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 By Derek McKissock    News    May 21, 2015 

Proposed City Budget Includes Tax Increase - Brevard NC

A 2-cent property tax hike to partly pay for pedestrian/bike paths is proposed in interim Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland’s budget for the 2015/16 fiscal year. Fatland, who is also the city’s finance director, presented his budget Monday to...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 18, 2015

Wastewater Plant Study Scope Reduced - Brevard NC

The scope of a proposed study of the city of Brevard’s wastewater treatment plant has been significantly scaled back. The plant study items were discussed last week during the second meeting of the newly formed Public Works and Utilities...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 14, 2015

Christi Whitworth Recognized For Making A Difference - Brevard NC

Christi Whitworth received the AAUW's "Women Who Make a Difference Award" Tuesday during a luncheon at Connestee Falls. Whitworth, the education director at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) in Balsam Grove, is the 38th recipient of...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 7, 2015

Sewer Plant Study Under Review - Brevard NC

A proposal to study the current state of Brevard’s wastewater plant and other related issues came under scrutiny during the recent inaugural meeting of the city’s Public Works and Utilities Committee. Questions were asked about the fee being prop...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 27, 2015

Businesses Get OK On Signs - Brevard NC

Chase Insurance and Tony’s Deli have been given the go-ahead by the city of Brevard to have their signs added to the brick monument at Chestnut Square on the Asheville Highway. The decision comes after months of back and forth between the city and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 23, 2015

New Committee To Oversee City of Brevard Utilities - Brevard NC

A newly formed committee was given the task Monday to review options to rehabilitate the city of Brevard’s wastewater treatment plant. During its regular meeting, Brevard City Council approved the move recommended by interim City Manager Jim...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 23, 2015

Council Clarifies Moore's Severance Package - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council came out of closed session Monday and approved a motion to “clarify” former City Manager Joe Moore’s severance package. On March 31, the day Moore resigned, it was announced, among other things, he would receive six months...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 20, 2015

Interim Manager Recommends Axing Engineer Position - Brevard NC

Jay Johnston, the city of Brevard's director of engineering and utilities, has been told his position will be recommended not to be funded in the upcoming budget. Interim City Manager Jim Fatland...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 20, 2015

Council To Decide On Manager Later – Brevard NC

Interim City Manager Jim Fatland said city council won’t tackle hiring a full-time manager to replace Joe Moore until after the upcoming budget process is over. Fatland, who has been the city’s finance director since early 2012, was scheduled to...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 13, 2015

Big Utility Decisions Lie Ahead For City Council - Brevard NC

As the city of Brevard faces having to either significantly upgrade or replace its aging utility plants, questions about what to do next remain for city council, including how much will the city really grow, how much water and wastewater capacity...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 6, 2015

A Lot Done During Moore's Tenure As City Manager -Brevard NC

Last Tuesday, Joe Moore resigned as Brevard city manager after five and a half years in the job. Moore has not said publicly, so far, why he resigned. Before being hired in August 2009, Moore was the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    April 2, 2015

Joe Moore Resigns As Brevard City Manager - Brevard NC

Joe Moore resigned Tuesday morning as Brevard city manager. After a closed session to discuss a personnel matter, Brevard City Council accepted Moore's resignation, effective Tuesday, according to...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 26, 2015

Signs Dominate City Planning Board Meeting - Brevard NC

Signs along the Asheville Highway corridor dominated most of last week's Brevard Planning Board meeting. Blue Ridge Community College wants to have a bigger sign on its campus bordering the highway,...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 19, 2015

Council Hears Budget Requests - Brevard NC

Monday night was an opportunity for the public to say what they would like to be funded in the upcoming city of Brevard budget. Time was set aside Monday during Brevard City Council's meeting to hear...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 16, 2015

Election Director Steps Down - Brevard NC

Karen Brinson, Transylvania County's elections director, resigned last week to take another job. Last Wednesday, the Board of Elections held an emergency meeting and accepted Brinson's resignation. The three-member board has begun looking for Brinson...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 9, 2015

Special Events Come With A Cost – Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat recently at the library. The following is the last in a series of articles about the issues discussed and decisions made during the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 5, 2015

Council Backs Ecusta Trail - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council Monday formally supported the creation of the proposed Ecusta Trail. In a resolution, the council noted the area’s national reputation among mountain bikers and cyclists and the economic and cultural benefits of such a trail....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 5, 2015

Pipe Project Will Address City I&I Problems - Brevard NC

Work will begin soon on another major infrastructure project in the city of Brevard, impacting a number of streets. The city recently received $1.68 million from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources to replace 8,480 feet of...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    March 2, 2015

Winter Weather Cleanup Efforts Happened Around The Clock - Brevard NC

Clearing roads in the city of Brevard and the rest of Transylvania County during last week's snow events was an around-the-clock undertaking. As previously reported, the N.C. Department of...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 23, 2015

Trail Needs Your Vote - Brevard NC

Brevard’s Estatoe Trail is one of six finalists in the “Great Greenway” competition being sponsored by the N.C. Planning Association. The winner will be determined by voting online and is open to the public. Voting ends at 5 p.m., this Friday....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 19, 2015

Fire Service Being Studied - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat Jan. 29-30 at the library. The following is the fifth in a series of articles about the issues discussed and decisions made during the retreat. Brevard City Council would like to hear...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 12, 2015

Council Backs Tax Increase For Paths, Sidewalks - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat Jan. 29-30 at the library. The following is the third in a series of articles about the issues discussed and decisions made during the retreat. Brevard City Council indicated it is wil...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 9, 2015

Consultant 'Favors' Wilson Road Area For Water Plant - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat Jan. 29-30 at the library. The following is the second story about the issues discussed and decisions made during the retreat. A consultant “slightly” favors, because of cost and...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    February 5, 2015

Council Backs Parking Deck In Downtown Brevard-Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: The Brevard City Council held its annual retreat Jan. 29-30 at the library. The following is the first in a series of articles about the issues discussed and decisions made during the retreat. A majority of Brevard City Council...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    January 22, 2015

No Place Like Home For Ted - Brevard NC

All Ted Tawney wants is to continue living in his Brevard home and to be able to come and to go as he pleases. Tawney, who is confined to a wheelchair, has cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder...

 

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