Vermont Assistant Clerk of the Year (2016): Laura Kimball

Laura Kimball, Assistant Clerk of the Year 2016

Visit the South Burlington City Clerk’s office and you might forget that you are in a city of nearly 20,000. The small town atmosphere when you step into the office makes transacting business resemble a visit with friends. Citizens are often greeted by name and conversation about children, spouses and various topics typically ensue. Deputy Clerk Laura Kimball is part of the reason. She began her work in the City Clerk’s office in 1980, when transactions were recorded by hand. Today, technology drives most of the record-keeping. While the mode of operations of…

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Social Service Funding Requests Due for FY18 Budget

Social Services Funding Deadline

We are preparing the budget for FY18 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) and have updated our process for social service funding requests. If you would like to submit a request for funds, please download City Council Policy Regarding Social Service Organizations Requesting Money. Submissions are due by Friday, October 14, 2016. The City Council reviews submissions and will inform the City Manager of the amounts allocated to receiving organizations in December, to be included in the FY18 Draft Budget. Upon final approval by the voters of the proposed FY18 Budget…

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Lampricide Addition to the LaPlatte River

sea lamprey attached to fish

The sea lamprey is a fish that parasitizes other fish, scarring or killing the host. A substantial amount of information gathered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that the sea lamprey is depressing coldwater and some warm water fisheries in Lake Champlain. The negative impacts of sea lamprey parasitism have been documented in the Great Lakes, where sea lamprey control programs have been in effect for more than 50 years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service applies lampricide (TFM) every four years in a few Vermont rivers to kill…

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