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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
Public Notice Change in Meeting Timehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/meeting-schedule/Public Notice Change in Meeting TimePublic Notice Change in Meeting Time<p>Notice is hereby given that the Burke Co. Board of Commissioners' pre-agenda meetings for April and September 2017 will begin at 4 p.m. and be held at the following offsite locations as a strategy to encourage citizen attendance. <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/meeting-schedule/Public%20Notice%20Change%20in%20Meeting%20Time">Click for more information...</a></p>
Public Notice of Planning Board Meetinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/community-development/Public Notice of Planning Board MeetingPublic Notice of Planning Board Meeting<p>​​The Burke County Planning Board will hold a public meeting at 5:30 PM on March 23, 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/community-development/Public%20Notice">...</a></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, March 21, 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 Seating. The City of Morganton is making application for a $500,000 Building Reuse grant on behalf of Project Seating and requires a $25,000 local match. The County’s share of the local match is $12,500. The company will also create 40 new jobs. The Board of Commissioners and the Morganton City Council believe the project will stimulate economic activity, will result in the creation of additional jobs, help stabilize and increase the tax base and create additional revenues in the City and County. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate, please contact the Clerk at <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">828-764-9350<a title="Call: 828-764-9350" 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: 828-764-9350" 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> at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing. </p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing<p>​The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings at 6:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as persons may be heard) on March 21, 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:<br><br>ZMA 2017-02: – A request to rezone three (3) parcels of property from Residential 2 (R-2) to Low Density Conservation (CD-L). The parcels are located off North Powerhouse Road and Grove Avenue within the Linville Township of Burke County. The parcels are further identified as PIN # 1764326726, PIN #1764324609, and PIN #1764324614. The three parcels total approximately 2.19 acres. <br>ZTA 2017-01: – A text amendment is proposed to the “Table of Permitted and Permissible Uses” within the Burke County Zoning Ordinance. The proposed amendment would permit boat storage and maintenance facilities within the Light Industrial, Industrial and Conditional Industrial Use Districts. <br><br>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="/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: 828-764-9030" 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> with questions. If reasonable ADA accommodations are needed to participate, please contact the Clerk at <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">828-764-9350<a title="Call: 828-764-9350" 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: 828-764-9350" 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> at least 48 hours prior to the public hearings.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Notice of Special Meetinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Special MeetingNotice of Special Meeting<p>​Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Friday, March 17, 2017 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 2017 season of the General Assembly. The College will also present its FY 17-18 budget request to the Commissioners. The special meeting will be held in Room 211 of Foothills Higher Education Center, 2128 South Sterling Street in Morganton, NC. <br>In accordance with ADA regulations, persons in need of an accommodation to participate in the meeting should notify the County Manager’s office at <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">828-764-9350<a title="Call: 828-764-9350" 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: 828-764-9350" 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> at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting.</p>
Notice of Special Meetinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice of Special MeetingNotice of Special Meeting<p>​Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a<br>special meeting on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in the County Board Room,<br>Burke Co. Services Building, 110 N. Green Street in Morganton, N.C. (Please note that<br>the Board's three (3) o'clock pre-agenda meeting may last longer than one (1) hour.)<br><br>The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the draft animal ordinance. Action is not<br>anticipated.</p>
