1. What's New in Burlington
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  1. Boards and Commissions

    Boards and Commissions

    The City Council appoints citizen volunteers to the following boards, commissions, and committees. Please note that where permitted, a member whose term is expiring is usually given the opportunity to request reappointment. Read on...
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    2020 Citizens Academy

    Our 3rd annual Citizens Academy is a FREE 10 week course. This class will take you through various city departments to explain how they work for our citizens. Applications are open and there is enough room for 12 participants so space is limited! Read on...
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    Healthy Neighborhoods Program

    The Burlington Healthy Neighborhoods Program works to promote the revitalization of Burlington's neighborhoods by encouraging groups of neighbors to work together on exterior improvements to their properties.. Additional Info...
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    Parking Enforcement

    The parking enforcement officer is a part-time civilian position. This position reports to the on duty day shift patrol commander. Parking enforcement in the downtown area is the primary activity for this officer. Additional Info...
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    Curbside Recycling

    Burlington contracts with the Des Moines County Area Recyclers for curbside recycling. Recyclables are collected from the street even if your garbage collection is in the alley. Additional Info...
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    Starting a Business

    The City of Burlington does not require a general business license for most operations in the city, although, certain operations may require a license or permit from the city. Additional Info...