FNS Recipients Information Regarding Government Shutdownhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/social-services/FNS Recipients Information Regarding Government ShutdownFNS Recipients Information Regarding Government Shutdown<p>​February benefits will be loaded to EBT cards on 1/20 due to the federal government #shutdown. These are your ONLY benefits for Feb. Please budget for buying food wisely! Additional benefits cannot be added for future months until the shutdown is resolved. <a href="https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/february-food-and-nutrition-benefits-be-issued-early-because-federal-shutdown"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/february-food-and-nutrition-benefits-be-issued-early-because-federal-shutdown</span></a></p>
County offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr Dayhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/County offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr DayCounty offices closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day<p>​Burke County offices will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.</p><p>The Burke County Landfill will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. </p><p>Convenience sites will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.</p>
2019 Unifour Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Surveyhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/emergency-management/2019 Unifour Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Survey2019 Unifour Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Survey<p><span data-offset-key="6ueib-0-0"><span data-text="true">The counties of Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba, in coordination with its participating municipal jurisdictions, are preparing an update to its 2014 Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The updated plan will identify local policies and actions for reducing risk and future losses from natural hazards such as floods, winter storms, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and hurricanes.</span></span></p><div data-editor="7boqv" data-block="true" data-offset-key="ccodf-0-0"><div class="_1mf _1mj" data-offset-key="ccodf-0-0"><span data-offset-key="ccodf-0-0"><span data-text="true"><span data-offset-key="jfj3-0-0"><span data-text="true">This survey provides an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to mitigation activities that help lessen the impacts of future disasters. Participation in this survey is voluntary and none of the information you provide will be attributed to you directly.  Please click the title to learn more and to take the survey.</span></span></span></span></div></div>
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, January 15, 2019, in the County Board Room, Burke County Services Building, 110 North Green Street, Entrance E, Morganton, NC to consider an economic development incentive for A Caring Alternative, a health care establishment located in Morganton.  The City of Morganton was awarded a $230,000 Building Reuse grant for building improvements which requires a $11,500 local match.  The City and the County will split the local match. Further the company will create 23 new jobs. The Board of Commissioners believe the project will stimulate economic activity, will result in the creation of additional jobs, help stabilize and increase the tax base and create additional revenues in the County.  If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate, please contact the County Manager's office at 828-764-9350 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing. </p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://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 hearing at <strong>6:00 p.m.</strong> on <strong>Tuesday, January 15, 2019</strong> in the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Burke County Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E). At the meeting they will take public comment regarding the following matter: </p><p style="text-align:justify;">ZMA 2018-08:  A request to rezone one (1) parcel of land consisting of 1.34 acres from Residential Two (R-2) zoning to the Planned Residential Mixed Use (PRMU) zoning designation at 3268 NC 126 in Morganton, PIN # 1764573876 and REID # 7596.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prior to the public hearing, you may contact Burke County Community Development at (828) 764-9030 with questions.  In accordance with ADA regulations, persons in need of an accommodation to participate in the meeting should notify the County Manager's office at (828) 764-9350 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Burke County Offices Closed on New Year's Dayhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County Offices Closed on New Year's DayBurke County Offices Closed on New Year's Day<p>​<span data-offset-key="71j0d-0-0"><span data-text="true">Burke County offices will be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of New Year’s Day. We hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year!<span aria-hidden="true"></span></span></span></p>
Civic Organizations Invited to Open Board Meetings With Pledge of Allegiance http://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 aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span lang="EN" style="color:#333333;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The Burke County Board of County Commissioners are seeking local Boy Scout Troops, Girl Scout Troops, school groups and other civic organizations to participate in regular meetings by opening the proceedings with the Pledge of Allegiance. The Board meets at 6 p.m. on the third (3) Tuesday in the County Board Room, Burke Co. Services Building, 110 N. Green Street, Entrance E in Morganton. Regular meetings are streamed live at <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/BurkeCountyNC">www.youtube.com/user/BurkeCountyNC</a> and may also be viewed on CoMPAS Cable Channel 2 or Spectrum Cable Channel 192. For more information or to sign up to participate, contact Kay Draughn at 764-9354 or kay.draughn@burkenc.org.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></span></p>
WPCOG Urgent Repair Loan Fundshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/WPCOG Urgent Repair Loan FundsWPCOG Urgent Repair Loan Funds<p>​​The Western Piedmont Council of Governments is receiving applications for Urgent Repair loan funds.  This program is sponsored by the NC Housing Finance Agency with funds provided by the NC Housing Trust Fund.  Alexander, Burke and Caldwell County will receive $50,000 each of this multi-county loan to assist at least 9 <strong>Homeowners</strong> in each county. Click the title to learn more.</p>
Burke County Offices Closed for Christmas and New year'shttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County Offices Closed for Christmas and New year'sBurke County Offices Closed for Christmas and New year's<p><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​<span style="font-size:11pt;">Burke County offices will be closed December 24 - 26 for Christmas. County offices will also be closed on January 1, 2019 in observance of New Year's Day. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season! </span></p>
Project Tomorrow Parent Surveyhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Project Tomorrow Parent SurveyProject Tomorrow Parent Survey<p>​Dear Parents of K-12 Students</p><p> Be a part of the conversation! Starting December 1st, the Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Information Technology are participating in the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning. Speak Up is and was the first online research tool designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. Speak Up<span class="text_exposed_hide">...</span><span class="text_exposed_show"> provides parents with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child(ren)’s school and district about key issues impacting their child(ren)'s education. Click on the title to learn more and to find survey links.</span></p>
Collett Street Recreation Center Emergency shelter Closedhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/emergency-management/Collett Street Recreation Center Emergency shelter ClosedCollett Street Recreation Center Emergency shelter Closed<p>​The Emergency shelter opened at the Collett Street Recreation Center, located at 300 Collett St, Morganton, NC 28655, is now closed. </p>
Burke County Offices Will Open at 10 am - December 11http://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County Offices Will Open at 10 am - December 11Burke County Offices Will Open at 10 am - December 11<p>​Burke County Offices will be operating on a 2 hour delay Tuesday, December 11th.  Exempt employees may report to work at 8:00am or use accrued leave.</p>
Burke County Offices Closed Monday December 10thhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County Offices Closed Monday December 10thBurke County Offices Closed Monday December 10th<p>​Current weather conditions have made driving in Burke County very dangerous and freezing temperatures tonight will only magnify hazardous driving conditions tomorrow. For the safety of our citizens and employees, Burke County offices, convenience sites, and landfill will be closed on Monday, December 10th due to inclement weather in accordance with County policy. Employees responsible for critical services are to report to work as scheduled.<br> <br></p><p> </p><p> </p>
Shelter Opened at the Collett Street Recreation Center http://www.burkenc.org/departments/emergency-management/Shelter Opened at the Collett Street Recreation CenterShelter Opened at the Collett Street Recreation Center <p>​Due to adverse weather conditions caused by Winter Storm Diego, the Collett Street Recreation Center, located at 300 Collett St, Morganton, NC 28655, has been designated as an emergency shelter and is now open. If you have any non-emergency related questions, please call 828-437-1911. Click the title for more information on what to bring and not bring to a shelter.</p>
ATT Service Issueshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/ATT Service IssuesATT Service Issues<p>​The Burke County IT Department is currently aware that some citizens are having difficulty dialing certain prefixes and area codes.  We believe the issue is related to a wider AT&T issue on the East Coast, click the title for an outage map.  AT&T is actively investigating the situation and once more information is available, we will update everyone. </p>
Water and Sewer Telephone Lines in Hildebran are Back Uphttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Water and Sewer Telephone Lines in Hildebran are Back UpWater and Sewer Telephone Lines in Hildebran are Back Up<p>Update: The phone lines for Burke County Water & Sewer in Hildebran are now operational. Thank you for your <span aria-hidden="true"></span>patience.</p>
Notice of Intent to Lease Real Propertyhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Intent to Lease Real PropertyNotice of Intent to Lease Real Property<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Notice is hereby given in accordance with NCGS 160A-272, that the Burke County Commissioners intends to lease approximately 2,711 sq. ft. of real property located at 130 Ammons Drive, Suite 1, in Morganton, NC, to the USDA Service Center for a period ending July 30, 2020 at an annual rent of $37,276.25.  The Board will consider a resolution authorizing the execution of the lease agreement at its regular meeting on January 15, 2019 at 6 p.m.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing<p>​The Burke County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on December 18, 2018 in the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Burke Co. Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E). At the meeting they will take public comment regarding the following matters: </p><p style="text-align:justify;">ZMA 2018-07: Applicant Eddie Jolly – A request to rezone one (1) parcel of land consisting of 4.16 acres from the Low-Density Conservation District (CD-L) to the Planned Residential Mixed Use Conditional District (PRMU-CD) Zoning District, 2350 Brookwood Drive, Valdese, NC.   (PIN# 2733063442) </p><p style="text-align:justify;">STA 2018-01: Applicant:  Burke County Community Development Dept. – A request to amend Sections 902 of the Burke County Subdivision Ordinance.  The text amendment will address subdivision plat requirements for on-site waste water systems.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prior to the meeting, you may contact Burke County Community Development at (828) 764-9030 with questions.  In accordance with ADA regulations, persons in need of an accommodation to participate in the meeting should notify the County Manager's office by calling (828) 764-9350 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
RFLOI for Burke County EB-5827http://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFLOI for Burke County EB-5827RFLOI for Burke County EB-5827<p>​Burke County Community Development Department is requesting letters of interest from qualified firms to provide professional consulting services for the Fonta Flora State Trail - North Powerhouse and Cobb Roads Sidewalk (EB-5827) project. LOIs SHALL be received BY MAIL OR HAND-DELIVERY no later than 5:00 PM, December 7, 2018. All submissions, correspondence, and questions concerning this RFLOI should be directed to Shane Prisby, Operations Manager at shane.prisby@burkenc.org. Documents and other information on the RFQ submittal requirements may be found at <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.burkenc.org</span></a></p>
Valdese Public Library Expansion Groundbreakinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Valdese Public Library Expansion GroundbreakingValdese Public Library Expansion Groundbreaking<p>​The Burke County Board of Commissioners cordially invites citizens to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the Valdese Public Library on Friday, December 7, 2018, 213 St. Germain Ave. SE at 3 p.m. in Valdese.</p>
Animal Shelter and Programs Surveyhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/health-department/Animal Shelter and Programs SurveyAnimal Shelter and Programs Survey<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>The Burke County Animal Advisory Board needs your input about what citizens know about their animal shelter and spay and neuter programs in Burke County. Please take a few minutes to visit this web link and complete the survey questions. The web address is <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bcanimalsurvey"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bcanimalsurvey </font></span></a>and will be open until Monday, January 14, 2019.​<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Burke County Landfill/Convenience Sites Thanksgiving Hourshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County Landfill/Convenience Sites Thanksgiving HoursBurke County Landfill/Convenience Sites Thanksgiving Hours<p>Below are the hours of operation for the Burke County Landfill/Convenience Sites for the Thanksgiving holiday.</p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>Landfill Hours</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>Convenience Sites Hours</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Thursday, November 22, 2018 - <strong>Closed</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Thursday, November 22, 2018 - <strong>Closed</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Friday, November 23, 2018 – 7:00 am – 4:00 pm</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Friday, November 23, 2018 – 6:30 am – 6:00 pm</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Saturday, November 24, 2018 – 7:00 am – 1:00 pm </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Saturday, November 24, 2018 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm </td></tr></tbody></table>
Burke County Offices Closed for Thanksgivinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County Offices Closed for ThanksgivingBurke County Offices Closed for Thanksgiving<p>​In observance of Thanksgiving, Burke County offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018.</p>
NC 18 South and Rhoney Rd Waterline Projecthttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/NC 18 South and Rhoney Rd Waterline ProjectNC 18 South and Rhoney Rd Waterline Project<p>​​Sealed Bids for the construction of the NC 18 South and Rhoney Road Waterline Project will be received by Burke County, at the Burke County Commissioners' meeting room, Burke County General Services Building, Entrance E, 110 North Green Street, Morganton, NC 28655, until 2:00 PM local time on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at which time the bids received will be publicly opened and read. The Project consists of constructing approximately 32,130 linear feet of 8-inch waterline and house connections with appurtenances. </p>
Burke County offices closed for Veterans Day.http://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County offices closed for Veterans Day.Burke County offices closed for Veterans Day.<p>​Burke County offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of Veterans Day.</p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing<p>​The Burke County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on November 20, 2018 in the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Burke Co. Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E). At the meeting they will take public comment regarding the following matter: </p><p style="text-align:justify;">ZTA 2018-02: Applicant:  Burke County Community Development Dept. – A request to amend Sections 402, 920 and 1210 of the Burke County Zoning Ordinance.  The proposed text amendment addresses commercial marinas.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prior to the hearing, citizens may contact the Burke Co. Community Development at (828) 764-9030 with questions.  In accordance with ADA regulations, persons in need of an accommodation to participate in the meeting are asked to notify the County Manager's office at (828) 764-9350 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Notice of Public Hearing - Economic Development Incentivehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Public Hearing - Economic Development IncentiveNotice of Public Hearing - Economic Development Incentive<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, November 20, 2018, in the County Board Room, Burke County Services Building, 110 North Green Street, Entrance E, in Morganton, NC for the purpose of adopting a resolution conveying real property (Lot G= 8.8 acres) of the Burke Business Park (BBP) located off Kathy Road (I-40 Exit 96) in Morganton to a developer in exchange for construction of a minimum 50,000 sq. ft. speculative building at the BBP.  The resolution also authorizes the BDI CEO to, among other things, negotiate a grant that would offset property taxes on the building and land until the building is occupied by the final tenant, sold or leased.  The real property will be conveyed to the builder at no charge, but will revert back to BDI (Burke Development, Inc.) if construction has not commenced within 12 months of conveyance. The Board of Commissioners believe the project will stimulate economic activity, will help stabilize and increase the tax base and create additional revenues in the County.  If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate, please contact the Clerk at 828-764-9350 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing.</p>
RFP - FFST Covered Bridgehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP - FFST Covered BridgeRFP - FFST Covered Bridge<p>​The Burke County Community Development Department is inviting qualified contractors to bid on the construction of a 51'8" long covered bridge on the Fonta Flora State Trail. Proposals are due by 4:00 PM, Friday, November 2, 2018.</p>
NC School of Science and Mathematics is coming to Morganton http://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/NC School of Science and Mathematics is coming to MorgantonNC School of Science and Mathematics is coming to Morganton <p>​The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is coming to Morganton in 2021. To learn more about the Morganton campus of the NCSSM click the title and visit <a href="https://www.ncssm.edu/morgantoncampus"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://www.ncssm.edu/morgantoncampus</span></a> </p>
Medicare Open Enrollment is taking place now through Dec 7thhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Medicare Open Enrollment is taking place now through Dec 7thMedicare Open Enrollment is taking place now through Dec 7th<p>Medicare Open Enrollment is taking place now through December 7<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup>.  The Medicare Prescription coverage annual election period provides current Medicare beneficiaries with this one opportunity each year to select a new prescription drug plan that best suits their medication needs for the upcoming year.</p><p>The NC Seniors Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a Division of the NC Department of Insurance and offers free, unbiased information about Medicare and Medicare cost savings programs.  The Burke County Senior Centers in Morganton and Hildebran serve as SHIIP counseling sites.   </p><p>Due to an increase in Medicare beneficiary requests, Burke County has scheduled over 300 SHIIP counseling appointments. Although we have met our maximum capacity of appointments, there are still opportunities for you to receive assistance.  </p><p>Medicare recipients can call the main SHIIP hotline at (855) 408-1212 Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.  You can also visit <a href="http://www.ncshiip.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.ncshiip.com</font></span></a> or <a href="http://www.medicare.gov/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.medicare.gov</font></span></a> .  As a reminder, changes must be made by December 7<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> to guarantee coverage to begin without interruption on January 1, 2019.  </p><p>If you will be turning age 65 in the first few months of 2019, we invite you to attend one of our Medicare 101 classes, starting December 19<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> at 1:00 pm.  These classes are offered the third Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm.  If interested, please call the Burke County Senior Center in Morganton at (828) 430-4147 to RSVP.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Free National Weather Service Program - Nov 13http://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Free National Weather Service Program - Nov 13Free National Weather Service Program - Nov 13<p>​Burke County Emergency Management would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to attend a FREE National Weather Service presentation on Family Weather Safety on Tuesday, November 13 at 6 pm. The event will take place at the Foothills Higher Education Center in room 163 and is open to all of our citizens. </p><p> Meteorologist from NWS will be presenting on a wide variety of weather topics along with take home materials for people of all ages. There will also be time allotted to answer weather related questions you may have.</p>
Notice of Special Meeting - Board of Commissioners Revisedhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Special Meeting - Board of Commissioners RevisedNotice of Special Meeting - Board of Commissioners Revised<p style="text-align:center;">NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING</p><p style="text-align:center;">BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Monday, <strong>October 1, 2018</strong> at 4:00 p.m. to receive an update on the Broughton Hospital Reuse Plan.  The special meeting will be held at Morganton City Hall (Council Chambers - Suite A100), 305 E. Union Street, Morganton, NC.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, <strong>October 2, 2018 </strong>at 4:00 p.m. to consider adopting the Schedule, Standards and Rules used in the 2019 reappraisal of real property in Burke County and hold a closed session to discuss economic development matters as authorized by NCGS 143-318.11(a)(4). <span aria-hidden="true"></span>Note:  The Commissioners' October 2 regularly scheduled pre-agenda meeting starts at 3 p.m. and usually lasts more than one (1) hour.  If it runs over, the special meeting will begin as soon as the pre-agenda meeting is finished. The special meeting will be held in the Commissioners' Chambers, Burke Co. Services Building, 110 N. Green Street (Door E) in Morganton, NC. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In accordance with ADA regulations, persons in need of an accommodation to participate in the meetings should notify the County Manager's office at 828-764-9350 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meetings.</p>
Poverty Community Forumhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/health-department/Poverty Community ForumPoverty Community Forum<p>​The forum will feature a keynote speaker on a community framework and a poverty simulation to see life from a different view.  A resource fair will be held during the forum and feature community resources available within the community.</p>
Adoption of Schedules, Standards and Rules for 2019 Reappraisalhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Adoption of Schedules, Standards and Rules for 2019 ReappraisalAdoption of Schedules, Standards and Rules for 2019 Reappraisal<p>Notice is hereby given that on October 2, 2018, the Burke County Board of Commissioners adopted the true value and present use value schedules, standards, and rules to be used in the 2019 reappraisal of real property in Burke County.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> Notice is further given that a copy of said true value and present use value schedules, standards, and rules are on file in the office of the Burke County Tax Assessor, 110 N. Green Street, Morganton, NC and is available for public inspection, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> Notice is further given that a property owner who asserts that the schedules, standards, and rules are invalid, may except to the order and appeal there from to the Property Tax Commission within thirty (30) days of the date when the notice of adopting the schedules, standards, and rules was first published.</p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://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 hearing at <strong>6:00 p.m.</strong> (or as soon as persons may be heard) on <strong>October 16, 2018</strong> in the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Burke Co. Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E). At the meeting they will take public comment regarding the following matters: </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Zoning Map Amendment</strong> (ZMA 2018-02): - The applicants, Carissa Parker and Todd Bennick (dba DKA Enterprises, LLC, requests to change the current zoning district of eight (8) parcels totaling approximately 21.07 acres from the Residential One (R-1) Zoning District to the Residential Two (R-2) District.  The parcels are located off of Roy McGallard Ave. in the Silver Creek Township.  The parcels are further identified by Parcel ID #'s: 1752770973, 1752788167, 1752880291, 1752774847, 1752774782, 1752785127, 1752870833 and 1752773820.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Zoning Map Amendment</strong> (ZMA 2018-06):  The applicant Tracy Dale requests to change the current zoning district on a 3.37-acre portion of land from the Residential Three (R-3) District to the General Business (G-B) District.  The 3.37-acre rezoning is comprised of (PIN#s 1762228956 and 1762330174). </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Public comment is welcome.  Questions about the proposed rezoning(s) may be directed to the Burke County Community Development at (828) 764-9030. In accordance with ADA regulations, if reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the meeting, please contact the County Manager's office at 828-764-9350 at least 48 hours before the meeting.</p>
Notice of Public Hearing - Economic Development ("Dig") Incentivehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Public Hearing - Economic Development ("Dig") IncentiveNotice of Public Hearing - Economic Development ("Dig") Incentive<p>​Notice is hereby given in accordance with NC General Statutes Section 158-7.1, 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, October 16, 2018, in the County Board Room located in the Burke County Services Building, 110 North Green Street, Entrance E, Morganton, NC to consider an economic development grant agreement ("DIG") for Morganton Lodging Associates, L.P. (the "Company").  Click the title to read more.</p>
Valdese Library Expansion Proposalhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/Valdese Library Expansion ProposalValdese Library Expansion Proposal<p>​Sealed bids will be received by the Burke County Purchasing Office until 3:00pm November 6, 2018 at the Burke County Offices, Human Resources Conference Room, 200 Avery Avenue, PO Box 219, Morganton, NC 28680 and thereafter opened and read, for the furnishing of labor, materials, and equipment for the Additions & Alterations for Valdese Public Library, 213 St. Germain Ave., SE, Valdese, NC. </p>
Active Gas Collection Systemhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/Active Gas Collection SystemActive Gas Collection System<p>​Burke County will be accepting sealed bids for the construction of an Active Gas Extraction System at the Johns River Waste Management Facility. The facility is located at 2500 Marsh Trail Road, Morgantown, NC 28655. This project includes installation of gas collection system piping, fittings, and valves with associated trenching and backfilling, conversion of existing gas vents to active gas wells, installation and startup of gas extraction unit skid station, gravel pad construction, installation of condensate collection trap and tank, utilities coordination and connection, and site restoration/revegetation in disturbed areas.</p>
Fire Prevention Week - October 7th - 13thhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/boards-and-commissions/health/Fire Prevention Week - October 7th - 13thFire Prevention Week - October 7th - 13th<p>​Please join Icard Fire Safety and Safe Kids Burke County on October 7th as we spread wareness about the importance of fire safety. There will be fire edicational activities and handout's for children, as well as a car seat safety check.</p>
Burke County Phone Lines Operational http://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County Phone Lines OperationalBurke County Phone Lines Operational <p>​With the exception of Burke County Cooperative Extension, all Burke County phone lines are now operational. We expect the final repairs to be completed by tomorrow evening. Thank you for your patience and understanding</p>
NCGCA Morganton Gun Show - September 29-30http://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/NCGCA Morganton Gun Show - September 29-30NCGCA Morganton Gun Show - September 29-30<p>​<span class="enddate"><span aria-hidden="true"></span>The NCGCA Morganton Gun Show will be held on Sep 29th-30th, 2018, Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm, in Morganton, NC. This Morganton gun show is held at Foothills Higher Education Conference Center and hosted by North Carolina Gun Collectors Association. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. For ticket prices and more information please visit <a href="https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/morganton-gun-show/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">https://gunshowtrader.com/gun-shows/morganton-gun-show/</font></span></a>  <span aria-hidden="true"></span></span></p>
County Phone Lines Temporarily Downhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/County Phone Lines Temporarily DownCounty Phone Lines Temporarily Down<p>Update: Most County phone lines are still down. While we continue to try and resolve the issue, citizens can click on the title to see a list of operational numbers. 911 and emergency services are not affected by this outage. </p>
Be Wary of Illegitimate Contractor Scamshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Be Wary of Illegitimate Contractor ScamsBe Wary of Illegitimate Contractor Scams<p>​​Click the title for a press release from the North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors on the importance of being aware of illegitimate contractor scams in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.  </p>
National Test of the Emergency Alert System - October 3http://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/National Test of the Emergency Alert System - October 3National Test of the Emergency Alert System - October 3<p>The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) test that was scheduled for September 20th, 2018 has been postponed to October 3. See below for more information from FEMA.</p><p>"As of today, FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) until the previously scheduled back up date on October 3, due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence."</p>
County Returns to Normal Operations After Hurricane Florence http://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/County Returns to Normal Operations After Hurricane FlorenceCounty Returns to Normal Operations After Hurricane Florence <p>​​The Burke County Emergency Operations Center has officially shut down now that the immediate threat from Hurricane Florence has passed and Burke County operations have returned to normal. Click the title for a summary of the calls the Emergency Operation Center received and information from Duke Energy regarding the impact that Florence had on the surrounding area.</p>
Shelter Closing Press Releasehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/information-technology/Shelter Closing Press ReleaseShelter Closing Press Release<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Please click <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/Information%20Technology/20180917_PressReleaseShelterClosing.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">here</font></span></a> to view the shelter closing press release.​<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Shelter Opening Informationhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/information-technology/Shelter Opening InformationShelter Opening Information<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>​Please click <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/Information%20Technology/Shelter%20DRAFT%20Press%20Release.pdf">here</a> to view the press release on Shelter Opening Information.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
September 16 2018 Burke EM 3pm updatehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/information-technology/September 16 2018 Burke EM 3pm updateSeptember 16 2018 Burke EM 3pm update<p>The Burke County Emergency Operations Center continues to closely monitor Tropical Depression Florence as it is moving through our area. Burke County citizens who are in flood prone areas are strongly encouraged to prepare in the event that flooding occurs. Citizens should have plenty of water and non-perishable food for up to 72 hours if their power goes out. As the storm is moving through our area, there have been multiple reports of trees down on the road and/or power lines. As of 2:30 PM there are 54 power outages within the Duke/REMC coverage areas. No update available on Morganton and Drexel power.</p><p>Please continue to monitor local news, weather, and emergency management sources for up to date information on Tropical Storm Florence. For questions concerning the storms impact to our area and shelter information, you can contact the Emergency Operation Center at 828-764-9388 or email florence@burkenc.org. </p><p>Follow Burke County Government on Facebook, Twitter, and the website www.burkenc.org for the latest information on Tropical Storm Florence.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Please use the sites below to view outage information:</strong></span></p><p>Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation: <a href="http://cvoutage.remc.com:8083/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://cvoutage.remc.com:8083/</span></a></p><p>Duke Energies Carolinas: <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/outagemap.duke-energy.com/ncsc/default.html"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://s3.amazonaws.com/outagemap.duke-energy.com/ncsc/default.html</span></a></p><p>Charter Communications: <a href="http://downdetector.com/status/spectrum/map/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://downdetector.com/status/spectrum/map/</span></a></p>
Florence Updatehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/information-technology/Florence UpdateFlorence Update<p>​​Florence has weakened to a tropical depression as it moves west. We are expecting flash flooding and significant river flooding with an additional 3-6 inches of rain likely. Winds gusts could reach 45 mph. Power outages are expected to increase. As of 3:00 pm, 415,000 customers in the Carolinas are without power.<br><br>The good news – the rainfall forecast has been downgraded to 4-6 inches from the original 10+ inches this area was anticipating. While that is improved news, it doesn’t eliminate the possibility of spilling along the river system. Please stay alert to changing conditions, as significant rainfall and inflows will lead to even higher lake levels. </p>
September 15 2018 Burke EM 3pm Updatehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/September 15 2018 Burke EM 3pm UpdateSeptember 15 2018 Burke EM 3pm Update<p>​The Burke County Emergency Operations Center continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Florence as it makes its way to our area. Burke County citizens who are located in flood prone areas are strongly encouraged to prepare in the event that flooding occurs. Citizens should have plenty of water and non-perishable food for up to 72 hours if their power goes out. As the storm moves into our area, please continue to mon<span class="text_exposed_show">itor local news, weather, and emergency management sources for up to date information on Tropical Storm Florence. For questions concerning the storms impact to our area and shelter information, you can contact the Emergency Operation Center at 828-764-9388 or email florence@burkenc.org. </span></p><div class="text_exposed_show"><p> Follow Burke County Government on Facebook, Twitter, and the website <a href="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://www.burkenc.org/&h=AT1UpXACs7NhG-zQK8s2T1Uh94r0n6yicW8REIECqdqPzO5YYd20cyDBPzJNdVsHGxtqGHwV3A_ZHCoO3aKdGtop7AV9crEeEjghLWIAQCZ1-K-9MJAMRpwi1hghoXREPKC8dUY0MyZ-Q27pm_TXR3x0b13J-CTENF2o6l9wyPCxmZDP2sPi7h9_lt7T2jyiFg0L9xUjH8IqKTw7lkPreujU1qFs6iFs6HkjZY9DD7bBxJAZTT5DBkDisb0pBsDqlbxwVOVsv60Ty0RgjhyRP7MPwZcrXHQzIJNc5-eaujsU0r_4TvlJ5i1JPyv6ub-RY7cdz_cuqaHL3HnB0t2e0CMADR-Q5RZG9dFjcTVNPZWunLagasnIT5pMB84pdI4g6Z3fpNzs7qFWgClsK88lL7Ko7sLv7dYUHg" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow" data-lynx-mode="async" data-ft="{"tn":"-U"}">www.burkenc.org</a> for the latest information on Tropical Storm Florence.</p></div>