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This Week in Burlington (May 6th, 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.”


May 6, 2015

 Highlights of This Issue:

Council News
  • Upcoming Council Meeting Dates 
  • Council Meeting Summary (May 5th)
Sanitation News
  • Free E-Waste Recycling Event
Recreation News
  • Musical Chairs Concert Series
  • Yee Haw River Paddle
Animal Services News
  • Half Price Adoption Special
  • Rabies Clinic
Police News
  • DARE Graduation

 Upcoming Council Meetings

City Council Meeting 

When: Tuesday May 19 , 2015 at 7:00 pm

Where: Council Chambers of the Municipal Building 

View the meeting Agendas here.

 Council Meeting Summary 
May 5, 2015
  • An ordinance was adopted requiring the demolition of a building located at 1417 Ashe St. 
  • A final plat was approved for Stirling Phase 2 Section 1, Mackintosh on the Lake for property located on the south side of Bonnar Bridge Parkway and the north side of Loch Ridge Parkway as shown on plans by Alley, Williams, Carmen and King, Inc., dated December 1, 2014, and containing 12 lots.  
  • Budget Amendment 2015-56- Animal Services was approved
  • The City will partner with New Leaf Society in the planning and implementation of an arboretum and green common space at Willowbrook Park. 
  • City Council adopted the 2015-2019 Community Development Program Five-Year Consolidated Plan and the One-Year Action Plan
  • Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday, May 9th and citizens are encouraged to support the drive by placing food items in or near your mailbox for the letter carrier to pick up

Meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Joint Meeting of the City Council and County Commissioners

The Burlington City Council and the Alamance County Commissioners will hold a joint meeting on May 11, 2015, at 6:00pm at the Family Justice Center, 1950 Martin Street, Burlington, NC 27217, to discuss; A) 2016 Property Re-Evaluation Process, B) Animal Services, C) Economic Development and D) Transportation Issues/Fixed Route Bus System.

View the Agenda

This Week in Pictures

DARE Graduation


Looking for an outdoor adventure? Take a look at our Nature and Outdoor Programs!
Recreation & Parks offers kayaking programs, hiking, youth programs and more!


 E-Waste Event

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On June 6th from 9am-2pm, there will be a free e-waste collection at the Public Works parking lot. 

 Animal Services News

May is National Pet Month. Animal Services is holding a half price adoption special May 16-23. Check out their Facebook Page for tips, fun facts and other tidbits throughout the month! Also, take a look at the Pet Help Resource Guide Animal Services has composed. It's chalk-full of useful information for pet owners!

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  1. Low-Cost Rabies & Microchip Clinic

    May 30, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Burlington Animal Services' Pet Adoption Center

    Rabies vaccinations at a low cost of $5 per pet. Also microchips will be offered for $20 including registration. 
Upcoming Events


The Bluegrass Experience will be at City Park this Friday at 7 p.m. Check out their music on YouTube.
Bring a chair, sit back & enjoy your Friday evening with some great tunes. 


We are less than a  month away from the start of downtown Burlington's summer concert series, 4th Fridays.  Join us on May 22nd from 4:30 - 9:00 PM for live music, cold beverages, food, kids activities, and downtown shopping.  Stores are open late! We'll see you on the fourth Friday in May!  Check out our 4th Fridays website HERE!

2015 Yee-Haw! River Paddle 
A benefit for the Haw River Trail Partnership
May 9th, 20


Family and Beginners' Paddle 10:00am-11:00am
Check-in begins at 9:30am

Yee-Haw! River Paddle 1:00pm-finish
Check-in and shuttles from 1:00pm-2:00pm


Event Description: The Yee-Haw! River Paddle brings together paddlers of all skill levels to share the Haw River as a community. The proceeds from the event support the Haw River Trail Partnership in furtherance of our "Conservation through Recreation" mission.

Paddle Route: This year's event features two paddles, a Family & Beginners' Paddle in the morning and the Yee-Haw! River Paddle in the afternoon. The morning paddle will be held at the Indian Valley Paddle Access, which features calm, flat water ideal for families and new beginners. Free boat rental for this portion of the paddle is sponsored by the Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co., Three Rivers Outfitters, and River Run Outfitters.

The afternoon paddle route begins with put-in at Shallow Ford Paddle Access and ends at Indian Valley Paddle Access. This section of river is suitable for all skill levels, featuring 4 miles of river with seven Class I rapids. It will take approximately 2 hours to paddle this section.  Click here for a detailed description of the route.

Cost: $20 for adults; $10 for kids 12 and under

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