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This Week in Burlington (July 2, 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.

July 2, 2015

Highlights of This Issue:

Council News
  • Upcoming Council Meeting Dates 
Sanitation News
  • July 4th Schedule
Recreation News
  • Musical Chairs Concert Series
  • Fourth Fridays
  • July 3rd in the Park
  • Carousel Festival Vendors 

Upcoming Council Meetings

City Council Meeting 

When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Where: Council Chambers of the Municipal Building 

View the meeting Agendas here.


 After-Work Hike Series


Thursdays - June 25, July 30, or August 27 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ages: For all ages, ages 15 & younger must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: Free, but registration is required

Various Locations (see description)

Grab a friend and get out for an after-work hike with Burlington Recreation & Parks! Hikes are about 3 miles, with options for a shorter route if needed. These free hikes will be guided so all you have to do is show up ready to go. The hikes are kid-friendly and dog-friendly (dogs must be on leash and you must clean up after your pet). Call (336) 222-5135 to register. For a listing of outdoor programs, please visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/outdoors.

June 25 – Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina : 1345 NC 61 South, Whitsett
July 30 – Shallow Ford Natural Area : 1955 Gerringer Mill Road, Burlington
August 27 – Glencoe Paddle Access : 2348 Glencoe Street, Burlington

 Firework Safety 

It is the policy and practice of the Burlington Fire Department to discourage the use of consumer fireworks.  Each year, accidents due to the use of consumer fireworks cause death, injury, and property loss throughout the United States.  Our policy is to encourage Burlington residents to leave the fireworks to the professionals by enjoying permitted and controlled outdoor professional fireworks displays.  But for those who insist on using legal consumer fireworks, listed below are tips for safer use of these products.

1-Fireworks are not toys!  If not used properly they can cause death, serious injury and/or loss of property.

2-Always read and follow directions.  Do not use other than intended.

3-Have a responsible adult present.

4-Use in an area away from anything that will readily burn.  (Homes, weeds, dry grass, etc.)

5-Never light indoors.

6- Light only one firework at a time.

7-Have a water source nearby and have a bucket of water to put used fireworks into.

8-Never point or throw fireworks at another person.

9-If a firework malfunctions, do not attempt to relight it.  Discard of it properly.

10-When using hand-held sparklers, make sure that you have plenty of room around you and hold them away from your body.

Upcoming Events

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 Check out the 4th Fridays website HERE


Are you interested in being a part of the 2015 Burlington Carousel Festival as a vendor? 
We are looking for new and unique items for this year's Artist Alley and throughout the event!
Applications are now up online at http://www.btowneventsnc.com/carousel-festival.html

 Art Camp


Do you have a tiny artist looking for creative summer fun? Sign them up to experience arts and crafts with a variety of activities in one fun filled week of various themes.

Colors for Kids Art Camp @ the Historic Depot
July 27 - 31 • 9am - 12pm • Ages: 4 - 6

To register, please turn in a completed registration form and payment to the BRPD Main Office to lock in your child’s spot today! Specialty Camp information, fees, and registration forms can be found atwww.BurlingtonNC.gov/youth. For more information, please call (336) 229-3150. Space is limited.


 Splash Park
The countdown is on to the May, 2016 opening of Burlington's first splash pad! Thanks to a generous donation from Impact Alamance, an interactive splash park is on its way to City Park (near the aquatic center). Check out this Times News Article for more details.

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