When: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Where: Council Chambers of the Municipal Building
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Burlington’s appointees must be reside within Burlington’s corporate limits and cannot serve on any other City appointed board or commission. The Commission will meet at least monthly or more often as required.
The Public Transit Advisory Commission will be responsible for advising the City Council and staff regarding transit system policies such as routes, ridership policies, transit fares, customer amenities, and operating policies. The Commission will receive input from the citizenry and the ridership of the system regarding public transit issues. The Commission will recommend rules and procedures governing transit programs, equipment and facilities, hours of operation, security, regulatory guidelines and service improvements. The Commission will recommend and promote marketing strategies for the promotion of the system. The Commission will also propose the transit system’s annual budget.
Your contributions will go a long way toward providing food, clothing and presents to the elderly and the families of needy children during the Christmas and Holiday Season.
We select children from the community that we have been told would not otherwise have gifts during this Christmas Season. Our goal is to spend $100 on each child and give the family of those children a week’s worth of groceries. Last year we were able to take seventy-five children shopping and we would like to match or surpass these numbers for this year. We also take elderly citizens in the community that live alone a week’s worth of groceries and spend some time with them.
We realize that during this economic time it is difficult to stretch funds but please consider contributing to this very worthy cause. This program would not be possible without the generous financial support from local businesses. Your generosity allows us to provide toys, food and other necessities to families that would otherwise face a desolate holiday season.
If you are willing to assist us in continuing this worthwhile program, please make out your tax-deductible donation to the Burlington Police Club and indicate, “COPS Care” on the memo line.
You can be assured that any donation will be appreciated by those in need and the Burlington Police Department. Thank you for your consideration.
Police Officer II J.D. Kahn
Christmas Parade Starts at 10:00am
This festive parade begins on Front Street (at the intersection of Lexington Ave.) and continues on to Worth, Davis, Spring, Maple Ave. and Main St. before ending at the YMCA.
Ages: For All Ages
Pat Yarbrough, a Burlington resident was left blind from an accident as a young girl. She wanted to give back to the community for all that the community had done for her and Daphne’s Fragrance Garden was her dream. Her first service dog was Daphne. Daphne was a hero; she saved Pat’s life and performed many heroic deeds, and educated more than seven thousand school children on the importance of service dogs. The beautiful fragrance garden, located adjacent the John Robert Kernodle Senior Center, contains 42 varieties of plants. The garden, designed with Pat’s input, includes fragrant junipers and boxwoods. Other fragrant flowering and non-flowering plants add unexpected touches to the garden. A fountain, knock out roses, arbors and a pergola round out the garden. Signage is available in Braille and printed brochures are available so all can enjoy and learn about the beautiful plants and landscape.
It’s been said that fragrant plants can make the difference between a pretty garden and an unforgettable one.
Since the garden’s dedication in August of 2009, Pat has married. She was married to Bill Vandervelde in 2011, in fact the wedding was held in the garden.
Pat has decided to donate funds to expand this beautiful garden. The expansion began in late September of this year and includes a waterfall feature to add depth and newness to its beauty. The City is so lucky to have someone like Pat who shares her love of living things with the community.
A visit to Daphne’s Garden is not one you’ll soon forget. In Pat’s words, Daphne’s Fragrance Garden was “designed for the visually impaired, but is a gift to all people.”