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2022 - 23 Budget Has Been Passed by the Avery County Board Of Commissioners
New Tax Rate .40 per $100
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The Avery County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Board Room, Avery County Administrative Complex, 175 Linville Street, Newland, NC.  The purpose of the meeting is to hold a public hearing and discuss and take any action necessary regarding the following items:


  1. Request for Proposals –Avery County Solid Waste
  2. Charters of Freedom Letter of Intent
  3. Review of Subdivision Ordinance
  4. Budget Amendment
  5. Public Hearing at 3:30 p.m. regarding a Community Development Block Grant to be used to create new reentry housing facility in Avery County



Being Prepared Together
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On Saturday May 21 Avery County Emergency Management held a Mass Casualty Exercise at Riverside Elementary School. EMS, Fire, Rescue, and School Administration attended. Being ready and Prepared is the number one goal of all county governmental services. Thanks to all involved in the exercise 

 The Health Department (545 Schultz Circle, Newland) offers Vaccines Monday - Friday b
y Appointment Only. call 828-733-6031.Vaccines are available Thursdays 10-4 and Saturday morning's 9-11 at the Baker Center.( Call 737-7711 for Baker Center). Please bring your insurance card and wear appropriate clothing for easy access to have the vaccination in your upper arm. Masks are required.

Home Test Are Now Recommended for COVID Testing
See Press Release Below
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Avery County is committed to help obtain housing for all county residents.
(see housing study below)
Avery County High Country Housing Needs Assessment

Avery County Residents Sign up for our emergency notification system here.
(Select off under Weather Alerts or you will be notified by the national weather service for all weather related alerts)


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 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.

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