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October 13, 2020 •  Local Government News Direct to You  

Dorset Street Foliage
Community Drive and Kimball Ave

Intersection Improvement

Construction crews are at work widening the corners and approach lanes to the intersection of Community Drive and Kimball Avenue.  The current four-way stop at the intersection will also be replaced by traffic signals that are expected to be installed by the end of the year.
Real Estate Appraisal

UPDATE: City-wide Reappraisal

The City is working toward concluding a reappraisal of residential and commercial properties. All commercial properties in the City have been visited and most of the residential properties. Residents who have yet to have their property reviewed can expect the visitations to begin again in mid-October.  

Read more.


Baker Presents CCRPC Annual Report

Charlie Baker, the Executive Director of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC)  appeared before the South Burlington City Council to present the Commission’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020. 

Read more and view the report.

Watch the City Council Meeting on YouTube

Want to see what happened during the latest City Council meeting? Can't attend the live session online?

We've got you covered. You can watch the recorded meeting on YouTube. The October 5 meeting can be found here.

City Council slide - 10.5.20


Temporary Permitting for Businesses

This spring, the Planning & Zoning Department put in place a series of temporary permitting measures to allow businesses to adapt to changing circumstances brought by the evolving pandemic. The temporary measures have now been extended through the end of the year.

Read more.

Total Home Construction

Building Homes Together Progress Report

The Building Homes Together Campaign, formed in 2016 to encourage production of housing in Chittenden County, released its annual progress report that showed continued overall success in new housing being created, but a persistent lack of affordable homes.

Read more.

BTV Master Plan Logo

Burlington International Airport Master Plan Update

Wednesday, Oct 14 |   5-7 pm

The Burlington International Airport is updating its Master Plan, addressing the development needs for a 20-year time period. See their website for info on the virtual meeting.

Read more.

BTV Runway Overview

DRAFT Airport Noise Compatibility Implementation Plan

This past week, the Burlington International Airport’s Sound Committee, which includes representatives from affected communities including South Burlington, met and got a first look at a draft Implementation Plan.

Read more.

File cabinets

Access Planning & Zoning Documents Online

The City has undertaken a significant project to digitize our records over the past 2 years. We are pleased to be able to offer permitting, development review, and permit research online. 

Read more.

Public Library and City Hall - Oct 2020

Progress on Public Library & City Hall

Work is moving quickly at the new South Burlington Public Library and City Hall. From the outside, the exterior is changing daily with siding and windows being installed. Inside, the space is starting to take shape. City Council, City Hall employees, Library employees, and state legislators have recently toured.

Read more.

Greg Short - new officer

Last week, Police Chief Shawn Burke welcomed Officer Greg Short to the team. He comes to us with nearly a decade of experience and expressed his eagerness to serve the City and its residents.


Check Your Smoke Alarm

Check the date


For a complete list of meetings & events, please visit the calendar at

Monday, October 19   |  6:30 pm | Virtual

  • PRESENTATION: Energy investments and improvements
  • Review and Discuss:  Burlington International Airport Noise Compatibility Program Implementation Plan
    • Draft FY20 Financials
      July FY21 Financials
  • Review and possibly approve Budget FY22 Schedule

Full agenda and meeting minutes

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
Phone (audio only):  (872)240-3412
Access Code: 890-784-261


Tuesday, October 13  |  7 pm  | Virtual

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

Phone (audio only):  (571) 317-3122
Access Code:   568-695-653


Thursday, October 15 |  6 pm  | Virtual

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

Phone (audio only):  (872) 240-3412
Access Code:   767-458-701

Tuesday, October 20  | 7 pm  | Virtual

Full agenda & packet

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

Phone (audio only):  (571) 317-3122;
Access Code: 372-105-237

Wednesday, October 14  | 5:30 pm  | Virtual

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

Phone (audio only):  (312) 757-3121
Access Code:  479-950-141

JOINT MEETING: Rec & Parks, Natural Resources & Dog Park Committees

Tuesday, October 27  | 5:30 pm   | Virtual

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

Phone (audio only): (786) 535-3211
Access Code: 289-319-549

Starts October 28 (4 sessions)

Registration Required. 

Askable Adult


Halloween Spooktacular will look different this year. This year's series of events will include:

  • Night Hike at Wheeler Nature Park
  • Pumpkin Carving, City Hall lawn
  • Glow Walk at Market Street pond
  • Community Decorating Contest

Join the fun and learn more.

Jack OLanterns

South Burlington Public Library

Story Time - Kelly - Library

Kids can now watch library story time with Kelly on YouTube! Kelly's new sing-a-long video will be available on October 19. Check here for more information.

Library Hours

The South Burlington Library current hours. To see a list of programs, visit the website.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

In the Parks: Scavenger Hunt Fun

Leaves are cascading autumn colors, the air is crisp and clean and critters and creatures are scurrying around to prep for the change of season; what better time to get out into the parks and explore? 

Take part in a Nature Alphabet Scavenger Hunt.  

Read more.

FREE Senior Meal Drive Thru Program

Wed Oct 28         “Trunk or Treat”

Wed Nov 18       “Turkey Take Out”

Wed Dec 2          “Honk for the Holidays”

Sign up for just one or sign up for all three. 

City Staff will be on site to festively wave and greet you as you drive down through Veterans Memorial Park and pick up your meal in the turnaround; there will be signage indicating where to go. 

All staff will be fully masked and precautions will be taken to promote safety.  No need to get out of your car, simply pull up, pop the trunk and we can place the bags for you.  Read more.

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