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South Burlington Receives Best Capital Plan of 2024 Award

June 11, 2024

In April, the City of South Burlington was recognized for the Best Capital Plan of 2024 by the Vermont Bond Bank

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Coffee with a Councilor

June 11, 2024

Next Coffee with a Councilor Listening Session June 22nd at Orchard School from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

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Sign Ordinance Amendments Adopted

June 11, 2024

This newest version includes some key updates that modernize the Ordinance and offer a greater diversity of signage options for our business community

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Shelburne-Home-Farrell Intersection Study

June 05, 2024

June 17 at 5:30 p.m. — alternatives presentation meeting for the Shelburne Street, Home Avenue, and Farrell Street intersection scoping study

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Notice: Change in Assessed Value of Real Estate

June 03, 2024

Grievance hearings for the year 2024 will be held by appointment, email, or telephone at City Hall – Office of the Assessor,180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT 05403

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Juneteenth in South Burlington

June 03, 2024

The City of South Burlington expands Juneteenth celebrations, June 18-June 19, 2024

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Art Gallery - South Burlington School District Student Show

May 29, 2024

The South Burlington Public Art Gallery is pleased to exhibit student artworks from across the South Burlington School District (SBSD), curated by their art teachers.

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New Trees Planted Throughout the City

May 29, 2024

This spring the City planted 44 new street trees along Nowland Farm Road and Midland Avenue. Based on a tree inventory conducted by the City Arborist, there are 512 ash trees in the City road right-of-way.

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South Burlington Receives $700,000 Grant Toward Wastewater Treatment Facility

May 28, 2024

This week, Congresswoman Becca Balint visited South Burlington’s Bartlett Bay Wastewater Treatment Facility. She was on site to learn about the current facility and present a $700,000 grant toward planned improvements. 

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Roof Top Units at Public Works! 

May 27, 2024

On Tuesday , May14, three RTUs, (Roof Top Units) were replaced over the office area at the Public Works building. 

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Active Transportation Plan Second Public Meeting

May 24, 2024
 June 6 starting at 5:30 p.m. Join us to hear more about the project and share your thoughts! Dinner provided.

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City Green Community Workshop

May 20, 2024

Explore what a new park for City Center could be!

Thursday, May 30 | 6:30 p.m.

South Burlington City Hall in the Senior Center,180 Market Street. Free snacks! Activities for kids!

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Getting the Conversating Started for Changes to the I-89 Exit 14 Area

May 14, 2024

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
6:00 p.m. | City Hall Auditorium

The CCRPC is conducting a comprehensive study of the I-89 Exit 14 interchange. During this first round of public outreach, the project team is interested in gathering input on issues and opportunities for enhancing safety and mobility at the Exit 14 interchange.

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Youth Mental Health

May 14, 2024

Thursday, May 23 | 7:00 p.m.
The Auditorium in the South Burlington Library and City Hall
A community conversation to address the youth mental health crisis in South Burlington.

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Green Up Wrap Up 2024!

May 09, 2024

The City of South Burlington recently held its annual Green Up Day, Saturday May 4, 2024 where residents tackled the streets, roads and culverts in efforts to clean up litter and debris.  

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Seeking Committee Volunteers

May 08, 2024

The City of South Burlington is Seeking Committee and Board Members - Apply Today!

Application Deadline:   Monday June 3, 2024

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Vermont Works for Women Intern

April 24, 2024

The City of South Burlington Water Quality Department hosted Christina Giroux, an intern from the Vermont Works for Women, Trailblazers and Gender Equity Program.

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GMT Bus Fares Resume May 20, 2024

April 23, 2024

Learn about payment options and a new fare capping system that allows unlimited rides before fares resume on May 20.

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Avoid Further Late Fees and Register Your Dog or Cat Today!

April 23, 2024

Please note that these late fees increase another $15.00 after May 1st.

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Allen Road Shared Use Path

April 19, 2024

Join the South Burlington Bike & Pedestrian Committee on Wednesday, May 8th at 6:00pm to discuss the Allen Road Shared Use Path!

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May 7, 2024 School Budget Revote Information

April 18, 2024

As we prepare for the School Budget Vote on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, there are some things to know to ensure the voting process goes smoothly.

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April 17, 2024

Line Striping Work at Williston Road and Dorset Street on Monday, April 22nd 

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Green UP Vermont - Saturday May 4th

April 10, 2024

Bags are now available for pickup at the Clerk’s Office at City Hall during regular business hours

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Recycle your Eclipse Glasses!

April 09, 2024

Drop off your glasses from Tuesday April 9th through Friday April 19th in our designated bin in the Lobby of 180 Market St. 

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City Hall Solar Panels Record Solar Eclipse

April 09, 2024
Photo credit: Paul Charbonneau

This graph shows the solar power generated on the day of the eclipse in 15-minute increments, and the effect of the eclipse itself is easy to spot!

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Green Mountain Passport - $2.00 for Life

April 09, 2024

A Vermont State Park Visitor's Pass Discount Program For Seniors and Veterans


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New School Zone Established on Dorset Street

April 08, 2024

On April 1st, the South Burlington City Council approved a resolution adopting a 25 miles per hour (mph) school zone on Dorset Street around the Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School and the South Burlington High School. 

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Used Book Sale - April 12th and April 13th

April 08, 2024

Member-Only Preview Night April 11, Thursday 5 - 7 PM

Individual Membership donation only $10.00

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Creating an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

April 07, 2024
Educational Forum: An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a smaller, independent dwelling unit that is located on the same lot as an existing single-family home. Want to learn more on creating an ADU?  Join our informational session on Thursday, April 18th, 7:00 - 8:00 at the Community Room in the SB Library.

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Deadline Extended! Seeking Committee Volunteers

April 04, 2024

Immediate openings for Committee Volunteers; Planning Commission, Economic Development Committee and The Public Art Committee.  Deadline for applications is Tuesday April 9, 2024 -12:00 p.m.

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Market Street Closure: April 5th & 6th 1-11 PM

April 01, 2024

Market Street will be closed from 1 PM to 11 PM on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 for Illuminate Vermont (free to the public!).

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Volunteer for Illuminate Vermont!

March 27, 2024

Seeking Volunteers for both Friday April 5th and Saturday April 6th!  Click here to view all volunteer opportunities or email Adam Matth our Recreation and Parks Director

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Public Art Gallery - Annual Spring Membership Show

March 26, 2024

New Exhibition: South Burlington Public Art Gallery
The Vermont Watercolor Society Presents Its Annual Spring Membership Show

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Animal Licensing is Due April 1!

March 26, 2024

Register/renew ahead of April 1 to avoid late fees.  Information about how to complete this process can be found on the City Clerks website 

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School Election Ballot Information

March 25, 2024

The Clerk’s Office is now open for Absentee/Early voting for the April 4, 2024 School Budget Election. You can come into the office Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 to vote in person or you can request absentee ballots in one of the following ways:

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Don't Leave Your Keys In Your Car

March 25, 2024

South Burlington has seen a drastic increase in the number of reported stolen cars. Most of these cars were unlocked with the keys left inside.

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Bird e-Bikes Fly Back into Chittenden County

March 22, 2024

The Chittenden Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA) is excited to announce the return of Bird e-bikes in our region. In collaboration with CATMA, Bird, a leader in environmentally friendly micro-mobility options, will continue to operate their popular e-bikes in the cities of Burlington, South Burlington, and Winooski.

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South Burlington Police Department Unveils New Dispatch Center

March 15, 2024
Latest technology brings public safety improvements and efficiencies


Take the Challenge!

March 13, 2024

The University of Vermont Health Network has launched a new campaign to challenge everyone to practice small acts of community and celebrate the positive impact every individual can have in making our communities better for all.

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South Burlington Bridge Project Awarded Critical Funding

March 13, 2024

The just-announced $8.1 million Department of Transportation grant ensures construction will begin in 2025

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Town Meeting Day 2024 Results

March 05, 2024

The results are in for Town Meeting Day 2024.

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Spring Arts and Crafts & Gardening

March 04, 2024

Enjoy an afternoon with family and friends for spring arts & crafts sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental! Come enjoy spring arts and crafts as well as light refreshments and snacks.

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Egg Hunt

March 04, 2024

Come join us for this FREE community egg hunt courtesy of Sommers Chiropractic at City Hall and Rick Marcotte Central School!

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Art Reception with Artist Pievy Polyte

February 22, 2024

On February 22, South Burlington hosted a lively reception with artist Pievy Polyte whose powerful and engaging works are currently on exhibition in the Public Art Gallery

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Free Family Skate

February 22, 2024

Come join us for this FREE family skate courtesy of Kris Luce-Allstate Insurance at Cairns Arena! 
March 9th | 3:10-5:10 pm | Cairns Arena

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City Passes Rental Registry Ordinance

February 21, 2024

On February 20, 2024, the South Burlington City Council adopted a Residental Rental Registry Ordinance

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COMPLETE THE SURVEY!  Active Transportation Plan!

February 20, 2024

Please complete the online survey to provide input on the South Burlington Active Transportation Plan.

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Illuminate Vermont | April 5 & 6, 2024

February 20, 2024

Mark your calendars for the return of Illuminate Vermont, an artistic street festival on Market Street in South Burlington. April 5 & 6 from 5:00–9:00 p.m.

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Join the Conversation | SB Energy Committee and Library

February 20, 2024

Join us for a conversation about the book Ministry for the Future, by Kim Stanley Robinson on March 21 at 6:30pm in the Library Community Room and online. This event is co-hosted by the South Burlington Energy Committee and the Library.

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Interview with SB Police Chief on Community Concerns

February 19, 2024

South Burlington Police Chief Shawn Burke speaks with Austin Davis, Government Affairs Manager of Lake Champlain Chamber

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City Council and School Board Candidates' Forum

February 16, 2024
In case you missed it, we've got you covered!  
Watch the recorded candidates' forum from Thursday, February 15th!

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Local Concerns Meeting

February 15, 2024

Thursday, February 22nd | 5:30 p.m.

DPW | 645 Pine Street, Burlington

Please join Burlington and South Burlington for the first public meeting for the Shelburne Street/Home Avenue/Farrell Street Scoping Study


CWD Income Survey - 2nd Attempt

February 13, 2024

This is for customers that have received the survey in the mail only.
This is our second attempt at collecting income survey responses. The first outreach effort did not result in enough responses to validate the data. Responses are completely confidential and will be eligible for one of five $50 gift cards and a new grand prize $200 gift card.

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Exploring Electric Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation - Workshop

February 09, 2024

Tuesday, February 20th | 6:30 p.m.
What's it like to switch to an electric car? This hands-on workshop will shed some light on the topic and answer your questions.

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South Burlington Women in Business - February 22nd!

February 09, 2024

Meet people in our SoBu community. Julie Danaher, a fellow SoBu resident and co-founder of SB WiB, will be leading us in a networking session extraordinaire.  Register today via e-mail to Andrea Leo

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City Council and School Board Candidate Forum

February 08, 2024

SBHS Debate team will be hosting an evening forum with the candidates for the open positions on both the School Board and City Council. The forum will give all candidates the opportunity to come together to answer questions about their candidacy. 

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Peter Harrigan's Barbie Collection 

February 08, 2024

Come visit Peter's Barbie collection, displayed in the children's space at the SB Library.  Over the past 30 years, he has collected over 600 Barbie dolls!  

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From Haiti to Vermont Pievy Polyte Art Reception

February 01, 2024

Artist reception with Pievy Polyte on Thursday February 22, 2024 and Haitian food to be prepared by Polyte for the event!

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South Burlington Public Art Committee Seeks Curator

January 24, 2024

2024 Call for a Curator!
Meet Artists! Support Art in South Burlington! Make residents happy!  

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Planning for a Vibrant South Burlington

January 24, 2024

We are honored to share with you this data presentation that charts how our community has changed and grown over the past ten years, and how we are planning and investing for the future.

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South Burlington Active Transportation Plan Public Meeting

January 23, 2024

You’re invited to the first public meeting for the South Burlington Active Transportation Plan on Thursday, January 25th!  (Dinner begins at 4:30pm) 5:00–7:00 p.m. - in person Only

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Allen Road Shared Use Path Public Meeting

January 23, 2024

Join us on Wednesday, January 31st at 6:00–7:00 p.m. at City Hall (180 Market Street) Conference Room 301.

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New Town Center & Neighborhood Development Area 

January 23, 2024

We are pleased to announce that the city’s New Town Center and Neighborhood Development Areas have been renewed for another eight years by the Vermont Downtown Development Board. 

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Road Closed Wednesday January 24th

January 22, 2024


Bacon Street Near the Intersection of Shelburne Road or In the front of Bacon Street.

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MSK Engineers to Complete an Inventory of Water Service Lines

January 19, 2024

The South Burlington Water Department (SBWD) has contracted with MSK Engineers to complete an inventory of water service lines in the City. NOT everyone in the city will be receiving the letter.


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Free Tax Help - University Mall

January 19, 2024

Monday/Wednesday: 9am-4:00pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 9am-8:00pm
Saturday: 10am -3pm

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Dorset Street Walk/Bike Audit

January 09, 2024

Join us for a Walk/Bike Audit on Wednesday, January 17th - South Burlington High School lobby between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.

You might even win a coupon for some Ben and Jerry’s ice cream!

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Public Hearings to Consider a Charter Change That Increases the Number of School Board Members

January 08, 2024

This month, the South Burlington City Council will consider a charter change to increase the number of members of the South Burlington School District Board.

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Pievy Polyte Show Brightens Public Gallery

January 05, 2024

Swing by 180 Market Street from now through mid-March for a pop of color and feeling by the artist Pievy Polyte.

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SB Fire Recruits Complete First Year

January 04, 2024

Congratulations to Firefighter/AEMT Annika Coloney and Firefighter/EMT Logan Hipes for completing their first year of service.

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WCAX Covers Retail Theft in South Burlington

January 04, 2024

WCAX follows South Burlington Police Sergeant Matthew Plunkett while patrolling at the University Mall.

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Looking to Get On The Ballot?

December 27, 2023

The Secretary of State's Office has developed a resource page that walks through the process of  Petitioning Your Local Government (

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Burlington-Winooski Bridge Replacement - Survey

December 27, 2023
Are you a frequent traveler of the Burlington Winooski Bridge?  The Vermont Agency of Transportation wants to hear from you!

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CWD Statement on Water Flow and Pressure Repair

December 26, 2023

On Tuesday, December 26, 2023, Champlain Water District issued a press release regarding a significant break on one of their large transmission mains that resulted in reduced water flow and pressure for several South Burlington residents.

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2nd City Plan 2024 Hearing

December 26, 2023

On January 2 and 8, 2024, the City Council is holding the Second Public Hearing on City Plan 2024. 

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Animal Licenses Available Beginning January 2!

December 26, 2023

It’s the time of year again to register your cat or dog with the city. Who needs to be registered? Any dog or cat 6 months of age or older. Why should they be registered?

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Looking for Early Ballots?

December 22, 2023

Beginning January 1, 2024, you can request your early ballots through My Voter Page Vermont Election Division. 

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Energy Committee Book Discussion

December 22, 2023

Join a conversation about the book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer. This event is co-hosted by the South Burlington Energy Committee and the Library. It will take place in the Library Community Room on January 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

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Rick Marcotte Central School Winter Performance 

December 22, 2023

Students from Rick Marcotte Central School visited City Hall Auditorium on Friday, December 22nd to perform selections from their Winter Music Concert for the community. 

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November 2023 Fire Department Calls

December 22, 2023

In November, the Fire Department responded to 366 emergency calls for service.

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Hinesburg Road Sewer Pipe Repaired

December 20, 2023

On the evening of Monday, December 18, a gravity sewer pipe under Hinesburg Road (originally installed in 1964) failed. 

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Update: Repairs on Hinesburg Road

December 19, 2023

On December 18, 2023, a wastewater pipe failed under Hinesburg Road. South Burlington Public Works was on-site making repairs through the Tuesday evening commute.

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Hinesburg Road Detour

December 19, 2023

Work is being done on Hinesburg Road near the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Hinesburg Road to repair a collapsed pipe and associated sinkhole on Hinesburg Road. A detour will be in place to bring traffic around the work zone. 

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Delayed Opening -  City Clerk's Office

December 11, 2023

On Monday December 11, 2023, due to mandatory Election Tabulator Training for staff, the office will be open for business from 12:00-4:30 p.m. Please plan accordingly.

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Art Sculpture at Jaycee Park?

November 29, 2023

The Public Art Committee wants to hear from you regarding proposed sculpture for Jaycee Park, starting December 2nd–December 17th. 

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Winter Parking Ban

November 27, 2023

December 1–April 1 between midnight–8:00 a.m. The overnight parking ban on City streets helps our Public Works crew maintain operations and public safety throughout the winter. Please help our drivers by removing all obstacles from streets, including portable basketball hoops.

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City Traffic Boxes in Search of Artists

November 22, 2023

We have some new, beautifully-painted traffic boxes around our city, and we would like to thank the artists for their hard work! 

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Bird Is Flying South for the Winter!

