South Burlington City News - June 30 , 2022

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South Burlington City News

June 30, 2022   -    Local Government News Direct to You 

Happy 4th of July!

4th of July

The South Burlington Library, City Hall and Senior Center will be closed Saturday July 2 - Monday July 4th.  Wishing you and your family a safe Holiday weekend.  

Community Survey

Survey we want your input

How Should We Spend ARPA Funds?

The City has received about $5.6 million in federal economic relief funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 The federal government gave us these dollars to:

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Early Ballots Are Now Available!

Ballot 2

Early voting has begun! You can vote early by visiting the Clerk’s office Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:30 or by requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. 

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Pardon our Appearance!

Solar Panel Work Building

City Hall and the Library are open for business! 

After moving into 180 Market Street in July 2021, we are learning about our great new community facility.  After some strong wind events over the last year, the solar panels on our roof experienced strain which led to weakening of the attachment system. 

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Designing Workshop

The East West Crossing - Walk Bike Bridge Design is Underway!  

The East West Crossing - Walk Bike Bridge design is underway!  Over 45 participants joined a bevy of bridge, path, landscaping, and environmental engineers, architects and planners to provide their ideas, thoughts and priorities on June 16 for this TIF District project that will bridge I-89 at Exit 14.

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Dennis Ward Retires

Youth Services Sergeant Dennis Ward Retires

After 24 years of service, Youth Services Sergeant Dennis Ward retires from the Police Department. He will be greatly missed. SGT. Ward, thank you for your service and enjoy your retirement!

Recycle Your Batteries

Old Batteries

CSWD Environmental Depot

The Environmental Depot accepts residential (household) and business hazardous waste for Chittenden County. Location: 1011 Airport Parkway, South Burlington, VT 05403

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Construction/Road Work Updates

Under Construction

Projects underway, completed or getting ready to begin

  • Line striping complete on Dorset St and Kennedy Drive
  • Paving Woodcrest Dr, Deane St, set to begin July 8th -To be completed s
  • Peterson Terrace, Barber Terrace, and Lynn Ave set to begin July 11th - To be completed same day
  • Szymanski Park - Tennis/Pickle Ball Court Paving and Striping began 6/29/2022 
  • Dog Park -  Fence installation at Wheeler Park - set to begin July 11th and take 3 weeks.

Mikahely Performs - Free Concert!


Join the SB Library for a free concert sponsored by Mascoma BankThursday June 30th - 6:00PM 180 Market Street  - Auditorium

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Climate Action

Climate Action Plan Update!

Keep your eyes peeled in at City events in July, including SoBu Nights out, for our hard-working Climate Action Plan Task Force and Energy Committee members! 

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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?


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.

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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. 

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

School District
Events & News

SB School District logo

School Board Meetings

June 30, 2022 | 2:00 pm
Special Meeting


Agenda and participation info on the District website under Announcements


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Access agendas and minutes.

Monday, July 11, 2022  |  6:30 pm  | In Person only
Senior Center, City Hall, 180 Market Street
Virtual Option: see info below

  • Set the FY23 Tax Rate
  • Council Resolution on the FY23 Water and Sewer Rates
  • Hold the FY23 Policy Priorities and Strategies Council and Leadership Team Retreat


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 20, 2022 meeting here.


SoBuPlay Spring 2022

SoBu Play

The Spring Issue is now LIVE!

Check it out!

Culinary Camp

Common Roots Camp

Summer Farm to Go - 6 Culinary Experiences for students in grade 5 going into 6th grade, through grade 8
Do you want to learn more about how to cook?
Do you want to go home with a full balanced meal for your family?

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Good Morning Yoga

Wednesdays | June 15-August 31 | 7:30 am | Veterans Mem. Park

Morning Yoga

Start your day off right with Good Morning Yoga in the beautiful surroundings of Veterans Memorial Park. 

Come one, come all and the journey inward to align the body, mind and soul. Instructor Rose Bedard will guide you through an hour of Vinyasa yoga that will be centered around mindfulness, breath and celebrating all that our bodies can do. Come as you are in wearing whatever you feel most comfortable moving in. Layers are suggested. Meet at the Bandshell. 

The fee for all 12 meetings is $156 or you may choose dates a la carte for $13 each. This is a pre-registration recommended program, but will accept drop-in registrations.

Click here to register


SoBu Nite Out Thursday Night Summer Series Starts - July

SoBu Night Out Summer Series

Thursdays in July & August | 5-8 pm | Veterans Memorial Park

Who's ready for another summer of great food and great music? WE ARE!

Cancel your plans on Thursday nights starting July 7th until August 25th and join us at Veterans Memorial Park to indulge in some of the best food trucks in Vermont. We also have some amazing bands playing this year, see the schedule below. Bring the kids, friends, neighbors, and even the dog (on leash please).

  • July 7 - Grippo Funk Band
  • July 14 - The Hitmen
  • July 21 - A House on Fire
  • July 28 - Barbie-N-Bones
  • August 4 - Quadra + Fireworks display
  • August 11 - B-Town
  • August 18 - Devon McGarry Band
  • August 25 - Sticks & Stones

Work Starting at Szymanski Courts

Szymanski Park

Site prep for the court renovations at Szymanski park will begin on Wednesday June 29th with the paving to begin on July 5th.  We are excited for these long awaited projects to be completed to allow for safe and predictable play for basketball, tennis and pickleball.

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Wheeler Dog Park Construction Underway

Wheeler Dog Park

Fencing for the new dog park at Wheeler will be delivered on July 11. Ahead of the delivery, DPW crews have been busy preparing the site and Recreation and Parks staff have been busy getting the sign package and other amenities ready for fabrication. 

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Camping Out Under the Stars a Shining Success

Camp Out

Saturday June 25th at Veterans Memorial Park was filled with smiles, smores, and tents! We had our annual Great American Camp Out and enjoyed our time being spent with families, in a relaxing camp like atmosphere. We cooked s’mores over a fire and enjoyed playing corn hole, lacrosse, frisbee, and limbo! 

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Kevin L. Dorn Senior Center

Location:   First floor,  180 Market Street 

Tai Chi

Mondays & Wednesdays (June July and August) 10-11 am - Wheeler Homestead

Ages 18-99

Learn More Here


July Senior Guide

July Senior Center Activities Guide

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

July 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 a meal.

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





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

Recording Studio Ready for Use - 2nd Floor Library

Recording Studio Girl Using Recorder

While strolling the South Burlington Public Library's spacious second floor, you may have noticed a small dark room amidst the adult fiction and audio collections. With a name like Hall Communications Radio and NBC5's the Studio painted over the door. The new recording studio at the library has garnered much anticipation and excitement in the months preceding its opening.

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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.