Multi-Site Crosswalk Feasibility Study - Public Meeting
Join us on Wednesday December 14th at 6:00 PM in-person or virtually to learn about 4 potential crosswalk locations and provide your input!
180 Market Street
On dark December nights, Illuminate Vermont shines bright with the power of artistic expression and celebration.
Spark the Park 2022
Veterans Memorial Park
Friday, December 2
Join us at Veterans Memorial Park to help launch the seasonal lights display and stroll with a cup of hot cocoa.
SB Police - Ask Residents To Help Prevent Crime
The South Burlington Police have recorded sharp increases in a number of crime categories 2020 – 2022.
A stolen truck crashed into another vehicle on Dorset St. at Market St. Both incidents resulted in injuries, serious property damage, and highlight the dangers this stolen vehicle trend are presenting to the public.
WANTED - Sound Board Volunteer!
The South Burlington Public Library is seeking an interested and knowledgeable volunteer to assist in the set-up of our monthly concerts from January to April.
Public Hearing on Shelburne Road Zoning Amendments 12/5
The City Council will hold a public hearing on two amendments to the City’s Land Development Regulations at their meeting on Monday, December 5th, 9 pm.
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.
Winter Parking Ban - December 1 - April 1
Midnight to 8:00 AM every day. The ban is in effect, regardless of weather conditions. Tickets and or a tow could result from failure to comply.
Bikeshare! We Need Your Opinion!
Help us “get the wheels rolling” on an updated bikeshare service! Complete our 5-minute, anonymous survey by December 9th for a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards
Seeking a Volunteer to Serve on the City's Planning Commission!
The Commission is a seven-member board is responsible for planning for the community’s future. This includes preparing and updating the City’s long range Comprehensive Plan, the City’s Land Development Regulations, and undertaking various studies.
Winter Maintenance Reminders
The Department of Public Works would like to remind all residents of the up coming winter season with a few highlighted items that help us all have a safe winter.
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS to the SOUTH BURLINGTON LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 9:00 PM to consider amendments to the Land Development Regulations.
Fire Chief, Steven Locke, Addresses the Federation of the European Fire Officers
* Early Voting ends November 7th at noon.
* Voting at the polls? Please bring your ballot with you.
* Recommend that the last day to mail your ballot in is November 1st.
Annual Spooktacular Glow Walk
Our 3rd Annual Glow Walk took place Saturday October 29th. We saw many fabulous costumes, miles of smiles and heard lots of community members joyfully catching up with one another. The weather was in our favor too!
SB Pumpkin Carving Fun
Child Care Center Added To New Building at 112 Garden Street
A new four-story building, slated to begin construction this winter, will now include a child care facility, according to the site plan issued in late October.
La Quinta Inn - Williston Road Fire
2nd Alarm Hotel Fire - Temporarily Displaces Guests
This morning, October 24, 2022 at 12:51 AM South Burlington Public Safety Dispatch received a call from an occupant at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham South Burlington at 1285 Williston Rd., stating that there was a fire in their quest room.
City Center Park Boardwalk Connection Public Meeting
The public is invited to an update on the City Center Park Phase II – the boardwalk connection project:
Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
In person: Auditorium – South Burlington City Hall, 180 Market Street
BUT WHY Hosts Jane Lindholm & Melody Bodette
Co-hosts of the popular kid's program But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids are coming to the South Burlington Public Library on Saturday, November 5th!
Erica Quallen Publishes Article on Sustainable Transportation
The City of South Burlington's Public Works Deputy Director of Capital Projects Erica Quallen, Publishes Article on Sustainable Transportation
Fall Used Book Sale!
The Friends of the Library are preparing for a Fall Used Book Sale, November 3-5. Prices range from .50c to $2.00 for most items. Join the Friends for a $10 annual fee and attend Thursday night’s Member-Only Preview Night from 5-7 pm (yes, you may join at the door.)
Water Service Interruption - Vermont National Country Club
On Monday, October 17, 2022, at approximately 10:00PM - Interruption will impact all water customers served by the VNCC water pump station
South Burlington School Board Listening Sessions
The South Burlington School Board invites community members (including children!) to join them for several upcoming listening sessions!
Eldredge Cemetery stone Cleaning - Volunteers Needed
Saturday, October 15th from 9:00 until approximately 12:00 p.m. the South Burlington sextons will be cleaning headstones at Eldredge Cemetery on Airport Dr.
South Burlington Police Work With Detail Works Work Force
On Friday September 30th Chief Burke and Corporal Williamson spent the morning working with Spectrum’s work force development program, Detail Works.
Broadband Vote - November 8, 2022
On November 8th, five Chittenden County municipalities (Essex, Essex Junction, Shelburne, South Burlington, and Williston) will vote on whether to enter into a Chittenden County Communications Union District (CUD) with one or more municipalities.
