Montreat News Archive

Montreat Minute 08/05/22

August 5, 2022

Montreat Receives Second Payment of COVID ARPA Funds Earlier this week, the Town received the second and final round of COVID American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds in the amount of $136,633. We received an equal amount last year. Typical of the Federal government, there are some restrictions on what the funds can be used for,…

Public Hearing Notice 8/11 Town Council Meeting

August 4, 2022

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Thursday, August 11, 2022 – 7:00 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, August 11, 2022 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 in…

Town Council 8/11 Meeting Notice and Updated Agenda Materials

August 4, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Agenda materials can be found here Thursday, August 11, 2022 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software and in-person attendance at Montreat Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance. …

P&Z Sub-Committee Meeting: Sign Ordinance

July 29, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Tuesday, August 16, 2022 10:30 a.m. Planning & Zoning Commission Sub-Committee:  Signage Will be conducted with in person attendance at Town Hall The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission Sub-Committee: Signage will hold a Meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. with in-person attendance at Town Hall.  ______________________________Angie Murphy,  Town Clerk

Montreat Minute 07/29/22

July 29, 2022

Comprehensive Plan Process Continues On Tuesday, approximately 40 people attended two Community Workshops at the Town Hall to brainstorm, discuss and provide feedback on issues pertinent to the Town in the future. This is the second major effort to seek Montreater’s opinions on the future direction of the Town. The first opportunity was a community…

Continuation Board of Adjustment Meeting Notice

July 29, 2022

CONTINUATION OF EVIDENTIARY HEARING NOTICE Thursday, August 4, 2022 – 5:00 p.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Continuation of Evidentiary Hearing on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. The purpose of this hearing is…

Montreat Minute 07/22/2022

July 22, 2022

Don’t Miss the Comprehensive Plan Community Workshop This Tuesday The Comprehensive Plan Committee has scheduled a Community Workshop to provide public input to the planning process. The schedule provides two different sessions in which you may participate. The first session will be on Tuesday, July 26th, from 10:00am to Noon. The second session will be…

RFQ for Texas Road Extension Culvert Repairs

July 19, 2022

The Town of Montreat is searching for an engineering firm to assist the Town with repair of a dual 96″ culvert system that is located on Texas Road Extension just off of Assembly Drive. For more information click here.

Comprehensive Plan Steering Commission Meeting

July 18, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, July 28, 2022 10:00 a.m. In-person and Virtual Attendance The Montreat Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. with in-person attendance at Town Hall and virtual attendance. The Zoom link can be found below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88261164294 Angie Murphy Town Clerk

Montreat Minute 07/15/22

July 15, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the July 14, 2022 Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters, The Council and staff and approximately 6 attendees for the Public Forum and 12 for the Council meeting convened while others joined by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is my summary of tonight’s meetings. Remember you…

Mayor’s Summary of the July 14th Town Council Meeting

July 15, 2022

Hello Montreaters, The Council and staff and approximately 6 attendees for the Public Forum and 12 for the Council meeting convened while others joined by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is my summary of tonight’s meetings. Remember you can read the complete, official summary in the meeting minutes…

Board of Adjustment Meeting Notices

July 11, 2022

The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold 3 Evidentiary Hearings on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. of as soon as possible thereafter in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. The purpose of this hearing is to consider an Appeal f a determination made by the Montreat Zoning Administrator. The Zoning Administrator…

Montreat Minute 07/08/2022

July 8, 2022

Comprehensive Plan Community Workshop Rescheduled for July 26 The Comprehensive Plan Committee has rescheduled the Community Workshop that was postponed from early June. The new schedule provides two different sessions in which you may participate. The first session will be on Tuesday, July 26th, from 10:00am to Noon. The second session will be that evening…

Community Workshop of Montreat Tomorrow Rescheduled

July 8, 2022

Please join us on Tuesday, July 26th in Town Hall at one of two sessions: 10am – 12pm or 6pm – 8pm. All are welcome to visit and share your vision for the Town of Montreat’s future!

