FY:2020-2021 Town of Beech Mountain Annual Budget
TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING RETREAT
January 23, 2020
Solicitation for Discussion Topics
The Town of Beech Mountain Town Council is holding their annual planning retreat on Thursday, January 23, 2020 in Town Council Chambers at 403 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC 28604.
As part of the planning/budget retreat process, this year Town Council is accepting submissions for discussion topics. These ideas will be listed out and submitted to the Town Council prior to their discussions. For full consideration, submissions should include your discussion idea(s) along with your name, address, phone number, and email in case clarification is needed regarding your topic.
Individuals interested in submitting discussion topics should submit their ideas to Interim Town Manager, Bob Pudney, at email@example.com or Town Clerk, Tamara Mercer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Town Manager and Town Clerk will also be accepting submissions via hand delivery or by mail addressed to their attention at 403 Beech Mountain Parkway Beech Mountain, NC 28604.
Submissions will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. January 22, 2020. Please contact Town Hall at 828-387-4236 if you have further questions.
An we thank you for taking an interest in your government and community programs.
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New Public Works Building and facility
Including: 12,000 square feet with 5 bays, one vehicle wash, offices, new compactors for a new convenience center and a salt storage facility.
You may contact Special Projects Director, Riley Hatch for more details email@example.com
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GOLF CART ORDINANCE AMENDMENT
On February 11, 2019 the Town of Beech Mountain Town Council appointed a Golf Cart Committee consisting of citizens to engage in vetting the issue of golf cart usage on the mountain. The Golf Cart Committee met and conducted meetings on March 13, 2019, March 27, 2019, & April 10, 2019. On April 17, 2019 an amended Golf Cart Ordinance in accordance with the Golf Cart Committee was presented to the Town Council by the Golf Cart Committee Chairman including two other members of the committee to discuss the issue. The proposal was recommended: 5 to 2 by the committee.
On May 7th the Council considered an amended version of the proposed ordinance and passed it on a 3 to 2 vote. The ordinance and inspection forms are are available here. There is a $75 fee associated with registration.
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As Eastern America’s Highest Town (5,506 ft.), Beech Mountain is abundant in charm, hospitality and mile-high tranquility.
For those seeking a part-time or permanent residence, Beech Mountain offers comfortable living in a friendly family atmosphere. And for those looking for an adventure-filled vacation—or just some peaceful time away—it’s a beautiful, all-season destination.
At an elevation of 5,506 feet, Beech Mountain is the highest incorporated town east of the Rockies. The Town has a full time population of 350, but the population swells as high as 10,000 folks during the winter and 5,000 in the summer. People flock to Beech Mountain in the winter to ski at Beech Mountain Resort and in the summer to take advantage of the mild climate and recreational opportunities at Beech Mountain Club , biking at Beech Mountain Resort, and numerous town hiking and biking trails and recreational programs.
Even though there are only 350 full time residents on Beech Mountain, there were at last count over 2,350 dwelling units on the mountain. Beech Mountain has become a popular location for vacation and second homes for many people from North Carolina to Florida.