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Board of Adjustments Meeting Update 

Meeting to be held Monday, Jan 14

The Town of Biltmore Forest Board of Adjustments will hold their regular meeting on Monday, January 14th at 4:00 pm in the Town Hall. Please note, that as of Wednesday, January 9th, the agenda for this meeting has been revised. Links to the revised agenda and agenda packet can be found below. Proper notice was not made for the matter at 2 Southwood Road, so this matter was removed from the agenda and will likely be heard at the February Board of Adjustments meeting.The Town apologizes for this error, and those with concerns are encouraged to contact the Town with any questions.

January 14, 2019 BOA Agenda (Revised)

January 14, 2019 BOA Agenda Packet (Revised)

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Wednesday, January 9, 2019 4:08:00 PM

Come Join the Team! 

Town Hiring for Several Positions

The Town of Biltmore Forest is currently hiring for two positions within the Public Works Department and is also hiring for a Police Department telecommunicator position. We welcome all applications and people interested in joining the Town staff! 

Please follow this link to the Town's employment page and follow all instructions to submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you!

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:39:00 AM

Cooperative Extension Boxwood Blight Discussion Postponed 

Meeting to be rescheduled in the New Year

Several participants scheduled to speak at Tuesday’s boxwood blight seminar are unable to travel due to the winter storm. As a result, the discussion scheduled for Tuesday, December 11th is being postponed.

A make up date is being scheduled, and the Town will announce this date as soon as it is available. Thank you for your understanding.

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Monday, December 10, 2018 3:17:00 PM

Trash and Recycling Pickup Delayed by One Day 

Snowstorm Cleanup Prevents Regular Schedule

The Town’s Public Works Department has been out in full force clearing Town streets. However, substantial melting and clean up still needs to occur before regular trash and recycling pickup can begin. As a result, trash and recycling pickup for the week of December 10-December 14 will be delayed by one day. 

Regular pickup for those serviced on Monday, will take place Tuesday.

Tuesday’s regular pickup will take place on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s regular pickup will occur on Thursday, December 13 this week.

The Town appreciates your understanding. 

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Sunday, December 9, 2018 4:18:00 PM

December Board of Commissioners Meeting 

Scheduled for Tuesday, December 11 at 4:30 pm

The Board of Commissioners regular monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 11th at 4:30 p.m. The Board will recognize and honor two long-time Town employees who are retiring at the end of this year. Representatives from the accounting firm of Carter, P.C. will be present to provide the Board with the FY17-18 audit and certified financial statement report. The Board will consider a resolution to adopt the Greenwood Park master plan and receive a report from the Town Manager regarding the Public Works building project. 

A copy of the agenda packet can be found at this link. If the forecasted winter storm dictates a change to the meeting schedule, this web page will be updated as a decision is made.

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, December 7, 2018 10:03:00 AM

Board of Adjustments Meeting Materials 

Meeting Scheduled for November 19th at 4pm

The Board of Adjustments will consider seven matters at their November board meeting. Materials and submissions from each applicant may be found below by clicking on the property address for each specific matter. Formal agenda packets will be posted to the Town's website by Friday, November 16.

Case 1 - 394 Vanderbilt Road

Case 2 - 25 Park Road

Case 3 - 29 Hemlock Road

Case 4 - Carolina Day School

Case 5 - 30 Niagara Drive

Case 6 - 31 Hilltop Road

Case 7 - 54 Forest Road

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Friday, November 9, 2018 4:22:00 PM

Public Works Construction Update 

Impacts to Town Hall Parking and Access

The renovations for the Town's Public Works building will begin in earnest the week of October 22. The scheduled duration for construction is 9 to 10 months. During this time, the Town respectfully asks for your patience as there will be limited parking and access at the Town Hall complex. The entrance and exit to the Town Hall will remain the same, but there will be a limited travel lane heading out of the complex. 

Other Items of Note

  • The Town is removing the recycling container for cardboard in order to create more space for storage and equipment. As a reminder, cardboard can be placed with your regular recycling and will be picked up by the Town on its normal route every two weeks.
  • A perimeter fence will be installed around the construction area to ensure that no one accesses the zone and endangers themselves.
  • The contractor is aware of all Town requirements regarding construction hours and days.
  • Construction work will not occur on Election Day (November 6th) to facilitate the smooth flow of voter traffic through the building. 
  • Public works staff will be maintaining regular office hours and be relocated in the Police Department during construction. The number for the Public Works Department will remain the same (828-274-3919).
  • Regular meetings held by the Board of Commissioners, Board of Adjustments, Design Review Board, and Planning Commission will all occur in the Town's Social Room during construction. This is to assist with storing materials in the Board room.

For any additional questions or concerns, please contact the Biltmore Forest Town Hall at (828) 274-0824.

 

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:54:00 AM

Open House Information 

The Town's first open house was a huge success with approximately 150 citizens turning out to provide feedback and gather information on town projects. The materials provided at the Open House are available below for anyone who was unable to attend, or for those who would simply like additional information. 

The Town is working to reschedule a time for officials from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and North Carolina Cooperative Extension Office to meet with residents. These are high priority topics and we hope to have a date for this forum soon. 

Boxwood Blight Management

Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget

NC Bearwise Program - Coexisting with Black Bears

Frequently Asked Questions - Public Works Building Project

FY 17 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) 

Guide to Biltmore Forest 

 

Posted by Jonathan Kanipe Thursday, September 20, 2018 2:29:00 PM

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
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