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July 2, 2021   -    Local Government News Direct to You 

180 Market Street May 10, 2021

Grand Opening Celebration:
South Burlington Public Library, City Hall + Senior Center

Friday, July 23, 2021    |     4:30 - 7 pm

Ribbon cutting. Community photo. Tour the new building.
Meet staff. Food trucks. Family activities.

Mark your calendar and join us!  


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We are excited to share that the move of several City offices and resources is underway! The Public Library has vacated the University Mall location and staff is working to unpack and prepare for opening day.  City Hall offices are in the midst of moving and will continue to be in this stance through much of July. 

We are continuing to provide most services in a hybrid style. There will be some times when services will be unavailable (except City Clerk's office, which is accessible every weekday). Learn more about how you can access departments and when they will be closed

We will officially be open for business in the new building on Monday, July 26 at 8 am! (See above to join us for the Grand Opening event on Friday, July 23!)

Kevin Dorn - City Manager - headshot

Retired City Manager:  Final Message

On Wednesday, June 30, Kevin Dorn retired as the City Manager after 8 years of service to South Burlington.  Read his final message.

Tom Hubbard

Retired Deputy City Manager: Final Message

On Wednesday, June 30, Tom Hubbard retired as the Deputy City Manager after 42 years of service to South Burlington. 

View his parting words that he shared at the June 21 City Council meeting.

Kevin Dorn and Council - Resolution

Council Names Senior Center to Honor Kevin Dorn

In a resolution adopted and delivered on June 21, the City Council honored outgoing City Manager Kevin Dorn by naming the new Senior Center at 180 Market Street in his honor. This space is an important part of the new government building that will also house the public library and city hall.

Watch the video.

Read the resolution.

Kimball Ave Bridge - 3

Kimball Ave Bridge Project Set to Begin in August

The City of South Burlington has hired CCS Constructors, LLC of Morrisville, VT, to install a new culvert under Kimball Avenue at our Williston border. The work includes the removal of the currently in place temporary bridge on loan from the State of Vermont.  The road will close on August 2 and is planned to reopen before Thanksgiving.

Auclair Trees

950 Shrubs and Trees Planted

This spring, 950 trees and shrubs were planted along Muddy Brook and one of its tributaries on Bread & Butter Farm in South Burlington. Volunteers from Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, SunCommon, and ECO AmeriCorps worked with the Vermont Land Trust, Friends of the Winooski River, and US Fish & Wildlife Services' Partners for Fish & Wildlife program to carry out the plantings. The restored areas will help slow floodwaters, reduce erosion, improve wildlife habitat, and protect water quality in Lake Champlain.  Read more.

Swift and Spear intersection

Design Concepts for Swift & Spear Street

The Swift & Spear Feasibility Study sponsored by the City of South Burlington, CCRPC, and their design consultants has been exploring options to improve walking, bicycling, and driving through the Swift Street / Spear Street intersection. 

 Read more.

Jennifer Kochman

Council Recognizes the Late Jennifer Kochman

At their meeting on June 21, the Council unanimously passed a resolution honoring the life and service to the community of resident Jennifer Kochman, who recently passed away unexpectedly.  “We have lost one of our very best, a tireless advocate working to improve the quality of life of our residents with a deep love and devotion to this community” states one of the clauses in the resolution and perhaps best reflects the great sense of loss for not only those who knew Jennifer but for the community as well.  Read more.

Climate - leaf

Council Hears Update on a Climate Action Plan

The City Council received an update on work related to developing a South Burlington Climate Action Plan from Paul Conner, Director of Planning and Zoning and Chief Sustainability Officer for the City. 

Read more.

Spring/Summer Home Improvement Projects?

Have you experienced housing discrimination in VT?

Many people experience illegal housing discrimination, exclusion, and harassment but only a small percentage of these instances are reported. The Vermont Fair Housing Project and Human Rights Commission are collecting data on the prevalence of housing discrimination in Vermont. The results will be used to design better strategies to ensure fair and equitable housing choice for everyone. 

Please share your experiences through this short, confidential survey. It is available in English, Nepali, Arabic, Spanish and French online and you can download a printable English version at The survey deadline is July 12, 2021.

Survey link:

School District Events & News

SB School District logo

School Board Meeting

July 7   |  Noon

Agenda can be found at

Join School Board Members for "Pop-in" Chats via Zoom!

School board members will continue offering pop-in chats this summer. Please check the District website announcements for upcoming dates and times. The board would love to hear from you!


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

Tuesday, July 6  |  6:30 pm  | Hybrid
This meeting will be held virtually and in person at 19 Gregory Drive. City Council and staff will be virtual. You are encouraged to attend virtually.

  • Discussion and consideration of the Planning Commission’s guidance for the land use intentions in the Southeast Quadrant – Paul Conner, Director of Planning & Zoning 
  • Public Hearing on the proposed Ordinance Regulating the Use of the Public and Private Sanitary Sewerage and Stormwater Systems and the Stormwater Upgrade Feasibility Analysis. Following the public hearing, possible approval of Ordinance and Analysis as presented.  – David Wheeler, Stormwater Superintendent.  (Warned for 7:30 PM) 

  • Council consideration and possible action on a Resolution to Establish a Committee on Common Areas For Dogs – Councilor Meaghan Emery 

  • Council consideration and possible action on a Resolution related to the City’s Fair and Impartial Policing Policy (FIPP) – Councilor Meaghan Emery 

  • Discuss and provide direction to staff on the Trinity Education Center’s proposal to start the INFINITE Center - a daily youth drop-in center and after-school program – Councilor Meaghan Emery (8:16 – 8:30 PM)

Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone: 

Phone (audio only):  +1 (872) 240-3311
Access code:     641-586-101 

Watch the Last City Council Meeting Recording

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 June 21 meeting here.

City Clerk's Office:
How to Access Services

Need to access the Clerk's office for a title search, vital records, or marriage license? 

Visit the City Clerk's page and see how to do so!



SoBu Night Out Summer Series

SoBu Night Out is Back!

The first event was last night! In its 5th year, friends, family, and neighbors spend evenings in the park - listening to live music, enjoying different cuisines. Held on Thursday evenings, in July & August, you will find some of the best food trucks and local bands.  Read more.

lauren drasler

Welcome Lauren!

We are thrilled to welcome Lauren Drasler to our Recreation and Parks team as a Recreation Specialist.  Lauren began her first day by kicking off an outdoor baseball camp at Veterans Memorial Park in a downpour so is certainly “getting her feet wet”.  This summer will provide a multitude of community engagement opportunities to meet Lauren, so stop by a SoBu Nite Out to say hello.   She is a great addition to our team.  Want to learn more about her?


Sorry we are closed

Public Library Now Closed Until July

The Library is now closed for the move. We will reopen at our new location, 180 Market Street, on July 19 at 10:00 a.m.  Read more.

Podcasts love

Have You Tried Podcasts?

The Library is Closed…Have you Considered Podcasts?  If you haven’t heard of podcasts, or haven’t tried any before, this could be the perfect time. Learn more.

The City of South Burlington is Hiring!

Looking for a Full and or Part time job?  The City of South Burlington is looking to hire part-time, full-time and summer positions.  We are looking for great people to work here in the City. Our team is focused on keeping South Burlington one of the best places to live, work, and visit.

CLICK HERE for our most current openings.


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