Annual Meeting Results
- Article I - Tim Barritt and Dave Kaufman were elected.
- Article II - City budget passed
- Article III - 1% local option tax was defeated
- Article IV - Short-term car rental tax passed
- Article V - Increase the age to purchase tobacco products passed
- Article I - Minier and Lalonde were elected
- Article II - School budget passed
Article III: Charter Amendment 1 - 1% Local Options Tax
There are 5 articles on the Annual City Meeting Ballot (not to include the school ballot items). The articles include elections for City Councilors, municipal budget, local options tax, rental car tax, and raising the age for purchase of tobacco products. You can view the ballot items here.
Today, we'll focus on additional information on Article III.
ARTICLE III - City Charter Amendment 1 : 1% local options tax
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 Park opened this summer. This is the first completed TIF District financed project – visit the park from the Barrett Street access path to see what the excitement is about! While you’re there, you will notice many new plants – most of which are strengthening their roots underground so they can pop up next spring. “Let it Grow” and help support them by staying on the paths and within play areas.
Market Street is under construction and closed to traffic between August 23 and late November between the entrance to the Central School then entrance to apartments near Hinesburg Road. This project will last two construction seasons (through 2019) and includes a full depth reconstruction of Market Street.
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. Allard Square opened up in October of 2018.
SoBu Spaces 2020: ENGAGE! to develop a concept for a new Library + Senior Center + City Hall on Market Street is nearly complete. Option D is the preferred Concept and is being refined to work out details (such as cost) prior to presentation to the City Council.
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.
Planning Commission Meeting CANCELLED for Tues, Mar 26 due to conflict with SoBu School District Master Plan meeting.