November 21, 2023

Due to the snow and temperature drop, it's time for Bird to pause operations in Burlington, South Burlington, and Winooski for the winter. Bird bikes have begun to fly—they'll be unavailable starting in early December and will return in early Spring. 

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Equity in Planning Outreach: Request for Proposals

November 17, 2023

The City of South Burlington is seeking the services of a qualified professional or firm(s) to develop a framework for future public outreach for city planning projects

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Fiscal Year 2025 City Budget 

November 15, 2023

The City’s Leadership Team is hard at work building a proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2025 (July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025) aligned with the City Council’s goals. 

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Working Together for School Safety

November 15, 2023

The City of South Burlington and the South Burlington School District continue to partner on safety around our schools. 

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Champlain Water District - Bonded Projects Update

November 15, 2023

On September 13, 2022, the Champlain Water District (CWD) voters passed a bond for $8.7M for the Filtered Water Tank II and Raw Water Parallel Transmission Main.  Both of these projects had been identified for significant grant funding potentially up to 80%.  

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Meet Adam Matth, Director of Recreation and Parks

November 14, 2023

Adam Matth, a South Burlington resident, is your new director of Recreation & Parks. In his words, he’s joining, “a great staff within the department, including Travis, Brett, and Rebecca. The three of them are the driving force behind turning the department goals into a reality within the community when it comes to our parks, programs, events, and Senior Center.”



November 14, 2023

As other areas of the country have been running elections, many people are wondering…when do we vote?  Here is a quick guide for the upcoming voting schedule for Vermont in 2024.


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November 14, 2023

Some residents will receive a postcard in the mail from The Champlain Water District (CWD) asking them to participate in an income survey of its customers.

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School Zone Installed on Market Street

November 14, 2023

Rick Marcotte Central School becomes second School Zone in South Burlington
A school zone encompassing the Rick Marcotte Central School (RMCS) has been established on Market Street in South Burlington. All necessary lighting and signage has been installed and the school zone is in effect as of Tuesday November 14, 2023.


Rotary Ugly Sweater Run!

November 13, 2023

It’s almost that time of the year again!  From dancing snowmen to dangling jingle bells, those once-fashionable-now-outrageous sweaters have once again made a comeback!

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Notice of Change In DMV Registration Renewal Services

November 13, 2023

Per the Department of Motor Vehicles, as of November 1, 2023, registration stickers will no longer be issued.  This includes the month/year stickers applied to license plates and the month/year stickers applied to boat and snowmobile registration decals.   

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Free Notary Services

November 13, 2023

Did you know that the City Clerk's Office provides free notary services for South Burlington residents and employees Monday- Friday 8:30-4:00?  

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Knit for Your Neighbor!

November 13, 2023
South Burlington knitters have been working away since spring to create fabulous hats and scarves to be given away at the South Burlington Food Shelf.

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Intro to Chinese Charactars

November 13, 2023

Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 4:00 - 5:30pm

Teens ages 13-18, join the library and the Vermont Chinese School in learning about Chinese characters, their history, and how to make basic strokes and simple characters.

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Walking Survey - What's Been Your Experience?

November 13, 2023

Calling South Burlington Residents 

Ravi Venkataraman is a PhD student in urban planning at Virginia Tech and he is doing a study on people's walking experiences within neighborhoods in South Burlington


Not-So-Spooky Halloween Events

November 06, 2023

Our popular Community Pumpkin Carving and  4th annual Glow Walk events took place ahead of Halloween.

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Spear Street Shared Use Path Public Meeting

November 03, 2023

Learn about the progress of the shared use path project on Spear Street connecting the existing paths on Swift Street and Spear Street!

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New Crosswalks Installed on Williston Road

October 26, 2023

Two new crosswalks have been completed across Williston Road at Davis Parkway/Pine Tree Terrace and between Victoria Drive and Mills Avenue.

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New Crosswalk Being Installed on Patchen Road Near Jaycee Park

October 26, 2023

A new crosswalk with a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) is being constructed across Patchen Road at Jaycee Park to provide easier and safer access to the park. This project was funded by Penny for Paths.

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Changes are Coming to Williston Road

October 26, 2023

Changes are coming to the intersection of Williston Road and Dorset Street! The changes are designed to help ease traffic congestion and improve safety. During the transition, please stay alert and use extra caution. You can see a preview of the new intersection design in this video.

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Change In Season Brings Changes to the Clerk's Office

October 25, 2023

Change in season brings changes to the Clerk’s office. Meet your new City Clerk team!

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Public Hearing on LDR Amendments

October 24, 2023

The City Council will be holding a public hearing on proposed amendments to the City’s Land Development Regulations on Monday, November 20th at 7:00 pm at City Hall and online.

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City Plan 2024 Update...

October 24, 2023

Feedback at or in advance of the hearing is welcome!  Join us October 30th and November 16th.  

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Come to the Library for a Library of Things "Petting Zoo!"

October 24, 2023

Saturday, October 28th, 10:00 - 12:00p.m. Enter to win a set of canning jars or a bag of flower bulbs!

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Public Gallery Exhibit Opening Thursday - South Burlington School District Teachers Show

October 24, 2023

The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. 

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City Rethinks Refueling to Reduce Emissions

October 23, 2023

A simple question came out of South Burlington’s public listening sessions on reducing the use of fossil fuel: Is there a reason why the fire engines from the Holmes Road station travel all the way to the Patchen Road Public Works station to refill their tanks? 

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2nd Tax Installment Due Wednesday November 15th

October 15, 2023

City of South Burlington 2nd Tax Installment is due Wednesday, November 15,2023 - Business Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 PM

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South Burlington Land Trust Presents

October 14, 2023

Who Moves Under The Moon?   Where the wild things are along South Burlington's Muddy Brook Corridor.  Wednesday, November 8th 6:00 - 6:45PM in the Library Community Room.  

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SB School District Seeking Interim School Board Member - Apply Today!

