The Town of Weaverville e-Focus newsletter is available here: https://conta.cc/3m8avRu
The Town’s March 2021 e-Focus newsletter is available here: https://conta.cc/3qhT7do
Due to the need to utilize the Town’s Public Works staff on clearing roads, today’s garbage collection has been postponed to Thursday, February 4. Curbside (Curbie) will be collecting recycling on Thursday as well. Thank you for your understanding. We encourage everyone to stay safe.
The February 2021 e-Focus newsletter is available here: https://conta.cc/3oF1sHC
Effective Monday, January 11, 2021, Town of Weaverville offices will be staffed, but open by appointment only. This will include administrative offices for the Police, Fire, Water, and Public Works departments.
Customers are encouraged to use dropboxes located in front of Town Hall and in its rear parking lot for payments and correspondence that cannot be emailed. Call Town Hall at (828) 645-7116 should you need further assistance from staff at Town Hall or wish to schedule an appointment with staff.
For emergency calls for medical, police, or fire, please remember to call 911.
For all other offices please use the following telephone numbers:
Weaverville Police Department: (828) 645-5700
Weaverville Fire Department: (828) 645-3500
Weaverville Public Works: (828) 645-0606
The January 2021 e-Focus Newsletter can be found here: https://conta.cc/3hzQalO.
Dear Weaverville Community,
The Town of Weaverville has received many inquiries from residents concerning the legal framework behind the mask mandate. In the mid-1970s the state legislature passed the “North Carolina Emergency Management Act,” which is codified as Chapter 166A of the North Carolina General Statutes. Pursuant to that Act, the Governor is empowered to declare a health emergency, and to issue orders to respond to the emergency. Such orders are state law pursuant to the North Carolina Emergency Management Act. On November 23, 2020 Governor Cooper issued Executive Order No. 180, which contains a face mask requirement, and makes the violation of that requirement a Class 2 Misdemeanor. That order contained a December 11, 2020 expiration date, but the Governor has since extended it to January 8, 2021.
Should any citizen of the state believe that the facts do not justify the declaration of emergency or the remedy imposed by the Governor, he or she can go to court and seek a court order revoking the Governor’s order in its entirety or in part. During the course of the past year several such suits have been filed, and there have been some orders trimming some of the Governor’s remedies.
Mayor Al Root
Town of Weaverville
Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen announced Tuesday, December 9, 2020 that North Carolina will begin a Modified Stay at Home Order after a rapid increase in North Carolina’s key COVID-19 trends. The Order, which takes effect Friday, December 11, requires people to stay at home between the hours of 10pm and 5am and will be in place until at least January 8, 2021.
The Order requires restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, personal care businesses and more to close at 10 pm. Travel to and from work; to obtain food, medical care, fuel or social services; or to take care of a family member is exempted.
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The December e-Focus can be found here: https://conta.cc/3lDnE35
On November 23, 2020, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 180, “Increase Face Covering Requirements to Prevent The Rapid Spread of Covid-19.” It went into effect on Wednesday, November 25 at 5:00 p.m., and currently runs through December 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., and is subject to extension by the Governor. It contains requirements for the wearing of face masks in virtually all places of business and outdoors, and specifically includes wearing masks on sidewalks due to routine and frequent pedestrian traffic. Business owners must require masks to be worn by employees and customers in their places of business. A violation of this order is a Class 2 misdemeanor. The Town of Weaverville will be enforcing this Order within town limits. To aid in this enforcement, violations may be reported by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling the Town’s Police Department at (828) 645-5700.
Read the Governor’s Order here: Executive Order 180