Board of Commissioners Public Hearing

July 6, 2022

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Thursday, July 14, 2022 – 7:00 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, July 14, 2022 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 in…

Tree Board

July 6, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, July 21, 2022 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Thursday, July 21 2022, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, Montreat, NC.   The zoom link can be found at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81816868174 _____________________________…

UPDATED July Board of Commissioners Meeting Notice & Agenda Packet

July 6, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Meeting Packet can be found here Thursday, July 14, 2022 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software and in-person attendance at Montreat Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance. …

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

July 6, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Agenda can be found here Draft minutes can be found here Thursday, July 14, 2022 10:30 a.m. Planning & Zoning Commission 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, July 14, 2022 at…

Montreat Minute 07/01/2022

July 1, 2022

Montreat Minute for July 1, 2022 Don’t Forget the July 4th Gate Race! The gate race is a 5K race beginning and ending, of course, at the Montreat gate. The mayor will start the race at 7:00am, with the runners taking off on Assembly Drive up to West Virginia Terrace, connecting to Virginia and returning…

Montreat Minute 06/24/2022

June 24, 2022

Gate Race Coming July 4th After a pandemic hiatus, the Montreat Annual Gate Race is returning! It is a 5K race beginning and ending, of course, at the Montreat gate. The mayor will start the race at 7:00am, with the runners taking off on Assembly Drive up to West Virginia Terrace, connecting to Virginia and…

Board of Adjustment Meeting -CANCELLED

June 22, 2022

There will not be a Board of Adjustment Meeting in June.

Tree Board

June 22, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 28 2022, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, Montreat, NC.   The zoom link can be found at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81816868174 _____________________________…

Montreat Minute 06/17/2022

June 17, 2022

Gate Race Coming July 4th After a pandemic hiatus, the Montreat Annual Gate Race is returning! It is a 5K race beginning and ending, of course, at the Montreat gate. The mayor will start the race at 7:00am, with the runners taking off on Assembly Drive up to West Virginia Terrace, connecting to Virginia and…

Montreat Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Virtual Meeting 06/21/22

June 15, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:00 p.m. Virtual Attendance The Montreat Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with virtual attendance only.  The Microsoft Teams link can be found below: Click here to join the meeting Angie Murphy Town Clerk

Montreat Minute 06/10/22

June 10, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the June 9, 2022 Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters, The Council, staff and approximately 14 attendees convened for the meeting while others joined us by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is my summary of the Public Forum and Council meeting. Remember you can read the…

Mayor’s Meeting Summary 06/9/2022

June 10, 2022

Hello Montreaters, The Council, staff and approximately 14 attendees convened for the meeting while others joined us by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is my summary of the Public Forum and Council meeting. Remember you can read the complete, official summary in the meeting minutes that will be…

Audit Committee – Special Meeting 06/16/22

June 8, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE SPECIAL MEETING – AUDIT COMMITTEE Thursday, June 16, 2022, 2:00 p.m. Town Hall The Town of Montreat Audit Committee will hold a Meeting on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC.  The purpose of this meeting will be to review FY21 audit.  This…

Bridge Aesthetics Committee Meeting

June 7, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Agenda can be found here Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:00 p.m. Bridge Aesthetics Committee Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & in person attendance at Town Hall The Bridge Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software and in person attendance…

Montreat Tomorrow Community Workshop POSTPONED

June 7, 2022

Unfortunately, the Montreat Tomorrow community workshop on 6/11/22 has been postponed due to COVID cases in the out-of-town project team. A new date and time will be posted online as soon as it has been determined. We apologize for the inconvenience! Please check the website for an announcement of a new date soon. We look…

Montreat Minute 06/03/22

June 3, 2022

Comprehensive Plan Committee Needs Your Input The Comprehensive Plan Committee has been meeting regularly and expects to complete their update of the Montreat Comprehensive Plan, called “Montreat Tomorrow”, in December. But they need your thoughts and ideas now. There are two important opportunities for which they are seeking Montreater input: A Community Survey—the Committee is…

Visit the New Comprehensive Plan Page!!

