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This Week in Burlington (September 12, 2014)

"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

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“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.”


September 12, 2014

 Highlights of This Issue:

  • Upcoming Council Meeting Dates (September 16th)
  • Council Meeting Summary (September 2nd)
  • David Huffman City Attorney
  • Job Listings
  • September 11th Remembrance
  • Burlington Youth Council
  • September Pet Adoption Special
  • Pawz in the Park
  • Youth Basketball Registration
  • Police Explorer's Yard Sale
  • Kidz Night Out
  • Peter Pan Jr.
  • Sunset Rhythms Highway 49
  • Sunset Poker Paddle
  • Free Paper Shredding Event (9/13)
  • Free E-waste Drop-Off Event (10/4)
  • Free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event (10/18)

 Upcoming Council Meetings

Council Meeting 

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Where: Council Chambers of the Municipal Building 

Work Session 

When: Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Where: Municipal Conference Room of the Municipal Building 

View the meeting Agendas here.

City Council Meeting Highlights
September 2, 2014

  • September 16, 2014 a public hearing will be held to approve the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Program 
  • October 7, 2014 a public hearing will be held to consider permanently closing Albright Ave. between Somers Ave. to the end of the street.
  • A memorandum of agreement was approved between the City and the Haw River Assembly and Cape Fear River Watch to help minimize sanitary sewer overflows and ensure proper public notification.
  • A final plat for the Wood at Grove Park Townhomes was approved.
  • Rezoning of a property, located east of University Drive, from R-15 Residential District to CB- Conditional Business District was approved.
  • A request from Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation was continued to the September 16, 2014 Council Meeting.
  • Mayor Pro Tem David Huffman was appointed as City Attorney. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:34 pm

Want to watch the video of the Council Meeting? Find it on our website.

David Huffman Appointed as City Attorney 

During their September 2, 2014 regular meeting, the Burlington City Council announced the selection of David R. Huffman to the position of City Attorney. David Huffman, a member of Burlington's City Council for twenty-nine of the past thirty-five years, has been practicing law since 1986. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University in 1973, a Masters of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983 and a Juris Doctor in 1986 from Mercer University in Macon Georgia. He has been in private legal practice in Alamance County for over 25 years.

Of his appointment Mr. Huffman says, “I appreciate the citizens of Burlington having allowed me to serve as a councilman and mayor pro tem, I am also appreciative of the city council for this opportunity to continue public service as city attorney. I look forward to these new challenges.”

Mr. Huffman will assume his role of Burlington City Attorney on October 1, 2014. Before this date, he will resign from his position of Mayor Pro Tem of the Burlington City Council. The City Council will discuss the matter of filling the vacancy created by Mayor Pro Tem's departure from the Council during upcoming meetings.

“David has had decades of experience working through complex issues as a member of the City Council. That experience, paired with his comprehensive legal background gives us confidence that he will expertly advise the Council regarding its legal matters,” says Mayor Ronnie K. Wall.

Mr. Huffman will replace Charles Bateman, who has served as Interim City Attorney since July of 2011. The City Attorney serves as the legal advisor to the Burlington City Council and represents the City in all legal matters. The City Attorney prepares and reviews contracts, ordinances and resolutions in addition to rendering legal advice and opinions relating to the legal affairs of the City. 

 Available Jobs at the City
Apply Today!



 September 11th Moment of Remembrance
Thirteenth Anniversary 


On Thursday, the Burlington Community came together as one to remember the events that happened thirteen years ago. No matter what amount of time has passed, the tragic events that took place on 9/11/01 will never be forgotten, and those who lost their lives will always be in our hearts. Watch the highlight video.

Be a Leader in Your Community
It's never too early to start


Are you looking for volunteer opportunities for your teen?


Check out the Burlington Youth Council (BYC), a community service organization for middle and high school students in Alamance County. The BYC is the backbone of Thataways Youth Center, for which they offer suggestions of programs and activities that are held there for children and teens. This active group of teens volunteers for various events and assists with local programs in the area, as well as coordinating fun activities for themselves. The BYC strives to provide healthy and fun activities for young people around Alamance County.

Wouldn't It Be Nice to Have a New Furry Friend 
as the Fall Chill Sets In?


adoption special
September 19th & 20th dogs are $40 and cats are $30.

 Bring Your Best Friend To:
 Pawz in the Park

Pawz in the Park      
Saturday, September 13th bring your dog to the Jiggs Askew Bark Park at City Park for a pawfect day!

Youth Basketball Registration Starts September 15th! 
The Burlington Recreation & Parks program is competitive and fun for girls and boys ages 5-14.



If your child has played a sport with BRPD before, you may register online or in person. If your child has not played a sport with BRPD before, you will need to visit the Main Office located at 1333 Overbrook Road, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm during the above registration dates. You will need a copy of your child's birth certificate and proof of address in order to register. After October 10th, a late fee will be applied.

Adult Basketball Registration runs September 22nd to November 21st. The coach's meeting will be held Thursday, October 23rd, 7:30pm at the Kernodle Senior Center. 

For more information, please contact Athletics at (336) 222-5030.

 The Explorers are Asking for Your Help
Yard Sale for Special Olympics

September 13, 2014
6 am-until
Police Headquarters 
267 W. Front St. 

*In the event of heavy rain, the yard sale will be rescheduled for Saturday, 9/20.

Contact:  Matt Fitch, BPD Explorer Advisor, 336-229-3121 

Kidz Night Out 
Means an Adult Evening! 

Kidz Night Out

Friday, September 12th bring your children to Thataways and let them enjoy a night of brick building fun!

Fly to Neverland

Peter Pan Jr.

September 11-14 Teen 2 Teen Theater will be performing Peter Pan Jr. at the Paramount Theater.
Call (336)222-TIXS.

 Sunset Rhythms
Highway 49 
City Park, September 12th, 7-9pm


Enjoy an evening of relaxation and good music at the Jimmy Combs Pavilon. Read more about Highway 49 on Reverb Nation. You can find more information about the Musical Chairs Concert series on our website.

*In the event of rain, please check for updates on Facebook.

Sunset Poker Paddle

Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina 
Sunday, October 12th • 4pm - 7pm (departs at 4pm)

Ages: Must be 16 years of age or accompanied by an adult
Admission: $25 Per Boat (maximum of two per boat), $15 Personal Boat

Burlington Recreation & Parks presents a Sunset Poker Paddle. Boaters will participate in a short paddle trip to three locations on the lake receiving cards at each of the locations for a game of “Luck of the Draw”. The top three poker hands will receive prizes. Snacks and drinks will be provided at the trip completion. Bring your binoculars and watch the water’s edge for wildlife. Boaters will enjoy dinner at the trip’s completion. Please call (336) 449-2078 for more information or to pre-register. Space is limited.

              Alamance County Free Paper Shredding Event
Shred Your Important Documents to Protect Yourself!

Shred Event

September 13th from 8am-12pm at the Burlington Fire and Police Training Center (near the animal shelter on Stone Quarry Road in Haw River). 4 bags or 4 bankers boxes allowed per person. Call 336-376-8902 for additional information.  Rain or Shine. 

Electronic Waste Free Drop-Off Event
October 4, 2014



From 9am-2pm on October 4th, the Public Works Department will be accepting electronic waste drop-offs. Drop off household electronics, TVs and personal computers at 234 E. Summit Avenue at no charge. 

Alamance County Free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event 

Household Waste

On Saturday, October 18th from 8am-1pm at the Burlington Fire and Police Training Center (100 Stone Quarry Road), Alamance County will be collecting Household Hazardous Wastes (such as paints, cleaning supplies, oil, brake fluid, etc.) free of charge. Learn more by calling 336-376-8902.

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 is a publication of the City of Burlington's Office of Public Information. Email  or call 222-5073 with questions or concerns.