Upcoming Council Meetings
When: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Where: Council Chambers of the Municipal Building
When: Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm*
Where: Municipal Conference Room
View the meeting Agendas here.
Council Meeting Summary
February 18, 2014
Four public hearings were held. The first was held to receive citizen comments on area housing and neighborhood improvement needs for 2014-2015 Community Development Program. The second considered an application to rezone 2008 Anthony Road from Planned Industrial-Residential District to Conditional Industrial district, for the use of indoor automobile sales. Rezoning was approved. A property on the north side of Avon Avenue was also rezoned from a Residential District to Multifamily District. An application was also considered to rezone 3344 Alamance Road from Industrial District to Planned Industrial-Residential District. Rezoning was approved.
City Manager Harold Owen and Bob Patterson reported on the sewer break at East Waste Water Plant.
Two audience members spoke. One in favor of public transportation and the other for creation of jobs in the community.
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Saturday, April 12, 2014
8:00 am until 1:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
100 Stone Quarry Road, Haw River (Burlington Fire Training Center)
Directions: Turn at intersection onto Quarry Street/Stone Quarry Road off of N. Church St/HWY 70. Travel approximately .2 miles past the Burlington Adoption Center on the right and the collection site is located in the gated parking lot of the Burlington Fire Training Center on the left.
Household Generated Waste Only – NO Commercial/Business Waste Accepted. Free event is sponsored by the Alamance County Landfill. Co-sponsors are Cooperative Extension Service and NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program. For further information, please call (336) 376-8902.
Do have unused medication? Keep your family and community safe by dropping it off at this FREE medication take back event on March 22nd at Holly Hill Mall.
In an effort to help residents keep their communities clean, the Burlington City Council is waiving bulk collection fees for a limited time. This promotion applies to residential units currently receiving bulk collection services. Please be sure to place all bulk waste out one-day prior to your normal trash pickup day.
The Burlington Police Department will host a Police Explorers Open House from 7:00 – 9:00PM on Tuesday, March 4 at the Emergency Operations Center of the Burlington Police Department, located at 267 West Front Street in Downtown Burlington.
The Burlington Police Explorer Post 4095, established in 1970 under Chief Alfred Garner, is overseen by the Boy Scouts of America, Old North State Council under the Learning for Life section. The Post is available to any male or female between the ages of 14 and 20 (who have completed the 8th grade) that maintain a “C” or better average in school and have no history of criminal offenses. Throughout the year, the Post provides education and hands-on activities relating to police work, including building searches, traffic stops, mock traffic crashes, etc.
Additionally, the Post facilitates community projects, events and fundraisers. Post meetings take place from 7:00 – 9:00PM on the first and third Tuesday of every month, typically held at the Police Department, and annual dues are only $25.00. At the end of a probationary period, Explorers receive a uniform and are eligible to participate in ride-a-longs with Burlington Police Officers. The Burlington Police Explorers Post helps to educate interested individuals on a career in law enforcement as well as provides leadership training, citizenship skills, and character education.
Take advantage of one of the most successful Explorer Posts in North Carolina by coming to the Police Explorer Open House on March 4th. Refreshments will be served. Parents and prospective members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please visit http://www.burlingtonnc.gov/index.aspx?nid=1429 or contact Cpl. Matt Fitch at (336) 229-3121 for additional information.
The Burlington City Council is now encouraging interested Burlington residents to apply for service on any one of the City’s volunteer Boards and Commissions. The City Council appoints members to ten volunteer boards and commissions. Most commissions are advisory in nature, evaluating matters pertaining to their purpose and issuing opinions to the City Council. Some, however, are quasi-judicial, presenting final rulings on the requests before the board that can only be appealed to the County Superior Court. Others serve a regulatory function.
The City begins recruitment for applications for service on the City’s Boards and Commission at the beginning of March, with appointment selections typically announced in June. Those who are appointed to an advisory board or commission serve for three-year terms. Once selected to serve in this capacity, a member can be reappointed to the position at the end of his or her term; however, most boards limit service to three terms (nine years). Members are expected to attend regular monthly meetings where they offer input and vote on a variety of issues.
A full list of City Boards, their purpose, and meeting time is available online or at the Burlington Municipal Building in suite 201. Any Burlington resident interested in volunteer service on a City Board or Commission can obtain more information and an application by visiting www.BurlingtonNC.gov/Boards or calling the Office of Public Information at 222-5076.
WHAT: NC Landlord Tenant Law & Rights FREE Workshop
WHEN: Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kernodle Senior Center: 1535 South Mebane St., Burlington, NC 27215
Sponsored by the City of Burlington, Alamance County Human Relations Council, Alamance County Interagency Council for Homeless Assistance and the United Way of Alamance, this free workshop provides renters, landlords, housing advocates and anyone who cares about fair housing with extensive information about the rights and responsibilities of Landlord Tenant Law. Topics presented by Legal Aid of NC Attorney, William Krueger, will include what property is covered, rights, how to issue a complaint, who to contact for help, and the legal process for eviction.