June 1, 2022

It’s time to update the Town of Montreat’s 2008 Comprehensive Plan!! People are working hard behind the scenes and we need YOU to complete the survey at this link. Visit the new Comprehensive Plan page here and get all the information!

June Board of Commissioners Meeting Notice

May 31, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Meeting Packet can be found here Thursday, June 9, 2022 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software and in-person attendance at Montreat Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance. …

Planning & Zoning Commission Special Meeting Notice & Agenda/Minutes

May 31, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Special Meeting- Planning & Zoning Agenda can be found here Minutes to be approved can be found here Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:30 a.m. Town Hall & Zoom Meeting Software Purpose:  Reviewing and voting on the Conditional Zoning request at Lot 1185, Mississippi Road The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold…

Montreat Minute 5/27/22

May 27, 2022

Comprehensive Plan Committee Needs Your Input The Comprehensive Plan Committee has been meeting regularly and expects to complete their update of the Montreat Comprehensive Plan, called “Montreat Tomorrow”, in December. But they need your thoughts and ideas now. There are two important opportunities for which they are seeking Montreater input: A Community Survey—the Committee is…

Montreat Minute 05/19/22

May 19, 2022

We are a day early in publishing the Montreat Minute due to some scheduling conflicts. We will return to our normal Friday publication next week. Comprehensive Plan Committee Needs Your Input The Comprehensive Plan Committee has been meeting regularly and expects to complete their update of the Montreat Comprehensive Plan, called “Montreat Tomorrow”, in December.…

Tree Board Meeting 05/24/2022 CANCELLED

May 18, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING– This meeting has been cancelled by the Chair. Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 24 2022, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, Montreat, NC.   Please click the link…

Board of Adjustment 05/26/22

May 18, 2022

Notice of Regular Meeting Thursday, May 26, 2022 – 5:00 p.m. Town Hall & Zoom Meeting Software The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold their Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road. Please click the link below to join…

Special Meeting – Budget Workshop 05/26/22

May 18, 2022

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:00 p.m. Town Hall & Zoom Meeting Software The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road.  The purpose of this meeting is as follows: To review and discuss the proposed…

Montreat Minute 05/13/2022

May 13, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the May 12, 2022 Town Council Meeting Greetings fellow Montreaters, The Council, staff and approximately 12 attendees convened for the meeting while others joined us by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is my summary of the Public Forum and Council meeting. Remember you can read…

Mayor’s Summary of the May 12, 2002 Town Council Meeting

May 13, 2022

Greetings fellow Montreaters, The Council, staff and approximately 12 attendees convened for the meeting while others joined us by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is my summary of the Public Forum and Council meeting. Remember you can read the complete, official summary in the meeting minutes that will…

Hunting Dog Stakeholders Meeting 5/19/22

May 11, 2022

SPECIAL MEETING HUNTING DOG STAKEHOLDER MEETING Thursday, May 19, 2022 6:00 p.m. In person attendance & Zoom Meeting Software A special meeting will be held on Thursday, May 19th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in Town Hall to discuss the hunting dog situation in Montreat.  A quorum of the Board of Commissioners could be present.  The…

Montreat Minute 05/06/2022

May 6, 2022

What’s the Change in Form of Government All About? The Montreat Town Council is considering a change in the form of government as allowed by NC state statute. We have had inquiries about this topic beyond the public discussions at the last three Council meetings. Therefore, we have developed a Question & Answer sheet to…

Q&A on Council/Manager Form of Government

May 4, 2022

Town of Montreat Change in Form of Government Q&A The Montreat Town Council is considering a change in the form of government as allowed by NC state statute. We have had inquiries about this topic beyond the public discussions at the last three Council meetings. Therefore, we have developed this Question & Answer sheet to…

Updated May Board of Commissioners Meeting Notice & Agenda Packet

May 4, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Agenda Packet can be found here Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software and in-person attendance at Montreat Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance. …

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Notice

May 4, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, May 12, 2022 10:30 a.m. Planning & Zoning Commission Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & in person attendance at Town Hall Meeting Agenda can be found here Meeting Minutes can be found here Conditional Zoning Complete Application can be found here Final Staff Report CZ can be found here…

Open Space Conservation Committee Meeting Notice

May 2, 2022

REGULAR MEETING Open Space Conservation Committee                                         Tuesday, May 10, 2022                            3:30 p.m. In person attendance only Agenda can be found here Minutes to be approved can be found here A regular meeting of the Open Space Conservation Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in…

Montreat Minute 04/29/22

April 29, 2022

Mayor Proclaims Municipal Clerks Week Mayor Helms recently signed a proclamation recognizing and declaring the 53rd Annual Professional Municipal Clerks Week for the week of May 1-7, 2022. The proclamation recognizes the extremely important work of town clerks, especially our own Angela Murphy. In the proclamation, the Mayor stated, “[I] extend appreciation to our Professional…

Board of Adjustment Meeting CANCELLED 04/28/22

April 27, 2022

The April Board of Adjustment has been cancelled for 04/28/22. The May Board of Adjustment Meeting will be held on May 26, 2022.

Montreat Minute 04/22/22

April 22, 2022

Montreat Minute for April 22, 2022 Our Newest (and youngest) Volunteers Christ Community Church’s Montreat Morning School students learned about Earth Day today. After learning about what Earth Day means, they were inspired to help care for the earth and our community. Putting their new found knowledge to work, students spent the morning collecting trash…

Tree Board Meeting 04/26/2022

April 22, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, April 26, 2022 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April  2022, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, Montreat, NC.   Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Apr 26, 2022…

Special Montreat Minute

April 20, 2022

Special Montreat Minute for April 20, 2022       Don’t Miss the Montreat Native Plant Sale & Arbor Day Celebration Saturday, April 23, 2022   9am-3pm Moore Center @ Lake Susan Come select native plants from local nurseries, enjoy programs about Monarchs, mason bees, pollinators and rain gardens, and American chestnuts in the forest ecosystem.…

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of 04/14/2022

April 18, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the April 14, 2022 Town Council Meeting Greetings fellow Montreaters, The Council, staff and about eight visitors convened for the meeting and others joined us by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is my summary of the Forum and Council meeting. Remember you can read the…

Montreat Minute 04/08/2022

April 8, 2022

Montreat Native Plant Sale Returns April 23 After two years of hiatus due to the pandemic, the Montreat Native Plant Sale is returning. The Montreat Landcare Committee is hosting the event at the Moore Center field at Lake Susan on Saturday, April 23, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Vendors will be offering native plants from local…

Bridge Commission Meeting Notice

April 7, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Tuesday, April 19, 2022 2:00 p.m. Bridge Committee Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & in person attendance at Town Hall The Bridge Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software and in person attendance at Town Hall.  Zoom link is…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Notice, Agenda and Updated Draft Minutes

April 7, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, April 14, 2022 Agenda can be found here Draft minutes can be found here 10:30 a.m. Planning & Zoning Commission 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, April 14, 2022 at…

UPDATED April Town Council Meeting Packet & Notice

April 7, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Agenda Packet can be found here Thursday, April 14, 2022 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software and in-person attendance at Montreat Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance. …

Public Hearing Notice 04/14/2022

April 7, 2022

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Thursday, April 14, 2022 – 7:00 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, April 14, 2022 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 in…

Native Plant Sale

April 6, 2022

Don’t miss the Montreat Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 23 from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Sponsored by Montreat Landcare Committee, the even returns after a two year “pandemic” hiatus. Learn more about all the activities by CLICKING HERE for the brochure.

