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Single Digits we can get there!                        11/18/2020

Together Avery County can achieve any task and because our positive cases are at 100 for the past 7 days, Avery County Government, Health Department, and School System need your help! Together, we challenge all Avery County Citizens in order to decrease our active cases of COVID-19 to single digits again to:
1. Wear a mask to protect those we care about.
2. Social distance. Stay at least 6 feet apart when possible.
3. Wash your hands often. At least 20 seconds at a time.
With Fall weather coming and indoor activities increasing, lets protect each other and slow the virus in Avery County. Please visit the link above for updated information.

We Are Avery County.

Thank you for your interest in our county. I consider it a blessing to be allowed the opportunity to serve the county I grew up in, as County Manager. Together... We Are Avery County has become my motto. This motto symbolizes the fact that Avery County offers the best services to our great citizens and visitors alike. From our Emergency Services to our Governmental Offices you can find no better. So if you are just visiting or lucky enough to call Avery County home; hello and thanks for visiting our web site. Together... We Are Avery County.

Phillip Barrier, Jr.

The Avery County Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular meeting on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.  in the Commissioners Board Room, Avery County Administrative Complex, 175 Linville Street, Newland, NC.  The meeting will be open to the public. There will be a public hearing held at this meeting which is open to the public.  (please see notice of public hearing on this page).  The meeting will also be livestreamed to Youtube.

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Avery County will be holding a public hearing to solicit citizen input on the submission of an application for 2020 Community Development Block Grant funds in the Coronavirus category (CDBG-CV). Avery County is applying for $900,000 in CDBG-CV funds. If awarded, funds will be used to assist low- and moderate-income individuals by expanding broadband availability in certain unserved areas of the county. The project will facilitate online learning for students when school buildings are closed, and enable adults to work at home if possible. Funds will be used only to benefit households that meet income thresholds set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


The public hearing is scheduled for Monday, November 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm in the Commissioners Boardroom located at 175 Linville Street, Newland, NC 28657. All interested citizens are invited to attend. A copy of the County’s CDBG-CV application will be available for public inspection after October 30, 2020 at the Avery County Manager’s Office, 175 Linville Street, Newland, NC 28657.


This information is available in Spanish or any other language upon request. Please contact Phillip Barrier at (828) 733-8202 or at 175 Linville Street, Newland, NC 28657 for accommodations for this request.


Esta información está disponible en español o en cualquier otro idioma bajo petición. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Phillip Barrier at (828) 733-8202 or at 175 Linville Street, Newland, NC 28657 de alojamiento para esta solicitud.


Hearing impaired persons desiring additional information or having questions regarding this subject should call Relay North Carolina at 711 or (800) 735-2962.


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Subject: What Do You Want NCDOT to Build into the State's Transportation System? Tell NC MOVES 2050.
 The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to build a transportation system people want, need and will use. So, what is it that you want? Now is the time to speak up.
Participate in the survey to tell us what is important to you. Share this survey with your family and friends. Everyone’s voice is welcome.
The survey is part of an update to NCDOT’s long-range planning effort, called NC Moves 2050Sign up to receive information throughout the study and learn more at www.ncmoves.gov

 We need your help!
Avery, McDowell, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties and the municipalities within the counties are working together to become less vulnerable to natural disasters, and your participation in the process is important to us!
The counties, along with local jurisdictions and other partners, are working to update the multi-jurisdictional Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan identifies and assesses our community’s natural hazard risks and identifies strategies that determine how to best minimize or manage those risks.
This survey is an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that should help lessen the impacts of future hazard events.




Section 5311 (ADTAP), 5310, 5339, 5307 and applicable State funding, or combination thereof.


This is to inform the public that a public hearing will be held on the proposed FY2022 Community Transportation Program Applications to be submitted to the North Carolina Department of Transportation no later than December 1, 2020 . The public hearing will be held on October 19 at 4PM before the (governing board) Avery County Board of Commissioners.


Those interested in attending the public hearing and needing either auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or a language translator should contactDebbie Smith on or before October 12, at telephone number 828-733-0005 or via email at Debbie.smith@averycountync.gov .


The Community Transportation Program provides assistance to coordinate existing transportation programs operating in Avery County as well as provides transportation options and services for the communities within this service area.  These services are currently provided using Avery County Transportation Vans including 4 mini vans, 3 conversion vans, 4 lift vans and one ramp van.  Services are rendered by Avery County Transportation.

The total estimated amount requested for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022

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