February 2019   |  Volume 38
Recap of Martin Luther King Jr. Program
The Town held it's first annual program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in January. We would like to thank those who attended and participated in the program: Mayor Al Root, Janet Cress with her performance of the National Anthem, Reverend Deval Mason for the invocation, Angelia Moore for her musical performance, Reverend Louis Grant as keynote speaker, special guest speaker Vivian Conley and Revernd Stuart Lamkin for the benediction.
Left to right: Janet Cress, Angelia Moore, Rev. Stuart Lamkin
Special Guest Vivian Conley
Reverend Louis Grant
Mayor Al Root
Helpful Information from our Police Department regarding Street Vendors
The Police Department received several calls last month concerning door-to-door salespeople. Residents questioned the validity of the business and might have felt concerned. Our ordinance concerning street vendors reads:
“Street   vendor means any itinerant merchant, salesperson, promoter, drummer, peddler or hawker who sells or offers for sale his goods, wares and products from house to house or on the streets and sidewalks of the town for profit.” 
An annual license issued by the town shall be required of all street vendors working within the Town of Weaverville. The license application gathers thorough information about the applicant and describes requirements to be met and followed. The Chief of Police reviews the application and also has the authority to revoke or suspend the license for any violation of provisions.
The ordinance is designed to regulate activity and promote the safety of our citizens. Completing an application encourages cooperation and
accountability, which presents no issues for legitimate businesses. You may ask the salesperson at your door if they have a street vendor’s license and refer them to the Town Hall for an application. If you have further concerns, call the Weaverville Police Department at 828-645-5700 .
Ron Davis
New Police Chief
Ron Davis was sworn in as the Town's new Police Chief in January. Davis served as Assistant Police Chief for the Fletcher Police Department for almost eight years prior to coming to Weaverville. He is a police instructor at Blue Ridge Community College and has had numerous roles in law enforcement during his career, including serving as a police officer, a criminal investigator for the 29B District Attorney’s office, Sheriff’s Department detective and as an international police advisor. Chief Davis holds an advanced law enforcement certification and is a certified criminal investigator. He is also a veteran of the United States Army, where he served in the Army National Guard and as a paratrooper and sergeant of an airborne infantry squadron.
Reggie Ray
New School Resource Officer
Reggie Ray was sworn in as a School Resource Officer with the Weaverville Police Department in January. Officer Reggie Ray was born and raised in Weaverville. He went to Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and obtained two degrees before joining the United States Army. He returned from service and began a law enforcement career in 1989, became a Certified School Resource Officer in 1993, then obtained his Advanced School Resource Officer Certificate in 1999. He brings with him the experience of a long, diverse career in law enforcement as well as a passion for working with children in our community. We look forward to the positive impact he will have on our youngest citizens. 
Trent Duncan Completes LGFCU Fellows Leading for Results Course
CHAPEL HILL, NC – On December 7, 2018, Trent Duncan, Water Resources Superintendent, Town of Weaverville, successfully completed the Leading for Results program at the UNC School of Government as a Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) Fellow. Trent was among 40 individuals from across North Carolina identified as emerging leaders in local government and was selected in a competitive process from among 140 applicants to the program.
The Leading for Results program focuses on organizational leadership. Participants were introduced to models of leadership as well as management and leadership tools and strategies. LGFCU Fellows had the opportunity to gain insight into their individual leadership styles and strengths and practice ways to increase their effectiveness within their organizations
Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning season will be here soon (when winter finally ends). As you clean out your garage, basement, attic or home, just bag the garbage or use your “Toter” garbage container and place it at the street as usual for pickup by the town. 

We want to encourage our citizens to consider a little spring cleaning along the streets in and around town as well. The Public Works staff tries to find time during the winter and early spring months to gather litter along the main roadways into town, such as Weaver Boulevard, Main Street, and Merrimon Avenue, but we do not have time to conduct litter pickups along all town streets. Some of your neighbors have helped by picking up litter along Merrimon Avenue from West Funeral Home to Pizza Hut, and last year collected a total of 41 bags of litter and debris during 2 pickup days in August and December. 
The weeks from now to early April are perfect for finding a spare afternoon to pick up litter along the street where you live. It doesn’t take very long for one or two people to walk along a short street and collect any paper, cans, bottles, junk mail, or items from damaged garbage bags that may have accumulated during the winter. Any litter-filled garbage bags can be placed with your regular garbage for collection by the town on your usual garbage day. We also encourage any group that is part of the Adopt-a-Highway program to schedule a pickup day during the spring. 

To encourage our residents to participate in this town-wide litter pickup effort, the town will be giving away orange garbage bags on a first come-first served basis with a maximum of 5 bags to a customer. The free bags will be available during the months of February and March, or as long as our supply of 250 bags last. Just stop by town hall and tell the office staff on which street you will be picking up litter, and you will receive your 5 orange bags. If you have any questions, you can contact the Public Works Department at (828) 645-0606.

We hope everyone will join in with our efforts to continue Weaverville’s reputation as a beautiful small town in the mountains of Western North Carolina!

~ Contributed by Weaverville Public Works
Consider the Purchase of a Toter 64-Gallon Garbage Can
To assist our crews and help to resolve the issues of overweight cans, the Town has purchased toter garbage cans (pictured here) for re-sale to the public. 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.
For additional information, please call the Public Works Department at (828) 645-0606 and speak with Kara Shea. If you wish to purchase a toter, please come to Town Hall to arrange payment and delivery.

~ Submitted by Weaverville Public Works
Mark your calendars!
7th Annual Chilly Challenge
Lace up your running shoes, grab your winter hat, and join us for the 7th Annual Chilly Challenge 8K & 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, February 23, 2019 . Run or walk with us to benefit North Buncombe Middle School! The chip-timed 8K will start at 10:00 am. The race is on a rolling hill course in beautiful Weaverville, North Carolina. This scenic course starts and finishes at North Buncombe Middle School. There is also an untimed 1-Mile Fun Run beginning at 10:05 am. Race registration includes: a scenic run, a t-shirt, and a post-race chili lunch with cornbread and fixings. 
Register at our website:

~ Submitted by Rebecca Manske, NBMS PTO Volunteer
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

(828) 645-7116

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

Town Council Meetings:
Regular Meetings are held
the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00pm
at Town Hall, 30 South Main Street

Town Council Meeting Agendas & Minutes: