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Burlington Telecom Advisory Board: Burlington Telecom Sale Criteria Public Educational Meeting 12/09/2015

The City of Burlington and the Burlington community have a significant investment in Burlington Telecom’s success and interests in ensuring affordable, effective, and responsive fiber optic services for its residents. To that end, the City is engaged in a public process with the residents of Burlington to determine criteria by which the City should be guided in a future transaction involving the ownership of Burlington Telecom.

A survey that allows respondents to rank the relative importance of different community goals in connection with Burlington Telecom is available on the City’s website at http://www.btcriteria.com/.

Minutes from prior public meetings soliciting input on sale criteria are available here: http://www.burlingtontelecom.net/burlington-telecom-advisory-board/.

This is the third of three public hearings on this issue. Watch the first and second hearings:

The first meeting can be found here:   Burlington Telecom Advisory Board: Burlington Telecom Sale Criteria Public Educational Meetings 11/18/2015

Second meeting can be seen here: Burlington Telecom Advisory Board: Burlington Telecom Sale Criteria Public Educational Meetings 11/20/2015

These public meetings and survey are intended to gather feedback from the Burlington community to inform the Burlington Telecom Advisory Board (BTAB). Comments will be considered as the BTAB creates a recommendation regarding these criteria to be presented to the City Council for review and approval. The current schedule, which is subject to change, is for the BTAB to hold a public meeting in early January to review the draft recommendation, which will then be presented (as revised based on public comments) to the City Council for approval at its January 25, 2016 meeting.

Re-Imagining Essex's Planning Governance Part III 12/09/2015

Thoughtful Growth in Action (TGIA) hosts this community-wide workshop to confirm Essex residents’ desire to move toward a shared vision, educate about current planning governance, and engage in a conversation about how people would like to see planning governance improved.  This 3rd Working Group meeting has the goals of determining preferred governance structure scenario(s), determining a prioritized set of ideas on how to improve community engagement, and evaluation of Working Group process.

TGIA is a continuation of Heart & Soul of Essex, a two-year project that engaged residents to identify shared values and a vision for the future of the community. Thoughtful Growth emerged from Heart & Soul as one of the community’s top six values, and TGIA is based on the Heart & Soul belief that the community wants to move toward a shared Essex vision that simultaneously honors and builds on the unique characteristics of the Village and the Town outside the Village.

More information at: www.essextgia.com

Burlington Ward 1 and Ward 8 NPA Meeting 12/09/2015

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 1 & 8 meet the second Wednesday of the month.

Meeting place: McClure Lobby Conference Room, FAHC/UVM Medical Center

Burlington Ward 6 NPA Meeting 12/03/2015

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. Ward 6 meets the first Thursday of the month.

Meeting place: Greek Orthodox Church 600 South Willard Street

Champlain Parkway Community Update 11/30/2015

Sough End neighbors, businesses, and advocates learn and comment on current Parkway designs and how the project has changed.  Questions responded to by the City and VTrans.
Organized and hosted by: AARP, Local Motion, SEABA, BBA

Burlington Telecom Advisory Board: Burlington Telecom Sale Criteria Public Educational Meetings 11/20/2015

The purpose of this meeting is to accept public input and solicit comments for establishing the criteria for the sale of Burlington Telecom.  Following these meetings, the BTAB will prepare a report and ask for public feedback to be sent to the City Council in February, 2016.  The advisory board (meetings are normally the 2nd Wednesday of the month) is made up of: David Provost, Joan Shannon, Karen Paul, and Clem Nilan, Theresa Alberghini DiPalma, Tim Halvorson.

This is the second of three meetings to hear from the public on proposed criteria for the sale of Burlington Telecom. The first meeting can be found here:   Burlington Telecom Advisory Board: Burlington Telecom Sale Criteria Public Educational Meetings 11/18/2015

CUSI: Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations Annual Meeting 11/18/2015

Vickie Rathgeb, Executive Director of the Chittenden Special Investigative Unit (CUSI), and Sergeant Mike Warren, Director of CUSI and others speak to the importance of this organization, with a presentation of a case review by team members.

The Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations (CUSI) is a multi-agency task force dedicated to providing criminal investigations in response to reports of sexual assaults and serious child abuse. The professionals within the unit are specially trained to deal with the unique and sensitive nature of sex crimes. Advocacy for the victim is paramount while we strive for successful prosecutions. CUSI will continue to foster cooperative efforts with the municipalities in which it serves while continuing to strengthen its role as a premier law enforcement entity. For More Info Visit: http://www.cusi-vermont.org/

Burlington Ward 4 and Ward 7 NPA Meeting 11/18/2015

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.

More on Redistricting: http://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CityCouncil/Ward-Redistricting/

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission 11/18/2015

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

Burlington Telecom Advisory Board: Burlington Telecom Sale Criteria Public Educational Meetings 11/18/2015

The purpose of this meeting is to accept public input and solicit comments for establishing the criteria for the sale of Burlington Telecom. Following these meetings, the BTAB will prepare a report and ask for public feedback to be sent to the City Council in February, 2016. The advisory board (meetings are normally the 2nd Wednesday of the month) is made up of: David Provost, Joan Shannon, Karen Paul, and Clem Nilan, Theresa Alberghini DiPalma, Tim Halvorson.

This is the first of three meetings to hear from the public on proposed criteria for the sale of Burlington Telecom. Second meeting can be seen here: Burlington Telecom Advisory Board: Burlington Telecom Sale Criteria Public Educational Meetings 11/20/2015

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