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September 29, 2021   -    Local Government News Direct to You 

City offices will be closed on Monday, October 11 in observance of Indigenous People's Day.

COVID-19 Message

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, as the health and safety of our employees and the public is our top priority. We are continuing to employ measures to help limit exposure and spread. Currently, we are encouraging visitors to wear masks in our Public Library & City Hall. See more details about facilities and accessing services.

Official Map Changes Proposed

Official Map

The City Council will be holding a public hearing on Monday October 4th to consider two changes to the City’s Official Map. The first would replace a planned roadway connection between Swift Street Extension and Hinesburg Road with planned recreation paths. The second would eliminate a planned roadway connection between IDX Drive and Deerfield Ave.

Read more.

Hubbard Recreation & Natural Area Public Forum

Hubbard Park Sign

There was a public forum on September 23 to discuss project elements associated with the Hubbard Recreation & Natural Area.  The project team reviewed a proposed concept that included the following elements: shared us path connection, viewing area, stormwater treatment, on-site parking, trail formalization, and pedestrian connectivity. 

If you missed the forum and want to learn more about the project and see the related concepts, you can find a recording of the forum and conceptual renderings online.  The public comment period is open through October 8.

Read more. 

New Quarry Hill Apartments

Quarry Hill - elevations

Planning and Zoning recently issued a zoning permit for construction to begin on a 52-unit multi-family building at 440 Quarry Hill Road.  This is the second phase of development for the project which has three phases. 

This next building will be a 4-storey building with a mix of underground and surface parking.  It will also have 8 inclusionary units which furthers the City’s goal of providing housing for people of all incomes, lifestyles and stages of life.

Week one of Firefighter Recruit Academy

fire recruits - hoses and hydraulics

The week kicked off with recruits learning the application of fire service hydraulics and hose line deployment. We currently have three new firefighters who are in training. All three come with prior experience from other communities.

Preparing for Winter: Reducing Salt Use

Smart Salting video - screen capture

There are numerous reasons why it makes sense for communities to reduce use of road salt. This video shares the experience of our DPW and Stormwater teams, as we have been able to reduce salt use and save money through salt tracking and equipment calibration.

Watch the video.

Hydrant flushing


The City of South Burlington Water Department will be performing its annual hydrant flushing program through October 15. Water Department crews will be flushing fire hydrants between 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Customers may experience intermittent cloudy or discolored water while we are flushing in your area or nearby adjacent areas.  If discolored water is experienced, we recommend running your cold water taps until the water runs clear.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please call the South Burlington Water Department at 864-4361.

Weed Warriors End the Season on October 30

Weed Warriors

The Weed Warriors will be gearing up for one last formal event on October 30.

The location and time of day is TBD, but participants will have the opportunity to learn about invasive plant removal in the fall and winter. Stay tuned for more information.

Queen City Park Road & Austin Drive: Bike & Pedestrian Connections Study


The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, the City of South Burlington, and the City of Burlington are partnering with Toole Design Group to study ways to improve bicycle and pedestrian connections along Queen City Park Road and Austin Drive, from the Hannaford Plaza on Route 7 (Shelburne Rd) in South Burlington to the Burlington Bike Path at Oakledge Park.

Learn more.

Charger in electric vehicle


Twelve new electric vehicle charging stations are available at180 Market Street.  These stations (Chargepoint - Level 2) are open and available to the public 24-7. 

For the first year (until August 2022) users may charge vehicles free of charge, with only a dwell fee (squatting on a charging space while not charging).  Two spaces are priority parking (near the building entrance). 

The installation of the chargers was funded in large part by a grant from the State of Vermont – available through the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust. In all, this 12-spot charging location provides a place for people to “fill up” their vehicles with easy access to goods and services in City Center while at the “station."

P4P PROJECT: Allen Road Shared Use Path

Allen Road Construction - p4p

Construction of the Allen Road Shared Use Path connection is almost complete.  This project is closing an 800-foot long gap in the City’s shared use path network. 

It is creating a 10-foot wide path along Allen Road, beginning at the end of existing infrastructure just east of Baycrest Drive and ending across Spear Street where new shared use path infrastructure begins.  In addition to the path, new pedestrian signals will be installed, as well as bike boxes on Spear Street. 

This project is being funded by Penny for Paths.

If COVID-19 has caused you economic hardship, assistance is available. 

The 2021 Vermont COVID-19 Arrearage Assistance Program (VCAAP II) provides financial support to customers who may face disconnection of service because of past-due balances for their electric, landline telephone, Vermont Gas (natural gas), water or sewer/wastewater charges.  Learn more.

School District Events & News

SB School District logo

School Board Meeting

October 6   |  7 pm

The agenda can be found at

Connecting with the School Board

Join School Board Chair Bridget Burkhardt for drop-in Zoom chats Mondays at noon! Link on the District website.

Join the School Board!

The South Burlington School Board is seeking a candidate to fill a five-month vacancy. Interested citizens, who are legal voters of South Burlington, should submit 1) The Board Vacancy Application 2021 and 2) a resume to Delina Gilroy at no later than: 

Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm 

Candidate interviews may be scheduled during the October 6th board meeting.


The SBSD will be offering pop-up vaccine clinics for those ages 12 and above at the high school from 9:00 am-5:00 pm on the following date:

  • Thursday, October 7


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

Monday, October 4  |  6:30 pm  | Hybrid
Auditorium, City Hall, 180 Market Street
Virtual Option: see info below

  • PUBLIC HEARING: Official City Map

  • Annual Update from Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC)

Access agendas and minutes.

Want to attend the meeting virtually? You can join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Phone (audio only):   (872) 240-3212
Access code:   244-275-725

Here are some etiquette guidelines:
  • Keep your camera and microphone off.
  • During invitations for the public to speak, you should turn your camera on to be recognized.
  • If you are having audio issues using your computer's audio, we find it works best to watch the meeting on your device AND dial in to the phone number directly. 

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 September 20 meeting here.

Volunteer Needed
for Development Review Board

volunteer - hands

The City of South Burlington seeks a volunteer to fill an opening on the Development Review Board, effective November 1, 2021.  The term expires June 30, 2023, with the potential for renewal of the 4-year term thereafter.  

Learn more.

South Burlington Public Art Gallery

One Degree of Separation

Main Floor, City Hall
Hours: M-Th 8 AM – 7 PM, Fri 8 AM-5 PM
            Sat 10 AM-2 PM

Current Exhibit:   "One Degree of Separation"

A collection of photographic portraits by South Burlington artist Todd R. Lockwood, runs through October 14.  

The Gallery is operated by the City’s Public Art Selection Committee.

Community Hike at Red Rocks Park

Community Hike

October 23
10 AM – 12 PM

Join Ethan Tapper, the Chittenden County Forester, for a walk through Red Rocks Park. Capacity is limited and you must register.

Learn more.


Soccer Season in Full Swing


Our soccer season is in full swing.  We’ve met for two weeks with this past Saturday being our first official weekend of games.  There are over 225 participants across 16 teams and 2 clinics.  We have 5 coed teams of KinderPros, 8 coed teams of 1st and 2nd graders and 3 teams of boys in 3rd and 4th grade.  There are also parent child clinics for both 3 year and 4 year old players.  Needless to say, Veterans Memorial Park is quite busy on Saturday mornings.  Read more.

Kid with basketball

Ready to Bounce into Basketball Season?

Registration is now open for all youth basketball!   You can access the registration portal at

Deadline is fast approaching; don’t miss out! 

lauren drasler

A New Adventure

It is with sad hearts that we let you know that Lauren Drasler, our newest Recreation Specialist, has taken a literacy specialist position with the Essex/Westford school district. 

We will miss her greatly, but support her desire to teach!

SoBoo Spooktacular Events


Family Night Hike   
Tuesday, Oct 19  |  6 pm

Community Pumpkin Carving
Friday, Oct 22  |  6-8pm

Community Glow Walk
Saturday, Oct 30  |  6-8pm

Learn more about these events.

Sponsored by SeaComm Federal Credit Union



Thursdays  |   Oct 7 to Nov 18  |   9:30-10:30 am

Resident $78   | Non-resident  $93

Senior Center Activity Room, 180 Market Street

Registration required.

Kevin L. Dorn Senior Center

Location:   First floor,  180 Market Street

Senior Center Calendar - Oct 2021

Check out the activities for October!

View and download the pdf.

Volunteer - blue with hands

Looking for Volunteers

Do you like to help others? Are you looking for something to do in your free time? Do you have a hobby or activity you would like to teach others?

We are looking for volunteers for a variety of activities. Contact Rebecca Isham (923-5545) for more information. 


Library - reading nook

The Public Library is open:

Monday - Thursday         10 am - 7 pm
Friday                              10 am - 5 pm
Saturday                          10 am - 2 pm

Check out the many events happening.

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 great people to join our team. Here are a few of the positions:

Finance & Payroll Specialist - Full Time

The Finance/Payroll Specialist is responsible for maintaining financial and accounting records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and procedures, state statutes & legislative requirements, supporting municipal operations, and the general ledger. Position maintains the integrity of record keeping related to the City Center TIF District, including the electronic postings from connected accounting functions (modules) along with the processing of related grant reimbursement submissions, updating & maintaining the City’s Capital Improvement Plan and processing of City-wide ADP payroll. Works in support of entire city financial operations and other related work as required.    Learn More

Community Justice Director - Part Time  32 Hours 

This position is responsible for all overseeing all programs and operations of the South Burlington Community Justice Center (CJC), which is a department of the South Burlington Police Department. This includes supervision, financial management, grant management and new program development as well as promoting the use of restorative principles.   Learn More

CLICK HERE for our most current openings.


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