Free Family Swim at The EDGE
Message from the City Manager on the FY24 Budget
In the municipal world, this time of year also means budgeting! On December 5, 2022 I have the honor of presenting the Leadership Team’s proposed FY24 municipal budget to the City Council.
Rotary Ugly Sweater Run!
Sunday December 11th - It’s almost that time of the year again! From dancing snowmen to dangling jingle bells, those once-fashionable-now-outrageous sweaters have made a comeback! The Rotary Club of South Burlington Ugly Sweater Fun Run is back! Once again get together for an event filled with FUN and SMILES.
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?
Save the date for upcoming City Center events:
Seeking Volunteers for Illuminate Vermont!
Seeking volunteers for Illuminate Vermont! Sign up now to be part of a brand new winter event in the heart of South Burlington’s new downtown – Illuminate Vermont – December 16 – 17, various shifts available. Help showcase South Burlington and welcome visitors to our community this holiday season – support needed for welcoming, parking, stagehand support and more! Sign up at www.illuminatevermont.com.
South Burlington also has a state grant to put on Illuminate Vermont – A winter artisan festival to celebrate VT artisans, music and light up our 2022 cold December evenings – get ready to have your heart warmed on December 16 and 17!
The South Burlington Public Library now has a podcasting/video blogging studio open for reservation in four hour blocks. Check in with the Senior Center for coffee or sign up for lunches (now two per week) and see their calendar for many other activities – from games to jazzercise.
Are you an artist? Contact the Gallery Curator if you are interested in finding out more about showing in the gallery.
Market Street is in full bloom and you can now escape to City Center Park for the fifth summer of being able to meandering through the woods or play the natural structured gym area. This year the City is working on the design to connect the park to Market Street and Garden Street, this will integrate City Center Park and the stormwater area into one continuous recreation area. City Council will be considering a ballot item on this connection this winter.
Phase I of Garden Street has been approved for funding through Tax Increment Financing. When completed, residents and visitors will be able to drive, bike or walk straight from Healthy Living to Al’s French Fries.
On the private development side, a second building on Garden Street, Dover Place, with 43-unit affordable homes opened winter 2021/2022. This brings the total new affordable units in City Center to 140! Union Place (61 market rate apartments) at the corner of Market Street and Garden Street is now in construction and will be prioritized for UVM Medical Center employees.
Did you know that City Center includes west of I-89 and north of Williston Road? Two projects are in progress to add much needed housing – Quarry Hill, just south of Staples Plaza, and the reconstruction of the Holiday Inn site.
Get 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.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
The SB Library will be closing early on Wednesday November 23rd at 4:30 PM