Author: Selena Coffey

Covid 19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information & Updates

Updated 3/27/2020 at 9:35pm

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper executed a Stay at Home Order to become effective Monday, March 30 at 5:00pm.  You can view or download the Executive Order here: 


Updated 3/26/2020 at 2:04

Please see the document below for answers about what you or others in your family feel sick:


Updated 3/25/2020 at 3:49pm

The Town of Weaverville is receiving numerous calls from those who question whether their business is included in Buncombe County’s Stay Home Stay Safe declaration. Please see the following information and direct those questions accordingly per the County’s directive:

If the function of your business is not covered in the documents provided in the earlier update, but you believe that it is essential or it is an entity providing essential services or functions, you may request designation as an essential business from Buncombe County Government.

FOR ANY BUNCOMBE COUNTY BUSINESS LOOKING FOR EXEMPTION DURING SHUTDOWN Buncombe County has a process to evaluate businesses and allow them the ability to continue operations as an essential business IF they are deemed to be essential by following this process. Businesses not explicitly covered in this guidance are assumed to be non-essential until they are confirmed as essential by Buncombe County Government.

Send email to [email protected]

  1. In the email, provide the following:
    a. Business Name
    b. Point of Contact, including:
         i. Name
         ii. Email address
         iii. Phone number
         iv. Mailing address
    c. Nature of their business and why they should be deemed essential
    d. Business website address Please be aware that this is a new process and Buncombe County is experiencing a high volume of requests, so the response could be delayed. Requests by businesses to be designated an essential function as described above, should only be made if they are NOT covered by the guidance.

Updated 3/25/2020 at 3:00pm

Buncombe County has enacted the following Supplemental Declaration for Stay Home, Stay Safe:


Updated 3/24/2020

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Updated 3/23/2020 at 9:30am

Implementation of New Weaverville ABC Store Rules

Until further notice, the Weaverville ABC Store has implemented new store rules in order to protect its customers and staff from COVID-19 and keep the store open:

  • The store will be open to customers from 10 am to 7 pm.
  • If you are sick or under a quarantine or isolation order, do not come in the store. You can call 645-3399 and we can try to assist you.
  • No more than 5 customers are allowed in the store at a time.
  • Customers are not allowed to handle any products. Staff will be assisting customers by pulling bottles off of shelves and handling all merchandise through checkout. It is advisable to know what you want to purchase prior to entering the store.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Please continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of your families.


Updated 3/22/2020 at 3:00pm

BCHHS Media Release: March 22, 2020

Buncombe County Announces Additional COVID-19 Infections in Buncombe Residents

Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) has identified additional cases of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Buncombe County residents. These additional cases mean that there are now three known cases of COVID-19 in Buncombe County residents and one COVID-19 case associated with a traveler to Buncombe County.

First COVID-19 Case Associated with Buncombe County:
The individual, a resident of New York State, visited Asheville March 10-13, 2020, at which time they developed symptoms of COVID-19. They were tested by BCHHS Communicable Disease staff and immediately traveled on to Macon County for isolation. BCHHS Communicable Disease staff notified the individual’s close contacts and provided them with appropriate guidance.

Second Confirmed Case:
The second confirmed case, announced on March 21, 2020, is a Buncombe County resident who was tested on March 16, 2020. Since being tested for COVID-19, they have been in isolation. The source of this individual’s infection is unknown at this time. BCHHS Communicable Disease staff continue to identify, notify and interview this individual’s close contacts. All asymptomatic contacts are instructed to stay at home and monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following their last contact to the case. Symptomatic close contacts are being sent for testing for COVID-19 and instructed to isolate themselves at home until further direction from BCHHS Public Health.

Third Confirmed Case:
The third confirmed case, announced March 22, 2020, is a resident of Buncombe County who was a close contact to the traveler from New York State. They became symptomatic on March 15, 2020, the date they were tested. The individual has been isolated at their home since they were tested. BCHHS Communicable Disease staff have notified all their close contacts and provided them with appropriate guidance.

Fourth Confirmed Case:
The fourth confirmed case, announced on March 22, 2020, is a resident of Buncombe County who had recent out-of-state travel, which is suspected as being the source of their infection. This person became symptomatic on March 15 and was tested for COVID-19 on March 17. They have been isolated at home since they developed symptoms. BCHHS Communicable Disease staff have notified all their close contacts and provided them with appropriate guidance.

All Buncombe County residents who have laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 are doing well under home isolation and remain cooperative with BCHHS Public Health staff. Further details about these individuals will not be released by BCHHS Public Health to protect their privacy.

Over the weekend, results have returned from over 100 COVID-19 tests performed by Buncombe County staff last week at community testing sites. Only one case of COVID-19 has been identified through this testing thus far. Over 200 additional test results are pending at this time.

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (fever and cough or difficulty breathing), please call your healthcare provider for evaluation. If you do not have a healthcare provider, please call a local urgent care or Buncombe County Public Health at 828-250-5300. Please do not call 911 to request testing for COVID-19, and please do not go to the emergency department unless you are seriously ill and require emergency care.

Key steps to prevent COVID-19 transmission include:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and for at least 20 seconds each time.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Do not reuse tissue after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about COVID-19. Visit buncombecounty.org for up-to-date local news and prevention measures. State and national information on COVID-19 can be found on North Carolina’s COVID-19 webpage and www.cdc.gov/covid19.

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Updated 3/21/2020 at 3:50pm

Town of Weaverville: In our further efforts to discourage gatherings and to encourage social distancing to ensure our residents and visitors safety, Town parks will be closed at 5pm until further notice. This applies to all Lake Louise Park and Main Street Nature Park amenities, including but not limited to trails, walkways, playground equipment, picnic tables, shelters, open areas, fishing, etc. Please know that this hasn’t been an easy decision, but the decision has been made with the best interests of our public at the forefront. Please continue to take precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of your families.


Updated 3/19/2020 at 7:41pm

Further Clarification to address Frequently Asked Questions about Local State of Emergency Supplemental Declaration

In light of new information today regarding the presence of community spread of COVID-19 in North Carolina, local jurisdictions should enforce the more stringent Order of Abatement of Imminent Hazard issued by the Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services, which states that “seating areas of restaurants and bars constitute an imminent hazard for the spread of COVID-19.” Restaurants shall close all seating areas immediately and bars are directed to close immediately. Restaurants are restricted to carry-out, drive-through, and delivery to ensure food is available while maintaining social distancing. Restaurant staff are not permitted to serve patrons indoors or in the outdoor seating area, and all areas of North Carolina are subject to mass gathering restrictions and social distancing guidelines. If a restaurant has outdoor seating, onsite consumption in the outdoor seating area is not permitted pursuant to the Governor’s Order of Abatement.

In Buncombe County, the Local State of Emergency Supplemental Declaration limits public gatherings to no more than 10 people. This order applies to all of Buncombe County and its six municipalities and went into effect at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19.

The intent of this Local State of Emergency Supplemental Declaration is to decrease the risk of exposure and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Buncombe County through social distancing. Social Distancing is a specific strategy, proven by data to severely lessen the impact of high consequence pathogens by minimizing the opportunity for close contact encounters.

The declaration achieves this goal by mandating the closure of specified businesses and entertainment venues.

This Declaration applies to gyms and fitness centers (include: martial arts studios, cross-fit gyms, dance studios) indoor pools, spas (spas include: massage parlors, medical spas, nail salons, beauty parlors, hair dressers, even one chair salons, barber shops) and tattoo parlors, movie theaters, live performance venues, and arcades (including bowling alleys, indoor recreation centers, climbing gyms, trampoline parks, escape rooms).

This is not an exhaustive list. If your business or service delivery requires you to be within 6 ft. of another person for a duration of 10 minutes or more, then it is likely that it falls within the Local State of Emergency Supplemental Declaration.

This Declaration does not include grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, hardware stores, gas stations, farmers markets, and food distribution sites selling prepared food. These are locations where the public are not generally in close contact with other patrons.

This local Declaration also mandates that there will be no public gatherings of Ten (10) persons or more. This limitation on gatherings to 10 people does not include normal operations at medical facilities, recovery groups, airports, bus and train stations, shopping malls, office environments, factories, and child care centers.

Essential health and safety services are exempt from this Declaration. Again, this is an effort to be proactive and to save lives. This next week is absolutely critical in Buncombe Counties fight against the spread of COVID-19.  These enhanced measures we are implementing now are vital in reducing the impact the disease will have on our community in the long-term. Buncombe County Public Health will re-evaluate these measures ongoing on Friday, March 27, 2020.

More information at www.buncombecounty.org


Updated 3/19/2020 at 6:45pm

View or download today’s Supplemental Declaration of Local State of Emergency by Buncombe County and All Municipalities: 

Press Release from Buncombe County:

 ***Revised to clarify outdoor dining is outdoor gathering***

County Declaration Mandates Expansion of Social Distancing, Closes Certain Businesses

As part of Buncombe County’s continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be increased measures as part of a Local State of Emergency Supplemental Declaration. The intent of this declaration is to decrease the risk of exposure and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Buncombe County through social distancing. “Social Distancing is a specific strategy proven by data to severely lessen the impact of high-consequence pathogens by minimizing the opportunity for close contact encounters,” explained County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Fletcher Tove. “The declaration achieves this goal by mandating the closure of specific businesses and entertainment venues and limiting public gatherings to no more than 10 people.” This order applies to all of Buncombe County and its six municipalities and is effective Thursday, March 19 at 5 p.m.

Buncombe County Public Health has determined an imminent hazard exists, and this is a critical step aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 by minimizing contact within a range of six feet for a duration of at least ten minutes. This Declaration applies to gyms, fitness centers and exercise facilities, indoor pools, spas, movie theaters, live performance venues and arcades.

This declaration does not include grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, hardware markets, gas stations, farmers markets, and food distribution sites selling prepared food. “These are locations where the public are not generally in close contact with other patrons,” said Tove.

Also, the limitation on gatherings of 10 people does not include normal operations at medical facilities, airports, bus and train stations, shopping malls, office environments, factories, and child care centers.

Please be aware, this order is more restrictive than Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 118 in regards to restaurant, bar, and brewery operations, in that it also limits outdoor gathering to 10 people or less, regardless of available space.

Buncombe County thanks you in advance for understanding this order is imperative to protect our community’s most vulnerable people while preventing the spread of COVID-19.


Updated 3/19/2020 at 3:15pm

  • A Supplemental Declaration of Local State of Emergency by Buncombe County, with the consent of the Town of Weaverville, has now been signed into effect prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more indivuduals immediately and requires closure of pools, spas, and gyms at 5pm today.

Updated 3/18/2020 at 1:45pm

  • As we practice social distancing, the Town encourages you to to remember our local businesses and restaurants. Although restaurants  have been ordered by Governor Cooper to close their sit-down dining, they are open for take-out and delivery.
  • Beginning Friday, March 20, 2020, the Weaverville ABC Store will be adjusting its hours to open from 10:00am-7:00pm.
  • There remains only one known case of COVID-19 associated with Buncombe County, who remains quarantined in Macon County. Buncombe County and other medical care providers have tested over 260 persons as of 6pm on 3/17/2020. This testing continues and test results are expected within 3 – 4 days.

Updated 3/17/2020 at 4:37pm

Some of today’s developments regarding COVID-19 preparedness:

  • Two drive-though COVID19 testing sites have opened in Buncombe County. Testing sites are located at Biltmore Church in Arden and at UNC-Asheville on WT Weaver Boulevard. Based on the availability of testing supplies, the sites will continue to operate throughout the week from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day.
  • North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper ordered that restaurants and bars end dine-in service. Businesses may still provide take-out and delivery.
  • Those interested in getting text updates from Buncombe County may text BC Alert to 888-777 or review information at buncombecounty.org/bcready

Updated 3/17/2020 at 10:15am
Town of Weaverville Mayor Al Root has delared a State of Emergency for Weaverville as defined in N.C. General Statute166A-19.22(b)(1). The Proclamation can be downloaded here:

An excerpt of this Proclamation follows:

WHEREAS, the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can spread from person to person and result in serious illness or death; and
WHEREAS, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020; and
WHEREAS, on March 10, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order Number 116 declaring a State of Emergency for the State of North Carolina based on the public health emergency posed by COVID-19, and, on March 12, 2020, Buncombe County followed suit and declared a Local State of Emergency; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Weaverville has the authority pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 166-19.22 to declare a Town-wide State of Emergency; and
WHEREAS, the Town’s ability to declare a State of Emergency has been vested in the Town’s Mayor pursuant to Section 8-32 of the Town of Weaverville Code of Ordinances; and
WHEREAS, the undersigned, in consultation with local health officials and emergency management officials, has determined that it is necessary and appropriate to act to ensure that COVID-19 remains controlled and that residents of and visitors to the Town of Weaverville remain safe and secure;
NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me by the laws of the State of North Carolina as the Mayor of the Town of Weaverville, IT IS ORDERED:

  1. Section 1: State of Emergency – I hereby declare a State of Emergency as that term is defined in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 166A-19.3(6) and N.C. Gen. Stat. § 166A-19.3(19) for the Town ofWeaverville based on the public health emergency posed by COVID-19.
  2. Section 2: County Emergency Declaration – The Town of Weaverville, pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 166A-19.22(b)(2) consents to extending the Declaration of Local State of Emergency issued by Buncombe County on March 12, 2020, to the entirety of the Town of Weaverville.
  3. Section 3: Limitation on Organized Assemblies on Town-Owned Property – Pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 166A-19.31(b)(1) and Section 8-32(b)(3) of the Weaverville Town Code, it shall be prohibited for any organized group of 50 persons to assemble or gather on property owned by the Town of Weaverville until this Declaration has been rescinded. The prohibition shall be construed to include events hosted on Town-owned property that are expected to attract 50 or more people. This prohibition applies only to assemblies on Town-owned property and does not purport to regulate or limit any such gatherings on privately owned property.
  4. Section 4: Term and Future Modifications – The State of Emergency declared herein shall continue until it is expressly rescinded and may be amended by issuance of a subsequent proclamation as conditions warrant.
  5. Section 5: Dissemination – The Town directs that copies of this Proclamation be disseminated to the mass communications media for publication and broadcast, and that a copy of this Proclamation be posted at Town Hall and other Town-owned buildings as appropriate.

THIS the 17th day of March, 2020.

Signed: Allan P. Root, Mayor

Attest: Derek K. Huninghake, Town Clerk


Updated 3/16/2020 at 5:36pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Selena Coffey, Town Manager
Town of Weaverville
Phone (828) 645-7116

TOWN OF WEAVERVILLE RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Weaverville, March 16, 2020 – The Town of Weaverville has implemented proactive measures as a precaution to limit transmission of the Coronavirus known as COVID-19, including closing its buildings to public access and prohibiting gatherings in the community room and recreational facilities (playground equipment, outdoor fitness equipment, pavilions, picnic sheds and the Nature Park stage) normally used for that purpose, until further notice. Town services such as fire protection, law enforcement, water services, and garbage collection will continue uninterrupted. Administrative (finance, water billing, tax collections, zoning, etc.) can be accessed electronically or by phone. Please consult the Town’s website at www.weavervillenc.org or call (828) 645-7116 at Town Hall with questions or for more information. You may also contact the respective departments listed below for their services:

Weaverville Fire Department:          (828) 645-3500

Weaverville Police Department:       (828) 645-5700

Weaverville Public Works:                (828) 645-0606

Thank you for your cooperation as we all do our best to protect our family, friends, and neighbors, during this unprecedented time.

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Updated 3/16/2020 at 10:32 am:
NOTICE: Town Hall is making precautionary adustments for those who come in-person to Town Hall to pay water bills, taxes, etc. We would like to ask that those who come to pay these bills in-person to begin using the drive-up drop box which is located in the parking lot behind Town Hall. We have also ordered a drop box to be installed in front of Town Hall and we hope to have this in place as soon as possible. If you need a receipt for your payments, please call us at (828) 645-7116. You may also pay online or via mail per this link to the Town’s website: https://weavervillenc.org/departments/paying-town-bills/. Thank you for your understanding.

 


Updated 3/12/2020 at 5:52pm:
Weaverville’s Mayor Al Root authorized joining Buncombe County’s collaborative Declaration of Local State of Emergency for our Town. Although we are yet to have a confirmed or presumptive case of COVID-19 in Buncombe County, this Declaration allows Town government the ability to impose restrictions or prohibitions in our jurisdiction to safeguard the well-being of our public. You may view or download the Declaration here: 

There are NO presumptive positive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Buncombe County. The Town continues to colloborate with the County’s Management and Emergency Preparedness Team in its COVID-19 prevention and preparedness planning, alongside all other municipalities within the County. We continue weekly conference calls on this matter and the Town will continue to keep you, our public, updated as we receive new information. We encourage you to review and stayed updated by following this link:  https://www.buncombecounty.org/Governing/Depts/Health/news_detail.aspx?newsid=18491 


Published 3/4/2020:
While there currently are no cases of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in Buncombe County, N.C. at this time, it is time for all of us to prepare for its potential arrival. Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) Public Health Preparedness is available as a resource to support the Town’s efforts to prevent exposure and spread of acute respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, in our community.  The following information has been provided for our community.

Inclement Weather Announcement for February 20, 2020

Due to the inclement weather, Town offices will be closing at 2:30pm on Thursday, February 20, 2020.  All essential personnel including our Public Works Streets Division, Fire and Police teams will continue to be operational.

Press Release: Town Establishes Process for Existing and New Private Streets to be Considered for Acceptance in Town’s Public Street System

PRESS RELEASE

TOWN OF WEAVERVILLE

FEBRUARY 4, 2020

The Town of Weaverville is proud to maintain a public street system within the Town’s municipal limits. The streets and sidewalks within the Town’s public street system are all open to public traffic and are maintained by the Town.  The Town has an interest in maintaining only those streets that were built to Town street standards since maintenance of streets is costly to the Town’s taxpayers.

There are currently approximately 20 miles of Town streets. The Town’s street standards are designed to yield a street that will have a useful life of approximately 20 years. The Town’s Street Improvement Plan calls for the repaving of approximately one mile per year at a typical cost of close to $500,000.

On January 27, 2020, Town Council adopted a public street commitment process in order for existing and new streets to be considered for acceptance into the Town’s public street system and established street standards for both Town streets and private streets.

Existing Private Streets

Private streets that are currently existing or under construction have until May 1, 2020, to submit an application for a public street commitment to the Town Manager at Town Hall, 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC, 28787. Town Council will consider all applications on a first come, first serve basis. At one or more of its upcoming regular meetings Town Council will consider the applications and take action to either decline to accept the streets into the public street system or commit to accepting the streets and establish any conditions to the acceptance.  Existing private streets that do not submit an application by May 1, 2020, will not be taken into the Town’s public street system.

With monetary burdens in mind, if an existing street was not constructed to Town street standards or was not observed by Town representatives during critical phases of the construction, the acceptance of the street will likely be conditioned upon inspections and testing to determine the condition of the street and any related sidewalk or stormwater system. All testing and inspection work must be concluded within three months of the commitment and any required repair work must be completed not later than nine months from the date of commitment.

