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Beginning in March 2020, every household in the country -- people living at the same address -- will be asked by the US Census Bureau to fill out a census questionnaire. Your household must count people, including babies, who live and sleep there most of the time.
Examples of information the census will ask for include:
Examples of information the census will not ask for include:
Remember that every household must countpeople of all ages and citizenship statuses.
Having an accurate head count of the people in our country, state, county and city and what their needs are or may be in the next 10 years, helps the government budget for appropriate funding for a location's need services. Those services include roads and utility infrastructure, education, medical, and emergency services, to name a few.
When you fill out the census questionnaire, you also help provide a picture of our community that determines where to build schools, hospitals and businesses and how congressional seats are allocated. You also help our city, state and country see how communities have changed over time.
n mid-March 2020, your household will receive a notice in the mail from the US Census Bureau asking you to take the census online and giving you the website address to go to to fill out the questionnaire. Most areas of the country will likely respond online.
Areas of the US that are less likely to respond online will receive in the mail a paper questionnaire with their notice. The notice will also include information about how to respond by phone or online.
Every household has the option of respondingonline, by phone or by mail.
Online responses will be available in English, Spanish, Chinese (simplified), Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese and Japanese.
Phone responses will be available in English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Japanese.
Paper responses will be available in English and Spanish.
If you miss the initial notice in the mail, you will receive reminder letters and postcards. It doesn't matter which initial notice you get or how you get it, the US Census Bureau will follow up in person with all household that don't respond.
The mission of the US Census Bureau is to count every person living in the US regardless of age, race, and citizenship status. Count everyone in your household on April 1, 2020 who lives and sleeps there most of the time.
Visit this Web page for more details on where to count people who are living in special circumstances, such as students away at college, active US military personnel, and people in health care facilities, shelters or transitional places like hotels, and prisons and correctional facilities.
Each uncounted person in NC is equivalent to the state forfeiting more than $1,623 in funding per person per year. Multiply that by thousands of uncounted people and you will see why counting every body is important for NC, Guilford County and Greensboro.
Responses to the US Census Bureau help communities get the funding they need and give businesses information to help grow our economy. The data impacts our daily life by helping officials make decisions about and obtain funding for services and infrastructure in our communities, including health care and senior centers, jobs, political representation, schools, roads, and businesses.
Our country’s representative democracy is based on census data. That data is used to determine the number of seats each state has in the US House of Representatives and it is used for redistricting at national, state and local levels.
If NC has an accurate census count, our state is projected to gain an additional seat in the House of Representatives.
In NC, census data is used for allocation of more than $16 billion annually in federal programs.
Filling out the census questionnaire matters a great deal for NC and hard-to-count populations such as:
If these populations are miscounted, we all risk losing funding and resources for our communities and an opportunity for fair representation in government.S
Some examples include:
According to the US Census Bureau, your responses to the census questionnaire are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics – they cannot be used against you in any way.
Your personal information will never be shared with immigration enforcement agencies or law enforcement agencies, nor will your information be used to determine your eligibility for government benefits. The results are reported in statistical format only. Your personal information will not be shared.
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A question asking if you are a US citizen will not be on the US Census 2020 questionnaire. Read more.
Check out what questions will be asked on the 2020 census.
After a more than year-long legal fight, three federal courts have blocked the government from using the official US Census 2020 head count to ask about the US citizenship status of every person living in every household in the country.But the US Census Bureau, which conducts more than 100 random and voluntary surveys for the federal government, does ask about citizenship on other forms and surveys. This has caused confusion around the country, according to this news report.Unlike the official US Census 2020, these other optional forms and surveys collect responses from only a sample of households, and their results produce anonymous citizenship data that the government has relied on for years.
WarningA Warning is a product issued by the NWS (National Weather Service) indication weather hazard is either imminent or has been reported. A warning indicates the need to take action to protect life and property. The type of hazards is reflected in the type of warning (e.g., tornado warnings, blizzard warnings).
AdvisoryAn advisory is a product issued by the NWS (National Weather Service) that highlights special weather conditions that are less serious than a warning. An advisory is for events that may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may cause threatened life and/or property.
Example: On a summer day the high was 90 and the low 70. The average is 80. 80 (average) - 65 (base) = 15 cooling degree-days. It reflects how much power people should be using on the average to cool, in this case their homes/businesses. Take those daily cooling degree days and you can have daily/monthly or annual averages
You can find a fire alarm registration form online here: https://www.burlingtonnc.gov/forms.aspx?FID=80
This practice allows the arms on the automated truck to grasp the container properly.Please call the Sanitation Division at (336)222-5111.
Quarterly, the City of Burlington holds FREE E-Waste Recycling days in order to give its citizens an option to keep Electronic Waste out of landfills as per the State Ban. Visit E-Waste Recycling
Receive reminders (calls, texts, or emails) about Leaf Collection pick up dates by subscribing to the "Waste/Recycling/Leaf Collection Updates" list on Btown Notify Me.
Existing Businesses:As of June 30, 2015, businesses will no longer need a license, with the exception of beer/wine privilege license holders.
New Businesses:At this time, the city will discontinue issuing new privilege licenses. Zoning and Building requirements still apply to all businesses.
Exceptions:Businesses that hold beer/wine privilege or taxi-cab licenses are not affected by the new state legislation and must still hold a license to operate in Burlington.
Questions concerning parking tickets should be directed to the City of Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500.
Contact the Burlington Police Department either in person or by phone at 336-229-3500. Ask to speak with the on-duty supervisor.
Report the complaint to the on-duty supervisor. The on-duty supervisor will need the details of your complaint and will also need your full name, address, telephone number and other information that may be important.
The on-duty supervisor may have to complete a Burlington Police Department Complaint Report after you have spoken to them. If a report is required, the complaint will be forwarded to the appropriate personnel for further investigation.
A representative of the Burlington Police Department will contact you for further information that may be necessary to complete the investigation of your complaint Registering a Complaint
Please bear in mind that our officers/employees may only travel to locations within the City of Burlington, however, anyone is welcome to tour our Police Department.We kindly ask that you make your request at least two weeks in advance. We appreciate having the time to prepare for your group.
Found bicycles are held for 60 days, and then must be advertised for 30 days prior to releasing to the finder. The finder is required to sign a waiver prior to release of any item.
Contraband turned in is destroyed per policy.
Apply online by visiting www.BurlingtonNC.gov/HR
Residents may contact the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500 or contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 336-229-3530.
The Alamance County Gang Task Force (ACGTF) can assist with prevention and intervention strategies for juveniles that are involved in gang activity or becoming involved in gang activity. The ACGTF can be contacted at 336-570-4180.
The Alamance County Division of Juvenile Justice located at 126 W. Elm St., Graham, NC could also be of assistance and they can be contacted at 336-570-6872.
Fingerprinting is done through the Records Section of the Burlington Police Department. It is available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. No appointment is necessary. There is a $10.00 fee payable by cash or check only. Payment must be exact as we do not give out change. Click here for more information.
Contact the City of Burlington at 336-222-5000.
Applicants must then have finger prints taken at the Burlington Police Department ($10.00) before applying for a Solicitation Permit. Please bring a photo ID.
Solicitation permits are obtained at the Burlington Municipal Annex Building, 237 W. Maple Avenue.
To obtain a Solicitation Permit, applicants will need the following:
1) Type of vehicle and model
2) State and License Plate number of vehicle
3) Description of vehicle, including color and type
4) Two passport photos
5) $5.00 Solicitation Permit Fee
Junk Cars or Abandoned Cars parked in the neighbor. Contact the Burlington Connected tip line at (336) 222-5024 or online at Burlington Connected
Neighborhood Issues – Contact the Burlington Connected tip line at (336) 222-5024 or online at Burlington Connected or the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500
Drug Activity - Contact the Burlington Connected tip line at (336) 222-5024 or online at Burlington Connected, the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3500 or the Criminal Investigation Division at 336-229-3530.
You can report abandoned or junk cars in your neighborhood by calling the tip line at (336) 222-5024 or online at Burlington Connected.
If you would like to report suspicious activity or general neighborhood issues, you can contact the city of Burlington tip line at (336) 229-5024 or online at Burlington Connected. You can also contact the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500. You can also report criminal activity anonymously to County-wide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 with a chance for a monetary reward for useful information.
You can report drug activity to the city of Burlington's tip line at (336) 222-5024 or online at Burlington Connected. You can also contact the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500. To report activity anonymously, contact county-wide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100. There is a possibility for a monetary reward for useful information.
You can report graffiti to the city tip line at (336) 229-5024 or online at Burlington Connected. You can also contact the police department at (336) 229-3500.
The Burlington Police Department has compiled a list of the resources and reforms we have been implementing.
Please call 222-5076, email the Public Information Officer, Rachel Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Suite 204 of the Municipal Annex Building located at 237 West Maple Avenue. in downtown Burlington to make a request for Public Records.
When snow is in the forecast, crews apply a salt brine solution to major thoroughfares 48 to 72 hours in advance of predicted precipitation. The brine helps prevent snow from sticking to the pavement and makes plowing and additional salting more effective.
The Police Department, Fire Department, and road crews check vehicles and equipment and put emergency staff on stand-by notice in case they are needed.
The City begins sharing weather-related closings or service modifications via social media using #AlamanceSnow and via our website at www.BurlingtonNC.gov/WinterWX.
Major thoroughfares vital to emergency services are cleared first, followed by secondary thoroughfares. These secondary thoroughfares are streets that are both heavily traveled and provide access to major thoroughfares. Residential streets are plowed only after the main priority streets have been cleared. The order in which residential streets are plowed is determined by the City's sanitation schedule. Streets on the next scheduled sanitation route will be cleared first.
To keep our snow removal operations as effective and efficient as possible, plows are not permitted to deviate from their assigned routes. Any life-treating situations will be addressed by appropriate emergency services personnel.
As we typically only experience a few winter storms a year, the City uses dump trucks affixed with scrapper blades to plow the streets. We have 18 “snow plows” and 2 motor graders available.
When snowplows clear the streets in your area, extra snow can collect along the curb and in driveways. Since it would drastically slow the snow removal process, our crews are not able to remove snow from residential or commercial driveway entrances, parking lots, or sidewalks. If needed, please shovel off the extra snow in your driveway and place it near the curb or in your yard. If you put it back in the street, plows could push it back into your driveway when they come by again.
No. Sidewalks are the responsibility of the resident.
Able-bodied residents are strongly encouraged to assist elderly and disabled neighbors in opening up their walks and driveways for them. The easiest way to do this is to offer to help if you know you have neighbors or community members that could use a helping hand.
We are sorry! Sometimes mailboxes are a causality of snow removal. We’ll take your name and number and contact your after the snow event. Call 336-222-5005 and leave your information.
There are about 350 cul-de-sacs in the City and removing snow from these lower-volume streets in the beginning of a snow event would prevent the City from clearing higher-volume streets for motorists that must travel them.
Once plows do make it to cul-de-sacs, there are very few places to push the snow without blocking driveways, mailboxes, fire hydrants, and storm drain inlets. Drivers will do their best, but please be aware of the challenges they face in cul-de-sac snow removal.
Water bills can be paid in person at 237 West Maple Avenue or in the drop box located on the side of the Municipal Annex Building. online