News & Updates
August 2020 | Issue 56
Changes to Weaverville's Tax Collections
Town property taxes will no longer be collected at Town Hall. The Town of Weaverville has contracted with Buncombe County for tax collection services beginning in August. This should provide for increased convenience for our taxpayers. Buncombe County tax bills will now include Town taxes. Here is some additional information:

  • You will receive one combined tax bill with Town and County taxes listed separately based on the following adopted tax rates:

  • Town tax rate = 38 cents per $100 in assessed value
  • County tax rate = 52.9 cents per $100 in assessed value
     
  • Tax bills will be mailed by the County during the week of August 17th

  • Only one combined tax payment is necessary and should be payable to Buncombe County

  • All methods of payment for County taxes are available for payment of Town taxes

  • If you pre-paid your taxes, you will be credited with the amount paid

  • For more information on tax collection please contact the Buncombe County Tax Department by calling: (828) 250-4910       

  • Correspondence relating to the assessment of real estate, motor vehicle values, mobile home valuation, and any other concerns or appeals in value assessment should be sent to:    

Buncombe County Tax Department
94 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

  • Correspondence relating to collections should be sent to:
Buncombe County Tax Collections
PO Box 3140
Asheville, NC 28802-3140


  • For additional information regarding the Buncombe County Tax Collection Department, please click on the button below:
The art of small town hospitality starts with Weaverology!
What is Weaverology?

Weaverology is a two-month-long interactive, photo-driven social media contest, showcasing our beloved town of Weaverville.

Each week there will be multiple chances to earn points! From trivia to scavenger hunts, riddles and more, together we will play to learn more about Weaverville’s history, art and culture, all while supporting Weaverville local businesses.

At the end of each week, we will have a winner! And at the end of every two weeks, we will also have a Golden Ticket winner! 

This is a self-paced DIY game you can do alone, with friends or with your family… all while safely social distancing. Share the bounty of your prizes!

Weaverology is sponsored and funded through the Weaverville Business Association
and the Town of Weaverville
Let's do our part to eliminate garbage juice
Submitted by Weaverville Public Works
One of the most difficult but vital jobs in the Sanitation Division at the Weaverville Public Works Department is that of Maintenance Worker on a town garbage truck. Imagine lifting and smelling garbage all day in 90 degree heat in the month of July, riding on the back of the truck in 20 degree weather in January, or getting soaked during an afternoon thunderstorm in the summer only to continue on your route. This is the life of our “garbage men” throughout the year. Except for the value our folks feel for public service, this is a tough job!

The summer months can be some of the most difficult. Imagine doing this job during the hot summer months when garbage has been waiting for up to 6 hot and/or rainy days since the last garbage collection! This may involve collecting garbage cans and bags containing rotted vegetables, half empty milk or juice containers, food scraps, and animal waste. If the bag is in an open topped can, rain water collects in the can during the week. On garbage day, the container is dumped into the hopper at the back of the garbage truck, and if it is raining, more water collects in the hopper as the route is run. When the hopper is full (usually after 6 or 8 homes), a worker operates the compactor, which pushes the garbage into the main compartment where it is compacted and the hopper is ready to accept garbage from the next several homes.

All the liquid from the trash, technically called "leachate," is commonly referred to as "garbage or trash juice." This leachate must go somewhere when it is dumped into the garbage trucks. A single hole, about the size of a quarter, is in the bottom of the hopper and this allows the accumulated liquid to drain out of the truck and drip onto the street as the daily route is driven. This liquid is made up of rain water and liquids from the trash so it is not hazardous; however, it often has a smell and can leave a trail behind the garbage truck. The liquid drains out periodically, especially when stopping at the end of roads or while driving through a dip in the street or when turning onto steep streets. The compactor is used only when the hopper is full so the location of the spillage changes based on how much garbage is put out to the curb for collection. The liquid usually washes away with the next rain, and is most noticeable during the hot summer months.

The Public Works Department has evaluated modifications to resolve the issue of leaking "garbage juice," but the Town's
street inclines and intersections do not allow any kind of collection container to be installed under the truck because the container is damaged from contact with the pavement when the truck climbs our street grades. Similarly, conditions at the landfill during wet weather require garbage trucks to maneuver through soft muddy material (sometimes even requiring the truck to be towed from the mud). This often damages the bottom collection containers on garbage trucks.

We need our garbage customers' help in preventing the collection of leachate or garbage juice in our trucks. Everyone can participate in reducing the amount of liquid in our garbage, thus reducing the spillage. Here are a few ideas for you to help:

  • First, be sure your trash is dry when discarded into your trash can. Empty any leftover liquids from jugs, bottles, take-out drink cups, or similar containers into your disposal or toilet. 

  • Second, try to use a garbage disposal for food scraps or unused leftovers. Better yet, try composting these materials!

  • Third, use an outdoor garbage container with a lid to prevent collection of rain water, such as the green “Toter” 64 gallon carts that are for sale at Town Hall.

Yes, this garbage juice can be disgusting, smelly, and dirty! If we all do our part to eliminate liquids in our household garbage, this issue will soon be resolved for you and your neighbors!
Need to declutter old electronic equipment?
I ke's Hauling will be located in the back parking lot at Town Hall at 30 South Main Street to accept discarded monitors, computers, phones, cables, etc. on Saturday, August 15 from 8:00am-8:00pm and Monday, August 17 from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Please remove any personal information from electronics. If you have questions, please visit Ike's Hauling website or call  ( 828) 775-7720  or e-mail info@ikeshauling.com . Click on the button below to learn more about items that will be accepted.
Construction Progress on the Lake Louise Community Center
Aerial photo by Robert Mitchell, Hummingbird Aerial Imaging.
Citizens Academy participants visit the Weaverville Police Department
Submitted by the Weaverville Police Department
Chief of Police Ron Davis and the Weaverville Police Department welcomed participants of the 2020 Citizens Academy on July 16 during two separate sessions to accommodate social distancing requirements. Fourteen of our citizens attended to learn more about the day to day functions of their local Police Department. Numerous topics were covered by the department. 
 
The Academy participants were welcomed by Chief Davis, who gave an overview of the department and offered answers to some commonly-asked questions. The course continued with the Administrative Assistant, Amy Buchanan, speaking about her vital role in the daily operations. Sergeant Mace explained community policing efforts, to which the department dedicates great effort. He also taught about the fundraising and outreach programs organized by the officers. Detective Paris highlighted departmental training as well as outlining some of the steps taken to investigate a crime, from the first call to a successful prosecution. Officer Ray offered insight into a day in the life of a School Resource Officer. Officer Burrell provided an overview of topics including ABC officer duties and traffic enforcement efforts. Academy participants were also given a tour of the department, providing them the opportunity to look at gear and vehicles used by the Weaverville Police Department. 
 
The Department extends its thanks to Academy partcipants for attending and for their flexibility in working around dividing the class into two segments to accomodate social distancing guidelines and coronavirus-related restrictions.
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