124 Town Center Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
Phone (828) 890-2901
Fax (828) 890-2903
Office Hours Mon-Fri 9 to 5
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NOW AVAILABLE: Partial Payment Agreement for Property Taxes
Will paying property tax in one lump payment put a strain on your budget? Do you owe property tax from a prior year? Here’s help!
The Town of Mills River announces an OPPORTUNITY for taxpayers to complete Partial Payment Agreements and pay their taxes over the course of six (6) months.
Contact Town Hall at 124 Town Center Drive, or call 828-890-2901
for more information.
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Applications for any volunteer advisory board or committee are available by clicking the "Volunteer" button at left, or by contacting Town Hall.
The Mills River Town Council would like to congratulate Ann Green, Paulette Laberge,
and Trisha Meadows as this year's Mills River Scholars.
The Fitzpatrick Foundation has established a scholarship for three Mills River students
each year at Blue Ridge Community College.
The scholarship, each one currently valued at $3,250, is the creation of Vaughan Fitzpatrick, a committed supporter of the Town of Mills River and benefactor of Ferncliff Industrial Park which became the east coast location for Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.
The scholarship covers the full costs of tuition, books, and fees. The scholarship recipients
will be chosen each year by the Blue Ridge Community College Education Foundation.
Each recipient must be a Mills River resident and must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average. Fitzpatrick says it is hoped the recipients will stay and work in the general Henderson County areas after graduation. He added that the Foundation firmly believes that young people should try to pay back and support the communities that have supported them.
"These scholarships and the action by Mills River Council will emphasize that it's the whole community supporting our young scholars, and we hope they will support the community
in return", Fitzpatrick added.
Students interested in applying for the scholarships can get more information
and all details at Blue Ridge Community College.
Fitzpatrick, a member of the long-established Westfeldt family, is a large property owner
and part-time resident of Mills River, and has been a generous supporter
of the Town since its inception.
Offices will be closed.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
|Good Friday||April 3, 2015||Friday|
|Memorial Day||May 25, 2015||Monday|
|Independence Day||July 3, 2015||Friday|
|Labor Day||September 7, 2015||Monday|
|Veteran’s Day||November 11, 2015||Wednesday|
|Thanksgiving||November 26 & 27, 2015||Thursday & Friday|
|Christmas||December 23, 24 & 25, 2015||Wednesday, Thursday & Friday|
The following is a press release from Duke Energy concerning their transmission line project:
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You can contact Duke Energy directly with questions about the project.
Duke Energy has established both a toll free phone number and
an email address for public inquiries:
• Toll free phone: 888.238.0303
• Email: WCTransmissionEnhancements@duke-energy.com
Duke Energy also has websites that are dedicated to the project:
• Information on the overall project:
• Information on just the transmission line:
• Interactive map showing potential line segments:
You can also fill out a questionnaire to provide Duke Energy with additional feedback.
You can download the questionnaire here.
Incorporated in June, 2003, the Town of Mills River lies within minutes of Pisgah National Forest,
Interstate 26, and Asheville Regional Airport. Highways 280 and 191 serve as the major arteries and provide access to the nearby cities of Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard. Mills River is 22 square miles in size, is home to approximately 7,068 residents, and has a rich history in agriculture. The face of Mills River is changing with the evolution of horticultural, sod and horse farming.
The Town provides fire protection by contract with Mills River Fire and Rescue, provides law enforcement by contract with the Henderson County Sheriff's Department, provides planning and zoning services to manage growth and development, and has an active program to install street lights at key intersections and along key routes throughout the Town. In June of 2012, The Town opened Phase I of development for the Mills River Park including a 1.2 acre multi-use trail, a dog park, picnic shelter, and playground.
The Park is located at 124 Town Center Drive.
Mills River is proud to offer its residents professional and caring government at a tax rate of $0.0224 per $100 of assessed valuation. In addition, the Town collects taxes for Mills River Fire and Rescue at an additional $0.09 per $100 of valuation.
A low tax rate and minimal government is a goal Council strives to maintain.
Mills River Elementary and Glenn Marlow Elementary Schools serve the youth and offer a first-rate education. These schools feed to Rugby Middle School and West Henderson High School. Blue Ridge Community College is located outside the Town, but serves the residents of Mills River as an excellent source for college level and technical training classes.