October 12, 2023

Applications will be accepted from October 12th to October 25th at 4pm to Applications received after that time will not be considered.

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Used Book Sale - October 13th & 14th!

October 11, 2023

The Friends of the South Burlington Public Library group is 50 years old.  Since 1973, this quiet adjunct to the Library has been at work behind the scenes, actively supporting the staff, programs, events, and mission of the Library.

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Transportation Climate Action Implementation Plan Public Meeting

October 11, 2023

We want to hear from you! Share your ideas on how the City can reduce transportation emissions to meet the goals of our Climate Action Plan. Join us for a public meeting on Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the South Burlington City Hall auditorium. Free food and childcare will be provided.

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South Burlington Expands Neighborhood Development Area (NDA)

October 11, 2023

South Burlington recently expanded the size of its Neighborhood Development Area (NDA), which will make permitting and construction easier in our steadily growing downtown. 

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First South Burlington Energy Festival a Success

October 11, 2023

The first ever South Burlington Energy Festival was held on Saturday, September 30. At least 500 folks came to enjoy the festivities on a beautiful, sunny day. The event was organized by South Burlington Energy Committee in support of the City’s Climate Action Plan.


Cleaner Fuels, Cleaner Air, & Better Neighborhoods - October 19th

October 10, 2023
Join us, Thursday, October 19 from 6:00-7:30 PM at 180 Market Street, Room 301 in South Burlington

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White Street Crossing Lights!  

September 27, 2023

Safety Improvements near Chamberlin School.  The South Burlington Public Works crew was out on White Street yesterday installing new school zone signage.

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SB Police Rescue Animals from Unsanitary Conditions

September 27, 2023
The South Burlington Police Officers Rescue Six Dogs, One Cat and one Rabbit on September 26, South Burlington Police responded to a report of six dogs that were running loose in the parking lot of 1184 Shelburne Road.

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Immediate Volunteer Opportunities!

September 26, 2023

The City of South Burlington is seeking volunteers.  Looking to serve your community? Have an interest in helping to shape our future? We are looking for volunteers to serve on the following Boards and Committees.  Deadline is Wednesday November 1, 2023.

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Free Covid Test Kits!

September 26, 2023
Free COVID test kits and don't throw out those expired COVID test kits just yet!

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Resident's Donation of 40 Acres Largest in City's History

September 26, 2023

South Burlington resident Sarah Dopp recently donated conservation protection on her own land in the southeast quadrant, adding it to previously conserved and public land.

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Wheeler Nature Park Boundary Markers to Be Installed

September 25, 2023

The City of South Burlington owns Wheeler Nature Park, and, for the past several years, has been working to establish a conservation easement to protect the land for future generations. 

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The Engine Inside - Local Motion Free Screening October 14th

September 23, 2023

Join Local Motion and Old Spokes Home for a free screening of The Engine Inside, October 14th at 7pm at the Film House at Main Street Landing. 

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New Deputy Chief Joins South Burlington PD

September 22, 2023
On September 18, 2023, Sean Briscoe officially joined the South Burlington Police Department as deputy chief

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New Braeburn Apartments Opening Soon

September 22, 2023

The new Braeburn Apartments on Williston Road are set to open soon, with residents moving in at the end of September or early October. 

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Carrying the Flame of Hope for Special Olympics Vermont

September 20, 2023

Over the course of three days, law enforcement officers participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, carrying the “Flame of Hope” across the state to Special Olympics Vermont’s Fall Games, which was held on the weekend of September 15th. 

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First Public Hearing on CityPlan 2024 Sept. 26

September 18, 2023

The South Burlington Planning Commission will be holding its public hearing on the complete draft of CityPlan 2024 on Tuesday, September 26th at 7 p.m. 

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Come Sing with the South Burlington Community Chorus!

September 13, 2023

The South Burlington Community Chorus is an SATB chorus that was founded in 1973 and is partially funded by SBRP. There are no auditions to join our Chorus and you do not have to be a South Burlington resident to join.

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South Burlington Police Department Awards Event

September 12, 2023
The South Burlington Police Department held its Awards Event on August 27th, 2023 at the Delta Hotel. Among the awards presented were The Medal of Honor, The Life Saving Award, and The Meritorious Service Award. The event included a keynote address given by State Treasurer Mike Pieciak and honored guests from the City Council and South Burlington Rotary Club. 

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South Burlington Resident's Work to Hang in VT State House

September 12, 2023
Cynthia Cagle’s oil painting, The Light of Truth Upon Them, will be hung in the Vermont Secretary of State’s office. The painting was commissioned by the Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance from Ms. Cagle, a South Burlington resident and Xicana artist, to commemorate voting and the 2020 centennial of the 19th Amendment.


Save the date for the South Burlington Energy Festival!

September 11, 2023
Save the date for the South Burlington Energy Festival! Four hours of fun activities, raffle prizes, food trucks and live music. 

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English Conversation Circle

September 11, 2023

Practice your English and make new friends with other learners from all over the world at the Library. 


Free – In Person Money Management Advice!

September 11, 2023

Would you like free, in-person, business development and money management advice? Come Join us!

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Airport to Host Chamberlin Airport Neighborhood Update 9/14

September 11, 2023
Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport will be hosting a community meeting on September 14th at 6:30pm. 

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Learn Western Square Dancing

September 11, 2023
Come join us on Tuesdays evenings to learn western square dancing! Starts Tuesday September 19th| 6-8:00PM

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Bird Has Landed in South Burlington!

August 30, 2023

The Bird e-bike program has landed in South Burlington, Burlington, and Winooski! Bird’s goal is to bring affordable, environmentally friendly transportation solutions such as e-bikes to communities across the world.

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Wildlife at Wastewater Facilities!

August 30, 2023

Did you know that the two South Burlington Wastewater Facilities, although located in the City, have an abundance of wildlife within their fences?

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City Awarded Over $1 Million in Grants for New Projects

August 30, 2023

In August, the City was awarded a pair of grants to help fund the construction of new projects.

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SAFETY FIRST! New 4-way Stop on Market Street

August 24, 2023

New stop signs and crosswalks installed today, August 24
Our Public Works crew is hard at work installing new crosswalks and improving pedestrian safety on Market Street. 

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Pride Parade!

August 23, 2023

The South Burlington Public Library and the City of South Burlington are proud to participate in the 2023 Pride Vermont Parade, Vermont's celebration of LBGTQIA+ joy, love and solidarity. 

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Help your community

August 23, 2023

Looking to serve your community?
We have immediate opportunities!
Make a difference right here at home.  Volunteer today for an opportunity to serve in one of these open positions.

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Community Celebrates Donna Kinville, Welcomes New City Clerk Holly Rees

August 23, 2023

At SB Nite Out on August 17, the weather cooperated just long enough for the South Burlington community to gather and give thanks to retiring City Clerk Donna Kinville. 

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Donna Kinville Bids Farewell

August 18, 2023

Thank you

As I approach the last few days before I retire as your city clerk, I wanted to take the time to thank each and everyone of you.

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Hinesburg Road Pump House all Spiffed Up!

August 17, 2023

We are thrilled to announce the successful restoration of The Hinesburg Road Pump House

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EV Charging Grant for HOAs and Developers

August 17, 2023

Are you a developer or member of a homeowners’ association interested in installing electric vehicle charging?

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Come Celebrate Donna Kinville at SB Nite Out!

August 16, 2023

Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 5:15 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park

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Progress Continues on Williston Road

August 14, 2023

Construction is underway on two new crosswalks on Williston Road, at Pine Tree Terrace/Davis Parkway and between Victory Drive and Mills Avenue. Prior to their construction, the nearest crosswalks were nearly a mile apart.

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Free Passes or Discounted Admission!

August 11, 2023

Are you looking to entertain family, friends, or guests? The library has a lineup of passes to an array of local attractions that provide free or discounted admission.

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CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - SB Bikes Out at SB Nite Out! on August 10th

August 10, 2023

Join South Burlington Recreation & Parks, Local Motion and the South Burlington Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee for a bike-themed evening of family fun at SB Bikes Out at SB Nite Out! on August 10th from 5-8pm at Veterans Memorial Park.  

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Scam Alert - South Burlington Police

August 10, 2023

We've recently been made aware of unsolicited phone calls being made to community members asking for donations to the "Police Officers Support Association." The South Burlington Police Department is not affiliated with this group. 

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Williston Road Crosswalks Construction - Continues August 8th

August 08, 2023

Construction continues! Beginning Tuesday, August 8th work will begin to construct 2 new crosswalks on Williston Road.

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New Exhibition -  Public Art Gallery - "Let the Light In"

August 04, 2023

The South Burlington Public Art Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition of paintings, “Let The Light In,” curated by Xandra Ford, who is a student at Essex High School (Class of 2024) and was the South Burlington Public Art Gallery intern in the spring of 2023.

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SBA Disaster Assistance

August 03, 2023

In the wake of this summer's historic flooding, the SBA would like to inform the City of South Burlington’s residents about the Physical Damage loans that they have made available through September 12th, as well as the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) made available through April 15, 2024.

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July 31, 2023
Work to install new traffic signals and pedestrian infrastructure at the intersection of Dorset Street and Williston Road will result in temporary lane closures between 7/31/23 and 8/11/23.

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July 27, 2023
The South Burlington Water Department has isolated the following streets and customers for a water break repair.  Water may be off for approximately 4 hours.

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Paving Schedule - Next Week

July 19, 2023

Weather dependant, the following streets are scheduled for paving next week. 

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Tax Bills Have Been Mailed!

July 14, 2023

South Burlington Tax Bills were mailed on 7/15/2023 and should be arriving soon!  
City of South Burlington 1st Tax Installment due Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - Business Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 PM

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South Burlington Women In Business (SBWiB) Gather at The Public Library

July 14, 2023

South Burlington Women in Business kicked off with a City Expo to a full house the last Thursday in June.  

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Library Table At SB Nite Out!

July 11, 2023

SBPL staff will host a table at SB Nite Out on 7/27 and 8/24.

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CityPlan First Draft: Seeking Feedback!

July 10, 2023

The first complete draft of CityPlan 2024 – the City's overall guiding plan for the coming decade – is out. The Planning Commission wants your feedback! 

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July is Park and Recreation Month in Vermont

July 07, 2023

With the support of Rep. Krasnow and fellow SB Legislators LaLonde, Hyman, Minier and Nugent, H.C.R. 22 recognizes July 2023 as Park and Recreation Month in Vermont and designates July 21st as Park and Recreation Professionals Day.

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Phones Down

June 27, 2023

Our phones at City Hall, Public Library and Public Works will be down for maintenance purposes on 

Monday the 26th from 7-9pm
Tuesday the 27th from 3-10pm

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Summer Bike Patrol 2023!

June 23, 2023

Exciting news! Meet Lucas and Trevor, your 2023 City of South Burlington summer bike patrol.  

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City Plan 2024: Full Draft and Public Feedback

June 22, 2023

The Planning Commission will be publishing the full draft of City Plan 2024 by Friday, July 7th.  

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NOTICE - Change in Assessed Value of Real Estate

June 21, 2023

Change in assessed value of Real Estate
to Taxpayers as of June 6, 2023

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Summer Water Rescue Training 2023

June 20, 2023

Boat operations, self-rescue, and victim removal techniques are all practiced and refined during training. All new personnel must complete their swim test at this time as well. 

