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Boxwood Blight found in Biltmore Forest 

Boxwood blight has recently been confirmed in two locations in Biltmore Forest. This is a pathogen that spreads quickly and is exceptionally difficult to contain. Caution MUST be used when dealing with any boxwoods in the landscape.

Cliff Ruth of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service has prepared the document below that specifically discusses boxwood blight and how it should be handled. The Town urges all residents who have boxwoods on their property to review this document and take heed of the recommended courses of action, particularly as it relates to preventing the spread of the pathogen. Please contact the Buncombe County office of the NC Cooperative Extension office for further information.

Boxwood Blight Management from Cliff Ruth

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, September 7, 2018 12:41:00 PM

Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing 

Tuesday, August 21st at 4pm

The Board of Commissioners will hold a special call meeting to conduct a public hearing. The purpose of the meeting is to receive input from the public regarding installment financing proposals offered for the renovation of the Town's public works building. Any interested parties with questions are invited to contact the Town Hall at (828) 274-0824 for additional information. 

Agenda Packet for August 21, 2018 Special Meeting // Public Hearing

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, August 17, 2018 2:16:00 PM

Board of Commissioners August Meeting Preview 

Meeting Held Tuesday, 8/14 at 4:30 p.m.

The Board of Commissioners will meet for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. The Commission has an extensive agenda for this meeting, including the following.

  1. Consideration of the Tax Settlement for FY18 and the Tax Collection Order for FY19. These documents enable the Town to finalize taxes collected in the prior fiscal year, and authorize the Tax Collector to carry out the collection for FY19.
  2. Consideration of a Water Shortage Response Plan. The Town has presented this plan to the State of NC, and before approval of the plan is finalized the Board must review and consider a resolution approving the Plan.
  3. Consideration of a resolution approving the Town's General Fund Balance Policy. This fiscal policy approval by the Board will formalize the Town's policy toward fund balance, and specify requirements by which the Town's fund balance is allocated and identify the target goals for fund balance percentage.
  4. The Board will consider a proposal from Buckeye Bridge for repair to a bridge on Stuyvesant Road. This bridge was found to need primary maintenance from a biannual inspection conducted by the State of North Carolina. 
  5. The Board will consider a resolution authorizing the Town Manager to file an application with the NC Local Government Commission for an installment financing agreement. The Board will also hold a Public Hearing on 8/21 to review proposals and receive comment from the public regarding the proposed financing plans for the Public Works Building renovation project.
  6. Consideration of a change to the speed limit along the northern section of Vanderbilt Road, and discussion of an implementation plan to incorporate an all way stop at the intersection of Vanderbilt and Cedarcliff Roads.
  7. Discussion of potential amendments to the Town's accessory structure ordinance.
  8. The Town Manager will also provide an update and report on various ongoing projects, and departmental reports will be presented from the Police, Public Works, and Finance Departments. Skyland Fire Department representatives will be in attendance to present the Department's monthly report. 

Agenda Packet

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, August 10, 2018 10:23:00 AM

Town Accepting Pre-Qualification Bids for Public Works Project 

Due by August 1, 2018 to Construction Manager at Risk

Beverly-Grant, the Construction Manager at Risk representing the Town of Biltmore Forest, is seeking to pre-qualify construction trades and specialty contractors to submit bids for furnishing labor, materials, equipment and tools for the Town of Biltmore Forest Public Works Building Renovation project.

The Public Works Building Renovation project will include demolition of interior and exterior structures, a new addition, remodel/renovation of all interior and exterior finishes, including new plumbing/mechanical/electrical systems. The completed facility will create new garage/service bay space, general offices, second story conference room area, and updated ADA access/lift to the building. Total building size is approximately 4,500 sf. Anticipated Project Budget is $1,300,000 with a 9-Month duration.

For more information on the pre-qualification worksheet or additional questions, please follow instructions located on the announcement from Beverly-Grant. 

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, July 13, 2018 1:19:00 PM

4th of July Parade & Picnic in the Park Wednesday, July 4th 

Parade registration begins at 9:00am,

Parade registration ends and judging begins at 9:30pm,***

Awards presented & Invocation at 9:45am

Parade travels to Rosebank Park(between Vanderbilt Road & Park Road) at 9:50am

***Please remember the cut off time to register your child or pet for the parade is 9:30am. We will not accept entries after this time.

Dress in your best patriotic attire. Children can decorate their bicycles and tricycles. Trophies will be awarded for: best costume, best dressed pet, best wheels(tricycles, bicycles, strollers, wagons). The fun will continue at 10am with inflatables, balloon twisting, water fun, cotton candy, sno-cones, ice cream, and hot dogs!

Posted by Laura Jacobs Friday, June 29, 2018 8:58:00 AM

Congratulations to Sgt. Kenny Merritt! 

Sergeant Kenny Merritt graduated from the North Carolina Law Enforcement Leadership Academy on Friday, June 15th.  This training program is a demanding but very rewarding six month program where officers attend 24 hours of training per month for six months.  In addition to the formal classroom setting officers are assigned projects and presentations outside of the classroom for a total of 152 hours of leadership training.  Sergeant Merritt should be commended for his dedication in completing this rigorous program that will enhance his leadership abilities well into the future. 

Posted by Laura Jacobs Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:00:00 PM

June Commissioners Meeting Recap 

Board approved FY18-19 Budget

The Board of Commissioners held their regular monthly meeting on June 12, 2018.The Board approved the FY18-19 budget and a technical services agreement with the Land of Sky Regional Council for planning services. The Board approved the FY18-19 fee schedule with changes that included a new demolition fee and a penalty fee for those conducting land use activities without the appropriate permit. 

The coming year's budget leaves the tax rate level at 33 cents per $100 valuation and does not include a water or sewer rate increase. 

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Thursday, June 14, 2018 3:58:00 PM

June 12th Board of Commissioners Meeting 

Budget Public Hearing Highlights the Agenda

The Town of Biltmore Forest Board of Commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 12th at 4:30pm in the Commissioners Chambers at Town Hall. This month's meeting includes a public hearing scheduled before the Board considers the FY18-19 proposed budget. The Board will also consider changes to the Town's fee schedule for next year, with the only two changes being an additional fee for demolition and a penalty fee for zoning activities performed without a permit. 

The Board will review budget re-allocations for the current fiscal year, a technical services agreement with the Land of Sky Regional Council for planning and code enforcement services, and discuss possible revisions to the Town's accessory structure ordinance. 

For additional information, please select the links below for the full agenda and agenda packet.

June 12, 2018 Agenda

June 12, 2018 Agenda Packet

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, June 8, 2018 3:42:00 PM

Emergency Tree Removal 

Due to an emergency tree removal, Greenwood Road is closed near the intersection of Stuyvesant Road. An uprooted and leaning white oak tree is in the process of being removed.

Posted by Laura Jacobs Friday, June 8, 2018 1:14:00 PM

Brooklawn Park Pond Cleanup 

Work to begin Monday, June 4th

Last fall, the Town contracted with Dragon Fly Pond Works to perform clean up in the Brooklawn Park pond. The pond has received a substantial amount of silt infiltration in the 18 years since it was last dredged and cleaned. The Town contracted with Dragon Fly to perform a geotube removal of the sedimentation that has built up in the pond. 

Sedimentation Build-up in Brooklawn Chase Pond

This geotube removal process is basically specialized dredging work without having to drain the pond. The material is captured in geotubes which are then spread over the ground to dry – this can be done on the pond bank below Hemlock Road. The material dries and is then covered back up with sod. The contractor will remove approximately 2,000 square feet of sedimentation in this area. Where sod is not necessary, the area will be seeded and straw placed on it in order to allow the grass to grow. This work does not require mechanical equipment going into the pond, and as such does not require an Army Corps of Engineers permit. The Town has worked with the Corps previously in the dredging of the pond, and notified them of our intention to restore the pond in this manner.

Please contact the Town's Public Works Director, Terry Crouch, at (828) 274-3919 for any additional information regarding this project. 

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:38:00 AM
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