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Town of Weaverville
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Governor Cooper's Executive Order 209
Governor Cooper announced Executive Order 209 recently. This Order eased the statewide outdoor mask mandate and mass gathering limits effective Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5:00pm and will remain in effect through June 1, 2021 at 5:00pm.

Here are some of the key points:

  • Under the new Executive Order, masks will still be required indoors but are no longer mandated outdoors. Masks are still strongly recommended outdoors by NCDHHS in crowded areas and higher risk settings where social distancing is difficult. 

  • Executive Order No. 209 will also increase mass gathering capacity limits. The number of people who may gather indoors will increase from 50 to 100 and the number of people who may gather outdoors will increase from 100 to 200.

  • Occupancy limits currently in place will remain the same.
Purchase a piece of Weaverville's History!
Thanks to the craftsmanship of Jim Proffitt, local artist, you can now purchase a lazy susan or step stool made from the wormy chestnut removed from the former Community Center! Please note that there are limited quantities of these items and you must call Town Hall at (828) 645-7116 or stop by during regular business hours to make your purchase. All proceeds from the lazy susans and step stools go towards the Town's fundraising efforts for the new Weaverville Community Center at Dottie Sherrill Knoll.
Message from the Weaverville Police Department
Operation Medicine Drop

It was an incredibly rainy and cold day on Saturday, April 24, but Weaverville Police Sergeant Andy Mace and Chief of Police Ron Davis braved the elements for this year's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This initiative, which is one of several strategies to reduce prescription drug abuse, offers a safe way to dispose of unused and unwanted medications. A number of collection sites were set up across the nation to offer a free, anonymous disposal service. Despite the harsh conditions, the Weaverville Police Department collected 46.4 lbs. of medicine for destruction. 
There is now a year-round drop-off location in the lobby of the Weaverville Police Department. If not able to attend a Take-Back event, consumers should be able to dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused medicines as quickly as possible to help reduce accidental or intentional overdoses or illegal abuse by dropping them off. The dropbox is in the lobby of the police department at 30 South Main Street. Access to the lobby is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 
Land Development Regulations Update
Mark your calendars
Summer Full of Life Blood Drive
The Town of Weaverville will be hosting a blood drive in the Town Hall community room at 30 South Main Street, Weaverville on Wednesday, May 26 from 10:30am - 2:30pm. Please call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter Weaverville to schedule your appointment today!
Celebrate Arbor Day
The Town of Weaverville will be holding its annual Arbor Day program on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 11:00am in the Main Street Nature Park. The Town will be honoring the legacy of Mary "Bett" Stroud, former Mayor and Town Council member. The public is invited to attend this important observance. Mark your calendars!
Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget
The fiscal year 2021-2022 proposed budget is scheduled to be presented to Town Council on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:00pm via Zoom at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85948891960
This is a public meeting and the Mayor and Town Council welcome and encourage residents' viewing.

The required public hearing on the fiscal year 2021-2022 budget is scheduled for Monday, May 24, 2021 at 6:00pm. This public hearing will be held in person at Town Hall, located at 30 South Main Street, Weaverville. Weaverville residents are encouraged to attend and participate.
Welcome to the Weaverville Center for Creative & Healthy Living!
Grand OpeningThe Weaverville Center for Creative & Healthy Living (WCCHL) is a groundbreaking initiative that will kick off on Monday, August 2, 2021, bringing innovative health and wellness programming to Weaverville’s new Community Center located on Lakeshore Drive overlooking scenic Lake Louise. 
What is WCCHL? WCCHL was initiated by a diverse group of Weaverville-based volunteers in collaboration with Mayor Al Root and key town staff with the goal of offering creative, educational programs to enhance body, mind, and spirit for all local townsfolk. The wellness focus will be articulated by newly formed stakeholder groups representing the many diverse segments of our town, from seniors, families, children and merchants to artisans, musicians, and ethnic and racial groups. Leaders from each group will sit on an Advisory Council, which in turn will bring their respective groups’ ideas to the WCCHL Board of Directors. The Board will review each request and in turn, invite local subject matter experts to engage us as they teach, coach, instruct and inspire us all.
Why Creative & Healthy Living?  Decades of research within the social and medical sciences have addressed the importance of a well-balanced lifestyle to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual health. With the grand opening of the new Community Center in July of this year, we will have a beautiful and versatile facility in which to gather as townsfolk. There, the WCCHL will bring programming to encourage balance in our health, intellectual, and creative pursuits.
Why Weaverville? As part of a growing community that quarantined for the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us put our social support systems on hold, preempting close contact with our family members, friends and neighbors to which we were accustomed. Now, with vaccinations widespread, the new Community Center will provide an extended family room where we can gather, share, learn, exercise and be social with our neighbors. 
How to Get Involved. The WCCHL Board of Directors wants to hear your ideas and suggestions on how best to serve our townsfolk. We want to know what interests you and your neighbors. Here’s how you can participate:

  • Volunteer to be vocal member of our stakeholder groups; 
  • Lend your musical talents to our Music on the Back Porch programs; 
  • Teach your craft and get our creative juices flowing; 
  • Retell the stories that keep alive the history of Weaverville & the Blue Ridge Mountains; 
  • Coach us to keep fit and teach us dances to keep us agile and smiling;
  • Help articulate the social needs or health disparities of our fellow townsfolk;
  • Think about multigenerational activities that will bring all of us together; and
  • Above all, embrace a sense of community wellness that we will spread throughout town.
How to Contact Us. Send an email to: wcchl@weavervillenc.org. Leave us your name, contact information, what time of day to best reach you, and mention how you want to get involved. A member of the Board of Directors will contact you shortly thereafter. Simple… we can hardly wait to hear from you.
Be well,
Thomas M. Balestrieri
Chairperson, Board of Directors
Weaverville Center for Creative & Healthy Living (A Not-for-Profit, 501(c)(3), educational corporation)
Town Elected Officials & Contact Information
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

Town Hall Physical Location:
30 South Main Street, Weaverville, NC

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 338, Weaverville, NC 28787

(828) 645-7116

Town Hall Business Hours:
8:30am - 5:00pm
(closed from 12:30-1:30pm)

Town Council Meetings:
4th Monday of each month at 7:00pm