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>
Delayed opening due to inclement weatherhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Delayed opening due to inclement weatherDelayed opening due to inclement weather<p>​Due to anticipated adverse weather / snow,  Burke County Convenience Sites will open to the public at 10:00 AM Saturday, 12-09-2017.</p>
Update - Fatal Fire In Burke Countyhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/fire-marshall/Update - Fatal Fire In Burke CountyUpdate - Fatal Fire In Burke County<p>​Morganton, NC ‐ On Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at approximately 2:23 pm, Burke County Emergency Communications Center dispatched Triple Community Fire Department to an outside fire with structures threatened on Windy Hill Drive in Morganton.<br><br>The fire department arrived on scene to find a detached garage fully involved in fire with approximately ¼ acre of woodland burning behind the garage. Neighbors reported they were unable to make contact with the homeowner. During extinguishment, firefighters located a victim behind the garage</p><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>Download the official release <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/Emergency%20Communications/Press%20Release_Update_Windy%20Hill%20Drive_%207%20Dec%202017.pdf">here</a>.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Notice of Change Fonta Flora State Trail Soft Openinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Notice of Change Fonta Flora State Trail Soft OpeningNotice of Change Fonta Flora State Trail Soft Opening<p>​Notice is hereby given that the Fonta Flora State Trail grand opening scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2017 has been changed to a soft opening due to construction constraints and adverse weather conditions.County staff will be onsite, 5311 NC 126 in Morganton (intersection of Fish Hatcher Road & NC 126), from 9:30-10:30 am on Friday with hot chocolate to answer any questions about the trail and future projects. Grand opening festivities will be rescheduled to Spring 2018.We appreciate the support for the project and encourage everyone to get outside and discover the Fonta Flora State Trail. Notice given this 6th day of December 2017.</p>
RFQ- Enginnering Services Eckard Creek Pump Station Improvementshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFQ- Enginnering Services Eckard Creek Pump Station ImprovementsRFQ- Enginnering Services Eckard Creek Pump Station Improvements<p>​The County of Burke has received funding for a North Carolina Environmental Quality Sewer Project. The project will replace an existing submersible pump station with a new pump station, emergency generator and appurtenances as well as replace 7,600 LF of existing force main. The County is seeking engineering services for the engineering report, design, approval, bidding, construction inspection and contract administration through the final certification on the project. </p>
Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100 Year Floodplainhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100 Year FloodplainFinal Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100 Year Floodplain<p>​This is to give notice that Burke County under Part 58 has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 in accordance with HUD regulations at 24CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Wetlands Protection.  </p>
Notice of Public Hearinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Notice of Public HearingNotice of Public Hearing<p>​NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Sections 160A-20 of the General Statutes of North Carolina, that on December 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commissioners' Board Room, County Services Building, 110 North Green Street, Entrance E, Morganton, North Carolina, a public hearing will be conducted concerning the approval of the execution and delivery of the Contract and the Deed of Trust and the County's financing of the Project.  All interested parties are invited to present comments at the public hearing regarding the execution and delivery of the Contract and the Project to be financed thereby.<span aria-hidden="true" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></p>
RFP - Engineering Services Eckard Creek Pump Stationhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP - Engineering Services Eckard Creek Pump StationRFP - Engineering Services Eckard Creek Pump Station<p>The County of Burke has received funding for a North Carolina Environmental Quality Sewer Project. The project will replace an existing submersible pump station with a new pump station, emergency generator and appurtenances as well as replace 7,600 LF of existing force main. </p><p>The County is seeking engineering services for the engineering report, design, approval, bidding, construction inspection and contract administration through the final certification on the project. </p>
Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplainhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year FloodplainEarly Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain<p>​This is to give notice that Burke County under Part 58 has determined that the following action under Burke County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-I) – Infrastructure Highway 18 South and Rhoney Road Project is located in the 100-year floodplain and Burke County will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and potential impacts on the floodplain from the proposed action as required by Executive Order 11988 in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands.</p>
Burke County Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgivinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County Offices Closed in Observance of ThanksgivingBurke County Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving<p>​In observance of Thanksgiving , Burke County offices will be closed on Thursday November 23 and  Friday November 24, 2017.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Burke County Offices Closed in Honor of Veterans Dayhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/county-manager/Burke County Offices Closed in Honor of Veterans DayBurke County Offices Closed in Honor of Veterans Day<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​In honor of Veterans Day, Burke County offices will be closed on Friday November 10, 2017.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
RFP - EMS Storage Equipment Storage Buildinghttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFP - EMS Storage Equipment Storage BuildingRFP - EMS Storage Equipment Storage Building<p>​​Burke County is proposing to construct a 9600 sq. ft. pre-fabricated metal building at the Johns River Waste Management Facility to store Emergency Management equipment. Please refer to the Scope of Work as stated in the attached Invitation to Bid and Contract. <br>The project is located at the Johns River Waste Management Facility, 2500 Marsh Trail, Morganton, NC 28655. The site has been rough-graded and is located immediately beyond the scale house. </p>
RFQ - Valdese Public Library Expansion Projecthttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/requests-for-proposals/RFQ - Valdese Public Library Expansion ProjectRFQ - Valdese Public Library Expansion Project<p>​Burke County will receive Proposals from Qualified Architect/Engineers for design services for the expansion and renovation of the Valdese Public Library.</p>
Civic Organizations Invited to Open Board Meetings With Pledge of Allegiancehttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Civic Organizations Invited to Open Board Meetings With Pledge of AllegianceCivic Organizations Invited to Open Board Meetings With Pledge of Allegiance<p>​<span lang="EN" style="color:#333333;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">The Burke County Board of County Commissioners are seeking </span><span style="font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000">local Boy Scout Troops, Girl Scout Troops, school groups and other civic organizations </font></span><span lang="EN" style="color:#333333;font-family:"tahoma",sans-serif;font-size:12pt;">to participate in regular meetings by opening the proceedings with the Pledge of Allegiance.</span></p>
Religious Leaders Invited to Participate in Invocation Program at Board Meetingshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/board-of-commissioners/Religious Leaders Invited to Participate in Invocation Program at Board MeetingsReligious Leaders Invited to Participate in Invocation Program at Board Meetings<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​The Burke County Board of County Commissioners is seeking local pastors, preachers, priests, rabbis and other heads of religious organizations to participate in regular meetings by opening the proceedings with an invocation. This opportunity allows Burke County to partner with religious leaders and recognize local churches and places of worship. The Board meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday in the County Board Room, Burke Co. Services Building, 110 N. Green Street, Entrance E, in Morganton. Regular Commission meetings are streamed live at www.burkenc.org. Meetings may also be viewed on Compas Cable Channel 2 and Charter Cable Channel 192. For more information or to sign up to participate, contact Kay Draughn at 764-9354 or <a href="mailto:kay.draughn@burkenc.org">kay.draughn@burkenc.org</a>.<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
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 for the Burke County Planning Board and Board of Adjustment for citizens residing in the East Townships of: Icard, Lovelady, Drexel, Upper Fork, Lower Fork and Smoky Creek. The Planning Board serves a key role in shaping the future development of the county as it reviews subdivisions, assists in area plans, and makes land use decisions, which are forwarded to the Board of Commissioners. Operating in a quasi-judicial fashion, the Board of Adjustment considers requests for variances to the County Zoning Ordinance and appeals of determinations made by the Planning Administrator. Please contact the Clerk at <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space:nowrap;">828-764-9354<a title="Call: 828-764-9354" href="/WebsiteContent/Lists/Special%20Notice/NewForm.aspx?Source=https%3A%2F%2Fintranet%2Eburkenc%2Eorg%2FWebsiteContent%2FSitePages%2FHome%2Easpx&RootFolder=#" style="margin:0px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;height:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;"><img title="Call: 828-764-9354" alt="" style="margin:5px;border:currentcolor;left:0px;top:0px;width:16px;right:0px;bottom:0px;overflow:hidden;vertical-align:middle;float:none;display:inline;white-space:nowrap;" /></a></span> (<a href="mailto:kay.draughn@burkenc.org">kay.draughn@burkenc.org</a>) for more information or to obtain an application ...click for more</p>
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>