March 2019   |  Volume 39
The Town of Weaverville is in the process of updating its comprehensive land use plan which provides guidance to Town Council in its decisions concerning development within the Town. Mayor Root and Town Council would like to receive as much community input on land use as possible during the development of the updated plan.

Citizens are encouraged to attend information and public input sessions on land use. Such session are scheduled for Thursday, March 21 st from 12 pm to 3 pm and on Tuesday, March 26 th from 5 pm to 8 pm, both in the Community Room at Town Hall, 30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC. Upon request Town staff will also be scheduling information and input sessions for organized groups during the month of April.

Topics to be discussed will include: demographics, growth, water, residential development, commercial and industrial development, streets and sidewalks, subdivisions, local and regional trends. Information on the comprehensive land use plan and land use topics is available on the Town's website at .

Citizens can also submit comments by email to or by bringing written comments to Town Hall. Citizens wishing to discuss land use in person or to schedule a session for an organized group can do so by contacting the following:

Planning Director James Eller
(828) 484-7002
Town Attorney Jennifer Jackson
(828) 484-7003
The Town's Team Spotlight this month introduces Lori Edwards , who recently began in her position as a Finance Specialist within Administration. Lori, husband and three children have lived in Weaverville for over 25 years. She has worked in office administration for over 20 years. She enjoys reading, working with her flowers and spending time with her family and her Chihuahua, Gonzo. Lori says she loves Weaverville and the advantages of living in our beautiful small town that offers wonderful shops, restaurants and parks.

Welcome to the team, Lori!
Time to Change your Smoke Detector Batteries
It is that time of year again and we will have another time change on March 10, 2019. With each time change we would like to remind you to change your smoke detector batteries.The National Fire Protection Association stresses to change your smoke detector batteries at a minimum of once per year. However, the Weaverville Fire Department recommends changing smoke detector batteries at least twice per year, as the 9-volt batteries used in smoke detectors are not used frequently and many times are left in a drawer for months prior to use. With changing your smoke detector batteries twice per year and performing the replacement each time change, you can create a routine that becomes second nature and ensures you do not forget! As you read through the included flyer please not the
recommended replacement of the entire smoke detector every 10 years.Please be fire safe and
remember the Weaverville Fire Department is always available and willing to answer all questions and concerns relating to our communities’ fire safety.

Contributed by the Weaverville Fire Department
Congratulations Mason!
Mason Daniel Freelan of Weaverville achieved the rank of Eagle Scout January 26 at his Court of Honor ceremony held at GracePoint
Woodland Hills Church. Mason is the son of
Brian and Christina Freelan. He is a member of Troop No. 15 of the SoQua District.

To earn the rank of Eagle, a Scout must earn at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate leadership and community service by organizing and carrying out of an Eagle Project. Mason has earned 26 merit badges and obtained his Eagle at the age of 14. Only 4% of boys who join scouting go on to get their Eagle rank. This makes him one of the youngest in scouting to obtain the rank of Eagle.

For his project, Mason built a fire pit for the youth of GracePoint Woodland Hills Church as well as repainting the hand rails of their education building.

Mason attends North Buncombe Middle School, where he is a member of the tennis team, FCCLA and Hawks for Christ.
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 Garden Club Program
On Tuesday, March 12, The Garden Club of Weaverville presents a program on:

Our speaker will be Bob Gale of MountainTrue, where he is the Ecologist and Public Lands Director. Bob heads the organization’s non-native invasive species program.
Please join us at 9:30 AM at the Community Room of Town Hall, on Main Street. Our meetings are free and open to the public. Further information can be found at:
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: