Montreat News Archive

Montreat Minute 02/10/23

February 10, 2023

Mayor’s Summary of the January 12, 2023 Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreaters, It was an unseasonably warm day in Montreat on Town Council Day.  Council, staff and approximately 20 guests met for the Public Forum and Town Council Meeting.  My summary follows below.  You can read the complete official meeting minutes in next month’s agenda…

Mayor’s Meeting Summary from 2/9/23

February 10, 2023

Greetings Montreaters, It was an unseasonably warm day in Montreat on Town Council Day.  Council, staff and approximately 20 guests met for the Public Forum and Town Council Meeting.  My summary follows below.  You can read the complete official meeting minutes in next month’s agenda packet.  Or if you would like to view the meeting…

Special Montreat Minute 02/08/23

February 8, 2023

Special Montreat Minute for Wednesday, February 8 We Want Your Thoughts Town Council and staff are investigating the feasibility of renting out the Town Hall Community Room for special functions. One aspect of the feasibility is determining community interest in renting the space. Therefore, would you please take four minutes (honestly, that is all it…

Temporary Road Closure on Suwannee Drive 2/7/23

February 7, 2023

Suwannee Drive will be closed temporarily on February 7th for tree removal. Cars will be able to navigate the roadway during most of the removal process but please use caution. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Special Montreat Minute 02/06/23

February 6, 2023

Special Montreat Minute for Monday, February 6 We Want Your Thoughts Town Council and staff are investigating the feasibility of renting out the Town Hall Community Room for special functions. One aspect of the feasibility is determining community interest in renting the space. Therefore, would you please take four minutes (honestly, that is all it…

Montreat Minute 02/3/23

February 3, 2023

We Want Your Thoughts Town Council and staff are investigating the feasibility of renting out the Town Hall Community Room for special functions. One aspect of the feasibility is determining community interest in renting the space. Therefore, would you please take four minutes (honestly, that is all it takes!) to complete a survey. The results…

Bridge Aesthetics Committee Meeting 02/09/23

February 3, 2023

NOTICE OF MEETING Thursday,  February 9, 2023 2:00 p.m. Bridge Aesthetics Committee The Bridge Aesthetics Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. This meeting will be in person as well as Zoom Meeting Software. The link can be found below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89437082248 ______________________________Angie Murphy,  Town Clerk

Updated February 9th Town Council Meeting Notice and Revised Meeting Packet

February 3, 2023

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Agenda Meeting Packet can be found here Thursday, February 9, 2023 7:00 p.m. The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2023 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:…

Agenda Meeting Packet Delayed

February 2, 2023

The February 9th Agenda Packet will be sent out Friday February 3rd by 9:00 a.m. Town Staff is sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

RFP – Town of Montreat CIP Paving Projects for 2022/23

January 31, 2023

The Town of Montreat is currently taking bids on paving projects for our current budget year. Below is a list of roads that we would like individual quotes on so that we can choose which fits our current budget the best. We would like the chosen roads to be paved during the Spring due to…

Hydrant Flushing 1/31/23

January 31, 2023

The Water Department will be flushing hydrants on the afternoon of January 31st in the areas of Shenandoah Terrace and Eastminster Terrace. Residents, guests and visitors may notice some water discoloration. Please run your faucets until discoloration clears up. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Montreat Minute 01/27/23

January 27, 2023

Parking Reminder Montreat’s narrow roads make it difficult for emergency vehicles such as ambulances and firetrucks to negotiate. It becomes even more challenging when cars are parked on the roadways. Of course, snow exacerbates the problem. If you must park on the street, please ensure two wheels are off the road and there is 12…

Planning & Zoning Commission Training 1/31/23

January 27, 2023

The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a training session on Tuesday, January 31st from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Conference Room. A quorom of the board could be present but no actual business will be conducted. The public is welcome to attend.

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting 02/07/23

January 25, 2023

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, February 7, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. In Person Attendance & Zoom The Montreat Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. with in person attendance and zoom meeting software. The zoom link can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84658925714 ________________________________ Angie…

Landcare Meeting 02/01/23

January 24, 2023

Montreat Landcare will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1st in the Town Hall. The meeting will also be live-streamed at the following zoom link: http://us02web.zoom.us/j/85128601882 For more information about Montreat Landcare visit their website at www.montreatlandcare.org.

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting 01/25/23

January 23, 2023

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Wednesday, January 25, 2023 10:30 a.m. In Person Attendance & Zoom The Montreat Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. with in person attendance and zoom meeting software. The zoom link can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82203628806 ________________________________ Angie Murphy Town Clerk

Montreat Minute 01/20/23

January 20, 2023

Good Morning Montreators!! Happy Friday! It’s a slow news week in Montreat so there will not be an official Montreat Minute-no news is good news! Questions? Do you have Town-related questions you would like answered? If so, please send them to Angie Murphy at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Have…

Board of Adjustment Meeting 01/26/23

January 13, 2023

MEETING NOTICE Thursday, January 26th, 2023 – 5:00 p.m. Town Hall The Agenda Packet can be found here The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold their Regular Meeting on Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of the meeting is as follows: Montreat Board of…

Montreat Minute 1/13/23

January 13, 2023

Mayor’s Summary of the January 12, 2023 Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreaters, It was another rainy Town Council Meeting night. Despite the rain, the Council, staff, and approximately nine guests convened for the Public Forum and Council meeting. My summary follows below. You can read the complete official meeting minutes in next month’s agenda packet.…

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of the January 12, 2023 Town Council Meeting

January 13, 2023

Greetings Montreaters, It was another rainy Town Council Meeting night. Despite the rain, the Council, staff, and approximately nine guests convened for the Public Forum and Council meeting. My summary follows below. You can read the complete official meeting minutes in next month’s agenda packet. Or if you would like to view the meeting recording,…

Water Service Interruption 01/09/23

January 9, 2023

Tennessee Road and Tennessee Road Extension currently have an unscheduled temporary water shutdown due to a water break. Water should be restored in 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Montreat Minute Correction

January 8, 2023

We apologize for an error in the January 6th Montreat Minute Did You Know? story. One of the photos was inadvertently run twice. The corrected photos are below. Thank you for your understanding. Did You Know? The earliest map of Montreat shows a proposed lake where Lake Susan is now.  The first dam, really a…

Montreat Minute 1/6/23

January 6, 2023

Bear Hunting Season Concluded The 2022-2023 bear hunting season concluded on Monday, January 2. There is no more bear hunting until next fall. Unlike previous years, we are happy to report that there were no bear, hunting dogs, or hunter incidents reported or observed during the ‘22-‘23 season. We believe the Town’s bear hunting initiative…

January Town Council Meeting UPDATED 01/12/23

December 29, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, January 12, 2023 7:00 p.m. The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.  The Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall. Updated Agenda Packet for the meeting can be found here The zoom link for streaming can…

Tree Board Meeting 01/24/23

December 29, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, January 24, 2023 9:30 a.m. In Person Attendance – Will be streamed for viewing via Zoom The Montreat Tree Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. in Town Hall, Montreat, NC.   The zoom link can be found at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86031765317…

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting 01/19/23

December 29, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Agenda Packet can be found here Thursday, January 19 2023 10:30 a.m. Planning & Zoning Commission In person attendance and zoom meeting software The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. with in-person attendance at Town Hall.  For viewing at…

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Meeting 01/13/23

December 29, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Friday, January 13, 2023 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. In Person Attendance & Zoom The Montreat Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Friday, January 13, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. with in person attendance and zoom meeting software. The zoom link can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89015623057 ________________________________ Angie Murphy…

Landcare

December 29, 2022

Montreat Landcare will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4th in the Town Hall. The meeting will also be live-streamed at the following zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81764035291 For more information about Montreat Landcare visit their website at www.montreatlandcare.org.

Special Meeting Notice – Town Council 01/6/23

December 29, 2022

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE Friday, January 6, 2023 Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, January 6, 2023 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of the special meeting is to enter into closed session to interview…

Water Restored on Lower Kentucky- Read below for additional important information

December 28, 2022

Water has been restored on Lower Kentucky Road. Please let the cold water run for a while to improve discoloration before doing laundry or dishes. Water is safe to eat/drink.

