Category: Town News

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.

Public Hearing on Request for Annexation and Initial Zoning

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON REQUEST FOR VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION AND INITIAL ZONING

The public will take notice that the Town Council of the Town of Weaverville, North Carolina, has called a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on October 21, 2019, in the Council Chambers at Town Hall located at 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC, on the questions of annexing a +/- .3 acre tract of land owned by Crest Residential, LLC, located on Monticello Road, into the Town of Weaverville, and providing an initial zoning designation of R-12 on the property should it be annexed. The property to be annexed is described in that deed recorded in Book 5799 at Page 353, Buncombe County Registry, and is also identified as Buncombe County Parcel Number 9733-71-3521.

The property owner initiated a voluntary annexation by filing a petition pursuant to N.C. General Statutes. All interested citizens are invited to attend the meeting and provide input during the public hearing.

If you would like more information concerning the annexation petition and zoning request please contact Jennifer Jackson at [email protected] or by calling 828-645-7116.

James Eller

Weaverville Deputy Town Clerk

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).

Second Saturday Summer Series

The Town of Weaverville will be hosting the final Second Saturday Summer Series of 2019 on September 14 at 6pm. Please join your friends and neighbors for an evening of music from fiddler Roger Howell and Friends at the meadow within the Main Street Nature Park.

 

Second Saturday Summer Series – September Flyer

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.

NOTICE OF TOWN OF WEAVERVILLE’S INTENT TO AUTHORIZE LEASE OF TOWN PROPERTY

NOTICE OF TOWN OF WEAVERVILLE’S INTENT TO AUTHORIZE

LEASE OF TOWN PROPERTY

Pursuant to NC Gen. Stat. § 160A-272, notice is provided that the Weaverville Town Council has declared its intent to authorize a lease of Town property to USCOC of Greater North Carolina, LLC, for the continuation of a cellular tower site operated by US Cellular. The property to be leased is a 2.14 acre tract of land behind the Town’s Public Works Facility at 15 Quarry Road and an access easement to the site from Quarry Road. The proposed lease is for an initial term of 5 years beginning on January 1, 2022, with an option to renew the lease for one additional 5-year term. The annual lease payments contemplated in the lease are $22,251.36. The Weaverville Town Council intends to authorize this lease at its regular meeting on October 21, 2019.

 

Derek Huninghake

Weaverville Town Clerk

 

Posting Date: August 22, 2019

Publication Date: August 28, 2019

 

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