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This Week in Burlington (November 17, 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

 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.”


November 21, 2014

 Highlights of This Issue:

Council News
  • Upcoming Council Meeting Dates 
  • Council Meeting Summary (November 18th)
Traffic Update 
  • St. Mark's Church Road Closure
Sanitation News
  • Holiday Schedule
Police News
  • Crime Prevention Tip  
Special Events 
  • Christmas Parade This Saturday 
Recreation News & Events
  • Haw River Hustle This Weekend
  • Bark Park Water Shutoff 
  • Youth Athletics Survey

 Upcoming Council Meetings

Council Meeting 

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

View the meeting Agendas here.

Council Meeting Highlights 
November 18, 2014

  • The following Traffic Commission recommendations were adopted:
  • 25 mph speed limit for Inglewood Drive.
  • 3-way stop at the intersection of Glidewell Drive and Tiki Lane.
  • "No Trucks" zone on Loy Street between Anthony Street and Race Street.
  • Council approved the renewal of Municipal Agreement Schedule D "Traffic Signal System Operations" with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.  This municipal agreement establishes the reimbursement mechanism for maintenance and operations work that the City of Burlington conducts on the NCDOT traffic signal system. 
  • A contract between the City of Burlington and VHB Engineering NC, P.C. was approved for a Corridor Safety Analysis on South Church Street from Tarleton Avenue to Fifth Street.   
  • Council approved a final Change Order No. 3 to the South Burlington Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal Improvements contract with H.G. Reynolds, Inc., to extend the contract time for 65 calendar days with a final net increase of $80,024.59 to the contract price.  
  • A public hearing was held to consider an application to rezone from R-15, Residential District, to CB, Conditional Business District for the use of a Unified Business Development with use and development conditions as specified in the application.  The property is located at the southeast intersection of University Drive and South Church Street. Rezoning will be continued to the December 2, 2014 City Council Meeting.
  • A public hearing was held to consider an application to rezone from O&I, Office and Institutional District, to CB, Conditional Business District for the use of two Monopole Billboards.  The property is located south of Longpine Road. The motion to approve died due to lack of a second.

Council selected the following to appear at the December 1, 2014, Work Session for the interview process:

Kathy Hykes
Richard Parker
James Upchurch

The meeting adjourned at 7:36pm                        

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


City administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th in observation of Thanksgiving. As a result, sanitation and recycling schedules will be slightly modified. Monday the 24th and Tuesday the 25th schedules will remain normal. Thursday the 27th and Friday the 28th collection routes for both sanitation and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, November 26th. Please call 222-5111 with questions regarding sanitation collection or 229-0525 with questions regarding recycling collection.

 Road Closure: St. Mark's Church Road

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, the N.C. Department of Transportation will closed a portion of St. Marks Church Road in Burlington for evening construction work.

NCDOT has temporarily closed a 500-foot portion of the Road between Rural Retreat Road and Boone Station Road for the construction of a sanitary sewer line serving the Retreat at the Parke development. Construction will take place nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. and is slated to be complete by Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 6 a.m.

Business owners and residents of the affected areas are allowed access to and from their businesses and homes at all times. However, through traffic must follow the 0.9 mile signed detour route along Rural Retreat Road, University Drive and Boone Station Drive.

BPD Crime Prevention Tip
Have a Timeframe


Let a family member or friend know your destination and your estimated time of arrival or return. That way, law enforcement can be notified as quickly as possible if there is a problem. 

Holiday Events
With so many fun events to choose from, you might have to try them all! Visit our list of Holiday Events for more information about everything going on in Burlington this Holiday Season. 

 Christmas Parade THIS SATURDAY!

This Saturday, November 22, 2014 

Christmas Parade Starts at 10:00am
Downtown Burlington

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. 

Cost: FREE
Ages: For All Ages             

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Don’t miss this year’s 68th annual Burlington Christmas Parade where there is something for everyone to enjoy! Our parade has a little bit of everything, including, but not limited to:

  • Bands
  • Horses
  • Martial Arts Demonstrations
  • Dancers
  • Antique Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Santa Claus 
  • & Much More! 


Gingerbread Workshop


December 13, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Thataways Youth Center

For All Ages Burlington Recreation & Parks invites families to the Gingerbread Creations Workshop. Families bring your own Gingerbread Kit and enjoy Christmas tunes and holiday cheer while bringing your gingerbread creations to life! Concessions will also be available to purchase. Families must register in advance, space is limited. To register, please call (336) 222-5072.

 Breakfast with Santa 


December 13, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Thataways Youth Center
For All Ages Celebrate the holidays at Thataways Youth Center with the whole family! Event includes breakfast, arts & crafts, and face painting. Don’t forget your camera! Tickets will be on sale November 1st - December 11th. Pre-registration required. For more information or to register, please call (336) 222-5134. Space is limited.

 Jiggs Askew Bark Park Water Shutoff

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As temperatures plunge and winter preparations begin, the Burlington Recreation and Park Department will be “winterizing” the Jiggs Askew Memorial Dog Park. This means that water to the park will be turned off through the month of February. With this in mind, the Recreation & Parks Department asks that Dog Park patrons bring a bottle of water with them for their pets during the months of December, January, and February. Even frosty paws need to stay hydrated.

Please contact the Burlington Recreation & Parks Department at (336) 222-5030 with specific questions related to use of the Jiggs Askew Memorial Dog Park. Additional Dog Park information may also be found on the web at www.BurlingtonNC.gov/DogPark

 Haw River Hustle 5K Sunday


Sunday, November 23rd • Race begins at 8am
Ages: 5 & up • Cost: $25 per runner, includes t-shirt
Starting at Indian Valley Paddle Access & ending at the Glencoe Mill Village

Walk-up registration will be available!

Burlington Recreation & Parks along with Elon University Sport & Event Management Class present the Haw River Hustle 5k Trail Run. The Haw River Hustle is a 5k race to help benefit the Western Alamance Warriors Cross Country Team, a program with a winning history that requires extra funding to allow kids to continue racing. The race will be run along the Haw River Trail. A mix between beautiful scenery, a meaningful historical background and amazing refurbished facilities provide a 5k experience unlike any other. 

For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/HawRiverHustle
To register, visit http://hawriverhustle.weebly.com/
Follow the event on Instagram @HawRiverHustle_5k.

 Youth Athletics Survey


Has your child played a sport with Burlington Recreation & Parks? If so, we want to hear from you! 

Share your thoughts about Burlington Recreation & Parks Youth Athletics through this link: www.BurlingtonNC.gov/YouthAthleticsSurvey

Senior Center Events 
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    Welcome to Medicare Program

    December 1, 1:00 PM @ Kernodle Senior Center

    For Adults of All Ages Burlington Recreation & Parks will offer the Welcome to Medicare program this December. The program will provide a basic overview of Medicare enrollment and coverage, Medigap policies, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicare prescription drug plans. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (336) 222-5135.

Senior Christmas

Senior Christmas Performance

December 9, 1:00 PM @ Kernodle Senior Center

For Adults of All Ages Burlington Recreation & Parks invites seniors to enjoy the sounds of the season from all the talented seniors from the community.

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

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