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
N.C. Executive Orders can be reviewed or downloaded at this link.
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
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Weaverville ABC Board will hold a special called meeting on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, beginning at 4:00 p.m., for the purpose of holding reviewing and taking action concerning PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE EASEMENTS, COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS AFFECTING NORTHRIDGE COMMONS. Action may be taken. Public comments will not be heard.
This special called meeting will occur as an electronic audio/video meeting via Zoom Meeting. Access to the meeting and hearing will begin at 3:55 p.m. on November 25, 2020, and the meeting will start at 4:00 p.m.
The INSTRUCTIONS TO ACCESS THE REMOTE ELECTRONIC PUBLIC MEETING are:
To join the meeting BY COMPUTER, use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85948891960 .
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 .
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 .
If you would like ADDITIONAL INFORMATION or to review the content, or have questions regarding how to join the meeting, you may contact Jennifer Jackson at 828-442-1858 or [email protected].
The Town’s monthly e-Focus newsletter can be found here: https://conta.cc/2JBMxz7
The Town’s e-Focus newsletter can be found here: https://conta.cc/3inhum9
Attention Buncombe County residents:
If you are struggling to pay your rent or mortgage, Buncombe County’s COVID Housing Assistance Program may be able to help. “We understand the effects of the pandemic have strained family finances,” says Economic Services Director Phillip Hardin. “We want our community to know that financial assistance is available to support community members impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who need support with rent, mortgage, or utilities.”
To qualify to receive relief funds earmarked for the Housing Assistance Program, households must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- The applicant/household lost income due to COVID-19.
- There is a sustainability plan to pay shelter expenses going forward after the County assists with past due bills.
- Income limit of 200% of the federal poverty level ($52,400) for a family of four.
Buncombe County is now accepting inquiries and applications. Please fill out the attached form and return to Buncombe County Health and Human Services or call (828) 250-5500 to be connected with a caseworker to start the application process.