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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
General Services - Bid Specs for Wood Waste Processing http://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/General Services - Bid Specs for Wood Waste ProcessingGeneral Services - Bid Specs for Wood Waste Processing <p>​Burke County General Services is interested in receiving bids for the processing of wood waste located at Burke County Landfill at 2500 Marsh Trail, Morganton, NC 28655. The landfill is open Monday thru Friday 7 am until 4 pm and on Saturday 7 am until 1 pm. For purposes of this quote request, Burke County asks that the contractor coordinate his work schedule with the schedule of the landfill. If hours outside of the landfill hours are required to complete the work or other contractor requirements are not covered by this proposal, please indicate that need in your quote under Special Conditions.</p><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Quotes are due in the Burke County Purchasing office by 5:00 PM on Friday September 14, 2018. Street address for the office is 200 Avery Avenue, Morganton, NC 28655. PO Box address is PO Box 219, Morganton, NC 28680-0219. Please put "Bid Enclosed" on the outside of the envelope that the quote is being submitted in. Emailed quotes will be accepted. Emailed quotes should be submitted to bobbiejo.bollinger@burkenc.org.</p><p>Burke County reserves the right to waive any informalities and reject any/all bids that are not in the best interest of the County. If you have questions, please email Keith Farris, County Associate Engineer, at <a href="mailto:keith.farris@burkenc.org"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">keith.farris@burkenc.org</font></span></a> </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. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 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 matters: </p><p style="text-align:justify;">ZMA 2018-04:  Applicant Walter Vinson – A request to rezone one (1) parcel of land consisting of 1.76 acres from the Industrial (IND) to the Residential Two (R-2) <span style="text-decoration:underline;">and</span> General Business (G-B) Zoning District.   PIN# 2762295307</p><p style="text-align:justify;">ZMA 2018-05:  Applicant Bret Setzer – A request to rezone one (1) parcel of land consisting of 3.2 acres from the Residential One (R-1) to the General Business (G-B) Zoning District.  PIN# 1791179974.</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>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing<p>​The Schedules, Standards, and Rules to be used in the 2019 revaluation of real property in Burke County were presented to the Board of Commissioners.  A copy of the schedules was posted on the County's website and placed in the office of the Tax Administrator where they will remain available for public inspection.  </p><p>A public hearing on the proposed schedules, standards, and rules will be held by the Board of County Commissioners at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the County Board Room, Burke Co. Services Building, 110 N. Green Street (Door E) in Morganton. </p><p>In accordance with ADA regulations, citizens needing an accommodation to participate in the meeting are asked to notify the County Manager's office, 828-764-9350 at least 48 hours before the meeting.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
RFP 18-0810 For New County Vehicleshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP 18-0810 For New County VehiclesRFP 18-0810 For New County Vehicles<p>​Sealed proposals titled “Proposal #18-0810” for eight (8) new white 2018 Honda CRV LX, AWD, 4-cylinder 2.4L engine 184HP vehicles are being accepted. Please quote both with and without leather seats. Sealed proposals will be received in person, through regular postal mail, or special courier service by the Burke County Purchasing Office, 200 Avery Avenue, P.O. Box 219, Morganton, NC 28680-0219, on or before Friday, August 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Bid opening will be at 10:00 a.m. in the Purchasing Agent’s office, top floor, Avery Avenue Building. Proposals should be on company letterhead with the two separate quotes. Any proposal received later than the specified date and time will not be accepted or considered. If you have any questions, contact Bobbie Jo Bollinger at <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">828-764-9057<a title="Call: 828-764-9057" 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: 828-764-9057" 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>, or <a href="mailto:bobbiejo.bollinger@burkenc.org">bobbiejo.bollinger@burkenc.org</a>.<br>Burke County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.</p>
RFP - Mowing at FHEChttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP - Mowing at FHECRFP - Mowing at FHEC<p>​The General Services Department of Burke County is requesting proposals to provide lawn care and parking lot cleaning/clearing services. A site visit is encouraged, location is listed below. <br><br>Please submit your proposal found on page two in any of the following ways:<br>· In-person delivery: 200 Avery Avenue, Morganton, NC 28655 – 2nd Floor Purchasing Dept. Attn: Bobbie Jo Bollinger<br>· U.S. Postal Mail: County of Burke, P.O. Box 219, Morganton, NC 28680-0219 – Attn: Bobbie Jo Bollinger<br>· Email delivery: <a href="mailto:bobbiejo.bollinger@burkenc.org">bobbiejo.bollinger@burkenc.org</a></p>
RFP - Employee Assistance Programhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP - Employee Assistance ProgramRFP - Employee Assistance Program<p>​​Burke County is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to provide counseling services for County employees as part of the County’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  <span aria-hidden="true"></span>All proposals must be received by the Purchasing Department no later than 5:00 P.M., August 6, 2018.<span aria-hidden="true"></span> Click <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/Finance/Requests%20for%20Proposals/Request%20for%20Proposal%20-%20Employee%20Assistance%20Program%202018.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Here</font></span></a> to download a copy of the proposal</p>