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING<p>​The Burke County Board of County Commissioners will hold public hearings at 6:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as persons may be heard) on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in the County Board Room, Burke Co. Services Building, 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E). At the meeting they will take public comment on the following zoning matters: ...more</p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing<p>At its January 24, 2017 meeting, the Board of Commissioners (the <em>"Board"</em>) of the County of Burke, North Carolina (the <em>"County"</em>) adopted a resolution which:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">1. Authorized the County to proceed to pay the capital costs of constructing and equipping a new elementary school in the County to replace the former Mountain View Elementary School facility (the <em>"Project"</em>), pursuant to an installment financing contract (the <em>"Contract"</em>), in a principal amount not to exceed $25,000,000 under which the County will make certain installment payments, in order to make the Project available to the County;<a href="http://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice%20of%20Public%20Hearing">...more</a></p>
Animal Control Ordinance Meetinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Animal Control Ordinance MeetingAnimal Control Ordinance Meeting<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>​The Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the County Board Room to review the new draft Animal Control Ordinance and receive comments from citizens.</p><p>The full agenda packet with the draft ordinance can be accessed through the link below: <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/Board%20of%20Commissioners/Agendas/2017%2002%2007%20BOC%20Recessed%20Meeting%20Agenda%20Full%20Version.pdf">2017 02 07 BOC Recessed Meeting Full Agenda</a></p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>
Notice of Special Meetinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Special MeetingNotice of Special Meeting<p>​Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a special joint meeting with the Morganton City Council on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. The special meeting will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke Co. Services Building (Entrance E), 110 N. Green Street in Morganton, NC. <br>The purpose of the meeting is to receive an update on the Broughton Hospital Reuse Study. Action is not anticipated. <br>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>
Recount of the State Auditors Racehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/boards-and-commissions/board-of-elections/Recount of the State Auditors RaceRecount of the State Auditors Race<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>​There will be a state wide recount of the State Auditors Race. The recount will begin at noon at the Burke County Board of Elections Office in Morganton and will continue until finished.<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>​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, December 20, 2016, 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 expansion of Molded Fiber Glass located at 213 Reep Drive in Morganton. The assistance includes an economic development grant equal to 50% of the increased taxes paid by the company on an $8 million +/- investment for a period of three (3) years and the creation of 20 additional jobs over the same 3-year period. The Board of Commissioners believe the project will stimulate economic activity, will result in the creation of additional jobs, help stabilize and increase the tax base and create additional revenues in the County. If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate, please contact the Clerk at 828-764-9350 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing. </p>
RFP JCPC Requests to Serve Delinquent and At Risk YouthRFP JCPC Requests to Serve Delinquent and At Risk Youth<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. Program must have an evaluation component which can demonstrate impact on the risk factors below. Approximately $230,294 will be available [dependent on availability of funds] for July1-June 30, Fiscal Year 2017/18. Local match of 30% required. <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Deadline for applications: Friday, February 17, 2017 - 5:00 P.M.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></strong></span></p>
Burke County Wildfire Shelter Informationhttp://www.burkenc.org/2016chestnutknobfire/Burke County Wildfire Shelter InformationBurke County Wildfire Shelter Information<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>​If you are in need of shelter due to the effects of the Burke County wildfires please call (828) 764-7146. Shelter openings depend on need and open at the direction of the Burke County Emergency Response Leadership Team along with the Red Cross. The shelter and it's staff are ready and prepared to assist even when placed on standby status. This number is for shelter needs only.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
GIS Website Maintenancehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/gis/GIS Website MaintenanceGIS Website Maintenance<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>The GIS website will be down for maintenance starting Wednesday November 23rd at 5pm through Sunday November 27th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
HyperReach Sign-up Instructionshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/emergency-communications/HyperReach Sign-up InstructionsHyperReach Sign-up Instructions<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span>Citizens who wish to receive notifications regarding potential evacuations due to the South Mountains State Park wildfire or other public safety notifications in their area through their cellular phones should register with Hyer-Reach, Burke County’s emergency notification system. If you have a residential telephone in your home, that number is already registered unless you have asked for it to be removed in the past. You may register by visiting www.burkenc.org and clicking on the appropriate link in the scrolling banner on top of the page. You may also visit the Emergency Communication’s page under the departments tab for the appropriate link. <br>Cell phones can also be registered by texting “burkealerts” to 828-201-3877</p>
Community Information Meetinghttp://www.burkenc.org/2016chestnutknobfire/Community Information MeetingCommunity Information Meeting<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>The Florida "Green" Incident Management Team will be hosting a public meeting on Thursday, November 17, 2016, for the communities affected by the Chestnut Knob Fire burning in South Mountains State Park. This meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Enola Fire Department located at 2510 Enola Road in Morganton, North Carolina. The community is encouraged to attend to receive information and ask questions. <span aria-hidden="true">The meeting will be recorded and posted to the Burke County Youtube page for residents who cannot attend. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/BurkeCountyNC"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">https://www.youtube.com/user/BurkeCountyNC</font></span></a></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
11/16 Chestnut Knob Fire Updatehttp://www.burkenc.org/2016chestnutknobfire/11/16 Chestnut Knob Fire Update11/16 Chestnut Knob Fire Update<ul><li>Fire coverage is currently estimated at 5,689 acres in steep terrain with an estimated containment of 30%.</li></ul><ul><li>Air support was utilized again today with water and retardant drops.</li></ul><ul><li>Additional resources have been ordered to support suppression efforts and are arriving daily. Day and night shift crews are continuing burn-out operations, mop up, and patrolling the fire lines.</li></ul><ul><li>A community meeting is schedule for Thursday, November 17th at 7 p.m. at the Enola Fire Department and will be recorded and posted to the Burke County website and social media pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Firefighters would like to thank the community for their overwhelming generosity with countless donations of water, gatorade, snacks and other useful items. Thank you cards are also appreciated. </li></ul><ul><li>Active resources on the fire are up to 214 personnel, 24 engines and 4 dozers. </li></ul>
RFQ Solid Waste Vehiclehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/RFQ Solid Waste VehicleRFQ Solid Waste Vehicle<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>The Solid Waste Collections Department of General Services is seeking quotes on a new Volvo Roll-off Truck, Base Model VHD64B200.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Chestnut Knob Firefighter Donation Planhttp://www.burkenc.org/2016chestnutknobfire/Chestnut Knob Firefighter Donation PlanChestnut Knob Firefighter Donation Plan<p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Due to the overwhelming community support our County staff and firefighting personnel have received, we ask that donations be limited to ONLY the following items at this time:</p><ul><li>beef jerky</li><li>wool caps/toboggans</li><li>bandanas</li><li>protein bars</li><li>breakfast bars</li><li>bottled water (16 oz.)</li><li>Gatorade (12 or 16 oz.)</li><li>socks</li><li>travel size hand wipes</li><li>travel size hand lotion</li><li>travel size Gold Bond foot powder</li><li>handwarmer gloves</li></ul><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span aria-hidden="true"></span>For</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">more in</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;">formation</span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">contact:</span><p>Fire Information Hotline, #: 828-764-9380 or  Chestnutknobfire@gmail.com<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Chestnut Knob Firehttp://www.burkenc.org/2016chestnutknobfire/Chestnut Knob FireChestnut Knob Fire<p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>The Chestnut Knob Fire was discovered on South Mountains State Park on Sunday, November 6, 2016.  The cause of this fire is undetermined and currently under investigation.</p><p>The North Carolina Forest Service, North Carolina State Parks, and the Burke County Fire Marshal's Office and Emergency Management assembled crews to work on containing the fire. Due to extremely dry conditions and rugged terrain, the fire has grown significantly and is currently estimated to be 1961 acres.</p>
Notice of Regular Meeting Nov 15 2016http://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Regular Meeting Nov 15 2016Notice of Regular Meeting Nov 15 2016<p>​The outline for the Burke County Board of Commissioners' Nov. 15th regular meeting is attached for informational purposes. The agenda packet will be posted to the County's website later today. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the County Board Room, Burke Co. Services Building, 110 N. Green Street, Entrance E in Morganton.</p>
11-11 UPDATE Burn Ban in effecthttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/fire-marshall/11-11 UPDATE Burn Ban in effect11-11 UPDATE Burn Ban in effect<p><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3">The Burke County Fire Marshal’s Office has issued an expansion of the burning ban issued by the North Carolina Forest Service on November 8. The Burke County Fire Marshal’s Office expands the ban to inside the 100 foot boundary surrounding an occupied dwelling effective at 8 AM today. The expanded ban does exclude cooking fires in an outdoor grill or smoker. Violators could face civil penalties and liabilities from the NC Forest Service.</font></p>