Temporary Water Service Shutdown 12/28/22

December 28, 2022

There will be a temporary water service shutdown on Lower Kentucky Road on the afternoon of 12/28/22-service will be restored as soon as possible as soon as repairs are completed. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Burst Water Pipes in Montreat

December 28, 2022

After the terribly cold weather Montreat faced over the past weekend there is a possibility of frozen and/or burst pipes in Montreat. Wells have been working overtime in the past 48 hours so Public Works suspects that there are leaks somewhere in Town. Please check your homes and your neighbors homes and report any leaks…

Montreat Minute 12/23/22

December 23, 2022

Town Offices Holiday Schedule Here is the Town Office schedule for both Christmas and New Year. For Christmas, offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 26 and 27. For New Year, the office will be closed on Monday, January 2. Of course, the Montreat Police Department will be operating 24/7 as usual. Trash pickup…

Montreat Minute 12/16/22

December 16, 2022

Montreat Minute for December 16, 2022 Watch Night Service in Montreat Please join the Montreat Cottagers for a brief New Year’s Eve Watch Night vespers service to give thanks for God’s love and care during the past year and to consider the many ways in which we may watch for God in the coming year.…

Montreat Minute 12/9/22

December 9, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the December 8, 2022 Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters, On this rainy December evening, the Council, staff, and a handful of visitors convened for the Public Forum and Council meeting. The summary follows below. You can read the complete official meeting minutes published next month. Or if you would like to view…

Mayor’s Meeting Summary 12/8/22

December 9, 2022

Hello Montreaters, On this rainy December evening, the Council, staff, and a handful of visitors convened for the Public Forum and Council meeting. The summary follows below. You can read the complete official meeting minutes published next month. Or if you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Public Forum Council Meeting We are…

Tree Board-December Meeting Canceled

December 2, 2022

There will be no Tree Board Meeting for the Month of December. Meetings will resume on January 24, 2023.

Montreat Minute 12/2/22

December 2, 2022

Town Council Thanks Volunteers The Montreat Town Council held a “Thank You” reception recently for volunteers who generously provide their time and talents to Town commissions, boards and committees. More than 45 volunteers serve on eight different bodies. Interim Town Manager, Ben Blackburn, commented that he has never seen a town our size with the…

Landcare Meeting 12/7/22

December 2, 2022

Montreat Landcare will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7th in the Town Hall. The meeting will also be live-streamed at the following zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85362611554 For more information about Montreat Landcare visit their website at www.montreatlandcare.org

UPDATED December Town Council Meeting Notice & Agenda Packet

December 1, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, December 8, 2022 7:00 p.m. The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.  The Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall The meeting packet can be found here. Addendum #1 Public Comments/Emails relating to Proposed Text Amendment…

Bridge Aesthetic Committee Meeting 12/06/22

December 1, 2022

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 2:00 p.m. Bridge Aesthetics Committee The Bridge Aesthetics Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. This meeting will be in person only. ______________________________Angie Murphy,  Town Clerk

P&Z Subcommittee Meeting: Hillside Development 12/8/22

November 28, 2022

PZC SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE Thursday, December 8, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. Town Hall The Montreat Planning and Zoning Commission Hillside Development Subcommittee will hold a meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  This meeting will be available by Zoom at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84448573951 ____________________________…

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Virtual Meeting 12/1/22

November 28, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, December 1, 2022 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Virtual Attendance Only The Montreat Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with virtual attendance only. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/88150305465?pwd=MEp2WnFmZHBxOVo3azM5WVFuVFpJZz09 Meeting ID: 881 5030 5465Passcode: 310149 ________________________________ Angie Murphy Town Clerk

Montreat Minute 11/18/22

November 18, 2022

Montreat College Offers Town Forums to Review Their Master Planning Process Montreat College initiated a comprehensive master planning process this summer and will host two sessions to share information with and hear from the Montreat community. Through this process, the college leadership team seeks to understand how space is utilized and plan for future needs…

Montreat Minute 11/11/22

November 11, 2022

Town in Excellent Financial Status The Town is happy to report that the 2021-2022 audit was submitted to the state prior to the official October 31deadline and well before the November 30 grace period. We are also excited to report the Town is in excellent financial status. Here are several highlights from the audit report:…

Board of Adjustment Meeting 11/21/22 CANCELLED

November 11, 2022

The Board of Adjustment meeting that was scheduled for 11/21/22 is cancelled as there are no agenda items.

Tree Board Meeting 11/15/22

November 10, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, November 15, 2022 9:30 a.m. In Person Attendance – Will be streamed for viewing via Zoom The Montreat Tree Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. in Town Hall, Montreat, NC.   The zoom link can be found at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82116113071…

Traffic Detour At Montreat Gate 11/08/22

November 8, 2022

There will be a Traffic Detour around the Montreat Gate for approximately 2 hours (beginning at around noon) on Tuesday, November 8th. We are sorry for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause. Use caution during the detour.

Montreat Minute 11/4/22

November 4, 2022

Update on the Town’s Financial Status The Town is happy to rep/ort that the 2021-2022 audit was submitted to the state prior to the official deadline and well before the November 30 grace period. We are also excited to report the Town is in excellent financial status. Here are several highlights from the audit report:…

Open Space Conservation Committee Meeting Notice & Agenda

November 3, 2022

REGULAR MEETING Open Space Conservation Committee                                  Tuesday, November 8th, 2022                     3:30 p.m. in person attendance only A regular meeting of the Open Space Conservation Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held in Town Hall. The public is invited. ___________________________ Angie Murphy Town Clerk    

Planning & Zoning Meeting Notice & Packet

November 3, 2022

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICEThursday, November 10, 2022 – 10:30 a.m. Zoom Link for viewing: http://us02web.zoom.us/j/85259002861 Agenda Packet can be found here Town HallThe Montreat Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Special Meeting onThursday, November 10, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road,Montreat, NC.The purpose of the meeting is for the Planning and…

November Town Council Meeting Cancellation Notice

November 3, 2022

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF MEETING Thursday, November 10, 2022 7:00 p.m. There is no Old or New Business for the November Town Council agenda. Therefore, there will be no Town Council meeting or Public Forum on Thursday, November 10. If you have questions or comments for the Commissioners, please email them at [email protected]. We will respond…

Montreat Minute 10/28/22

October 28, 2022

A Few Tips About Leaf Pickup It appears that we are at the height of falling leaves. As soon as you finish gathering them up, it looks like you never started! Here are some tips and reminders about leaf removal: The Town picks up leaves left at curbside every other Wednesday. Place leaves in compostable…

Special Audit Committee Meeting

October 25, 2022

SPECIAL MEETING – AUDIT COMMITTEE Thursday, October 27, 2022, 11:00 a.m. Town Hall The Town of Montreat Audit Committee will hold a Meeting on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 11:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC.  The purpose of this meeting will be to review FY22 audit.  This meeting will…

Montreat Minute 10/21/22

October 21, 2022

What to Know About the New Bear, Hunting Dogs, Bear Hunters Initiative At its October Council meeting, Commissioners passed three new and two revised ordinances to help alleviate some of the bear hunting issues the Town and residents faced last year. A Town Forum was held on October 17 to review the ordinances and other…

RFQ for Covered Bridge

October 21, 2022

Request for Qualifications Submittal for Covering Pedestrian Bridge The Town of Montreat is seeking a firm to design and engineer a stand-alone roof structure for a pedestrian bridge that was once a vehicular bridge. This structure will need to be self supporting with absolutely no ties to the existing structure. For more information and photos…

Landcare Meeting 11/2/22

October 20, 2022

Landcare will meet on November 2, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in the Town Hall. The zoom link for viewing can be found below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85910126407 For more information about Landcare visit their website at www.montreatlandcare.org

Tree Board Meeting 10/25/22

October 19, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, October 25, 2022 9:30 a.m. In Person Attendance – Will be streamed for viewing via Zoom The Montreat Tree Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. in Town Hall, Montreat, NC.   The zoom link can be found at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84001396768…

