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This Week in Burlington (April 10, 2015)
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"This Week in Burlington"
is a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by the City's Office of Public Information. "This Week" includes council meeting summaries, news, information about events, and more. You are receiving this newsletter because you have signed up for the "City News" Notify Me email alerts at www.BurlingtonNC.gov. "This Week" is also available on the web at www.BurlingtonNC.gov/ThisWeek.

 Our Mission

“The City of Burlington is dedicated to providing high quality municipal services within our diverse community in a friendly, professional and efficient manner in order to promote the safety, health, and quality of life of residents and employees.”


April 10, 2015

 Highlights of This Issue:

Council News
  • Upcoming Council Meeting Dates 
  • Council Meeting Summary (April 7th)
Sanitation News
  • Household Hazardous Waste Event
  • Bulk Waste Collection Fee Waiver 
Animal Services News
  • 1/2 Price Special
Recreation News
  • Fourth Fridays
  • Summer Camps
  • Film Lab Summer Camp
  • Summer Tour Production
  • Go Green Kids!- National Volunteer Week
  • Active City Streets
  • Hikes with Hounds
  • North Park Celebrates National Library Week
Water Resources News
  • Staley Creek Clean-Up

 Upcoming Council Meetings

City Council Meeting 

When: Tuesday April 21 , 2015 at 7:00 pm
Where: Council Chambers of the Municipal Building 

View the meeting Agendas here.

 Council Meeting Summary 
  • April was proclaimed Alcohol Awareness Month
  • April 7th was proclaimed National Service Recognition Day
  • The Destination Burlington Comprehensive Plan was presented to Council
  • A public hearing was held to receive citizens' comments on the proposed Five-Year-Consolidated-Plan for the Community Development Program
  • A public hearing was held to consider rezoning 3550 S. Church St. from a Planned Industrial District and General Business Development to Conditional Business District to allow for Unified Business Development. The rezoning was approved. 
  • A public hearing was held to consider an application to rezone 2209 Lacy St. from Office & Institutional District  to Residential District. The rezoning was approved.
  • Front Street between South Worth Street and Spring Street will be closed during the Burlington Junior Woman's Club annual 5K fundraising event on Saturday April 11th from 7:30 am-10:30 am. 
  • The following streets will be closed during the Alamance Region's 44th Annual Antique Car Club Show on May 16th from 6:30 am-4:00 pm: Front Street from South Worth Street to South Spring Street, Main Street from East Front Street to East Davis Street. 
  • A proposal was approved for a dual partnership program at the Apple Tree Subdivision.
  • A final plat was approved for Bellaeuwood Development Burlington West Plaza.
  • A contract was awarded to PF Plumbing Contractors for the installation of a 12-inch waterline to serve the Town of Ossipee.
  • Harold Owen presented pending legislative issues to Council.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm 

Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off

Saturday, April 18th
Burlington Fire Training Center
8 am-1 pm

Rain or Shine Household Generated Waste Only – NO Commercial/Business Waste

Accepted Types of hazardous waste: • Latex & oil based paint and spray paint • Household cleaners, drain openers, toilet bowl cleaners, oven cleaners, disinfectants • Solvents, thinners, shellacs, varnishes, sealers, wood preservatives • Automotive products including brake fluid, antifreeze, used motor oil (up to 5-gal per resident), filters, gasoline • Pesticides & insecticides including poisons, aerosols, weed killers • Miscellaneous materials such as acids, bases, kerosene, batteries, photographic chemicals, pool chemicals, mercury, fluorescent tubes • Camp and grill size propane cylinders only

Household material NOT accepted: • Gas Cylinders (except camp and grill size propane cylinders) • Explosives / Ammunition • Medical Waste • Electronics / TVs / Computers • Radioactives / Smoke Detectors

This free event is sponsored by the Alamance County Landfill and is co-sponsored by the Cooperative Extension.

Bulk Waste Collection Fee Waiver


From March 2nd through May 1st of 2015, the Burlington City Council has waived collection fees for bulk waste collection services. This applies to all customers currently receiving bulk collection services through the City. The Sanitation Division asks that residents simply place bulk items, separated into different piles for bulk junk, bulk yard waste, and bulk white goods/appliances, out one day prior to their usual trash collection day.

Normal bulk collection fees are $6.75 per “bite” of a bulk truck if more than one “bite” is necessary.

Bulk items include:

Bulk Yard Waste
tree trimmings (shorter than six feet)
limbs (under six inches in diameter)
large yard waste volumes

Bulk Junk
large household items
large furniture items
rolled carpet 
Bulk White Goods/Appliances
large appliances
white goods
large metals

Loose items such as pine needles, clippings, leaves, etc. must be containerized for collection by yard waste crews. These should remain separate from the bulk waste piles.

Items that cannot be collected include motor oil, anti-freeze, batteries, scrap tires, construction debris, wood pallets, oyster shells, florescent light tubes, electronics, contractor waste, material generated by landscaping or tree services, firewood pieces, tree trunks, or any recyclables.

Residents can learn more by visiting www.BurlingtonNC.gov/Sanitation and may direct any questions to the City Sanitation Division at 222-5111.

Additional Info...

 Animal Services News

April Special

Animal Services will hold a half price adoption special from April 11-18. 

Hikes with Hounds

Introducing a new program, Hikes with Hounds, brought to you by Recreation & Parks and Animal Services. Volunteers will hike on one of Burlington's trails with an adoptable dog. Please call 222-3150 to pre-register.

$5 Rabies Clinic
April 25, 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Alamance County Environmental Health Section
209 N. Graham-Hopedale Road
BurlingtonNC 27215

North Park Library Celebrates National Library Week

April 15, 3:30 PM @ North Park Public Library

Celebrate National Library Week with Alamance County Public Libraries, April 12-18. Come by North Park Public Library on Wednesday, April 15 at 3:30pm to enjoy fun for the whole family! The event will feature face painting, activities, an ice cream sundae bar, and lots of great books!

 Summer Day Camp Registration


Summer Day Camp registration is underway! Choose from 7 locations across Burlington & Elon for 10 weeks of summer excitement for your child. Learn more about summer programs for children and teens at www.BurlingtonNC.gov/youth. Week long Specialty Camps are also available!

 Save The Date


May 22 Sweet Tea & the Biscuits 

June 26  Carri Smithey

July 24 Graymatter

August 28 Lauren Light

Sept 25 Love & Valor

Summer Film Lab

Film Lab

July 6-10 & July 13-17 
Rising 7th-12th graders 
$50 per week or $90 for both 
Paramount Theater 1 pm-4 pm 
To register contact 222-5134

 Summer Tour Production

Summer Tour Production

$80 for program 
Rising 4th-7th graders
Auditions June 8th & 9th 
Rehearsals June 15- July 3rd 
Tech weeks July 6-10 & July 13-17 
Paramount Theater 1 pm-4p m
Call 570-6516 to register

Upcoming Events

Active City Streets

Active City Streets was created in 2012 through a partnership of Recreation and Parks and The Burlington Downtown Corporation 

Wear your tennis shoes, this event is designed to get you moving! There will be stations set up all over the streets of downtown to keep you active. Learn to hula hoop, Play a life size game of Chutes-and Ladders, take a zumba class, let your kids play in the kid zone and then grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks. 

Our great downtown shops and restaurants will be open.  Make sure you stop in and see what all the buzz is about our great downtown district.  

 Go Green Kids! National Volunteer Week


Saturday, April 18
For All Ages
Thataways Youth Center

Join the Burlington Youth Council and Burlington Recreation & Parks as we make a difference in our community! Participants will spend the morning cleaning up the City Park, creating a craft with recyclables, learning how to compost, planting, and learning about other ways to go green! Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (336) 222-5134. To learn more about other projects and volunteering in the community for National Volunteer Week, please call the United Way of Alamance County at (336) 438-2000.

 Calling All Volunteers: 

Join the Burlington Water Resources Department on April 25th from 8:00am to 12:00pm for a stream-side cleanup of Staley Creek and its tributaries. Call Chester Patterson at (336)222-5140 or email him at to sign up or for more information.

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