items the July 9th Town Council Meeting has been canceled!

Montreat Minute 07/03/2020

July 3, 2020

Montreat Minute for July 3, 2020 New COVID-19 Restrictions in North Carolina NC Governor Roy Cooper announced new coronavirus restrictions last week. Originally June 26 was scheduled to be the day to begin Phase 3 of reduced restrictions. But due to a significant spike in COVID-19 related infections in the state, the Governor has delayed…

July 4th Town Hall Open House

July 2, 2020

Come celebrate the new Town Hall on Saturday, July 4th with an Open House tour for everyone. Self-guided tours will be available from 10:00am to 1:00pm, with a flag raising ceremony at 9:45. Social distancing precautions will be taken with a proscribed tour route, adequate distance between visitors, and mandatory masks. Please keep at least…

Special Meeting 6/30/2020

June 30, 2020

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:00 p.m. Agenda packet can be found here Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software. The webinar is limited to the first 100 people who…

Montreat Directories!!!!

June 29, 2020

DIRECTORY 2020 STAY IN YOUR CAR DIRECTORY PURCHASE      The 2020 Cottager Directory is HERE. Stop by the gate July 1-3 from 9 to 1 where volunteers will help you with your purchase; OR stop by on July 4 from 9-2 after you have toured the Town Hall. Directories are $25.00 a copy. A check or…

Montreat Minute June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020

New COVID-19 Restrictions in North Carolina NC Governor Roy Cooper announced new restrictions Wednesday afternoon affecting all of us. Originally June 26 was scheduled to be the day to begin Phase 3 of reduced restrictions. But due to a significant spike in COVID-19 related infections in the state, the Governor has delayed Phase 3 until…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting 6/30/2020

June 25, 2020

The Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting will meet by Zoom software on Tuesday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m.  The zoom link will be posted below The meeting packet can be found here Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84681913647 Or iPhone one-tap :     US: +13017158592,,84681913647#  or +13126266799,,84681913647# Or Telephone:     Dial(for higher…

Montreat Minute 6/19/20

June 19, 2020

COVID-19 Update Given the expected increase in visitors and activity here, the Montreat Town Commissioners have prepared a letter for all residents, full and part-time. The letter outlines pertinent information for residents and guests about COVID-19 regulations in place at Montreat. Signs have been posted at the gate informing everyone that COVID-19 regulations are in…

Special Montreat Minute 6/17/20

June 17, 2020

We are preparing a special Montreat photo presentation for the new Town Hall and we need your help! We need your photos. We will have two special presentations on the video screens. One will be Montreat scenes like the ones above. The other will be Montreat activities, like rock hopping, Fourth of July parade, square…

Montreat Minute for June 11, 2020

June 12, 2020

Mayor Pro Tem’s Meeting Summary of Last Night’s Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreaters, It was my honor to chair tonight’s meeting in the absence of Mayor Helms. Tim had hip replacement surgery Wednesday afternoon and I am happy to say that his wife, Mimi, reports that he is doing well. We pray for a full…

Mayor Pro Tem’s Summary of the June 11, 2020 Virtual Town Council Meeting

June 12, 2020

Greetings Montreaters, It was my honor to chair tonight’s meeting in the absence of Mayor Helms. Tim had hip replacement surgery Wednesday afternoon and I am happy to say that his wife, Mimi, reports that he is doing well. We pray for a full recovery for him. With the continued COVID-19 restriction limiting indoor meetings…

Planning and Zoning Committee

June 12, 2020

NOTICE OF MEETING The meeting packet can be found here. Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:30 a.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software.  The webinar is limited to the first 100 people who sign…

Questions from May 28 Budget Public Hearing

June 11, 2020

At the May 28th public hearing for the budget, a number of questions were asked. Many of those questions were technical in nature and could be appropriately answered by staff. Those questions were compiled and answered in the document which can be could by clicking here.

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