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Planning Commission Meeting 

Wednesday, April 25th at 8:00 a.m.

The Biltmore Forest Planning Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at the Town Hall. The public is invited to attend, and the agenda packet for the meeting is linked below. 

The purpose of this meeting is for the Commission to consider potential ordinance amendments related to accessory structures and land disturbing activity. 

Planning Commission Agenda Packet

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Wednesday, April 18, 2018 11:35:00 AM

April Design Review Board Meeting Cancelled 

Next Meeting Scheduled for May 24th

The Design Review Board meeting scheduled for this Thursday, April 19th has been cancelled. The next Design Review Board meeting will be held Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Monday, April 16, 2018 2:01:00 PM

April Board of Commissioners Meeting 

News and Notes

The Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, April 10th for their regularly monthly meeting. The meeting began with Police Chief Chris Beddingfield being formally sworn in by Mayor George Goosmann.

Mayor George Goosmann and Police Chief Chris Beddingfield
Mayor Goosmann and Police Chief Beddingfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board then reviewed and approved the Town's local water supply plan, approved agreements to conduct a storm water master plan  and a small scale plan for Greenwood Park, and received a final report on the traffic study conducted for Vanderbilt, Stuyvesant, and Hilltop Roads and Ridgefield Place.

Additionally, the Board received an update on the renovations planned for the Town's Public Works Building. Town staff has worked with ClarkNexsen and Beverly-Grant to develop final design documents before beginning construction on this project in late summer. The preliminary rendering and preliminary plans are available for review.

The Board also discussed options related to the implementation of a construction entrance and exit route within the Town limits, and reviewed proposed amendments for the zoning ordinance that will be discussed during a public hearing in May. The Board approved a change to their regular meeting calendar and moved this meeting to May 15th at 4pm. Finally, Commissioner Doris Loomis was appointed to serve as the Board's representative to the Land of Sky Metropolitan Planning Organization. 

 

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, April 13, 2018 3:56:00 PM

Farewell to Officer Josh Jaramillo 

Today we said a farewell to Officer Josh Jaramillo. He will be greatly missed by all. Josh dedicated 10 years to the Biltmore Forest Police Department. He will be exploring new adventures and opportunities in the state of Washington with his girlfriend, Deann. We wish Josh and Deann the very best!

 

Chief Chris Beddingfield & Officer Josh Jaramillo

Posted by Laura Jacobs Thursday, March 29, 2018 4:43:00 PM

Town Announces New Police Chief 

The Town of Biltmore Forest is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Beddingfield as its new Chief of Police. Beddingfield was a finalist for the position when previously open. Beddingfield has worked with outgoing Chief T.J. Bates to ensure a smooth transition for the Town, Department, and its officers. Bates is leaving the department for an opportunity with another law enforcement agency. Chief Bates accomplished a great deal during his tenure, including leading the Department to become the first National Missing and Exploited Child Readiness Program certified law enforcement agency in North Carolina. Chief Bates created a new inventory system for the Department, dramatically increased the training opportunities and requirements for officers, and revised and updated all policies and procedures. The Town is appreciative of his hard work and dedication and wishes him continued success in the future.

Beddingfield has served as the Chief of Police in Columbus, N.C. since 2011, and joined the Columbus Police Department in 2007. Prior to 2007, Beddingfield served in various capacities for the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, including Captain of Investigations, training instructor, and Emergency Response Team leader. Beddingfield began his career in law enforcement as a Public Safety Officer at the Asheville Regional Airport in 1990.

Beddingfield has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke, a Bachelor of Science degree from Gardner-Webb University, and received his Basic Law Enforcement Training from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. In addition, Beddingfield has also completed the West Point Leadership College, North Carolina State Law Enforcement Executive Program, FBI Command College, and holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the State of North Carolina, among other certifications. He received the Region C Law Enforcement Executive of the Year Award in 2012.

The Town is thankful for the work and improvements made under Chief Bates and excited to welcome Chief Beddingfield to Biltmore Forest.

Press Release

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:07:00 PM

Effective January 1, 2018 Town Hall Social Room Closed  

Effective January 1, 2018, the social room at the Town Hall will no longer be available to rent for social functions for an undetermined period while construction begins on the Public Works building. 

Posted by Laura Jacobs Wednesday, December 13, 2017 4:25:00 PM

Board of Adjustments Recessed Meeting 

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 4pm

The Board of Adjustments meeting scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2017 had to be recessed due to a lack of quorum prior to the final two items being considered. The Board of Adjustments Chairman recessed the meeting until Monday, December 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The final two agenda items will be considered at that date and time.

December 18, 2017 Recessed Meeting Agenda (Final Two Items)

Please contact the Town Hall if you have any questions.

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:02:00 AM

CodeRED Notification System Test  

Town will conduct test at 2pm, November 8th

The Town of Biltmore Forest is pleased to offer its residents a new community alert notification system. Over the past few months, Town staff has worked with the CodeRED team to fine tune our data and mapping for notifications. To finalize this process, the Town and CodeRED will conduct a test "all-call" on Wednesday, November 8th beginning at 2pm. This all-call will specify that the notification is simply a test; there is no action that must be taken on your part. This all-call will allow the CodeRED engineers the ability to optimize the Town's calls to its citizens and provide the most effective alert notification system.

As a reminder, if you have not signed up for your CodeRED account yet, you can still do so by clicking on the link below. All publicly available data is provided to the Town, but by signing up and selecting how you would like to receive alerts and notifications, citizens will be able to enhance the way they are notified by the Town.

CodeRED Information

CodeRED Sign up

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Tuesday, November 7, 2017 4:41:00 PM

Special Joint Meeting Of The Biltmore Forest Board of Commissioners and Board of Adjustment 

Monday, October 16, 2017 2:30 P.M.

A special call joint meeting of the Biltmore Forest Board of Commissioners and Biltmore Forest Board of Adjustment will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 2:30 PM. This meeting will be held in the Commissioners Chambers of the Biltmore Forest Town Hall. The purpose of this meeting is for the Board of Commissioners and Board of Adjustments to discuss accessory structures within the Town.

Please contact Biltmore Forest Town Hall with any additional questions or for more information.

Posted by Laura Jacobs Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:08:00 AM

Town Code of Ordinances Updated 

Supplement S-1 Available Online

Supplement S-1 of the Town's Code of Ordinances is now available online. This Code of Ordinances, which comprises both the general Town Code and Zoning Ordinance, includes ordinance amendments that were passed since the original recodification was completed in August 2016. 

The Town Code of Ordinances and those ordinances passed within the past year are available for review by clicking the link below.

Supplement S-1, Town Code of Ordinances

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:00:00 AM
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