April 2019   |  Volume 40
Important News about the Town's Waterline Project
The Town of Weaverville is beginning surveying and engineering work on a water line project along Clarks Chapel Road and Ollie Weaver Road in the North Buncombe area. The project totals approximately 17,600 feet in length beginning near the Clarks Chapel Road/Old Mars Hill Highway intersection and follows Clarks Chapel and Ollie Weaver Roads, ending near the CVS store on Monticello Road. Route surveying will begin continue through April, using conventional surveying methods as well as low-level drone flights to supplement the on-ground measurements. The Town is asking travelers along these roads to be aware of potential dangers with survey vehicles and personnel parked on the road shoulders while survey work is in progress.
Anyone may contact the town at 828-645-0606 and speak to Public Works Director Dale Pennell if you have any questions or need additional information, or by email at dale.pennell@weavervillenc.org
French Broad River MPO Requests Your Input on the Metropolitan Transportation Plan
The French Broad River MPO is currently working on its Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the region that will document the region’s vision for its transportation system (highways, transit, bike/ped, freight, i.e., all modes) and prioritize transportation projects and initiatives over the next twenty-five years. This will be a long, comprehensive effort that is expected to finish in the summer of 2020. As part of this effort, we’d like to engage the public and stakeholders early in the process- public input is VERY important in developing this plan. A short survey (3-5 minutes) has been developed to help prioritize goals and identify areas of concern.
To help plan for our region’s transportation future, we want to hear from you- please take our survey and let us know what is most important to you: https://fbrmpomtp2045.metroquest.com/  

~ Submitted by the French Broad River MPO
Officer Dustin Robertson
Welcome to Dustin Robertson , one of our newest Weaverville Police Officers. Officer Robertson was born and raised in Western North Carolina in a large family with three brothers and two sisters. He was interested in becoming a police officer in efforts to help people and make a difference in his community. He completed law enforcement training in December and chose to join the Weaverville Police Department, drawn to the area with hopes to both live and work in a tight-knit town. When he's not working, Officer Robertson enjoys spending time with his two dogs outdoors while he is hiking or fishing. 
Officer Chris Workman
We would also like to welcome Officer T. Chris Workman, who recently joined the Weaverville Police Department. He has been in law enforcement for nearly 14 years, is married, and has four daughters. Officer Workman is a General Instructor and Firearms Instructor for law enforcement officers and also teaches Concealed Weapon Carry Training to the public. He chose to join the Weaverville Police Department because he wants to work in a smaller department where he feels like family. 
Message from our Police Chief
Weaverville Friends and Neighbors,

To begin, I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome! During my first couple of months as Chief of Police, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people in our community. I’ve met business owners, educators, students, community leaders, and homeowners. I’ve joined town meetings, business meetings, enjoyed touring the schools and neighborhoods, and brought my wife to a special event to honor Martin Luther King Jr. I have walked Main Street and eaten some REALLY amazing food.

My door is always open should you come to the Weaverville Police Department. Are you having a neighborhood meeting or public event that I can join? Please get in touch with me -- I would love to speak with you. I hope to see you soon!

--Chief Ron Davis
NBHS Presents the Musical Comedy The Addams Family!
Visit the mysterious and spooky home of The Addams Family as North Buncombe High School students perform this new musical comedy!

Performances will be April 4, 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. and April 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the North Buncombe High School James F. Debruhl Theatre. Advance tickets are available online for $8 (plus fees) at https://northbuncombehs.ticketleap.com/addams/ . At the door, tickets will be $12 for adults and $9 for students, seniors and children.

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family – namely, the Addams’ kids are growing up.
Dark, macabre daughter, Wednesday, has turned eighteen and fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a “normal”, respectable family. To complicate matters, Wednesday has invited the Beinekes to the Addams’ family home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships tested and the Addams family, as well as the Beinekes, will see their lives transformed.

The musical is directed by Rick Webb who is celebrating his 21st year as director of the NBHS drama department.  “I know many people will think a musical about the Addams Family would be very dark, but this is actually one of the most cleverly written, toe-tapping, happy-go-lucky, up-lifting and inspiring musicals that has been produced in a while,” said Webb. “I am excited to present this musical because it has such outlandish and iconic characters put in a very universal scenario. Ultimately this show is about the importance and value of family.”  Musical direction is by Linda Jones.  
Over 80 students will be sharing their talents both on stage, behind the scenes and in the orchestra pit. Money raised from the production will help fund future productions as well as provide supplies, updated technology and educational enrichment opportunities for the theatre program. Visit our Facebook page for more information at https://www.facebook.com/BlackhawkTheatre
The Addams Family
April 4, 5 and 6 at 7pm and April 7 at 2:30pm
North Buncombe High School
James F. Debruhl Theatre located at
890 Clarks Chapel Road, Weaverville, NC

For more information or to become a production sponsor, please contact Rick Webb at (828) 645-4221 or ricky.webb@bcsemail.org .

~ Submitted by Rebecca Manske, NBHS Parent Voluntee
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
Weaverville Tailgate Market
Wednesday, April 3 at 2:30pm is the first Weaverville Tailgate market day! Check them out at their new location at the Reems Creek Nursery at 76 Monticello Road.

Follow the Tailgate Market on Facebook at:
Weaverville Garden Club Programs
To follow our March program on controlling invasive plants, the April program will focus on planting meadows to establish a healthy ecosystem that inhibits invasive growth. The meeting will be on April 9th from 9:30 - 11:45 in the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room. Lectures are free to the community. Donations are welcome.

Meadow Gardening a la Carte  – a slide show and discussion with Randy Burroughs
The art of combining your favorite wildflowers and grasses into a living tapestry is now possible as never before. We’ll look at what meadowing is historically, artistically and ecologically; and discuss the nuances of nature-based gardening. You’ll learn to design, prep the site, buy plants and install your meadow. Birds & butterflies will thank you.
Randy Burroughs is a horticulturist, NC landscape architect and meadow gardener practicing from deep in the mountains above Asheville. His work experience includes the UGA Botanical Gardens,  
City Horticulturist at Greenville SC, Arbor Engineering Inc., and Native Garden Manager at the Botanical Gardens at UNCA. Since 2001 Randy has been in private practice doing site work & native landscape design. He is an earnest student of natural systems and their uses in civilized landscapes.

For more information about our programs and not-for profit organization go to:

~ Submitted by the Weaverville Garden Club
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: