Taxes Due - Monday August 15th
IMPORTANT REMINDER: If you pay your Property Taxes through online banking, please verify the mailing address on file has been changed to our new address:
SBRP Track & Field Season a Success!
South Burlington Fire Department Seeks Qualified Professionals
SBFD employs 32 full time employees and staffs two fire stations responding to approximately 4,300 emergency responses per year.
Planning Commission Public Hearing August 8th – 7:00PM
The City’s Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on Monday, August 8th at 7 pm to consider possible amendments to the City’s Land Development Regulations.
Early Voting Deadline and New District Information
The City Clerk’s office will be closing at noon on Monday, August 8th to prepare for the August 9th election. All early voting at the Clerk’s office will end at noon on August 8th
City of South Burlington 1st Tax Installment Is Due Monday, August 15th
If payments are made on or before 11:59 PM in our drop box on 08/15/2022 your payment will be considered on time
Fire Extinguisher Safety
There are five primary types of fire extinguishers, each designed to put out different kinds of fires. There are also multipurpose fire extinguishers that might be labeled “B-C” or “A-B-C.”
Traffic Alert - Dorset/Cider Mill Dr
Starting on August 15, 2022 a private contractor will be working in the City’s Dorset Street right-of-way near the entrance to the Cider Mill neighborhood.
Maritime Museum Banners on Display at the Library
2020 marked an important election anniversary for the United States of America: it marked 100 years since many women won the right to vote.
In The Garden Now Showing In The Public Gallery
For the remainder of July and August, you can catch the “In the Garden” a multi-artist show in the Gallery at 180 Market Street
East-West Crossing (Walk Bike Bridge) – Save the Dates!
The East-West Crossing design team for the pedestrian bicycle bridge over I-89 wants you to save the date for upcoming workshops!
Hinesburg Pump Station Mural!
Katie O’Brien-Barritt Strikes Again!
Sunflowers abound on a new mural painted by volunteers with leadership (and a lot of brushwork) from Katie O’Brien Barritt.
Early Ballots Are Now Available!
Early voting has begun! You can vote early by visiting the Clerk’s office Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:30 or by requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.
Camp Out In The Park!
Walk Bike Bridge Design is Underway!
The East West Crossing - Over 45 participants joined a bevy of bridge, path, landscaping, and environmental engineers, architects and planners to provide their ideas, thoughts and priorities on June 16 for this TIF District project that will bridge I-89 at Exit 14.
Climate Action Plan Update!
Keep your eyes peeled in July at City events, including SoBu Nights out, for our hard-working Climate Action Plan Task Force and Energy Committee members!
Wheeler Dog Park Construction Underway
Recycle Your Old Used Batteries
CSWD Environmental Depot
The Environmental Depot accepts residential (household) and business hazardous waste for Chittenden County.
Location: 1011 Airport Parkway, South Burlington, VT 05403
Recording Studio Ready for Use!
South Burlington Library - 180 Market Street
Finally, makers of all kinds can look forward to The Studio being open to the public starting on Monday, June 27th!
Oceans of Possibilities - Kicked-off with a bang!
Saturday, June 11th at the South Burlington Public Library. Along with crafts and a visit from storyteller, “Pirate Pete”, readers were able
Season's Out of Time - Clock Dedication
Monday, June 6, the South Burlington Public Art Committee hosted the dedication for Season’s Out of Time, the public art piece commissioned for the South Burlington Public Library and City Hall at 180 Market Street.
Sky Blue Boys Show
On Saturday, May 28, The Sky Blue Boys closed out the Friends of the Library Spring Concert Series with a rousing performance of bluegrass, old-time, and traditional songs.
East West Crossing: Design Workshop 1
You are invited to the first workshop to inform the design of a bicycle pedestrian bridge over I-89 south of Williston Road/US Route 2 (Exit 14)!
When: Thursday, June 16
Trucks, Trucks, and More Trucks
Steven Locke to Serve as Next Fire Chief
After more than six years of service to the City of Burlington, Chief Steven Locke has accepted the position of Fire Chief for the City of South Burlington. South Burlington Fire Chief Terry Francis, after giving 48 years of service to the fire profession, will move to the position of Fire Marshal overseeing construction permitting, inspections and fire prevention.
Attention CDL Drivers - South Burlington School District Needs Your Immediate Help!
Bus drivers urgently needed in SBSD! Must have CDL with School Bus endorsement, but we will train the right persons.
New Traffic Signals at the Intersection of Hinesburg Road and Tilley Drive
Final work is being completed to allow the new traffic signals at Hinesburg Road and Tilley Drive to be in operation by the end of this month, or in early June.
The City of South Burlington Partners with ARNG
Looking for Job? Not sure what’s next?
On Thursday May 19th City Manager Jessie Baker, Chief of Police Shawn Burke and Army Major General Gregory Knight signed an agreement partnering with ARNG - PaYS program.
June & July are Peak Months For Grilling Accidents
Everyone loves a barbeque. As Memorial Day weekend approaches kicking off the unofficial start of summer, backyard chefs are dusting off their grills, eager to spring into the long-awaited barbeque season.
Share Your Ideas For The Regional Walking and Biking Plan
The Chittenden County Reginal Planning Commission (CCRPC) is updating the regional walking and biking plan, and we need your help.
VA Telehealth Now Offered At The Library
Starting Monday, May 16, 2022, area Veterans will be able to access Veterans Affairs (VA) Telehealth at the new South Burlington Public Library (SBPL), located at 180 Market St. in South Burlington.
City Council Adopts Changes to Land Development Regulations
The Council voted unanimously on May 2nd to approve a set of amendments to the City’s Land Development Regulations. These changes include:
SB Library Welcomes ESL Learners
The Library is honored to serve people for whom English is a second language. Monthly conversation groups are in place and a new introduction to the library catalog and web page is coming soon!
Latest on the City's Climate Action Plan
The City’s Climate Action Plan Task Force has been working hard this winter to put together the City’s first ever plan to tackle climate change.
Library Online Resources
Find a list of online resources at our website under Services. https://southburlingtonlibrary.org/online-learning. Here is some information about three that come to us through support from the VT Department of Libraries.
A Different Place Altogether – Artist and Illustrator Ross Sheehan
Visit the Library this month and enjoy the work of local artist, Ross Sheehan. Ross is an artist, illustrator, and educator investigating themes of psychogeography and
National Poetry Month - Wednesday April 27th
Wed. April 27, 6:00-8:00 PM: Celebrate National Poetry Month by coming to the library's state-of-the-art auditorium for a screening of the film "Ruth Stone's Vast Library of the Female Mind," the story of
Railroad Safety Issues-Operation Lifesaver of Vermont, Inc.
The Vermont Agency of Transportation - Railroad Safety
Greetings. In my capacity as State Coordinator for Operation Lifesaver of Vermont, Inc.(OLVT), a rail safety education organization assisted by VTrans,
Mural Project - Young Adult Loft
Have you checked out the Library Lately? Work is underway on a Mural in the Young Adult Loft, directly over the new YA books.
Feeling Safe in Your Home Space
CSWD - Earth Day Composter and Green Cone Blowout Sale
Saturday April 23rd ONLY - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.CSWD invites Chittenden County residents to celebrate Earth Day with a great deal on a sturdy Soil Saver backyard compost bin or Green Cone backyard digester at this one-day-only special event.
Green UP Day - May 7th
VOLUNTEER FOR GREEN UP DAY 2022, SATURDAY MAY 7!
NEW DROP OFF LOCATION – 104 LANDFILL ROAD
Always the first Saturday in May, this year Saturday May 7 marks 52 years of proudly continuing Vermont’s unique Green Up Day tradition.
Fair Housing Month
Fire Damages New Home
On Friday April 1st the South Burlington Emergency Dispatch Center received multiple calls from the Highland Terrace neighborhood reporting heavy smoke in the area, related from a truck fire.
Do Our Dogs A Favor and Scoop the Poop
DRB Committee Seeks Volunteer!
Application Deadline - Thursday, April 14th
Typically, members of City committees and boards are appointed annually, with their terms beginning in July
Looking for a space to have an event?
Baby shower, Bridal Shower or a Milestone Birthday Party? Our Senior Center space is for you. Our spacious activities room holds up to sixty people and is available evenings and Saturdays for your special event.
University Mall Under New Ownership
Seeking Community Input - Airport Rezoning Task Force
Seeking Community Input on Airport Rezoning Task Force Draft Recommendation
Public Meeting: April 7, 2022 at 7 pm
The South Burlington’s Planning Commission has set up a volunteer Airport Rezoning Task Force to consider a possible zoning change to
Proposed Change to City Official Map: Bike-Ped Connections
New Building Approved on Shelburne Road
Looking to Serve Your Community?
We Have Immediate Opportunities!We are looking for some volunteers to serve on City commissions and boards.
This is an immediate need and will be to fill the current term.
Peregrine Falcons Breeding in South Burlington
Peregrine Falcons have become a much more common sight in Vermont in the past few decades, and South Burlington residents can now proudly claim their own nesting pair at Red Rocks Park.
Immediate Openings for City Committees
Looking to make a difference in your community?
Typically, members of City committees and boards are appointed annually, with their terms beginning in July. For some committees or boards, we need a quorum of the set number of members to conduct business.
SBRP and The Edge are Partnering Together to Offer Swim Lessons
Public Hearing on Land Development Regulations
The City’s Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Land Development Regulations for March 22, 2022. This set of amendments includes:
Scheduled Public Hearing - LDR Amendments
The Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing on amendments to the Land Development Regulations for March 22, 2022. This set of amendments includes:
Queen City Park Road Bike + Pedestrian Connections Study
Public Meeting March 9, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, the City of South Burlington, and the
SB Play Spring Issue Live
Though the warmer temperatures that we’re currently experiencing may only be a tease (according to Punxsutawney Phil) we have had our sights set on the Spring for the past few months.
Early Voting - Return your Ballot On Time
If you are requesting that an early ballot be mailed to you for the March 1st town meeting, the time for the ballot to go out and come back by the post office is getting tight.
FORUM: City Council and School Board Candidates
6:00 pm School Board candidates
7:30 pm City Council candidates
Join members of the SBHS Debate Team and resident-volunteers Vince Bolduc and Monica Ostby, who have organized these two events to give voters a real-time interactive opportunity to get to know the candidates. There is a virtual option and sessions will be recoded for those who cannot attend.
OnLogic Facility Approved By DRB
Update on City Mask Mandate
Champlain Valley Conservation Partnership Focus Area & Outreach
Hinesburg Road Speed Limit Change
Photo Credit: Nic AndersonIn December 2020, the City requested that VTrans consider a speed limit change along the entire length of Route 116/Hinesburg Road in South Burlington.
South Burlington Makes "Top 10 Trails in Vermont"
The South Burlington Bike Path featured in the article is connecting Szymanski Park and Farrell Park. It’s a great time of year to get out and enjoy our Parks and Trails. Read the full story HERE
Wheeler Habitat Management
Brushstokes & Brews
Champlain Water District Budget Meeting
The Board of Commissioners of the Champlain Water District presents a 2022-2023 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget for both the Wholesale and Retail Departments of the Champlain Water District to the citizens within its membership.
Happiness Can Be Found In A Gymnasium During The Winter
Art Quilts - Employee Sue Alenick
South Burlington Senior Center will be an AARP Tax- Aide Location
Seeking Community Input for Possible Kirby Road Ext. Zoning Change
February 3, 2022 - 7:00 PM
The South Burlington’s Planning Commission has set up a volunteer Airport Rezoning Task Force to consider a possible zoning change to allow aviation-related uses and buildings on land east of Airport Parkway, in the vicinity of Kirby Road Extension.
Private Development Projects in Progress
Second Public Hearing on Draft Land Development Regulations Feb 7th
The City Council will hold their second public hearing on a series of proposed changes to the City’s Land Development Regulations on Feb. 7th. After that hearing, the Council may choose to adopt the draft or make further changes.