Montreat Minute 04/01/22

April 1, 2022

Montreat Minute for April 1, 2022 Special Notice Until further notice, the Montreat Town Hall is closed due to an opossum infestation. They are everywhere and Town staff is working hard to eradicate them from all parts of the building. We were particularly angered when they commandeered the four rocking chairs on the front and…

Montreat Minute 03/25/22

March 25, 2022

“Thank You” from the Public Works Staff The Public Works (PW) staff expresses gratitude to everyone for their patience and cooperation in dealing with the Assembly Drive detour last week. PW spent the week assessing and mapping trees and removing dead and dangerous trees along the Town right-of-way along Assembly. Thirty-one trees were removed, clearing…

Montreat Minute 03/18/22

March 18, 2022

Montreat Earns Tree City Award for Seventh Year The Town of Montreat earned Tree City USA status from the national Arbor Day Foundation for the seventh consecutive year. Montreat is one of 3,600 communities across the USA to achieve this designation. Arbor Day Chief Executive Don Lambe stated, “We are thrilled that Montreat takes pride…

Board of Adjustment Meeting Notice

March 18, 2022

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Thursday, March 24, 2022 – 5:00 p.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 5:00 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…

Tree Board Meeting Notice

March 16, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, Montreat, NC.    The link to join the meeting can be found below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82399106171 _____________________________…

Montreat Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting 03/21/22

March 14, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Documents from the meeting can be found below: Handout Packet Montreat Existing Conditions Map Packet Meeting Activities for Virtual Attendees Monday, March 21, 2022 10:00 a.m. Will be held with in-person attendance in Town Hall & zoom meeting software The Montreat Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on…

Montreat Minute 03/11/22

March 11, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the March 10, 2022 Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters, We had a small but enthusiastic group at our meeting tonight, while others joined by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is a summary of the discussion. Remember you can read the complete, official summary in the…

Mayor’s Summary of 3/10/22 Town Council Meeting

March 11, 2022

Hello Montreaters, We had a small but enthusiastic group at our meeting tonight, while others joined by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is a summary of the discussion. Remember you can read the complete, official summary in the meeting minutes that will be published next month. Public Forum…

Special Montreat Minute 03/09/22

March 9, 2022

Assembly Drive Road Closure As mentioned in last week’s Montreat Minute, Assembly Drive will be closed to thru traffic from Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18, from Virginia Road to Louisiana Road. Public Works will be removing dead trees from the Town right-of-way. Please follow the detour route as indicated in the two maps…

Montreat Minute 03/04/22

March 4, 2022

Montreat Minute for March 4, 2022 Upcoming Detour on Assembly Drive Please be aware that Assembly Drive from Virginia Road to Louisiana Road will be closed for tree work from Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18. Two routes, one for entering and another for exiting, will be set up to facilitate traffic flow. Next…

Special Meeting Notice – Board of Adjustment

March 4, 2022

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE Wednesday, March 16, 2022 – 4:00 p.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of the meeting is as follows: 1.  Review, consider and take action on the Order…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting Notice & Materials

March 4, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Agenda can be found here Minutes to be approved can be found here Thursday, March 10, 2022 10:30 a.m. Planning & Zoning Commission 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, March 10,…

RFP Texas Road Pedestrian Bridge

March 3, 2022

For information regarding the RFP for Texas Road Pedestrian Bridge Project click here

UPDATED March Town Council Meeting Notice & Agenda Packet

March 3, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:00 p.m. Meeting packet can be found here Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software and in-person attendance at Montreat Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance. …

Montreat Minute 02/25/2022

February 25, 2022

Mayor Lifts Mask Mandate for Town Hall Effective this past Tuesday, Mayor Helms has lifted the COVID mask mandate for people entering and doing business in the Town Hall, employees included. After a Tuesday meeting with Buncombe County officials, Mayors from all Buncombe County municipalities, and Health Department officials, the mayor stated, “Upon polling these…

