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>
DIT Map for Residential Internet Accesshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/community-development/DIT Map for Residential Internet AccessDIT Map for Residential Internet Access<p>The North Carolina Department of Information Technology's (DIT) Broadband Infrastructure Office has launched a new interactive mapping tool to allow residents to report whether they have internet access at their home or business and determine the speeds received at their address.</p><p>This data will be provided to the Federal Communications Commission and will help DIT identify parts of the state that need better internet access and help prioritize future projects to expand broadband to communities that need it most.</p><p>To access the map, visit: <a href="http://ncbroadband.gov/map"><span lang="EN" style="text-decoration:underline;">ncbroadband.gov/map</span></a><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Notice of Public Meetinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/boards-and-commissions/planning/Notice of Public MeetingNotice of Public Meeting<p>​​The Burke County Planning Board will hold a public meeting at 5:30 PM on June 22, 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 matters: ...more</p>
Notice of Meeting Cancellationhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Meeting CancellationNotice of Meeting Cancellation<p>Notice is hereby given that the Commissioners' recessed budget meeting tentatively scheduled for June 13, 2017 at 3 p.m. is not needed and has been cancelled.</p><p>Notice given this 7<sup>th</sup> day of June, 2017.</p>
Public Service Announcementhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/soil-and-water-conservation/Public Service AnnouncementPublic Service Announcement<p>The Department of Agriculture will be conducting an aerial spraying operation today from 11am-1pm in the Airport Rhodhiss Road area of Longview. The spray is a waxy substance that is non-toxic, washes off with water and is intended to disrupt the mating cycle of the gypsy moth. </p><p><br>Public meetings have been held and direct mail has been sent to all affected residents in advance. Please be advised that there will be low flying aircraft in the area at this time.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
EMS Base 6 Invitehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/EMS Base 6 InviteEMS Base 6 Invite<p>​Public cordially invited to new EMS Base 6 groundbreaking.</p>
Notice of Budget Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Budget Public HearingNotice of Budget Public Hearing<p>The Burke County Manager presented the recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2018 to the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. A copy of the recommended budget was filed in the office of the Clerk to the Board on that same day and is available for public inspection at the Burke County Governmental Offices as well as the Burke County Public Library during regular business hours.  The 2018 recommended budget is also posted on the County's website, <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.burkenc.org</span></a>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Budget workshop meetings will be held in the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Burke County Services Building, 110 N. Green Street, Morganton, NC, on May 30<sup>th</sup> at 3 p.m.; June 6<sup>th</sup> at 4 p.m. (Note:  Board's 3 p.m. pre-agenda may last longer than an hour.), June 8<sup>th</sup> at 3 p.m.; and June 13<sup>th</sup> at 3 p.m., if needed.</p>
County Office closed for Memorial Dayhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/County Office closed for Memorial DayCounty Office closed for Memorial Day<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>​County Offices will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday on May 29th and will reopen on May 30th.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Water Project - RFQ for Engineering Serviceshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/Water Project - RFQ for Engineering ServicesWater Project - RFQ for Engineering Services<p>​Burke County has received approval of a CDBG grant:  The project includes water line installation to two sub-areas to resolve failing wells.  The NC Hwy 18 S. and Rhoney Road Water Project involves the construction of approx. 32,130 lf of 8" water line and household connections to 30 LMI households.  CDBG funds will finance 100% of the total project. The County is seeking professional engineering services to develop and successfully receive approval for NC DEQ's Division of Water Infrastructure required Engineering Report, design, approval, bidding, construction inspection and contract administration through the final certification on the project.  <strong>Qualifications must be submitted by 2:00 pm on Monday, June 19, 2017.</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>Interested firms must respond in writing addressed to Bryan Steen, Burke County Manager, PO Box 219, Morganton, NC 28680 or physical 200 Avery Avenue, 2</strong><strong><sup>nd</sup></strong><strong> floor, Morganton, NC 28655 828-764-9350.</strong></p>
2017-18 County Manager's Recommended Budgethttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/county-budget/2017-18/2017-18 County Manager's Recommended Budget2017-18 County Manager's Recommended Budget<p>​​In accordance with the North Carolina Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act (G.S. 159-8), I hereby present and submit for your review and adoption, a balanced recommended budget for FY 2017-18 that meets the immediate and long-term needs of<br>the County and supports goals desired by the Board. I respectfully remind you that a mandatory public hearing for the Recommended FY 2017-18 Budget has been scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in the Burke County Services Building, County Board Room - Entrance E, 110 North Green Street, Morganton, NC. Click <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/Finance/County%20Budget/2017-18/FY17-18%20Recommended%20Budget.pdf">Here</a> to view the entire proposed Budget</p>
Burke County Animal Control OrdinanceBurke County Animal Control Ordinance<p>​Ord. No. 2017-08 (Animals) as adopted by the Burke Co. Board of Commissioners on May 16th (second reading) can now be viewed for informational purposes. </p><p>The Burke County Animal Control page can be viewed <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/departments/sheriff/animal-control" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />here.</a></p><p>The document can be downloaded <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/Sheriff/Animal%20Control/2017-08%2c%20Ord.%20Burke%20County%20Animal%20Control%20Ordinance%20FINAL%20vk.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />here.​</a><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Hildebran Offices Closed for Two Hours on Mon 5-15-17http://www.burkenc.org/departments/general-services/Hildebran Offices Closed for Two Hours on Mon 5-15-17Hildebran Offices Closed for Two Hours on Mon 5-15-17<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​The Hildebran Library and Water and Sewer Payment Center offices will be closed from 12pm to 2pm on Monday 05/15/2017 due to the installation of power to the new Senior Center and Library.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Community Breakfast Forumhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/health-department/Community Breakfast ForumCommunity Breakfast Forum<p>​Learn how you can help address mental health and substance abuse issues in our community and reduce the stigma asscoiated with them both.</p>
Notice of Public Hearing May 16 2017http://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Public Hearing May 16 2017Notice of Public Hearing May 16 2017<p>​The Burke Co. Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke Co. Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC. At that meeting they will take public comment regarding the following zoning matter: ZMA 2017-03: – Applicants: Alice and Roy J. Leonard. A request to rezone a portion of one (1) parcel of land located at 1315 US 70 W. within the Silver Creek Township from the Residential Two (R-2) Zoning District to the Neighborhood Business (N-B) Zoning District. The rezoning is further identified by Burke County PIN No. 1762755298. The total land area in the proposed rezoning is approximately 0.296 acres. Questions about the proposed map amendment should be directed to the Community Development Department at 828-764-9030. In accordance with ADA regulations, 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 meeting.</p>
RFP - Active Shooter Exercisehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP - Active Shooter ExerciseRFP - Active Shooter Exercise<p> 1.   Develop and Coordinate a HSEEP Compliant Active Shooter Tabletop Exercise for Burke County Emergency Services Agencies.<br>2.   Develop and Coordinate a Full Scale Active Shooter Exercise for Burke County Emergency Services and Supporting Agencies.<br>3.   Exercise and Evaluate Response Protocols and Standard Operating Guidelines in the event of a Active Shooter Incident for: ...</p>
Eckard Creek Pump Station Connection Projecthttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/Eckard Creek Pump Station Connection ProjectEckard Creek Pump Station Connection Project<p>​Sealed INFORMAL Bids for the construction of the <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>  </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Burke County Eckard Creek Pump Station Bypass Connection Project</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>  </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span>will be received, by <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Burke County </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>  </strong></span>, at <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>  </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>the Burke County Board of Commissioners' Meeting Room, located at 110 N. Green Street (Entrance E), Morganton, North Carolina,</strong></span>  <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>28655</strong></span>, until <span style="text-decoration:underline;">  </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>2:00 P.M.</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>  </strong></span><strong> </strong>local time on <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>  </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Thursday, May 11, 2017</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>  </strong></span>at which time the bids received will be publically opened and read.  The Project consists of constructing <span style="text-decoration:underline;">  </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">a bypass pumping connection for the Eckard Creek pump station.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></span></p>
Notice of Public Meeting April 27 2017http://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice of Public Meeting April 27 2017Notice of Public Meeting April 27 2017<p>​The Burke County Planning Board will hold a public meeting at 5:30 PM on April 27, 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 matters: click for more...</p>
RFP - EMS Base 6http://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP - EMS Base 6RFP - EMS Base 6<p>​​Sealed proposals will be received by the County of Burke North Carolina until 2:30 p.m., May 2, 2017 at Foothills Higher Education Center / Burke County Parks & Recreation, Room 132, 2128 South Sterling Street, Morganton, NC 28655 and thereafter opened and read, for the furnishing of labor, materials, and equipment for theEMS Station for Burke County, NC. Bids must be on the Standard Form provided by the Architect. Bid documents may be obtained from the office of the Architect on the following basis: Bidders may obtain one (1) complete set of bid documents upon deposit of $150.00. Full deposit for one set of bid documents will be refunded to those submitting a bona fide bid proposal for the contract and who return the documents in usable condition within ten (10) days after date of bid opening.</p>
Notice of Public Hearing April 18 2017http://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Public Hearing April 18 2017Notice of Public Hearing April 18 2017<p>​As required by N.C.G.S. § 158-7.1, the Burke County Board of Commissioners hereby give notice that they have scheduled and will conduct a public hearing to consider an economic development grant agreement with a local Company (Project Stop) proposing to expand its manufacturing plant. The estimated investment is $41 million. The public hearing will be conducted on April 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be reached, in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke Co. Services Building, 110 N. Green Street, Entrance E in Morganton, N.C. </p>
Notice of Meeting Cancellationhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice of Meeting CancellationNotice of Meeting Cancellation<p>The meeting of the the East Burke Senior Center Advisory Board Meeting on March 27, 2017 has been cancelled due to lack of quorum.</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 6:00 p.m., or as soon as persons may be heard, on April 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 matters: <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice%20of%20Public%20Hearing">...Click for more</a></p>
Website Service Interruptionshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/information-technology/Website Service InterruptionsWebsite Service Interruptions<p>​IT will be performing routine server maintenance between 5:30PM - 12:00AM today and the following services will likely be affected​: <br><br>• Burke County Website<br>• Burke County GIS Website<br>• Burke County Register of Deeds Website</p><p>Services are expected to be restored after the maintenance is complete.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>