Montreat News Archive

Montreat Minute 6/14/24

June 14, 2024

Mayor’s Summary of the June 13, 2024 Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters! The momentum of summer has arrived in Montreat! Church buses dot the parking lots, Montreat sweatshirts are omnipresent, and Clubbies can be heard shrieking in canoes and paddleboats on Lake Susan. Another Montreat summer has descended upon our cove! We welcomed a handful…

Mayor’s Summary of the June 13, 2024 Town Council Meeting

June 14, 2024

Hello Montreaters! The momentum of summer has arrived in Montreat! Church buses dot the parking lots, Montreat sweatshirts are omnipresent, and Clubbies can be heard shrieking in canoes and paddleboats on Lake Susan. Another Montreat summer has descended upon our cove! We welcomed a handful of residents for tonight’s meeting. My summary follows below, but…

Special Town Council Meeting 6/18/24

June 14, 2024

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Tuesday, June 18, 2024 3:30 p.m.                                        Town Hall & Zoom Meeting Software               The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at 3:30 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road.  The purpose of this meeting is as follows: The zoom link can be…

Convenience Center Dumpsters 6/11/24

June 11, 2024

The household trash dumpster (not pictured) is FULL at the Town Convenience Center. Please do not attempt to drop anymore trash or open the doors until the dumpster service switches out the containers. We are trying to get this resolved as quickly as possible. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Montreat Minute 6/7/24

June 7, 2024

Landcare Receives Flat Creek Crossing Grant The Town of Montreat and the Landcare Committee gratefully thank The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) for providing the Pigeon River Fund Grant of $34,065 for the Flat Creek Crossing Accessible Trail. “We are so thankful for the support of the Community Foundation as we continue to…

June Agenda Meeting Packet Update

June 6, 2024

The June Agenda Meeting Packet will be posted and distributed by noon tomorrow. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Special Montreat Minute 5/31/24

May 31, 2024

Police Chief Resigns       Montreat Chief of Police, David Arrant, has resigned effective May 31, 2024. The Town is actively recruiting a replacement. We thank Chief Arrant for his years of service to Montreat. Interim department leadership will be provided by Town Manager, Savannah Parrish. Shift coverage of our own officers will be supplemented by the…

Montreat Minute 5/31/24

May 31, 2024

Don’t Feed the Bears Although not the right thing to do, feeding bears has been a common occurrence for ages in Montreat and elsewhere. We have received multiple reports recently of people feeding bears in Montreat. To be sure, there are many reasons why this should not be done: Please inform your guests and renters…

PZC Subcommittee Meeting: Hillside Development Subcommittee 06/05/24

May 29, 2024

The Montreat Planning and Zoning Commission Hillside Development Subcommittee will hold a meeting on Wednesday June 5, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Read, Montreat, NC. This meeting will not be available by Zoom. Meeting packet can be found here

June Town Council Meeting 6/13/24 – Packet Update #2

May 28, 2024

The agenda packet can be found here The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold their Regular Monthly Meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. The Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be available by Zoom. Link can be found below:\ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85607036807…

Landcare 06/05/24

May 28, 2024

Landcare will be meeting in Town Hall on Wednesday, June 5th at 9:00 a.m. The zoom link can be found below:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89645682674 The draft agenda can be found here The May 2024 Minutes can be fund here

Montreat Minute 5/24/24

May 24, 2024

New Non-Emergency Police Dispatch System in Place Montreat has established a new, more direct system for people to get in touch with the Montreat Police Department for Non-Emergency situations. Please note: for emergencies (see below), call 911 as before. Emergencies 911 is to be used for emergencies only. An emergency is any serious medical problem (chest…

Tree Board 5/28/24

May 24, 2024

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Agenda can be found here and Minutes up for approval can be found here Tuesday, May 28, 2024 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, May 28, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and…

Special Montreat Minute 5/23/24

May 23, 2024

New Non-Emergency Police Dispatch System in Place Montreat has established a new, more direct system for people to get in touch with the Montreat Police Department for Non-Emergency situations. Please note: for emergencies (see below), call 911 as before. Emergencies 911 is to be used for emergencies only. An emergency is any serious medical problem (chest…

Work on Assembly Drive 5/23/24

May 23, 2024

Paving crews will be spending most of the day (5/23/24) seam sealing Assembly Drive from the Gate all the way up to Lake Susan. Please use caution in the roadway.

