Penny for Paths-Close the Gaps
On August 14th, South Burlington residents will have an opportunity to vote for needed funds to fill the gaps in our 24-mile multi-use path, crosswalks, and intersections. On May 7th the City Council voted unanimously to place a “Penny for Paths – Close the Gaps” initiative on the August 14 ballot. South Burlington's multi-use path, a work in progress begun in 1990, is designed to connect neighborhoods, schools, parks and commercial areas to each other and to the paths of our neighboring communities. However the current path has significant gaps, the closing of which will improve safety and functionality by connecting us with where we want to go by foot, bike, roller blades or skateboard!
Vermont Aviation Expo
Municipal Clerks Week
What is one of the oldest positions in local government? The municipal clerk!
The first week in March is nationally recognized as Municipal Clerks week. In recognition of this, our clerks recommitted themselves to the vital work they do by taking the municipal clerk's oath (again).
THANK YOU FOR KEEPING YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE
During the two-year measurement period, SBEC hosted or participated in over 50 events, laying the foundation for ongoing progress. South Burlington residents took action and are now saving over $750,000 in energy costs per year as a result – and continued savings will lead to more than $5 million in their pockets over time.
Police Chief Trevor Whipple to Retire in 2019
SOUTH BURLINGTON LANDFILL SOLAR COMMISSIONED
What's happening in City Center?
In City Center Park construction is nearly complete. Underway: bridges and a gravel wetland to treat stormwater. Planting is ready to begin. Check back or sign up for e-updates for an invitation to the Grand Opening in July! This will be the first completed TIF District financed project.
Allard Square is scheduled to be completed this year with 39 units of affordable senior housing. Snyder-Braverman has submitted applications to start an additional building this year for Champlain Housing Trust.
Renovations are in full swing at the University Mall (Note: they are open for business while preparations are underway!) for the opening of Target and H&M stores in October. The Library has a new Children’s Librarian - stop by to say hi in their University Mall location across from the I-Hop!
SoBu Spaces 2020: ENGAGE! to develop a concept for a new Library + Senior Center + City Hall on Market Street is nearly complete. Option D is the preferred Concept and is being refined to work out details (such as cost) prior to presentation to the City Council.
We Work to Keep Your Water Clean
Formed in 2005, our stormwater utility maintains and improves the City's stormwater infrastructure. This includes management of water that runs off rooftops, paved and gravel roads, driveways, parking lots, and other hard services after a rain storm. This summer, there are several projects under construction to improve the current infrastructure, ultimately improving the water quality of the streams and Lake Champlain.
Your Team Keeping You Safe
The City's Public Safety team includes the police, fire & EMS, and public works departments. These men and women work around the clock to keep our community safe—whether that be clear plowed roads, emergency medical services, traffic control, or fire prevention.
Planned City Development
There are many projects throughout South Burlington in various stages or planning or construction. Each project passes through the Planning & Zoning office—including permits, development review, and planned growth. Regulations govern the development within the City, including land development regulations.
The most recent version is now available.
Our Parks and Natural Areas
Within the City, there are city parks, community parks, and natural areas. Along with these designated public spaces, recreation trails and paths run throughout the City.