Board of Adjustment Meeting & Agenda 10/19/22

October 19, 2022

MEETING NOTICE Agenda can be found here Thursday, October 27, 2022 – 5:00 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold their Regular Meeting on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of the meeting is as follows: Montreat Board of Adjustment (BOA)…

Mayor’s Meeting Summary of October 13, 2022

October 17, 2022

Greetings Montreat friends, The Council, staff and a handful of visitors convened for the Public Forum and Council meeting. Read on for my summary of the meeting. You can read the complete, official summary in the meeting minutes that will be published next month. Or if you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE.…

Special Montreat Minute

October 17, 2022

Special Montreat Minute   October 17, 2022 Special Town Forum Tonight, Monday, October 17 at 6:30pm The Montreat Board of Commissioners will host a Town Forum tonight, Monday, October 17, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall. The purpose of the forum is to provide Montreaters with information about provisions that Commissioners and staff have…

Montreat Minute 10/14/22

October 17, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the October 13, 2022 Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreat friends, The Council, staff and a handful of visitors convened for the Public Forum and Council meeting. Read on for my summary of the meeting. You can read the complete, official summary in the meeting minutes that will be published next month. Or…

Montreat Minute 10/07/22

October 7, 2022

Special Town Forum on Monday, October 17 The Montreat Board of Commissioners will host a Town Forum on Monday, October 17, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall. The purpose of the forum is to provide Montreaters with information about provisions that Commissioners and staff have made to better control activity related to bear…

Board of Commissioners October Meeting & Agenda Packet

October 7, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, October 13, 2022 7:00 p.m. The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.  The Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. The meeting packet can be found here Addendum #1 can be found here Addendum #2 can be found here…

Town Hall Hours for the Week of October 10th

October 7, 2022

Due to staffing issues the Town Hall will have altered hours the week of October 10th. Please see below: Monday October 10th 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday October 11th 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m Wednesday October 12th 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday October 13th 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday October 14th 8:00…

Appalachian Way Road Closure 10/04/22

October 4, 2022

Appalachian Way will be closed at around 10:00 a.m. on 10/4/22 for a short period of time to allow for install of a water tap. Crews will work quickly to get the road reopened. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Montreat Minute 09/30/22

September 30, 2022

Preparations for Possible Effects of Hurricane Ian It appears Tropical Storm Ian will hit east of us, nearer to Greensboro starting Friday afternoon and continuing into the weekend. However, we can expect much rain and significant wind gusts. Here is what the Town staff have been doing in preparation: They have been cleaning storm drains,…

Special Montreat Minute 09/29/22

September 29, 2022

Preparations for Possible Effects of Hurricane Ian Here is an update on preparations the Town is making regarding the upcoming storm expected this weekend as a result of Hurricane Ian marching through Western North Carolina. We are expecting significant rain and winds. Public Works crews have been doing a lot of pre-storm preparedness this week:…

Town Forum 10/17/22

September 27, 2022

NOTICE OF TOWN FORUM Monday, October 17, 2022 6:30 p.m. Town Hall – Community Room The Montreat Board of Commissioners will host a Town Forum on Monday, October 17, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Black Mountain, NC.   Come out to discuss and learn more about how the Montreat…

Ivy League 09/28/22

September 27, 2022

TOWN OF MONTREAT TREE BOARD  “Ivy League” will meet at Town Hall        at 9:30 am,  this Wednesday, September 28th to help our Public Works trim ivy from trees on our public-rights-of-way. See more…. Members of the Town’s Tree Board, staff and volunteers meet for approximately 2 hours once a month to help the Public…

Special Montreat Minute

September 26, 2022

Remember to join the Montreat Landcare Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27th, at 5:30 pm in the Montreat Town Hall for a Bearwise presentation. It will be led by Ashley Hobbs, a bear biologist with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Ashley will share facts about bear behavior, tips on staying safe, and ways we can live…

Montreat Minute 09/23/22

September 23, 2022

Become Bear Wise at the BearWise Presentation September 27 Fall traditionally brings more activity in our bear population as they actively forage and eat in preparation for their winter “nap”, called turpor. This means they will be out and about more than usual. So, improve your bear awareness. Join the Montreat Landcare Committee on Tuesday,…

Special Town Council Meeting 09/28/22

September 22, 2022

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Beginning at 1:00 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of the special meeting is to enter into closed session to interview…

Cancelled – Special Board of Adjustment Meeting 10/5/22

September 20, 2022

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – 5:00 p.m. Town Hall The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 1210 Montreat Road, Montreat, NC.  The purpose of the meeting is as follows: Montreat Board of Adjustment (BOA) hearing for a Variance…

Hydrant Testing/Flushing on 9/19

September 19, 2022

Hydrant testing/flushing will occur on Monday 9/19 on the following roads: John Knox Road, Harmony Lane, Upper Mississippi Road, and Louisiana Road. Water discoloration may occur but it will go away once you run your faucets for a few minutes.

Bridge Aesthetics Committee Meeting

September 19, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Tuesday, October 18, 2022 2:00 p.m. Bridge Aesthetics Committee The Bridge Aesthetics Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. This meeting will be streamed for viewing on Zoom Software. Zoom link is as follows:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86117790637 ______________________________Angie Murphy,  Town Clerk

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting & Agenda Packet

September 19, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, October 13 2022 10:30 a.m. Planning & Zoning Commission Will be conducted with in person attendance only at Town Hall The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. with in-person attendance at Town Hall.  The meeting packet can be…

Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Virtual Meeting

September 19, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Monday, October 3, 2022 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Virtual Attendance Only The Montreat Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Monday, October 3, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with virtual attendance only. Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer, mobile app or room device Click here to join the…

BearWise Presentation

September 19, 2022

Join the Montreat Landcare Committee on Tuesday, September 27, at 5:30 pm in the Montreat Town Hall for a Bearwise presentation. Landcare sponsored the Bearwise presentation a few years ago and it was extremely popular. It will be led by Ashley Hobbs, a bear biologist with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. Ashley will share facts…

P&Z Commission Sub-Committee Meeting: Hillside Development

September 19, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Tuesday, September 27, 2022 9:00 a.m. Planning & Zoning Commission Sub-Committee:  Hillside Development Will be conducted with in person attendance only at Town Hall The Montreat Planning & Zoning Commission Sub-Committee: Hillside Development will hold a Meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. with in-person attendance at Town Hall.  ______________________________Angie…

Tree Board Meeting 9/27/2022

September 19, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, September 27, 2022 9:30 a.m. In Person Attendance – Will be streamed for viewing via Zoom The Montreat Tree Board will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. in Town Hall, Montreat, NC.   The zoom link can be found at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88231281679…

Montreat Minute 09/16/22

September 16, 2022

Be Bear Aware Fall traditionally brings more activity in our bear population as they actively forage and eat in preparation for their winter “nap”, called turpor. This means they will be out and about more than usual, although they were quite active during the summer. Everyone can benefit by improving bear awareness. Join the Montreat…

Montreat Minute 09/9/22

September 9, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the September 8, 2022 Town Council Meeting Hello Montreaters, Tonight seemed like “unofficial fall” as the Council, staff and a handful of visitors convened for the Public Forum and Council meeting. Read on for my summary of tonight’s meetings. You can read the complete, official summary in the meeting minutes that will…

Mayor’s Summary of the September 8, 2022 Town Council Meeting

September 9, 2022

Hello Montreaters, Tonight seemed like “unofficial fall” as the Council, staff and a handful of visitors convened for the Public Forum and Council meeting. Read on for my summary of tonight’s meetings. You can read the complete, official summary in the meeting minutes that will be published next month. Or if you would like to…

Tree Board Special Meeting

September 6, 2022

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Wednesday, September 14, 2022 9:30 a.m. In Person Attendance – Will be streamed for viewing via Zoom The Montreat Tree Board will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. in Town Hall, Montreat, NC.   The purpose of the meeting is as follows:  Tree City USA…

