1036 Main Street
PO Box 47
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone: (828) 295-5200
Fax: (828) 295-5202
Interim Town Manager: Mr. Jim Freeman
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Town of Blowing Rock operates under the Council/Manager form of government. Under the Council/Manager plan, the Town Council is the legislative body for the community and makes broad policy decisions. The Town Manager, who is appointed by the Council, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Town government. He supervises all department heads and Town staff, prepares a recommended budget for the Council’s consideration, serves as the chief adviser for the Council on policy and administrative matters, and implements the Council’s policy decisions.
The Finance Office is responsible for the accounting of all revenues and expenses for the Town. This department handles real estate tax billings and collections (approximately 2,600 accounts billed annually), utility billings and collections (approximately 2,000 accounts billed every two months), business licenses (approximately 450 annual accounts), occupancy tax collections (approximately 35 accounts collected monthly), and payroll (approximately 55 employees during winter and 70 during summer, each paid every two weeks). In addition, this department maintains the accounting system and records, is the custodian of official Town records, maintains cemetery records, and provides secretarial support through the recording and preparation of all minutes for the Town Council.
Staffing and Schedule
The Administration and Finance Office has six full-time employees: the Town Manager, Finance Officer, Town Clerk/Tax Collector/Utility Billing Coordinator, Payroll Administrator/Accounting Technician, Receptionist/Accounts Payable Clerk, and the Accounts Clerk/Office Assistant. The employees typically work a 40-hour schedule per week. The Town Hall is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.