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Road Work Set to Begin

June 16, 2023

The following is scheduled for next week.  All projects are highly weather dependent, at this time the schedule for Milling is as follows:

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Water Quality Superintendent Receives GMWEA Award

June 12, 2023

South Burlington Water Quality Superintendent Bob Fischer receiving the Elizabeth Walker Meritorious Service Award at the GMWEA meeting.  

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Summer Reading Program!

June 12, 2023

What happens at the Library every June? The Summer Reading Program! This year's program runs June 17-August 10 with the theme All Together Now!


Summer Camp Season Quickly Approaches

June 08, 2023
Summer Camp season is quickly approaching, and while several have filled several camps, we have additional space in many of our fun offerings.

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Property Fraud Alert

June 05, 2023

In an effort to reduce the risk of property fraud, South Burlington residents can now register to be notified by email whenever a document is filed in the South Burlington Clerk’s office.

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Congratulations to our New Recruits!

June 05, 2023

We are proud to share that Officers Amstein, Blauvelt, and Moore graduated from the Vermont Police Academy last Friday. 

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Bear Coexistence PSA from Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

June 04, 2023

Human-Bear Conflicts:  A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear
Purposely feeding a bear is not just bad for the bear, it’s also illegal.

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South Burlington School District Art Exhibition

June 02, 2023

An Opening reception will be held on Monday, June 5th, 2023, from 5:00-6:30. Refreshments will be provided. Come meet the artists and celebrate their achievements!

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Water Shut Off Notice - Nowland Farm Road

June 02, 2023

Use of Hubbard Recreation and Natural Area
Work to install a new Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) on the drinking water line under Nowland Farm Road will begin on Monday June 12, 2023. 

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South Burlington Food Shelf  - Donations Needed!

June 01, 2023

The South Burlington Food Shelf Is in need of donations.  Want to help?


Memorial Day Ceremony with SBRP

June 01, 2023
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. 


Kites! Kites! Kites!

May 26, 2023
On Saturday May 21st we hosted our Kites in the Park event at Veterans Memorial Park. This event was sponsored and supported by Vermont Federal Credit Union who brought the Kite kits and popsicles for all to enjoy.

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Green Mountain Transit -  Service Alert

May 26, 2023

Temporary Service Reductions Ending Soon–Central Vermont
Green Mountain Transit to Resume Urban Fare Collection on January 2, 2024 

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City Construction - 2023!

May 24, 2023

The orange cones are out and the paving trucks are warmed up. That can only mean one thing: It’s construction season in Vermont!

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Library of Things (LoT)!

May 23, 2023

The Library of Things is a collection of items - such as games, consumer electronics, and tools - that you can check out with your library card!

Check out the "Top Ten Things" that were checked out this past year!


Walk In The Park

May 17, 2023
We invite you to register to join VT Master Naturalists Roberta Nubile and Heather Fitzgerald for a walk around Red Rocks Park from 10:00-12:00 on Saturday June 10th.


Gratitude for Green Up Day!

May 11, 2023
Thank you to everyone who made Green Up Day a success!


A Sunny Senior Spring Brunch

May 10, 2023
On a sunny, Saturday morning on the 29th of April, fifty seniors enjoyed a spring brunch. The brunch was held in the South Burlington Senior Center and catered by Sugarsnap.

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2023 Green Up - Thank you!

May 09, 2023

Thank you to everyone who made Green Up Day a success!  We couldn’t have asked for better weather and while we eagerly wait for the collection results to come in.  

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Proposed Amendments: Environmental Protection Standards

May 08, 2023

The City Council will be holding a second public hearing on a series of adjustments to the Environmental Protection Standards within the Land Development Regulations on May 15th at 7:30 pm.

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Fire Department Recruit Class has "Live Fire Training"

May 07, 2023

Recruit Class 23-2 Live Burn Day: The final portion of our newest recruit academy was held this week at the Vermont Fire Academy. The live burn day gives our newest members the chance to refine basic skills under a high heat and smoke environment.

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CityPlan2024: First Drafts Under Review

May 06, 2023

After a successful initial round of hearing directly from the community, we’re into the heart of the Plan: preparing first drafts of each chapter and gathering feedback. 

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Lindenwood Stormwater Project

May 06, 2023

The Lindenwood Stormwater Project is also wrapping up construction and is anticipated to be completed by the end of May. 

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Burlington Country Club Gravel Wetland

May 05, 2023

The Burlington Country Club Gravel Wetland will wrap up construction soon, with the landscaping schedule for completion by the end of May.  

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Charter Committee Outreach

May 05, 2023

Should South Burlington have a Mayor? Should South Burlington expand its City Council and/or School Board? Should South Burlington elect City Councilors and/or School Directors by District? Or should they run City-Wide/at-Large?

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Bartlett Bay Road Culvert Project

May 04, 2023

The City has been awarded a VTrans Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant of $300,000 to replace the culvert that conveys North Brook beneath Bartlett Bay Road.

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South Burlington Governance - Should South Burlington Have a Mayor?

May 03, 2023

Should South Burlington expand its City Council and/or School Board?
Should South Burlington elect City Councilors and/or School Directors by District? Or should they run City-Wide/at-Large?

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Arbor Day, Friday May 5th

May 02, 2023
Friday May 5th is Arbor Day in Vermont.  Arbor Day originated in the 1870’s when J. Sterling Morton proposed that a day be set aside to promote the planting of trees in the largely treeless prairies of Nebraska.


Springtime is A Great Time for Pickleball

May 01, 2023
The sport of pickleball has come a long way from its 1965 inception on Bainbridge Island, WA (near Seattle) to today, where there are over 11.000 places to play in the United States.

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Fire Employee Recognition

April 27, 2023

Photo Credit: Cathy Chamberlain Photography
On Thursday, April 27 the South Burlington Fire Department held an employee recognition night in the auditorium at City Hall.

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Commercial On-Site Solar Standards

April 26, 2023

The City is considering amending its Land Development Regulations to require that new buildings subject to the Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) include the installation of solar photovoltaic systems on site. 