Montreat Minute February 18, 2022

February 18, 2022

Mask Mandate Lifted in Buncombe County and Montreat with Exception Buncombe County suspended the COVID indoor mask mandate on Wednesday, February 16 after it had been in place since August 18, 2021. Like other county municipalities, Montreat signed on to the mandate as well. But as of Wednesday, we too have expired the mandate, with…

Montreat Minute 02/11/2022

February 14, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the February 10, 2022 Town Council Meeting Greetings fellow Montreaters, It’s nice to see the snow piles dissipating, which gives me hope that spring is not too far away. Approximately 19 people joined the Council tonight, which included an extended Public Forum to discuss the bears/dogs issue we began talking about last…

Mayor’s Summary from 02/10/22

February 14, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the February 10, 2022 Town Council Meeting Greetings fellow Montreaters, It’s nice to see the snow piles dissipating, which gives me hope that spring is not too far away. Approximately 19 people joined the Council tonight, which included an extended Public Forum to discuss the bears/dogs issue we began talking about last…

Tree Board Meeting 02/22/22

February 11, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, February 22, 2022 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, Montreat, NC.    You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Feb 22, 2022 09:30…

Board of Adjustment Meeting 02/24/22

February 11, 2022

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Thursday, February 24, 2022 – 7:00 p.m. Agenda can be found here Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC. The purpose is to grant/deny…

Special Montreat Minute

February 9, 2022

Special Montreat Minute Reminder of Special Public Forum Tomorrow to Discuss Bears/Dogs/Hunters Issues The time allotted to the February Public Forum tomorrow, February 10, will be expanded in order to have a community discussion and presentation about the bears/dogs/hunters problem that was addressed at the January Town Council meeting. Instead of beginning at 6:30pm, the…

Montreat Minute 02/04/2022

February 4, 2022

Montreat Minute for February 4, 2022 Special Public Forum February 10 to Discuss Bears/Dogs/Hunters Issues The time allotted to the February Public Forum on Thursday, February 10, will be expanded in order to have a community discussion and presentation about the bears/dogs/hunters problem that was addressed at the January Town Council meeting. Instead of beginning…

UPDATED February Town Council Meeting Notice & Packet

February 2, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, February 10, 2022 Meeting Packet can be found here 7:00 p.m. Board of Commissioners February Town Council Meeting Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software & in person attendance at Town Hall **Public Forum will begin at 6:00 p.m.** The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday,…

Audit Committe Meeting 02/07/22

February 2, 2022

SPECIAL MEETING – AUDIT COMMITTEE Monday, February 7, 2022, 3:00 p.m. Town Hall The Town of Montreat Audit Committee will hold a Meeting on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC.  The purpose of this meeting will be to review FY20 audit.  The Town of…

Montreat Minute 01/28/2022

January 28, 2022

Montreat Minute for January 28, 2022 Comprehensive Plan Update Committee Holds First Meeting The newly appointed Montreat Comprehensive Plan Update Committee met for the first time on Wednesday, January 26, to begin the process of updating the Town’s 2008 comprehensive plan. The nine member committee is chaired by Mayor Tim Helms and is made up…

Special Meeting Notice 01/31/2022

January 27, 2022

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Monday, January 31, 2022 12:00 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, January 31, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of this meeting is as follows: To enter into Closed Session in accordance with…

Montreat Minute January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022

Drop Trash at Town Services Building; Pickup Resumes on Monday Due to the interrupted sanitation pickup services this week, the bear boxes at the old Town Services Building will be open to Montreaters without pre-printed bags. Until Monday, January 24th you do not need pre-printed Montreat bags to drop off trash. Normal trash pickup will…

Please Remove Cars from Roadways

January 20, 2022

Please remove your cars from roadways. Cars parked in the roadways impede ambulances and fire trucks and cause a dangerous situation. Emergency workers need 12 feet of clearance on all roads in order to provide services.