Why The Chittenden Solid Waste District Needs A New Recycling Facility
Nearly 30 years ago, the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) built Vermont’s first recycling sorting facility, known as a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), where “blue-bin” recyclables are sorted.
Council Received Draft Climate Action Plan
The City Council received the Draft Climate Action Plan at their meeting on September 19th. This will be the first ever-Climate Action Plan for the City.
City Council to Consider Expanding TDR Program in Zoning
The City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 17 at 7 pm to consider changes to the Land Development Regulations.
South Burlington Square Dancing
Beginning on Tuesday 9/27 you are encouraged to come join members of the Lake Champlain Squares each Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 pm at FHTMS.
Climate Action Plan - CC Meeting September 19th
The City’s first ever Climate Action Plan, in draft form, will be presented to the City Council at their regular meeting on Monday September 19th.
Free Excel Workshop - Thursday September 15th!
Are you proficient at Excel? How about efficient? Join us for the first workshop in a series about using Microsoft's popular spreadsheet program!
NOTICE WATER SERVICE INTERRUPTION - IBY STREET
The South Burlington Water Department will be shutting water off on Iby Street on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at approximately 9:00AM to replace a damaged fire hydrant. This water may be off until approximately 2:00PM.
Four Free Little Libraries - Near You!
Have you seen our new "Little Free Library Boxes"?
The South Burlington Rotary donated four Little Free Libraries of which the SB Parks and Rec department have installed at Veterans, Overlook, Baycrest and Farrell Parks. Volunteers have painted them and The Friends of the Library have stocked them. Be sure to stop by and take a book and/or leave a book.
Grandparent Scam Alert!
You can help by sharing this message with family, friends and neighbors
The SB Police Department have received multiple “grandparent” scam complaints this summer.
City Manager Message - UVM Announces Investment In SB
Hello South Burlington,
There is a lot going on in your City Center!
This past week the University of Vermont announced a $22M investment to build housing in City Center.
"Make It Safe Initiative"
"Make It Safe Initiative" is a pledge by First Responder Leadership to publicly commit to fostering a safe environment for their members to seek psychological support and help
Join SBFD September 11th - Overlook Park
This year marks the 21st Anniversary of the Terrorist Attack on the U.S.
“September 11th is Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Escaping the Summer Heat
Players Gather to Cut Ribbon on New Szymanski Courts: It's kind of a Big Dill
Summer Camp Recap
Summer is a special time of year where kids from around the city have the opportunity to attend creative, engaging camps and to have positive experiences, make new friends and just have fun. Over 300 families took advantage our 2022 SBRP Summer Camps.
SOUTH BURLINGTON TO HOST EAST-WEST CROSSING PUBLIC WORKSHOP
Wednesday, August 31, 6:30 PM | City Hall Auditorium, 180 Market Street
The City of South Burlington will hold a public workshop on the East-West Crossing project – a Walk Bike Bridge over I-89 at Exit 14 – on August 31 at 6:30 PM.
Rec Path Closure Near Stonehedge Rd/Szymanski Park
Second Alarm Fire Damages Apartment Building
On Monday, August 22nd @ approximately 16:18 hours, the South Burlington Communications Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a building fire @ # 42 Airport Rd.
Fire Chief Steven Locke Meets With Federal Officials
This week Fire Chief Steven Locke is attending the International Association of Fire Chief’s annual Fire-Rescue International Conference.
Council Considers Ordinance Regulating Heating and Domestic Water Systems
The South Burlington City Council considers an ordinance to regulate heating and domestic water systems in new construction
First Turf Time & Tykes Scramble Event Success
This first-ever event was a huge success. There was a flurry of activity and miles of smiles on this sunny Saturday morning.
New Curator for the Public Gallery
In July, the South Burlington Public Art Committee appointed Jessica Manley to be the new Curator for the Public Gallery at 180 Market Street.
Check Out Our New TELESCOPE!
CHECK IT OUT!
As part of our Library of Things, the Library has a brand-new Orion StarBlast Telescope available for checkout! Includes: telescope with front dust covers, eyepiece
Thank you, South Burlington Voters!
Thanks to everyone who voted in this past August 9th State Primary Election. This election was different for us in many ways with redistricting and obtaining a new shared district.
South Burlington Wastewater Receives National Award!
The South Burlington Wastewater Facilities have received the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) Peak Performance Gold Award 2021!
Getting Exercise With SBRP
Driver's Education Registration is Now Open!
Williston Road Pump Station Has A New Look!
Another Beautiful Mural!
The Williston Road Wastewater Pump Station located at 1848 Williston Road, now has a new look! You could say it looks like a book cover!
South Burlington Seniors Celebrate Summer!
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.