South Burlington City News - January 12, 2022

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South Burlington City News

January 12 , 2022   -    Local Government News Direct to You 

City Hall, Public Library and city offices are closed on Monday, January 17
in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Budget 1

Proposed FY23 Budgets

The discussion continues on the proposed FY23 Budgets at City Council. Learn more at the following meetings:

Jan 18   City Council discussion and possible approval of budgets for ballot
Jan 24   Steering Committee meeting

Access budgets and materials.

Parking ban

I89 Corridor Study

Public Meeting:  I-89 2050 Study

 January 26 | 6:00 PM  |  Virtual

Hear an update on the Strategic Model and Transportation Demand Measures that have been developed for the I-89 corridor through Chittenden County. The meeting will be led by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission and held virtually. 

Click this Zoom link to join. 


Sign, Sign, everywhere a Sign…

So go the lyrics of an old song from the 1970’s, but did you know that in South Burlington you need a permit to erect a sign?  It’s true and there are two types of permits, one for signs that will be up year-round and another for temporary banners and A-frames. 

The year-round signs require a Permanent Sign Permit and the fee is $55 per sign.  A Temporary Sign Permit is required for banners and A-Frames and the fee is $5 per permit. There are also rules about size and types of signs. 

If you have questions, you can speak with the Zoning Administrator in the Planning & Zoning Department, their email is or by phone at (802) 846-4106.

Senior man with cell phone

How Old is your Phone?

Knowing the answer may save your life.

With the advent of newer, faster, more capable, and safer phone technology, all phone providers have announced that the 20 year old 3G platform is being retired this year. SO… if you or a family member phone predate Samsung 4S or I-phone 6, your phone won’t be able to call 911.

This retirement effects home security systems, vehicle tracking devices, some older medical devices and call pendants. (think Life Alert and other companies). The phone companies are reaching out to its 3G customers to tell them of the systems retirement date and offer new phones and devices discounts to upgrade that old favorite flip phone or blackberry.

Please take a few moments to check to be sure yours and your loved ones phones won’t be affected by this change over. If you get confused, call your service provider or give it to an older child or an older grandchild and they can help you out.

Land Development

Public Hearing: Draft LDRs 

February 7, 2022  |  7:30 pm
City Hall  |  Hybrid meeting

The discussion continues; the City Council will be holding a public hearing to consider a series of changes to the City’s Land Development Regulations. 

Read more.

Virtual Information

Man caulking window

Home Weatherization Program

Wednesday, January 26
5:30-7 PM | City Hall Room 301
180 Market Street

Join the South Burlington Energy Committee and Dwight DeCoster, Director of the Weatherization Program at CVOEO (Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity), for a presentation and discussion on CVOEO's low and moderate income home weatherization program.

Learn about the program's impacts, how to access the program, who is eligible, and the process that applicants can expect. We will also discuss the future of the program, and answer any questions you may have.  

Note:  Masks are required for in person attendance.

Virtual Option:

Phone In Option:
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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 several open 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.

Career Firefighter

Performs fire suppression, emergency medical services operations, hazardous materials mitigation, special operations / technical rescue and fire prevention. Performs maintenance on vehicles, equipment and the fire station. Has knowledge of the National Incident Management System.  Learn More

Public Service Specialists -- Welcome Center

Looking to fill 2 positions -- one will also support the City Clerk's Office and one will support Taxes and Assessment. The Public Services Specialist is the first point of contact for visitors to City Hall at 180 Market Street. The specialist will greet and assist visitors and aid them in requests. Learn more.

CLICK HERE for our most current openings. We have several!

School District
Events & News

SB School District logo

School Board Meetings

Jan 19   |  7 pm
Regular Meeting

Jan 20  |  5:30 pm
FY23 channel 17 Budget Presentation

Jan 24  |  6:30 pm
Steering Committee meeting

Agendas and Participation Info on the District website under Announcements



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

Tuesday, January 18  |  6:30 pm  | Hybrid
Auditorium, City Hall, 180 Market Street
Virtual Option: see info below

  • Consider extension of mask mandate
  • Discussion and approval of FY23 budget
  • Approve Pre-Town / Annual Meeting  Warning
  • Presentation and review financials
  • Discuss a draft charter committee charge
  • Discussion of FY22 Policy Priorities & Strategies - Report #1

Access agendas and minutes.

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

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 January 10, 2022 meeting here.


Kevin L. Dorn Senior Center

Location:   First floor,  180 Market Street

January Senior Center Activities

January Activities Guide

All planned January activities in the Senior Center are listed on its calendar via the link below.

January Activities Guide

Please note that some programs need to be pre-registered for and have fees.

If you have any questions about the programs, please contact Rebecca at 923-5545 or email at

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

With the health and safety of our youngest patrons in mind, we will be “pausing” our in-person Toddler and Baby storytimes AND “Music and Movement with Miss Emma” through January 22.   

Starting January 4, new virtual storytimes for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers will be available on our YouTube channel:  SBPL VT Storytime.  We hope to see Miss Emma again in February.  We plan to resume in-person Storytimes on January 25.

Updated information regarding in-person programs will be available on our website at: and on Facebook.

The Library is also asking people to be socially distant at in-person events, and has moved all three book groups to being online in January.

Food Shelf Collection Bin

Look for the big red bin in the library lobby and donate food to the SB Food Shelf all year round.

Four Winds Book

Most Popular Titles of 2021

As we approach 2022, let's take a peek at the most popular titles checked out by South Burlington patrons in 2021. If you missed any of these titles, click on the link below the image to place a hold on the item.

Top Fiction for Adults

  1. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah   
  2. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig 
  3. Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell 
  4. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid                      
  5. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab 
  6. The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
  7. Fortune and Glory: Tantalizing Twenty Seven by Janet Evanovich     
  8. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
  9. The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
  10. The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

Have you read any of these? Tell us your favorite by tagging us on Facebook at South Burlington Public Library or on Instagram at @sblibrary. Happy reading in 2022!

To see additional lists for non-fiction, DVDs, young adult and children, go to the News section of our web site.

Winter Concert Series - Library


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