South Burlington City News - October 28, 2021

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October 28, 2021   -    Local Government News Direct to You 

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Happy Halloween!

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Public Hearing:  TIF District

Monday, Nov 15   |  7pm   |  Hybrid
City Hall, 180 Market Street

The purpose of the hearing is to obtain public comments regarding a request to the Vermont Economic Progress Council for a substantial change to the Tax Increment Financing District (TIF District) Plan and Financing Plan for the City Center TIF District in South Burlington, VT. 

Learn more.

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Airport Announces Flight Tracking & Noise Monitoring

The Burlington International Airport announced the installation of a flight tracking and noise monitoring system, paid for by grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Through the use of permanent noise monitors located in affected areas, the Airport will be able to measure noise levels associated with aircraft
operations and provide information to individuals and communities affected by Airport operations through an online portal.

Learn more at

Land Development Regulations Information

The City's Planning Commission is considering a series of changes to the City's Land Development Regulations. They are grouped into four main categories:

  • Subdivisions, Master Plans, and Planned Unit Developments
  • Environmental Protection Standards
  • Zoning District Changes
  • Stand Along Amendments

Learn more.

A special meeting of the Planning Commission is scheduled for Tuesday, November 2 with the following agenda item:

  • Review of feedback, possible changes to draft, and possible action to approve and submit the draft Amendments to Land Development REgulation and Planning Commission Report (as amended) to City Council.

See the weekly warning for more info, including location, and time.

NEW Public Art Gallery Show: Hometown Watercolorists


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The South Burlington Public Art Gallery will open its next show with an exhibition by Vermont watercolor painters called Hometown Watercolorists. The show features work by five Signature members of the Vermont Watercolor Society, three of whom are South Burlington residents, Martin Lalonde, Lynn Cummings and Lauren Wooden. The group is completed with Joey Bibeau of Essex and Alice Eckles of Middlebury.

The gallery is available to the public whenever the Public Library, City Hall, or Senior Center are open, Monday- Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. “Hometown Watercolorists” will run through January 7, 2022.  The public is invited to the opening Thursday November 4, 5:30.

Water Interruption—
Spear Street   |    Nov 2

Hydrant flushing

The South Burlington Water Department will be shutting water off to parts of Spear Street on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at approximately 8:00 AM to replace a damaged fire hydrant. This water may be off until approximately 4:00PM.

If you are a homeowner or business owner, you should shut your inside water valve off at the meter, or the water valve on your hot water tank. If you are a tenant you are asked to contact your landlord or property management company with this information. You or your landlord/property manager are advised to shut off your inside valve at the water meter, or shut off the incoming water valve at your hot water tank.

If the water appears discolored when service is restored, please allow your cold water faucet to run until it clears.

Questions? Call the Water Department at 864-4361.

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

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School Board Meeting

November 3   |  7 pm

The agenda can be found at

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.


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

Monday, November 1  |  6:30 pm  | Hybrid
Auditorium, City Hall, 180 Market Street
Virtual Option: see info below

  • Consider approving resolution to amend Public Art Committee Purpose

  • Approve a Tourism and Economic Recovery Marketing grant application
  • Interview applicants for Development Review Board

Access agendas and minutes.

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

Phone (audio only):   (646) 749-3122
Access code:   635-846-669

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 October 18 meeting here.


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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! 

SoBoo Spooktacular Events


Community Glow Walk
Friday, Oct 29  |  6-8pm

Learn more

Sponsored by SeaComm Federal Credit Union

Kevin L. Dorn Senior Center

Location:   First floor,  180 Market Street

October activities!  
View and download the pdf.


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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. 


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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:

Director of Public Works

We are seeking an experienced and engaging leader who can work effectively across the organization, with City Council, and the public.  The department includes three divisions: Water Quality, Stormwater, and Highway.  Learn more.

Finance Specialist 

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.  Learn More

CLICK HERE for our most current openings.


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