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 By Derek McKissock    News    August 27, 2015 

Courthouse Design Options Unveiled - Brevard NC

The public got to see Monday what a new county courthouse could look like if the Board of Commissioners decides to go that route. During Monday's regular commissioner meeting, Dan Mace, with Moseley...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 24, 2015

Probart Street Design Backed - Brevard NC

A committee recently reached consensus on a design concept for a sidewalk along Probart Street to the Brevard Music Center. The city's Parks, Trails and Recreation committee, which includes two...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 20, 2015

Fatland Gets Manager Position Full Time - Brevard NC

Jim Fatland, who has been interim Brevard city manager since April 1, got the job full time Monday evening. After a closed session meeting to discuss personnel, Councilman Mac Morrow made a motion,...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 20, 2015

Council Votes To Not Accept $9 Million Loan - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council voted unanimously Monday not to accept the nearly $9 million no-interest loan from the state to renovate the city’s wastewater plant. As previously reported, the city’s Public Works and Utilities Committee, which includes...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 17, 2015

Broad Street Work Facing Delay - Brevard NC

The earliest construction work will likely begin on changing a section of North Broad Street in Brevard into a tree-lined boulevard is the summer of 2017. That was the news members of the city's...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 13, 2015

City Taking Another Look At Water - Brevard NC

For the past few years, Brevard has seemed, outwardly at least, on a path to eventually build a new water plant, but since former city manager Joe Moore resigned March 31 that project’s progress is less clear. Interim City Manager Jim Fatland said...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    August 10, 2015

Council Will Be Asked To Reject Loan - Brevard NC

Brevard City Council will be recommended to not accept a nearly $9 million no-interest loan from the state to rehabilitate the city’s wastewater plant. The city’s Public Works and Utilities Committee, which includes two council members, approved...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 20, 2015

Couple Want To See City Do More With Donation - Brevard NC

Since November 2013, Frank and Donna Patton have donated roughly $881,621 to the people of Transylvania County. Their money has helped, among other things, fund the new Brevard High School football field and a new running track at Brevard College....

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    July 16, 2015

Roles Changed In City Planning Department - Brevard NC

Josh Freeman, Brevard's planning director for more than 10 years, has a new role at city hall, while Daniel Cobb has been promoted to fill Freeman's old job. Interim City Manager Jim Fatland said the...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 15, 2015

Probart To Get Engineering Study – Brevard NC

Work will begin soon on a preliminary engineering report for a Probart Street sidewalk. The work got the green light Friday during a joint meeting between the new City Council Parks, Trails and Recreation Committee and the city’s Comprehensive...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 15, 2015

New Downtown Committee Meets – Brevard NC

Last Thursday, the new City Council Downtown Master Plan Committee held its first meeting. The committee will include council members Ann Hollingsworth and Charlie Landreth, along with Heath Seymour, executive director of the Heart of Brevard (HOB),...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 11, 2015

City Budget Hearing Set For This Monday - Brevard NC

On Monday, the public gets to have its last say on the proposed Brevard City Council budget, which, as it currently stands, includes a 2-cent property tax increase and hike in utility bills. After one workshop, little has changed in the budget introd...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 8, 2015

City, Homeowners Reach A Settlement - Brevard NC

The city of Brevard recently reached a financial settlement with the Bedford Place Home Owners Association (BPHOA), the money from which will be used to correct on-going drainage problems. The agreement is the latest in a situation that has dragged o...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    June 1, 2015

City Tax, Utility Increases Likely To Be OK'd - Brevard NC

The proposed 2-cent property tax increase and hike in utility bills for city of Brevard residents seem likely to become official after the City Council held a budget workshop last week. No council members voiced opposition to the increases during...

 
 By Derek McKissock    News    May 28, 2015

Public Gives Input On Proposed Zoning Changes - Brevard NC

Proposed zoning changes in Brevard's Railroad Avenue neighborhood would allow for greater residential density and create a new zoning district. A public hearing (see below) about the proposed changes...

 
 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...

 

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