May 2020 |  Volume 53
Our locally-owned small businesses are at the heart of Weaverville. Let’s help them as much as we can during the pandemic (and beyond)! The Town has developed the Small-Town-Strong business directory ( https://weavervillenc.org/weaverville-business-directory/ ) to help promote our small, locally owned businesses. In using this directory, you can order their products or services online, purchase a gift certificate for a friend, or order takeout from a downtown restaurant. Even liking a business on Facebook or leaving them a review online supports our businesses. No gesture is too small and let's keep Weaverville Small-Town-Strong!  #weavervillesmalltownstrong   #supportlocalbusinesses #shoplocal
The universe is so vast and so ageless that the life of one man can only be justified by the measure of his sacrifice.

~Royal Air Force pilot’s last letter to his mother before his death in the Battle of Britain

Weaverville's Traditional Memorial Day Observance is cancelled this year. Shortly before Memorial Day, to honor those who died in the service of our country, banners (as seen above) will be placed at Lake Louise, the intersection of Weaver Boulevard and Main Street at the Town clock and flag will be displayed near the Town Clock. We encourage you all to take time to honor those who have died for our great country.
Introducing David Fisher!
This month’s Team Spotlight comes from the Public Works Department, and features David Fisher. David is in charge of our Recreation Division, and just completed his 13th year with the Town. David has many years of experience with designing and maintaining landscaping around town, and he and his crew are responsible for keeping the grounds of many of our facilities in stunning condition. Anyone who has visited Lake Louise Park or the Main Street Nature Park has enjoyed the results of David’s talents, particularly with the proper care and attention to our many trees, and his crew has worked extensively around Town Hall and the Municipal Parking Lot. He is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of our trails and paths in our parks, including the benches, covered pavilions, picnic tables, and playground equipment. In 2019, David and his crew built the stage in the Nature Park for the Summer Music Series performances. Most recently, his crew assisted in the construction of the new fountain in front of Town Hall and site preparation for the new storage structures at the Public Works facility. He and his crew are currently finishing a landscaping project in the public parking area behind town hall, incorporating native plantings, a stone walkway, and a stone seating area into his plan.
 
David and his family live in the Reems Creek valley, where he grows vegetables and hemp, raises beef cattle, and works on the farm. He rides his Kawasaki Ninja 650 motorcycle when he has time, and spends time with his 2 grandchildren.
 
David takes great pride in the results of his efforts, and appreciates the compliments that he and his crew members receive from citizens using the
facilities. The Town is indeed fortunate to have such a talented and hard-working employee in the Public Works Department.

We appreciate you David!
Progress on the Community Center at Lake Louise
Thank you to Robert Mitchell of Hummingbird Aerials for the photos!
Take Part in the Town's ADA Transition Plan Process
Public Comments to Town Council during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
We need you to participate in the Census!
By now, every home should have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you can respond for your home in one of three ways: online at www.2020census.gov , by phone to 844-330-2020, or by mail using the envelope provided. When you respond to the census, you'll tell the Census Bureau where you live as of April 1, 2020.

Responding to the census is not only your civic duty; it also affects the amount of funding Weaverville receives, how Weaverville plans for the future, and our representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 Census is used to:

  • Ensure public services and funding for schools, hospitals, and fire departments
  • Plan new homes and businesses and improve neighborhoods
  • Determine how many seats North Carolina is allocated in the US House of Representatives

North Carolina has a chance to gain another representative in the U.S. House of Representatives, but it can only happen if we all are counted.

Join us and complete the 2020 Census today!
Garbage & Recycling Guidelines during the COVID-19 Crisis
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and related emergency declarations by Federal, State, and Local officials are causing more of our citizens to stay at home and practice social distancing ( Stay Home – Stay Safe ). Households within Weaverville are generating more waste and recycling materials, due to an increase in people working from home, students being out of school, and families cooking at home instead of eating out. On Monday, March 30, our garbage crew collected approximately 12.5 tons of waste and a normal Monday route generates only 7 tons. Since collection of garbage and recycling is deemed an “essential service” and the Town plans to continue this work on a weekly basis, we would like to remind our citizens of some important guidelines to follow to keep your neighborhood healthy, safe and clean during the challenging times.

GARBAGE COLLECTION SPECIAL GUIDELINES AND IDEAS
  1. All trash should be placed by the road by 8am on your collection day, either in bags or in your Toter cart. By the way, wouldn’t this be a great time to buy your own green Toter cart for only $45? Contact Town Hall at 645-7116 to arrange payment and delivery.
  2. Since there are more cars on residential streets during the day, please keep bags and carts away from parked vehicles and easily accessible for our crews.
  3. The lid’s opening on the cart should face the street with the wheels of the cart toward your house.
  4. To reduce waste, store leftovers in reusable containers to decrease the use of plastic bags and foam containers (black microwave trays or Styrofoam are not recyclable). Likewise, use cloth dish towels and rags around the house instead of paper towels.
 
RECYCLING COLLECTION SPECIAL GUIDELINES
  1. Use your extra time at home to organize your recycling system for improved success with everyone in your household.
  2. Latex gloves and other protective gear are not recyclable and should be disposed of in your trash.
  3. Keep food and liquids out of your recycling.
  4. Recycle clean bottles with caps screwed on, cans (aluminum, steel and tin), plastic containers (jugs, tubs and jars – no lids), milk & juice cartons, newspaper & inserts, mixed paper (anything that arrives by mail), and flattened corrugated cardboard boxes.
  5. "When in doubt, throw it out” – these items are not recyclable: aluminum foil, plastic wrap, batteries, shredded paper, plastic shopping bags, light bulbs, rigid or bulky plastics, paper towels/napkins/tissues, dishes or cookware, window or drinking glass.

If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 828-645-0606
Mark your calendars!
Saturday Summer Series Notice:
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, some of the Saturday Summer Series events may be cancelled. However, the Town is trying its best to keep these events planned in case we are able to safely move forward this these great events!
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

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: