Chittenden Solid Waste District - 06/28/2017

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. 

Burlington Telecom Advisory Board Meeting - 06/28/2017

Learn more with the Burlington Telecom Advisory Board 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. The board is made up of: David Provost, Joan Shannon, Karen Paul, Clem Nilan, Theresa Alberghini DiPalma, Tim Halvorson, and Jane Knodell.

Burlington Ward 4 and Ward 7 NPA Meeting - 06/28/2017

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 fourth Wednesday of the month.

Meeting place: Robert E. Miller Community Center 130 Gosse Court.

CEDO Lead Program - 06/28/2017

CEDO Lead Program Outreach Specialist Lauren Pyatt speaks Todd Rawlings – CEDO Housing Program Manager, Jeff Tanguay – Burlington Lead Program Senior Program Specialist, and Lauren Pyatt – Burlington Lead Program Outreach Specialist.

Essex Junction Trustees - 06/27/2017

The Essex Junction Trustees is the governing, legislative body for the Municipality of the Village of Essex Junction. The five member board is elected at large within the Village. The board includes the position of Village President. The position of president and vice president are decided (appointed) through a vote of the board itself.  This was a function of a charter update at the 2010 annual meeting. The three year terms of the Trustees are staggered to provide continuity. The Trustees usually meet twice per month on Tuesday evenings in the meeting room at the Village municipal office building at Five Corners. The public is invited to attend all meetings, and may address the board or ask questions during a special “public to be heard” section at the beginning of each meeting.

Williston Development Review Board - 06/27/2017

The Williston DRB consists of a seven member Board appointed by the Selectboard for staggered three year terms. This Board is responsible for reviewing and approving all proposed development projects. This includes conditional use, variance, site plan, and subdivision approvals. The Board also reviews Certificates of Appropriateness as recommended by the Historical Preservation Committee.

Burlington Police Commission - 06/27/2017

The Burlington Police Commissioners meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Burlington Police Department Community Room, 1 North Avenue. There is a Public Forum at the beginning of each meeting where members of the public may address the Commission.

Meetings are noticed via the Burlington Police Department website, the City of Burlington website, and via local media. If a meeting is cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled, information will be on the BPD website, the City website, and via local media. When possible, a sign will also be posted on the Administrative entrance door to BPD. 

The latest approved Police Commission Meeting Minutes and Upcoming Meeting Agendas are posted on their website at: https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/police

Burlington City Update - 06/26/2017

The Burlington City Council meets on Mondays, three times each month at 7pm. Their meetings air live on Channel 317 (Burlington Telecom) and on Channel 17 at the air times listed below.

Burlington City Council - 06/26/2017

The Burlington City Council meets on Mondays, often three times each month at 7pm. Their meetings air live on Channel 317 (Burlington Telecom) and repeat on Channel 17 at the air times listed below.

Big Ideas and Changes - 06/23/2017

This month we learn about a campaign for a State Banking system here in Vermont from Vermont State Senator Anthony Pollina, Vermont State Representative Brian Cina, and Gwendolyn Hallsmith from Vermonters for a New Economy. We also speak with Ali Dieng, a candidate for the Burlington City Council in a special election on June 27th. We highlight exactly why we endorsed Ali in his campaign for City Council, and give him a chance to introduce himself. 

Host: Grant Taylor
Guests: Senator Anthony Pollina, Representative Brian Cina, Gwendolyn Hallsmith, and Ali Dieng
Producer: Grant Taylor

Rights and Democracy shares perspectives leading to a vision for a state in which every Vermonter earns a livable wage and has access to affordable health care, and where a progressive and equitable tax system supports an economy that protects the environment and human rights. We believe Vermont can lead our country in a new direction towards happy, healthy, and just communities for everyone.

For more info visit: http://www.radvt.org/

Upcoming Events - 06/22/2017

Ron Wanamaker is joined by Liisa Reimann Rivera over the phone to discuss upcoming Preservation Burlington events and tours.

More information on Preservation Burlington

Liisa Reimann Rivera - Originally from England, Liisa has lived in Burlington since 2006. She earned her Master's in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont and is a principal with Blue Brick Preservation. Liisa lives in a 1954 ranch house, whose historic wooden windows she thinks are of a genius design seldom seen since, in Burlington's New North End. Liisa's passions include historic industrial buildings, firehouses and little-known builder-architects of the vernacular landscape.

Ron Wanamaker - Ron has been a member of the Board since 2007 and has served as Vice President and President. A passionate preservationist, he continues to serve on the Education Committee for Preservation Burlington and is also a member of Burlington’s Design Advisory Board. A contractor since 1988, he has lived and worked in Burlington since 1998 and managed Wanamaker Restoration as well as Champlain Valley Millworks.

Keep BT Local - Membership Meeting - 06/22/2017

Our day has arrived! Your patience and persistence has allowed the board to meet our original intent and place a bid on Burlington Telecom! Our offer addresses all of the criteria established by the BTAB and approved by the City Council. It is one of 8 bids received by the City. Nonetheless, we believe that it will be a seen as a compelling one.

* Please, mark your calendar! There will be a membership information meeting on June 22 at 7PM (location to be announced).

The City's next step is to narrow the field to between three and five finalists and to present their bids to the council sometime in July. Our bid places our community in the position of being in the driver’s seat to ensure we have long-term community equity in this enterprise. But all supporters are now needed to inform our representatives and our neighbors.

Come with your questions, and come prepared to volunteer to help us spread the word about our bid.

Please look at the Volunteer page on our website:

http://KeepBTLocal.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=38dbb39a22129ebc19e34ad99&id=311c3bc160&e=ff9761df6f

We’ll be looking for people to post lawn signs, host informational house parties, post to their Front Porch Forum, and attend BTAB and City Council meetings.

While you're there, check all of the options that work for you, and please don't hesitate to suggest others by contacting us via the Contact page:

http://KeepBTLocal.us6.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=38dbb39a22129ebc19e34ad99&id=d4c460feec&e=ff9761df6f

Vermont State House Special Event - Wind Sound Levels - 06/22/2017

Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules - Public Service Board - Sound Levels from Wind Generation Facilities - June 22, 2017

Green Mountain Care Board - June 22, 2017 - 06/22/2017

Regular Meeting of the Green Mountain Care Board.

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission - 06/21/2017

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

Burlington Telecom Advisory Board Meeting - 06/21/2017

Learn more with the Burlington Telecom Advisory Board 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. The board is made up of: David Provost, Joan Shannon, Karen Paul, Clem Nilan, Theresa Alberghini DiPalma, Tim Halvorson, and Jane Knodell.

Burlington Public Works Commission - 06/21/2017

The Burlington Public Works Commission represents the citizens of Burlington in determining and demanding appropriate departmental performance.

For more information contact Chapin Spencer at (802) 863-9094.

Normal meeting date is the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Vermont Brewers Festival - 06/21/2017

Mariah Riggs, Director of the Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, interviews Amy Cronin, Marketing Director of the Vermont Brewers Festival.

For more info visit: http://www.vtbrewfest.com/

Williston Selectboard - 06/20/2017

The Williston Selectboard is a five member elected board. There are three positions elected for a three year term and two positions elected for a two year term on a staggered basis. The board is responsible for setting the general policy direction, passing ordinances, setting the tax rate, reviewing the budget, supervising the Town Manager, and a host of other related tasks.

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Burlington Ward 7 City Council - Special Election

The candidates on the ballot are, Ellie Blais (I), Ali Dieng (D/P), Vincent Dober Sr. (R), Christopher "Chris" Trombly (I). A live televisied forum was held here at Channel 17 and can be watched here: Town Meeting Day Election Forums: Burlington City Council Forum - Ward 7 - Special Election 05/30/2017 https://www.cctv.org/watch-tv/programs/burlington-city-council-forum-ward-7-special-election

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