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Protecting Our Right to Read

April 26, 2023

April 24th was Right to Read Day. In light of the doubling of book challenges and restrictions in the United States, it’s an important time for action. 

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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

April 25, 2023

Last week, April 9 -15th was National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a time to recognize and thank the unsung heroes of public safety.

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Proposed Amendments: Environmental Protection Standards

April 25, 2023

The City Council will be holding a second public hearing on a series of adjustments to the Environmental Protection Standards within the Land Development Regulations on May 15th at 7:30 pm. 


The Great Housing Hunt

April 25, 2023

Across the United States, small- to mid-sized housing that’s affordable for middle-income households is in short supply. 

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FrEe-LEARNING AT SBPL: Spotlight on Udemy!

April 24, 2023

What is Udemy?
With this online learning platform, you can explore thousands of continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. 

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What Is Affordable?  A Conversation About Housing

April 21, 2023

Join the City of South Burlington Affordable Housing Committee On Wednesday, May 3rd from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM for discussion inspired by the book Fixer Upper: How to Repair America's Broken Housing System, by Jenny Schuetz. 


Tennis Nets Are Up and Courts Are Ready for Play!

April 14, 2023
The warm temperatures have finally melted all the snow in the corners of our courts, and we are thrilled to announce that all nets are up, and courts are ready for play!  


Join Us for Green Up Day May 6th!

April 14, 2023
Consider joining for this annual Vermont tradition.  Clean up as an individual, a family, a neighborhood, or a business; its easy to get involved.  


Spring Weed Warrior Events

April 13, 2023
Come join our Weed Warrior program and learn about invasive plant identification and removal techniques. 

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City Roads in Springtime 

April 07, 2023

Weight Limits, Line Striping, Street Sweeping, and Potholes

Now that temperatures are rising and the ground is thawing DPW is shifting out of winter mode and getting ready for our normal spring / summer activities

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Spring/Summer Home Improvement Projects?

April 07, 2023

Has time at home got you thinking about a home improvement project?  A bathroom re-do? Making that home office more permanent?  Creating more indoor/outdoor spaces?  


Help Us Keep Our Parks Welcoming and Safe for All!

April 07, 2023
Within the last month I have received notice of several concerning interactions, specifically in our Natural Areas and Recreation Path, between off leash dogs, their guardians, and other patrons visiting the parks.

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Spring Clean Up: Burn Permits Required!

April 06, 2023

Spring is here and you want to clear brush and burn it? You need a burn permit to do so! 
Before you get started, do these things first:

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Meet and Greet with Marje Von Ohlsen

April 06, 2023

Join library staff for a meet and greet with Marje Von Ohlsen, former SB Children’s Librarian, on April 20th, 11:00 am in the Marabella KidSpace. 

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Potential Lighting Kennedy Drive

April 05, 2023

Join us on Wednesday April 12th at 5:45 PM in-person or virtually to learn more about potential lighting on the Kennedy Drive Shared Use Path and provide your input on the design alternatives presented by the project team!

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Activate your inner artist:  Project "Home" Art Project 

April 03, 2023

Transform what “Home” means to you into art:  An Art Project for all ages. 

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New Exhibition on View At South Burlington Public Art Gallery

March 29, 2023

The latest exhibition at the South Burlington Public Art Gallery brings together four artists who call the Green Mountain State home. Each is inspired by the natural beauty of the landscape but captures it through a different perspective, style, and medium.

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Long Time Library Volunteer Awarded the Green Mountain Award!

March 29, 2023

The Vermont Library Association has selected South Burlington resident, Eileen Forrester, to be this year’s volunteer of the year. Eileen was nominated by the Library Director, Jennifer Murray, to acknowledge her dedication to volunteering for 18.5 years and her enthusiasm and hard work in moving the library, not once, but twice!

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Register Your Dog or Cat  - Deadline April 3rd

March 28, 2023

A few more days left to register your dog or cat prior to fees greatly increasing.

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Free Tax Help - For Anyone!

March 28, 2023

Haven't done your taxes yet?  Don't wait any longer, the deadline is coming soon!

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Project Good Morning

March 28, 2023

What is Project Good Morning?

Project Good Morning is a program designed to assist Senior and disabled citizens with an independent lifestyle.  To receive services, you must live alone or if with another person, that person cannot be able to render you assistance in an emergency

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Fair Housing Month

March 27, 2023

April marks the anniversary of the 1968 passage of the Fair Housing Act, which was intended to put an end to inequities in our housing system, eliminate racial segregation, and guarantee that everyone has a right to obtain a home of their choice, free from discrimination. 

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SB Fire Develops Comprehensive Strategic Plan

March 27, 2023

Last week members of the South Burlington Fire Department spent three days developing a comprehensive strategic plan. 

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Stormwater News -  Lindenwood Drive

March 27, 2023

Following a winter shutdown, the Lindenwood Stormwater Project is scheduled to start up again the week of April 24th


Spring Flag Football

March 21, 2023

Calling all 4th-6th graders.  Come out and play on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons!  We are offering April and May sessions of this fantastic opportunity.


Spring Driver's Ed is Filling Up

March 20, 2023
This program will be taught by our longtime instructor Paul Dudley of Dudley’s Driving Academy and runs April 24th – June 2nd.

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Attention All Dog and Cat Owners

March 15, 2023

Do you own a dog or cat? Don't forget to register them with the City prior to April 1st to avoid late fees. 

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Water Quality Superintendent Elected NEWEA President

March 15, 2023

Robert (Bob) Fischer, South Burlington Water Quality Superintendent, was elected as the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) President during the NEWEA Annual Conference in Boston.  

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Groundbreaking for Catamount Run on Market Street

March 15, 2023

This month Snyder-Braverman, LLP broke ground on over 100 units of City Center housing that will open by 2024 – Catamount Run.