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South Burlington City News

July 19, 2022   -    Local Government News Direct to You 

2022-2023 Property Tax Bills Have Been Mailed!


South Burlington Tax Bills were mailed on 7/15/2022 and should have arrived or will be arriving soon! 

Tax bills were mailed to the property record owner as of April 1, 2022 (Per VT Law).   Please forward the bill to the new owner or email or if a copy of a tax bill is needed.

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Draft Climate Action Plan Ready for Feedback!

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The very first draft of the City’s Climate Action Plan is out, and we’re looking for feedback!

How you can share your best ideas:

  • Fill out our quick survey about your top priorities!
  • Come see us at SoBu Night out!
  • Come to our Public Input Forum, Wednesday August 3rd, 7:00 pm at City Hall
  • Check out the full Climate Action Plan and send us your thoughts!

Captain Sacha LaScala Retires

Sacha LasCala

On the morning of July 5th, 2022 at 0800 hours, Captain Sacha LaScala completed his last tour of duty after 35 years of service to the South Burlington Fire Department and the City of South Burlington. Thank you for your service and enjoy your retirement!

Welcoming Our New Officers.  


Join us in welcoming Officer Cody Wilson, Officer Alex Lasker and Officer Michael Harvey to your South Burlington Police Department. On July 15th, these three graduated from the #113th Basic Training Class of the Vermont Police Academy and have continued their journey of service to the community. Next step... field training. Welcome.

Interested in becoming part of the team? We're hiring. Learn more @

Hinesburg Pump Station Mural

Hinesburg Pump Station

Katie O’Brien-Barritt Strikes Again!

Sunflowers abound on a new mural painted by volunteers with leadership (and a lot of brushwork) from Katie O’Brien Barritt.  Located on a City wastewater pump station, this three sided mural may be viewed from Hinesburg Road at Deane Street just north of Kennedy Drive. 

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Construction/Road Work Updates

Under Construction

Projects underway, completed or getting ready to begin

  • Paving on Woodcrest Dr, Deane St, has been completed 
  • Paving on Peterson Terrace, Barber Terrace, and Lynn Ave has been completed
  • Szymanski Park - Striping and paved July 5th - Needs 30 days to cure.  Lines begin on August 5th
  • Dog Park Fence installation at Wheeler Park - set to begin July 25th and will take 3 weeks.


Lane Closure at 764 Shelburne Road, 7/28/22 - Traffic Announcement From VTrans 

Lane Closure

There will be a lane closure at 764 Shelburne Road on Thursday, 7/28, while VT Gas works to retire an existing gas line.

The right-hand turning lane will be closed after 9:00 AM, and work will be finished by 3:00 PM.  Please plan accordingly.

Maritime Museum Banners on Display at the Library

Maritime Display

2020 marked an important election anniversary for the United States of America: it marked 100 years since many women won the right to vote. That’s 25 presidential elections that most women have been able to vote in since the passage of the 19th Amendment, as well as many important federal and local elections.

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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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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.

Learn more.

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

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School Board Meetings

July 20, 2022 | 6:00 pm
Special Meeting

Agenda and participation info on the District website under Announcements


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Access agendas and minutes.

Monday, August 1, 2022  |  6:30 pm  | Hybrid
Auditorium, City Hall, 180 Market Street
Virtual Option: see info below

  • CSWD presentation on the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) bond vote that will be on the November ballot
  • Approve the FY23 Policy Priorities and Strategies

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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 July 18, 2022 meeting here.

East-West Crossing (Walk Bike Bridge) – Save the Dates!

East West Crossing

The East-West Crossing design team for the pedestrian bicycle bridge over I-89 wants you to save the date for upcoming workshops! 

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In the Garden Now Showing In The Public Gallery

Gregg  Blasdel

For the remainder of July and August, you can catch the “In the Garden” a multi-artist show in the Gallery at 180 Market Street – the public art gallery in the South Burlington Public Library and City Hall.  Featuring five Vermont artists, the works revel in the summer garden and nature in a wide variety of mediums.  Gregg Blasdel uses botanical objects in his aquatint etching prints.

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SoBuPlay Spring 2022

SoBu Play

The Spring Issue is now LIVE!

Check it out!

SBRP Track and Field Team Jumping To The Finish Line With Smiles!


Our summer youth Track and Field program wraps up next week; culminating with the State Track Meet at St Johnsbury. 

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Let's Go!

Skills and Agility

The skills and agility participants enjoy some time with their trainer Jarell.  South Burlington Recreation looks forward to hosting another session of this program this fall.  Our next brochure will be available August 15; stay tuned for more details on this and many other exciting classes!

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).  Walking or Biking to this event is encouraged.

  • 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

Kevin L. Dorn Senior Center

Location:   First floor,  180 Market Street 

Senior Summer BBQ

Senior BBQ

July 29 | 11 am - 2 pm | Veterans Memorial Park Pavilion

Join Us for Some Summertime Fun. Come to the South Burlington Senior Summer BBQ!

Menu: BBQ Chicken, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Green Salad, Dessert and Drinks Served

South Burlington Residents Only 

Seats are limited so register today and join us for some outdoor fun.

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 802-923-5545 or email at


Dance To Fitness Mondays & Thursdays | Aug. 1-Sept. 15 | 5:30 pm | SB Senior Center

Dance to Fitness

A fun, easy dance class in which we'll do many American styles of dance with a segment of back & core strengthening and "HIIT" cardio folded in. More info here:

Register here


The Public Library is open:   

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

Library Celebrating "1" Year Birthday!

1 Year

Join us at the Library on Saturday, July 23rd from 10-2:00PM to celebrate our first birthday in our beautiful new building!

We’ll have cupcakes, music by A Pair of Paul’s Playing Piano, and other goodies. Also, walk down memory lane and look at photos from our 50 years of being your community library. Hope to see you then!

Library Crew Breaking Ground

New Mural in the Library!

Library Mural

Have you visited the library lately?  We have a new energetic, colorful mural that was completed in collaboration with the library, Big Picture Students and community artist, Mckenzie Brandon.  The new mural is located on the 2nd floor in the Loft for teens.  Come visit us to check it out!


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.