Month: May 2022

SCHEDULED WATER OUTAGE ON JUNE 4-5, 2022

The Town of Weaverville has scheduled a water outage on June 4-5, 2022 for the area along Merrimon Avenue between Lake Louise and Reems Creek Road.  This outage is planned for town crews to install a new main-line water valve at the intersection of Merrimon Avenue and Aiken Road and to allow the construction of a new water tap by a contractor.  The outage is scheduled to begin at 6 pm on Saturday June 4, with the water scheduled to be back on by 6 am on Sunday June 5.  The general area to be affected includes:

  • Creekside Village
  • Homes and Apartments along Aiken Road from Merrimon Avenue to I-26 bridge
  • Hickory Lane
  • Sample Group Inc.
  • OTS
  • Thermo-Fisher Scientific
  • A-B Emblem
  • General Equipment
  • Bochiro Health & Wellness
  • Dodge on Chlopek Way

Residents in the affected area may experience low or no water pressure during this outage.  When the work is completed, customers may experience discolored water or air in the lines and are advised to wait until the water is clear before using it.  For more information, please contact the Town of Weaverville Public Works Department, Water Maintenance Division, at 828-645-0606 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC EVIDENTIARY HEARING WEAVERVILLE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC EVIDENTIARY HEARING WEAVERVILLE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

Public Notice is hereby given that the Town of Weaverville Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Evidentiary Hearing following quasi-judicial procedures on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 6:00p.m. This meeting will occur within the Community Room and Council Chambers at Town Hall located at 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC to consider the following item:

An application for a Variance related to the front yard setbacks established by the R-1 Zoning District for a property bearing Buncombe County PIN# 9743-60-1107, 104 Fortress Ridge, Weaverville, NC.

If you would like additional information or to review the content related to the Public Evidentiary Hearing, you may contact Planning Director and Town Clerk James Eller at 828-484-7002 or [email protected].

NOTICE OF PUBLIC EVIDENTIARY HEARING WEAVERVILLE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC EVIDENTIARY HEARING WEAVERVILLE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

Public Notice is hereby given that the Town of Weaverville Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Evidentiary Hearing following quasi-judicial procedures on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 6:00p.m. This meeting will occur within the Community Room and Council Chambers at Town Hall located at 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC to consider the following item:

An application for a variance to build upon a nonconforming lot of record with a dimensional nonconformity more than 20 percent below the minimum standards established by the R-1 Zoning District on a property bearing Buncombe County PIN#9742-04-7237, 12 Banks Town Road, Weaverville, NC.

If you would like additional information or to review the content related to the Public Evidentiary Hearing, you may contact Planning Director and Town Clerk James Eller at 828-484-7002 or [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 23, 2022 Town Council Meeting Recording

The following is a link to a recording of the May 23, 2022 Town Council meeting. Once the link is selected the zoom screen will appear. Next click the download function (looks like an arrow pointing down into a box) in the top right hand corner. Once the file is downloaded it will play through your computer’s media player.

https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:8f458b27-91a6-4ca4-95eb-76ad4fd459a4

 

MAYOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS ON WATER CAPACITY ISSUES TO TOWN COUNCIL

May 23, 2022 —- Mayor Patrick Fitzsimmons

I was tasked by the Town Council Water System Committee to meet with various stakeholders and area governments to examine possible alternatives to water plant expansion or collaborative opportunities to meet future regional water demands. Over the past few months I have done that and as a result of those conversations, I make the following recommendations to Town Council:

  • Develop a more aggressive tiered pricing system for water. The current pricing structure provides no incentive for users to conserve water usage. Conservation is the easiest and least expensive way to reduce usage and delay need for expanded water capacity. I suggest we create a tiered pricing structure that provides the first 3000 gallons per month at $9.22 per 1000 gallons, the current rate and the amount the average household uses in one month. For 3,001 to 10,000 gallons the rate would be 50% more at $13.83 per 1000 gallons, and for more than 10,001 gallons at $18.44 per 1000 gallons. As an example a customer who uses 5000 gallons currently would pay $48 and under new system would pay $55.00.

Timeline: implement in new fiscal year, July 2022

  • Apply for state funds in conjunction with the town of Marshall. Marshall is interested in building a water line to connect to Mars Hill’s system. Mars Hill wants to connect help provide water to Marshall but be able to use our water also as their capacity is fairly limited. Marshall anticipates they will have their engineering reports completed for such a project in July. I recommend we apply for state funds to expand our water treatment plant with the provision that we will supply Marshall with their water needs via Mars Hill at rates we charge our customers. Our chance of acquiring funding in conjunction with Marshall is much greater than if we pursue funding ourselves due to the fact the Marshall is considered a town at financial risk and in a Tier 2 county ranking their prospects of funding much higher. It is anticipated that there will be a second round of state ARP funding for infrastructure projects in August or September. We need to be an applicant and we should apply for as full cost of expansion. The max municipalities can apply for in the current round of ARP funds is $15 million.

Update: I have met with our local state legislator and secured his support for this project. I meet with the Madison County officials this week and will ask them to gain the support of their state legislators also.

Timeline: Apply to the state in August 2022

  • Retrofit water line connection to Mars Hill. Apparently the water line we have between the two cities has water only flowing one way. Seemingly the pump could be retrofitted for water to flow both ways. This would mitigate both of our risks for any water emergencies that may occur. Mars Hill agrees this is a good idea and that we would sell water to each other as needed at regular customer rates.

Update: Public Works Director researched this and advises this can be easily accomplished.

Timeline: end of 2022

  •  Connect our system to Woodfin Water. Our water lines literally cross over Woodfin’s water lines at several locations yet there is no valve to connect the two systems anywhere. We should build such a connection so that we could get water from them or they from us in emergencies or when either needed supplemental water. Woodfin currently produces water and purchases extra from Asheville all which could flow into our system through such a connection.

Update: Public Works Director researched this and advises we actually had a connection in the past and that this too could be easily accomplished.

Timeline: by the end of 2022

  •  Negotiate extra water supply from Asheville. Asheville has considerable water capacity and by law can only charge other municipalities the same rate they charge their own customers. We __ gallons per day which we could supplement our water supply with at a low cost.

Update: We have requested a meeting with the Asheville Water System

Timeline: by the end of 2022

  •  Expand our Water Treatment plant. All of the above recommendations will help reduce water usage, provide for emergency and supplemental water for our system, build regional diversification of water supply by connecting Asheville, Woodfin, Weaverville, Mars Hill and Marshall systems, thereby mitigating risk during emergencies for all communities. However, if an attempt to acquire state funding to pay for our water plant expansion through a cooperative proposal with Marshall (with Madison Co. and Marsh Hill as partners) is not successful in the fall of 2022 Weaverville will need to expand their own water treatment plant through a USDA loan soon after.  A decision to do so, if the proposal with Marshall fails, should be done before the end of 2022.

Timeline: by the end of 2022

 NOTICE: The Mayor and Town Council will be further discussing the aforementioned recommendations at a workshop on June 20, 2022 at 6pm at Town Hall. The public is invited to attend and give input at this meeting.

Weaverville Interim Fire Chief Announced

Weaverville, May 23, 2022 – Town Manager Selena Coffey has named her appointment for Interim Fire Chief subsequent to the resignation of Fire Chief Ted Williams. Chief Williams was appointed as Weaverville’s Fire Chief in 2016, serving in fire services since 1992, and has resigned to accept a position with the City of Hendersonville.

Town Manager Coffey has appointed Weaverville Police Chief Ron Davis to serve as Interim Fire Chief while the Town recruits a permanent Fire Chief.  While Chief Davis serves in his interim capacity as Fire Chief, Assistant Police Chief Somer Oberlin will assume a greater leadership role in the Weaverville Police Department.

“After much intentional thought, I have chosen to appoint Chief Ron Davis to this role for his leadership abilities. He is a proven leader and I respect his practical management skills. But more than that, I trust his ability to foster an environment of trust and fairness within a department that needs strong leadership,” states Manager Coffey.

Chief Davis was appointed as Weaverville Police Chief in 2018.  Although law enforcement has been his long-term career of choice with 32 years of service, Chief Davis served approximately 2 years as a firefighter, having completed the Asheville Fire Academy in 1998. During this time, he also served as an EMT and a Fire Inspector. Chief Davis is also a veteran of the United States Army, where he served in the Army National Guard and as a paratrooper and sergeant of an airborne infantry squadron.

Town Manager Coffey, who is responsible for choosing the next fire chief, hopes to hire someone as soon as possible, but takes “comfort in knowing that Chief Davis will provide for the leadership the department needs while I make a calculated and thoughtful decision as to who should be Weaverville’s next Fire Chief.”

Manager Coffey has stated, “We will truly miss Chief Williams as he pursues his future endeavors. He was a respectable Chief, an excellent team player on my leadership team, and I consider him a friend.” Manager Coffey hopes that the community will join in celebrating Chief Williams at a reception in his honor to be held on May 31 at 3pm at the Community Center.

 

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WEAVERVILLE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING – MAY 23, 2022, AT 6PM REMOTE ELECTRONIC MEETING LOGIN CREDENTIALS

This NOTICE OF REMOTE ELECTRONIC MEETING is provided pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 166-19.24 to inform the public that the Weaverville Town Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. as both an in-person meeting (Council Chambers/Community Room at Town Hall, 30 South Main Street) and as an electronic video meeting via Zoom. For those wishing to participate remotely via Zoom the following information is provided.

A virtual waiting room will be enabled and participants will be allowed entry into the meeting just prior to the start of the meeting. The instructions to access this meeting are:

To join the meeting by computer, go to this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85948891960

You may be asked for permission to access your computer’s video and audio. If so, click “allow.” You will then be asked for the Meeting ID which is: 859 4889 1960. You will first enter a virtual waiting room. The host will admit you into the meeting just prior to the start of the meeting.

To join the meeting by phone, call: (253) 215-8782 or (301)715 8592

You will then be asked for the Meeting ID which is: 859 4889 1960 . There is no password for this meeting, so if asked for one just press the # button.

Guidelines and Instructions for General Public Comment: A portion of the meeting will be set aside for general public comments. Normal rules of decorum apply to all comments and duplicate comments are discouraged. Public comments may be submitted during the meeting or in writing in advance. The public comments section of the meeting will be limited to approximately 20 minutes, but may be extended by Town Council if time allows. If attending remotely, at the appropriate time you will be asked to “raise a hand” if you would like to give a comment (this is found with the reactions button on Zoom). You must be recognized before giving your comment and are asked to turn your video on during your comments if possible. Individual comments during the meeting are generally limited to 3 minutes. Written comments timely received will be provided to Town Council, included as part of the minutes of the meeting, and read into the record during the meeting as time allows. Written comments are limited to no more than 450 words and can be submitted as follows: (1) by emailing to [email protected] at least 6 hours prior to the meeting, (2) by putting your written comment in a drop box at Town Hall (located at front entrance and back parking lot) at least 6 hours prior to the meeting, (3) by mailing your written comment (received not later than with the mail delivery on the meeting day) to: Town of Weaverville, PO Box 338, Weaverville, NC, 28787, Attn: Public Comments. For more information please call (828)645-7116.

To view the agenda and related materials, please visit the Town’s website at https://www.weavervillenc.org.

Access to the Meeting Recording: A recording of the meeting will be available for one or two months, depending on storage capacity, beginning about 24 hours after the meeting. To access the recording visit the Town’s website at https://www.weavervillenc.org  or the Town’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkBK1doIGY_O6_vJiqimFUQ, or call the Town Clerk at (828)645-7116.

Patrick Fitzsimmons, Mayor

5/23/2022 at 11:15 am

May 17, 2022 Town Council Workshop Recording

The following is a link to a recording of the May 17, 2022 Town Council workshop. Once the link is selected the zoom screen will appear. Next click the download function (looks like an arrow pointing down into a box) in the top right hand corner. Once the file is downloaded it will play through your computer’s media player.

https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:2250e266-da23-456c-9047-17d2a72a3594

REVISED NOTICE – WEAVERVILLE TOWN COUNCIL WORKSHOP FOR MAY 17, 2022 AT 6:00 PM REMOTE ELECTRONIC MEETING CREDENTIALS

REVISED NOTICE

WEAVERVILLE TOWN COUNCIL WORKSHOP FOR MAY 17, 2022 AT 6:00 PM REMOTE ELECTRONIC MEETING CREDENTIALS

This NOTICE OF REMOTE ELECTRONIC MEETING is to inform the public that the Weaverville Town Council will hold its regularly scheduled workshop meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. as an electronic video meeting via Zoom Meeting.

For those wishing to join the meeting remotely, a virtual waiting room will be enabled and participants will be allowed entry into the meeting just prior to the start of the meeting. The instructions to access this public meeting are:

To join the meeting by computer, go to this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85948891960

You may be asked for permission to access your computer’s video and audio. If so, click “allow.” You will then be asked for the Meeting ID which is: 859 4889 1960. You will first enter a virtual waiting room. The host will admit you into the meeting when appropriate and prior to the start of the meeting.

To join the meeting by phone, call: (253) 215-8782 or (301)715 8592

You will then be asked for the Meeting ID which is: 859 4889 1960 . There is no password for this meeting, so if asked for one just press the # button.

At this regular workshop meeting the Mayor and Town Council will discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget.  Action by Town Council is not anticipation but may be taken. Public input will not be taken during this meeting.

Access to the Meeting Recording: A recording of the meeting will be available for at least 30 days beginning 24 hours after the meeting. To access the recording visit the Town’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkBK1doIGY_O6_vJiqimFUQ or the Town’s website at https://www.weavervillenc.org, or call the Town Clerk at (828)645-7116.

Patrick Fitzsimmons, Mayor

5/17/2022 at 9am

TOWN OF WEAVERVILLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A CONDITIONAL DISTRICT APPLICATION WITH REMOTE ELECTRONIC MEETING CREDENTIALS

TOWN OF WEAVERVILLE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A CONDITIONAL DISTRICT APPLICATION WITH REMOTE ELECTRONIC MEETING CREDENTIALS

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Weaverville Town Council will hold a public hearing during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, May 23, 2022, beginning at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be reached, for the purpose of receiving public input on a conditional district application for a Duke Energy Substation to be located on 33.75 acres on Aiken Road and Hickory Lane, bearing parcel identification number 9732-72-5148.

This public hearing is to occur as part of Town Council’s regular monthly meeting which is scheduled as both an in-person meeting in the Community Room and Council Chambers at Town Hall located at 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, and as an electronic audio/video meeting via Zoom Meeting.

FOR REMOTE PARTICIPATION, a virtual waiting room will be enabled and participants will be allowed entry into the meeting just prior to the start of the meeting. The INSTRUCTIONS TO ACCESS THE REMOTE ELECTRONIC PUBLIC MEETING are:

To join the meeting BY COMPUTER, use this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85948891960. You may be asked for permission to access your computer’s video and audio. If so, click “allow.” You will then be asked for the Meeting ID which is: 859 4889 1960.

To join the meeting BY PHONE, call: (253) 215-8782 or (301)715 8592. You will then be asked for the Meeting ID which is: 859 4889 1960 . There is no password for this meeting, so if asked for one just press the # button.

For those wishing to submit a comment remotely, at the appropriate time you will be asked to “raise a hand” if you would like to give a comment. This is found in with the reactions button on Zoom. You must be recognized before giving your comment and are asked to turn your video on during your comments if possible.

WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS can also be submitted in advance of the public hearing and will be made a part of the record of the public hearing. Written public comments can be submitted as follows: (1) by EMAILING to [email protected]  at least 6 hours prior to the meeting, (2) by putting your written comment in a DROP BOX at Town Hall (located at front entrance and back parking lot) at least 6 hours prior to the meeting, or (3) BY MAILING your written comment (must be received not later than Monday’s mail delivery on the meeting day) to: Town of Weaverville, PO Box 338, Weaverville, NC, 28787, Attn: Public Comments.

If you would like ADDITIONAL INFORMATION or to review the content related to the Public Hearing, or have questions regarding how to submit a comment or join the meeting,  you may contact Planning Director and Town Clerk James Eller at 828-484-7002 or [email protected].