RFP - Website Redesign - Rebidhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/information-technology/RFP - Website Redesign - RebidRFP - Website Redesign - Rebid<p>Sealed proposals for the development and deployment of a new County Website will be received by the Burke County Finance Department, 200 Avery Avenue, Morganton, NC until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018.  Proposal Forms and Instructions for submitting proposals may be obtained at <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.burkenc.org</span></a> on the main page, or from the Burke County Purchasing Office located at 200 Avery Avenue, Morganton, NC 28655, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   (<span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">828-764-9057<a title="Call: 828-764-9057" 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: 828-764-9057" 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>).   </p><p>The County of Burke reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, waive informalities, and to make the selection that is in the best interest of the County. more...</p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing<p>​</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings at 6:00 pm (or as soon as persons may be heard) on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Burke County Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. (Entrance E) in Morganton, NC. At the meeting, they will take public comment regarding the following matters:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Zoning Map Amendment (ZMA 2018-02): - The applicants Carissa Parker and Todd Bennick (dba DKA Enterprises, LLC) request 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 Three (R-3) zoning district. The parcels are located off Roy McGalliard Avenue 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;">Flood Damage Protection Ordinance Amendment (FTA 2018-01): Community Development staff is proposing an amendment to the Flood Damage Protection Ordinance which will change the designation of the "Floodplain Administrator" to the "Community Development Director or his/her designee".</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Code of Ordinances – The County's Code of Ordinances was adopted in 1993 and republished in 2008. The Code of Ordinances has undergone a legal review and has been updated to include applicable regulations passed by the NC General Assembly and ordinances adopted by the County Commissioners.  </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 828-764-9350 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
RFP - Website Redesign - Addendumhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP - Website Redesign - AddendumRFP - Website Redesign - Addendum<p>​Burke County is seeking to enter into a professional services agreement with a qualified vendor with extensive government experience to design and implement a new County website based on the above strategy. The emphasis is on incorporating extensive content management tools and database driven architecture while providing a user-friendly and intuitive site structure and an interface that is both attractive and ADA compliant.  </p><p>Sealed proposals for the development and deployment of a new County Website will be received by the Burke County Finance Department, 200 Avery Avenue, Morganton, NC until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018.  Proposal Forms and Instructions for submitting proposals may be obtained by clicking this <a title="Link to RFP" href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/Finance/Requests%20for%20Proposals/2018%20Website-Intranet%20RFPv5.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" /><span style="text-decoration:underline;">link</span></a>, or from the Burke County Purchasing Office located at 200 Avery Avenue, Morganton, NC 28655, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   (828-764-9057).   </p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>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, June 19, 2018, in the County Board Room, Burke County Services Building, 110 North Green Street, Entrance E, Morganton, NC for the purpose of giving consideration to and approving the expenditure of public funds to assist with the location of Project JP3 located in Burke County (Morganton).  Burke County is applying for a $500,000 Building Reuse grant on behalf of Project JP3, which requires a $25,000 local match ($12,500 – County & $12,500 – City).  Approximately 40 new jobs will be created, and the investment is estimated at $11.5M.  The assistance also includes an economic development grant equal to 50% of the new taxable investment paid by the company for a period of five (5) years.  The Board of Commissioners believe the project will stimulate economic activity, will result in the creation of 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. <span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>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, June 19, 2018, in the County Board Room, Burke County Services Building, 110 North Green Street, Entrance E, Morganton, NC for the purpose of amending an economic development grant which includes approval of 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 with a tiered incentive rate of between 65% and 75% depending on the level of New Capital Investment by the company which is estimated to be at least $8M to $20M.  The grant period ranges from 6 to 8 years.  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. <span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Notice of Change to Commissioners' Budget Meeting Schedulehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/meeting-schedule/Notice of Change to Commissioners' Budget Meeting ScheduleNotice of Change to Commissioners' Budget Meeting Schedule<p>​The Burke County Board of Commissioners finished its review of the FY 18-19 recommended budget at its second (2<sup><font size="2">nd</font></sup>) budget meeting held yesterday, May 29<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup>.  At the end of this 3-hour meeting, the Board voted to cancel its remaining budget meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 5<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> at 4 p.m.  </p><p> A public hearing on the recommended budget will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as persons may be heard) in the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Burke Co. Services Building, 110 N. Green Street, Morganton, NC.  Citizens are invited to attend and present written or oral comments.  Adoption of the recommended budget is anticipated to occur on June 19, 2018.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"> Notice given this 30<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> day of May, 2018.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
2018-19 Approved County Budgethttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/county-budget/2018-19 Approved County Budget2018-19 Approved County Budget<p>​In accordance with the North Carolina Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act (G.S. 159-8), the County Manager hereby present and submit for your review and adoption, a balanced recommended budget for FY 2018-19 that meets the immediate and long-term needs of the County and supports goals desired by the Board. I respectfully remind you that a mandatory public hearing for the Recommended FY 2018-19 Budget has been scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in the Burke County Services Building, County Board Room - Entrance E, 110 North Green Street, Morganton, N.C.</p><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Click <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/Finance/County%20Budget/2018-19/FY%2019%20Adopted%20Budget%20V3.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Here</a> to Download a copy of the recommended Budget<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Planning Board Public Meeting Noticehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/community-development/Planning Board Public Meeting NoticePlanning Board Public Meeting Notice<p>​The Burke County Planning Board will hold a public meeting at 5:30 PM on May 24, 2018 in the Commissioners Meeting Room/County Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC.</p>
Notice of Change to Commissioners' Budget Meeting Schedulehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/meeting-schedule/Notice of Change to Commissioners' Budget Meeting ScheduleNotice of Change to Commissioners' Budget Meeting Schedule<p>​Notice is hereby given that a budget meeting originally set for Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 3 p.m. was moved to <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Monday, May 21, 2018 at 3 p.m.</span> due to scheduling conflicts. The Board unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2018-12 at yesterday's pre-agenda meeting which amended the 2018 meeting schedule. All the budget meetings (May 21, May 29 and June 5) will be held in the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Burke Co. Services Building, 110 N. Green Street, Entrance E in Morganton and are open to the public.  </p><p>Notice given this 2<sup>nd</sup> day of May 2018. <span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Notice of Federal Projecthttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice of Federal ProjectNotice of Federal Project<p>Burke County has received a Community Development Block Grants totaling $2,000,000 to install 32,130 feet of 8" water lines associated valves and hydrants to resovle failing wells and connect 30 households to the new system.     This will require utility construction consisting of equipment operators, truck drivers, laborers, plumbers and supervision.  Supplies shall consist of water main piping with and water tap connections, hydrants, valves, fittings, seeding, grassing, and asphalt paving with all related appurtenances.</p><p>Interested parties that wish to register for consideration of jobs and contracts may contact Erin Schotte, Project Administrator, for Burke County,  828.322.9191 x240 or Leah Martin 828.322.9191 x485. TDD 711.  Burke County encourages local businesses to participate in the project.  All new employment opportunities will be posted and listed through NC Works.  Burke County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promotes Fair Housing practices and encourages small, minority and female-owned businesses to submit qualifications.  Section 3 Businesses subject to the requirements of section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 1701u (section 3) will be given preferences as regulated in HUD's 24 CFR part 135.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">This information is available in Spanish or any other language upon request.  Please contact Lisa Helton at 828.322.9191,x281 TDD 711 or WPCOG, 1880 2nd Ave., NW, Hickory, NC; PO Box 9026, Hickory, NC  28603 for accommodations for this request. Esta información está disponible está disponible en español o en cualquier otro idioma bajo petición. Póngase en contacto con Erin Schotte at 828.322.9191x240 or Leah Martin x 485 TDD 711 or WPCOG, PO Box 9026, Hickory, NC 28603 de alojamiento para esta solicitud.</p>
Burke County Fair Housing Complaint Procedurehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County Fair Housing Complaint ProcedureBurke County Fair Housing Complaint Procedure<p>​Housing discrimination is prohibited by Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act) and the North Carolina Fair Housing Act. In an effort to promote fair housing and that the rights of housing discrimination victims are protected, Burke County<strong> </strong>has adopted the following procedures for receiving housing discrimination complaints:</p><ol><li>Any person or persons wishing to file a complaint of housing discrimination in the county may do so by informing the<strong> </strong>county manager of the facts and circumstance of the alleged discriminatory acts or practice.</li><li>Upon receiving a housing discrimination complaint, the county manager shall acknowledge the complaint within <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>15 days in writing</em></span> and   inform the Division of Water Infrastructure and the North Carolina Human Relations Commission about the complaint. </li><li>The county manager shall offer assistance to the Commission in the investigation and reconciliation of all housing discrimination complaints which are based on events occurring in the Burke County. </li><li>The County Administrator shall publicize in the local newspaper, with the TDD#, who is the local agency to contact with housing discrimination complaints.</li></ol>
RFP - Informal Construction and Repair EM Equipement Storage Buildinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP - Informal Construction and Repair EM Equipement Storage BuildingRFP - Informal Construction and Repair EM Equipement 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. </p>
Applications Solicited for Adult Care and Nursing Home Committeehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Applications Solicited for Adult Care and Nursing Home CommitteeApplications Solicited for Adult Care and Nursing Home 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 eight (8) hour’s time per month. Please contact the Clerk at 828-764-9354 (kay.draughn@burkenc.org) or the Regional Ombudsman at 828-485-4213 (christina.franklin@wpcog.org) for more information or to obtain an application. Applications may also be found at <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/">www.burkenc.org</a>.</p>
Notice of Special Meetinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice of Special MeetingNotice of Special Meeting<p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. to meet with Western Piedmont Community College officials and Burke County's Legislative Delegation to share needs and priorities for the 2018 season of the General Assembly.  The College will also present its FY 18-19 budget request to the Commissioners.  The special meeting will be held in Room 211 of the Foothills Higher Education Center, 2128 South Sterling Street in Morganton, NC.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">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.</p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing<p>​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on March 20, 2018 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 accept public comment regarding the following matters: </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Amendment to Burke Co. Code of Ordinance, Chapter 46, Offenses Miscellaneous and Provisions –ordinance requesting State access to the SBI Division of Criminal Investigation Criminal History Record Information for the Sheriff's Office to obtain criminal history information on all persons applying for ABC permits for proposed locations within Burke County.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Public comment is welcome.  Questions about the proposed amendment may be directed to the Burke County, County Manager's office at (828) 764-9350.  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.</p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing<p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings at 6:00 p.m. on March 20, 2018 in the Commissioners' Meeting Room, County Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E). At the meeting they will accept public comment regarding the following matters: </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Zoning Map Amendment (ZMA 2018-01) Applicants:  Mike & Gwen Williams---A request to rezone a portion of one (1) parcel of land consisting of 1.203 acres from the Residential Two (R-2) to the General Business (G-B) Zoning District.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA 2018-01) Applicant:  Burke County Community Development---A request to amend Article XXII, Water Supply Watershed Overlay Protection District of the Burke County Zoning Ordinance. The amendment will add a new WS-IV Water Supply Watershed surrounding Lake James.  The text amendment will also amend the Official Burke County Water Supply Watershed Map.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Public comment is welcome.  Questions about the proposed amendments may be directed to the Burke County Community Development at (828) 764-9030.  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>
RFQ - Additions to the Burke County Courthousehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/RFQ - Additions to the Burke County CourthouseRFQ - Additions to the Burke County Courthouse<p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Burke County is soliciting qualifications statements for architectural and engineering services for a vehicular sallyport, elevator, elevator enclosure, and renovations to the rear of the Burke County Courthouse. Construction for this project must be completed by July 31, 2019.  Five (5) Statements of Qualifications and one (1) PDF copy on a thumb/flash drive shall be mailed or delivered no later than <strong>2:00 pm on Thursday, March 15, 2018</strong> to Bryan Steen, Burke County Manager, P.O. Box 219, 200 Avery Avenue (28655), Morganton, NC, 28680-0219. 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>
Notice of Recessed Meetinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice of Recessed MeetingNotice of Recessed Meeting<p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a budget meeting on Friday, February 23, 2018 starting at 8:30 a.m. in <span aria-hidden="true"></span><span>the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Burke County Services Building, 110 N. Green Street, Entrance E, in Morganton, N.C. The purpose of the meeting is to hear budget requests from County departments and outside agencies. </span><span aria-hidden="true"></span> </p>
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>
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>
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>
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 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>
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>
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>