Day: May 23, 2022

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.




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

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

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  or the Town’s YouTube channel at, or call the Town Clerk at (828)645-7116.

Patrick Fitzsimmons, Mayor

5/23/2022 at 11:15 am