May 2019   |  Volume 41
Memorial Day Observance
Noon, Monday, May 27, 2019
Lake Louise Park
A Memorial Day Observance will be held at Lake Louise Park in Weaverville at Noon on Monday May 27. The guest speaker will be Ron Davis, Weaverville Chief of Police. Prior to his 30 years in law enforcement, Ron was a paratrooper in the U. S. Army. He spent 3 years on active duty and had tours of duty in the Sinai Peninsula with the 82nd Airborne Division, completing his service as a Sergeant. Later he was a civilian police advisor attached to any Army Military Police unit in Mosul, Iraq and was also a police advisor in Herat, Afghanistan. The program will also include the North Buncombe High School Navy Junior ROTC,
the Weaverville Police Department Rifle Squad, the Weaverville Fire Department playing taps, and Howard Dusenbery on the bagpipe. Please join us. 
New Projects in the Nature Park
The citizens of Weaverville are lucky to have such a treasure as the Main Street Nature Park, just one block off the downtown section of Main Street. This seven acre park is designed for passive recreation, and is enjoyed by young and old alike for its walking paths, benches, picnic tables, bird watching, nature education, and quietness in the middle of our busy town. Recent decisions by town officials to proceed with improvements within the park are designed to improve safety and bring more enjoyment to the park. 

First, a new set of stairs from the municipal (clock) parking lot began construction on April 30 using a local contractor, and will replace the narrow, steep trail steps that are currently used. These new stairs will be five feet wide and constructed of composite treads and handrails made of recycled materials. These stairs will be located at the lower end of the lot and will connect with the upper park trail. Work is expected to be completed by June 1 and three parking spaces within the lot may be temporarily closed during construction. Also, the existing stairs will be closed during construction but access to the park will continue from the trailhead behind town hall or from the Pine Street park entrance. A section of trail adjoining the construction will be closed but the remainder of the park will be open as usual.

Second, the town has plans to promote downtown and the nature park by hosting a series of traditional music concerts during the summer. On the second Saturday evening of June, July, August and September, residents and visitors will be invited to the free open-seated concert in the park’s meadow off Pine Street at 6:00pm. To prepare for these concerts, the town is constructing a small 20’ x 20’ stage at the lower end of the meadow, facing up towards the sculpture and kiosk that are near the Pine Street parking area. A canopy tent will cover the stage during the concerts and underground power will
serve the musicians as they perform. Construction on the stage will begin during the first week of May and should be completed by June 1. An orange safety fence will surround the stage area during construction but the remainder of the park will be open.

We ask that anyone using the park to be careful in the vicinity of these construction projects during the next few weeks. We hope the addition of these stairs and stage will enhance everyone’s experience as they enjoy this jewel in the center of town. Questions regarding these projects may be directed to town hall at 645-7116 or the Public Works Department at 645-0606.

~ Submitted by Weaverville Public Works
Introducing Morgan Worley
The Town’s Team Spotlight this month introduces Morgan Worley , who recently began in her position as a Finance Specialist within Administration. Morgan and her husband are lifelong residents of Madison County. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with her family and her Maltipoo, Ollie. Morgan says she enjoys being closer to home and getting to learn more about the Weaverville area.  

We welcome you, Morgan, and are grateful to have you on our team!
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:  

~ Submitted by the French Broad River MPO
Land of Sky Regional Council Asks For Input on Broadband Access
Land of Sky Regional Council has asked us to help in getting the word out about their Broadband survey. This is part of Phase Two of WNGN project. Phase one is going well and RiverStreet Telecom is working with Hendersonville, Laurel Park, Fletcher and Biltmore Forest in evaluating the potential of expanding into their communities. Phase two is aimed at underserved areas in Asheville, and the counties of Buncombe, Madison, Henderson and Transylvania.

In phase two, Land of Sky Regional Council staff is helping counties and cities with demand aggregation. This process will help identify areas of the county or city that could have potential for new/better service providers as well as unserved areas that might be windows for public funding
Here is a link to the Land of Sky survey:
For questions about this survey please contact Sara:
Sara Nichols, Regional Planner
Land of Sky Regional Council of Governments
A Note from the
Weaverville Fire Department
The Weaverville Fire Department encourages each person to always be conscious of fire safety in their immediate surroundings and to always control the factors that you have control over to help lessen and mitigate the impacts of the uncontrollable when they occur. As an addition to the checklist please remember to change smoke alarm batteries at each time change or twice a year minimum on your own schedule. We also recommend a 2 to 5-pound extinguisher rated for cooking fires be located in all cooking areas of your home. A “BC” rated extinguisher would be the minimum for ordinary combustibles and ignitable liquids (such as grease or cooking oil) but “ABC” would be more highly recommended as it would also aide with electrical fires involving counter top appliances in the kitchen. As always please feel free to contact the station with any questions or needs you may have about making your home and your surroundings fire safe.
~ Submitted by the Weaverville Fire Department
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
Visit the Weaverville Tailgate Market! At the market, you will find the following vendors and items:

Dogwood Cottage Baking; Little Creek Nursery
Simple Bread; Sister of Mother Earth; Ivy Creek Family Farm; Fermenti; Sweet Brine'd Fermented Foods; Visual Dialogue; Balm Mtn Soap; Brockwood Furniture; Dillingham Family Farm; Fox Run Farm and Rabbitry

~ Submitted by the Weaverville Tailgate Market
Weaverville Garden Club Program
We hope you will join
The Garden Club of Weaverville
for Our May Meeting
Program: Growing & Using Culinary Herbs
with Phil Roudebush  

Tuesday, May 14th at 9:30 am
In the Weaverville Town Hall Community Room
[30 South Main Street]

Herbs are commonly grown in gardens and containers for a variety of uses. This presentation will provide general information about growing and using herbs with a focus on those used for culinary purposes. Ideas about how to process and use culinary herbs year-round will also be discussed including recipes for making various types of herb pesto, vinegar, butter, rubs and oils.
Phil is a native of Indiana and is a retired veterinarian. In the past, Phil enjoyed maintaining a large vegetable garden, herb garden, pumpkin
patch, water garden and a 30-acre native grass
hay pasture. He was an Extension Master Gardener in Shawnee County, Kansas before moving to Asheville four years ago and is an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer in Buncombe County.

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: