November 2019   |  Volume 47
Weaverville’s 2019 Veterans Day Observance
Weaverville’s Veterans Day Observance will be held on November 11 th at 11:00 AM at the Weaverville Town Hall.

The guest speaker will be Joe Root, former Captain U. S. Army. Joe graduated from West Point and then served in Germany and Vietnam, where he was a Company Commander. Among other decorations, Joe received the Bronze Star
with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Purple Heart. He also Completed Airborne and Ranger training. 

Also participating will be The Land of Sky Chorus and Rev. Skip Gilliken from the First Presbyterian Church, Weaverville.

Please join us in honoring our veterans.
Interested in Entering a Float in the Weaverville Christmas Parade?
The Town of Weaverville will host its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The parade begins at 1:00pm. All parade entries will line up and sign in at the command post located on the first road on the left off the Dula Springs Road entrance to North Buncombe Middle School at 11:00am. There is no charge for entries and trophies will be awarded to the three best floats. Anyone interested in being in the parade should contact Parade Chairperson, Dottie Sherrill at (828) 645-7579.
Introducing Demitri Fiscus!
Please welcome Weaverville Police Department’s newest officer, Demitri Fiscus. Demitri is originally from St. Petersburg, Florida and moved to North Carolina at a young age. Demitri has lived in Weaverville for the last 12 years. He attended North Buncombe Middle School and High School. After graduating from North Bucombe High School, Demitri attended Western Carolina University (WCU) . Demitri worked for the Asheville Police Department after graduating from WCU. During his free time he enjoys working out at the gym, spending time with his dog, and remodeling his cabin.

We’re excited to have you and excited to say, “Welcome to Team Weaverville” Demitri!  
Get Your Toter at Town Hall!
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
News from Public Works
New water fountain at Lake Louise!
In our continuing efforts to improve our town’s parks, the Public Works staff recently installed a new water fountain along the walking trail at Lake Louise Park. This fountain is located near the restrooms, where the walking trail around the park intersects with the crosswalk from Highland Street. With its location near the trail intersection and playground, this should be a welcome addition at the park for walkers, runners, children and parents.

Leaf mulch is still available!
In October, the Public Works Department began advertising that it has a good supply of aged, decomposed leaves from previous years of leaf collections. Although 20 or so citizens have taken advantage of the free mulch, there remains quite a bit of this material ready for use on gardens, landscaping, or lawn top dressing. Anyone interested can visit the Public Works Facility at 8am during the week and we will load the free mulch on your truck or trailer.
Leaf pickup season has arrived!
With the arrival of fall comes our leaf collection season. From October 17 through December 13, Public Works staff will be collecting leaves that are raked to the curb or edge of the street. This collection is scheduled with the goal to pick up leaves throughout town every week; however, amount of fallen leaves, weather for raking, equipment maintenance, and other issues sometimes affects the schedule. Town residents are asked to rake only leaves to the curb for pickup by our vacuum trucks – limbs, children’s toys, dead shrubbery, and other larger items can clog or break the vacuum mechanism and cause delays in meeting our goal of weekly pickup.
Left: Leaf collection Right: New water fountain at Lake Louise Park
The Town of Weaverville hosts an annual Citizens' Academy to promote open dialogue and provide the community with education about the workings of town government. Any resident is welcome to participate. The curriculum covers current town programs, services, policies, procedures, plus a "behind the scenes" look at how Weaverville's government operates.

The Weaverville Citizens' Academy offers citizens insight into how the town functions with workshop sessions led by town department heads, town staff, and elected officials.Most sessions are held at the given department, which allows department staff to provide a tour. An overview of the department functions, along with a question-and-answer session at the end of each program are also part of each session.

Students of the Weaverville Citizens' Academy are given a foundation of knowledge regarding town government and services. This foundation and interaction with the town's key department staff creates a stronger, informed community, which makes it easier for the town government to function smoothly. Sessions are held once per month, January through July, every third Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. The award of certificates and final wrap-up of the annual Weaverville Citizens' Academy is held in July.

In order to graduate, participants are expected to attend at least five of the seven sessions and attend one Weaverville Town Council meeting. Application to the program is required. Applications may be sent to Weaverville Town Manager Selena Coffey via mail at P.O. Box 338, Weaverville, NC 28787, or via email at Applications may also be hand-delivered to the Weaverville Town Hall, 30 South Main Street.

Upcoming Community Events
Garden Club of Weaverville Presents:

Protecting & Preserving the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Garden Club of Weaverville invites the public to their November 12 meeting at 9:30am in the Town Hall Community Room for a program on Protecting & Preserving the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The speaker for the program will be Carolyn Ward, CEO of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation ( ). She will talk about Foundation projects and programs to help ensure the Blue Ridge Parkway is protected now and into the future.
Carolyn's distinguished career has spanned three decades from field interpreter at Hungry Mother
State Park to CEO of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Foundation. She was born in the Blue Ridge
Mountains in Southwestern Virginia, graduated
from Emory and Henry College, and received her Master’s degree and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in Forestry. She is a decorated professor, award-winning researcher and author whose life’s work has been dedicated to building bridges and making connections. 
Chilly Challenge 2020
8k Race and 1-Mile Chili Chase
Leap Day, February 29
Make your leap day 2020 memorable by signing up for the 8th annual Chilly Challenge 8K Race & 1-Mile Chili Chase Fun Run and Chili Cook-off in Weaverville, NC!   Runners will enjoy a brisk scenic run and post-race celebration that includes a tasty chili lunch, live music and fantastic prizes. For runners and walkers of all ages, this event is hosted by the North Buncombe Middle School PTO and presented by TS Orthodontics to raise funding for the school. 

The chip timed 8K race takes place on a rolling hills course with start and finish on the school campus.  Sign up by February 15th and save! The 8K entry fees are $35 for adults and $20 for students. The 8K fees increase $5 on February 16th. The 1-Mile Chili Chase entry fee is $15. Runners will warm up after the race with a chili lunch including cornbread and fixings. Free t-shirts are guaranteed for all participants who register by February 5th. Spectators can purchase a chili lunch for $5. For more detailed event information and to register, go to .

Mark those calendars, recruit your running buddies, and plan to RUN, EAT & CELEBRATE with us!
Chilly Challenge 8K Race & 1-Mile Chili Chase and Chili Cook-off
51 N. Buncombe School Road, Weaverville NC (NBMS school campus)
Leap Day, Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10:00am

More Info:

Interested in sponsoring, volunteering, donating or entering the Chili Cook-off?
Contact: Kellie Lynch, Event Director
Phone: (828)713-8911
Town of Weaverville
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: Town Council Agendas and Minutes