June 2018   |  Volume 30
ASPCA Opens Permanent, State-of-the-Art Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Weaverville
The  ASPCA ® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announces the official opening of its Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Weaverville, N.C, approximately 10 miles north of Asheville. The  ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center  (BRC) is the first-ever permanent facility dedicated to the rehabilitation and study of extremely fearful, unadoptable homeless dogs, most of whom are victims of cruelty or neglect.

The ASPCA opened this new permanent facility following the success of a four-year behavioral rehabilitation pilot program in New Jersey, where more than 300 dogs suffering from debilitating behavior issues were successfully treated. These dogs were made available for adoption with rescue groups and shelters, including the ASPCA Adoption Center, across the country.
Covering 13 acres, the BRC has the capacity to rehabilitate 65 dogs at any given time. They will be treated daily by a dedicated team of animal behavior experts implementing scientifically sound techniques to reduce their fear of people and acclimate them to real-life situations that can induce trauma and severe stress. The Watershed Foundation provided significant grant funding to support the development of the year-long BRC expansion project in Weaverville.
After year-long project, the 28,000-square-foot facility unveils innovative training program and greater capacity to rehabilitate homeless dogs across the country.
Mayor Al Root, Councilman Doug Jackson and Town Manager Selena Coffey were on hand for the ASPCA ribbon-cutting event.
Letter from the Town Manager
regarding New Water Leak Protection Plan
Dear Weaverville Town Water Customers:

With this letter I wish to inform you of changes in the way the Town will be handling water billing adjustments. Beginning on July 1, 2018, all requests for water billing adjustments will be made in accordance with a new Water Leak Protection Policy and processed through ServLine. You will receive, via mail, a similar letter from me along with a brochure on the Water Leak Protection Policy in the coming days. The Water Leak Protection Policy can also be accessed via the Town’s website at https:// . Under the new program customers with water lines of up to 2 inches in diameter will have up to $1,000 of coverage each year for qualifying leaks. Qualifying leaks are those leaks, other than those non-qualifying leaks listed below, that generate a minimum additional charge resulting in a water bill that is twice the average water bill for that customer calculated over a 12-month period. Non-qualifying leaks/usage include the following :

  1. Leaks on any water line greater than two (2) inches in diameter;
  2. Leaks associated with structures that have been left or abandoned without reasonable care for the plumbing system;
  3. Leaks experienced by residential customers who do not have their own Town water meter;
  4. Leaks on irrigation systems or irrigation lines; 
  5. Leaks in any structure other than the primary residential or primary commercial structure, such as, but not limited to, detached garages or storage buildings;
  6. Filling swimming pools or leaks in swimming pools;
  7. Filling of water features, such as fountains or fish ponds, or leaks associated with water features;
  8. Filling of, leaks associated with, and/or general water usage associated with outdoor recreational activities such as, but not limited to, hot tubs, kiddie pools, slip-n-slides, and sprinklers;
  9. Watering of lawns or gardens;
  10. Washing cars;
  11. Washing or pressure-washing driveways, windows or siding of any residential or commercial structure; and
  12. Negligent or intentional acts such as leaving the water running.

You will be automatically enrolled in this program with a nominal monthly fee which will appear on your water bill beginning with the water bill that will be mailed at the end of June. Customers wishing to opt out of the water leak protection are cautioned that when they opt out they will not be eligible for any water adjustment through the Town or ServLine and will remain fully responsible for all water bills, including bills resulting from a water leak.

For more information you can contact ServLine at 828-658-8600.

Be well,

Selena Coffey, MPA, ICMA-CM
Town Manager
Call Public Works to Purchase a Toter 64-Gallon Garbage Can
The Public Works Department is responsible for the collection and disposal of garbage within the town limits. Residential collection is done once per week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in various areas of the town. As a reminder, all garbage must be placed in garbage bags (not to exceed 25 pounds) or in cans (limited to 32 gallon capacity and 50 pounds in weight). Recently, the Public Works staff has noticed that some residents are not observing these weight restrictions, thereby slowing the collection times and affecting the health of our crew members as they struggle to lift the overweight bags and cans.
To assist our crews and help to resolve the issues of overweight cans, the Town will be purchasing 100 “Toter” brand 64 gallon garbage cans (pictured here) for re-sale to the public. These garbage cans are intended to be filled by the home owner and then rolled to the street on garbage day. Our garbage crews can roll the “Toter” to the back of the garbage truck where a lift-assist device mounted on the truck uses a special attachment on the back of the can to pick it up and empty it into the truck. Our crew then rolls the empty “Toter” back to the curb, without ever having to manually pick up the loaded can. Retail price for a comparable can is $65-70; the Town’s cost for town residents is $45 per “Toter” and includes delivery to the resident’s home and future maintenance of the lid, wheels, and axle. When a homeowner needs to add or replace their garbage
can, the Town encourages its citizens to consider purchasing a “Toter” to speed our garbage collection and more importantly to save the backs of our hard-working sanitation staff.
To order your “Toter”, call the Public Works Department at 645-0606 and speak with Kara Shea to arrange payment and delivery.

~ Submitted by Weaverville Public Works
Important Broadband Internet Survey
WestNGN Broadband Survey: Tell us about your internet service!

Businesses and Residents in the WestNGN - Land of Sky Region - Is your service reliable? Do you want or need better service? 

Please take this survey which is part of a regional effort to identify broadband availability (Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania Counties). Results will assist us develop deployment plans in partnership with the Education & Research Consortium of the Western Carolinas and NC Broadband Infrastructure Office. 

Please contact Erica Anderson at (828)251-6622 or for questions. You can also find additional information here:
2017 Unpaid Property Taxes - Town of Weaverville

Angel, Jerald D.
Eilers, John Robert & Joy H
Gulf Equities, LLC
Higgins, Phillip & Issac Higgins
McConnell, Sean P. & Michelle Youngblood
Meadows, Juliane Gilmore (Heirs)
Phillips, Robert
Reed, Wendy L.
Serota Mars Hill, LLC
Parcel #

Amount Due

$ 752.02
$ 740.24
$ 463.60
$ 1031.70
$ 785.46
 $ 718.20
 $ 643.60
$ 140.98
$ 1993.48
Amounts advertised will be increased by any interest due. The omission of interest from this amount does not constitute a waiver of the Town of Weaverville's claim for those items due. The Town of Weaverville may foreclose these tax liens and sell the real property subject to the liens in satisfaction of its claim for taxes.
Important Press Release from Buncombe County
Flooding Can Present a Public Health Risk for Residents and Businesses
For Immediate Release
HHS Media Coordinator or 828.775.1321
May 31, 2018

Buncombe County, N.C. - Flooding and standing water can expose the public to infectious diseases, chemical hazards and injuries both during and after a weather event. Buncombe County Health and Human Services wants residents and businesses to be aware of steps that we can all take to reduce injury and illness due to flooding. Proper assessment of wells and septic systems, as well as cleaning and moisture removal, remain key to eliminating threats to the public’s health.

Water Supply and Septic Systems:
Flood water can contaminate and damage water and septic systems. Bacteria, viruses, or other pathogenic organisms are often present in surface water and can pose a threat to the health of the public if consumed. If well and septic systems are compromised, residents and businesses must ensure that these system are safe prior to use for any purpose.

If there is a disruption of utilities during a weather-related event, food service establishments are required to contact Buncombe County Environmental Health at (828) 250-5016. If you experience a loss of power, loss of water, loss of water pressure, and/or flooding, your establishment will require an inspection prior to resuming food preparation.

Citizens who use well water need to take precautions as flood water can contaminate private wells and septic systems. If the well head was covered by flood waters, it should be tested by public health officials, even if the pump still works. While the water may look and smell safe, call Buncombe County Environmental Health at (828) 250-5016 to be sure.

Citizens who use a municipal water supply should contact their water provider for details regarding any boil water advisories. We also encourage residents to follow local news media for updates and advisories.

After a flood, the safe disposal of septic wastewater is essential in protecting human health. It is important to keep children and pets away from sewage or wastewater affected areas.
Signs indicating that your septic system is in distress:

  • Drains in the house will flow slowly
  • Toilets drain slowly or sound strange when flushed
  • Water may back up into floor drains in the basement
  • Do not use or flush your toilet, take a shower, use sinks, wash clothing or put any water down any drain until you know that the septic tank and associated sewer pipes are intact. Have the septic system professionally inspected and serviced.

Cleaning and Mold:
Flood cleanup involves cleaners, disinfectants, and pesticides. Mixing household cleaners and disinfectants, such as bleach and ammonia, can produce dangerous, toxic fumes. If you are using these cleaning agents, be sure to open windows and reduce your exposure as much as possible while allowing for plenty of time to air out the room. If it's safe to use electricity, use fans to keep the air circulating.
Mold after a flood can cause serious problems and quick action must be taken to control moisture. If you have a mold problem at home, wash it off hard surfaces with detergent and water, and dry completely. Be sure to get rid of the excess water or moisture and fix leaky plumbing or other sources of water.

Other steps to protect yourself and others include practicing good hygiene after contact with flood waters. Wash your hands often. Do not allow children to play in flood water areas or with toys that have been contaminated by flood water and have not yet been disinfected.

If you have questions or need to schedule an inspection, please contact the Buncombe County Environmental Health Department at  (828) 250-5016  or visit our office located at 30 Valley Street, Asheville NC 28801. You can also send us an email at: . More information at .

Bat House Troop 15 Eagle Project
Bryson Oliver , a Weaverville resident, designed and developed the Bat House Project for his Boy Scout Eagle Project. The Main Street Nature Park and visitors are the benefactors of this project in that Bryson and Troop 15 have built two bat homes (pictured below) and installed them at the park.

Bat houses are installed to attract bats into new homes.The overall goal is to control insect populations around homes and neighborhoods. One single, tiny, bat can eat several thousand bugs in one evening. In addition to helping with insects, installing bat houses can help restore the important balance in nature. Inhabited bat homes have not been shown to interfere with attracting birds to parks or feeding areas as they do not compete for food or space.

Thank you Bryson! We're proud of you!
Bat houses located at Main Street Nature Park
Bryson Ponder, Boy Scout Troop 15
Community Events
The proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 can be found at this link on the Town's website:

Information regarding water system development fees can be found on the Town's website at this link:
Weaverville Tailgate Market

The Tailgate Market is open for the season and will be held every Wednesday from 2:30pm – 6:00pm except for July 4. The Market is held at Lake Louise at the site of the old community center.  

Seasonal, Locally Grown Vegetables, Fruits, Flowers & Herbs  • Handmade Jewelry, Wood Crafts & Soaps  •  Herbal Tinctures  • Trees & Plants  • Baked Goods  • Mustards, Dressings & Salsas  • Tamales & Empanadas  • Eggs  • Pork  • Rabbit  • Chicken  • Grass-fed Beef  • Chair Massages  •  Dog & Cat Treats  • Seafood • Pickles • Jams • Jellies • Coffee

Find the market online at
Also be sure to "like" us on our  Facebook  page for the latest updates on what's going to be at market each week!
Music on Main
Music on Main is a free concert, open to the public that will be held on Main Street in Downtown Weaverville in front of Town Hall on Saturday, June 23. There will be vendors, kids activities and great music!

The opening act is Jesse Barry, a local soul & blues vocalist with a powerful voice and a great band. You can check her out on Facebook here: . The headliner is Kat Wright, a Vermont-based rock 'n' soul singer whose music is garnering national attention for its gritty groove; check her out on Facebook at . This is gonna be an awesome concert -- don't miss a second!

Gates open at 4:00pm; music starts at 5:00pm. For information on parking, sponsors, and more, visit .
Save the Date!
Town of Weaverville

Town Hall Physical Location:
30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC 28787

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 338, Weaverville, NC 28787

(828) 645-7116

Town Hall Business Hours:
8:30am- 5:00pm


e-Focus  Editor:  Selena Coffey , Town Manager