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This Week in Burlington (January 16, 2015)

"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.”


January 16, 2015

 Highlights of This Issue:

Council News
  • January 6, 2014 Council Summary
  • Upcoming Council Meeting Dates 
Recreation News & Events
  • Youth Lacrosse Registration
  • Youth Soccer Registration
  • North Park in Motion Dance Program Sign Ups
  • Chili Cook-Off
Sanitation News
  • E-Waste Recycling Event
  • Martin Luther King Day Schedule
Water News
  • Soil and Fertilizer Workshops
  • Bowl with Lenny the Lifeguard

 Upcoming Council Meetings

Council Meeting 

When: Tuesday, January 20 , 2014 at 7:00 pm
Where: Council Chambers of the Municipal Building 

View the meeting Agendas here.

Council Meeting Summary
January 6, 2015 

  • A public hearing was set for January 20th for citizens to comment on Area Housing and Neighborhood Improvement Needs and proposed activities for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Community Development Program
  • A public hearing was held to consider adopting a final resolution confirming a water assessment roll for waterline improvements along Fairview Drive from Westview Terrace to Garden Road. The final resolution was adopted. 
  • A public hearing was held to consider an application to rezone from R-9, Residential District and I-1 Planned Industrial District to CI, Conditional Industrial District for the continued use and expansion of the Airport. The rezoning was approved. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:46 pm

 Athletics Registration


Adult spring softball registration begins Monday, January 26, 2015 and ends Friday, April 10, 2015.
Coach's meeting is March 19 at 6:30pm, practice starts March 23 and games begin April 13. Call 222-5030 to register.


Youth Lacrosse Registration is underway at the BRPD Main Office and online at www.BurlingtonNC.gov/athletics. Registration goes through January 30 at 5pm. This program is for boys ages 7-14. For more information, please call (336) 222-5030.http://ow.ly/i/8axpC


Youth Soccer Registration is underway at the BRPD Main Office & online atwww.BurlingtonNC.gov/athletics. Registration goes through January 23 at 5pm. This program is offered for boys and girls ages 4-18. For more information, please call (336) 222-5030.

I.A.M.M. Dance Company

IAMM Flyer

North Park in Motion – Inspiring Artistic Motivation in Movement Dance Company (I.A.M.M. Dance Company)
Ages: 3 - 15
Spring Session: February 9 – April 30
Pre-registration: January 12 - 22
Registration Fee: $20 for first child; $15 for second child (covers all classes)

North Park in Motion presents low cost weekly dance class sessions to the community featuring lyrical, jazz, & modern dance. In the beginning of the session, these classes will incorporate short history overview of dance styles being taught. Space is limited. For more information, please call (336) 222-5138. Participants must pre-register to secure spot in session.

Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook-Off
January 31, 2015

Judging beings at 11:00 am
Holly Hill Mall
Huffman Mill Road

This annual Super Bowl Chili Cook-Off, 
hosted by The Times-News, along with Burlington Recreation & Parks

Times News

 Chili Cook Off

If you think you have the best-tasting chili in Alamance County, then prove it during the Times-News’ 24th annual Chili Bowl Cook-Off at 11 a.m. Jan. 31. Just bring a Crock-Pot of your best chili to Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, 309 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington, to be judged by area chili experts. The top three winners will receive cash and prizes from the Burlington Recreation & Parks Department. The cook-off will be limited to the first 30 people who preregister by Jan. 28.

A Chili Pepper Eating Contest also will take place at 12:30 p.m. following the Chili Cook-Off. Up to 15 contestants will be given 3 minutes to eat as many pickled jalapeno peppers as they possibly can. The winner will receive $100. Participants must be 18 years old and sign a waiver. Preregistration also is required by Jan. 28. 

Complete rules and registration is available online at 

E Waste Flyer

Did you receive new electronics this holiday? Need to make room for the new by recycling the old? Bring your unwanted e-waste to a FREE recycling event on February 7, 2015. Visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/ewaste for more info.

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The week of January 19th, Monday sanitation route will be collected on Tuesday January 20th.
City offices will be closed Monday, January 19th for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Do you know how to properly test your soil? The Piedmont Triad Water Quality Partnership and NC Cooperative Extension are hosting several workshops in the area about soil and fertilizer. To register for the Burlington workshop on January 29th, call (336)570-6740.

It's Lenny the Lifeguard Day on January 20th at Country Club West Bowling Alley.
It's sure to be a hoppin' good time!

Find the City of Burlington on Social Media and stay up to date on the latest happenings and photos from around town.

and on Instagram @BurlingtonNC

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