Author: Selena Coffey

Advertisement for Bids: Weaverville Community Center 001113-1

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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 No bids may be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after opening of bids.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

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Interested in Entering a Float in the Weaverville Christmas Parade?

The Town of Weaverville will host its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  The parade begins at 1:00pm.  All parade entries will line up and sign in at the command post located on the first road on the left off the Dula Springs Road entrance to North Buncombe Middle School at 11:00am.  There is no charge for entries and trophies will be awarded to the three best floats.  Anyone interested in being in the parade should contact Parade Chairperson, Dottie Sherrill at (828) 645-7579.

Town Encourages Residents’ Input in N.C. Transportation Improvement Program

The Mayor and Town Council would like to encourage your input into the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Draft 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Program. This plan relates the Weaverville (Project A-0010A) in the following ways:
  • I-26 will be widened from 4 lanes to 8 from Broadway up to New Stock Rd exit 21.
  • I-26 will be widened from 4 lanes to 6 from New Stock to the Weaverville exit 19.
More information is available here: http://www.fbrmpo.org/tip/.  Comments may be sent to [email protected] or 828-251-6622 through October 23rd, or made in-person at the MPO Board meeting on October 24th at 1:00 PM at Land of Sky Regional Council (339 New Leicester Highway, Asheville).

Oldtime/Traditional Musicians Roger Howell and Friends to perform at Weaverville’s last event of 2nd Saturday Summer Series at 6pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019

Please remember to join us THIS SATURDAY from 6pm-8pm for our last concert of the summer in the Main Street Nature Park! Bring a picnic, blanket and chairs and enjoy this wonderful family-friendly evening hosted by the Town of Weaverville!
We’re pleased to have Roger Howell and Friends perform for us and know you will have a great time!
Information about our musicians:
Roger Howell (Fiddle and Banjo) – For almost all of his 70 years Roger Howell has resided on Banjo Branch, on the slopes of Bailey Mountain, near Mars Hill in Madison County. It was on Banjo Branch, in early childhood, that he first grew to love the music of his native county. He later picked up his urge to play string music from several neighborhood families who played guitar, banjo and fiddle, and also from the early TV shows of Flatt & Scruggs, Porter Wagoner, and The Stoneman Family. He has since won a great many awards, including first place in fiddle (many times) at such festivals as Fiddlers Grove, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, and the North Carolina Mountain State Fair, and first place in banjo at the Georgia Mountain Fair. He appears on many recordings, including Blue Ridge Mountain Music, Volume I, which has been sold in gift shops along the Blue Ridge Parkway for nearly three decades, thus dispersing thousands of copies all around the world. Howell has also produced several of his own recordings, including the best-selling Hills & Heroes in 2003, and is highly sought-after in the studio, appearing on over 30 recordings over the years. Howell has played in bands with other great musicians of the North Carolina mountains, as the fiddler for the Carroll Best String Band, and as a founding member of the award-winning Carolina Old-Timers String Band and Bailey Mountain Ramblers. These days he can be found playing with his many friends at area festivals, and at the popular weekly Bluegrass Jam at Zuma Coffee in Marshall with legendary fiddler and friend Bobby Hicks.
Jerry Sutton (Guitar) – Widely respected as a musician, Jerry Sutton is in the middle generation of a multigenerational family of musicians. He is the son of the late fiddler Grover Sutton, and the father of Leesa Sutton Brandon and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Bryan Sutton. Family and friends alike cite him as an important musical mentor. He says, “I learned [back-up guitar playing] from my dad and other local fiddlers at jam sessions,” beginning in the late 1950s. He grew to be an accomplished flatpicker in lead and solo roles as well, and also sings and plays banjo and bass. Among the many awards he has won are first place in guitar at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair, second place in guitar at the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, and first place in bass at Fiddler’s Grove. Jerry Sutton can be heard on recordings with his father, Grover Sutton, with the Hominy Valley String Band and the Pisgah Pickers, as well as with his son Bryan on Sugar Hill Records.
Cathy Arrowood (Upright Bass) – From Marshall, Cathy plays with several groups in the Asheville area year round.

Apply to the 2020 Citizens Academy

The Town of Weaverville hosts an annual Citizens’ Academy to promote open dialogue and provide the community with education about the workings of town government. Any resident is welcome to participate. The curriculum covers current town programs, services, policies, procedures, plus a “behind the scenes” look at how Weaverville’s government operates.
The Weaverville Citizens’ Academy offers citizens insight into how the town functions with workshop sessions led by town department heads, town staff, and elected officials.Most sessions are held at the given department, which allows department staff to provide a tour. An overview of the department functions, along with a question-and-answer session at the end of each program are also part of each session.
Students of the Weaverville Citizens’ Academy are given a foundation of knowledge regarding town government and services. This foundation and interaction with the town’s key department staff creates a stronger, informed community, which makes it easier for the town government to function smoothly. Sessions are held once per month, January through July, every third Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. The award of certificates and final wrap-up of the annual Weaverville Citizens’ Academy is held in July.
In order to graduate, participants are expected to attend at least five of the seven sessions and attend one Weaverville Town Council meeting. Application to the program is required. Applications may be sent to Weaverville Town Manager Selena Coffey via mail at P.O. Box 338, Weaverville, NC 28787, or via email at [email protected]. Applications may also be hand-delivered to the Weaverville Town Hall, 30 South Main Street.

An Opportunity for Input on Occupancy Tax Revenue

The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) is seeking input from residents. Did you know that overnight visitors to Asheville and Buncombe County pay a lodging tax that helps to fund grants to community projects like parks, theaters, museums, sports facilities, historic sites, and greenways?

The Tourism Product Development Fund, administered by the TDA and funded through occupancy tax revenue, has awarded $44 million to 39 projects, including the Enka Sports Park Complex, Pack Square Park, WNC Nature Center, the Woodfin Greenway & Blueway, and the River Arts District.

To insure that residents have a voice in prioritizing the needs and opportunities for using these funds in the future (within the mandates set forth by the NC General Assembly), a collaborative process called the Buncombe County Tourism Management & Investment Plan (TMIP) is now underway. This is where you come in, with two opportunities to provide your input.

Opportunities for Input

Zoe & Cloyd Performing at Weaverville’s Main Street Nature Park August 10 at 6pm

The Town of Weaverville is pleased to host the August 10 concert of the 2nd Saturday Summer Series featuring Zoe & Cloyd! Join us in the Main Street Nature Park to relax and enjoy talented musicians. Bring a chair or blanket and picnic while listening to traditional tunes! Contact Town Hall at (828) 645-7116 for additional information or with questions.

About Zoe & Cloyd:
Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian mountains, Zoe & Cloyd is renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist John Cloyd Miller. Their show is as diverse as their upbringing: coming from a lineage of klezmer and jazz musicians, Natalya trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts before moving south in 2004. John, a twelfth generation North Carolinian and grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler, Jim Shumate, is a 1st place winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest as well as an Artist Fellowship recipient for songwriting from the North Carolina Arts Council.

As founding members of the acclaimed Americana trio, Red June, and long-time fixtures of the Asheville, NC music scene, the couple shifted focus to Zoe & Cloyd in 2015. Their debut recording, Equinox, as well as their 2017 album, Eyes Brand New, both met with high praise and the pair have continued to gain momentum with their brand of “New Appalachian Music” at performances and festivals all across the country. Zoe & Cloyd delight audiences of all ages with soaring harmonies and heartfelt songwriting, seamlessly combining original folk, country, old-time and bluegrass with sincerity and zeal. Their eagerly anticipated third studio album, produced by Jon Weisberger, will be released on Organic Records in September 2019.

Eyes Brand New named one of the “Ten Best Roots Music Releases of 2017″ by No Depression Magazine

“Favorite Musical Picks of 2017″ – Lisa Snedeker, Huffington Post

1st Place Winners of the 2015 FreshGrass Duo Contest