When: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Where: Council Chambers of the Municipal Building
Annual Budget Work Session
When: Monday, May 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm**
** During the April 1st Council Meeting it was decided that all future Work Sessions will be held at 5:00 pm.
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Burlington City Council voted to waive bulk waste collection fees from March 3rd through May 2nd as part of a Spring Cleaning Special. In the wake of the March 7, 2013 ice storm however, the City initiated a debris collection contract with Phillips & Jordan.
Phillips & Jordan has completed their first pass of collections and are currently working through the city to collect a second round of debris. This is estimated to continue over the next week.
As Phillips & Jordan crews phase out or storm debris collection and City Sanitation crews begin taking over typical yard debris and bulk waste collections, the Burlington City Council has voted to extend the free bulk waste collection period through May 16th. Residents will not be charged for any yard debris or bulky waste collected through May 16th.
It’s important for residents to leave 5’ between debris piles and trash/recycle carts to facilitate normal refuse collections. Do not place debris on any water meter vault, or near fire hydrant or other above-ground utilities. Do not place debris in culverts or curb drains as this could cause street flooding. Vegetative debris, limbs and shrubbery should be placed at the curb. Bundling or strapping debris is not required; typical size restrictions are waived through May 16th.
Bulk waste and storm debris will be collected at no charge to residents. However, for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reporting and to allow workers to collect efficiently, we ask that storm debris, typical vegetative yard waste, white goods and household bulk materials all be placed in separate piles. Learn more about bulk waste collections at www.BurlingtonNC.gov/BulkWaste.
Residents that have storm debris that has yet to be collected, please the City’s Public Works Department at 336-222-5005 to report the address of the debris. Please check the City website at www.BurlingtonNC.gov for additional information and updates on the debris removal process. The City would like to thank all residents for their patience during the ice storm recovery.
April 24, 2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Burlington Pet Adoption Center. To celebrate ten successful years of matching homeless pets with new forever families, adoptions on April 25th and 26th will be discounted.
On April 25th and 26th, dogs can be adopted for only $35 and cats for $25. All adoptable animals have been spayed or neutered, have one-year rabies shots and vaccinations, and have been dewormed. Adoptable pets can be viewed online at www.BurlingtonNC.gov/Pets or come to meet them in person at the Pet Adoption Center located at 221 Stone Quarry Road in Haw River, just outside of the Burlington City limits.
To date, more than 9,000 animals have been adopted from the Burlington Pet Adoption Center. This bright, user-friendly facility became a reality in 2004 as the result of a 1/3 partnership between the City of Burlington, Alamance County and the non-profit Pet Adoption and Welfare Society (PAWS). The Pet Adoption Center is part of Burlington Animal Services which is operated by the City of Burlington and provides animal services to all areas in Alamance County. Financial support is also provided by Alamance County, the municipalities within the county, PAWS, and community donations.
The Spay and Neuter Clinic of Alamance County, providing low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, evolved after the Pet Adoption Center opened in 2004. Although pet adoption is a critical link to solving Alamance’s County pet overpopulation problem, preventing animals from reproducing is the most effective method of decreasing the pet population. Decreasing the pet population reduces the numbers of animals that have to be euthanized, and increases the number of possible adoptions.
More information about the Burlington Pet Adoption Center, Spay and Neuter Clinic of Alamance County or the Anniversary Adoption Special can be obtained by contacting Burlington Animal Services at 578-0343.
Burlington Recreation & Parks
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 27, 2014
4:00pm for ages 2-5
4:30pm for ages 6-12
Field # 1 Burlington City Park
Burlington Recreation & Parks announces the rescheduled rain date for City Park’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Ages 2-12 years old are invited Sunday April 27, 2014 to City Park field #1 for an Eggxtravaganza.
The hunt will be located at City Park. Field #1. New this year BRPD is dividing the egg hunts into two times. First egg hunt will be at 4:00pm, for children 2-5 years old. During this hunt, one parent per child is allowed on the hunting grounds. In order to keep all children safe, no strollers are allowed on the hunting grounds. The second hunt will start at 4:30pm for children ages 6-12 years old. During this hunt no parents are allowed on the hunting grounds.
Join the fun the eggs will be filled with candy, tickets to the amusement park rides, the Maynard Aquatic Center and many more surprises. Each hunt will include prize eggs. There will be one lucky egg winner and several prize winners. Keep your eye for the Easter Bunny for photo opportunities.
The Amusement Park will open during the Easter Egg Hunt.
Burlington Recreation and Parks held a Facebook competition last week asking the community to guess the number of Easter eggs used in the city Park’s annual hunt. We had a tie of two community members that guessed 10.000. We will hunt 10,754 eggs at the hunt.
They won a Park Experience PRIZE basket:
• FREE Family Park pass for Burlington City Park - $90 value
• FREE Family Maynard Aquatics Center pass - $295 value
• FREE round of golf at Indian Valley (includes green fee and cart fee) – $35 value
• 2 Carousel Festival t-shirts (choose your size from adult and youth sizes)
We can be found on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Burlington-Recreation-Parks and twitter @BurlingtonNC. Keep an eye out for more exciting contest on our social media.
For more information, please call 222-5030 or visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/recreation.
Turning 65 or planning to retire soon? If you are, please join the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) for a “Welcome to Medicare” program on Tuesday May 20, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Graham Public Library at 211 South Main Street,Graham, NC, 27253. The program will provide a basic overview of Medicare enrollment and coverage, Medigap policies, Medicare advantage plans and Medicare prescription drug plans. Registration is required. To register or if you have questions, please call the Kernodle Senior Center at 336-222-5135. SHIIP is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance.