Burlington Ward 4 and Ward 7 NPA Meeting 10/28/2015

Neighborhood Planning Assemblies (NPAs) are grassroots, neighborhood organizations that were established in each of Burlington's seven Wards to empower citizen participation in City government. Working as neighborhood advocacy groups, Neighborhood Planning Assemblies facilitate communication between the citizens of Burlington and city government through regular meetings scheduled in each Ward. Wards 4 & 7 meet the third Tuesday of the month. Meeting place: Robert E. Miller Community Center 130 Gosse Court.

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Chittenden Solid Waste District 10/28/2015

Chittenden Solid Waste District's mission is to provide efficient, economical, and environmentally sound management of solid waste generated by residents and businesses within its member towns and cities of Chittenden County.

Visiting Nurses Association's Madison-Deane Initiative: Changing the Landscape of End-of-Life Care in Vermont 10/27/2015

VNA’s Madison-Deane Initiative presents - Changing the Landscape of End-of-Life Care in Vermont: Strengthening the Patient-Physician Relationship with Dr. Lauge Sokol-Hessner. Conversations on end of life are getting increasing attention locally and nationally. In Vermont, we are embarking on change now to ensure our goals for end-of-life care are honored. Dr. Sokol-Hessner has been successful in leading systemic change at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to support an improved experience for patients and physicians at the end of life. Based on his successful work at BIDMC, he will share with us a template for change that better supports individuals’ goals for care. MDI hopes to empower community members and health care providers to engage in conversations about wishes and goals for end of life.

The Vermont Hospice Study findings will also be discussed during this event as a springboard for discussion and change.

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Waste Warriors 10/26/2015

Chittenden Solid Waste District is a municipality created by the State of Vermont to manage the solid waste generated within Chittenden County. Their primary focus is to use economically and environmentally sound methods to reduce and manage this stream.  Robin Orr, Event Outreach Specialist with CSWD, talks about the new Waste Warrior program, explaining the program and how you can get involved. CSWD is looking for friendly, enthusiastic, volunteer Waste Warriors to help bring our waste reduction mission to life at Chittenden County events.

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Burlington CEDO Show: CEDO Americorps We All Belong Program 10/26/2015

Marcella Gange, CEDO Program Director of the "We All Belong" Americorps Program, along with Chris Brzovic, Americorps Member with Burlington Housing Authority, Anna Stevens, Americorps Member with CVOEO and VCJR, and Jeetan Khadka, Former Americorp Member and curently woking with Spectrum Youth and Family Services, share information and insights into the program. Burlington CEDO Office's monthly show.

Burlington Telecom Advisory Board: Burlington Telecom Advisory Board Meeting 10/22/2015

Learn more with the BTAB about the conditions of the current contracts with Citibank and Bluewater Group and the limitations these contracts place on the upcoming sale.  The advisory board (meetings are normally the 2nd Wednesday of the month) is made up of: David Provost, Joan Shannon, Karen Paul, Clem Nilan, Theresa Alberghini DiPalma, and Tim Halvorson.

Public Service Board Hearing on Comcast Renewal of Certificate of Public Good 10/21/2015

Vermont and Burlington hear from the public about Comcast's renewal of their certificate of public good (CPG) in order to do business in VT until 2027. Comments will continue to be collected until November 1, 2015 via Email to:, Subject line: PSB Docket #8301, and/or  Mail comments to: Susan Hudson, Clerk of the Board, Vermont Public Service Board, 112 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620

Secretary of State Jim Condos's "Transparency Tour " 10/21/2015

Secretary of State Jim Condos discusses open meeting and public records laws with Vermonters, part of his 12 location 'Transparency Tour'. The Transparency Tour gives municipal & state officials, local government boards and the general public the opportunity to learn more about laws relating to transparency in all levels of government.

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission 10/21/2015

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Organization (CCRPC) promotes cooperation among the 19 municipalities of the Chittenden County region.

South Burlington Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing 10/20/2015

The Planning Commission hosts this formal public hearing after holding 3 public input sessins on the 2016 Comprehensive Plan Draft. The hearing will starts with a brief overview of the Plan and is then opened to the community for feedback!

The Planning Commission typically meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month in the City Hall Conference Room, 575 Dorset Street, South Burlington. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm. If you wish to receive an e-mail of each Planning Commission agenda, please email the department at and include "Email List: Planning Commission Agendas" in the subject line.

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