South Burlington City News - April 29, 2022

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April 29, 2022   -    Local Government News Direct to You 

Mary Street Sidewalk Options Meeting

Mary Street Sidewalk Map

Mary Street is an important link between Williston Road and Market Street for people on foot. The northern half, though, does not have a sidewalk. The City, in partnership with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, has looked at several options for how and where to install a sidewalk in this area. Join us to review these options and provide feedback!

Thursday, May 5, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Allard Square Community Room
146 Market Street


By Phone: (929) 205 6099, Meeting ID: 871 9885 392

New Voting District

New Voting Districts

The city and state have completed their realignment of voting districts based on the 2020 census.  The good news is that due to the growth in the city’s population, we have gained a 5th representative district which we will share with Williston.  Due to the growth, the voting districts boundaries have changed but although everyone’s district number changed, the majority of our voters will continue to vote at the same polling location.  The new 5th district will be voting at City Hall.  Please visit Welcome to South Burlington, Vermont ( to view the street listing of districts as well as maps of the 5 district boundaries.

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Seeking Volunteers for City Committees

Application Deadline:   May 26, 2022 

Looking to make a difference in your community?   Do you have some time, a skill, or knowledge you would like to share to work toward solving complex issues and recommending policies that help shape the kind of Community you want to live in? 

The following committees have openings:

Affordable Housing Committee
3 – 3 Year seats - Expire 2025

Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee
3 – 3 Year seats - Expire 2025
1 – 1 Year remaining - Expire 2023

City Charter
2 - 3 Year seats – Expire 2025

Common Area for Dogs
2 – 3 Year seats – Expire 2025

Development and Review Board (DRB)
1 – 3 Year seat – Expire 2025
1 – 4 Year Seat – Expire 2026

Economic Development Committee (EDC)
4 - 3 Year Seats – Expire 2025

Energy Committee
4 – 3 Year Seats – Expire 2025
1 – 2 Year Remaining – Expire 2024
1 – 1 Year Remaining – Expire 2023

Housing Trust Fund Committee
1 - 3 Year Seat – Expire 2025

Library Board of Trustees
4 – 3 Year Seats – Expire 2025
1 – 2 Year Remaining – Expire 2024  
1 – 1 Year Remaining – Expire 2023

Natural Resources & Conservation Committee
3 – 3 Year seats - Expire 2025
1 – 1 Year remaining - Expire 2023

Pension Advisory Committee (PAC)
1 - 1 Year seat – Expire 2023

Planning Commission
1 - 3 Year seat – Expire 2025

Public Art
1 - 3 Year seat – Expire 2025

Recreation & Parks Committee
3 – 3 Year Seats – Expire 2025


To Apply and learn More

Video reel

City Meetings Video Archive

City Council, Development Review Board, and Planning Commission

Did you know that the videos of these group meetings are available online?

Railroad Safety

Railroad Safety Issues
Operation Lifesaver of Vermont, Inc.  

The Vermont Agency of Transportation  - Railroad Safety 

Greetings. In my capacity as State Coordinator for Operation Lifesaver of Vermont, Inc.(OLVT), a rail safety education organization assisted by VTrans, I am writing to seek your advice and support in reaching all members of your communities with respect to rail safety and the new Ethan Allen Express service. Although this message is primarily directed to town clerks whose communities are along the new corridor, I am sharing this with all of you for your information as many of you have existing freight and/or passenger rail service either with the Ethan Allen Express or the Vermonter.

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Fire Call

Last week, a lightpole was struck by a large truck in the parking lot between City Hall, Allard Square, and Marcotte School. The Fire Department and Department of Public Works were on scene to assess and clean up the scene.


Phishing & Spoofing 

Tactics to access your personal information and data are on the rise.  Check out this information from the FBI about phishing and spoofing; and what to do to protect yourself.

Learn more.


Vermont Homeowner Assistance Program

Vermont's Homeowner Assistance Program Offering Grants

Now accepting applications
Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) is now accepting applications from Vermont homeowners who are behind on their housing expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funded through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act, the Vermont Homeowner Assistance Program provides grants for eligible Vermont homeowners for missed payments on their mortgage, utilities, property taxes, and homeowner's or condominium association fees. The program is restricted to expenses related to a homeowner's primary home (other eligibility criteria apply). 

To learn more and apply, visit

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program - LIHWAP

The Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) launched the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) to help eligible households pay their water and wastewater bills. The program runs from November 2021 through September 2023, with the potential to be extended. LIHWAP is a national program established by Congress under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 to help families experiencing financial hardship.

Eligible households are those with gross household income below 60% of the state median income based on household size. Priority will be given to households whose water/wastewater has been disconnected or is at risk of being disconnected.

Customers can download/print the application at

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:

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

School District
Events & News

SB School District logo

School Board Meetings

May 4, 2022|  6:00 pm
Regular Meeting

Agenda and participation info on the District website under Announcements

Superintendent Search Committee

Application Deadline April 29,2022

The South Burlington School Board invites you to apply to serve on a Superintendent Search Committee. The Board wishes to appoint a Committee that represents the diverse interests and perspectives of our community. Committee members will serve over a period of up to 6 months and will primarily be responsible for making hiring recommendations to the Board, as well as several support and interview activities. Interested? Please complete this application by April 29th, 2022!



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Monday, May 2,2022  |  6:30 pm  | Hybrid
Auditorium, City Hall, 180 Market Street
Virtual Option: see info below

  • Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Land Development Regulations (LDR-22-01, LDR-22-02, LDR-22-03, LDR 22-04)
  • Affordable Housing Committee and Housing Trust Fund to present their recommendations on using ARPA funding to incentivize the development of affordable housing
  • Discussion on Veterans Park at Dorset Street
  • Approve the "Bylaws for Committees Established by the South Burlington City Council"
  • End of Quarter 3 Financial Report
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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 April 18, 2022 meeting here.

Green Up Day

Green UP Day is May 7


Always the first Saturday in May, this year Saturday, May 7 marks 52 years of proudly continuing Vermont’s unique Green Up Day tradition. Looking to participate or volunteer?  Read MORE


SoBuPlay Spring 2022

SoBu Play

The Spring Issue is now LIVE! Check it out!



SBRP Track Opportunities

Track & Field

Coaches Jane and Silas are back this season!  Come join them and other SBHS student-athletes to train in both track and field events. We look to schedule a mini-meet or two (Home-Away) with other area programs learn more and Register here.

Tykes Track

Coach Lindsay Mott is instructing our Tykes/Kinderpro Track program again this summer.  Come join her at the SBHS track on Wednesday evenings and have fun!.  Learn More and register!



Thursday Night 2022

Thursday Night Take-Out - TNT

Starting May 12th we will have food trucks back at Veterans Memorial Park, every Thursday evening from 5-8 pm. This event is a build-up to our food truck and music series, SoBu Nite Out, that starts in July. Follow our social media accounts to see what food trucks will be in the park each Thursday night.

Click here to see all dates

chalk walk

Chalk-the-Walk - May 14th

Let's celebrate spring. Come join us for our 2nd annual Chalk-the-Walk event and make the park just a little bit brighter. 

More info

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Kevin L. Dorn Senior Center

Location:   First floor,  180 Market Street 

May Senior Activities Guide

April  Senior Center Activities Guide

All planned April activities in the Senior Center are listed on its calendar via the link below.
May Activities Guide
Please note that some programs are required to be pre-registered for and have fees.
Reminder - Wednesday and Friday lunches must be pre-registered for in advance. Sign up by the Friday before for a Wednesday lunch or the Monday before for a Friday lunch.
If you have any questions about the programs, please contact Rebecca at 923-5545 or email at

May Activities Guide


Bee-utiful You

Learn the benefits of Beeswax and create your own unique to you beeswax cream.

Registration required

Yoga for You (Drop-in) 
Thursdays | 9:30-10:30 am | $13

Whether you are an experienced yogi or rolling out your mat for the first time, “Yoga for You” will provide a journey inward to connect with our minds, bodies, and souls.

An all level vinyasa based class, woven with mindfulness and restoration. 




Join us for our popular Jazzercise LO class. Muscles, not momentum, drive this class that is a low impact dance-based and strength training class designed with you in mind.

Click here to learn more


The Public Library is open:

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


Copyright Jules Herrera

Mural Project - Young Adult Loft

Have you checked out the Library Lately?  Work is underway  on a Mural in the Young Adult Loft, directly over the new YA books.  Jules Herrera, a student in the Big Picture program at SBHS leads a group of students who have planned and are implementing a mural project

Listen Up

The Listen Up Movie

Have you even wondered what is going on in the minds of teenagers? In this recorded musical, Vermont teens will tell you! Listen Up is an original musical inspired, created, and performed by Vermont teens that went live during the summer of 2021.

Learn more.



Rent the Auditorium!

Planning a concert, dance recital, debate or play? The South Burlington Public Library Auditorium is now available for public use! Learn more.