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Duke Energy Targeted Underground Program 

The Town has requested for Duke Energy to consider burying power lines throughout Biltmore Forest. Duke Energy has informed the Town that they intend to begin design on a targeted underground program within the next few weeks. The result of this design process is that Duke Energy engineers will be in and around the Town and on individual properties analyzing existing power services. These engineers will have Duke Energy credentials and be authorized to review the power systems in and around the Town. If the targeted underground program commences, construction is not likely to begin until the summer of 2020.

Duke Energy representatives will be present at the Board of Commissioner's next meeting on July 9th at 4:30 p.m. to discuss this project. The local Duke Energy representative for this project is Landon Williams. Mr. Williams may be reached at (828) 275-1965. For more information on the targeted underground program, please visit Duke Energy's website at this link

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, July 5, 2019 4:02:00 PM

Vanderbilt Road/Cedarcliff Road All-Way Stop Implementation 

All-Way Stop Begins Monday, July 29th

The Town is implementing a traffic change at the intersection of Cedarcliff and Vanderbilt Roads. On Monday, July 29, 2019, this intersection will change to an all way stop. This means that traffic on both Cedarcliff and Vanderbilt Roads must come to a complete stop at this intersection.

The Town is changing the traffic pattern at this intersection due to the limited line of sight for vehicles traveling on Cedarcliff Road (from either direction). The Police Department has responded to accidents and many “near-misses” in this location. The Town understands this is a dramatic change in the traffic pattern along Vanderbilt Road. The Town engaged an engineering firm to prepare a detailed schedule for the implementation of this change and provide recommendations on meeting state and federal requirements for notice and signage related to this change. 

Significant signage, including electronic message boards, will be placed along Vanderbilt Road before the full implementation of this change to alert motorists to the change. The first message boards will be placed on Vanderbilt Road Monday, July 8, 2019. One week before the all way stop implementation, additional temporary signage will be installed detailing when the change will occur. On implementation day (Monday, July 29, 2019), more temporary signage will be installed and the Town's Police Department will maintain a heavy presence in the area to ensure that all drivers are aware of the changed traffic pattern.

The Town previously notified residents via the newsletter in June. On Monday, July 1, 2019, the Town implemented a reduced speed limit in this section of Vanderbilt Road. This reduced speed limit is another segment of the traffic mitigation plan for this section of Vanderbilt Road.

Please feel free to contact the Biltmore Forest Town Hall or Police Department with any questions or concerns. 

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, July 5, 2019 3:51:00 PM

Vanderbilt Road Speed Limit Changes 

Reduced Speed Limit in Effect Beginning July 1

The Town Board of Commissioners approved a reduction in the speed limit on Vanderbilt Road, north of the intersection with Busbee Road, at their June meeting.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: The speed limit in this area will be reduced from 35 mph to 25 mph effective July 1, 2019. A map of the speed limit reduction zone is included for review below.

A section of Vanderbilt Road (near the Interstate 40 bridge to Biltmore Village) will remain 35 mph as posted. 

25 MPH Reduced Speed Zone

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Monday, June 24, 2019 9:31:00 AM

Thursday, July 4th Independence Day Children's Parade 10am-12pm 

Please join us on Thursday, July 4th for the Town's annual Independence Day parade! Dress in your best patriotic attire! The day begins meeting outside the Town Hall to march in the parade. Parade registration will begin at 8:45am and the cutoff time to register is 9:30am. No entries will be accepted after 9:30am. Trophies will be awarded for Best Individual Costume, Best Group Costume, and Best Wheels(bicycles, tricycles, wagons, etc.) Please make sure to line up in the correct registration line so the judges can get your information. The awards will be presented and the parade will march to Rosebank Park at 9:50am. We will provide hot dogs, watermelon, cotton candy, sno-cones, and ice cream. There will also be inflatables, balloon twisting, and the Skyland Fire Department will provide a fire truck with water fun! The event ends at 12pm. At the park, there will also be a small car show. If you would like to exhibit a collector car(preferably over 20 years old) or motorcycle please contact Tom Young 232-7080 or Paul Zimmerman 774-5006. 

Posted by Laura Jacobs Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:30:00 AM

FY 19-20 Budget Information 

Public Hearing to be held Tuesday, June 11

The Town of Biltmore Forest Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed fiscal year 2019-2020 budget on Tuesday, June 11th at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the hearing and express any concerns or questions regarding the budget proposal for the coming fiscal year.

A copy of the proposed budget may be found by visiting the link below.

FY19-20 Budget Message and Proposal

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:23:00 AM

Spreading their wings 

Our fledgling hawks have been learning to fly. Until they master flying they are staying close to Town Hall, under and in the landscaping. Please use the back entrance for the next week or two, as the mother hawk is watchful of her fledglings. 

For pictures of Vandi (Vanderbilt) and Stuy (Stuyvesant) please go to the photo gallery.

Posted by Helen Stephens Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:30:00 PM

Board of Commissioners Meeting Information 

Regular Meeting to be held Tuesday, May 14

The Town of Biltmore Forest Board of Commissioners will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 14th. The agenda and associated information can be found by following this link

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, May 10, 2019 3:50:00 PM

Boxwood Blight Information 

The Town hosted Dr. Sara Villani from NC State's Cooperative Extension Service on Monday, March 11th for a presentation on boxwood blight. Dr. Villani spoke at length about the boxwood blight issue and provided information for the public on identification, treatment, and how to prevent the spread of boxwood blight.

A copy of Dr. Villani's presentation can be found below in PDF format. 

 Boxwood Blight Presentation

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, March 29, 2019 3:57:00 PM

Planning Commission Meeting 

Held Monday, April 1st at 4pm

The Biltmore Forest Planning Commission will hold a meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 4pm. The purpose of this meeting is to review potential ordinance changes related to the Town's accessory structure ordinance, specifically, fences, walls, and gates.

A copy of the agenda packet and materials can be found by following this link.

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:59:00 PM

Greenwood Park Drop-In Public Meeting 

Tuesday, March 12th - 6-8pm

The Town is hosting a drop-in public meeting for proposed improvements to Greenwood Park on Tuesday, March 12. The drop-in meeting will begin at 6pm and conclude at 8pm. The Town is making an application to the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (NC PARTF) for improvements focused on accessibility, modernization of the playground equipment, and improving the environmental quality of the park.

Town of Biltmore Forest Parks Survey

To ensure that the Town is adequately planning for future parks and recreation opportunities, we are seeking input from residents about our current parks and what future investments they would like to see.  Please use the survey link above to help guide the Town of Biltmore Forest in making improvements to our existing parks and in setting priorities for future improvements, and will work in conjunction with the public meeting.  The survey is anonymous and should only take a few minutes to complete.

Please join us at the meeting or via the survey to express your thoughts and opinions on the future of Greenwood Park. Thank you!

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:57:00 AM
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