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Posted on: January 12, 2022

January 19th, 2022 Animal Advisory Board Meeting - Cancelled

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The regular meeting of the Burke County Animal Advisory Board scheduled to be held on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 at 6:00pm has been cancelled. The next regular meeting is scheduled for February 16th, 2022 at 6:00pm. 

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Animal Services - Delayed opening October 26th, 2021

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So, we can better serve our community, we will be opening late on October 26th, 2021. We will be opening at 12:00pm instead of our normal 10:00am. This is for staff to complete additional training.

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Animal Services

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Notice of Budget Public Hearing

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BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

JUNE 21, 2022 – 6 P.M.

 

The Burke County Manager presented the recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to the Board of Com...

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Board of Commissioners
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Notice of Recessed Meeting Cancellation

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners’ recessed meeting scheduled for today, April 20th at 2 p.m., is cancelled due to a procedural technicality.  April 26th at 2 p.m. is the new tentative meeting date / ti...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Board of Elections Meeting Rescheduled

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The regular monthly meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 14th has been changed to Tuesday, June 7th due to a scheduling conflict.  The time will remain at 10:00a.m. in the board room.

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Dec. 14th 2021 Meeting has been cancelled

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The Board of Elections meeting scheduled for December 14th, 2021 has been cancelled. Normal meetings should resume January 2022.

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

BOE - Schedule of Absentee Meetings

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BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS 

SCHEDULE OF ABSENTEE MEETINGS

The following is a list of the dates and times on which the Burke County Board of Elections will meet (if necessary,) to approve the applications for absentee ballots for the Municipal...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Concerning the Counting of Absentee Ballots

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RESOLUTION OF THE BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF ELECTIONS

CONCERNING THE COUNTING OF

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

On June 8th 2021, the Burke County Board of Elections met at the Board of Elections Office, Morganton, North Carolina and adopted the following resolution: ...

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Board of Elections
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN ... Pursuant to NC G.S. 163-127 .4 which requires the county board of elections to conduct a hearing on a candidate challenge. The Burke County Board of Elections will meet Thursday, September 2nd. 2021 at 2:00p.m. in room 132 of th...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Notice of Public Meeting

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN ... Pursuant to NC G.S. 163-127-4 which requires the county board of elections to conduct a hearing on a candidate challenge. The Burke County Board of Elections will meet Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in room 132 of the Fo...

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Additional Info... Board of Elections

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Jonas Ridge Convenience Site & Cranberry Bog Nature Park

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At the September 21st meeting, the Board of Commissioners voted to approve the purchase of the final parcel needed to advance the Jonas Ridge Convenience Site and Cranberry Bog Nature Park project.

The heirs to the property have been working to obtain all ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Burke County Media Briefing 10/4/2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2021COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Information Contacts Public Information Line: 828-764-9150 

Website: www.burkenc.org/COVID-19

Public Informatio...

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Additional Info... Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Burke County Media Briefing 10/1/2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2021 COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Information Contacts Public Information Line: 828-764-9150 

Website: www.burkenc.org/COVID-19

Public Informati...

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Additional Info... Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Burke County Media Briefing 7/30/2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2021COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing COVID-19 Information Contacts Public Information Line: 828-764-9150 Website: www.burkenc.org/COVID-19Public Information Officer: Chae Moore, chae.moore@burkenc.org

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Burke County Media Briefing 7/2/2021

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2021COVID-19 Burke County Media Briefing Website: www.burkenc.org/COVID-19

Burke County’s Response to COVID-19

•Burke County is currently at 10,438 positive cases. These are cumulative cases for the county. I...

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Coronavirus Updates

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Burke County Offices Closed for Independence Day

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Burke County offices will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will also be closed. 

County Administration
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Burke County Offices Closed for Memorial Day

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Burke County offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day.

The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will be closed. For more information regarding Burke County waste management, please visit: https://www.burkenc.org/1...
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County Administration
Posted on: February 10, 2022

NCDOT - Road Closure Notice - Mount Harmony Rd.

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Please see below for information from NCDOT regarding an upcoming road closure for a bridge replacement project on Mt. Harmony Road. 

We have an active bridge replacement project in Burke County that will require the closure of SR 1623 (Mount Harm...
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County Administration
Posted on: December 20, 2021

County offices will be closed for Christmas and New Year's

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Burke County offices will be closed December 23 - 27 for Christmas. County offices will also be closed on December 31 in observance of New Year’s.

The Burke County landfill and convenience sites will be closed December 24 – 26 and will ...

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County Administration
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Vaccine Information

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Family-focused vaccination clinic available at St. Charles Catholic Church November 6th-December 18th!

Wednesday 3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Thursday 3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Friday 3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am-4:00pm

** Please note the clinic will not operate November 25th-2...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

International ShakeOut Day Information

Burke County Emergency Management

Regarding the earthquake in Burke County last week, Emergency Management would like to promote valuable information pertaining to earthquake safety. International ShakeOut Day will be the third Thursday of October and you can find out more information her...

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Additional Info... Emergency Management

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Recommended Budget Document is Avaliable

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The recommended budget document has been posted and is avaliable for viewing.

View Document... Finance

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Vaccine Information

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We need YOUR help in stopping the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are eligible and have not received your COVID-19 vaccine, the time is now. There are three, safe and effective vaccinations to choose from. When you receive your vaccine, you are not onl...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Notice of Special Called Board of Health Virtual Meeting

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED BOARD OF HEALTH VIRTUAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Health will hold a VIRTUAL special called meeting via ZOOM on July 22, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Zoom provides video, phone, and chat services...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Notice of Public Meeting

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

The Burke County Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Meeting at 6:00 PM on July 12, 2022, in the Commissioners Meeting Room/County Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E). At the meeting they will ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Notice of Public Special Meeting

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Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 3 p.m. in the Commissioners' Meeting Room, Burke Services Building, 110 N. Green Street in Morganton, NC.

Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Notice of Public Meeting

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

The Burke County Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Meeting at 6:00 PM on June 14, 2022, in the Commissioners Meeting Room/County Services Building located at 110 N. Green St. in Morganton, NC (Door E). At the meeting they will ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Cancellation of June 2nd Budget Meeting

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Notice of Meeting Cancellation

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners finished their budget deliberations during a 6-hour meeting on May 27th and voted unanimously to cancel their last budget meeting scheduled for June 2nd.&...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Notice of Budget Public Hearing

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BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING

JUNE 21, 2022 – 6 P.M.

The Burke County Manager presented the recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. A copy of the recommended bu...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Notice of Meeting Cancellation

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NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION
The Burke County Board of Commissioners’ May 20th budget meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. is cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.  

Public Notices
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Notice of Special Meeting - April 26, 2022

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 Notice of Special Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on April 26, 2022, at 2 p.m. in the Burke Services Building, County Board Room, 110 N. Green Street in Morganton.  ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Notice of Intent to Lease Real Property

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BURKE COUNTYBOARD OF COMMISSIONERSNOTICE OF INTENT TO LEASE REAL PROPERTY

Notice is hereby given in accordance with NCGS 160A-272, that the Burke County Commissioners intends to lease approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of real property located at 2128 S. Sterling...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - ZMA 2022-02

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BURKE COUNTYBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGAPRIL 19, 2022

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on April 19, 2022 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke Services Building located ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - ZMA 2022-01

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BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

MARCH 15, 2022

 

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on March 15, 2022 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke Services Buildin...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing - Economic Development Incentive

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BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERSNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE FEBRUARY 15, 2022 – 6:00 P.M.

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings at 6:00 p.m. (or as so...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 20, 2022

2022 Location Change for Budget Planning Retreat

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LOCATION CHANGE

COMMISSIONERS’ BUDGET / PLANNING RETREAT

FEB. 3 & 4, 2022

Due to construction delays at the Lake James State Park Visitors Center, the Commissioners’ annual budget / planning retreat will be held in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Burke ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Notice Of Cancellation Of Regular In-Person Meeting Notice Of Special (Regular) Virtual Meeting

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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF REGULAR IN-PERSON MEETING

NOTICE OF SPECIAL (REGULAR) VIRTUAL (ZOOM) MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting on January 18, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the County Board Room, 110 N. Green...

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Public Notices
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing

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BURKE COUNTY 

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

DECEMBER 21, 2021 – 6:00 PM

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on December 21, 2021, in the Commissioners&rsquo...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - Economic Development Incentive

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BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE 

NOVEMBER 16, 2021 – 6:00 P.M.

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. (or as soon thereaf...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - Return of Grant Funding

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BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

OCTOBER 19, 2021

6:00 P.M.

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 6 p.m. to receive input from citizens on the County returning $300,000 ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - ZMA 2021-11

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BURKE COUNTY 

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 

NOVEMBER 16, 2021 – 6:00 PM

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on November 16, 2021 in the Commissioners’ Meeting...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Notice of Intent to Lease Real Property

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BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF INTENT TO LEASE REAL PROPERTY

Notice is hereby given in accordance with NCGS 160A-272, that the Burke County Commissioners intends to lease approximately 1,203 sq. ft. of real property located at 200 Avery Avenue...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - Economic Development Incentive

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BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE 

OCTOBER 19, 2021 – 6:00 P.M.

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. (or as soo...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 23, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - Animal Ordinance

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BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

OCTOBER 5, 2021

4:00 P.M.

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 4 p.m. to receive input from citizens on a proposed modification to the B...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - CDBG First Public Hearing

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Burke County 

Community Development Block Grant

Notice of First Public Hearing

Burke County is holding a Public Hearing in order to receive citizen input in the development of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for the upcoming ye...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Notice of Public Hearings - Zoning Matters

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BURKE COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

AUGUST 17, 2021 – 6:00 PM

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings at 6:00 p.m. on August 17, 2021 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room/...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 5, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing - Economic Development Incentive

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BURKE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE 

AUGUST 17, 2021 – 6:00 P.M.

Notice is hereby given that the Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. (or as soon...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Notice of Public Hearings

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BURKE COUNTY 

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

JULY 20, 2021 – 6:00 PM

The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings at 6:00 p.m. on July 20, 2021 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room/Coun...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Tax Revaluation

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The next Burke County Reappraisal is scheduled to become effective January 1, 2023. Burke County has retained Pearson’s Appraisal Service to conduct on-site reviews of all residential structures. They began these reviews February 17th. For each l...

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Additional Info... Tax

News Flash

Posted on: April 29, 2022

Memorial Day Event

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Please join us for this event.  Additional details can be found on attached flyer. 

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News Flash

Posted on: December 9, 2021

Transfer Station at Landfill is Closed

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The transfer station at the landfill is closed for repairs. This means no household waste can be accepted at the landfill at this time. The convenience sites are still in operation. Please use this map to locate a convenience center near you. The transfer...

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Waste Management

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Water Disruption Notice

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Burke County water customers located in the area between 3872 Johnson Bridge Road and 4374 Johnson Bridge Road as well as on South Fork Avenue will experience a second interruption in water service on Monday, April 11, 2022. Due to the continuation of a w...

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Water & Sewer
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Water Disruption Notice

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Burke County water customers located in the area between 3872 Johnson Bridge Road and 4374 Johnson Bridge Road as well as on South Fork Avenue will experience an interruption in water service on Monday, April 4, 2022. Due to a water main repair, water ser...

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Water & Sewer
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports

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ATTENTION BURKE COUNTY WATER SERVICE CUSTOMERS:

The 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Reports (Consumer Confidence Reports) are now available. To obtain a free copy of these reports, call the Water Sewer Office at 828-764-9063. Also, these reports may be ...

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Water & Sewer
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Water Disruption Notice

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Burke County Water Customers located in the area between 3473 NC 18 South and Zero Mull Road may experience water service interruption for a short period of time today, December 14, 2021. The issue is being attended to and will be resolved as quickly as p...

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Water & Sewer
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Water Disruption Notice

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To ensure water quality, Burke County Water Department will be flushing the water lines of the George Hildebran system and Piney Mountain area on Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10. Water service may be temporarily affected by the loss in pres...

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Water & Sewer