2017 Town Council Annual Retreat

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Town of Blowing Rock Town Council

2017 Annual Retreat

January 15, 16, 17, 2017


DoubleTree by Hilton

115 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

Exeter Board Room


Sunday 1-5

Old Fire House presentation from the UNC School of Government Student Team; Q&A to follow

Board member appointment process

Council meeting agenda development process and timeline


Monday 8-5

Summary of 2016 activity / follow up from 2016 Retreat

Christmas and winter lighting status review and long term planning

Automated Meter Infrastructure update

Website update

Metal roof review and approval process

Sidewalk settling impact review

Plaques as part of fundraising for Laurel Lane

Audit request for proposals (RFP) process / Other major outsourced contracts & last bid

Possibly extending the pool season beyond Labor Day and Event rental

American Legion Building rental status summary

Old Public Works Site (gravel yard) clean up initiative

Determine tentative public meeting dates:  Public Art and Economic Development

Town Hall office allocation discussion


Tuesday 8-12

Sunset Drive Streetscape Update

Action plan for 2017

Closed session to discuss performance expectations for new Town Manager