City Council Meeting
When: Tuesday April 7 , 2015 at 7:00 pm
Where: Council Chambers of the Municipal Building
View the meeting Agendas here.
Burlington administrative offices will be closed on Friday, April 3rd in observation of Good Friday.
City sanitation and recycling collection will be modified the week of April 5th.
Monday (4/6) garbage and red recycling routes will both be collected on Tuesday, April 7th.
Collections of Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday routes will all remain normal.
With questions regarding garbage, call (336) 222-5111. With questions regarding recycling, call (336) 229-0525
"So far, we have had two session with excellent attendance; I've been so impressed with the divsersity of input that we have received," commented Chief Smythe. "These sessions are a remarkable opportunity for citizens to engage in strategic planning with the police department and to create a vision for a better department."
Gene Boswell and his wife participated in a community-based strategic planning session held at the Burlington Housing Authority. He commented that the sessions were “bridging the gap between the community and the Burlington Police Department.”
After a very successful Community Forum on police-community relations held on January 8th, the Burlington Police Department decided to build on the community engagement by inviting them to help plan for the future of police services in Burlington. Through these community-based strategic planning sessions, the Department hopes to continue to learn more about the kinds and quality of police services that the community desires. Each session consists of 20-25 residents and 7-8 officers. The sessions involve a detailed exchange of information and ideas, brainstorming, and planning.
Tammy Cobb attended a community-based strategic planning session on March 10th at the Kernodle Senior Center. “The Burlington Police Department planning sessions offer residents and concerned citizens an insight to the tremendous efforts of our officers and administration,” said Ms. Cobb. “It provides an opportunity for us to be active contributors to future plans that will impact our community.”
There are still slots available for residents to participate in any one of four upcoming community-based strategic planning sessions. The remaining session will be held at various local venues; residents may select which date and location is most convenient for them.
ARMC- Grand Oaks Center
Positive Attitude Youth Center
229 N. Graham Hopedale Rd.
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Burlington Housing Authority
1211 Chandler Ct.
Blessed Sacrament Church
1620 Handford Rd., Graham, NC
View photos from the first two sessions here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/burlingtonnc/sets/72157651544134092/
From March 2nd through May 1st of 2015, the Burlington City Council has waived collection fees for bulk waste collection services. This applies to all customers currently receiving bulk collection services through the City. The Sanitation Division asks that residents simply place bulk items, separated into different piles for bulk junk, bulk yard waste, and bulk white goods/appliances, out one day prior to their usual trash collection day.
Normal bulk collection fees are $6.75 per “bite” of a bulk truck if more than one “bite” is necessary.
Bulk items include:
Bulk Yard Waste
tree trimmings (shorter than six feet)
limbs (under six inches in diameter)
large yard waste volumes
large household items
large furniture items
Bulk White Goods/Appliances
Loose items such as pine needles, clippings, leaves, etc. must be containerized for collection by yard waste crews. These should remain separate from the bulk waste piles.
Items that cannot be collected include motor oil, anti-freeze, batteries, scrap tires, construction debris, wood pallets, oyster shells, florescent light tubes, electronics, contractor waste, material generated by landscaping or tree services, firewood pieces, tree trunks, or any recyclables.
Residents can learn more by visiting www.BurlingtonNC.gov/Sanitation and may direct any questions to the City Sanitation Division at 222-5111.
March 27, 6:00 PM @ Fairchild Community Center
Ages: 6-8 For more information, please call (336) 222-5119.
April 3, 6:00 PM @ Mayco Bigelow Community Center
Ages: 2-5 only, Burlington Recreation & Parks presents the annual Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your Easter baskets and enough room to store eggs that glow in the dark. Last year we had over 75 kids to search the gym for eggs with prizes inside. There will be prizes and giveaways. Kids can stick around and get a picture with the Easter Bunny. We will start at exactly 6pm until all of the eggs have been found, so don’t be late.
April 4, 10:00 AM @ Burlington City Park - Field #1
Ages: 2-12 Burlington Recreation & Parks invites families to the annual Easter Egg Hunt in the park. The hunt will be located at City Park on Field #1. New this year BRPD will be dividing the egg hunts into two times. First egg hunt will be at 10:00am, for children 2-5 years old. During this hunt, one parent per child is allowed on the hunting grounds. In order to keep all children safe, no strollers are allowed on the hunting grounds. The second hunt will start at 10:30am for children ages 6-12 years old. During this hunt no parents are allowed on the hunting grounds. Join the fun! The eggs will be filled with candy, tickets to the amusement park rides, the Maynard Aquatic Center, and many more surprises. Each hunt will include prize eggs. There will be one lucky egg winner and several prize winners. Keep your eye for the Easter Bunny for photo opportunities. The Amusement Park will open at 10am.
April 4, 10:00 AM @ North Park
Ages: 2-5, 6-9, 10-14, 15-Adults Burlington Recreation & Parks invites everyone to be a part of a tradition. Hunt for candy eggs and we will raffle off Easter baskets and prizes. We have something for everyone and the Easter Bunny will be there as well. The crowd is always large and we look forward to seeing you at North Park. Don’t forget your Easter baskets!
April 4, 11:00 AM @ Maynard Aquatic Center
Ages: 0-14 Burlington Recreation & Parks invites you to grab your Easter Basket and head to the Aquatic Center for the annual Egg Splash Aqua Egg Hunt. Join the race as kids from the community jump in for the bright colorful eggs that fill the pool. The hunt will be held shortly after the City Park Easter Egg Hunt with the first age group beginning at 11am. After the event, those that participate in the Egg Splash will be allowed to stay for the remainder of the day at no charge. Public swimming will begin at normal time, 12pm. Bathing suits with liners are required. Cotton is not allowed in the pool including but not limited to t-shirts, underwear, street clothing, basketball shorts, mesh shorts, etc.
April 4, 1:00 PM @ Behind Thataways Youth Center
For All Ages Burlington Recreation & Parks will be offering an Easter Egg Hunt to any age person with developmental disabilities.