Public Work Crew Striping Roads – Use Caution

May 22, 2024

Public Work Crews will be out today, May 22nd, striping roads all over Town. Please use caution as they will be in the roadway.

2024-2025 Budget Presentation & Public Comment Period – Special Meeting 5/24/24 (Budget Document can be found below)

May 22, 2024

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Proposed Fiscal Year 24-25 Annual Budget Friday, May 24, 2024 4:00 p.m.                                        Town Hall & Zoom Meeting Software               The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, May 24, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road.  The purpose of this meeting is as…

Montreat Minute 5/17/24

May 17, 2024

Northern Lights in Montreat? Yes Indeed! You normally think of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) as a phenomenon seen only near both northern and southern poles. But last Friday, the Northern Lights were clearly visible here in Montreat. Martha and Gill Campbell captured the beautiful image above from the Lake Susan dam. Per NASA, the…

Road Open: Greybeard Trail 5/16/24

May 16, 2024

Greybeard Trail is back open. Many thanks to Public Work Crews who spent all day clearing the roadway.

Road Closed: Greybeard Trail 5/16/24

May 16, 2024

A large tree fell this morning at the beginning of Greybeard Trail. It has caused a significant amount of damage and will require the road to be closed most of the day. Please utilize West Virginia Terrace to access Greybeard Trail coming and going. Staff will work quickly and safely to get the road accessible…

Montreat Minute 5/10/24

May 10, 2024

Mayor’s Summary of the May 9, 2024 Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreaters! We are thankful for those who joined us. We missed Commissioners Widmer and Dasher who were unable to attend the meeting. My meeting summary follows below, but the official minutes will be in next month’s agenda packet. And remember that you can view…

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of the May 9, 2024 Town Council Meeting

May 10, 2024

Greetings Montreaters! We are thankful for those who joined us. We missed Commissioners Widmer and Dasher who were unable to attend the meeting. My meeting summary follows below, but the official minutes will be in next month’s agenda packet. And remember that you can view tonight’s meeting recording by CLICKING HERE. Public Forum Council Meeting…

Board of Adjustment 5/23/34

May 9, 2024

MEETING NOTICE Thursday, May 23, 2024 – 5:00 p.m. Town Hall The meeting packet can be found here Minutes will be updated once they are completed The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold their Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of…

Open Space Conservation Committee

May 7, 2024

REGULAR MEETING Open Space Conservation Committee Tuesday, May 14, 2024                            3:30 p.m. in person attendance only The agenda can be found here. The minutes up for approval can be found here. A regular meeting of the Open Space Conservation Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 3:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held…

Special Meeting: Work Session for 2024-2025 Budget Year 5/10/24

May 3, 2024

The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, May 10, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road. The purpose of this meeting is as follows: Work Session for 2024-2025 Budget Year The public is invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed remotely at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81766829148 _______________________________________________Angie…

Montreat Minute 5/3/24

May 3, 2024

Montreat Minute for May 3, 2024 Town Council Meeting May 9, at 7:00pm The Montreat Town Council will meet for its monthly meeting next Thursday, May 9th, at 7:00pm in the Town Hall. For a copy of the agenda, CLICK HERE. The meeting will be live streamed and recorded. For information about streaming the meeting,…

May 9th Town Council Meeting Notice & Updated Agenda Packet

May 2, 2024

MEETING NOTICE Agenda Packet can be found here Thursday, May 9, 2024 – 7:00 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold their Regular Monthly Meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will…

Montreat Minute 4/26/24

April 26, 2024

Be Prepared: I-40 Westbound to be Closed in Asheville this Weekend A stretch of Interstate 40 will close this weekend, weather permitting, allowing contract crews to begin rehabilitating bridges and resurfacing between Hendersonville Road (Exit 50) and I-26 East (Exit 46A) from 8:00pm Friday through Monday at 6:00am. Traffic will be detoured along I-240 from…

Texas Road Closure Update 4/23/24

April 23, 2024

Texas Road, up near the Montreat Pool, will be closed overnight (4/23/24) as well as most of the day tomorrow (4/24/24) to allow for continued work. Town Staff appreciates your patience.

Landcare 05/01/24

April 23, 2024

Landcare will be meeting in Town Hall on Wednesday, May 1st at 9:00 a.m. The zoom link can be found below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88537944500 The draft agenda can be found here The April 3rd draft minutes can be found here

Texas Road Closed 4/23/24

April 23, 2024

Texas Road is closed for Tropical Storm Alberto repairs. There will be continued daily closures until the project is complete. Town Staff appreciates your patience during this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Montreat Minute 4/19/24

April 19, 2024

All About Bears On Wednesday, approximately 55 people attended a program at the Town Hall entitled “Know Your 3 B’s– Bears, Behavior, and Biology”. The event was co-sponsored by the Montreat Bearwise Committee and Montreat Presbyterian Church. It was presented by Ashley Hobbs from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Ashley is a bear specialist and…

Tree Board 4/23/34

April 18, 2024

The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. in Town Hall at 1210 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711. The Agenda provided by the Chair of Tree Board can be found here along with the minutes. The meeting will be available by Zoom at the link…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

April 18, 2024

The Montreat Planning and Zoning Commission will hold its Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC 27811. This meeting will be available by Zoom and the link can be found below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87911107461 ____________________________________________ Angie Murphy – Town Clerk

PZC Subcommittee Sign Ordinance Subcommittee Meeting 4/25/24

April 18, 2024

The Montreat Planning and Zoning Commission Sign Ordinance Subcommittee will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. This meeting will be available by Zoom and the link can be found below: http://us02web.zoom.us/j/85248872541 ______________________________________________ Angie Murphy-Town Clerk

PZC Subcommittee Meeting Notice – Hillside Development Subcommittee 4/24/24

April 17, 2024

The Montreat Planning and Zoning Commission Hillside Development Subcommittee will hold a meeting on Wednesday April 24, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. The meeting will not be available by Zoom. ______________________________________________ Angie Murphy-Town Clerk

“Know Your 3 B’s-Bears, Behavior and Biology” – with Ashley Hobbs of NC Wildlife Resources Commission and

April 17, 2024

You are invited to a joint presentation, hosted by Montreat Bearwise and Montreat Presbyterian Church, today at 4:00 p.m. in Montreat Town Hall. Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. Come listen to Ashley Hobbs, an Assistant Black Bear & Furbearer Biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, discuss “3 B’s-Bears, Behavior and Biology”…

Mayor’s Summary of the April 11, 2024 Town Council Meeting

April 12, 2024

Greetings Montreaters! This rainy day kept most people at home (watching on their computers?). We were thankful for the seven people who joined us. My meeting summary follows below, but the official minutes will be in next month’s agenda packet. And remember that you can view tonight’s meeting recording by CLICKING HERE. Public Forum Council…

Montreat Minute 4/12/24

April 12, 2024

Greetings Montreaters! This rainy day kept most people at home (watching on their computers?). We were thankful for the seven people who joined us. My meeting summary follows below, but the official minutes will be in next month’s agenda packet. And remember that you can view tonight’s meeting recording by CLICKING HERE. Public Forum To…

Public Safety Alert-Stay away from work areas! 4/12/24

April 12, 2024

The Public Works Department has asked for all residents, visitors and guests to steer clear of downed trees, power/cable lines and work areas where Town Staff and Duke Energy Staff are currently working. There are a lot of trees/lines down and Town Staff is working diligently to get everything cleared in a timely and safe…

Warning – Public Safety Alert! 4/12/24

April 12, 2024

Please be aware that there are downed power lines and cable lines all over Montreat. The lines could be in driveways, yards, main roads and side roads. Please do not under any circumstances touch or attempt to move these lines because they could still be live and could cause serious injury.