City Council Resolution Requires Face Masks in All Buildings Open to the Public
Beginning at 6 am on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, face masks are required to be worn in City-owned and operated buildings that are open to the public and while indoors in Public locations within the City of South Burlington. If you have questions, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (802)846-4107. Please do not contact the Police Department regarding the use of face masks, as they are not working to enforce compliance.
Feed Your Neighbor
Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign
How Old Is Your Phone?
Knowing the answer may save your life.
With the advent of newer, faster, more capable, and safer phone technology, all phone providers have announced that the 20 year old 3G platform is being retired this year. SO… if you or a family member phone predate Samsung 4S or I-phone 6, your phone won’t be able to call 911.
Home Weatherization Program
Wednesday, January 26
5:30-7 PM | City Hall Room 301
180 Market Street
Join the South Burlington Energy Committee and Dwight DeCoster, Director of the Weatherization Program at CVOEO
US Fish & Wildlife Service Conduct Habitat Management Work at Wheeler Nature Park
In November 2021, the City Council authorized signature for an agreement with the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to conduct habitat management work at Wheeler Nature Park through their Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program. This work is funded through the USFWS partners program, and mainly involves invasive plant removal at Wheeler in order to improve habitat for priority birds as identified by Audubon Vermont. This work is slated to begin in February or March 2022, and will continue until the identified work has been completed or the agreement ends (December 2031). For more information on this project, please read the full story here. You can also contact Ashley Parker for more information (email@example.com).
Now Accepting Food Vendor Apps for 2022 Food Truck Events
Community Lights Competition Shines!
SBPD Holiday Package Warning
Senior Holiday Meal and Concert Success
Overview of FY23 Budgets
City Council Public Hearing on Draft LDRs Jan 3rd
Tax Increment Financing District Update
In November, the City Council approved a City Center TIF District change request. The City is close to the end of the time to finance City Center projects and more is known now then when the plan was first approved. The Council has approved many projects for funding and design – with three completed: Market Street, City Center Park and the South Burlington Public Library and City Hall at 180 Market Street.
Four others are in design: Garden Street (partially approved for construction), Williston Road Streetscape (has $800,000 in Federal Funding), the Pedestrian Bicycle Bridge over I-89 (has $9.7 M in Federal Funding), and the boardwalk connection between Market Street, Garden Street and City Center Park.
Climate Action Task Force Underway; EPA Household Carbon Footprint Calculator
Meet Your Neighborhood Artist: Lauren Wooden
Senior Fitness Fair Roundup
City Council Gives Mask Guidance
The City Council last night voted on a resolution to require the use of face coverings in City-owned and operated buildings. Currently, City Hall & the Public Library at 180 Market Street is open to the public, and masks are now required to enter the building. There was also extensive conversation about the use of face coverings/masks in local businesses and in the community. The Council has left the decision to individual business owners.
Kimball Avenue/Marshall Avenue Bridge Now Open
Library Winter Concert Series
Climate Action Task Force Starting Up
$9.7 Million Secured for I-89 Bike/Ped Bridge
Our Email Server Is Down
We apologize, and our staff is working diligently to solve the problem.
Our estimated time to be back up and running is sometime this evening.
We thank you for your patience.
Goodrich Parcel Invasive Plant Removal
Howl-o-ween Spooky Pooch Pawty Went Virtual
South Burlington Friends of Dog Parks “Howl-o-ween Spooky Pooch Pawty” went virtual this year! All "tech savvy" pooches who participated were recognized for their Halloween spirit!
The Hubbard Recreation and Natural Area Climate Change Study Update
Spear Street Bike/Ped Improvements Public Forum
Hinesburg Road Crosswalks
Allen Road Shared Use Path
Tax Payments and Online Banking
Important Notice – If you pay your Property Taxes through online banking, please verify the mailing address on file.
City Hall has moved please update the mailing address to:
City of South Burlington
Attn: Tax Dept
180 Market Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
Please also include your parcel number on your check
Airport Announces Flight Tracking & Noise Monitoring
Community Glow Walk Date Change
Community Carving Fun!
Hometown Watercolorists Show at South Burlington Public Art Gallery
Gallery Opening Reception Thursday November 4South Burlington, VT October 20, 2021) – The South Burlington Public Art Gallery will open its next show with an exhibition by Vermont watercolor painters called Hometown Watercolorists.
Recreation & Parks Committee Seeks Two Volunteers!
The City of South Burlington is seeking two volunteers for the Recreation and Parks Committee
The first seat has one year remaining - 3 YR Term - Term will expire 6/30/2022
The second seat has 3 years remaining – 3 YR Term – Term will expire 6/30/2024
Tom Dipietro Receives Service Award
Director of Environmental Services Receives AwardTom DiPietro, our Deputy Director of Environmental Services was awarded “The Elizabeth Walker Meritorious Service Award”
Donna Kinville Awarded VT Town Clerk of the Year
SB City Clerk - Named Vermont Town Clerk of the YearAt the 85th Vermont Municipal Clerks’ and Treasurers’ Associations annual meeting, Donna Kinville was awarded the honor of being Vermont’s Town Clerk of the Year.
GMWEA Interviews - Bob Fischer
South Burlington Water Quality Superintendent
Green Mountain Water Environment Association Interviews Bob Fischer our Water Quality Superintendent.
Library Checks Out Garden Tools!
Yard Work? No Garden Tools? Check Out the SB Library!As Fall turns to windy days and floating leaves, gardeners are putting their gardens to bed. People who have been involved with the Seed Library may have saved some seeds to use and share in the spring
Joe Gebo Receives Stormwater Award
Congrats Joe!The Green Mountain Water Environment Association Stormwater Award was given to an individual or organization for their outstanding performance in stormwater management
South Burlington Fire Chief Honored
Congratulations Chief Francis!The SBFD Chief Terry Francis was recently honored by the Vermont Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators –
PC to Consider Amendments to Land Development Regulations
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS to the SOUTH BURLINGTON LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
Public Hearing Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:00 PM to consider amendments to the Land Development Regulations.
Freedom Flag Retirement
9/11 Remembrance “Freedom Flag”As has been the tradition since receiving the 9/11 Remembrance “Freedom Flag”, SBFD newest members retired the flag flown at Fire Station #1 from public display. It will be flown again starting September 1, 2022.
SB City Fire Department Receives Water Donation
And we can say “Timing is everything”!
On Thursday September 30th Farrell Distribution Incorporation donated a pallet of water to our City Fire Department.
Youth Basketball Registration Now Open
Following a season-long hiatus last winter, we have been granted school gym use and are anticipating being able to run our normally scheduled program.
Recreation Specialist Chooses A New Adventure
Hubbard Recreation & Natural Area Public Forum
Hubbard Recreation & Natural Area Public Forum
There was a public forum on September 23rd, to discuss project elements associated with the Hubbard Recreation & Natural Area.
New Quarry Hill Apartments Approved
New Quarry Hill Apartments
Planning and Zoning recently issued a zoning permit for construction to begin on a 52-unit multi-family building at 440 Quarry Hill Road.
Official Map Changes
The City Council will be holding a public hearing on Monday October 4th to consider two changes to the City’s Official Map. The first would replace a planned roadway connection between Swift Street Extension and Hinesburg Road with planned recreation paths.
Weed Warriors End the Season October 30th
The Weed Warriors will be gearing up for one last formal event on October 30th.
The location and time of day is TBD, but participants will have the opportunity to learn about invasive plant removal in the fall and winter. Stay tuned for more information about this event. In the meantime, you can contact Ashley Parker for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Construction - Allen Road Shared Use Path
Construction of the Allen Road Shared Use Path connection is almost complete. This project is closing an 800-foot long gap in the City’s shared use path network.
Development Review Board Seeks Volunteer
South Burlington VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Development Review Board
The City of South Burlington seeks a volunteer to fill an opening on the Development Review Board, effective November 1, 2021. The term expires June 30, 2023, with the potential for renewal of the 4-year term thereafter. Visit our website at www.sbvt.gov for an application.
Welcome to Fall
Bike and Pedestrian Connections Study - Take the Survey Today!
Queen City Park Road and Austin Drive Bike and Pedestrian Connections Study
The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, the City of South Burlington, and the City of Burlington are partnering with Toole Design Group to study
All Smiles at Soccer
Touch-a-Truck Event This Weekend
20th Anniversary of the 911 Attacks
The City of South Burlington Fire Department would like to invite the Community to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the 911 Attacks.
Please Join them this Saturday for an hour-long Sunset Memorial Event at:
Overlook Park 1830-1930 on Saturday Sept. 11th.
Senior Center Begins its Journey with Success
Keep Your Valuables Safe - Lock your Car
The community has experienced wide spread looting of unlocked vehicles. The instances have been occurring overnight and can be prevented when you take your valuables with you and lock your cars
NOTICE - Hydrant Flushing
SOUTH BURLINGTON WATER DEPARTMENT
HYDRANT FLUSHING NOTICE
The City of South Burlington Water Department will be performing its annual hydrant flushing program beginning Wednesday, August 25 and continuing through October 15.
Electric Vehicle Charging at City Hall
Twelve new electric vehicle charging stations came online this month at 180 Market Street. These stations (Chargepoint - Level 2) are open and available to the public 24-7.
UPDATE: Kimball Ave - Bridge Removal
Kimball Avenue bridge work continues. This aerial view shows progress on the removal of the old bridge.
UPDATE: Indoor Recreation Center
Since COVID-19, the planned indoor recreation project has been in a holding pattern at the schematic design level. To begin the process to move the project forward, City staff provided a memo to the City Council at their regular Council meeting August 17, with a timeline and process to have the option to place the project on a March 2022 ballot.
City Manager Message - Jessie Baker
Hello South Burlington!
Starting this month, the Leadership Team (Department Heads) and I, in partnership with the City Commissions and City Council, will start a three to four-month process to make clear and intentional decisions about the policy priorities of the City and the implementation strategies we will use to achieve this vision. In a council-manager form of government, staff must implement the City Council’s policies and priorities.
New City Attorney Named - Colin K. McNeil, Esq.
The City of South Burlington is pleased to announce that Colin K. McNeil, Esq. has been hired as the South Burlington City Attorney. Colin knows South Burlington well having worked with the City over the past several years, representing the City Council and Development Review Board as conflict counsel and on special projects
If COVID-19 has caused you economic hardship, assistance is available.
The 2021 Vermont COVID-19 Arrearage Assistance Program (VCAAP II) provides financial support to customers who may face disconnection of service because of past-due balances for their electric, landline telephone, Vermont Gas (natural gas), water or sewer/wastewater charges.
SoBu Nite Out Added Dates
** Now Resolved ** Phones are down at Public Library & City Hall and Service is Underway.
Coffee Corner Mornings
South Burlington Public Art Gallery Open
Grand Opening Celebration - Public Library & City Hall
SoBu Nite Out Thursday July 29 with Quadra and Fireworks!
Senior Center Opens It's Doors
Recreation & Parks Dept Settles Into New Home at 180 Market St.
Tis the Season for Cyanobacteria
As you prepare to head out to a local beach and keep cool with a quick dip in the water, please be sure to make sure the water is safe and free of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms. Active blooms can be hazardous to humans and potentially deadly to dogs, so look before you leap and ensure the water is safe for you and your four legged friend.
Shelburne-South Burlington US Route 7 Signals
US ROUTE 7 SHELBURNE-SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT SIGNALS UPGRADE
TRAFFIC IMPACT: Motorists should expect traffic control present with lane closures within the work areas
Rec Dept Does a 180, Moves to New Location
The Year of the Gypsy Moth
All around Chittenden County, landowners and users of natural spaces are reporting an increase in the presence of Gypsy Moth caterpillars. Some reports document only a few, while others share stories of swarms that are defoliating huge swaths of trees. The City wanted to share all of the information it is aware of at this time in case residents have questions or concerns.