Posts From July, 2017

New Kiosk to Dispose of Medications 

Located at Biltmore Forest Police Department

Communities throughout the United States are pitching in to protect children from inadvertent drug ingestion or drug abuse, and to keep citizens safe from contaminated drinking water resulting from flushing, trashing or tossing of expired or unused prescription drugs. 

With the assistance of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), the Biltmore Forest Police Department has implemented a collection system that provides a simple way for individuals to safely dispose of unused or expired medications.  Effective July 27, 2017, citizens are now able to bring their expired or unused medications to the Biltmore Forest Police Department and dispose of them in a secure Kiosk in the lobby of the police department.  Citizens should notify the desk officer on duty, who will then unlock the door to “pitch in” the medications. The medications collected will be disposed of on a quarterly basis by the North Carolina SBI. 

For additional information, contact the BFPD at (828) 274-0822 or drop by the Police Department.

What Can Be Accepted?

YES

All expired, unused or unwanted controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter medications, including pet medications. Liquid medications can only be accepted if they are tightly capped.

NO

Regulated Medical Waste, Sharps, Syringes, Thermometers, Hazardous Waste, Aerosols, Illicit Drugs, or Commercial Waste.  

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:20:00 AM

New Ordinances regarding Fences and Walls 

Ordinance Took Effect July 1, 2017

Following a public hearing on June 20, 2017, the Biltmore Forest Board of Commissioners approved amendments to the Town's accessory structure ordinance related to fences and walls.

The ordinance, as amended and approved, is included in its entirety below. Those wishing to make application to the Board of Adjustments for ANY fence should refer to the newly adopted ordinance for guidelines on whether the fence is allowable as a conditional use, or whether it is disallowed specifically by this ordinance. For questions, please contact the Town Hall at (828) 274-0824.

Accessory Structure Ordinance Amendment

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Saturday, July 1, 2017 1:34:00 PM