Upcoming Council Meetings
Council Meeting Continued
When: July 31st at 9:00am
Where: Council Chamber of the Municipal Building
Why: Meeting continued from July 17th 8:00am meeting to discuss a personnel matter (in closed session)
When: Monday, August 4th, 2014 at 7:00 pm*
Where: Council Chambers of the Municipal Building
When: No August Work Session
* The August Work Session was canceled and the August 5th meeting was moved to August 4th due to National Night Out activities on August 5th.
View the meeting Agendas here.
The City of Burlington was recently awarded $50,000 in grant funding by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) under the 2014 Urgent Repair Program. This program provides funds to assist low and very low-income households with special needs in addressing housing conditions which pose imminent threats to life or safety. The program also provides funding for accessibility modification and other repairs necessary to prevent displacement of low and very low-income homeowners with special needs.
The Community Development Division of the City’s Planning Department will administer the program. Of the program, Community Development Administrator Shawna Tillery says, “The City is very excited about our continued partnership with the NCHFA for another year” Tillery adds that “this is our second allocation from the NCHFA and we are thrilled to be able to offer this housing assistance program to the citizens of Alamance County who might otherwise not be able to continue to live in their current situation.”
To be eligible, homeowners must meet the specific requirements. Homeowners must reside within Alamance County and both own and occupy the home in need of repair. Total household income must not exceed 50% of the County median income for the household size. The homeowner must have a special need, and must have urgent repair needs, which cannot be met through other state or federally-funded housing assistance programs.
4th Fridays in Downtown
Are you counting down until Friday? 4th Friday will be taking place this Friday, July 25th in downtown Burlington. The fun begins at 4:30 with kids tents, face painting, music from Tom Corners, Sweet T and The Biscuits, and Gray Matter, food trucks, beer and wine vendors, and more!
National Night Out (NNO) is held annually on the first Tuesday in August. The NNO Campaign is comprised of citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 9,700 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.
The National Night Out (NNO) Campaign is multi-functional.
NNO is designed to:
Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
Generate support for and participate in local anti-crime programs.
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are on the watch.
Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities towns and neighborhoods are coming together to celebrate NNO with a variety of events and activities such as block parties, cookouts and visits from local police.
NNO has proven to be an enjoyable, effective and inexpensive tool to promote a police-community partnership in our fight for a safer nation.
The City of Burlington holds a long-standing tradition of participating in National Night Out. This year, expect to see member of the Police and Fire Departments as well as Department Heads and City Council members at your National Night Out block parties.
If you would like to participate in National Night Out, call one of the Crime Prevention Specialists at 336-229-3540.
Annual Stormwater Meeting
Join the City's Stormwater Division to learn more about ongoing stormwater programs and upcoming improvements. Ask your stormwater related questions. Please join us on August 20th at 5:00pm at the Kernodle Senior Center (1535 S. Mebane St.). For more information, call 222-5140.
On May 8, 2014, community members were invited to the Kernodle Senior Center to participate in a Community Input Workshop to help plan for Burlington's future. Comprehensive Planning consultants, RATIO, have issued a summary of findings from that event. The report can be found by clicking this link. The file is large and will take a few moments to download.
Don't forget that your input is sill needed on the City's MindMixer site. Join the site, participate, and earn points to use for some free stuff!
Burlington PD Wants Continuous Feedback
Burlington Carousel Festival
Saturday, September 20th • 10am - 6pm
Sunday, September 21st • 1pm - 6pm
For All Ages
Burlington City Park
The annual Burlington Carousel Festival will mark its 27th anniversary on September 20th & 21st at the Burlington City Park. The Dentzel Menagerie Carousel, one of the most historic treasures in Burlington was built around 1910 by the Dentzel Family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Each year the city comes together to celebrate the Carousel by hosting the annual Carousel Festival. Artists Alley, an area where fine artists and craft exhibitors display and exhibit their work featuring original paintings, antiques, and much more. The Children's Area offers families the opportunity to take a ride on the Carousel or one of the other amusement activities that are permanently located in the park. Bring a chair and enjoy the sights and sounds of the local music and entertainment. The Jimmy Combs Memorial Amphitheater will feature national recording artist Phil Vassar, Sunday, September 21st as well as many local and regional favorites throughout the weekend. And no one can forget the wonderful aroma of our food court, which is provided by local non-profit agencies from right here within the community. For more information and updates on entertainment, please visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/festival.