September 2020 Volume 57
Honoring our Police and Firefighters as 9/11 Approaches
September 11 again approaches, reminding us of the willingness of our police, firefighters and first responders to put their safety on the line to protect our community. In the present pandemic, many others have willingly accepted significant risk to serve others, so this year the scope of our thanks grows quite large.

Due to the restrictions on public gathering we will not be able to conduct our annual public ceremony at Lake Louise to fully express our gratitude, but those who have done service to our community should know that we appreciate and thank you every day for what you do for us. We are a better community because of you.

The town looks forward to the end of the present emergency and a return to gathering together to better remember and thank all who help and all who have sacrificed so that we can live in safety and freedom. Until then, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

-- Mayor Al Root, Town of Weaverville
2020 Census is at a Critical Point
The deadline for submitting response is September 30.

Without a complete census count, North Carolina risks losing out on an estimated $7.4 billion in funding each year. A Census response brings an estimated $1,823 per person per year in federal and state funds back to N.C. counties and towns – that's $18,230 over the decade for every single response! North Carolina is still under counted with only a few weeks left and our rural areas are especially behind.

The Town of Weaverville gets direct funding based on the Town's population. What does your participation in the US Census do for your community? Here are a few things: health clinics, fire departments, schools, roads and highways, economic development.

It’s not too late to respond! Please submit your response by phone at 1-800-923-8282 or online at . The Buncombe County library is also assisting County residents with submitting online responses. Contact a Buncombe County library at (828) 250-4700 or and a library employee will be happy to help you find a way to complete your census form online.

Census takers are also now visiting households that have not already responded to the 2020 Census to make sure they are counted. Census workers are carrying official badges and wearing masks.

The 2020 Census belongs to all of us!
Every response counts!
Be counted!
Remember to practice your 3Ws

The Town of Weaverville, in cooperation with the Governor and the NC Department of Health and Human Services, is asking you to remember the three Ws as we continue to fight COVID-19.

If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash

  • Wear a cloth covering over your nose and mouth.

  • Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

These actions can protect our families and neighbors as the state works to ease restrictions while the virus is still circulating. Please share this message with your family, friends, businesses, and organizations.
Welcome Officer Hunter!
Welcome to new Police Officer
The Weaverville Police Department welcomed its newest officer, Adam Hunter, on September 1, 2020, during an outdoor, socially distant swear in. He has been in law enforcement for more than a decade. Officer Hunter is highly trained in investigations and is a few hours away from completing his education to be declared a Digital Forensics Expert. He already has his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate, acquired through a combination of advanced training and years of service. 

Officer Hunter was born and raised in Madison County where he still resides. He has been married for ten years and has three children. He coaches a travel baseball team and they proudly finished the season in first place in North Carolina. He and his family love to be outdoors and try to spend time together fishing and camping. The members of the Weaverville Police Department are excited to work with Officer Hunter. 
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:
Participate in 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
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 Manager
Selena Coffey, MPA, ICMA-CM

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 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: