Reminders to help prevent frozen water pipes

Avoid frozen and burst pipes

With temperatures now dipping lower, one of the things you need to watch for in your home is frozen water pipes. To prevent water service lines from freezing, consider taking the following actions: Leave a faucet slowly dripping to keep water flowing through the pipe. If water is flowing through the pipe, it is less likely to freeze. The water can be captured in a bucket and used for other purposes around the home like watering plants and washing dishes. Open under-sink cabinets to allow warm air to circulate near…

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SB Energy Committee Recognized by VECAN

Things are looking bright for our South Burlington Energy Committee (SBEC)! This committee has been hard at work and its is beginning to pay off. In October, after more than 5 years of work, the South Burlington Landfill Solar Project received a Certificate of Public Good from the Public Service Board. And, construction is expected to begin in Q2 of 2017. Now, Vermont Energy & Climate Action Network (VECAN) is recognizing the committee’s efforts with the 2016 Energy Project Award for the Landfill Solar Project. At the 9th Annual VECAN Conference award…

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A New Master Plan for Jaycee Park

O'Brien Center at Jaycee Park

You may have noticed the orange fencing and yellow tape that is now encircling the O’Brien Center at Jaycee Park. This area will now be a construction area, as the house is scheduled to be dismantled. Weather-permitting the work will begin next week. First, shingles will be removed and then the structure will be razed. The building had become unsafe for the public to use and is lacking structural integrity. The Parks Department staff has removed any items that could be recycled or reused. The appliances and the furnace have been…

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What is the Capital Improvement Program?

Capital Improvement Program Process

Each year the City adopts an annual budget, which is an appropriation of public funds for the following fiscal year. Within each year’s budget, operational expenses and capital investments are included. In the fall of each year , budget preparation begins including work on the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP is a tool used to improve coordination in the timing of major projects, plan for capital replacement and major maintenance costs, and reduce fluctuations in the tax rate. The program is not a budget, but a road map to…

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Winter Parking Ban In Effect—What you need to know.

Parking Ban

The South Burlington Police Department has issued notice that the WINTER PARKING BAN IS IN EFFECT. This ban is regardless of snowfall—this ban applies even if there is no snow. City of South Burlington Ordinance, Section 32: “No person shall, between the hours of 12 midnight and 8 am including Sundays and legal holidays, during the period from December 1 of each year to April 1 of the following year, park any vehicle within the limits of any public highway of the City.” A violation of the ordinance may mean a…

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