Request for Proposals from Demolition Contractorshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/Request for Proposals from Demolition ContractorsRequest for Proposals from Demolition Contractors<p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Burke County Code Enforcement seeks qualified and insured contractors for demolition and removal of 1 (1) single wide manufactured home. Address of manufactured home to be considered for demolition is 5808 NC 18 South Connelly Spring’s, NC 28612 <br><br>If you are interested in bidding on the demolition of these units, please contact Deputy James Marler, Burke County Code Enforcement Officer, at PO Box 219 of Morganton NC, 828-764-9030 or <a href="mailto:james.marler@burkenc.org">james.marler@burkenc.org</a>. Bids to be received by March 5th 2018. <span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Commissioners File Lawsuithttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Commissioners File LawsuitCommissioners File Lawsuit<p>The Burke County Board of Commissioners announced today that they have filed their lawsuit in the United States District Court in the Western District in Asheville against the manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid pain relievers. The Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting on December 19, 2017 passed a resolution declaring the opioid crisis a public nuisance which must be abated for the benefit of Burke County and its residents and citizens and signed a contract with a large number of law firms throughout the southeastern United States to file civil litigation in the courts. </p>
Opioid Litigation Press Conferencehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Opioid Litigation Press ConferenceOpioid Litigation Press Conference<p>​Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a news conference on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room, Burke County Services Building, Entrance E, located at 110 N. Green Street in Morganton, North Carolina. The news conference will focus on the newly filed litigation by the Board of Commissioners in the United States District Court for the Western District in Asheville. The Commissioners and staff will be discussing their complaint against the opioid manufacturers and distributors and how the opioid crisis has severely affected the lives of everyone in the County, the State of North Carolina and the entire country.</p>
Burke County Fair Housing Surveyhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Burke County Fair Housing SurveyBurke County Fair Housing Survey<p>Burke County has been awarded grants and/or loans for infrastructure improvements in the county. Because these grants/loans consist of federal & state dollars, certain federal/state requirements, like fair housing, are attached to the funding along with many other requirements. As a part of these requirements, Burke County is conducting a fair housing survey. For more information on the Fair Housing Act and how it impacts you, please contact Erin Schotte at (828) 485-4240 or <a href="mailto:erin.schotte@wpcog.org">erin.schotte@wpcog.org</a>.</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 for 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>
RFQ - Constuction of Dentention Center and Magistrates Officehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/RFQ - Constuction of Dentention Center and Magistrates OfficeRFQ - Constuction of Dentention Center and Magistrates Office<p style="text-align:justify;">Burke County is soliciting qualifications statements for special testing services associated with the construction of a new 256-bed detention center/jail for the County.  Five (5) Statements of Qualifications and one (1) PDF copy on a thumb/flash drive shall be mailed or delivered no later than <strong>4:00 pm on Friday, February 9, 2018</strong> to Bryan Steen, Burke County Manager, P.O. Box 219, 200 Avery Avenue (28655), Morganton, NC, 28680-0219.  For access to the construction documents in PDF format, send a request to the Architect, Frank Randel, Hemphill – Randel Associates, fr-hra@carolina.rr.com.  More 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>.  Questions should be directed to the County Manager at (828) 764-9350 during normal business hours.  Contact with any County official other than the Manager during the RFQ process is potential grounds for disqualification. The County reserves the right to reject any and all submittals.</p>
RFP for SAR Exercise 2018http://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP for SAR Exercise 2018RFP for SAR Exercise 2018<p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​Proposal: Search and Rescue Exercise for Burke County Emergency Services. Scheduled exercise dates are April 12 - 15, 2018.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
County Office 2 Hour Delay 01/18/2018http://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/County Office 2 Hour Delay 01/18/2018County Office 2 Hour Delay 01/18/2018As a result of the predicted low temperature over an extended period of time, melted and compressed snow will<span class="text_exposed_show"> become ice and pose a serious danger for motor vehicle operators and pedestrians. </span><div class="text_exposed_show"><p> </p><p>For the safety of our citizens desiring to obtain services from county government offices and county staff members, Burke County Government buildings will delay opening until 10 AM Thursday, January 18, 2018.</p></div>
RFP for Wood Processing - Landfillhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP for Wood Processing - LandfillRFP for Wood Processing - Landfill<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​Burke County Waste Management is currently accepting quotes for brush grinding at our Johns River Facility, work shall be completed on the same schedule that our landfill operates on and shall be based on processed tons of waste wood. Specifications can be obtained on our website or by contacting Keith Farris, keith.farris@burkenc.org, 828-334-5387 or 828-764-9065</p>
RFP - Fonta Flora State Trailhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/community-development/fonta-flora-state-trail/RFP - Fonta Flora State TrailRFP - Fonta Flora State Trail<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​The Burke County Community Development Department is inviting qualified contractors to bid on the construction of 6.4 miles of new trail of the Fonta Flora State Trail – Lake James Section. Proposals are due by 4:00pm on Friday, February 2, 2018. <span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Hildebrand Library Closedhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Hildebrand Library ClosedHildebrand Library Closed<p>​Due to a water leak, the C.B. Hildebrand Library will be closed on Saturday, January 5, 2018. </p>
Notice to Burke County Water Customershttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice to Burke County Water CustomersNotice to Burke County Water Customers<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>​Burke County water customers, the extremely cold weather may cause breaks in water distribution lines. If a break occurs in the distribution line, Burke County General Services will work to repair the line as quickly as possible. When weather conditions begin to return to normal, breaks in the lines may be discovered. To report leaks 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., please call 828-764-9060. To report leaks after hours, please call 828-437-1911. A break in the water line from the water meter to a residence is the responsibility of the property owner.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/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 16, 2018, in the County Board Room, Burke County Services Building, 110 North Green Street, Entrance E, in Morganton, NC for the purpose of giving consideration to and approving the expenditure of public funds to assist with the location of Project Engines located in Burke County (Morganton).  The assistance includes an economic development grant equal to 65% of the new taxable investment paid by the company for a period of six (6) years.  The Company will invest approximately $10 million in new tax base.  The Board of Commissioners believe the project will stimulate economic activity, will result in the creation of at least 94 new 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 Clerk at 828-764-9350 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing. </p>
EMS Base 6 Grand Opening Delayed Until Further Notice http://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/EMS Base 6 Grand Opening Delayed Until Further NoticeEMS Base 6 Grand Opening Delayed Until Further Notice <p>​Due to unforeseen construction delays as a result of prolonged arctic weather, the grand opening of EMS Base 6, 6248 Miller Bridge Road, in Connelly Springs, scheduled for January 10<sup>th</sup> has been postponed until further notice. When a new date is determined, we will let everyone know.</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 public hearings at 6:00 p.m. on January 16, 2018 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 on the following matter:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA 2017-03) – An amendment to the Burke County Zoning Ordinance which would recognize and regulate certain Industries and Businesses that make and/or sell alcoholic beverages within the jurisdiction of Burke County as defined by the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC).</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Public comment is welcome. Contact Burke County Community Development at (828) 764-9030 with questions. Persons in need of ADA accommodation(s) to participate in the public hearing should notify the County Manager's office at 828.764.9350 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing. <span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
911 Consolidation and Grant Issuehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/911 Consolidation and Grant Issue911 Consolidation and Grant Issue<p>​Please read below pertaining to Morganton and Valdese’s decision to leave the 911 Consolidation and Grant Application:</p><p><a href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/County%20Manager/911%20Consolidation%20Issue.pdf">911 Consolidation Issue</a> </p>
Holiday County Office and Landfill Closinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Holiday County Office and Landfill ClosingHoliday County Office and Landfill Closing<p>​In Observance of the Christmas holiday, county offices will be closed Dec. 25th - 27th. County offices will also be closed on Jan. 1st, 2018 in observance of the New Year's holiday. The landfill and convenience sites schedules are as follows....</p>
RFP for JCPC and DACJJhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/RFP for JCPC and DACJJRFP for JCPC and DACJJ<p>​Burke County JCPC requests from local non-profits, proposals to serve delinquent and at risk youth, ages 6 to 17. Programs must have a SPEP service type, an "evidence based" model or a service requested by the DACJJ. Programs must have an evaluation component which can demonstrate impact on the risk factors below. </p>
Burke County Health Department Blood Drivehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County Health Department Blood DriveBurke County Health Department Blood Drive<p>​The Health Department is sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Burke County Cooperative Extension Office, 130 Ammons Drive Suite # 2 in Morganton. Give the gift of life this holiday season, donate blood and help save local lives!</p>
Register of Deeds Courthouse Computer Systems Training Videohttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/register-of-deeds/Register of Deeds Courthouse Computer Systems Training VideoRegister of Deeds Courthouse Computer Systems Training Video<p>​​The Register of Deeds went live with a new software system through Courthouse Computer Systems. Our office offers an online training video for your convenience and to assist you with navigating the new system. To go directly to the training video, click<a href="https://youtu.be/7IcsMjPiKu0"> here</a>. Please do not hesitate to contact our office directly should you need assistance or have questions. </p>
Water Service Disrupted In Eastern Burke County/ Hildebranhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Water Service Disrupted In Eastern Burke County/ HildebranWater Service Disrupted In Eastern Burke County/ Hildebran<p>​Notice to water customers in the Eastern Burke County/Hildebran area. There has been a waterline break in Long View. While crews work to get the waterline repaired customers in Eastern Burke County, to include those in and around Cape Hickory Road, Cape Hickory Cutoff Road, Rhodhiss Airport Road, and Liberty Church Road will see a disruption in service. Once the waterline has been repaired there may be some discoloration in the water, a brown or milky color, and air in the pipeline for a short period of time.</p>
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>