The North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 436 (HB 436) in July 2017 amending Chapter 162A of the General Statutes by adding “Article 8, System Development Fees.” This amendment was enacted as “An Act to Provide for Uniform Authority to Implement System Development Fees for Public Water and Sewer Systems in North Carolina and to Clarify the Applicable Statute of Limitations” which requires compliance with designated calculation methodology.
In response to the HB 436, the Town of Banner Elk has retained McGill Associates (McGill) to complete a system development fee analysis. The Town of Banner Elk’s development fee is dependent on a combination of existing system capacity and planned capital improvements to expand capacity.
The Town will be recieving comments related to the report for 45 days ending September 14th. Comments may be sent to email@example.com.
Art on The Greene Canceled - Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and for the safety of the artists and the public, we regret to announce that we will not be holding the Fourth of July and the August Days Art On The Greene events for 2020. It is still our hope that the situation will improve and we will be able to hold our Labor Day event.
The Town of Banner Elk continues to follow County, State and Federal guidance on issues related to COVID-19. The following information is provided as the lasted update.
North Carolina Pauses in Safer At Home Phase 2, Adds Statewide Requirement for Face Coverings
Notification of policy changes for water and sewer customers (4/3/2020)
The Town of Banner Elk will not be disconnecting any customers for nonpayment for at least 60 days. Further the Town will not charge fees for late payments or collect late fees that were imposed as of March 31, 2020. Late fees will be waived for at least 60 days. For those unable to make utility payments the Town will be developing payment plans as the need arises. This does not in any way relieve our customers from the obligation to pay their bill and we encourage customers who are able to make payments to continue to do so.
The Town Hall and The Historic Banner Elk School will be closed to the public until further notice. Town Hall staff will continue to work and are available by phone and email during regular office hours. 828-898-5398
The park restrooms and playground equipment have also been closed at this time. The park and greenway do remain open.
We apologize for any inconveniences this creates during this trying time. Please know that the Town continues to monitor developments and take appropriate actions to provide service continuity.
The Town of Banner Elk will continue to follow State and Federal guidance on issues related to COVID-19.
PLEASE USE THE LINKS BELOW FOR INFORMATION AND UPDATES ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Welcome to the Town of Banner Elk
Banner Elk, in Avery County, North Carolina is located in the mountains of western North Carolina and is home to a bustling community filled with High Country activities such as skiing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and fishing.
Banner Elk is in the center of The High Country and is the ski capitol of the South. This is the destination for thousands of people who love the great outdoors and southern culture. The main attraction is the very agreeable climate, the local citizens, and the year-round activities found in the high country. Many gated communities can be found nestled in Banner Elk’s countryside.