SB Friends of the Dog Park to Host Canine Valentine Event Feb. 8!
South Burlington Management Plan Task Force Hosts Kick Off Meeting!
CITY COUNCIL APPROVES FY '21 BUDGET
CITY COUNCIL APPROVES FY ’21 BUDGET; $54 increase to the average homeowner and $37 for the average condominium.
The City Council has approved the FY ’21 draft budget presented by City management to be presented to the voters for final consideration on March 3.
City staff and the City Council worked very hard and with a sharp pencil to keep the increase in the proposed FY ‘21 budget to a bare minimum. The Council and the administration recognize the impact of rising taxes on residents so we worked hard to hold spending to a barely sustainable level. In the end the Council approved a 2.98% increase in the tax rate which translates into a $54 increase for the average home owner and $37 for the average owner of a condominium.
THANK YOU FOR KEEPING YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE
During the two-year measurement period, SBEC hosted or participated in over 50 events, laying the foundation for ongoing progress. South Burlington residents took action and are now saving over $750,000 in energy costs per year as a result – and continued savings will lead to more than $5 million in their pockets over time.
Police Chief Trevor Whipple to Retire in 2019
SOUTH BURLINGTON LANDFILL SOLAR COMMISSIONED
What's happening in City Center?
City Center in the winter of 2019-2020 is moving from the envisioned to the solid and touchable. Everything is coming up big trucks and earth movers, construction hats and day-glow reflective traffic safety outfits.
Market Street is now open – take a drive through at night to see the winter décor, or during the day park in one of the 70 new on-street public parking spaces and walk to check out what is going on the shared-use paths.
Don’t miss a visit to the geese at the street’s stormwater ponds. From 3 to 8 feet high, these sculptures by Tyler Vendituoli were the first public art installation to be commissioned by the City after an extensive public review conducted by the Public Art Selection Committee.
Next to Allard Square, senior housing, and south of the Rick Marcotte Central School, the City broke ground on 180 Market Street – the center that will house the Library, City Hall, and Senior Center. This project includes improvements to all adjoining lots so be prepared for and allot time for new traffic patterns when visiting Allard Square or RMCS.
Two developments recently completed are being occupied by new residents: Black Bay Ventures townhouse apartments and Champlain Housing Trust apartments with over 60 units of affordable and market rate housing.
South Burlington City Center, LLC, the private company that owns the bulk of the land along Market Street has been moving a lot of earth to build stormwater ponds just east of Trader Joe’s and Healthy Living. These will treat and store water from new developments along Garden and Market Streets.
The City has other public projects ongoing in the planning and engineering stages: Williston Road Streetscape, Garden Street, and the Pedestrian Bicycle and Bridge over I-89.
Get weekly updates, announcements and progress photos from time to time on the City Center Facebook page.
We Work to Keep Your Water Clean
Formed in 2005, our stormwater utility maintains and improves the City's stormwater infrastructure. This includes management of water that runs off rooftops, paved and gravel roads, driveways, parking lots, and other hard services after a rain storm. This summer, there are several projects under construction to improve the current infrastructure, ultimately improving the water quality of the streams and Lake Champlain.
Your Team Keeping You Safe
The City's Public Safety team includes the police, fire & EMS, and public works departments. These men and women work around the clock to keep our community safe—whether that be clear plowed roads, emergency medical services, traffic control, or fire prevention.
Allard Square, located on Market Street is one of the new projects that was complete in 2018. This is an affordable housing community for seniors. There are 39 apartments located at Allard Square and 25 of the apartments are subsidized so renters only pay approximately 30% of their income.
To learn more about new projects please contact the Planning and Zoning office.
Our Parks and Natural Areas
Within the City, there are city parks, community parks, and natural areas. Along with these designated public spaces, recreation trails and paths run throughout the City.