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1/15/20 – PRESS RELEASE:

Ref: Discharge of Untreated Wastewater

The Town of Tryon had a discharge of untreated wastewater from manhole #10, located near the intersection of Braewick Rd and Melrose Avenue Ext causing an overflow of approximately 3000 gallons. The discharge occurred on 15 January 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.


11/7/19 – Leaf Vacuum Service will begin the week of November 11th.  Tryon Public Works will vacuum each street at least once. Outside of these time frames, leaves may be bagged and placed at the curb (please contact Town Hall if you place any bags out so that a work order can be generated).

Leaf piles with branches or non-biodegradable material, such as glass, etc. can damage equipment and will not be picked up.

Schedule (Weather Permittting):
Nov. 11 – 15  Godshaw Hill Community
Nov. 18 – 29  Eastside Community
Dec. 2 – 6      Hidden Hill Community
Dec. 9 – 12    School St to Lockhart Rd
Dec. 12 – 13  Hogback to Melrose Ave.
Jan. 7 – 17     Chestnut St to Jervey Rd


The Board of Commissioners meeting from October 15th, 2019 can now be viewed online by clicking here.

10/9/19 – Due to the lack of rainfall and The North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council placing our area on a D1 classification notice (Moderate Drought), the Town of Tryon would like to ask all water customers to voluntarily conserve water.

You can help in the conservation effort by adhering to some of the measures below.

• Limit car washing.
• Limit lawn and garden watering to that which is necessary for plants to survive.
• Avoid washing outside areas such as sidewalks, patios, parking lots, and service bays.
• Avoid leaving faucets running while shaving or rinsing dishes.
• Limit use of clothes washers and dish washers and ensure that all cycles are fully loaded.
• Utilize showers instead of bathtubs when possible for bathing. Limiting showers to no more than four minutes will also help conserve water.
• Limit flushing of toilets when possible.
• Use disposable and biodegradable dishes when possible.
• Use flow-restrictive and water-saving devices.
• Limit hours of operation of water-cooled air conditioners.
• All residents, businesses, and institutions should delay new landscape work until the water shortage has ended.

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 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.

Tryon has been nominated for Blue Ridge Country magazine’s 2019 reader poll: Top Trending Mountain Destinations. Please share and vote!

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.