New Streets

For new development, developers must declare whether they want their streets to be private or public at the outset of the project. Developers of streets wishing for acceptance into the Town’s public street system must submit an application and receive a decision concerning a public street commitment prior to development approval. If a public street commitment is issued for new residential streets then such streets must be constructed to Town street standards and undergo on-site visits and observations by Town representatives during critical phases of the construction of the street.    

Street Construction Standards

The following chart outlines the Town’s street standards for various land uses:

STREET CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
TYPE OF USE CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
PRIVATE PUBLIC
RESIDENTIAL

SINGLE FAMILY HOMES

TOWNHOUSES (2-4 UNITS)

DUPLEXES – QUADPLEXES

·   NC Department of Transportation  Subdivision Road Minimum Construction Standards

·   No Town Construction Site Visits and Observation

·   NC Fire Prevention Code

 

·    Town Street Standards

·    Town Construction Site Visits and Observation Required

·    NC Fire Prevention Code

MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL

MANUFACTURED HOME PARKS

COMMERCIAL

INDUSTRIAL

INSTITUTIONAL

·   Construction must allow for reasonable access for the anticipated traffic of the use and ease of emergency access

·   No Town Construction Site Visits and Observation

·   NC Fire Prevention Code

 

[Will be considered for public acceptance only if it furthers a significant public interest]

 

·    Town Street Standards

·    Town Construction Site Visits and Observation

·    NC Fire Prevention Code

For more information on the Town’s private street and public street standards and the process for acceptance into the Town’s public street system, please contact Town Manager Selena Coffey at (828)645-7116 or [email protected].

 

BASIC PROCESS FOR NEW STREETS TO BECOME PUBLIC DEADLINE
STEP 1 Developer/Owner Declaration of Public Street
STEP 2 Application for Public Street Commitment
STEP 3 Staff Review and Recommendation
STEP 4 Town Council Consideration and Action
STEP 5 Issuance of Public Street Commitment Letter with Conditions Specified
STEP 6 Street Construction and

On-Site Observation by Town Representatives at Critical Construction Phases

Construction to start within 1 year of Commitment Date
STEP 7 Construction Completed Reasonable time with reasonably diligent efforts
STEP 8 Staff Report and Recommendation on Compliance with Conditions
STEP 9 Preparation of Right-of-Way Plat
STEP 10 Confirmation of Warranty and Guaranty
STEP 11 Town Council Action on Acceptance
STEP 12 Recordation of Plat and Execution of Deed to Town

 

BASIC PROCESS FOR EXISTING STREETS TO BECOME PUBLIC DEADLINE
STEP 1 Application for Public Street Commitment 5/1/2020
STEP 2 Staff Review and Recommendation
STEP 3 Town Council Consideration and Action
STEP 4 Issuance of Public Street Commitment Letter with Conditions Specified
STEP 5 Supplemental Inspection/Testing Completed

 

Within 3 months of Commitment Date
STEP 6 Repair Work Completed and

On-Site Observation by Town Representatives during Repair Work

Within 6 months of completion of Inspection/Testing; not later than 9 months from Commitment Date
STEP 7 Staff Report and Recommendation on Compliance with Conditions
STEP 8 Preparation of Right-of-Way Plat
STEP 9 Confirmation of Warranty and Guaranty on Repairs
STEP 10 Town Council Action on Acceptance
STEP 11 Recordation of Plat and Execution of Deed to Town

Community Center Groundbreaking Ceremony, February 1, 2020 at 11am

The Town of Weaverville wishes to invite the public to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Community Center on Saturday, February 21, 2020 at 11:00am on site, which is located at 60 Lakeshore Drive, Weaverville.

We hope to see you there!

 

Community Center Groundbreaking

Advertisement for Bids: Weaverville Community Center 001113-1

Download official Advertisement for Bids (.pdf) here: 

SECTION 001113 – ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

WEAVERVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER 001113 – 1
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

1.1 PROJECT INFORMATION

A. Notice to Bidders: Bidders may submit bids for project as described in this Document. Submit bids according to the Instructions to Bidders.

1. Regulatory Requirements: All applicable laws, ordinances, and the rules and regulations of all authorities having jurisdiction over and funding of the construction of the Project shall govern submittal, opening, and award of bids.

B. Project Identification:  Weaverville Community Center

1. Project Location:  60 Lakeshore Drive, Weaverville, N.C. 28787

2. Owner:  Town of Weaverville, 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, N.C. 28787

3. Owner’s Representative:   Selena Coffey, Town Manager, Town of Weaverville;  Office Phone: 828-645-7116;  Address: 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, N.C. 28787;  Email:  [email protected]

C. Architect:  Legerton Architecture, P.A.; Email: [email protected]; Office phone:  828-251-9125; Address: 21 North Liberty Street, Asheville, NC 28801

D. Project Description: Project consists of new construction of a 1-story wood frame building of approximately 7,082 heated square feet and approximately 885 square feet of outdoor covered terrace space, Interior spaces include a community room, prep kitchen, museum space, a multipurpose room, and other ancillary spaces including main lobby, gallery corridor, storage,
restrooms, and mechanical areas. Site work includes a new parking lot for approximately 44 cars and a new gravel fines walking trail approximately 600 ft long.

E. Construction Contract:  Bids will be received for the following Work:

1. General Contract (all trades).

1.2 BID SUBMITTAL AND OPENING

A. Owner will receive sealed lump sum bids until the bid time and date at the location given below.  Owner will consider bids prepared in compliance with the Instructions to Bidders issued by Owner, and delivered as follows:

1. Bid Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2019.
2. Bid Time: 2:00 p.m., local time.
3. Location: Town of Weaverville Town Hall Council Room, 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, N.C. 28787

B. Bids will be thereafter publicly opened and read aloud.

1.3 BID SECURITY

A. Bid security shall be submitted with each bid in the amount of 5 percent of the bid amount. No bids may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after opening of bids. Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities and irregularities.

1.4 PRE-BID MEETING

A. Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting: A mandatory Pre-bid Meeting for all bidders will be held at the Town of Weaverville Fire Department Training Room, 3 Monticello Road, Weaverville, N.C. 28787 on Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. local time. Prospective prime bidders are required to attend.

1. Bidders’ Questions: Architect will provide responses at Pre-bid Meeting to bidders’ questions that are received up to two (2) business days prior to conference and no later than 12:00 P.M. on Friday, January 3, 2020.

1.5 DOCUMENTS

A. Procurement and Contracting Documents and Prime Bidder Registration: Obtain after Tuesday, December 10, 2019, by contacting Legerton Architecture, P.A, [email protected],  Office phone: 828-251-9125. Documents will be provided to prime bidders only who register for bidding this project with the Architect by completing the following:

1. Notifying the Architect by letter or email of their intent to bid this project and including the name of the main contact person, email address, and phone number.

2. Submitting a deposit of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) made payable to Legerton Architecture that will be refunded at the end of the bidding process.

3. Only complete sets of documents will be issued.

B. Printed Contracting Documents: With authorization from Legerton Architecture, P.A., printed hard copies will be available to registered prime bidders only at the bidder’s expense through Henco Reprographics, [email protected] , Office phone: 828-253-0449, Address: 54
Broadway, Asheville, NC 28801.

C. Online Procurement and Contracting Documents: Online access will be provided only to registered prime bidders.

D. Viewing Procurement and Contracting Documents: Examine after Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at the locations below:

1. By appointment only at the office of the Public Works Director: Dale Pennell, PE, PLS, Public Works Director, Town of Weaverville; Office Phone: 828-645-0606; Address: 15 Quarry Road, Weaverville, N.C. 28787, Email: [email protected]

2. By appointment only at Legerton Architecture, P.A.:  Email:  [email protected], Office phone: 828-251-9125, Address: 21 North Liberty Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Download official Advertisement for Bids (.pdf) here: