When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Where: Council Chambers of the Municipal Building
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Due to the vacancy created by the resignation of Mayor Pro Tem David Huffman, the Burlington City Council is now seeking letters of interest from residents interested in serving on the City Council. Letters will be accepted from qualified voters who are residents of the City of Burlington.
Letters of interest should be submitted to the City Clerk’s office located at 425 South Lexington Avenue, or mailed to City Clerk Renee Ward at P.O. Box 1358, Burlington, NC 27216. Letters will be accepted until 4:00pm on October 17, 2014.
Letters of interest will be reviewed by the remaining City Council members. Finalist will be selected to appear personally at a City Council Work Session for an interview. Council will then vote to select the next Council member.
The term of the vacant seat will expire in December of 2015.
Burlington’s appointees must be reside within Burlington’s corporate limits and cannot serve on any other City appointed board or commission. The Commission will meet at least monthly or more often as required.
The Public Transit Advisory Commission will be responsible for advising the City Council and staff regarding transit system policies such as routes, ridership policies, transit fares, customer amenities, and operating policies. The Commission will receive input from the citizenry and the ridership of the system regarding public transit issues. The Commission will recommend rules and procedures governing transit programs, equipment and facilities, hours of operation, security, regulatory guidelines and service improvements. The Commission will recommend and promote marketing strategies for the promotion of the system. The Commission will also propose the transit system’s annual budget.
We would like to remind citizens to comply with N.C.G.S. 14-315.1 which requires owners of firearms who have minors residing in the same home to secure their firearm(s) in a manner in which renders the firearm(s) safe and secure.
Methods of securing firearms may include a locked cabinet, gun safe, locked storage case and/or gun cable locks. Ammunition should always be stored in a separate, secure location from the firearm.
If you own a firearm and do not have the ability to secure your firearm safely, the Burlington Police Department has available through Project ChildSafe, cable-style gun locks free of charge. To obtain a free cable lock, please come to the front desk of Burlington Police Department Monday-Friday between the hours of 8AM-7PM.
For more information on Gun Safety in the home, please contact Greg Turner of the Crime Prevention Unit at 336-513-5449. More information available at the National Crime Prevention Council web page: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/safe-firearms-storage/a-campaign-for-change
Located in the lobby of the Police Department (267 West Front Street), the medicine drop provides a place to drop-off expired or unused medications. The medicine drop is available during normal business hours. Items accepted include: over the counter medicines, medication samples, pet medicine, medicated ointment or lotion (in the container), and unopened epi-pens. Items not accepted include: hydrogen peroxide, empty containers, personal care products, medical waste, needles, lancets, syringes, IV bags, thermometers, and bodily or infectious waste.
Saturday, November 1st • 10am - 8pm
Sunday, November 2nd • 1pm – 7pm
For All Ages
Burlington City Park • 1333 Overbrook Road, Burlington, NC 27215
The Burlington City Park amusement rides will be open on Halloween weekend, weather permitting. Bring your family to City Park and start a tradition today! Rides include the Historic Dentzel Carousel, train, planes, boats, and cars. For more information, please call (336) 222-5030 or visit www.BurlingtonNC.gov/recreation.
Christmas Parade Starts at 10:00am
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.
Ages: For All Ages
Saturday, October 11th
9am - 12pm
Ages: 5 & older
Cost: $30 per person
Thataways Youth Center
Explore all the caped crusaders and discover their super powers. Create a fantasy world and protect it against all the evil arch enemies with custom contraptions made with LEGO® bricks. For more information or to register, please visit the www.bricks4kidz.com/piedmontnc or call (336) 693-9727.
Monday, October 27th • 1pm – 4pm
Ages: 11 – 16
Cost: $40; boats, paddle, & PFD included
Indian Valley Paddle Access
The Introduction to Kayaking for Teens will cover the basics: strokes, maneuvers, safety, river paddling, practice of learned skills, and fun games both on land and on the water, including team building. The goal for this program is for participants to be able to safely handle their boats in a current while having fun. This program is offered in partnership with the Haw River Canoe & Kayak Company. Register at the BRPD Main Office. Space is limited. For more information, please call (336) 229-3150 or visithttp://hawrivercanoe.com/.