Board of Adjustment Spring Training 4/17/24

April 11, 2024

MEETING NOTICE Wednesday, April 17, 2024 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Town Hall – Conference Room The Montreat Board of Adjustment will be meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for Spring Training in the Conference Room at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC, 27811. The public…

Board of Adjustment 4/25/24

April 11, 2024

MEETING NOTICE Thursday, April 25, 2024 – 5:00 p.m. Town Hall Meeting Packet can be found here The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold their Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of this meeting is as follows: The Montreat Board of…

Water Outage on Tennessee Road 4/11/24

April 11, 2024

Water is out on Tennessee Road…..it could potentially be awhile until fixed. The Water Department is actively fixing the problem. Thank you for your understanding!

Montreat Minute 04/05/24

April 5, 2024

Bears Are Up and About Please be aware that the bears are awake. In fact, we are not sure they ever went to sleep since many were seen throughout the winter. They are hungry and their natural food sources like fruit and nuts are not available yet. This means they will be foraging for anything…

April Town Council Meeting Revised Packet 04/11/24

April 4, 2024

MEETING NOTICE Thursday, April 11, 2024 – 7:00 p.m. Town Hall Revised Meeting Packet can be found here The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold their Regular Monthly Meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. This meeting…

PZC – Sign Ordinance Subcommittee Meeting 4/11/24

April 4, 2024

The Montreat Planning and Zoning Commission Sign Ordinance Subcommittee will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. The meeting will be available by Zoom. The link can be found below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86237389728 The meeting packet can be found here

Road Closures Possible on Suwannee Drive 4/3/24

April 3, 2024

Road closures are possible on Suwannee Drive today as work crews are addressing bank stabilization efforts. Please use caution in and around this area. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Landcare 04/03/24

March 28, 2024

Landcare will be meeting in Town Hall on Wednesday, April 3rd at 9:00 a.m. The zoom link can be found at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81508589730 The agenda for the meeting can be found here The minutes that will be approved for the meeting will be posted when they become available.

Special Montreat Minute 3/28/24

March 28, 2024

Greetings from the Town Council and staff. Just several reminders about this weekend: Also, please be aware that the bears are awake. In fact, we are not sure they ever went to sleep since many were seen throughout the winter. They are hungry and their natural food sources like fruit and nuts are not available…

Wyck Road is closed at Kentucky Road Intersection 3/25/24

March 25, 2024

Wyck Road will be closed for a period of time at the Kentucky Road intersection for tree work. Please use caution in and around this area.

Woodland Rd Closed at Virginia Rd Intersection 3/25/24

March 25, 2024

Woodland Road will be CLOSED at the Virginia Road intersection for continued tree work today. Please use caution in and around this area. Have a great Monday!

Montreat Minute 03/22/24

March 22, 2024

Montreaters Voice Opinions on Honorary Designation of Assembly Drive At last Thursday’s Public Forum and in a subsequent on-line survey, the Town Council asked for opinions on whether we should add an honorary designation of “Billy Graham Way” to Assembly Drive. Montreaters were quick to offer their opinions. Clearly, a significant majority was not in…

Virginia Road & Woodland Rd Intersection Closed 3/21/24

March 21, 2024

The Virginia Road and Woodland Road intersection will be closed today (3/21/24) for continued tree work. Please use caution in this area.

Board of Adjustment 03/28/24

March 21, 2024

MEETING NOTICE Thursday, March 28, 2024 – 5:00 p.m. Meeting Agenda Packet can be found here Town Hall The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold their Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of this meeting is as follows: The Montreat Board…

Tree Board 3/26/24

March 19, 2024

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Minutes from February 27, 2024 meeting can be found here March Agenda Meeting can be found here Tuesday, March 26, 2024 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, March 26, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. by…

Special Montreat Minute 3/18/24

March 18, 2024

Montreaters Against Honorary Designation of Assembly Drive At last Thursday’s Public Forum, we asked for opinions on whether we should add an honorary designation of “Billy Graham Way” to Assembly Drive. We received opinions at the Forum and through a subsequent survey. The overwhelming response is to not establish an honorary designation on Assembly Drive.…

Friendly Warning about Convenience Center

March 18, 2024

Town Staff has noticed that the bear activity has increased around (and in) the Sanitation Convenience Center along with an increase of Montreat residents/guests using the center during the day and even more after the sunsets. Town Staff would like to ask residents/guests who are using the center to please be aware of their surroundings…

Montreat Minute 3/15/24

March 15, 2024

Montreat Minute for March 15, 2024 Mayor’s Summary of the March 14, 2024 Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters! I’m not sure if it was the agenda or a beautiful 70-degree evening that brought everyone out to fill up the Town Hall Community Room! We were very appreciative of everyone’s participation tonight. My meeting summary follows…

Mayor’s Summary of the March 14, 2024 Town Council Meeting

March 15, 2024

Hello Montreaters! I’m not sure if it was the agenda or a beautiful 70-degree evening that brought everyone out to fill up the Town Hall Community Room! We were very appreciative of everyone’s participation tonight. My meeting summary follows below, but the official minutes will be in next month’s agenda packet. And remember that you…

Special Meeting: Board of Commissioner Budget Workshop

March 15, 2024

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Agenda can be found here Friday, March 22, 2024 2:00 p.m.                                        Town Hall & Zoom Meeting Software               The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road.  The purpose of this meeting is as follows:…

Virginia Road Closed at Several Intersections for all day tree work

March 14, 2024

Virginia Road is closed at the following intersections for all day tree work: Mississippi Road, Virginia Road and Woodland Road intersections!

Special Montreat Minute 3/13/24

March 13, 2024

Come to the Public Forum tomorrow, Thursday, March 14 Tomorrow’s Public Forum, 6:30pm in the Town Hall Community Room, will be slightly different than usual. Mayor Helms will be asking an important question on which the Town Council would like your feedback. The question involves honorary street naming of Assembly Drive. Come offer your opinion…

Public Hearing Notice 3/14/2024

March 12, 2024

The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing at the Regular Town Council Meeting on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. or soon thereafter at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. The purpose of the Public Hearing is for the Board of Commissioners to hear public comment on and approve, approve…

Montreat Minute 03/08/24

March 8, 2024

Introducing the Montreat Community Email Listserv! Come join the newly formed Montreat Community Email Listserv, a private community email group open only to Montreat property owners and residents. It is being offered as a convenient and fun way to connect with fellow Montreaters for conversation, to share information and resources, to request help or advice,…

Tree Work Just Below Virginia Rd & NC Terrace Intersection

March 7, 2024

Workers will be in the roadway today (3/7/24) just below the Virginia Road/North Carolina Terrace intersection doing tree work. Please use caution in this area.

UPDATED March Town Council Meeting Packet 03/14/24

March 6, 2024

Regular Meeting Notice The packet can be found here Thursday, March 14, 2024 – 7:00 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. The Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. This meeting will be available by Zoom. Link…

Montreat Minute 3/1/24

March 1, 2024

Introducing the Montreat Community Email Listserv! Come join the newly formed Montreat Community Email Listserv, a private community email group open only to Montreat property owners and residents. It is being offered as a convenient and fun way to connect with fellow Montreaters for conversation, to share information and resources, to request help or advice,…

PZC Hillside Development Subcommittee Meeting 3/7/24

February 29, 2024

The Montreat Planning and Zoning Commission Hillside Development Subcommittee will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. This meeting will not be available by Zoom. Packet information can be found here

Landcare 03/6/24

February 28, 2024

Montreat Landcare will be meeting in Town Hall on Wednesday, March 6th at 9:00 a.m. The zoom link can be found at the following link: http://us02web.zoom.us/j/82885408654 The agenda for the meeting can be found here. The minutes that will be approved for the meeting will be posted when they become available.

PZC Subcommittee Meeting 3/6/24

February 28, 2024

The Montreat Planning and Zoning Commission Sign Ordinance Subcommittee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, NC. Meeting packet can be found here This meeting will be available by zoom. The link can be found below: http://us02web.zoom.us/j/81621121033

Periodic Road Closures – VA/NC Terr Intersection 2/28/24

February 28, 2024

There will be periodic road closures at the Virginia Road/North Carolina Terrace intersection today (2/28/24) due to tree work and worker’s in the roadway. Please use caution around this area. Have a great day!

Tree Work on Texas Road 2/27/24

February 27, 2024

Tree work will be happening on Texas Road today, 2/27/24. No road closures at this time but please use caution in this area for workers and falling limbs, etc.

Montreat Minute 02/23/24

February 23, 2024

Water Bill Error We are very sorry, but an error was made on water bills that were mailed this week for the period of January 9 through February 14. When you receive it, you will note that there are no fees for your MSD Treatment Fee or Sewer Line Maintenance Fee. Those two line items,…

Tree Board 2/27/24

February 21, 2024

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, February 27, 2024 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, February 27, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, at 1210 Montreat Road Montreat, NC.   Agenda can be found…

Special Montreat Minute 02/20/24

February 20, 2024

We are very sorry, but an error has been made on your upcoming water bill for the period of January 9 through February 14. When you receive it, you will note that there are no fees for your MSD Treatment Fee or Sewer Line Maintenance Fee. Those two line items, illustrated below, will be missing…

Montreat Minute 2/16/24

February 16, 2024

Corrections to the Montreat Community Calendar In last week’s Montreat Minute, we ran a community calendar with some of the many events occurring in Montreat this year. Unfortunately, there were several date/time errors: We are rerunning the entire calendar for your convenience. Please note that this is not a complete list, but hopefully it will…

Special Montreat Minute 02/14/24

February 14, 2024

Answer to Voting Question At last Thursday’s Town Council meeting, Mary Standaert asked an important question referencing the new state law about showing a photo ID for elections, including the upcoming NC primary election on March 5. Considering that Montreat voter registration cards indicate our town address as Black Mountain while drivers’ licenses indicate Montreat,…

Montreat Minute 2/9/24

February 9, 2024

Mayor’s Summary of the February 8, 2024 Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters! It may be winter here in Montreat, but an enthusiastic group of 20+ people turned out for tonight’s meeting. My meeting summary follows below, but the official minutes will be in next month’s agenda packet. And remember that you can view tonight’s meeting…

Mayor’s Meeting Summary 2/8/24

February 9, 2024

Hello Montreaters! It may be winter here in Montreat, but an enthusiastic group of 20+ people turned out for tonight’s meeting. My meeting summary follows below, but the official minutes will be in next month’s agenda packet. And remember that you can view tonight’s meeting recording by CLICKING HERE. Public Forum Council Meeting As I…

Planning & Zoning Commission Special Meeting 2/14/24

February 9, 2024

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE Wednesday, February 14, 2024 – 10:30 a.m. Town Hall The Montreat Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of the meeting is for the Planning and Zoning Commission to review and make…

Board of Adjustment Meeting 2/22/24

February 8, 2024

MEETING NOTICE Thursday, February 22, 2024 – 5:00 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold their Regular Meeting on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of this meeting is as follows: The Montreat Board of Adjustment will continue evidentiary hearing from…

Road Closure: Oklahoma Road (near 363) Closed till approximately 6:00 p.m. – 2/8/24

February 8, 2024

A portion of roadway near 363 Oklahoma Road will be closed today (2/8/24) until approximately 6:00 p.m. for tree removal. Please use caution in and around this area. Portions of this road will also be closed tomorrow (2/9/24) for continued tree work. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Road Closure: Greybeard Trail at Magill Drive

February 8, 2024

Greybeard Trail at Magill Drive will be closed for approximately one hour today (2/8/24) for tree removal. Please use extra caution in this area for tree crews will be at work. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Have a great day!

Montreat Minute 2/2/24

February 2, 2024

Opportunities for High School and College Students The Land of Sky Regional Council (LOS) is offering unique learning opportunities for 11th and 12th graders as well as students of local colleges. The Council is a multi-county, local government, planning and development organization providing technical assistance to local governments and administering projects and programs which benefit…

Planning Zoning Commission Sign Ordinance Subcommittee Meeting 2/8/24

February 1, 2024

The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission Sign Ordinance Subcommittee will hold a meeting on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. The meeting will not be available by Zoom.

Updated February Town Council Meeting 02/08/24

January 31, 2024

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Packet information can be found here Thursday, February 8, 2024 7:00 p.m. The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.  The Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall The zoom link for streaming can be found below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87179464637…

Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission -Hillside Development Subcommittee Meeting 2/7/24

January 31, 2024

PZC Subcommittee Meeting Notice Wednesday, February 7, 2024 – 9:00 a.m.Town Hall The Montreat Planning and Zoning Commission Hillside Development Subcommittee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat NC. Meeting packet can be found here This meeting will not be available by zoom.…

Landcare 2/7/24

January 31, 2024

Montreat Landcare will be meeting in Town Hall on Wednesday, February 7th at 9:00 a.m. The zoom link can be found at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/82896837837 The agenda can be found here The minutes that will be up for approval can be found here

Tree Removal on Frist Road 1/31/24

January 31, 2024

Crews are working on Frist Road today, 1/31/24, facilitating a tree removal. Please use caution in this area. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Montreat Minute 1/26/24

January 26, 2024

Needed: Volunteers to Fill BOA Vacancies As of the end of this month, there will be three openings on the Montreat Board of Adjustment: two regular positions and one alternate. Your help is needed in filling out this important board. The function of the BOA is to hear appeals of decisions from the zoning administrator,…

Town of Montreat Water Update 1/26/24

January 26, 2024

Annual water tank maintenance is continuing in Montreat today. Remember if you should experience discolored water please run outside spigot until it clears. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause! If you have any questions call Angie at Town Hall at 828-669-8002.

Town of Montreat Water Update 1/25/24

January 25, 2024

Annual water tank maintenance is underway in Montreat today. If you should experience discolored water please run an outside spigot until it clears. Also if you see water running down Appalachian Way it is due to the maintenance and cleaning process. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause! If you have any question…

Town Hall Closing at 3:00 p.m. due to Weather

January 19, 2024

Town Hall will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19th due to the weather conditions. Phones and emails will continue to be answered until 5:00 p.m. Stay warm and have a safe weekend!

Montreat Minute 1/19/24

January 19, 2024

Be Prepared for the Cold! The Montreat area is expected to experience an arctic blast this weekend. Extreme cold can often mean frozen and burst pipes. Pipes that are most likely to freeze are exposed to the cold (such as outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool and water feature supply lines), water supply pipes in unheated…

Wynne Lithia Springs Sub-Committee of the Open Space Conservation Committee Meeting – 1/24/24

January 17, 2024

REGULAR MEETING Wynne-Lithia Springs Sub-Committee of the Open Space Conservation Committee                                   Wednesday, January 24, 2024                     2:00 p.m. in person attendance only A regular meeting of the Wynne Lithia Springs Sub-Committee of the Open Space Conservation Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in Town Hall. …

Tree Board Meeting 1/23/24

January 17, 2024

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Agenda can be found here Tuesday, January 23, 2024 9:30 a.m. In person attendance and Zoom Software The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, Montreat, NC.    The link to join the meeting can…

Cold Weather Tips from Town Hall

January 16, 2024

The Montreat area is expected to experience an arctic blast this week and into the weekend. Extreme cold can often mean frozen and burst pipes. Pipes that are most likely to freeze are exposed to the cold, (outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines), water supply pipes in unheated interior areas (basements, crawl spaces, attics,…

Montreat Minute 1/12/24

January 12, 2024

Greetings Montreaters! We were thankful for the hearty group who braved the cold to join us for the January Town Council meeting. My summary follows below. The official minutes will be in next month’s agenda packet. Please remember you can view tonight’s meeting recording by CLICKING HERE. Public Forum Letta Jean Taylor offered some thoughts…

Mayor’s Meeting Summary 01/11/24

January 12, 2024

Greetings Montreaters! We were thankful for the hearty group who braved the cold to join us for the January Town Council meeting. My summary follows below. The official minutes will be in next month’s agenda packet. Please remember you can view tonight’s meeting recording by CLICKING HERE. Public Forum Council Meeting On behalf of the…