Invitation to Bid - Emergency Management Storage Buildinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/general-services/Invitation to Bid - Emergency Management Storage BuildingInvitation to Bid - Emergency Management Storage BuildingBurke County is proposing to construct a 9600 sq. f. pre fabricated metal building at the Johns River Waste Management Facility to store Emergency Management equipment. Please refer to the Scope of Work as stated in the attached Invitation to Bid and Contract.<p>The project is located at the Johns River Waste Management Facility, 2500 Marsh Trail, Morganton, NC 28655. The site has been rough-graded and is located immediately beyond the scale house.</p><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span><a href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/General%20Services/RFP%20EMS%20Bldg%207Dec2017.pdf">Scope of Work and Full Bid</a></p><p><a href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/General%20Services/EM-Equip-Storage-Site.pdf">Site Plan</a></p>
Fatal Fire in Burke Countyhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/fire-marshall/Fatal Fire in Burke CountyFatal Fire in Burke County<p>​Morganton, NC -  On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at approximately 2:23 pm, Burke County Emergency Communications Center dispatched Triple Community Fire Department to an outside fire with structures threatened on Windy Hill Drive in Morganton. </p>
Delayed opening due to inclement weatherhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Delayed opening due to inclement weatherDelayed opening due to inclement weather<p>​Due to anticipated adverse weather / snow,  Burke County Convenience Sites will open to the public at 10:00 AM Saturday, 12-09-2017.</p>
Update - Fatal Fire In Burke Countyhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/fire-marshall/Update - Fatal Fire In Burke CountyUpdate - Fatal Fire In Burke County<p>​Morganton, NC ‐ On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at approximately 2:23 pm, Burke County Emergency Communications Center dispatched Triple Community Fire Department to an outside fire with structures threatened on Windy Hill Drive in Morganton.<br><br>The fire department arrived on scene to find a detached garage fully involved in fire with approximately ¼ acre of woodland burning behind the garage. Neighbors reported they were unable to make contact with the homeowner. During extinguishment, firefighters located a victim behind the garage</p><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Download the official release <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/Emergency%20Communications/Press%20Release_Update_Windy%20Hill%20Drive_%207%20Dec%202017.pdf">here</a>.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Notice of Change Fonta Flora State Trail Soft Openinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Change Fonta Flora State Trail Soft OpeningNotice of Change Fonta Flora State Trail Soft Opening<p>​Notice is hereby given that the Fonta Flora State Trail grand opening scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2017 has been changed to a soft opening due to construction constraints and adverse weather conditions.County staff will be onsite, 5311 NC 126 in Morganton (intersection of Fish Hatcher Road & NC 126), from 9:30-10:30 am on Friday with hot chocolate to answer any questions about the trail and future projects. Grand opening festivities will be rescheduled to Spring 2018.We appreciate the support for the project and encourage everyone to get outside and discover the Fonta Flora State Trail. Notice given this 6th day of December 2017.</p>
RFQ- Enginnering Services Eckard Creek Pump Station Improvementshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFQ- Enginnering Services Eckard Creek Pump Station ImprovementsRFQ- Enginnering Services Eckard Creek Pump Station Improvements<p>​The County of Burke has received funding for a North Carolina Environmental Quality Sewer Project. The project will replace an existing submersible pump station with a new pump station, emergency generator and appurtenances as well as replace 7,600 LF of existing force main. The County is seeking engineering services for the engineering report, design, approval, bidding, construction inspection and contract administration through the final certification on the project. </p>
Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100 Year Floodplainhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100 Year FloodplainFinal Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100 Year Floodplain<p>​This is to give notice that Burke County under Part 58 has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 in accordance with HUD regulations at 24CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Wetlands Protection.  </p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing<p>​NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Sections 160A-20 of the General Statutes of North Carolina, that on December 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners' Board Room, County Services Building, 110 North Green Street, Entrance E, Morganton, North Carolina, a public hearing will be conducted concerning the approval of the execution and delivery of the Contract and the Deed of Trust and the County's financing of the Project.  All interested parties are invited to present comments at the public hearing regarding the execution and delivery of the Contract and the Project to be financed thereby.<span aria-hidden="true" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p>
Upcoming Blood Drive!http://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/boards-and-commissions/health/Upcoming Blood Drive!Upcoming Blood Drive!<p>​Upcoming Blood Drive!<br>Date: Thursday, December 21st, 2017<br>Time: 2:30-6:30pm<br>Location: Cooperative Extension Office-Suite 2</p>
Waste Disposal Convenience Sites Holiday Hours of Operationhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Waste Disposal Convenience Sites Holiday Hours of OperationWaste Disposal Convenience Sites Holiday Hours of Operation<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​The Burke County convenience waste disposal sites will be closed today, November 22 and tomorrow, November 23. The convenience sites will be operating on a normal schedule Friday, November 24, 2017.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Burke County Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgivinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County Offices Closed in Observance of ThanksgivingBurke County Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving<p>​In observance of Thanksgiving , Burke County offices will be closed on Thursday November 23 and  Friday November 24, 2017.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
RFP - EMS Storage Equipment Storage Buildinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP - EMS Storage Equipment Storage BuildingRFP - EMS Storage Equipment Storage Building<p>​​Burke County is proposing to construct a 9600 sq. ft. pre-fabricated metal building at the Johns River Waste Management Facility to store Emergency Management equipment. Please refer to the Scope of Work as stated in the attached Invitation to Bid and Contract. <br>The project is located at the Johns River Waste Management Facility, 2500 Marsh Trail, Morganton, NC 28655. The site has been rough-graded and is located immediately beyond the scale house. </p>
RFP - Engineering Services Eckard Creek Pump Stationhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP - Engineering Services Eckard Creek Pump StationRFP - Engineering Services Eckard Creek Pump Station<p>The County of Burke has received funding for a North Carolina Environmental Quality Sewer Project. The project will replace an existing submersible pump station with a new pump station, emergency generator and appurtenances as well as replace 7,600 LF of existing force main. </p><p>The County is seeking engineering services for the engineering report, design, approval, bidding, construction inspection and contract administration through the final certification on the project. </p>
Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplainhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year FloodplainEarly Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain<p>​This is to give notice that Burke County under Part 58 has determined that the following action under Burke County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-I) – Infrastructure Highway 18 South and Rhoney Road Project is located in the 100-year floodplain and Burke County will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and potential impacts on the floodplain from the proposed action as required by Executive Order 11988 in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands.</p>
Notice of Public Hearing Economic Developmenthttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Public Hearing Economic DevelopmentNotice of Public Hearing Economic Development<p>​Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings at 6:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as persons may be heard) on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, in the County Board Room, Burke County Services Building, 110 North Green Street, Entrance E, in Morganton, NC to consider economic development incentives for Projects Quantum Leap and Rampart. </p>
Burke County Offices Closed in Honor of Veterans Dayhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County Offices Closed in Honor of Veterans DayBurke County Offices Closed in Honor of Veterans Day<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​In honor of Veterans Day, Burke County offices will be closed on Friday November 10, 2017.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
RFQ - Valdese Public Library Expansion Projecthttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFQ - Valdese Public Library Expansion ProjectRFQ - Valdese Public Library Expansion Project<p>​Burke County will receive Proposals from Qualified Architect/Engineers for design services for the expansion and renovation of the Valdese Public Library.</p>
Civic Organizations Invited to Open Board Meetings With Pledge of Allegiancehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Civic Organizations Invited to Open Board Meetings With Pledge of AllegianceCivic Organizations Invited to Open Board Meetings With Pledge of Allegiance<p>​<span lang="EN" style="color:#333333;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The Burke County Board of County Commissioners are seeking </span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000">local Boy Scout Troops, Girl Scout Troops, school groups and other civic organizations </font></span><span lang="EN" style="color:#333333;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">to participate in regular meetings by opening the proceedings with the Pledge of Allegiance.</span></p>
Valdese Recreation Center to be Used as a Shelterhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Valdese Recreation Center to be Used as a ShelterValdese Recreation Center to be Used as a Shelter<p>Due to the recent storm, the Valdese Recreation Center will be used as a shelter begening today at 4 p.m. </p>
Religious Leaders Invited to Participate in Invocation Program at Board Meetingshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Religious Leaders Invited to Participate in Invocation Program at Board MeetingsReligious Leaders Invited to Participate in Invocation Program at Board Meetings<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​The Burke County Board of County Commissioners is seeking local pastors, preachers, priests, rabbis and other heads of religious organizations to participate in regular meetings by opening the proceedings with an invocation. This opportunity allows Burke County to partner with religious leaders and recognize local churches and places of worship. The Board meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday in the County Board Room, Burke Co. Services Building, 110 N. Green Street, Entrance E, in Morganton. Regular Commission meetings are streamed live at www.burkenc.org. Meetings may also be viewed on Compas Cable Channel 2 and Charter Cable Channel 192. For more information or to sign up to participate, contact Kay Draughn at 764-9354 or <a href="mailto:kay.draughn@burkenc.org">kay.draughn@burkenc.org</a>.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Non-Emergency County Offices in Hildebran Temporarily Closedhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Non-Emergency County Offices in Hildebran Temporarily Closed Non-Emergency County Offices in Hildebran Temporarily Closed<p>​All non-emergency Burke County offices in Hildebran, including the Burke County Public Library and Senior Center and the Burke County Water and Sewer Office, will be closed until power is restored and the area is safe for the public and employees.</p>
Burke County Public Library’s 6th annual Festival and Resource Fairhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County Public Library’s 6th annual Festival and Resource FairBurke County Public Library’s 6th annual Festival and Resource Fair<p>​Join us on October 27<sup>th</sup> from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Morganton Public Library for the Burke County Public Library's 6<sup>th</sup> annual Festival and Resource Fair, it'll be fun for the whole family! </p>
RFP for Bridge Constructionhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/community-development/RFP for Bridge ConstructionRFP for Bridge Construction<p>​<span style="line-height:107%;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><font color="#000000">The Burke County Community Development Department is inviting qualified contractors to bid on the construction of bridges on the Fonta Flora State Trail – Lake James Section. Proposals are due by 4:00pm on October 20, 2017.</font></span></p>
Substance Use Disorder Community Forumhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Substance Use Disorder Community ForumSubstance Use Disorder Community ForumOn Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Burke County Conference Center will be hosting a community forum about substance use disorder in our County. 
Limted Phone Service for Some County Buildings Sept 21http://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Limted Phone Service for Some County Buildings Sept 21Limted Phone Service for Some County Buildings Sept 21<p>​On Thursday September 21, the Cooperative Extension building, Sheriff's Office and the Burke Catawba Facility will experience limited phone service for approximately four hours beginning at 4PM. The cause of the interruption is due to the preparation for construction and grading at the new Burke County jail site.</p>
Notice of Special Meeting BCDCFhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Special Meeting BCDCFNotice of Special Meeting BCDCF<p>​Notice is hereby given that the BCDCF Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Burke County Sheriff’s Conference Room located at 150 Government Drive in Morganton, North Carolina. The purpose of the meeting is to approve Minutes from the special meetings held on July 21st and August 24th, 2017; to report Budget Amendments for FY16-17 and for FY17-18; to set dates for quarterly meetings; and to approve a personnel change requested by the Jail Administrator. </p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing<p>​Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as persons may be heard) on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, in the County Board Room, Burke County Services Building, 110 North Green Street, Entrance E, Morganton, NC to consider an economic development incentive for Project Soap</p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing<p>​The proposed resolution authorizes on-site tastings and the on or off-site sale of malt beverages at the Fonta Flora Farm Brewery (Whippoorwill Dairy Farm, 6793 NC 126, Nebo) upon obtaining the appropriate ABC permit under G.S. 18B-1001 and subject to all other approvals and permits from all governmental bodies and agencies having jurisdiction over the matter.</p>
Public Bleed Control Class on September 12thhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Public Bleed Control Class on September 12thPublic Bleed Control Class on September 12th<p>​The Foothills Higher Education Center in Morganton is hosting a critical bleed control skill class on Tuesday, September 12th at 5:30 p.m. Have fun while learning a life saving skill!</p>
Items to Have in an Emergency Kit http://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Items to Have in an Emergency Kit Items to Have in an Emergency Kit
Join us for the Groundbreaking of the new Burke County Jail!http://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Join us for the Groundbreaking of the new Burke County Jail!Join us for the Groundbreaking of the new Burke County Jail!<p>​Join us Monday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m. for the groundbreaking of the new Burke County Jail!</p>
September is North Carolina Preparedness Monthhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/September is North Carolina Preparedness MonthSeptember is North Carolina Preparedness Month
​Burke County Offices will be closed Monday, September 4th, 2017 in observance of Labor Day.http://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/​Burke County Offices will be closed Monday, September 4th, 2017 in observance of Labor Day.​Burke County Offices will be closed Monday, September 4th, 2017 in observance of Labor Day.<p>​Burke County Offices will be closed Monday, September 4<sup>th</sup>, 2017 in observance of Labor Day.</p>
Library and Senior Center Grand Openinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Library and Senior Center Grand OpeningLibrary and Senior Center Grand Opening<p>​Join us this Thursday, August 31st at 9:30 a.m. for the grand opening of the new Burke County Library and Senior Center! There will be fun, food and more!</p>
2016 Burke County Community Health Needs Assesementhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/health-department/2016 Burke County Community Health Needs Assesement2016 Burke County Community Health Needs Assesement<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>​The 2016 Burke County Community Health Needs Assesment is now available to view/download.</p>
Family Day 2017http://www.burkenc.org/departments/health-department/Family Day 2017Family Day 2017<p>​Burke County Health Department will be hosting Family Day at Catawba Meadows Park on Monday, September 25th (Rain Date: Monday, October 2nd) from 4PM - 7PM. (If it rains on the rain date the event will be cancelled.)<br><br>If you are interested in sponsoring the event or having a booth at Family Day please visit this link:<br><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017familydayregistration">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017familydayregistration</a><br><br>For more information, please contact<br>Lisa Moore at <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">828-764-9218<a title="Call: 828-764-9218" href="#" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;"><img title="Call: 828-764-9218" alt="" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;" /></a></span> or <a href="mailto:lisa.moore@burkenc.org">lisa.moore@burkenc.org</a></p>
Ribbon Cutting and Open Househttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Ribbon Cutting and Open HouseRibbon Cutting and Open House<p>On behalf of the Burke Co. Board of Commissioners and management staff, citizens are cordially invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the new Burke County Public Library & Senior Center in Hildebran on August 31, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. We look forward to sharing this wonderful facility with you on the 31st. Please save the date and RSVP to 764-9354. . </p>
Hildebran Water and Sewer Payment Office closed from 12PM - 2PMhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/general-services/Hildebran Water and Sewer Payment Office closed from 12PM - 2PMHildebran Water and Sewer Payment Office closed from 12PM - 2PM<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Due to work being performed at the new Hildebran Library, the Hildebran Water and Sewer Payment Office will be close today from 12PM - 2PM. We apologize for the inconvenience.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Vacant Position - Burke County Planning Board and Board of Adjustment - East Townshipshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/boards-and-commissions/Vacant Position - Burke County Planning Board and Board of Adjustment - East TownshipsVacant Position - Burke County Planning Board and Board of Adjustment - East Townships<p>​​Applications are being accepted the Burke County Planning Board and Board of Adjustment for citizens residing in the East Townships of: Icard, Lovelady, Drexel, Upper Fork, Lower Fork and Smoky Creek. The Planning Board serves a key role in shaping the future development of the county as it reviews subdivisions, assists in area plans, and makes land use decisions, which are forwarded to the Board of Commissioners. Operating in a quasi-judicial fashion, the Board of Adjustment considers requests for variances to the County Zoning Ordinance and appeals of determinations made by the Planning Administrator. Please contact the Clerk at <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">828-764-9354<a title="Call: 828-764-9354" href="/WebsiteContent/Lists/Special%20Notice/NewForm.aspx?Source=https%3A%2F%2Fintranet%2Eburkenc%2Eorg%2FWebsiteContent%2FSitePages%2FHome%2Easpx&RootFolder=#" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;"><img title="Call: 828-764-9354" alt="" style="margin:5px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;" /></a></span> (<a href="mailto:kay.draughn@burkenc.org">kay.draughn@burkenc.org</a>) for more information or to obtain an application ...click for more</p>
Vacant Position - Adult Care Home and Nursing Home Community Care Advisory Committeehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/boards-and-commissions/Vacant Position - Adult Care Home and Nursing Home Community Care Advisory CommitteeVacant Position - Adult Care Home and Nursing Home Community Care Advisory Committee<p>​​Applications are being accepted for appointment to the Adult Care Home & Nursing Home Community Care Advisory Committee. This committee serve residents of long-term care facilities within the county and have legislative authority to monitor the Residents’ Bill of Rights, promote community involvement in the homes, provide public education on long-term care issues, assist residents in grievance resolution and promote elder abuse awareness. (G.S. 131 D-31, G.S. 131 E-128) Training and in-facility orientation is required and provided by the Regional Ombudsman. Committee activities involve approximately 8 hour’s time per month. Please contact the Clerk at <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">828-764-9354<a title="Call: 828-764-9354" href="/WebsiteContent/Lists/Special%20Notice/NewForm.aspx?Source=https%3A%2F%2Fintranet%2Eburkenc%2Eorg%2FWebsiteContent%2FSitePages%2FHome%2Easpx&RootFolder=#" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;"><img title="Call: 828-764-9354" alt="" style="margin:5px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;" /></a></span> (kay.draughn@burkenc.org) or the Regional Ombudsman at <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">828-485-4213<a title="Call: 828-485-4213" href="/WebsiteContent/Lists/Special%20Notice/NewForm.aspx?Source=https%3A%2F%2Fintranet%2Eburkenc%2Eorg%2FWebsiteContent%2FSitePages%2FHome%2Easpx&RootFolder=#" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;"><img title="Call: 828-485-4213" alt="" style="margin:5px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;" /></a></span> (Christina.franklin@wpcog.org) for more information or to obtain an application ...click for more</p>
Notice of Public Meetinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-elections/Notice of Public MeetingNotice of Public Meeting<p>​The Burke County Board of Elections will have a special called meeting to be held at 1:00PM on Tuesday​, July 18th 2017. This meeting will be held at the Board of Elections office in the board room. The board will be discussing items in open session before going into closed session to discuss a legal matter.</p>
RFP for Mowing at FHEChttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP for Mowing at FHECRFP for Mowing at FHEC<p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Click <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/Finance/Requests%20for%20Proposals/RFP%20FOR%20MOWING%20AT%20FHEC%202017.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4 ms-rte-paste-setimagesize" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />here</a> to find out more details​.<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Fonta Flora Design RFQ-RFPhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/Fonta Flora Design RFQ-RFPFonta Flora Design RFQ-RFP<p>​The County of Burke has hired Destination by Design Planning, LLC, a professional planning firm located in Boone, NC, to develop plans and manage the bidding and construction oversight necessary to complete this project. Qualified Contractors are invited to provide a bid on construction documents prepared by the Consultant for the Fonta Flora State Trail Trailhead located on Highway 126 at Fonta Flora County Park.</p><p>Please go to this link for the bid documents - <a href="https://dbdplanning.com/fonta-flora">https://dbdplanning.com/fonta-flora</a><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Notice of Public Hearing http://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing <p>​The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. on July 18, 2017 in the Commissioners' Meeting Room/County Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC.  At the meeting, they will take public comment regarding the following zoning matters:</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">ZMA 2017-06</span> - Applicant Jesse Jones.  The applicant requests to rezone one parcel of land from Residential One (R-1) to the General Business (G-B) zoning district.  The parcel is located at 2332 US 70 E. in the Drexel Township of Burke County, NC.  The total acreage to be rezoned is approximately 1.23 acres.  The property is further identified by Parcel ID # 2723062180.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> In accordance with ADA regulations, if reasonable accommodations are needed to participate, please contact the County Manager's office at 764-9350 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Animal Advisory Board - Applications Requestedhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Animal Advisory Board - Applications RequestedAnimal Advisory Board - Applications RequestedApplications are being accepted for the following seats on the Animal Advisory Board:<p style="text-align:justify;">Two (2) Seats:        Member of a 501(c)3 animal rescue agency or foster agency<br>One (1) Seat:          Veterinarian (practicing or retired)<br>One (1) Seat:          At-large (Pet owner)<br>One (1) Seat:          At-large (Non-pet owner)</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Please contact the Clerk at 764-9354 for more information or to obtain an application.  Applications are also available here:    <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/Board%20of%20Commissioners/Boards%20and%20Commissions/2016%20Application%20to%20Serve%20on%20Board%20or%20Commission.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Animal Advisory Board Application</a><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Independence Day Holiday Schedulehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Independence Day Holiday ScheduleIndependence Day Holiday Schedule<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Burke County offices will ​be operating on normal schedule July 3rd, 2017 and will be closed on July 4th, 2017 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Burke County Adopted Budget for FY 2017-18http://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/county-budget/2017-18/Burke County Adopted Budget for FY 2017-18Burke County Adopted Budget for FY 2017-18<p><span aria-hidden="true"><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​The Burke County Adopted Budget for FY 2017-18 can be viewed or downloaded by clicking <a title="2017-18 Adopted Budget" href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/Finance/County%20Budget/2017-18/2017-18%20Adopted%20Budget.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4 ms-rte-paste-setimagesize" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />here.</a><span aria-hidden="true"></span></span></p>
RFQ - 2017 Branding Initiativehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/RFQ - 2017 Branding InitiativeRFQ - 2017 Branding Initiative<p>​Burke County, North Carolina (<a href="http://www.burkenc.org/">www.burkenc.org</a>) invites interested parties to submit statements of qualification and experience to develop a brand strategy and brand creative elements for Burke County as a desired county for business, tourism, education and residential audiences. Resulting deliverables will serve as a platform for the County’s marketing, promotional, public relations and community outreach efforts. <br><br>Burke County reserves the right to reject any and all submittals. Statements of Qualifications shall be mailed or delivered no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 14, 2017 to: ....</p>
Public Hearings June 20 2017http://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Public Hearings June 20 2017Public Hearings June 20 2017<p style="text-align:justify;"><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>The Burke County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 PM on June 20, 2017 in the Commissioners Meeting Room/County Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC. At the meeting the Commissioners will take public comment regarding the following matters:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">ZMA 2017-04: – Applicant:  John Hood.  A request to rezone one (1) parcel of land located on Pax Hill Rd. (SR# 1426) within the Lower Creek Township from the Residential Two (R-2) Zoning District to the General Business (G-B) Zoning District.  The rezoning is further identified by Burke County PIN # 2716006614.  The total acreage of the parcel in the proposed rezoning is approximately 1.53 acres.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">ZTA 2017-02:  - Staff initiated amendments to Sections 402, 920, and 1119 of the Burke County Zoning Ordinance.  The proposed amendments will bring the zoning ordinance more in harmony with the state's Animal Welfare Statute and the Burke County Animal Control Ordinance. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Public comment is welcome. Contact Burke County Community Development at <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">(828) 764-9030<a title="Call: (828) 764-9030" href="#" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;"><img title="Call: (828) 764-9030" alt="" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;" /></a></span> with questions. In accordance with ADA regulations, if reasonable accommodations are needed to participate, please contact the Community Development Department at <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">828-764-9030<a title="Call: 828-764-9030" href="#" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;"><img title="Call: 828-764-9030" alt="" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;position:static !important;" /></a></span> at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Important PSA - Canine Influenzahttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Important PSA - Canine InfluenzaImportant PSA - Canine Influenza<p>​The County <span aria-hidden="true"></span>Veterinarian has released a public service announcement in response to the NC Department of Agriculture's two confirmed reports of canine influenza in the Raleigh area. </p><p>For more information, please see the NCDA&CS website:...<br><a href="http://www.ncagr.gov/vet/aws/canineflu/index.htm"><span lang="EN" style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.ncagr.gov/vet/aws/canineflu/index.htm</span></a></p>