Tree Board Meeting Notice

January 20, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, January 25, 2022 9:30 a.m. Zoom Software with in person attendance The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, Janaury 25, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. by Zoom Software and in person attendance, Montreat, NC.   You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jan 25, 2022 09:30…

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting Notice

January 20, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, January 26, 2022 10:00 a.m. Will be held with in-person attendance in Town Hall & zoom meeting software The Montreat Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. with in-person attendance and zoom meeting software.  The public is invited to attend.…

Temporary Trash Options

January 19, 2022

Due to the interrupted sanitation pickup services this week, the bear boxes at the old Town Services Building will be open to Montreators without pre-printed bags. Until Monday, January 24th you do not need pre-printed Montreat bags to drop off trash.

Town Hall Closed Today

January 18, 2022

Due to continued winter conditions, Town Offices are closed today, 1/18/22. Please stay safe and off of the roads.

UPDATE: SANITATION PICK UP CANCELED

January 17, 2022

UPDATE: SANITATION SERVICES ARE CANCELED FOR THIS WEEK. Regular pickup will resume Monday, the 24th. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. Previous post: Due to continued winter weather, sanitation services for Tuesday the 18th will be delayed. Pickup is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday the 19th. Your Public Works crew has been working…

Montreat Minute for January 14, 2022

January 14, 2022

Mayor Pro Tem’s Summary of the January 13, 2022 Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreaters, The Mayor was not available for the meeting and he sent his regrets. It was my honor to preside this evening. Approximately 18 people joined the Council in the Town Hall tonight for the Forum and Council meeting. Approximately 20 others…

Mayor Pro Tem’s Summary of the January 13, 2022 Town Council Meeting

January 14, 2022

Mayor Pro Tem’s Summary of the January 13, 2022 Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreaters, The Mayor was not available for the meeting and he sent his regrets. It was my honor to preside this evening. Approximately 18 people joined the Council in the Town Hall tonight for the Forum and Council meeting. Others were live…

Special Montreat Minute 1/13/2022

January 13, 2022

Town Administrator Leaving Montreat The Mayor and Town Council recently received a letter of resignation from Town Administrator Alex Carmichael, effective February 20, 2022. In the letter, Alex explained that he had been approached about and accepted a position as Town Manager of Laurel Park, near Hendersonville. Moving from a Town Administrator to a Town…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting & Materials

January 10, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday, January 13, 2022 Agenda and Minutes to be considered 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, January 13, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. electronically using Zoom software and in person…

Board of Commissioners Meeting Notice & UPDATED Packet

January 10, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Meeting Packet can be found here Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:00 p.m. Will be conducted electronically using Zoom software and in-person attendance at Montreat Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. electronically using Zoom software with in-person attendance. …

Montreat Minute 01/07/2022

January 7, 2022

Montreat Minute for January 7, 2022 Board of Adjustment Hearing Concludes: Approves Lodge The Montreat Board of Adjustment (BOA) concluded the Special Use Permit hearing last night for a 40-room hotel requested by the Mountain Retreat Association (MRA). After 50 hours of total testimony, beginning in October, final summations were given by both sides yesterday…

Board of Adjustment Meeting 01/06/2022

January 5, 2022

CONTINUED MEETING NOTICE Thursday, January 6, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The hearing will be held in the Town Hall Community Room, but unfortunately there will be extremely…

Board of Adjustment Meeting

January 4, 2022

CONTINUED MEETING NOTICE Wednesday, January 5, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. Town Hall/Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The hearing will be held in the Town Hall Community Room, but unfortunately there will be extremely…

Montreat Minute 12/23/2021

December 23, 2021

Montreat Minute for December 23, 2021 The Town Council and staff wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The Montreat Minute is being published one day earlier than normal because the Town offices are closed on Friday, December 24 and Monday, December 27. Sanitation services will resume on Tuesday, December 28. Please…

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