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December 2019   |  Volume 48
Weaverville Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Please join us as the Town of Weaverville hosts its annual Christmas Parade on  Saturday, December 7, 2019 .The parade will begin at  1:00pm  at North Buncombe Middle School and will continue down Main Street through downtown Weaverville to Yost Street. Bring your family and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season!

Streets and roads will be closed as follows:
  • 1.91 miles along SR2207
  • US 19 Business
  • SR2127 Main Street from North Buncombe Middle School to Weaverville Elementary School / Yost Street.
Pink Patch Project Results
The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devasting disease. In 2016, the Weaverville Police Department joined a collaborative effort of public safety agencies across the nation who partnered together to raise awareness about the importance of early detection. The patches and badges on our uniforms were replaced with bright pink versions during the month of October with the intention to stimulate conversation in our community and encourage public awareness.

In addition to our public education efforts over the last four years, the Police Department added the goal of raising funds from the sale of Pink Patch Project patches and other items for a donation directly to The Hope Chest for Women. The Hope Chest has assisted hundreds of women in Western North Carolina with prescriptions, medical bills, gas assistance, lymphedema garments, and other expenses due to the cost of their cancer treatment. Consistent with the team-building pride of our town, all employees of the Town of Weaverville joined the campaign this year and furthered the efforts.

The staff at Town Hall, Public Works, the Water Department, and the Fire Department participated in the Pink Patch Project in unique ways. There were pink uniform shirts, pink challenge coins, and even pink trash bags that helped to bring awareness to the campaign! The Police Department and Fire Department teamed up at events hosted by local businesses, such as Rodney’s Bike and Cruise Night and Eluvium’s Oktoberfest, and appreciated the chance to spread the word. Telco Credit Union sold Pink Patch merchandise at the Weaverville branch and matched the money raised with a generous donation. The total money raised in the month of October was $3,800. Deepest thanks are extended to everyone who participated, donated, supported, and spread the word during this effort. 
Congratulations to our Newly Elected Council Members!
Three Town Council members ran and were elected during the recent election. Thank you to Councilman Patrick Fitzsimmons, Councilman Andrew Nagle, and Councilman Jeff McKenna for serving the Town of Weaverville! In addition, Town Council unanimously selected Doug Jackson to continue as Vice Mayor. Thank you for your service Vice Mayor Jackson!

Below you will find photos of each Councilman taking the Oath of Office at the November 18 Council meeting:
Councilman Patrick Fitzsimmons
Councilman Andrew Nagle
Councilman Jeff McKenna
Introducing Fire Engineer Dobson!
Engineer Justin Dobson is the Rescue Company Engineer assigned to Bravo Shift at the Weaverville Fire Dept. Justin started his career in the fire service at the Upper Hominy Fire Department in 2012. Justin still currently works part time at that Department and commutes to work from the Enka/Candler community. Justin has been with the Weaverville Fire Department for 2 years and since being hired has completed numerous training classes such as, Aerial Operator, Mountain Alpine Search & Rescue, Technical Rescuer, and Swift Water Rescue. Justin’s off duty hobbies include cars and anything outside. What Justin loves most above this job is the training adversity and being able to serve the citizens in many different capacities. 
Buncombe County Press Release:
Buncombe County Announces More Public Input Sessions for Strategic Planning Process
The Board of Commissioners is developing a strategic plan that will guide the County into the future. The first step in this process is a five-year strategic plan that will define priorities, guide County operations, and drive future policy and budget decisions. It will draw a vision for our community’s future and establish a course of action for moving forward.
As we draft this course of action, we are asking the public to tell us what success looks like and what steps we should be taking to ensure we are meeting community goals. Recently over 200 community members joined us for public input sessions around the four goals identified by Commissioners:
  • Environmental stewardship: High-quality air, water, farmland, and renewable energy for future generations
  • Educated and capable community: A community where all people thrive and demonstrate resilience throughout their lives
  • Vibrant economy: A robust and sustainable regional economy that builds on our homegrown talent and provides economic mobility for residents
  • Resident well-being: Our residents are safe, healthy and engaged in their community

At our initial input sessions we heard an expressed need for more scheduled sessions in different areas of the County and we are happy to announce five additional input sessions. Input and insights from the public will be valuable in determining the next steps of our strategic process.
We are asking the public to please join us at one of the dates below. Bus passes will also be available. Please contact Angelyn.Johnson@buncombecounty.org to RSVP or for more information.
All focus areas will be covered at these additional public input sessions:
 
  • Monday, Dec. 2, 1-3 p.m. at Big Ivy Community Center, 540 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville
 
  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Black Mountain Town Hall, 160 Midland Avenue, Black Mountain

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Arthur R. Edington Center, 133 Livingston Street, Asheville

  • Friday, Dec. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @ Enka-Candler Branch Library, 1404 Sandhill Road, Candler

  • Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Skyland Fire Department, 9 Miller Road, Skyland

Garden Club of Weaverville
Tuesday, December 10 at 9:30am
Town Hall Community Room
30 South Main St, Weaverville

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Program: How to be a Bird-Friendly Gardener

Chris Davenport, from Reems Creek Nursery will share his experience and insights regarding how to make your garden a year-round haven for birds. He will discuss the types of plants and habitats that will attract beneficial birds to your garden, and how to create and maintain a bird-friendly environment. 
Before joining Reems Creek Nursery Chris spent fourteen years with Head-Lee Nursery in Seneca, SC; five years with Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA; and two years with the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Chris is an avid home gardener and bird watcher. He loves to travel with his family to view cultivated gardens and explore untrampled wilderness.
More Information on the 2020 Census
Mark your calendars!
Town Council Meeting Dates Change for 2020
At their November 19 meeting, Town Council voted to change their meeting dates in 2020 from the 3rd Monday monthly to the 4th Monday each month . The meetings will remain at 7:00pm.
Candlelight Stroll 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019
6 - 9pm
Sponsored by the Weaverville Business Association
Join us on Friday, December 13th, from 6-9 pm as we celebrate the spirit of the holiday season in a small town way. Main Street will be lined with luminaries and alive with music and entertainment. Stroll through our shops and restaurants and see for yourself the “art of small town hospitality”. Take a horse and carriage ride though town, enjoy musical performances and activities in local businesses. The kids will enjoy holiday-themed crafting and a visit from Santa.

In keeping with the charity of the season, businesses around town will be collecting donations for the Weaverville Cops for Kids program. The Weaverville Police Department works hard each year to gather toys for children who might otherwise go without during the holidays. This is a special Weaverville organization striving to make life better for kids in our community. Bring your toys or donations to help with this wonderful cause.

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend — we look forward to seeing you.
The Weaverville Business Association is proud to sponsor the Candlelight Stroll. We are grateful to our many community partners who contribute in big and small ways: Karen VanderElzen (Shop Around the Corner); Hannah Warfield ( Brown’s Floral Design ); Cub Scout Pack 15; The Beta Club of North Buncombe High School; the Town of Weaverville, Weaverville Police Department, Weaverville Fire Department, and Department of Public Works; and many more.

Additional information: visitweaverville.com
Chilly Challenge 2020
8k Race and 1-Mile Chili Chase
Leap Day, February 29, 2020
Make your leap day 2020 memorable by signing up for the 8th annual  Chilly Challenge 8K Race & 1-Mile Chili Chase Fun Run and Chili Cook-off  in Weaverville, NC!     Runners will enjoy a brisk scenic run and post-race celebration that includes a tasty chili lunch, live music and fantastic prizes. For runners and walkers of all ages, this event is hosted by the North Buncombe Middle School PTO and presented by TS Orthodontics to raise funding for the school. 

The chip timed 8K race takes place on a rolling hills course with start and finish on the school campus.   Sign up by February 15th and save! The 8K entry fees are $35 for adults and $20 for students. The 8K fees increase $5 on February 16th. The 1-Mile Chili Chase entry fee is $15. Runners will warm up after the race with a chili lunch including cornbread and fixings. Free t-shirts are guaranteed for all participants who register by February 5th.  Spectators can purchase a chili lunch for $5. For more detailed event information and to register, go to  www.chillychallenge.com.

Mark those calendars, recruit your running buddies, and plan to RUN, EAT & CELEBRATE with us!
What?
Chilly Challenge 8K Race & 1-Mile Chili Chase and Chili Cook-off
 
Where?       
51 N. Buncombe School Road, Weaverville NC (NBMS school campus)
 
When?       
 Leap Day, Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10:00am

More Info:  http://www.chillychallenge.com/

Interested in sponsoring, volunteering, donating or entering the Chili Cook-off?
Contact:  Kellie Lynch, Event Director
Phone: (828)713-8911

Email: NBMS8K@gmail.com
Town of Weaverville
Mayor & Town Council

Al Root, Mayor

Doug Jackson, Vice Mayor

Dottie Sherrill, Councilwoman

Patrick Fitzsimmons, Councilman

Andrew Nagle, Councilman

Jeff McKenna, Councilman




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

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

Phone:  
(828) 645-7116

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

Town Council Meetings:
4th Monday of each month at 7:00pm
Meeting at Town Hall, 30 South Main Street

Town Council Meeting Agendas & Minutes: