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Council Approves Land Conservation Agreement in South East Quadrant

September 19, 2018
The City Council has approved participation in a proposed multi-party transaction that will lead to the conservation of approximately 375 acres of the Auclair Farm in the Southeast corner of South Burlington.  The three parcels of land involved in this conserved area connects with hundreds of additional acres of conserved land in South Burlington, Williston and Shelburne forming a very significant tri-community conservation district.

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City Paving Schedule

September 13, 2018
The City's Department of Public Works is currently running a $1.2 million paving program. Projects will be completed throughout the City over the coming weeks. Check out the current schedule.

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180 Market Street | Library + Senior Center + City Hall

September 06, 2018

The South Burlington City Council has approved a ballot item for the November 6th General Election that asks voters for permission to incur debt for a new Library, Senior Center, Clerk’s Office, Auditorium and City Hall that is planned to be constructed on Market Street.


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PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT: Library+Senior Center+City Hall

September 04, 2018
There will be 2 public hearings tonight on:
  • potential TIF District Financing Plan Substantial Change Request (warned for 7 pm)
  • to continue the hearing regarding the placement of a question on the November ballot regarding the Library+Senior Center+City Hall (warned for 7:30 pm)
The City Council meeting takes place in the Green Mountain Room at City Hall, 575 Dorset Street.

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Lime Kiln Road Temporary Crosswalk Installation

August 07, 2018

The Public Works Department has installed a temporary crosswalk on Lime Kiln Road to test the location of a crosswalk. Your feedback will help locate a permanent crosswalk. The installation and survey will be available until August 31.


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RESCHEDULED to AUG 15:  City Center Park Grand Opening

August 06, 2018
Due to threatening weather, the grand opening of the park has been moved to Wednesday, August 15 from 4-5 pm. Please enter via the Barrett Street entrance, which is between 60 & 62 Barrett Street.

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NOTICE: Blasting at Burlington International Airport

July 18, 2018

The City has been notified by the Burlington International Airport Director Of Aviation Gene Richards that blasting will soon commence as part of the ongoing construction on the Airport grounds.  The Airport has worked out a means of alerting both air traffic and the surrounding neighborhoods when blasting is planned and commenced. 


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Penny for Paths-Close the Gaps

June 18, 2018

On August 14th, South Burlington residents will have an opportunity to vote for needed funds to fill the gaps in our 24-mile multi-use path, crosswalks, and intersections. On May 7th the City Council voted unanimously to place a “Penny for Paths – Close the Gaps” initiative on the August 14 ballot.  South Burlington's multi-use path, a work in progress begun in 1990, is designed to connect neighborhoods, schools, parks and commercial areas to each other and to the paths of our neighboring communities. However the current path has significant gaps, the closing of which will improve safety and functionality by connecting us with where we want to go by foot, bike, roller blades or skateboard! 


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Vermont Aviation Expo

May 23, 2018
The Vermont Flight Academy is hosting a Career Expo that will highlight aviation careers available in Vermont. An aviation career doesn’t just mean being a pilot. The aviation industry includes aircraft mechanics, aviation specialists and aviation business careers. The 2018 Vermont Aviation Career Expo will take place on Saturday, June 9th from 12:30pm to 4:00pm. The Vermont Flight Academy is located at 3060 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05402.

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Municipal Clerks Week

May 10, 2018

What is one of the oldest positions in local government? The municipal clerk!

The first week in March is nationally recognized as Municipal Clerks week. In recognition of this, our clerks recommitted themselves to the vital work they do by taking the municipal clerk's oath (again).


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City Council Resolution on F-35 Basing at Airport

April 25, 2018
On April 16, 2018, the City Council passed a resolution regarding the basing of F-35s at Burlington International Aiport.


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SoBu Spaces  - Senior Center

April 18, 2018
Seniors, you are invited to save the date - April 18, 2018
From 12:45 - 2 pm | Green Mountain Conference Room at City Hall
We would like to share with you our vision, as well as gather input regarding things we may have missed, that you would like to see in this space.

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Deputy Police Chief Set to Retire, After 27 Years of Service

April 12, 2018

Deputy Chief Paul A. Edwards has served our community for nearly three decades. Beginning his career as a patrol officer, he rose through the ranks with numerous achievements to his current post as Deputy Chief. DC Edwards has served with the utmost professionalism as a dedicated, loyal leader and mentor.   He will retire from the department on May 15, 2018. 

 


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City Councilor Patricia Nowak Passes Away

April 02, 2018

It is with great sadness that we share that Councilor Patricia Nowak has passed away.  Councilor Nowak has served the community in an elected or appointed capacity for over 23 years and has served on the City Council for the past five years.  Our thoughts are with Pat’s family and friends as we mourn her passing.   


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Underwood Master Plan Presentation to City Council

March 19, 2018
Consultants from the SE Group will be presenting their Master Plan Concept to City Council on March 19, 2018. The presentation will include the concept plan presented to the public a couple of weeks ago along with the public input provided from that meeting.

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City Announces Next Police Chief

March 13, 2018

Shawn Burke poised to assume the helm of South Burlington Police Department
The City of South Burlington has reached a tentative agreement with Shawn Burke to be the next chief of police.  Burke will fill the position upon the retirement of Chief Trevor Whipple in January 2019.

“Shawn Burke has the exact profile that we were looking for in a Chief to follow in Trevor’s footsteps,” said Kevin Dorn, City Manager.  “We have one of the premier departments in the state, if not in New England, and we had the opportunity to go out and recruit the very best candidate for this job.” 


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Significant Invasive Removal at Wheeler

March 12, 2018
Those of you who frequent Wheeler Nature Park will soon see some significant work being done, as our Parks Foreman, Andrew Noonan, embarks on some significant invasive removal at this park.

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Help Us Name The Park!

March 12, 2018
In mid-July the City will hold a celebration and grand opening of the City Center park, formerly Dumont Park. Many of us contributed to the design and vision of this park in meetings and on-line comments. The Weed Warriors helped to clear invasive species! The vision has been posted in City Hall, and the work has begun! This park is a unique natural urban space, retaining trees, providing paths, and creating outdoor gathering areas. This gem is close to City Center, Central School, the future Library, and existing neighborhoods.

Results In

Annual Meeting - Ballot Results

March 06, 2018
The results are in!  With nearly 3,400 registered voters casting ballots, we have the results of today's Annual Meeting.

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Underwood Public Input Meeting

March 03, 2018
March 3, 2018 | 9:30 - 11 am | City Hall
Please join members of the Recreation and Parks Staff and consultants from the SEGroup to review the current status of the Underwood Parcel Master Plan and provide reflective input that will help shape the future of this natural area.

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SoBu Life - Winter Issue In Mailboxes

February 16, 2018
SoBu Life / SoBu Play magazine has hit mailboxes! Look for your copy and catch up on what's happening in the City.

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BALLOT ITEM: Bond leads to First Year Savings and Beyond

February 15, 2018
In March 6, voters will consider authorizing a $2.98 million bond to bring the final piece of South Burlington water infrastructure under city control. The Hadley Road neighborhood project will result in tens of thousands of dollars in cost savings in year 1. By the end of the bond period, this number is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings. And, the project is eligible for $1.4 million in grants and credits.

March 2018 Ballot

Absentee ballots are available at City Hall

February 12, 2018
Absentee ballots may be completed at City Hall. You may also request one be sent to you via the City Clerk's office. 
Learn more.

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Community Initiative Addresses Unmet Social Service Needs

January 31, 2018

Howard Center and the municipalities of South Burlington, Colchester, Williston, Winooski, Essex, and Shelburne are pleased to announce a new community program which will serve adults, children, and families. 
Community Outreach Specialists will work in partnership with local and regional law enforcement to respond to individuals with unmet social service needs, often due to mental health or substance use issues. This will allow law enforcement to more effectively use resources to address criminal behaviors.



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SOUTH BURLINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY GRAND OPENING

January 15, 2018
Join us on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 5:30 - 7 pm for a Grand Opening celebration. Remarks and ribbon-cutting at 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

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SoBu Spaces 2020 - Library  and City Hall

January 05, 2018

We want your input! Designers are beginning the process for a new civic building in South Burlington – to house the City Hall and Library. The first set of workshops will be held at City Hall in the Green Mountain Room.

(re)IMAGINING SoBu Spaces 2020
Thursday, January 18 at 7 pm
Saturday, January 20 at 10 am

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South Burlington Library Moves to City Center

December 07, 2017

After 47 years of sharing space with the City's high school, South Burlington's public library finally has a home all its own.  The doors opened at the newly refurbished University Mall location on Dorset Street in early December 2017, following the relocation of over 45,000 items in the collection.


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Jaycee Dog Park Closed

November 21, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 the Dog Park at Jaycee has been officially closed. We ask that you utilize the Dog Park at Farrell Park.

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Veterans Day Ceremony

November 09, 2017
A ceremony will be held at SBHS Gym at 10 am on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. There will also be a wreath laying at Veterans Memorial Park at 11:30 am.

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Halloween Spooktacular & Trunk-or-Treat

October 22, 2017
Sunday, October 22
12-3 pm
FHTMS
Come join us for some Halloween fun! We will have Trunk-or-Treating outside, while we have carnival games, bingo, and many more activities inside.

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Community Pumpkin Carving

October 21, 2017
Saturday, October 21
6 - 8 pm
FHTMS Cafeteria
Bring a pumpkin to carve and some imagination. We will provide the tools and stencils. Leave the mess to us!

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Looking for Volunteers for City Boards and Committees

October 06, 2017
The City Council is looking to fill several open positions on City committees and boards. Applications are due on Thursday, October 26.

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Drive In Movie

September 29, 2017
Friday, September 29
6 - 8 pm
FHTMS Cafeteria
Bring your own cardboard box car or create one when you arrive.
Snacks | Lemonade | Themed Activities | and More!

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Bikes & Bites

September 14, 2017
Thursday, September 14
5 - 8 pm
Veterans Memorial Park
Featuring Josh Panda

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Transmission Received.  Over.

August 17, 2017
Thanks to the $1.1 million communications bond approved last fall, public safety radio communication in South Burlington has taken a giant leap forward.

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Behind the Election

August 14, 2017

Most of us do our best to educate ourselves on the ballot items for each election. We make time to get to the polls and cast our votes. Then, we eagerly wait for the results on the evening news.

But there is more to the process. A lot more.


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Colorful Crosswalks Bring Art to the Public

June 13, 2017

Last Saturday, under the leadership of SBHS Senior Ali Barritt and in collaboration with City Hall, students began painting crosswalks in the City.


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Beauty and the Beast Tea Party

May 28, 2017
Be Our Guest at this first time fanciful event hosted at the Atrium/Gazebo at the Sheraton Hotel in South Burlington. Princes and Princesses grades K-5 are welcome to come dressed to impress as we enjoy a tea and dessert buffet, crafts, Belle Story Hour and more.

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Invasive Plant Removal Day

May 20, 2017
Invasive Plant Removal Day coming up this Saturday (May 20th), from 9 am – 12 pm, at City Center Park.

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South Burlington Community Chorus Spring Concert

May 20, 2017
For the Beauty of the Earth
May 20th at 7:30pm
McCarthy Arts Center at St. Michael's College

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Dog Park to Move to New Digs

May 15, 2017

The South Burlington Dog Park located on Kirby Road in South Burlington will close on June 1, 2017. Designated dog parks will be added within Farrell Park and Jaycee Park—both City-owned and managed. 


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Weeding City Center Park

May 11, 2017
In April, volunteers were trained in removing invasive plants in City Center Park. Buckthorn, bush honeysuckle, and multiflora rose were on the list for removal. The next removal date is Saturday, May 20th—again, in City Center Park.

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Summer 2017 Road Construction Projects

May 05, 2017
The summer construction season is upon us and it is time for orange cones, detoured traffic, and cautious driving. More than 10 major projects will be completed over the season and the roads in and around the City will be impacted, at times.

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City Paving Schedule

Over the next 2 months, the City will continue this year's $1.2 million paving program. Check out the calendar of work and the type of work to be performed.