Montreat Minute 09/02/22

September 2, 2022

Fall Firewise Facts September is here and the leaves are beginning to fall!  While we welcome the cooler temperatures and the beauty that is the autumn season in Montreat, we will also have a lot of dead leaves on the ground.  Did you know that leaves are the #1 accelerant for wildfires?  They are highly…

September Board of Commissioners Meeting Notice and Updated Agenda Packet

September 1, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Thursday, September 8, 2022 7:00 p.m. Agenda Packet can be found here The Montreat Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.  The Public Forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Zoom link for streaming can be found below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83378813065 Angie Murphy Town…

Hydrant Testing on 8/30/22

August 30, 2022

Hydrant testing with the Black Mountain Fire Department continues today on the following streets: South Carolina Terrace, Kentucky Road, Covenant Lane, Wyck Road, Peace Lane, Providence Terrace and some areas of Greybeard Trail. You may see some discoloration in your water.

Hydrant Testing the Week of 8/29/22

August 29, 2022

The Black Mountain Fire Department along with the Town of Montreat Water Department will be doing mandatory hydrant testing this week. Today (8/29/22) they are working on Virginia Road, Kanawha Drive and Mississippi Road. You may notice some discoloration during this process.

Montreat Minute 08/26/22

August 26, 2022

Know Where to Find Emergency Numbers? Do you know where to find emergency phone numbers if your water turns brown after hours, you need a police officer or the fire department? Look at the bottom of your Montreat 2022 Sanitation Calendar. All three emergency numbers are listed and should be kept in a handy, accessible…

Hydrant Flushing in Town 08/23/22

August 23, 2022

The Black Mountain Fire Department is doing mandatory hydrant flushing today around Montreat College, Appalachian Way, Kentucky Road and Oklahoma Road. You may notice some discoloration but it should be fleeting.

Volunteers Needed for Town of Montreat Boards & Committees

August 19, 2022

TOWN OF MONTREAT BOARD VACANCIES Vacancies are now available on both the Town of Montreat Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment. Both boards are Commissioner-appointed volunteer boards. Planning and Zoning Commission Vacancies The Planning and Zoning Commission advises the Town of Montreat Board of Commissioners on matters of comprehensive land use and development.…

Montreat Minute 8/19/22

August 19, 2022

Montreat Minute for August 19, 2022 Volunteer Opportunities on Board of Adjustment The Town has several openings on the Board of Adjustment, an extremely important Board in the Town of Montreat. Board positions are open to all residents, full and part-time, as long as there is a commitment by the member to attend the monthly…

Tree Board Meeting 08/23/22

August 19, 2022

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:30 a.m. In Person Attendance – Will be streamed for viewing via Zoom The Montreat Tree Board will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. in Town Hall, Montreat, NC.   The zoom link can be found at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84448590079…

Board of Adjusment Meeting 08/25/2022

August 19, 2022

EVIDENTIARY HEARING NOTICE Thursday, August 25, 2022 – 5:00 p.m. Town Hall/Streamed for viewing only on Zoom The Montreat Board of Adjustment will hold an Evidentiary Hearing on Thursday, August 25, 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 meeting…

Montreat Minute 08/12/22

August 12, 2022

Mayor’s Summary of the July 14, 2022 Town Council Meeting Greetings Montreaters, The Council and staff and approximately 13 attendees for the Public Forum and 21 for the Council meeting convened while several others joined by Zoom. If you would like to view the recording, CLICK HERE. Here is my summary of tonight’s meetings. Remember…

Mayor’s Meeting Summary from 8/11/22

August 12, 2022

Greetings Montreaters, The Council and staff and approximately 13 attendees for the Public Forum and 21 for the Council meeting convened while several 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…

Bridge Aesthetics Committee Meeting 08/16/2022

August 12, 2022

NOTICE OF MEETING Tuesday, August 16, 2022 2:00 p.m. Bridge Aesthetics Committee The Bridge Aesthetics Committee will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. This meeting will be streamed for viewing on Zoom Software. Zoom link is as follows:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82177330162 ______________________________Angie Murphy,  Town Clerk

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…