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The TOWN OF TRYON is accepting bids for the purchase of certain property, more  particularly described as follows: a tract of approximately .53 acres (the “Property”),  being the property at 55 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, North Carolina, which Property is  further identified as Polk County Tax Parcel No. T11-A21, situated in the Town of  Tryon, County of Polk, State of North Carolina, which parcel is the property more fully  described in the deed recorded at Book 453, Page 110, of the Polk County Registry. This  property is the former site of the historic Melrose Inn. 

Persons wishing to bid shall submit a sealed bid with their offer to the office of the  Town Clerk, 301 N. Trade Street, Tryon, NC 28782, by 5:00 p.m., December 2, 2020. At  that time, the Town Clerk shall open the bids, if any, and the highest qualifying bid will  become the original offer. 

Bidding for this property will start at $175,000. The high bid will become the original  bid and the property will be put through the upset bid process. Upon the acceptance of the  first bid, the Town will advertise the property again for ten days and accept qualifying  higher bids.  

A qualifying higher bid must be accompanied by a deposit in the amount of five  percent (5%) of the bid; the deposit may be made in cash, cashier’s check, or certified  check. The Town will return the deposit on any bid not accepted, and will return the  deposit on an offer subject to upset if a qualifying higher bid is received. The Town will  return the deposit of the final high bidder at closing. 

The buyer must pay cash at closing. 

The Town’s Board of Commissioners must approve the final high offer before the  sale is closed, which it will do within 30 days after the final upset bid period has passed.  The Town reserves the right to withdraw the property from sale at any time before the  final high bid is accepted and the right to reject at any time all bids.  

Further information may be obtained at the office of the Town Clerk, Tryon Town  Hall, 301 N. Trade Street, Tryon, NC 28782, or at telephone 828-859-6654 during normal business hours.


10/6/20 – From State fire marshal presents over $200,000 to volunteer fire departments in the mountains

Sunday kicked off ‘Fire Prevention Week,’ across the country, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). On Monday, Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey stopped by several volunteer fire departments in the mountains to hear the concerns of those who fight fires in the community. Causey presented over $200,000 in ceremonial checks after visiting Rutherford, Polk and Cleveland counties. The idea behind ‘Fire Prevention Week’ is to remind people of what steps they can take in preventing those fires. It comes in a historical year of record-breaking fires out west. A record 4 million acres has been scored, leaving at least 10 people dead and air quality threatened.

June 18, 2020 – Help keep our sewer lines functioning properly. Learn how to properly dispose of your fats, oils and grease by clicking here.


April 8, 2020 – Click here for news release on the passing of Fire Chief James “Tank” Waters. 

April 3, 2020 – The United Way has posted a page of community resources available during the COVID-19 outbreak:


COVID-19 – Town of Tryon Release – 18 March 2020

The Tryon Town Hall will be closed to the public beginning tomorrow, March 19th for an initial period of one week, with the situation being reassessed at that time.
We are asking that water bills be paid online or by using the drop box located just outside the town hall. The Town will credit the online usage fee ($2) to each account, should you choose to utilize that service.

The Town is suspending Town Ordinance §111.03, which allows alcohol consumption on the sidewalk in the downtown business district, effective immediately and until further notice.

Police Department:
Will continue to provide immediate response to emergency calls.
If the situation does not require an officer’s presence, we will attempt to handle the call by telephone.
Our Lobby remains open at this time. Citizens are encouraged to contact the department by phone (828-859-9195) first in the event we can resolve your situation.
No fingerprint services, except for health care professionals.

Public Works/Town Hall:
All essential Public Works services will continue as scheduled.

The Sanitation schedule will NOT change.  You may continue to call Town Hall with any Public Works related issues and/or questions.  After hours calls (after 7pm) to Town Hall will continue to be relayed to on call personnel through Daniels Communications.

Due to a clerical error, the sanitation fee that is normally part of the monthly water bill for town customers was inadvertently left off.  This fee will be added to each customer’s account in the near future.  Sanitation service will be continuing as scheduled.

We are not going to be cutting water off over the next few months due to the COVID outbreak. We will be keeping track of the bills and working with those affected to come up with a payment plan once the outbreak clears up.

Fire Department:
Emergency response will not be interrupted: however, the following changes are being made for the safety of our personnel:
No visitors to the station
No food drop offs
No Fire inspections
No Home inspections
No smoke detector installs

Any events that the department was scheduled to participate in have or will be postponed to a later date. We have tried to reach out to everyone that was on our calendar for service and notify them of these changes. If you had a service scheduled and we did not contact you, you may call us at (828)859-9566 to reschedule

Harmon Field:
All events scheduled at the field facilities are cancelled. You may contact the Town Hall for a refund or contact the Harmon Field Office at 828-859-5784 to reschedule.
Public restrooms at the field have been closed.  The playground area is closed.  The Open Air Gym including the basketball court is closed to the public until further notice. (4/3/2020)

Museum & Visitor’s Center:
Closed until further notice.

Committee/Board Meetings:
April Meetings for the following have been cancelled: Eastside Citizens Advisory Committee, Harmon Field Board of Supervisors, Parks Committee, ABC Board, Planning & Adjustment Board, Tourism Board and Cemetery Committee.

From the Tryon Fire Department:

With Spring yard cleaning fast approaching, the Tryon Fire Department would like to remind residents of the Town of Tryon that you cannot burn yard debris inside the town limits.  Yard debris must be hauled off and the town provides curbside pickup year round.


From the Tryon Daily Bulletin:  Expedia lists Tryon as an escape destination

“Tryon is now listed as the “Best Place to Escape” in North Carolina.  Click here to read the full article.