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System Pressure Advisory!

The water consumers of the Town of Marshall located on Redmon Road, Frisby Road, Bailey Branch Road, Oakley Freeman Road, Rector Corner Road, Rector Corner Circle, Ramsey Road and Cotton Mill Hill in Madison County are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to maintenance and/or repair of the water line system.  Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increase the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.

Therefore, when water service is restored, consumers are advised to boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.

Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.     

Water customers are strongly urged to conserve water whenever possible.  This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.

Boiling water concentrates any levels of nitrates that may be present in the water. Infants below the age of six months and pregnant women should use an alternate water supply (e.g., bottled water) whenever possible.

This advisory issued on May 21, 2024, by:

                                                                              Forrest Gilliam

                                                                              Town of Marshall




Welcome to Marshall
The Town of Marshall is nestled in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina on the banks of the French Broad River and is rich in history, scenery, outdoor activities and mountain culture.

In Historic Downtown Marshall you'll find an historical county courthouse, old-time stores, art galleries, shops with unique home decor and gifts, restaurants cooking with produce from local farms, a Sunday afternoon farmers market on the island, and more. Serving the mountain community, you will find holiday events, county services, and the home offices for the county libraries.

Marshall is also becoming a center for artists. Browse the galleries on the island and downtown, go to classes, exhibits, shows and concerts, often centered on mountain culture.

News and Announcements

Vacancy Announcement - Chief of Police

Position Summary:
The Town of Marshall is seeking applications for an experienced law enforcement professional for the position of Chief of Police. The Chief of Police will be responsible for leading and managing all operations for a department comprised of the Chief and three full-time officers as well as auxiliary officers. The role includes performing administrative and management duties while also performing patrol and investigative work. The current Chief is retiring after ten years in the role. Projected start date for the position is August 1, 2024. The position comes with generous benefits package including paid health insurance; dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance available, paid sick time, paid vacation time, and paid holidays; participation in the Local Government/State retirement system, and 401k with 5% employer match.

Where to Apply:
Submit cover letter, application, resume’ and supporting documents by email [email protected], mail, PO Box 548, Marshall, NC 28753, or in person at Marshall Town Hall. Applicants should apply by June 14, 2024. The position is open until filled. The first screen of applicants will begin on June 17, 2024.

Position Information

Position Application

System Pressure Advisory No Longer In Effect May 7th, 2024

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FY 2023 - 2024 Water Rate Ordinance

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Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

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Special Event Permits

If you are planning on using a public place (island park, pavilion, pocket park, community buildings, etc.) for the purpose of conducting a special event (birthday party, wedding, festival, concert, parade, bike race, car show, etc.), you must obtain a special permit to do so.

Use of Public Places for a Special Event Permit:

Special Event means any of the following activities conducted on public property:

  1. An event at a town park or facility to which the public is invited or admission is charged
  2. An event at a town park or facility to which a group of persons are invited to gather (birthday party, wedding, class reunion etc.)
  3. An occasion in which a group of person collectively engage in a sport or form of physical exercise which obstructs delays or interferes with the normal flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic and controls, including, but not limited to bicycle and foot races
  4. Any event utilizing amplified sound due to its potential for impact on the surrounding neighbors

The links to the special event permit, guidelines, emergency management plan, reservation calendar and fee schedule are below.