Author: Selena Coffey

Land Use Info Session Flyer

Press Release: Information & Input Sessions on Land Use

The Town of Weaverville is in the process of updating its comprehensive land use plan which provides guidance to Town Council in its decisions concerning development within the Town.  Mayor Root and Town Council would like to receive as much community input on land use as possible during the development of the updated plan.

Citizens are encouraged to attend information and public input sessions on land use. Such session are scheduled for Thursday, March 21st from 12 pm to 3 pm and on Tuesday, March 26th from 5 pm to 8 pm, both in the Community Room at Town Hall, 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC. Upon request Town staff will also be scheduling information and input sessions for organized groups during the month of April.

Topics to be discussed will include:  demographics, growth, water, residential development, commercial and industrial development, streets and sidewalks, subdivisions, local and regional trends. Information on the comprehensive land use plan and land use topics is available on the Town’s website at

Citizens can also submit comments by email to [email protected] or by bringing written comments to Town Hall.  Citizens wishing to discuss land use in person or to schedule a session for an organized group can do so by contacting the following:

Planning Director James Eller [email protected] 828-484-7002
Town Attorney Jennifer Jackson [email protected] 828-484-7003

Selena D. Coffey, MPA-ICMA

Weaverville Town Manager

Annual Water Quality Report

The Town of Weaverville Annual Water Quaility Report can be viewed here: 

Trent Duncan Completes LGFCU Fellows Leading for Results Course


CHAPEL HILL, NC – On December 7, 2018, Trent Duncan, Water Resources Superintendent, Town of Weaverville, successfully completed the Leading for Results program at the UNC School of Government as a Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) Fellow. Trent was among 40 individuals from across North Carolina identified as emerging leaders in local government and was selected in a competitive process from among 140 applicants to the program.

Trent Duncan
Trent Duncan

The Leading for Results program focuses on organizational leadership. Participants were introduced to models of leadership as well as management and leadership tools and strategies. LGFCU Fellows had the opportunity to gain insight into their individual leadership styles and strengths and practice ways to increase their effectiveness within their organizations.

Press Release: Ron Davis to Become Next Chief of Police for Town of Weaverville

Weaverville, December 18, 2018 – Town Manager Selena Coffey has announced her appointment of Ron Davis as Weaverville’s new Chief of Police. Davis, current Assistant Police Chief for Fletcher, North Carolina, will begin his employment with the Town of Weaverville on Tuesday, January 2, 2019.

Davis, who has served as Assistant Police Chief for Fletcher Police Department for almost eight years, will fill the role being vacated by retiring Police Chief Alan Wyatt. Davis holds an advanced law enforcement certification and is a certified criminal investigator. He is a police instructor at Blue Ridge Community College and has had numerous roles in law enforcement, including as a police officer, a criminal investigator for the 29B District Attorney’s office, Sheriff’s Department detective, and has served as an international police advisor. 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.

Asked to provide a statement about his new role, Chief Davis, stated, “I am deeply humbled and honored for the opportunity to be part of the fine men and women of the Weaverville Police Department. I appreciate the confidence Manager Selena Coffey has in me and I want to continue to build on the success of those dedicated professionals who have come before in the service of their community. I am committed to be open and approachable any time my community needs me or has a question. I look forward to serving the businesses and citizens of Weaverville and hope to speak to all of you soon.”

Town Manager Selena Coffey stated, “We are looking forward to having Chief Davis onboard. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and is very enthusiastic about this opportunity to serve our Town of Weaverville. Welcome to the team!”



Town offices on delayed schedule December 11, 2018

In an effort to keep everyone safe, Town offices will open on a delayed schedule, at 10:00am on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Garbage collection will resume on Tuesday. We would like to thank everyone for your understanding during the inclement weather.

Town of Weaverville Offices Closed Monday, December 10, 2018

Town of Weaverville offices are closed today, Monday, December 10, 2018, due to inclement weather and road conditions. Garbage collection scheduled for today is rescheduled for Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Local State of Emergency Declared: Effective from noon Saturday, December 8 until 11:59pm Wednesday, December 12

Buncombe County – The Board of Commissioners of Buncombe County has issued the following declaration in relations to this weekend’s weather:

WHEREAS, Buncombe County is under imminent threat of a severe winter storm which is expected to impact the area beginning Saturday afternoon December 8, 2018.

WHEREAS, Governor Roy Cooper has signed a State of Emergency declaration allowing him to mobilize resources including State emergency management, transportation, health experts and others in preparation for probable impacts resulting from this winter storm, and which will influence public safety and transportation over the next several days.

WHEREAS, it is anticipated that 13 or more inches of snow may fall in Buncombe County between Saturday, December 8, 2018 and Monday, December 10, 2018.

WHEREAS, in the judgment of Buncombe County Emergency Management personnel, arrangements must be made immediately to implement plans for the prevention of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from any and all emergency situations that may result from the impacts of this storm.

WHEREAS, the implementation of such Emergency Management plans will allow sufficient personnel to be mobilized and positioned in order to:
a) Reduce vulnerability of people and property of Buncombe County to damage, injury, and loss of life and property;
b) Prepare for prompt and efficient rescue, care, and treatment of threatened or affected persons;
c) Coordinate with state and federal agencies for the orderly rehabilitation of persons and restoration of property; and
d) Provide for cooperation and coordination of activities relating to emergency mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery among agencies and officials of Buncombe County, and with similar agencies and officials of other counties, with state and federal governments, with interstate organizations, and with other private and quasi-official organizations.

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority contained in Ch. 21, Buncombe County Code of Ordinances and Article 1A of the N.C.G.S. Chapter 166A, the Board of Commissioners, do hereby declare a Local State of Emergency for Buncombe County starting at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 8, 2018 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

By and with the consent of the mayors of the municipalities within Buncombe County this Declaration of Local State of Emergency applies within the municipal limits of the City of Asheville, the Town of Weaverville, the Town of Woodfin, the Town of Black Mountain, the Town of Montreat, and the Town of Biltmore Forest.

It is further declared that the Emergency Management Plan adopted by Buncombe County, and that all applicable mutual assistance compacts and agreements are in effect and shall remain in effect until this Declaration expires or is rescinded. All emergency management personnel are hereby ordered to cooperate in the implementations of the provisions of the County’s Emergency Management Plan and all applicable mutual assistance compacts and agreements, and to furnish assistance thereunder.

We direct that copies of this Declaration be disseminated to the mass communications media for publication and broadcast, and that a copy of this Declaration be posted at the County Courthouse and other public buildings as appropriate.

This declaration shall apply to Buncombe County as described above and be effective from 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 8, 2018 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 unless rescinded earlier.

Adopted this the 7th day of December, 2018.