The Town of Weaverville Public Works Department provides the citizens and businesses with a lengthy list of important services. These services include: street maintenance, snow and ice removal, weekly garbage collection, yard waste collection, park maintenance, water production, and water distribution.
Meet our Public Works Director
Dale Pennell, Public Works Director
Dale Pennell was appointed as the Town’s Public Works Director in December 2017. Dale resides in the Weaverville area and is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) with 40 years of engineering experience in western North Carolina, including civil engineering design and construction, pavement, sidewalks, greenways, erosion control measures, storm water management, water and sewer lines, parks, and commercial and institutional facilities. Over the years, he has worked for Lyda Associates and McGill Associates, both in the private sector and for the City of Asheville for some seven years.
Programs & Services
Over eighteen (18) miles of residential streets within the Town are maintained by the Street Division. Major thoroughfares such as Main Street and Weaver Boulevard, are maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). New streets and driveway connections to Town-owned streets must be approved and constructed in accordance with design requirements of the Town of Weaverville Street Standard Details for Construction and Specifications. Street cuts, sidewalk cuts, and road shoulder cuts into Town owned Rights of Way by any person or utility require a Street Cut Permit, which is available at the Public Works Department located at 15 Quarry Road, Weaverville.
Pertinent information available below:
The Street Division provides the following services on Town-maintained streets:
- Paving, resurfacing and pavement patching
- Sidewalk maintenance and repair
- Maintenance of ditches, culverts, drain inlets, etc.
- Sign installation and maintenance
- Right of way maintenance and monthly mowing
- Snow and ice removal during inclement weather
In some areas street lighting is provided by the Streets Division on both Town and NCDOT maintained streets within Town limits. If you see that a street light is out or having issues contact Public Works by phone at (828) 645-0606. If you can give us the pole number or physical address it would be helpful.
The Sanitation Department is responsible for the collection of solid waste, including collection of household trash and yard waste. Solid waste collection is available only for waste generated within the Town limits. The Town of Weaverville collects garbage once per week at over 1,900 collection points. The Town is divided into three collection areas. Collection begins on Monday and ends on Wednesday. Call the Public Works Department (828) 645-0606 with your street address to determine your schedule. In order to be collected, the trash must be curbside by 8:00 a.m. on your collection day. Collection may be affected due to inclement weather so please call Public Works to verify your schedule. This Division also oversees the curbside recycling program which is provided by a contract with Curbside Management. Recycling Guidelines may be found here: Recycling Guidelines (1 download)
2019 Holiday Schedule for Garbage Collection:
New Years Day: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 route will be collected Thursday, January 3, 2019
Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 21, 2019 route will be collected on Thursday, January 24, 2019
Memorial Day: Monday, May 27, 2019 route will be collected on Thursday, May 30, 2019
Labor Day: Monday, September 2, 2019 route will be collected on Thursday, September 5, 2019
Veterans Day: Monday, November 11, 2019 route will be collected on Thursday, November 14, 2019
Christmas – Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and Wednesday, December 25, 2019 route will be collected on Friday, December 27, 2019
Park Maintenance Division:
Although the Town of Weaverville does not have recreation programming staff, the Town provides a number of passive recreational opportunities to its citizens and visitors at its two parks, Lake Louise Park and the Main Street Nature Park. The Recreation Division of the Public Works Department is responsible for maintenance of these parks, equipment and facilities. The Town has adopted a number of rules and regulations to help keep our parks in good condition and insure that everyone has an enjoyable time.
Lake Louise Park is a located at 120 Merrimon Avenue and covers approximately 14 acres. The park features Lake Louise itself, playground facilities, outdoor exercise equipment, picnic shelters, a 0.61 mile walking track, grills, a beautiful waterwheel and fishing opportunities. Those who have both a State fishing license, purchased from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and a permit from the Town of Weaverville may fish in Lake Louise. Lake Louise is a catch and release lake so you must release any fish that you catch. For more information about obtaining a fishing license, please click here.
The Main Street Nature Park, a 7.5 acre park, is located behind Town Hall, running parallel to Main Street to Pine Street, where there is a small parking area. This park allows for passive recreation such as walking, running, bird watching, picnics, photography and nature viewing. Leashed dogs are permitted on the walking trail. The park is a demonstration facility for creating natural habitats for flora and fauna.
The Weaverville Water System supplies drinking water to all developed areas within the corporate limits of the Town of Weaverville with over 62 miles of pipe. In addition, the system serves approximately 2,700 customers in areas of Buncombe County adjacent to the town Limits, in the Reems Creek Valley and in areas along US Highway 19/23 North toward Madison County. While the Town of Weaverville was established in 1875, voters in 1913 approved the construction of the municipal water system. The system has operated continuously since that time.
The Water Production division of the Weaverville Water Department is responsible for producing all of the water distributed by the system. The Town of Weaverville owns and operates a 1.5 million gallon per day water treatment plant located in northern Buncombe County. In addition to water produced at the Water Plant, the Town has a connection with the Asheville-Buncombe Water Authority System allowing water to be purchased and sold between to two systems.