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2017 Taxes Due 

Reminder: the last day to pay 2017 property taxes without penalty is January 5th, 2018. Taxes must be received or postmarked January 5th. Interest will begin on January 6th at 2%. 

Note Town Hall offices will be closed on Monday, January 1st, 2018.

Posted by Helen Stephens Thursday, December 28, 2017 12:44:00 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

Duke Energy Storm Restoration 

Crews in town assessing damage

The Town has received an update from Duke Energy regarding power outages in several portions of Biltmore Forest. All outages appear to be related to trees falling throughout the Town, and crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to make the necessary repairs that will result in power restoration.

The entire Town is not impacted, so residents who do not have power are urged to contact Duke Energy's power outage hotline at (800) 419-6356 to properly register these outages. You may also view outages in the area and find up to the minute information at this link.

 

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:54:00 PM

Trash Pickup Postponed 

1 Day Delay for Pickup

Due to the debris on and around the Town roadways, garbage and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day. Tuesday scheduled garbage and recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, and Wednesday scheduled garbage and recycling will be picked up on Thursday. 

Posted by Helen Stephens Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:10:00 AM

Hurricane Irma Preparedness 

Editor's Note: This page has been updated as of Friday, September 8th at 11:30a.m.

Town staff continues to watch the forecast for Hurricane Irma and the resulting impact it may have here locally. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center (link below) shows Irma as a tropical depression just northwest of Atlanta at approximately 8am on Tuesday morning. These most recent modelings still have Biltmore Forest and Buncombe County in the cone of uncertainty where the storm may go, but certainly these forecasts are indicating that impacts may be lessened. Please continue to monitor local news agencies and the National Weather Service information systems to stay on top of the storm's movement and progression over the weekend.

An important note: if you have an emergency during this storm event or at any time, please dial 911! The Buncombe County Emergency Operations Center will be fully operational and they will have quicker access to sending out exactly what service may be necessary for your emergency. Calling the local police department number for Biltmore Forest may result in an unintended or unnecessary delay in assistance.

Preparedness Update

Public works crews remain prepared for the storm, and have cleared storm drains, fueled all vehicles and equipment (chainsaws, other small engine apparatuses), and generally are ready to move quickly if needed. Our crews will be available and on-call throughout the event. Similarly, the Police Department is preparing for the event by fueling all vehicles, preparing road blockades/barriers, and having standby reserve officers available during the heaviest portion of the storm. 

Helpful Links

You may find the links below useful as you prepare for the storm as well. The biggest thing to remember is to be prepared. The ReadyNC website below has a guide for emergency kits and proper ways to prepare for the storm. 

National Weather Service (GSP) Severe Weather Briefing Page

ReadyNC Website

National Hurricance Center (Irma Specific Page)

Each of the above websites should update in real time as changes are made to the modeling and forecasts for the storm. It is recommended that you also download the ReadyNC app from the Apple Store or Google Play for your mobile devices. This application will provide updated storm reports as well as road conditions and other emergency information.

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:06:00 PM

New Alert System for Biltmore Forest Residents 

In the next few weeks, the Town will begin rolling out a new emergency alert system called CodeRed. The CodeRed service provides more precisely targeted information for residents based on their location. By registering with the Town through the CodeRed system, residents will have the ability to receive updates in the manner that is most preferable, such as text messages, emails, or phone calls to your mobile device. You may even opt out of non-emergency notifications if you wish. To register your account, simply click the link below.

Click Here to Register!

CodeRed will work on a GIS based system where alerts are tailored to your area. For example, an alert about a water line break which impacts only 8-10 homes would now only be sent to the impacted area. All residents would still receive alerts which impact the entire Town. 

The Town will continue to utilize the Nixle service until CodeRed is fully integrated and operational. We will send out an All-Call to those using the publicly available data, and then provide more information at that time about how citizens may sign up for enhanced and additional CodeRed notifications.

A mobile application for CodeRed is also available and can be found by utilizing the link below.

Mobile Application

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Tuesday, September 5, 2017 11:36:00 AM
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