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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.


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.” 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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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


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.


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.


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.


Halloween Spooktacular & Trunk-or-Treat

October 22, 2017
Sunday, October 22
12-3 pm
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.


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.


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!


Bikes & Bites

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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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