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April 3, 2020 – The United Way has posted a page of community resources available during the COVID-19 outbreak: https://www.unitedwayabc.org/Polk-County-COVID19-Resources
March 27, 2020 – Governor Cooper issues “stay at home” order for all of North Carolina.
The order goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30, but Cooper urged people start “as soon as you possibly you can.” The order will stay in place for 30 days or until it is repealed, replaced or rescinded by another Executive Order. To view the executive order click here. For frequently asked questions about the order, click here.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
2/12/20 – PRESS RELEASE:
Ref: Discharge of Untreated Wastewater
The Town of Tryon had a discharge of untreated wastewater from manhole #11, located near the intersection of Braewick Rd and Melrose Avenue Ext causing an overflow of approximately 5000 gallons. The discharge occurred on 12 February 2020 and lasted for approximately 30 minutes. The untreated wastewater entered into an unknown tributary of Little Creek.
This notice is required by North Carolina General Statutes Article 21, Chapter 143-215.1C. For more information contact Tryon Town Hall at (828)859-6654.
The Town of Tryon, NC Request for Proposal of Audit Services can be viewed here.
11/15/19 – Help keep our sewer lines functioning properly. Learn how to properly dispose of your fats, oils and grease by clicking here.
The Board of Commissioners meeting from October 15th, 2019 can now be viewed online by clicking here.
The Board of Commissioners meeting from August 20, 2019 can now be viewed online by clicking here.
Polk County Parks & Recreation is conducting a survey to identify the needs and preferences for recreational opportunities in our community. Information gathered in this survey will be used to help update the comprehensive plan for parks and recreation programs and facilities within Polk County. Click here to take the survey online. If you prefer a paper copy of the survey, have any questions or need assistance filling out this survey, you can call Polk Parks & Recreation Department at (828)-894-8199, email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by Polk Recreation Offices/Stearns Gym (105 N Peak St, Columbus, NC 28722) between 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday.
The Board of Commissioners meeting from May 21st, 2019 can now be viewed online by clicking here.
The Board of Commissioners meeting from April 16th, 2019 can now be viewed online by clicking here.
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.
The Board of Commissioners meeting from October 16, 2018 can now be viewed online by clicking here.
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.