April 2020 |  Volume 52
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.

  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.
  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
Introducing Senior Officer Burrell
Senior Officer Burrell has been with the Weaverville Police Department for 14 years. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 15 years and they have two sons. The family enjoys working on their small, hobby farm complete with goats, chickens, rabbits, dogs, and fruits and vegetable gardens. In addition to his regular responsibilities within the police department, Senior Officer Burrell is a field training officer, the traffic speed/data analyst, a Governor's Highway Safety officer, one of the Weaverville ABC officers, the department's field investigator and the quartermaster. "Officer Burrell brings with him to our department his easy-going demeanor, dedication to teamwork, a curious and observant nature, and love for the Town of Weaverville," said Lt. Somer Oberlin. "We are honored to work with him." 

The Town of Weaverville appreciates you Officer Burrell! Thank you for your service!
Lake Louise Fishing Pier
As the community may be aware, the Town of Weaverville has partnered with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) to build a handicap accessible floating dock/fishing pier on Lake Louise. This is being built as part of the NCWRC Community Fishing Program whereby they will continue stocking the Lake with trout to promote fishing and make it enjoyable for all. More information on the Community Fishing Program can be found here: https://www.ncwildlife.org/Fishing/Learn-Resources/Programs/Community-Fishing-Program
April 1 is U.S. Census Day!
April 1st is Official Census Day
April 1 st is the official US Census Day and is being observed nationwide. The Mayor has proclaimed April 1 st as Census Day in the Town of Weaverville.

By this date, every home should have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should 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!
Mark your calendars!
Earth Day is April 22
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Weeks after the first Earth Day event was held in 1970, Congress passed three laws: the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act. These laws protect drinking water, wild lands, and wild animals. Earth Day now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. The Mayor has proclaimed April 22, 2020, as Earth Day in the Town of Weaverville, and we proudly join with the many jurisdictions representing over 500 million people who will celebrate Earth Day this year!
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: